Making Money through Stock Photo Sites
Taking photos could be a hobby to you, but are you aware that there are ways that you could get paid for your digital photos? Yes it is possible and people willing to pay for your photos could be publishers, advertising agencies, and graphic artists to mention a few who are currently and increasingly using the services of stock photo sites.
This system revolves around what is called Stock Photography, and the way it works is that you submit your photos through sources that could be referred to as agents in this context.
These agents then negotiate licensing fees on your behalf for the photos you have submitted to stock photo sites through them, and they will get a percentage of what you are paid or in some cases they might offer to buy your images outright.
This system is on the increase because not only does it save cost in terms of hiring professional photographers, but also saves whoever requires the photo a lot of time.
There is no limit to how many photos you can submit, but there're certain requirements that your must photo must meet depending on the stock photo sites you are dealing with.
The price that you are paid is not a one time fee in most cases but rather you are paid for every download of your photo, so you get paid each and every time any of your photo is downloaded. If you have 2000 photos and each one is downloaded one time you get paid 2000 times (an illustration) and so on.
So as long as you have a digital camera and an internet connection you can submit photographs to stock photo sites and get paid every time someone downloads any of your photos. So the more submissions you make, the more downloads you get and eventually more money.
However, a personal tip from me would be for you to only submit what you would consider your best work at any given time. Another simple way to boost your revenue is by working with more than one stock photo site, as doing this puts your photos out where they get picked more easily by companies or individuals that make use of stock photo sites services.
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