Sell Images Online

There are a ton of ways to make a profit online. The best part about it is, there are different strokes for different folks. If you own a vintage comic book collection you can easily sell them on eBay.

If you want to make videos for people you can sell your services on Fiverr, the list goes on and on. But, where do you go if you want to sell your digital images?

I saw that question floating around the forums so I wanted to tackle it. Here is a short video showing you a bunch of places to sell your images online:

Here you have it! 12 power websites with a ton of targeted traffic that you can leverage:

  • istockphoto.com
  • photodune.net
  • smugmug.com
  • alamy.com
  • gettyimages.co.uk
  • dreamstime.com
  • photoshelter.com
  • shutterstock.com
  • 123rf.com
  • canstockphoto.com
  • stockxpert.com
  • crestock.com

Hold on one second. Before you go off and start selling on these sites. There are some things you need to know.

How Can I Sell My Pictures Online? – 5 Tips

The 12 sites I mentioned is just the first tip. You need to be weary of how you reach potential customers and the reputation you build.

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Tip 1: Be niche specific. Use Google keyword planner to see what type of photos are being searched for and focus on those. You want to garner the most niche traffic don’t you?

It might be 8 bit images or images of weight loss. Whatever the case may be, focus on one niche and be the king or queen of that niche.

Tip 2: Remember to put as much information as possible on the profiles you create and give detailed descriptions on the images you upload.



Each site is like a miniature search engine, the more information (content) is on your profile and images the more your work will come up for certain queries.

Tip 3: Be active and comment on the sites you sell images on. Don’t just upload and leave. You need to engage your audience and build up your reputation.

Follow or subscribe to other image sellers and comment on their work. That way, you could siphon off some of their traffic and get potential customers.

Tip 4: You might want to buy traffic on the websites you sell on. Why not experiment with paid traffic? Some of the sites mentioned will show your images first for certain queries for a fee.

Be careful and make sure you understand what kind of traffic buying platform you are working with. Is it pay per click (PPC), where you only pay if somebody clicks on your ad or is it cost per view (CPV), where you pay on how many views your ad gets.

Set a comfortable daily cap so you don’t lose your shirt on this and test it out.

Tip 5: Test prices to see what your customers will pay for your work. Look and see where your competition sets their price points and start from their.

Set your prices lower or higher and see how your customers react. Keep the price point that makes you the most money continuously.

Selling Photos On The Internet – You Will Fail At First…

It’s all about not giving up! That’s for everything and every skill. You gotta keep at it until you crack that sucker. I won’t lie, some people are faster than others but It doesn’t mean you can’t do it.

I don’t care what you are selling online. You need to LEARN what your audience wants and cater to them.

That entire learning part is when most people tap out. Every time you fail, and you will fail, think of it as part of the learning process.

Learn from your mistakes and move forward.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and best of luck selling your images online.