The time has come for another post in our current blog series, “Content = Money. ”
In this post, I’m going to discuss websites where you can monetize your visual content. This includes photos, images, illustrations, infographics and the like.
Now, you don’t need to be this pro photographer or graphic designer to make good money from finding or creating visual content, nor do you need any fancy cameras or photography equipment. If you own a smartphone like the majority of people do, then you have all that you need to capture high quality photos that look amazing.
Smartphone technology has come so far today, and the quality of images that you can capture with a smartphone is almost as good as many of the images that pro photographers produce with their fancy cameras and equipment. Believe it or not, many of the high quality photos that you can find on stock photography websites were, in fact, taken by amateurs simply using their smartphones!
Now, if the photos that you can capture on your smartphone aren’t high quality enough for you, then there are a lot of awesome photo editing tools that you can find and use online for free. Let’s take a look at some of these tools.
Photo Editing Tools
Canva – Free designer with a multitude of uses.
Free Photo Tool – The best free photoshop alternative that you can find online.
Free Online Photo Editor – More free tools for editing all of your photos.
Infogram – Tools to help you create professional and amazing looking infographics.
Ribbet – Awesome source of thousands of incredible effects, fonts, and pro tools for editing your photos.
Monetizing Your Visual Content
Now that I’ve armed you with some good editing tools, let’s talk about where you can monetize your visual content. There is a number of websites out there that are in need of visual content like this on a regular basis and, if you can help them fulfill this need, they will pay you well for your contributions. Here are 8 websites where you can monetize photos, images, graphics, and other visual content.
Rights managed stock photography company that works with photographers on a contractual basis.
The world’s largest, free to use, paid per view, image sharing platform.
Stock photography website with Adsense revenue sharing program. Contributors are allowed to keep 100% of advertising revenue from their photo download pages and their profile pages.
Upload photos and get paid $8.50 per 1,000 views, and 5% of earnings from each referral.
Upload your original photos and earn $9 for every 1,000 views plus 5% of earnings from each person that you refer.
Upload your original photos and earn $7 per 1,000 views plus 5% of earnings from each person you refer.
This website seeks photos of wildlife in their natural habitat.
This is another stock photography website that compensates contributors through Google Adsense revenue sharing. Contributors recieve 100% of the ad revenue generated by their photo pages, and they can also earn money via donations from visitors of Stock Vault that support their work.
The websites that I mentioned in this post are only a handful of the websites that are actually out there. Even if you ultimately want to pursue something different, I recommend that you still register to at least one or two of the websites that I mentioned above, because you never know when your going to have amazing looking photos that you can ultimately monetize. If you know about other websites where people can monetize their visual content that I did not mention, please mention them in the comments section below.
For the next post in this series, I’m going to talk about podcasting, and I’m going to give you a list of websites that will host your podcast for free, and allow you to monetize it.
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