Follow your passion is the call of our hearts today. So, when we make that call and start to work on our love to capture, the real world interferes. It is very basic to do something to strive, so, we think of monetizing the photos that we have captured. Going through my previous writing initiative, ‘How to sell Photos online?’ you all have decided to put an initiative.
So take a look at the websites that allow you to stock your images in order to be sold and licensed.
1. Getty Images:Higher above in the food chain lay the Getty Image Inc. a visual media company. They believe in stocking high-quality images each of which captures the essence of the moment. It is a good fix for you if you create something extraordinary. It attracts brands and publishers in all spheres, be it creative professional, the media or the corporate world. For photos licensed with GettyImages.com, the payout rates start at 20%.
2. Shutterstock: If you are just getting started this is the best platform with relatively cheaper and non-exclusive content. While some platforms have standard photos which are meant for exclusive sharing, Shutterstock is micro-stock site where one can stock large amount of images in order to get downloads. Payout range rate from 20% to 30%. They also have an affiliate program where you can earn additional money if you refer new customers and photographers.
3. 500px: With over 15 million photographers are connected to this community-based platform used to stock photos. This marketplace will give you global exposure and pay you for your creativity. The community is full of surprises with its competitions and payout. 30% is the commission payout for non-exclusive photos and 60% for the exclusive photos.
4. iStock: From the family of Getty Images, iStock maintains a micro stock of photography accepting both exclusive and non-exclusive photos. Commission payout for the former is 25% and for the later is 45%.
5. Can Stock Photo: Adobe stock: If we are looking for a one on one free, let’s see what Adobe stock has in store for us. It is definitely one of the best places to sell online. If you list photos for sale here they also are available on the stock of Fotolia. The commissioned payout is 33%.
6. Adobe stock: If we are looking for a one on one free, let’s see what Adobe stock has in store for us. It is definitely one of the best places to sell online. If you list photos for sale here they also are available on the stock of Fotolia. The commissioned payout is 33%.
7. PhotoDune: It is a part of Envanto Market, who sells photos online but the payout structure varies here also. PhotoDune also have a referral program due to which on the first sale of your referral you get 30% commission of it. At PhotoDune Community people have a great opportunity to sell and interact, share news and participate in competitions.
8. Alamy: A monthly payment with varied payout structure, does it not seem like a job? Well adding more than 100,000 images each day is not so tedious task for them after all. They pay a way higher percentage commission than their competitors to their creative’s. Hence proving, there worth and reach to get your photos to reach the target audience.
9. Stocksy: A generous payout will come with the generous quality of your photos. Stocksy have high standards that will require only exclusive images. Just like Getty Images one with a passion and pure creativity will be paid a generous commission of 50-75%.
The free option includes 60 images and 10 fonts, or for $4 a month you get a much wider pool of resources. It is a popular image creation tool with 4 million info graphics created.
10. 123RF: With 12,000,000+ monthly active users at 123RF.com, who wants to miss a chance to be showcasing your creativity to such a wide audience. It has about 300,000 creative contributors that number in itself makes the platform a hit for creative’s like us. The payment is done based on the number of downloads and purchases and the commission ranges from 30% to 60%.
Go ahead and monetize from different platforms available out there to take one step closer to creativity and photography.