If you have an eye for photos and need for cash, you need to check out the 10 best stock photo sites for photographers to sell in 2017.
On average, I’m pretty sure I take at least one photo a day, and some days I take way more than that. It’s so easy to just pull out my smartphone and take a quick pic, whether it’s for my own album or social media. If I’m traveling or going to a cool event, I like to take my actual camera, in hopes to snap some really great photos. While both these devices cost me more money than I would like to spend, it never occurred to me to use them to make a few quick bucks. I know a number of people who have a photography business as their main or side business and are very successful. However, there’s a way to make money from it without even maintaining a business and that’s where stock photo sites come in. I currently have a laptop that is bogged down with thousands of photos from over the past few years. While they’re great to look at and post on social media so friends and family can see, it would be even better if I could get money for some of them. I mean, there has to be at least one good shot out of a few thousand, right?
While there’s a huge market for photographers and stock photos on the internet, there’s also a market for companies aiming to help the freelance photographer. And if you’re really interested in stepping your photography game up, you can check out this list of 10 Best Stock Photo Sites For Bloggers to get a better idea of what companies are looking to buy. According to the Photography Research Report made by IBISWorld, the stock photo market revenue has risen in the last 5 years to $10 billion.
While you can head to websites like Amazon and Etsy (which landed photography among the 10 best things to sell to make money), stock photo sites are the best option you have at making money from your photos, according to Reddit. MicrostockInsider made a guide for best-selling images, ranking some of the most popular images as portraits, landscapes, tabletop photography, travel and art photography, and vectors or illustrations.
To compile our list of 10 best stock photo sites for photographers to sell in 2017, we started out with Microstock Agency Media Chart that took a look at over 50 stock agencies that accept new contributors. We then did research on our own to rank them according to the content you can post, registration billing, selling fee, number of users, and the acceptance rate. We also consulted several other sources for reviews, mostly by clients.
Without further ado, we present you the 10 best stock photo sites for photographers to sell in 2017.