– Wanna get paid for taking pictures? Perfect. Hey, it's Suzanne from
SuzannePerkinsM.com, and I'm gonna give you five ways to make money online taking pictures. Now, selling pictures is a great way to build up a passive income strain. It's passive because you do the work once, you take the picture, you upload it, etc., and tHen people all over
the world can purchase and download that picture
for long time to come. So that way you can continue to be paid on that work that you did once.
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for making money online. All right, so why are people even wanting to buy photos online? Honestly, it's mostly because
so many people these days and businesses are creating websites, blogs, Ebooks, newsletters and the like, and they need photos for them. And it's way easier for a company or a solo entrepreneur to find
a photo that's ready to go. They can buy it and use it right away. Instead of trying to
schedule the photographer, schedule the shoot and
all that kind of stuff. Now, there are a few different methods for selling your photos online. Now, one of the more common options is to use what's called
a microstock website. These are very popular websites
that get a ton of traffic, a ton of people going to those sites, specifically looking to
buy and download photos. You can upload your photos or
videos to these types of sites and get paid whenever
people are purchasing them.
Now, while a microstock website often actually takes a lot of money for themselves like 30 to 70% of it, whatever that purchase price is, it's honestly a great place to get started because all you have to do is worry about taking the pictures. They handle everything else. Actually getting traffic and people to check it out, handling the website, logistics and purchasing logistics
and everything else. Now, these first three
options are different microstock websites that you can use. Number one is called dreamstime.com. This is a great site. I went to check it out for you guys and I already had an account. How funny is that? I must've created one years ago because I had actually bought photos from them for a project I was doing. So I can vouch for it, people really use it and are really making purchases on it. You can head to their website and explore the different types of photos and things that they offer to kind of get a feel for what they do. But as a creator, as someone who'd be taking the pictures, there's some more important
things like money, how do they pay? Well, when people are actually
purchasing your photos, you're gonna earn money from that, and when you do, they will pay out via PayPal, a prepaid MasterCard or something called Money Brokers.
So the cashout threshold though is $100. You have to have several
sales come through before they're willing to
actually send you the money. So keep that in mind. They actually have a Sell Your Photos app, it's available on Android and on iOS. So you can upload your pictures
right there from your phone. I'll have a link for Dreamstime and all of the websites that I go over today in the description. So you click that little caret or dropdown arrow on your phone or the Show More on a laptop or desktop to expand the description and you can get all the
websites right here. You can just click on
them and check them out. All right, number two is Shutterstock. This is another microstock website. Massive website, tons of traffic, a lot of people going there and searching for pictures, videos and music that they can purchase and use. It's a great place to earn money by selling what's considered stock photos.
On top of selling pictures, you can sell videos and you can even sell
originally created music tracks. Besides just uploading pictures
that you've already created, they also have something that's
called Shutterstock Custom. This is where big brands
will actually make a request, something specific. So as a photographer, you can go to Shutterstock Custom, you can actually see what
those requested jobs are. If it's something that you're up for, you can actually take that project and actually get paid directly for that.
They also have another branch that's called Offset by Shutterstock, and this is a much more
artistic type of photography. You can offer there. Now, they are gonna
offer payments through, Payoneer, PayPal or Skrill. And when it comes to making money, you will earn 30 cents to a
couple of dollars per download. And you can earn 20 to 30% of a purchase if they're buying the
rights to the photos. 30% of purchases for video clips. Number three is another microstock website and it's 123RF. On the link in the description, you're gonna have a button right up at the top where you can
sign up as a contributor. You will earn 30 to 60% for
each photo license sold. And they pay through
PayPal, Skrill, Payoneer and if you're in China, Alipay. They actually do pay out on the 15th or later every month if you
meet the required threshold. In US dollars, it's at $50 a month. If you earn $50 the previous month, then by the 15th or
later of the next month you will actually get paid out through whatever payment option you had selected.
Fourth option is to create
your very own online store with something like Visual Society. I've got the link there in the description for you to check out. You do have a basic free
plan that you can start with. I think it's only six pictures that they allow you to
offer on the free site. So obviously not something
that you would use longterm. Even their pro site, their top plan, is only $25 a month. Positive side of something
like Visual Society where you're running your own online store is that you get 100% of the sales. A big microstock website doesn't take big cut of it for themselves, so that's really good. Now, the con of it is that those microstock sites are huge and they have a ton of traffic.
People come in specifically to look to purchase their photos. Well, if you're doing your own store, you gotta figure out a way
to generate that traffic or people looking for your photos. You gotta bring them to your store. And that's honestly a
bit of a learning curve and something that is a slow process and takes time and you have to learn that process. Now, the fifth option actually allows you as well to make 100%
of the sales yourself. Basically can set up your
own WordPress website, use a plugin like Sell
Media to sell your photos. Now, the positive side is that you don't have the subscription fee that you would with something like Visual Society, but you're still gonna run into the same issue of getting people to your site.
Getting enough traffic to
actually make any sales. So you're gonna have to
learn how to market yourself, to market your website, working finding influencers to work with, social media marketing, search engine optimization, whatever and again, this is a process that can
take a long time to learn and to implement and then to get results. Now, if you're looking to create
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