You probably take several pictures a day on your Android or iOS device.
What if there were a way to turn that time and energy into cash? There is!
Fotolia is a stock photo company that will pay you to help it build out its library of photos, which it makes available to a variety of individuals and companies looking for cool images to use for their projects.
Fotolia CEO and founder Oleg Tscheltzoff said, “At first Instant was an experiment, because we knew mobile photography is a big trend that we should not ignore. Now we see that Instant is a source of fresh new images and sales for Fotolia that goes far beyond our expectations.”
It’s also a potential source of income for budding Ansel Adamses. Should the company select images you upload, they will pay out on a sliding scale. Here are a few screenshots of how the iOS app works — it’s easy, and even includes guidelines on how to take photos that will earn you $US$$.
The cost of an Instant image to buyers is 3 credits. That revenue is shared with the photographer according to the Fotolia contributor agreement. For per-image sales, the revenue share is from 20% to 63%.
Here’s a sample Instant photo and its pricing as prospective buyers see it. If you’re ready to get started, download the app here.
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