On the last article, we were looking at a way how to sell your high resolution photos captured with a quality camera like DSLR.
And I’m here today to continue a follow up article: This time is for people without a DSLR, but just with a smartphone with camera function!
I wouldn’t let the situation stop people from making money from their loving hobby, photography only because they don’t have DSLR or other serious professional devices! You should share your great art pieces in your photography with others who need your ones or even want to purchase it using their $ even when you don’t have an advanced device to carry it out!
Perhaps we all know you have something you keep maybe 24 hours anywhere you go, whenever it may be: What Is That? Your boyfriend? Yeah it may be right to some of you!
But something you spend more time with like 24/7/365 than whatever it may be? Yes you know it!
That’s your smartphone.
With the recent thankful technology and rapid development on mobile devices, we live days with cutting-edge mobile devices surrounding all us anywhere, and we’re taking variety kinds of benefits from it in our everyday lives; instant messaging, online video streaming, multi play mobile games on train, mobile banking no matter how far away you’re physically from a bank, dating apps that holy bless lonely people on whole the planet,
and perhaps the best part of its awesome functions for photographers? I bet they’ll all agree: its breathtaking camera performance with the smartphone camera technology of these days, which’s even able to produce pro-quality photos in remarkably vivid details!
Smartphone is something we keep taking with us whenever and wherever, it has great mobility as well that we can capture any moments of fun or happiness or some awe that you run into in your daily life, simply just with your finger tip.
This is really a great benefit we all take, especially when it comes to being a photographer, no matter whether a pro or casual one in photography.
So finally get to the point: I’m here today sharing with you smartphone apps that let you sell your smartphone photos in their stock photo markets! This would be a nice way of making money from what you usually do or love on your daily basis!
Let’s dive in to see where are the places to sell your smartphone photos!
8 Best Places To Sell Your Smartphone Photos
This is the #1 well known app that let you sell your smartphone photos to a million of users in their stock photo marketplace.
Every photo they sell in the market has the flat rate for their clients to shop their stocks: $10 per photo purchased, and simply cut down the half with the contributor. So it’s $5 for Foap, and another $5 is for you as a contributor to earn every time your photo is purchased by Foap clients. It’s pretty simple but lucrative payout structure.
For your photo to be accepted in the market and implement for sale, every photo you upload has to undergo a quality check process with other Foap users rating your photos. If it’s rated at least above 2 out of 5 star it’s then, added to the marketplace to kick off your sale!
Popular mobile photography site where you can sell your smartphone photos for between $0.50 up to $80 per photo.
It’s a big marketplace where global mobile photographers work in and earn their passive income because like other most of microstock sites, revenue out of your photos is generated every single time a customer purchases your photo from the market. Plus, your smartphone photos on Clashot are also showcased for sale on “DepositePhotos.com” which is their partner stock photo site.
Clashot app is available for IOS and Android.
This has a little more unique concept than the rest of other stock photo sites. It’s basically an assignment-based mobile stock photo marketplace. Upon a buyer’s special request that states what specific photo type and theme they want to buy, there’s an offer made, called “SnapWire Challenge” for their contributors to create a photograph which meets the buyer’s request.
For nominated picture that the buyer has selected, it compensates the winner contributor $25 to $125 per photo which is great.
Not only the way making money with your smartphone photos on SnapWire, but also you can sell your photos directly to their marketplace as most of other microstock markets do.
SnapWire is available for IOS and Android.
I like EyeEM for the uniqueness. They have social media based system with marketable visual contents, really similarly looking like “Instagram”. Actually EyeEM is not a agency nor microstock, it’s more like a photographer’s community platform where people with love of photography share their photos and interact.
However with that said, it also has market feature that photographers can monetize their photos mainly on “Getty Images” marketplace which is partnered with EyeEM.
EyeEM is more accept photos which is somewhat creative and a natural feel rather than typically serialized, stocky, over-professional photos that you can easily find from typical microstock sites. It’s okay with no technical perfection as long as your photo has a style.
Seems like many amateur photographers are making good money with EyeEm being casual photographer friendly.
This is an another assignment based smartphone photo selling app similarly like SnapWire. Upon buyer’s request that tells about what photo they need, contributors upload photos that meets the criteria of their request to sell to them.
Photo sellers have a capability in pricing their photos, usually set about 5 pounds (GBP) per photo which is about $7 in USD.
This app does not require professional photo skills like most of the rest in this list. This is great for people who just love taking pictures around and even want to monetize their time in daily activities or hobby, based on casual photography.
Scoopshot is available for IOS and Android.
This has the huge marketplace of Alamy since Stockimo is subsidiary to it. Your photos accepted will start to sell on the market benefiting of the great traffic and volumes of buyers.
As an obvious downsides of this app are that they don’t support android devices (only IOS) and their commission rate is kind of too small which is only 20% of the sale price of your photos. Plus user rating for this app is quite bad for some various reasons that you would have to note before deciding on this app to go with.
Like just mentioned a moment ago, it’s only available for IOS, NOT for android users.
Dreamstime as one of the largest stock photo markets also has a place for mobile photographers.
This is somewhere your showcase of photos can be easily seen to millions of buyers in their marketplace with high average traffic.
You will get paid when your photo is purchased up to $12 per image, depending on what type of license the photo gets.
Dreamstime app is IOS & Android operating for their mobile photographers.
If you’re a regular user on stock photo sites, you must know this, “Shutter Stock” which is #1 industry leader in microstock market.
This also has mobile app in order to encourage mobile photographers to participate in their giant marketplace and share their great artworks.
They allow mobile photos for sale in their stock photo market, offering 30% commission of the sale price when purchased.
It’s available for IOS and Android.
Additional Words – Sell Your Smartphone Photos
The primary focus on writing this article is about how & where to monetize the casual photos you guys take with your smartphone in your everyday lives.
That means it shouldn’t be something burdening to make professionally perfect photographs, rather it’s something more natural, casual, easier and comfy non-professional photos that you and me and anybody with the least of sense in photography can create without getting stresses.
You would be surprised when you see somebody out there might need one of your photos that you just took for a joke, just sleeping inside your smartphone photo library and you would have to wake it up 🙂
It’s just easy just picking up your sleeping photos in your photo album and upload onto your best place in the list or even somewhere else out of the list you may find the best for you.
It’s maybe a whole lot better than just letting them be sitting in there, just monetize it and sell your smartphone photos for money!
I hope you enjoy your fruitful day! 🙂
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