Sell your Photos or Artwork Online

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Take awesome pictures? Great artist? This is a step by step guide that will show you how to sell your photos or artwork online.

Getting Organized. Gather your photos/artwork that you think would sell well. Choose ones that are clear, concise, detailed, and of course, by YOU.

Sign up! Sign up for these websites. Make sure to read the terms and conditions as to what they are looking for. Some require you to pass a photography test. They are all free, don’t pay to get paid!

  1. BigStockPhoto
  2. Fotolia
  3. Dreamstime
  4. CanStockPhoto
  5. ShutterStock
  6. Crestock
  7. FeaturePics

Start uploading! When uploading a picture that has a face (family, coworkers, friends) or property (home,car, building) in it you will need to include a model/property release with it. If the person in the picture is a recognizable face (celebrities, famous people, president, etc) you won’t need a model release – just choose the editorial option.

More info. If you choose to sell your photos “exclusively” to a certain website, you might make more for one photo but have to sell your copyrights. But if you choose to sell your photos “royalty-free”, you get paid per download and get to keep all copyrights. Most of these websites will pay via Paypal ( so make sure you’ve signed up for that. Just watch the money start rolling in!

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