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Top Websites For Selling Your Photos

Last updated on 07/Oct/2012

Microstock websites are great way to sell photos/illustrations created by you. Through microstock websites(listed below), even a hobbyist photographer/illustrator can earn money by uploading and selling photos/illustrations. Here's a list of microstock sites where you can can turn your hobby into a revenue stream. Some sites are difficult to get into as they review a few photos for technical quality and commercial potential before accepting anybody as contributor. So here's the list of websites where you can get started....

The Superstar

Microstock Website Alexa Ranking Performance How to get into? Minimum payout No. of Images Join Microstock!
shutterstock.com  9/10 Review of 10 images. 7 should pass. $75 21 million Shutterstock.com

Other Top Performers

Microstock Website Alexa Ranking Performance How to get into? Minimum payout No. of Images Join Microstock!
istockphoto.cpm  5/10 Review of 3 images. All 3 should pass. $100 9 million iStockPhoto.com
fotolia.com  4/10 No Test $50 18 million Fotolia.com
dreamstime.com  3/10 No Test $100 14 million Dreamstime.com

Moderate Performers

Microstock Website Alexa Ranking Performance How to get into? Minimum payout No. of Images Join Microstock!
123rf.com  2/10 Review of 10 images. All 10 should pass. $50 15 million 123RF.com
DepositPhotos.com  2/10 Review of 5 images. All 5 should pass. $50 9 million DepositPhotos.com
bigstockphoto.com  1/10 Review of 15 questions $30 11 million Bigstockphoto.com
canstockphoto.com  1/10 Review of 3 Images. All 3 should pass. $50 7 million Canstockphoto.com
photodune.net  1/10 Review of 10 questions $50 2 million PhotoDune.net
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