Monday, 12 November 2012

Earn Extra Income Selling your Phogtographs

Selling Photographs for an Extra, Passive, Income

Yes, I know this is a writing blog... so what am I doing writing about pictures and selling pictures?

Well, if you are a writer, whether online or in print, then at some point you will have needed to source images for your articles, eBooks or print books.

Any writers are also photographers and it's not often realized that those places where you source your images can also be used to sell images. This can give you an excellent passive income stream. Below are some of the biggest sites that you can use not only to source your images from, but also to use to sell your own pictures.

123royaltyfree — Earn 50% on each photograph downloaded. They also have an excellent affiliate program: refer new customers and earn 15% of their purchase or subscription; refer new photographers and earn 10% of the price of each of their photos downloaded.

Bigstockphoto — Make between 30 cents and $3 per image sold. They also have a list of photos that they need and submitting photos in those categories will increase your earnings.

Clustershot — You are free to submit any photos without the fear of not being approved and you can set a price or be open to offers. For each photograph sold, the site gets 12% of the sale price and you get the rest automatically via PayPal when your account total reaches $100. You can, however request an earlier payout but they will charge a small fee for payments of less than $100.

Crestock — Initially you earn 20% commission for each photograph sold and prices range from $5 to $15 per photo. However, as soon as you hit 100 sales, you’ll earn 30% commission. Of course, the more images you upload the more you’ll sell. This site has a very fast and easy uploading process.

Dreamstime – Sell your stock images and get 30-60% from each sale you make.

Fotolia — Get paid an average of 50% on each image downloaded. The site pays you via PayPal or MoneyBooker. This is great for international photographers as wire transfers are offered in countries where PayPal and MoneyBooker are not supported.

Istockphoto — Earn 20% on prices that range from $1 to $20 per image. You can, however, make up to 40% if you offer them an exclusive on your images. This site also allows you to sell Audio, Video, Flash content and Illustrations.

Photostockplus — They offer 85% commission on all sales. You can host private galleries and you set your own prices. However, you pay a 3.25% processing fee on each sale made.

Picable - Upload your photos and you get monthly royalties from them.

Sharepic - Upload and unlimited number of pictures, create unlimited galleries and get paid 22 cents per 1000 picture views. You can add Bidvertiser code for payment and payout is in 7 days after you reach your first 1000 views.

Shutterpoint — ShutterPoint offers the highest payout rate on the internet. 85% of the image's cost for a Full Royalty-Free License and 70% for Standard Royalty-Free License. When you reach $50 you can get a payout via paypal or by check.

Shutterstock – There are three ways to make money with this program: refer photographers (earn 3 cents per photo sold by photographers you refer); refer Stock Buyers (make 20% off their subscriptions); and submit your own photos for sale (earn 25 cents every time one of your images is downloaded). Once you reach $500 in earnings, your commission goes up to 30 cents per download.

Stockxpert — You get paid 50% of each sale via PayPal, MoneyBooker or by check. This means you can earn $7.50 for each XXL size image download and $10 after each super high quality vector download! You can even earn $50 per sale by offering extended licenses for your images.

Veer — You set your own prices For every image that’s sold on a standard or product license and you will receive a royalty of 30%. If you allow your image to be downloaded on subscription, you will receive 30 cents per download. Once you make $10 in royalties, you will be paid via PayPal.

So, if you have any good quality photographs lying around upload them now and convert them into another source of income to help support your writing!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

How to Make Extra Money as a Starving Writer

How to Make Extra Money as a Starving Writer

Compared with just about any other form of work, writing is a very strange business. You can work for months on a project only to have it sitting on a publisher or an agent's desk for months — and even then it might be rejected. If you go down the self publishing route, you can still be waiting a month or two before the paycheques start coming in. And the first ones will be small, unless you have been busy promoting your book.

So you need to spend lots of time and effort just to get the ball rolling with your writing and your first paycheques will probably be quite small. This means that to survive, particularly in the first months, you need some additional or external revenue and income streams.

In previous articles I have discussed some money-making methods, these being:

On another of my blogs I have information on how you can make quick (and not so quick) money by investing in websites for income. The same blog also has an article on Fifteen ways to make quick cash on the Internet.

If you are a writer today, and particularly if you are internet savvy, then you will be using the web and you should have your own blog and maybe even your own website.

I came to writing (at least for profit) through running my own website and I began writing the last time my income took a nosedive. I needed to diversify my income base and writing was that diversification for me.

It led to a whole range of other things and expanding my knowledge base also expanded the range of things I could write about and increased my income.

The secret for anyone who is working on-line is to never, ever, depend on any single income stream. The more income sources you have (particularly if a number of those are passive income streams) the better. Then you know that no matter what happens, you will always have some kind of income coming in.

For a guide to how to broaden your income sources, have a look at this article on: 101 ways to make money online. Some of the methods are instant, some are long-term, but using them will always allow you to expand your portfolio of income sources and increase your revenue streams.
Remember, even if you are a writer, you can employ your skills in an array of different directions and many of these will earn you both passive and active incomes.

The more you do the more you will get and the more secure your future will be. 

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