Money Making Opportunities by Selling Images at Alamy

One of the biggest money making opportunities online other than writing, designing and programming is selling images online as photographer. If you have been checking and keeping up with this money making opportunities online blog, you’ll discover that I’ve introduced a lot of website which enable photographers to sell their images or photos online. All the websites introduced are good platforms for photographers to sell their photos. Just that you need to read the terms and conditions carefully as they all operate differently. Although each websites have different rates and commission, you still able to make money as long as you have a large amount of good quality images. You may try to check if you’re allowed to upload the same images or photos to multiple websites. This will definitely increase the sales as exposure is greater.

Alamy is another website I like to introduce in this post. The website was founded back in 1999 and has a total of 23 million images in stock. The site has paid out over $80 million to contributors for the last 12 years.  Contributors get 60% of the money on each sale. The rate definitely sounds good to me. Next is to check out how good sales convert. Photographers get to retain all copyright and editorial control of the images. Just like any other website, the images or photos will be sell through the network of overseas distributes online.

Payments are done via check or wire transfer monthly. Minimum payout is US$250. Payment fees of US$8 will be charge for using Check and US$11 for using wire transfer. There will also a foreign exchange fee of 1% if you choose not to receive payment in US dollar. Judging from the minimum payout amount, you need to be a serious image or photo seller to produce enough profits for payout every month.

P/S: Couple of things I don’t like about Alamy is the payment method which PayPal is not included. Second is the minimum payout amount of US$250 which might take ages to achieve. Unless my images or photos can easily make US$250 of sales monthly, I might not stay on long. Buy I’ll have to try it out to know the result.



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2 Responses to “Money Making Opportunities by Selling Images at Alamy”

  1. Jason says:

    Yeah, the minimum payment threshold is a bit high, but it really depends on how many images you have for sale. If there are many probably is not that much. It also depends on their traffic.

  2. James says:

    I am selling photographs on this website for a couple of years. Definitely trusted source and a lot of traffic.