Make money with photography – Where can I sell my photographs?

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I know there are literally 1000’s of people out there who have a passion for photography and would love to turn it into a business. I am not talking about already established photographers, but everyday people, like you and me, who just have a passion for photography and would like to make a living out of it. Is this you?

Imagine doing something that you love and having the freedom to do it when you like.

But the prospect of trying to cut it in a really competitive market is a tough thought. You would have to build your brand, your website, drive traffic, sell at craft fairs, scratch around for the odd photo to be sold here and there. You would have to approach all the stock libraries individually and create your portfolio for them to approve. It’s a lengthy process and it’s enough to put people off.

To really make money, not only do you need to have connections but you need to be doing something really outstanding. Either that or find your way in wedding photography.

But, it doesn’t have to be this hard…


What is Photography Jobs online?

There is a way….

Make money with photography - Where can I sell my photographs

Stock photography is a massive industry these days. So let’s focus on this as an avenue for when you are starting out.

Everyone is building an online business, websites, blog, everyone is looking for imagery for brochures, marketing material etc. We all know that the key to drawing in your customers attention is through great imagery.

Whatever it might be, people are trying to find a wider source of good value imagery. And this is where photography jobs online comes in.

Photography Jobs online is an excellent program acts as the go between for you and hundreds of stock photographers – the really bigs ones and the small ones, all in one place.  You have access to their huge database when you sign up, with massive stock libraries such as Shutterstock and Getty images to smaller lesser known libraries such as Pixmac and Veer

Where can I sell my photographs

Photography Jobs Online are a portal to get your photography out there to as many people as possible, all from one place.

You don’t need to be a professional photographer, not at all. Sometimes the shots that are wanted by the public out there are the more natural shots. The needs of the public really vary.


How much does it cost?

Anyway, Photography Jobs Online don’t take a commission.. You just pay a flat membership fee of $27 a month

Regardless of the monthly cost, it’s worth a try because you get a free 7 day trial to have a play around and see if this system is for you. And a money back guarantee within 60- days if you are not happy. I always like to see this because it shows there is nothing to hide. You can try before you buy and you are not locked in, so if its not for you, you have lost nothing.

Here is some information on what you DO get.

where can I sell my photographs

But imagine if it is for you. And it works.  And you only have to pay $27 a month flat rate regardless of how much you sell.  That’s got to be worth it? This way you don’t need to set up a website, try and drive traffic, and try to sell you prints to craft fairs. This has to be the best way if this is your passion.


How do you make money?

With this program, it’s a volume game.

When your images are downloaded you earn money on each one. Typically 50c per picture but this can go up to $125, depending on the image library and the quality of the photography. And the demand.

As a keen photographer you probably have a load of photos sitting around that are doing nothing. So why not get them uploaded, and make them do something for you.. then keep on snapping. You will start to get an idea of what works and what doesn’t.


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My verdict

Well I think this is a great program.

A word of warning. I don’t doubt the claims of earnings, but I suspect these are very few. I don’t believe that you can immediately earn a fortune from stock photography. But then I don’t know what photographs you have! Yours might be special.

If you do sign up to a program like this, make sure you go in with your eyes open. Inflated promises of untold wealth are for a sales pitch, but this doesn’t mean that you won’t do well, so don’t let this put you off. The fact that you can try before you buy shows that they have nothing to hide.

At the end of the day, with the free trial, there is nothing lost, and then money back if you are not happy, so if this is your passion and you are interested in this, then, especially if something is free, then give it a try. If your photos are sitting there doing nothing, then put them to work!


Good luck and let me know how you get on!

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11 thoughts on “Make money with photography – Where can I sell my photographs?

  1. kevin says:

    I see this and I think it is good because your right everyone is always looking for images , but your a right people wont make a fortune over night. how ever this is still better than trying to do those online surveys. does it pay to focus on a certain image type? lets say medical images

    • Ruth says:

      I think with working online you need to find something that you enjoy, otherwise it won’t last. if you enjoy taking those kind of images then go for it. At the end of the day, yes you need to make money, but you need to love what you do. Otherwise it might as well be another 9 to 5 job right?

  2. Gesit Ramadyan says:

    Hi, that is a great Idea to sell personal photo, it is like photography marketplace. Is there any requirement or technical aspect for an image? because right now I am using standard digital camera and still dont have SLR, I am afraid my pictures get rejected due not matching their requirements

    • Ruth says:

      That’s a good question Gesit. I would imagine you would have to meet certain criteria in terms of resolution and they would need to be as high as 300dpi so that they can be used for print. Anything can be scaled down from this size, so it would be a requirement. I will double check this for you though. Thanks for your comments.

  3. Riaz Shah says:

    This is an awesome article Ruth,
    I’ve always wondered as to how photographers can make a living by taking photos if they’re not in the wedding photography line which is more stable.

    I have a lot of friends struggling to get by and in the end have to close their photography company because it is a lot of work with very little pay. Photography Jobs Online looks really promising, thanks for reviewing this. I’m definitely recommending this to my contacts.

    • Ruth says:

      I too have friends who have a passion fro photography but have done nothing with the 1000s of photos that they have stored away somewhere. Its such a shame to waste this opportunity. I have recommended this program to a couple of friends and they have taken me up on it and already are seeing god results. I wish your friends good luck!

  4. Tim says:

    Nice I like that idea I think it’s a good way to get your self out there and make some extra money as well. Once you get yourself know and make some good money using this service or similar you could maybe branch out into something else. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ruth says:

      Happy to help TIm. The key is to play to your strengths and to do what YOU like doing. That way you have a sustainable business. good luck to you!

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