How to Make Money Selling Photos Online [9 Easy Ways to Get Started]

In these crazy times, many of us are looking for ways to make additional income.

How To Start Selling Photos Online 101

The first step in selling photos online that you will need to take is deciding whether you plan on selling your photos to other websites or on your website.  If you’re confused, don’t worry – you can start by exploring both options.

To start selling photos online, make sure you first invest in:

1. A decent camera with multiple lenses 2. The right photo editing software 3. Yourself, i.e., reading up and researching photography courses, videos, and articles 4. Know why you need to sell (Save money, get rid of your job, etc.)

9 Sites Where You Can Sell Your Photos Online

SmugMug Pro

SmugMug Pro is one of the best options you can leverage when it comes to selling your photos online. For one, they let you pick the price of your photos. Secondly, you get to keep 85% of the profit!

9 Sites Where You Can Sell Your Photos Online


Shutterstock is one of the largest online photo dealers out there, with over 200 million images and payouts exceeding half a billion dollars! Shutterstock lets photo sellers determine copyright rules and determine photo privileges.

9 Sites Where You Can Sell Your Photos Online

Etsy Photo

The positive with selling photos on Etsy is you set your price and keep 96.5% of the profit (they keep 3.5% of all sales).

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