Hi Reader,

Here's your sixth issue of The Photo Sharing Tips e-letter. In this issue, we have part one of a two-part series on selling your photographs. We talk about some ways to sell those great shots you worked so hard to take (thanks to all the tips from our last newsletter no doubt).

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Photo Sharing Tip #6 – Stock Photography Success

Well, did you know that there are some sites that let you post your pictures for use as stock photography and make money every time they are purchased? It’s a great system that nets you money automatically once you upload the picture. You already did the hard work, why not get some reward from it.

First of all, what is stock photography you ask? Publishers, website designers, graphic artists and ad agencies all use stock images to save time and money. Instead of hiring a photographer for a specific assignment (say a picture of a sailboat or a business meeting), they often can meet their needs much more cheaply using a photo already taken. This is called stock.

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Where can you setup a free account to start selling stock photos? These four sites are the most popular:

Dreamstime: http://www.dreamstime.com/res1139493

Fotolia: http://us.fotolia.com/partner/200934561

IstockPhoto: http://www.istockphoto.com/asmphotography

Shutterstock: http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=314062

Get started today! All sites allow you to upload and sell your pictures for free (minus their commission and at their set prices only). All stock is sold as a digital download only, no prints or transparencies are offered. Of all the sites, Shutterstock is the most exclusive, as they carefully review your first ten uploaded images for quality, and if 7 out of 10 don’t make the cut, you will not able to sell your work through Shutterstock. All other sites are less restrictive.

I also recommend that you check out the Camera Dollars system, which gives some great tips on how to sell your photos to stock agencies, which types of shots sell best, as well as a bunch of other places and buyers that are ready to buy your work.

Check out this system risk free. If you don’t make money, send it back!


In our next issue, look for ways to setup your own photo selling site where you can sell prints and downloads and make 85% of the profit instead of the average 50-60% that stock agencies offer.