5 Ways to Make Cool Cash from your Photographs


If you have good pictures lying fallow in your camera or phone, it is perhaps time for you to make money from it. There are a number of websites where you can display your pictures, and if it gets selected, you will receive bank alert on your phone. This is just another exciting way to make some bucks even if you are an amateur photographer. Just make sure that the pictures are crisp and good for publication. Jovago.com; Africa’s no 1 hotel booking portal shares some websites where you can hawk your pictures and make money.



Etsy is another way to get your photos noticed. However, all the promotional and pricing will be   carried out by you. Etsy will take $0.20 for each item listed and a 3.5% slice of every sale. If you can make it work, it can be very profitable.


500px Prime lets you buy or sell premium royalty-free stock photos taken by the portal’s members. 70% of sales go to the photographer. If you want, you can continue to license your content photos on other platforms. But if you decide to give 500px the sole right for your pictures, your pay will be higher. There are over 65 million photos and 7 million top photographers. Hence, it is important to upload sterling pictures.


Depositphotos is a free mobile app that allows photographers to quickly sell pictures you take with your phone. If you picture is sold, you will get between 44% and 52% in return. Importantly, your pictures will have to be properly scrutinized before it’s accepted. It has millions of high-quality royalty-free stock photo. It features millions of high-quality royalty-free stock images.



With RedBubble, artists can sell their artworks because the website is all about art. Before you are allowed to sell any photos, you will pay a base fee for managing the transactions. Afterwards, you will fix your own price as well as the profit. In fact, you will promote your artworks yourself and build up your own audience.


On Scoopshot, you do not only sell and buy photos, you can also hire a photographer. Thus, you can register as a photographer. Royalties are somewhat complicated. If your shot is used in an advert, you get a cut of the advertising revenue rather than a flat fee.

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