Revenue Generating Sites for your Photographs
Great Exposure – Revenue Generating Sites for your Photographs
When you got your first ever camera, it was probably as a gift and definitely when you were quite young. Neither the person who gave you the camera nor you ever believed at that stage that you would evolve into a professional photographer, yet here we are – spending our lives (or part of it) finding images to capture and trying to generate sufficient revenue to pursue our vocation with the security of a financial safety net.
Several photographers have acquired a following on Shutterstock.com, Flickr.com and iStockPhoto.com, and these can be quite lucrative if you market your photostreams correctly. The best way to do this is by adding comments to other professional photographers’ images, and draw viewers back to your portfolio. Here are a few additional sites on which you should upload your images which may not be so familiar to you.
www.dreamstime.com claims to pay the highest level of royalties in the industry, and has a sliding scale for payment which reflects the popularity of your images. They also have a bonus scheme for photographers who sign exclusively with them.
www.123rf.com takes the marketing of your photography to a new level, by rewarding you not only for your photographs which are downloaded, but also for bringing in new photographers and customers. Quite like “Multi-Level-Photography”, but with the potential to be lucrative.
www.fotolia.com offer reward for downloads on a sliding scale based on volume and your choice to be fully, part on non-exclusive on their site. They also have their web site available in ten different languages which should the greatly increase market for your images.
www.canstockphoto.com claims to have the fastest image submission software, and therefore is useful for any photographer with a large library of images to upload. Photographs that appear on canstockphoto.com also appear on (and are sold via) www.fotosearch.com
www.bigstockphoto.com pays a higher rate than Shutterstock, but has stricter submission guidelines.
Hopefully, one or more of these five options will be new to you, and turn into a revenue generator to provide that financial safety net.
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