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Monday, September 14, 2009

Earn Money as a Graphic Artist

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Are you a graphic artist or even a photographer? Did you know that you can sell your works and earn money online by simply submitting your works on some site? You can also earn not by just blogging for money, you can also earn passive income by selling your graphics. Here are some sites where you can earn money from selling your digital works or photos. Currently I've posted 11 sites wherein you can sell your works.


iStockphoto
start uploading your photos at iStockphoto
iStockphoto is probably the largest and most popular place to buy images and photos online. As a seller you can create an account and apply to be a contributor. Once you’re approved you’ll be able to upload your work and earn a base commission of 20% on anything sold, and exclusive providers earn up to 40%. iStockphoto offers buyers the option to pay for files individually or to become a subscriber, so there is a little bit more to the commission structure of the sellers than just a simple percentage. For more details, see their page with details on the program.

Vector Stock
start uploading your photos at vector stock
Vector Stock is a good option for graphic designers because the focus of the site is vectors, not photos. To sell your work you can sign up for an account. Once you’re logged in you’ll have the option to request contributor status. If you visit their FAQ you’ll find some more information on selling your work. The payout is 25%, or 30% if you supply images for Vector Stock exclusively. You can potentially earn up to 50% with their accelerated payment structure for artists who have had a high number of downloads.

Graphic Leftovers
start uploading your photos at graphic leftovers
Graphic Leftovers is a new site with the purpose of allowing designers the opportunity to sell their unused work. If you are used to doing client work, the stuff that the client doesn’t want can be sold at Graphic Leftovers. They have icons, illustrations, and even some website templates for sale. Regardless of how much you sell, you’ll earn 52% commission. You can get more details about selling your work at Graphic Leftovers.

Stockxpert

start uploading your photos at stockxpert

Stockxpert is similar to iStockphoto in terms of the photos and images that are available, although the selection is a bit less than iStockphoto. At Stockxpert you can earn 50% commission and you can view your stats and earnings in real time. Get more information about selling with Stockxpert.
 
Crestock
start uploading your photos at crestock
 
Crestock is another popular option for buying and selling stock photography and images. Their site does not offer details on payment structure or commissions (at least not that I could find), although there is an option toapply to become a seller.
 
Shutterstock
start uploading your photos at shutterstock
 
Shutterstock only sells photos and images by subscription, not on an individual basis. As a seller, you’ll get paid $0.25 every time one of your images is downloaded. Once you’ve hit $500 in earnings your commission will increase to $0.30 per download. You can sign up to be a seller from their website.
 

BigStockPhoto
start uploading your photos at BigStockPhoto
 
BigStockPhoto sells images individually, and you can earn $0.50 to $3 per download (or more on special license downloads). In order to be accepted into the program you’ll have to pass a test. You can get more information and sign up from their website.
 

Fotolia
start uploading your photos at fotofilia
 
Fotolia sells photos and images individually as well as through subscriptions. As a seller, you can earn up to 80% commission, with an average of 52%. You can sell your work with exclusive licenses and name your price.Get more information at their website.
 

Photospin
start uploading your photos at photospin
 
Photospin sells images by subscription. Their website allows you to inquire about becoming a seller, but there is no information about commissions or details.
 

Dreamstime
dreamstime
 
Dreamstime sells images individually. The base commission is 50% per download, but it can go as high as 80%. You’ll earn a high commission for exclusivity plus there are different levels according to how many of your files have been purchased. The more you sell, the more you make.
 

ShutterPoint
start uploading your photos at ShutterPoint
 
ShuttPoint is a much different option. With their service you will pay for the disk space that your images take up ($19 - $49 per year) but you’ll earn 70-85%. You can get more information at their website.

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