Just curious... How much do you make selling stock photo's online?

United States
December 18, 2008 1:19am CST
I was thinking of getting into selling stock photo's online as well as purchasing the Photographer's Market for 2009 to sell some photo's offline & I was wondering. For those who have already been selling stock photo's online, how profitable has it been to you & which stock photo site have you had the most success with online?
3 responses
• India
18 Dec 08
hi there,,,,, hey buddy im also like i have a bunch of nice pics with me that i want to sell online only if im getting nice money,,,,hey if u can tell me name of few sites which purchase such photos pls let me know,,, thanks in advance buddy
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• United States
18 Dec 08
Places to sell stock photo's(If you want to join any of my referral link's that would be great but no biggy.), http://submit.shutterstock.com http://www.fotolia.com http://www.bigstockphoto.com http://istockphoto.com The range of these sites above seem to be anywhere from $0.10 per download to $3.00+ per download. In otherwords, these site's don't purchase your photographs but the members within the site buy photo's individually and if it's a popular enough picture it could be a pretty profitable place to be. Places to try to sell print's which could be much more profitable if it's a good enough photograph: http://www.deviantart.com http://www.cafepress.com http://www.redbubble.com http://www.zazzle.com These site's should keep ya' busy for a while.
@loxion (1551)
• India
18 Dec 08
What kind of photos do they accept, do they need the ones you took with your own camera or any other photo as long as is of high quality?
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• United States
18 Dec 08
I think most of them are just looking for high-quality stock photo's. I'm not entierly sure though, just check their FAQ's n' TOS's for better confirmation then I can give ya'!
@stiener (735)
• Singapore
18 Dec 08
I have been using Bigstockphoto,Fotolia and Dreamstime to sell my photos online. So far the average value that I have got for selling my photographs is $0.50 per download. I think in order to earn a lot is to keep taking and submiting photographs that have commercial value. Happy MyLotting...
• United States
18 Dec 08
Well, what have you gotten since you started? From day 1 till' now & when did you start? because Bigstockphoto was one of the one's I was looking into.
@minx267 (14779)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 Dec 08
I don't sell my photo's per se. But I do use my photos to create items that are posted for sale and earn commission on the sales. This is at Zazzle. I upload A lot of my pics and make all kinds of things from mousepads and bumperstickers to t-shirts, hats and ties, Also Greeting and post cards and mugs etc- they even have shoes and skateboards now. I made over $220 this year. and $35 in the last month alone. This site is a lot of fun if you have a little creativity. check my profile page for some examples.