Depositphotos

Got the photo bug? Earn from your hobby! Register as a contributor, upload your best stuff and make money every time a customer purchases!


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What Kind of Work Is it?

If you enjoy taking photos and videos or you have a talent for illustration and visual design you might like to try your hand at earning from your hobby, Depositphotos offers a way to offer your images for sale to a wide audience, in just a few simple steps. As a contributor on Depositphotos you can upload as many images as you want, and every time someone purchases one of your uploads, you make money.

Stock photography, video, graphics, and illustrations for editorial or commercial purposes are in huge demand. Many businesses, website operators, and other buyers can't afford full-time professional photographers or designers and look instead to broker sites like Depositphotos to fill their needs. The photos can end up in advertisements, brochures, publications, websites or even packaging.

After registering as a contributor on Depositphotos, you will be asked to upload a few of your best files for an examination to determine your eligibility. If you pass this exam, you will then be able to upload files, which will be reviewed to make sure they do not contain anything listed on the site's "Not Accepted" list. When your files pass inspection, they will become available to Depositphotos customers, who can then purchase the photos individually or through a monthly, daily, or pay-as-you-go subscription plans.

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How Do I Get Paid?

Depositphotos sets a standard price for your images, but you will receive a commission every time one of your images sells. The commission you receive depends on the license type, the resolution, and your contributor level and status. Depositphotos will keep track of your commission earned, and when your balance reaches $50 or more, you may withdraw funds from your account. Payment is through PayPal, Skrill, Webmoney or Payoneer.

If you refer artists or buyers, you will earn $0.03 commission for each sale your referred artist makes through a subscription and a 15% commission for every Pay-by-Credit or On Demand Downloads purchase your referred Buyer makes.

Qualifications and Requirements

You must be 18 or older, able to submit previous work samples and provide a scanned copy of an officially recognized identification document (driver's license, passport, etc.)

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Top Earner Tips

Depositphotos is not limited to photographs and videos: you can also sell vectors and illustrations. There is no limit on the number of files you can upload per day, so you have the potential to earn well if your files are in demand.

Uploading high-quality images will increase your sales, which in turn will increase your Contributor's Level. Remember that selling images is about more than just pretty pictures. Get in the habit of looking closely at published images to get a sense of what sells, and keep current with emerging trends. The higher your level, the more commission you will receive. Images sold individually and under subscription plans both depend on your Contributor's Level to determine the amount of commission you will receive.

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