Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sell your photos online

This is a really easy way to make money for a specific type of person. The person I am talking about is the camera person. We all know one at least one person who is obsessed with photography. Personally I do not understand the 'science' of photography, but I do realize that there are a lot of student or recreational photographers who could benefit by making a buck. Now if you are looking into a career of freelance photography then it might be better to try and get your photos published directly, but if that is not your focus then you can earn some money with istock photo. 

Istock Photo is basically a market place where anyone can sell their photos, videos or audio clips, and then anyone who needs these products for websites or catalogues can purchase them. Naturally ISP gets a commission fee, although I am not sure how much.
Photo prices range from 1 to 17 GBP while videos are a little more expensive and range from 12-69 GBP. The price really depends on the resolution/size of the product.

The downside of this is that there is a huge supply. If you make selling this easy then a lot of people are going to sell. The only way to make money is to really stand out, which is very hard to do. However, if you sell a couple to the same person/organization, then you could potentially create a relationship where you will supply them with photos on a constant basis. 

Overall, if you have tons of photos and don't mind selling them online for a little money then you should definitely try this, as there are really no costs associated with it and it doesn't take up a lot of time. Check out to learn more.


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