Photography is a difficult profession to master. Fortunately, with the Internet opening the marketplace up, professional and amateur photographers alike now have an unlimited opportunity to put their photos out there with the potential to make an incredible amount of money. However, since there is so much potential for income competition is fierce and there is no room for mediocre photos. Therefore, if you believe in the quality of your photos here is some information that can give you a head start on how to sell your photos online.
Researching stock photography sites is probably the first thing you will want to do. There are many stock photography sites that invite photographers to submit their best photographs for sale. Once accepted your photos are then viewed by potential buyers who come from all walks of life, from housewives to web designers to marketing and advertising executives. If your photo catches their eye, and meets their requirements, they will then purchase the photo and a portion of the sale will go to you. Now, the commission rates vary depending on the site and you will definitely want to look into how much you will be expected to give away to the site itself.
Some of the most visited stock photography sites include, iStockphoto, Stockexpert, Fotolia, Crestock and Dreamstime. iStockphoto is one of the most popular pick by many photographers owing to its great reputation ever since its existence in 2001. It boasts a higher traffic due a vast stock of fascinating photographs and pictures of experienced photographers. This means that stocking your photograph on this site would ensure it being exposed and viewed by a wide belt of targeted audience like web designers, advertisers etc.
Another well known site is Stockexpert, which is also known for variety and quality of photographs.