Quick Ways to Make Money – Sell Stock Photos

One of the easy and quick ways to make money online is to sell stock photos to stock photography websites. A stock photo website is a site where regular people as you and me, and companies, can browse through royalty free photos (meaning that when you purchase it, you can use it as much as you like without additional payment). When you find a photo you like and want to use one your website or in your magazine or newspaper etc., you pay for it and then download it to your computer.

There is a huge demand out there for common everyday photos. By shooting photos with your own digital camera or just start selling the photos you already have taken, you can make a pretty decent extra income.

The process of submitting a photo to a stock photography site is a fairly easy step-by step process. First you have to register as a seller on one or more of the stock photography sites. It is completely free to register. Then you upload your photo, give it a title, add a description and some keywords that are relevant to the photo. When somebody buys your photo, you will get a commission (this varies between 20%-60%).

Before you submit photos to the stock photo sites, it is smart to read through their guidelines. Here you will see what subjects that sells, what kind of quality of the photos that are required etc. All the large stock photo sites have very good and helpful guidelines and also great tips and tricks on how you can improve your photography skills.

A great place to start out to sell stock photos is iStock.com. They are probably the largest stock photo site online today. There are also several other really good sites that is worth checking out. Do a Google search for ‘stock photography sites’ and you will get a lot of hits to good sites.