earn money from your photos

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  1. lynch512

    lynch512 TPF Noob!

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    I've made about $75 from my photos so far. the site is actually pretty sweet. Everytime one of your photos is downloaded, you get $.020. When you make $100 they send you a check, however you can change this amount to whatever you want. So if you want every $50 dollars you can just set it up that way and get a check everytime you sell $50 worth of pictures.

    http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=462 <- go there to sign up
    http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery.mhtml?id=462<- or go here to check out my gallery[/url]
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure if this post is spam or not, but nonetheless that site does sound intriguing. Maybe I'll set up an account to see if I can sell some of my photos. PS those are some nice photos you have in your gallery.
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Love the referral number though :p
     
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    oriecat work in progress

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    2 cents per photo?! You have got to be kidding me..
     
  5. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    I just looked - its actually .20c a photo...
     
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    There was another thread in in Personal and Prof Photo sites http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16080 and http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15550

    All are referral links. Can't blame anyone for wanting to make a few extra bucks but these days, the internet is a mess of this type of thing. I'm courious to see how this works out Unimaxium. Let us know if you can, know how it goes. I'm sure most of everyone's bloopers or random shots would move - if this is legit.
     
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    Canon Fan TPF Noob!

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    I smell a [​IMG]
     
  8. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Istockphoto.com also gives 20 cents per photo. Yeah it's not much, but look, you can download them for cheap also. It's meant more for the freelance graphic designer. Lots of students get stock from there, and I have as well. That being said, there are some amazing photos on that site, and if you put the right photo up there, you do stand to make money.

    If you want to make money at it, it's not going to happen from bloopers or random shots. Carefully planned studio shots of common everyday items are what sells on there, or pictures of business persons in suits drinking coffee, or on the phone, etc.... A lot of these stock photos are downloaded for use in websites.
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Matt, I was just about to mention istock.
     
  10. Unimaxium

    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    I'm not yet sure if I'm going to sign up. I prolly don't have anough shots worth selling, at least not yet. But maybe sometime in the future.
     
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    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    These type of sites, while may be legit at making you a few bucks, devalue the entire market. Not only to you cheat yourself, but you make everyone trying to make a living suffer.
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    I beg to differ. There will always be a market for Porsche and there will always be a market for Corolla. Yup, the Corolla is made in bulk and Toyota is one of the biggest names in the auto business, but that does not mean it will eat up Porsche's value. Please correct me if I am wrong.
     

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