After almost 3 years of selling stockphotos on various platforms I have summed up, to see what are the most successful photos.
Earning Money with Stockphotos
Very often when you sell photos on stockphoto platforms, they’ll bring you earnings as much as 25 Cent. Even though this is almost nothing, after some time it sums up to a quite good amount.
Quite a few of the photos which are selling in larger sizes, give you a commission between 50 ct. and some Dollars. If you are lucky, and depending on the platform they were bought, a single download gets you 5-30 $ of royalties.
And up to now it happened just one time that I earned more than 180$ for a single sale of a license of „Indianapolis Morning“ on 500px, which I wrote about in an older post.
I am shooting often landscapes and most of my photos are the typical postcard scenes of interesting sightseeing places.
Stockphotography for me is just a hobby, the money I get back will be re-invested in new photo-gear. My portfolio is growing slowly, depending on my mood, time, travel destinations and relevant photo material.
My top stockphoto plattforms
I work with these agencies:
iStock by Getty
and sometimes 123rf, Depositphoto, and EyeEm
My top-selling Stockphotos
Here I will show you some of my most successful pictures, maybe you find some inspiration if you try to do stockphotography as well.
During 2-3 years online I have earned with this pictures more than 100 $ each:
Between 50 and 100$ I got with this pictures
These are some examples of pictures were I sold licenses between 20 and 50$ up to now
Here you find some links to my stockphoto portfolios on Stockphoto-Sites
My photos on Shutterstock, editorial and commercial license is available on:
My pictures on Fotolia, commercial licenses only:
My stockphotos on 500px platform:
My pictures on iStock – editorial and commercial:
My photos on the Eyem market