There's nothing like having a good shot taken by you. It gives you greater insight on your skills.
As a photographer, you can easily earn some extra cash (or even start a new career!) if you know the right places to sell your photos online. Photographers of various skill levels are in high demand for their work, now more than ever. Everyone from large corporations, small and medium size businesses to bloggers, graphic designers, marketers and publishers buy and use photos regularly online.
In this guide, we will share the top 12 best places to sell photos online and make money doing what you love.
Places you can sell your photos
1. Adobe Stock
Adobe Stock (formerly Fotolia) is a stock photo marketplace by the maker of the most popular photo editing software solutions, including Photoshop and Lightroom. This platform has been around for over 10 years and known to be the very first online marketplace to sell photos.
Shutterstock has been a popular site for over 15 years to buy stock photos online. They have over 200 million images, videos, and music tracks for folks to purchase royalty free, which also means they have millions of purchasing customers.
As a photographer, you can earn great money with this marketplace in the long run. According to their site, sellers on Shutterstock have made over $500 million worldwide!
Shutterstock allows you to keep your copyrights protected, so it’s up to you to set the rights on your photos. Shutterstock also gives credit to the image’s owners, which is a major plus that protects your ownership and markets your brand.
Alamy is another a great platform on which to sell stock photos, because it doesn’t have any hard and fast rules.
The site may not have as many buyers as Shutterstock and Adobe Stock, but it’s still a great contender and another great option for revenue. Photographers can upload their photos to Alamy without licensing or any other copyrights issues. To date, Alamy has made $180 million in payouts to photographers.
PhotoShelter is an online shop to sell and deliver prints to the clients. They allow you to set up your template for sharing the photos.
However, you need to buy the space on their platform to upload the photos. There are multiple plans for monthly and yearly options with different features
i hope this guide has helped you to find the best places to sell photos online and make money. Let us know in the comments which stock photo site or strategy you’re most excited to try.
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