How To Make Money From Smartphone Photography?

Confused?, in previous post  I have mentioned about Click & Sell Photos using your digital camera.  But here in this post I will explain the way of making money through smartphone photography. In this way instead of taking photographs using your camera you need to take photographs using your smartphone and upload it on below mentioned trusted sites.

There are number of companies out there to buy your photographs (stock Images). These companies generally release mobile apps designed for uploading the photos from your device.

All you need to do is complete the given assignments by taking pictures using your smartphones and upload it using concerned company apps. Since your phone will be with you 24 hours a day, its great tool for taking advantage of those unplanned photos you run into out in the world.

After completion of your assignment,  with having a tool in hand that will let you upload your new captured photos right there on the spot and put them up for sale can be extremely convenient. If your photographs are selected, you will be paid handsomely. But you need to make sure that the pictures you take look professional in the best possible way.

Here is the list of few reputed companies apps which help you to sell your smartphone stock photography.

  • Clashout
1 . How do I sell photos?
Just upload your photos complying with simple quality requirements.
2 . What kind of photos can be uploaded?
Depositphotos’ buyers are browsing for various topics. Look for the photos that popular authors and your Clashot friends upload.
3 . What price range can my photos sell for?
Photos are sold at Depositphotos photobank prices: each sale can range from $0.50 to $80.
4 . Who will buy my photos and for what purposes?
Hundreds of thousands of companies and specialists from different spheres – media, marketing, IT and others – buy images at Depositphotos.
  • Snapwire

Snapwire is a connecting platform for more than 200,000 photographers and buyers who are looking for custom photos. Photographers follow Requests and Challenges from brands, creatives and small businesses who need to license authentic custom photos.

Requests are open only to approved photographers of Shooter level or above. Challenges are open to all. Requests pay more than Challenges.

The crowdsourcing site follows a leveling system that rewards photographers based on their performance. It has seven levels: Explorer, Shooter, Advanced, Expert, Elite, Pro, and Master. Each has its own perks.

Follow the How to Succeed tips and tricks for selling your first photo on the platform.

1 . How do I sell a photo?

Follow the creative briefs of the challenges and requests. Upload your photos.
Buyers nominate the best photos and photographers are awarded points. Photographers are paid for their winning photos.
Photos can be liked by both buyers and photographers. Unsold photos can also become a part of Snapwire Marketplace for future purchases.

2 . How much can I earn?

Snapwire pays out 70% of every photo sold on a buyer’s paid Request and 50% when your photos sell in the Marketplace. You retain the copyright to your photo.

  • Foap

Foap is one of the simplest places to sell your mobile photos. The iPhone and Android photography marketplace is one of the many corners of the web you can turn to for micro-jobs in your free time. Some of the world’s largest brands like MasterCard, Hyatt, Volvo Group, Absolut Vodka can buy your photos.
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The payout isn’t terrific ($5 per photo) but the dollars can add up if you are regular contributor. One of the benefits is that you can sell the same photo as many times as you like.

Foap has an excellent community portal. Here’s a brief guide on how to sell well here.

1 . How do I sell a photo?

Follow the Foap Missions which use specific topics to encourage contributions.
Create a portfolio of your best photos for better exposure to buyers. Tag it well.
Rate other photos even as you upload your own. Explore the photos that sell, and the Foap community portal for insider tips.

2 . How much can I earn?

Every photo is priced at $10. Foap pays out $5 each time one of your photos sells. The photographer owns the photos. Missions also offer larger prize purses starting from $100.

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