How can photographers really make money?

These “make money with photography” opportunities are the perfect way to make money with your photos and, at the same time, have another job, sell images online with stock photography websites. We've done all the brainstorming for you. Here are 28 ways to make money as an online photographer. Stock photography grew rapidly in the Internet era and is still a viable way to earn a little money to spend.

After all, photography is often an expensive hobby.) Stock photos are used by advertising agencies, websites, bloggers, publications and more. You can sell stock photos of almost any genre to gain ground, try to take photos on topics that aren't yet well covered. Another way to share your photography knowledge is to write and sell an e-book. Look at what already exists before deciding on a topic.

The Amazon and Barnes and Noble platforms allow you to earn your degree in popular online stores. One of the best advantages of contributing to stock photography websites, such as Shutterstock and Offset, is that it's an easy way to start seeing what people want and are looking for in your work. All you need is a collection of images that tell the story you want to tell with your photograph. At Shutterstock, we've made it easy.

You can upload content through our app or online, with an application process available in twenty-one languages.

New photographers

may realize that their images aren't the best, but they're not sure exactly why. If you're likable and like to come out in the open, blogging and creating content can be a cost-effective way to earn money with your photographs. So-called stock photographs are those professional photographs of common places, people, events and situations, which by their nature can be sold several times for commercial reuse.

Publications, from websites to magazines, usually pay for a good how-to article, so it's another good way to share your photography knowledge. Travel with photographer Eneko Aldaz as he captures the natural beauty, mystery and fairytale atmosphere of the wooded Basque Country. More specifically, if you're selling on stock photography sites, there are some categories that sell better than others. We've summarized some of the best opportunities photographers should take advantage of to start earning more money through photography.

Depending on your personality and what interests you, you can monetize your photography skills. Another option that could fill your free time from time to time, while earning a lot of money, is to teach photography. Ask any professional photographer, most of them would have done wedding photoshoots at some point in their career. All of these opportunities are paid opportunities that put money directly in the pockets of photographers.

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John Pfannenstiel
John Pfannenstiel

Born in South Africa, John fell in love on his 14th birthday when his parents presented him with his first camera. After photographing insects, lizards, and snakes in his own backyard, John felt he had found his calling in life, and a career in photography beckoned. John set up his first photography business when he was 23 and has since traveled the world and worked with many famous photographers.