Friday, April 10, 2009

Make money online (internet) selling photos

What a wonderful world the Internet has evolved into. Among all the scams and spams there are still numerous ways one with creative skills and positivity can make money as long as you can stamp your uniqueness into it. Last time I talked about how to make money by taking surveys on legitimate sites. Today, let us look at how to turn your creative photography skills into the most valuable piece of paper in the world..currency or money!

There are numerous sites online (Internet) where you can put your photos for sale and earn a royalty (money) every time it is downloaded by a client. istock photography is the most prominent in this field and they are the icons in this area. As far as my understanding goes they pay you 20% to 40% royalty fees. One thing to be noted is that some photos can be downloaded by more than one client. This means that one good photo could earn you royalties from multiple clients.

Let us take a look at some of the sites which you can cash on: : As mentioned they are the leaders in this area. They pay you a royalty on every photo of yours downloaded by their client/clients. As some photos can be downloaded by multiple clients, it means that you could earn multiple royalties for one photo depending on its quality. They pay 20% as royalty for normal pictures and for pictures they consider as exclusive (based on the quality and uniqueness) they pay 40%. istock now has provisions for uploading not just photos but you can upload audios and videos as well. Just browse through the audio and video area of the site and it will give you an idea about what is hot and thus create your own files taking a cue from that.
If you want to read more then click on the "sell stock" option which you can see towards the bottom part of their website and it will give you an idea about how you can join and upload your stocks such as photos, videos and audios. : Shutterstock will pay you 25 cents every time one of your images is downloaded. Once you reach $500 in earnings, your commission goes up to 30 cents per download. To read more about submitting your files you can go to: : This site offers money to photographers, web designers, print designers etc. For photographers they offer 50 cents to $3.00 per image download - or much more on Special License downloads. Also you can make up to $60 per download with Special Licensing sales.
If you are a photographer for more details visit: : As of now there is around 65,859 photographers registered on this site. But you have to look at the fact that there are 1,340,343 users, which means there is still an opportunity there. Here you sell your stock images and get 50-80% from each sale you make. : They claim that there commission rate is the best and they offer 50% for each download you generate. They pay you by check or through other online payment options such as paypal, moneybookers and Ikobo.

Other similar sites : The best way to do a research is by using Google and you can check out the other related websites and do a research. For that all you have to do is type or copy and paste the following into the Google search box:

It does not matter which place you are at as there is always a need for different kind of pictures such as sceneries, humans, animals, landmarks etc. So wherever you are just take out your camera and click some unique pictures and upload the photos. After all there is nothing to lose. Just give it a try.

How to make money online (Internet) through surveys- No scam

There are millions of people looking for ways to make easy money on the Internet especially to earn some additional income. One of the legitimate ways to make money online on the Internet is by taking part in surveys. But make sure that these are reputable research companies. There are a lot of scams going around and one must be cautious about not treading into those territories. Let us have a look at some of the reputed websites that help you make money by spending a few minutes of your time. : This site gives you vouchers which you can redeem against a range of items. The membership is free and also gives you multiple chances to earn cash prizes by taking surveys. This is an online community operated by GfK. GfK is a top-ten market research company, uniting some of the most renowned US and European research firms into a single global organization. : You can join a community here by selecting the country you belong to and they pay you hard cash which they send by cheque (check). The surveys are really enjoyable and it gives you a place to voice your opinions and influence products. : This site offers paid surveys and you can get paid for your opinions. You will receive £1-5 or the equivalent in US$ per completed survey.Your cash rewards will be paid into your Ciao account. You can request a payout once a treshold of £5 has been reached. Also for every new member you recruit for the Ciao Expert Panel, they will pay you 50 pence!
All three of the survey sites listed above are legitimate sites and there are many other sites out there. But one must make sure that these sites are not scams and one of the ways you can check this is by going to There you can choose a country and go through the list of sites. They have listed all the legitimate sites and along with checking for the reputation of a site you can also bring up a list of survey sites where you can make money online.
So spare a few minutes , voice your opinion and make money. Good luck!