Top 3 Sites to Earn from Your Photos

Where to make money by selling your photos online?

Ian Fan


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Imagine that each photo you took will help you to generate $3, $5, and $10 per photo. The best part is you can start earning money with your photos, no matter where you are.

Previously, I shared on how you can profit from your photos and videos in five ways. Here are three websites that you can use to sell photos.


Shutterstock is one of the most popular websites in the world that sells not only photos but also videos. So how much will you be paid as a contributor to Shutterstock? As a Shutterstock contributor, you earn a percentage of the price Shutterstock received for licensing your contents. There are six separate earning levels for images and videos, ranging from 15% to 40%.

Your earning is based on the number of images licensed in a calendar year. The more you upload, the more commissions you can get.


ClickASnap is a website that I discovered recently that allows you to sell your photos online. Browsing through their website, ClickASnap is the world’s first new image hosting site that pays users for every view of their pictures. I have been on ClickASnap for a few months and it is not a get rich quick scheme. It’s about posting photos and getting some view. Depending on what level you join at, it depends if you can sell or not. You get around $0.40 per paid view. A paid view is someone looking at a photo for five seconds.


With Alamy, you’ll get 100% of the money. Alamy will pay you 100% of the money from any sales you make for two years from the day you signed up. No other agency offers 100%, as the industry average is 30% to the contributor. This is for contributor students and you can 100% of the money from any sales you make for two years.

Ian Fan is a school textbook editor turned realtor. Ian writes across an expansive range of topics: real estate, investing, and travel. When he’s not writing, Ian can be found working from home but not his home in Malaysia.

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