7 Popular STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY SITES you should consider before uploading photos

Hello everyone!
Who doesn’t want to earn money
online and that too by simply selling photos on stock photography sites? 
It’s not a joke, in reality people are making a lot of bucks by
uploading photos and selling them. OK!! Let me give you an example, suppose you
are working on some project and want to add a picture of some plant. You will
type the name of that plant in your search engine and it will show you some
options. You will see that some pictures will be watermarked and you will be
asked to pay for it. Those are the pictures which are uploaded by the
contributors who give permission to some specific platforms to sell or resell
those photos without claiming copy rights. There are lots of online forums
which provide this service where contributor can upload their creative content
(photos, videos, graphic designs illustrations, music etc.) and can generate
income. If you are a gifted photographer then you have an edge but even
beginners like me can benefit from this work.
Hey….. Hey….. Stop thinking about
becoming a millionaire overnight, get back to reality, the more hard work
you’ll put in, the more quicker you will be able to establish your  name in this
workplace. Now it’s time to get your amazing photos which you have stored in
your hard drive from ages, because they are your asset and can help you in
making money.
Below are seven awesome stockphotography sites which you can consider before making your contributor’s
account.  Good Luck everyone!!
Stock Photography Sites
  • Shutterstock is the king of microstock with a
    huge customer base ranging from low budget audience to large international
  • It’s relatively easier to make your sales on
    their site.
  • Their submission review time is good.
  • They don’t demand exclusivity of work.
  • Being low cost alternative to other agencies Shutterstock will initially pay you 25
    cents every time one of your images is downloaded, with a
    tiered set of raises to 33 cents, 36 cents and 38 cents per download as you reach
    the $500, $3,000 and $10,000 lifetime earnings milestones. Which is quiet
  • Their contributor’s
    dashboard is pretty amazing as it gives good insight of your content
    performance, enabling you to focus what to shoot and submit
  • To get accepted
    into Shutterstock, you must submit 10 photographs, 7 of which must be approved.

Visit their site: Shutterstock

Adobe stock:

Stock Photography Sites
  • Fotolia is now adobe stock, adobe stock with
    its curated collection of stock photos is also amongst the top trending stock
    photography sites.
  • Their upload process is smooth as they are
    fully integrated with Adobe CC software which enables contributors to upload their
    images seamlessly. Even Customers can check the images on softwares like
    Photoshop and InDesign. So basically integration has made life easier for both
    contributors and customers.
  • Their content management is awesome as they
    provide individual stats on each photo.
  • After submission of photos adobe gives you the
    ability to edit your submission.
  • Submission review time is also less, on average
    it’s just one or two days.
  • Adobe stock is a microstock site, here u don’t earn much.
    Every time someone purchases your content, you get a 33% commission for photos
    and vector art and a 35% commission for videos based on the price of the image.
    You can request a payout via PayPal or Skrill when you have reached at least
    $25 in royalties.
Visit their site: Adobe stock

Stock Photography Sites
  • Dreamstime was established in 2000.
  • They are generous with their commission and considered best
    stock imagery site by photographers
  • They have a very high quality standards
  • For each transaction, the
    contributor receives 25-50% Revenue Share, which is calculated based on the net
    amount for the transaction
Visit their site: Dreamstime

Stock Photography Sites

  • Getty has a reputation of quality
    and hence contributors can have a good potential of earning on this platform
  • Gettyimages is celebrating 25 years
    in the field of stock images which makes them the industry leader.
  •  Istock is owned by Getty images.
  • Applications by contributors are
    only accepted through Getty images app which can be downloaded from App store
    and Google Play.
  • 3 to 6 samples are asked for upload
    and review, if they pass then only you get an invite to join Getty images or
    Istock by Getty images. After becoming contributor your uploads are reviewed
    before it become available online. So working requirements with Gettyimages or
    Istock by Getty images are bit more strict and precise as compared to other
  • In Getty images contributors retain
    the rights of their work
  • They pay a percentage of the license
    purchased by their customer to the contributors.
  • In Getty the contract is exclusive,
    u can’t sell images to other agencies
Visit their site: Gettyimages

Stock Photography Sites

  • Stocksy
    offers photographs capturing real moments.
  • The
    content uploaded through Stocksy cannot be licensed through any other agency.
  • Stocksy
    started in 2013 but it has attracted a considerable number of contributors due
    to its co-op business model, which allows its members to interact through
    online forums and provide input to the company, thus building trust and
  •  Stocksy is also generous in terms of paying to
    its contributors which is 50% -75% commission.
Visit their site: Stocksy

Stock Photography Sites
  • Becoming
    a contributor is very simple in Alamy which is a UK based company.
  • You
    simply have to upload picture which should be technically good.
  • They
    have a broader library in terms of content.
  • They
    except both exclusive and nonexclusive images.
  • If your images are exclusive, you will receive 50% of all direct
    sales. Images not Exclusive to Alamy will receive 40% of all direct
    sales (the industry average is 30% to the contributor)
Visit their sites: Alamy


Stock Photography Sites

  • Bigstock is another name
    in microstock photography field.
  • It is owned by
  • Earning on Bigstock is
    based on the customer’s selection of payment plan and the size of the file that
    was downloaded.
  • If purchase is made using
    credit then the contributor will get 0.50$ USD for each credit. The breakdown
    of earning for each type of purchase is different and its information is given
    on their website
Visit their site: Bigstock

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