Top platforms to sell beginner stock photography.

Got interested in stock photography but you don’t have the right equipment yet? Don’t worry – you can still earn by selling your photos with these platforms.

So, you are interested in stock photography but you don’t know where to start selling you photos. Keep reading and find out what platforms will sell your amateur stock photos.

These are the best platforms to sell amateur stock photography that will accept even photos from your phone. And don’t worry, you can upload the same photo to multiple platforms – even all of them if you want.

1. Shutterstock

By far, this is the website where you will be most successful with your photos. They have quite reasonable acceptance rate and you can make a lot of sales on this platform. It is easy to upload both from the PC and from the phone directly. Also, they have a keyword suggestion tool which is very useful.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: JPEG and TIFF with a minimum size of 4 megapixels

PAYOUT: Minimum $35 for PayPal or Skrill and $500 for checks.

Sign up for Shutterstock: http://bit.ly/shutterstock-sign-up

View an example Shutterstock portfolio

2. Dreamstime

Regarding photo quality, Dreamstime seems to be the most forgiving and they will accept almost any quality of photos here. You can use this opportunity to publish photos which were rejected by other sites as exclusives to Dreamstime which can give you some additional leverage and revenue. Biggest downside of Dreamstime is that their uploading and keywording system is not as advanced as the other ones so use another platform first and then copy-paste the keywords.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: JPG, RGB, sRGB, with a minimum size of 3 MPs

PAYOUT: Minimum $100 to Check, PayPal, Payoneer or Moneybookers

Sign up for Dreamstime: http://bit.ly/dreamstime-registration

View an example Dreamstime portfolio

3. Adobe Stock

This platform is considered one of the top providers for quality stock photographs. They provide quite good keywords suggestions which can be used for other websites as well. However, their selection criteria is the most strict out of the four listed here and so you might need to try a bit harder to make any sales on this platform.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: JPEG with minimum resolution 4MP

PAYOUT: Minimum $25 via PayPal, Payoneer, or Skrill

Sign up for Adobe Stock: https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/

View an example Adobe Stock portfolio

4. EyeEm

This platform has several purposes, not only selling photos but also sharing them with other photographers. After uploading photos to EyeEm, they take some time to review them (the review process is quite slow) and then they decide if they will sell your photo on their market. Also, they automatically select the best photos and share them to other markets which gives you a better chance to earn. Besides selling photos, their mobile app has very interesting filters and competitions for photographers for you to participate in. Besides being a platform to sell your photos, EyeEm deffinetly has the community of photographers to keeps you inspired.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: JPEG with minimum resolution 4MP

PAYOUT: Payment to PayPal (no minimum)

Sign up for EyeEm: https://www.eyeem.com/creators

View an example EyeEm portfolio

So those are the top platforms to use as a beginner amateur stock photographer without fancy equipment. However, the world of stock photography is vast and there is much yet to be explored one you get the hang of it. Did you already try some stock photography platforms? Who would you add to the mix? Let us know in the comments.

Stock photography? If you have a smartphone – you can do it!

Have you ever wondered what is stock photography? Do you want to learn how to sell photos from your phone? Read all about stock photography and how to succeed.

Are you trying to earn some easy money on the side and invest your time in something that will provide you with passive income in the future? And you have a smartphone?

Let us introduce you to stock photography – providing businesses, bloggers, magazines and marketing agencies with images of everything and anything for a cheap price. Many people consider stock photography to be for professional photographers only but it’s not true.

Photos for stock photography are usually sold through stock photography websites or apps. Those are platforms to which you can upload your photos and they will sell them on your behalf while giving you percentage of the profits. There are different licencing options available but usually one photo can sell multiple times. And you can upload to multiple platforms as well!

On most stock photo websites, the main requirement for the photographs is resolution (size of the image in megapixels). Different platforms have different requirements, so even if the only photography equipment you have is smartphone camera, there are a lot of stock markets that will accept your photos and sell them.

Remember that the most important thing in stock photography is to make sure your photos have some interesting quality that will sell them – maybe they are from a popular tourist destination, or have a great topic, concept or unique items represented. Pick out good keywords and descriptions to accompany your photos since this is what will most likely make a difference in selling your photos.

Do not expect to earn your salary through amateur stock photography, but be sure that there is money to earn. If you have some free time on your hands, it is worth to research what the trending topics and keywords are and it will increase your earnings dramatically. However, even an old collection of photos of things and places from your travels or everyday life might be appealing to some audience so there is no harm in trying to sell them as stock photos. And it’s easy, free money for you!

Besides photos you can also sell videos, illustrations and much more. For sure you can find which creative medium fits you the best, although photos might be the easiest to start with.

Next week on Centilionaire we are giving advice on which platforms to use for selling your beginner photos so stay tuned to find out!