Thursday, January 19, 2012

12 Websites to Make Money Online Using Photos

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If you are a photography enthusiast just like me, you can try to make some money online using your photography skills. There are some great sites where we can actually make money online by using our photos such as selling our photos, participate in online photo contests, make money by sharing photos etc. Photos have become so important for webmasters and bloggers because without photos, their sites would look very dull and outdated.

Photos make the Internet colorful and contents on the Internet becomes lively with the help of photos. So, in this post, I am going to share with you some of the best ways to make money from your photos online.



Making money by using our photography skills is the funnest thing ever. I like to take photos and it is a lot of fun. One of the thing I learn from photography is that:

We Will Have To Setup A Lot of Things In This World To Make It Look Just Nice & Get The Most Out Of It! Coincidence Do Happens in Photo Shoot But Not Always!

In fact this is true in the world of blogging and make money online. There are a lot of things that we need to do to get those money coming in. Of course, sometimes we get lucky and we get sudden income surge online but coincidence seldom happen. We will have to setup something to make things happen.

Ok, I think it is enough for all those theories, principles or whatever. I will show you some of the sites where you can make money by using your photos.

Why Stock Photography works & How to Make Money Online by Selling Photos?
Making money online by using photos work for a lot of photographers. You might be wondering why people want to buy photos online? Why not they take photos themselves and put on their websites? Think like this, if people are going to put cheap and low quality of their websites, then their sites look cheap and not professional.

A lot of website owners such as professional bloggers or webmasters need to hire photographers, ask the photographers to take photos and finally choose the best that the want. This causes so much trouble and it is very time consuming. Most of the time, hiring a photographer do not guarantee webmasters or bloggers to get the pictures at the quality they want. So, that is why buying photos online is liked by most webmasters and bloggers. They can choose the best photos that suit them and it is very easy. They save a lot of time and save a lot of money as well. Some of the photos being sold online are high quality and the price are reasonably cheap.

So, if you are a photo enthusiast and you can take a lot of great photos, this is where you come in and this is the way you can make money online using your photos. It is possible.

I am sharing with you the best and trusted online stock photos sites where you can make money online using photos. Some sites to sell your photos are listed below:

  • iStockPhotos.com
  • ShutterStock.com
  • Fotolia.com
  • Dreamstime.com
  • BigStockPhoto.com
  • ClusterShot.com
  • 123rf.com
  • GettyImages.com
  • Stockxpert.com
  • CanStockPhoto.com
  • FeaturePics.com
  • PhotoStockPlus.com
  • CorbisImages.com

That is all the 9 sites for you to make money online using photos. I will write in detail for each of the site but I must say I am not a pro in all the sites so please give me sometime to learn how they work and how you could make money from these stock photos sites.

What to Sell On These Stock Photos Sites?
Some researches shown that photos that contain people are some of the best selling stock photos online. Basically, the best way to learn what photos work best and get the most sales is by looking at what people are selling.

You can get some ideas at:

What Camera Do I Need for Stock Photography?
It is best to use DSLR to take photos and sell the photos for money. Why DSLR? It is because by using DSLR, you can control a lot of things manually. This can ensure you to take high quality photos. Some of the important criteria to take high quality photos are aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc.

Where to Submit Stock Photo?
Basically, all the 12 stock photos sites I shared with you above are good sites to submit your photos and sell them for money. My personal advice is to submit to 1 or 2 stock photos sites to sell your photos. My personal tips is to focus because only by focusing to sell on 1 or 2 stock photos sites, you can make more money online using your photos.

Try to find those sites that pay you using PayPal. By using PayPal, it is much faster to get paid and it is easier for you to buy stuff online as well such as buying in eBay.

Conclusion
So, that is the general guide for you to make money from photos online. It is not easy and it is not so hard to make money using photos online. Be professional, choose the best shots and sell your photos for money online. It is always important to remember to enjoy the fun of photography and make money at the same time.

About the Author: This Post is written by William Lee (Nickname: Greenleaf). Make money blogging and work from home is the best job I ever experienced.

3 comments:

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William Lee (Greenleaf) said...

Hi Milliscent Morgan,
Thanks. I hope we can make more money using photos.

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