Get Paid For Your Photography

Did you know you can actually make a living as an amateur photographer with just stock images?


       Big Stock Photo This is “Pay As You Go” purchases. You earn 30% of the price (US Dollars) everytime someone downloads one of your images (up to $29.70 for an extended license). You also will earn an additional $0.50 for each credit spent on any purchase made with credit cards in USD.

  • 123 Royalty Free – For any photographs taken by you that are uploaded by a client, you will profit. You will receive 60% of the sale or subscription download price from any clients of 123 Royalty Free that purchases your work. 
  • Can Stock Photo   Every time any of your images have been downloaded, you will earn a commission. You will also earn $5 USD for every 50 photos that they sell, whenever you refer another photographer to them.  
  • Alamy  Earn 50% from any photo you sell.
  • Dreamstime    Earn 25 to 60 percent commission for any sale you make for your stock images. Anyone can sign up, but only quality photos accepted.
  • CreStock – You will earn royalties for every image you upload. The amount of your royalty check is calculated through a progressive scale of images sold from the time you opened your crestock account.
  • Deposit Photo -Your pay solely depends on your author level.
  • Photo Spin – You will earn 50% commission every time one of your photos is downloaded.
  • Feature Pics  You will earn 70% commission for each of your photo’s that are uploaded.
  • Shutterstock   Contributions are free and earnings are $0.25 to $28.00 per downloaded image. Here it can really help accelerate your photography business due to the high Quality of buyers that see your work.
  • Shutter Point – For Standard Royalty Free, it’s 75%. This is a Full Royalty Free License is for 85%. 
  • Image Vortex –  You can easily sell your images through the image vortex community if you’re licensed.
  • Fotolia  Based on your ranking and your exclusivity of your portfolio, you will receive a royalty payout for every file you sell. 
  • iStock Photo –  Istock photo’s base royalty rate is 15% for each file that’s downloaded. Exclusive contributors can earn up to 45%.
  • Foap  Selling images from your iPhone can make you money and foap splits the profits with you. You are paid once a month via Paypal, however, only if you request a cash out.
  • Paid Pictures   Paid Pictures is a bit more strict than the norm. They ask you to send them at least seven pictures to go over and review. At that point, if they like your photos, they will begin sending you some assignments. 
  • Demand Media   Freelance photographers are well liked at Demand Media and are hired frequently. You can choose to work just about anywhere you choose and you’re paid twice a week via paypal.
  • Airbnb  – Freelance photographers are hired from all over the world but they only allow you to cover your own local area.
  • Virtual Tours USA  You must have experience and living in the US is preferred. Having your own transportation, photo equipment, and computer or laptop is a must. 
  • Look Better Online – Look better online takes a while to respond, so be patient. They’re mainly looking for a type of dating photos and If they like them, you will get a call from them.
  • Dealer Imaging  Freelance photo editors are needed at times and there’s no photo editing experience required. Sometimes you may see jobs for photography posted on their site, but unfortunately these are usually for specific locations only.
  • Obeo  Obeo frequently hires either experienced or non-experienced photographers but mainly the pictures are of homes for sale.
  • Snapwire  They hire a lot of freelancers. This is mainly for mobile photographers.
  • OnSource   If you just provide a photo and a video, you’re in. It pays twice a month and you can choose your own schedule to work.
  • PR Photos  They pay you for celebrity photos.


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  • I love your articles. You are a great writer! I just joined and I am pleased with their members area and what they give as I am very interested in starting my own freelance business. I’m so glad I found your blog.

    Have a nice day!

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  • Cool. Just what I was lookin for. Thanks alot!

  • Do you know if they hire you instantly or do you have to apply?

  • My boyfriend loves to take pictures.I am so excited I found this for him.


  • I am horrible at taking pictures but I always take phone pics.Maybe i’ll check one of these out and give it a shot.Thanks

  • Great list of photography jobs! Thanks Kelly. Your site rocks!

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  • You are so welcome guys. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments you’ve all given. If you need to keep updated you can always join our newsletter on the right hand side. Just enter your email and you will receive all new job information whenever we add new ones.

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  • Hello Kelly,

    I am an avid photographer, but usually do my business offline. I’ve had a computer for a long time, but just never thought of useing it to find work. As soon as I ran a search for photography jobs, there your site was. I actually found some really interesting information on this site about working from home as well. Thank you for the information. This will come in handy for my wife too. She has been talking about finding something to do online for some time now.

    Best regards,

  • Thank you so much for this list. I am not a professional or anything, but I do enjoy taking pictures and I have a great camera that cost me $6000. So thank you for the wonderful information kelly.


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