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Make Money For Shooting Work

Published by Zdenek Slavik · 2017-12-28T01:02:57+00:00

Can you imagine that you can make some extra money from photos taken  in work? No? You know, I had all those photos from a recent job somewhere in Wheaton, Illinois and I thought it should be possible to make a few bucks off of them. First, I couldn't think of a way to market or sell those images but then I discovered SkillPhoto.com.

SkillPhoto.com is great: You register (it's free) and then upload a few sample images. After your samples passed an initial review you start uploading and making money.

Let's look how this works in detail:

Stock photography

What is stock photography? Imagine that some company is creating a website about Windows Replacing. To beef it up they want a few images of original windows and then new windows after the job is done. Rather than hiring photographer on "assignment" which can be very expensive the designer decides to use stock photos, i.e. images that are readily available. Usually stock images are much cheaper than "bespoke" photos. So our designer would visit SkillPhoto and browse around a little until he finds some nice windows related imagery. After paying up (usually at the tone of $50 per image or higher depending on the use) he downloads the photos, puts them on the website and calls it a day.

SkillPhoto.com vs. traditional agencies

With a traditional agency our designer likely spent between $300 and $1,000 for half a dozen images windows, installer at work and stuff like this. That's small change if you are a Fortune 500 company, but what if you are on a budget or doing website design for a friend or a non-profit organization?

SkillPhoto.com have stirred up the traditional market for stock photography over the last few years. What's the idea here? Rather than charging $100 or more for a photo, on many of those sites you can get high quality images for less than $50, sometimes as low as $10!

With a payout of perhaps 70% per image downloaded may not sound like much but if you have several hundred or even a thousand decent and usable images, all of them submitted to the SkillPhoto.com even a paltry $ 10 per download can add up nicely.

What you need to start?

You'll need at least DCL Camera  they are affordable today, check out some models on ebay or amazon:

  • Nikon D3400. It's not the most expensive entry-level DSLR, but we think it's the best. ...
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 800D. One of the best options out there, but a bit pricey. ...
  • Nikon D5600. ...
  • Nikon D3300. ...
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 750D. ...
  • Nikon D5300. ...
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / Canon EOS 200D. ...
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i / Canon EOS 700D.

, your images should be free of noise, properly keyworded and should picture sought after subjects. For example, good selling images are with Worker as Acter, shooting Hends & Work is your Key!