One little known way to make money online is by contributing micro stock photographs to online sites that need them. You do not need to be a professional photographer to earn money with your photographs.
People are in constant need of stock photographs for websites, brochures and websites and so on. They are also willing to spend money for the right image. People usually look for stock photos by using keywords and not by the artist who took the picture. So your chances of getting picked are roughly the same.
This is a great and simple way to make money online. You just need to be careful that you do not use copyrighted art, trademark brands or people’s faces unless you have a signed release by the model. Everything else is fair game. You would be floored by what people want pictures of, so do not ever jump to conclusions.
If it is a relatively decent photograph, then you should upload it onto one of the free websites that will pay you for every time it is selected. Some of the websites that offer this service are Fotolia, Dreamstime, iStockphoto and ShutterShock.
To make money online this way you need to make sure that your photos are in high resolution format and good stock photographs. Stock photography is imagery that can be licensed for users including graphic artists, designers, advertising agencies, art directors, in magazine ads, marketing brochures and professionals and websites.
You can make money online this way because you get paid a commission instead of the buyer hiring a professional photographer to create an image. The Majority of the agencies rank each photo based on its potential for sale and quality. You should make sure your pictures are crisp, nicely composed, clear and free of digital noise that can be caused by over-processing or exposures that are too long or too short.
Snap shots and tourist photos do not sell. Photos must be highly usable and commercially in demand. You can always peruse the most popular galleries once you have signed up with an agency.