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How to make money with Stock Photography (SP)

Last week, the following photo was bought by a buyer for USD $10.13 (approx AUD $14). This particular photo has earned me over USD $100 since I uploaded it in 2009. Not bad, hey? I am glad that I uploaded this to a Stock Photography site instead of keeping it hidden within my Hard Disk.



If you are curious, read on and I will show you how to make a 'passive' income with stock photography sites. Stock Photography may not make you rich overnight.I am saying 'may not' because, it actually depends on the uniqueness and quality of your photos. At best, I have sold a photo for USD $850, that's a story for another day ;-).

Starting with Stock Photography is very easy. Here are the three basic steps to get you started.

 1. Pick a Stock Photography site (or many once you are comfortable with one) such as Dreamstime, iStockPhoto, ShutterStock.

I suggest starting with Dreamstime (referral link) because their application process is easier and quicker than many other sites.

2. Submit an application to become a contributing photographer. You need to submit your best photos in terms of quality and lighting (Refer to the criteria).

3. Start submitting photos that buyers want/need (Research highest selling stock photos and create your own version of similar photos) with good keywords.

You will get a share whenever someone downloads your photo from the Stock Photography site. Your earnings can range from $0.4 (check the latest prices) to $300 per download.

Aim to get a portfolio size of at least 50 images to start with and keep adding photos to it on a consistent basis.

Once you do the hard work, your Stock Photo portfolio will provide you with a passive income for life :-)

Bookmark this post and ask me if you have any doubts and I will try to answer them as early as possible :-)

Here's to your success!

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