In the era of Internet and virtual communication, online photo sharing is extremely popular both among serious photography enthusiasts and family snappers. Almost any photographer today has their own online photo gallery with dozens (or even hundreds) images uploaded. But a few know that they can make profit from their hobby without any investment.
Sounds intriguing? OK, then listen.
Shutterstock is the website, which allows the photographer to upload their images in the gallery and get money each his/her photo be downloaded. Image submission is free at shutterstock, so it may seem very appealing to many enthusiasts who have quite a number of photos on their hard drives or in their online photo galleries.
The thing is that you earn only $0.25 for each download. Not much, is it? Well yes. I can’t imagine that one can earn living from downloads, but $50-100 as a bonus each month is not bad. In fact, they promise $500 (US) per month with about 2000 downloads monthly. You just do what you like, then upload your works and get money. It doesn’t take much time or efforts, especially if you have already a solid collection of digital photographs.
‘We want your photos! Submit your photos to Shutterstock and get paid every time one of your photos is downloaded. Web designers, magazine editors, and other graphic artists purchase monthly subscriptions to Shutterstock to download photos from our site.
is different than other stock models. Buyers subscribe on a monthly basis and can download up to 750 images over the course of 30 days. Our subscription model encourages buyers to download a greater volume of images than they would at most other agencies’
There are three ways to make money with this program: refer photographers, refer Stock Buyers (make 20% off their subscriptions), and submit photos for sale! Join this program for FREE now!
Shutterstock guarantees a solid protection for your images, but also has strict guidelines that determine what photos you can upload into their system for sale. You can visit their Guidelines Page for more information.
You can earn cash at SHOTADDICT as well. Our site allows its users to add banners or text ads below each image uploaded in shotaddict photo gallery. You can advertise your services, products, affiliate products and services of other companies. To maximize your earnings, share links to your images with friends, relatives; post them in forums, social websites (like MySpace) and blogs. Read more here.