Stock photography websites are a great place to sell your photos and earn money. There are stock photography websites that are ideal places to sell your photos no matter if you are a professional or amateur photographer. There are several ways to sell your photographs through a stock photography sites. You can sell exclusive rights to a photograph or you can get paid per downloads. Also, the payment varies form site to site while the most common payment methods seems to be PayPal, Moneybookers and check. Here’s a large list of stock photography websites where you can sell your photographs along with important details like how much they pay and the payment methods. Have fun selling your photos.
bigstockphoto pays you 50 cents to $3 per image download. You can also earn more on special license downloads. It' minimum payout is $30 and they pay by PayPal. You can also request a check for a minimum payout of $50.
istockphoto pays you 20% for each file download. However if you are an exclusive contributor then it can go up to 40%. Minimum payout is $100 and they pay by Check, PayPal/Moneybookers and Direct deposit or pre-paid iStockphoto MasterCard Payoneer.
Dreamstime pays you 50% fee for each transaction and 60% for exclusive images. Exclusive photographers also get an additional bonus of $0.20 for each approved submission. Minimum payout is $100 and payment methods are check, PayPal or Moneybookers.
With a collection of more than 6 million stock photos shutterstock is a big player in the stock photography market. Shutterstock pays you 25 cents every time your image is downloaded. However, once you reach $500 in earnings, your commission can go up to 30 cents per download. You can also earn money by referring photographers and stock buyers. The minimum payout is $75 by PayPal or Moneybookers and $300 by check.
Stockxpert is another great site dealing with stock photographs. It currently has more than 2.9 million images with thousands added every day. They pay you 50% for each download. Payment methods are PayPal, Ikobo, Moneybookers and you can also request a check.
Another great stock photography resource with over 4.0 million images. They pay you 50% of the net proceeds from each photo downloaded. You can also earn buy referring customers (15% of the purchase or subscription), and referring photographers (10% of the price of each of their photo downloaded). Payment methods are PayPal, Moneybookers and checks.
Canstockphoto pays you 50% commission for guest and member purchases and 25 cents for subscription sales. Payment methods are PayPal, Moneybookers and check and the minimum payouts are $50 for PayPal and $100 for Moneybookers and check.
Fotolia is another popular stock photography website with over 5 million photos and illustrations. They pay you 30- 44% commission for non-exclusive files and 47-61% commission for submissions by total exclusive contributors. You need a minimum of 50 earned credits to get paid and the payment methods are PayPal and Moneybookers.
ShutterPoint offers a high payout of 85% for full Royalty-Free license and 70% for standard Royalty-Free license. Minimum payout is $50 and payment methods are PayPal, Moneybookers and check.
Photostockplus pays you 85% commission on all sales minus a 3.25% processing fee. Minimum payout is $100 and payment methods are check, bank wire or PayPal.
Crestock initially pays you a commission of 20% but it goes up to 30% once you have reached 100 downloads. For subscription downloads you get $0.25 commission per download. The minimum payout for payment by PayPal, Moneybookers is $50 and the minimum payout for payment by bank transfers or check is $100.
SnapVillage pays you a royalty of 30% for every image sold on a standard or product license. For an image downloaded on subscription you earn 30 cents. Payment method is PayPal and the minimum payout is $10.
Well, this one is not exclusively for stock photos but it allows you to sell your photos to perspective buyers. They pay you a commission of up to 75%. Payment methods are PayPal or bank transfer
Adography is a nice place to sell your photographs. Adography does not accept returns and so you get paid immediately when someone buys a photo. All payments are made through Amazon Payments.
Home to over 40000 photographers, Photoshelter is another good place to sell your photographs. You don’t have to wait for a check from them as you can use your own PayPal or merchant account to sell your photos.
Buy-photo.eu offers a commission of 50% for every sold photographs. Payment method is PayPal and the minimum payout is 50 Euros.
With Alamy, you get 60% of each sale. They pay you monthly (if payout exceeds $250).
You get a commission of 50% (can go up to 60%) of the sales of your images via PantherMedia. You can also earn by referring new members. Payment method is PayPal or direct payment to your bank account and the minimum payout is 30 Euros.
Not exactly a stock photography site (lets you sell sounds, photos, software, e-Books, music etc.) but you can still sell your photos through tradebit.
ClusterShot helps you sell your photos. They allow anyone to sell their photos. When you sell your photos they act as an escrow service to ensure payment is successfully received before the photo is released to the buyer. You can request your payment anytime and it will be paid to you after deducting a 12% fee off the sale.
Photospin pays you a revenue share of 50% for exclusive images and 40% for non-exclusive images. The minimum payout is $50 and the payment methods are PayPal and check.
Freephotomarket lets you sell your photos without charging any fee on transactions. You can set your own price for your photos and you can sell up to 100 photos for free. However, to sell more than 100 photos you need to pay an annual fee of € 199. Payment transactions are done by PayPal and full sale amount is directly deposited to your PayPal account
Stockphotography splits sales 50/50 with you. They notify sales quarterly and pay you by checks in £ Sterling or US$.
Paxxion allows you to sell your images through them. You can set your own price for your work. Paxxion doesn't take any commission for transactions but if you don't want to be limited by the free membership account you have to pay a fee of little more than 3 euros per month. Payment is made by PayPal.
Microstockphoto pays you 35% of the sale price for each image that is downloaded. The minimum payout is $50 and payment is made by PayPal.
Mediafocus pays you 20% to 40% of the net billing of images (the pay depends on the photographer's experience, image quality etc.). The minimum payout is $50.00.
Stockphotopro pays you 20% royalty every time your images are purchased and 30% royalty if you have a 300+ images collection. Payment method is PayPal and the minimum payout is $10.
FeaturePics pays you 70% of the license fees received for all photos. Minimum payout is $50 and payment methods are check, PayPal and Moneybookers.
Imagecatalog pays you 40% for each sale of your images. Minimum payout is $75 and they pay by PayPal or bank check in US funds.
Stockphotospot pays you up to $2 when you upload any photo. You then get paid 20 cents per downloads of your photos. Their minimum payout is $100 and they pay via PayPal or Check.
Yaymicro pays you a commission of 50 % to contributors on all credit sales. For subscriptions the commission is €1 per download. Payment methods are PayPal and Moneybookers and the minimum payout is €30.
Zymmetrical pays you a commission of 70% and the minimum payout for PayPal is $10 and for Payoneer it is $50.
Cutcaster pays you 50% a commission for exclusive contents and 40% for non-exclusive contents. The minimum payout is $20 and they pay via PayPal, Moneybookers or check.
Stockphotomedia pays you a commission of 35% to 55% for each image downloaded. The minimum payout is 60 EUR and is paid via PayPal or Moneybookers.
Imagevortex pays you a commission of 70% of the original sale price. The minimum payout is $100 and the payment methods are PayPal, check or a wire transfer to your bank account.
Thephotostorage pays you a commission of 50% of the sale. The minimum payout is $100 CAD dollars.
Pixmac pays you a commission of 50% for non-exclusive rights and 60% for exclusive rights. Payment methods are Moneybookers and PayPal.
Picturestock pays a commission of 50% to the photographer when an image is sold. Payments are made by check or international money order.
Anka Agency International
AAI pays you a commission of 50% on the net sales. However they need a minimum of 100 images to be submitted.
Fotolibra pays you a commission of 50% of the sell. Platinum members get 60%. The minimum payout is £50 and payment methods are check, bank transfer or PayPal.
Abundant Photo pays you a royalty of 50% each time one of your photos are purchased. The minimum payout is $10.00.
MrPaparazzi is a place to sell your celebrity photographs. They pay you 50% of all licensing fees (including secondary and subsequent licensing) after deduction of applicable taxes. Payments are made via electronic transfer to your bank account or by check.
Thesnitcherdesk is another place to sell your celebrity photographs. You get 50% of the sale and is paid via PayPal or bank transfer.
Apart from earning money from their ad revenue sharing model, you can also earn by selling your photos on Photrade. You get 80% of the markup made on any sale.
Picturenation pays you 40% commission on each sale. However to upload more than 5 images you need to have a Pro account which costs you £10 a year. Minimum payout is £50. Payment is made via bank transfer or PayPal.
Vizero is place to upload your photos and sell them to prospective buyers. You fix the price of the photos and Vizero charges you 25% commission on each sale if you hold a free membership account and 15% commission on each sale if you hold a paying account. Payment is made via PayPal and MoneyBookers. However the free account has a limitation of only 5MB upload space and it expires after six months.
Express Digital lets you sell photos through them by setting your own price. They take a commission of maximum 15% as e-commerce transaction fee for each online order along with a 3% fee as the cost of payment processing. They pay you every two weeks.