Photo Selling Apps:

Earn Money With Your Cell Phone Image

Whether an amateur, hobbyist, or established photographer, photo selling apps are a great way to make money online.

Selling photos on various photo selling apps also helps supplement freelance work and can be a welcome source of passive income simply by uploading pictures taken straight from your phone. 

The following are selling apps to consider when looking for a digital space to sell photos straight from your phone. 

Shutterstock is one of the most established stock agencies. Once photographers register and submit their work, Shutterstock takes 1 to 2 days to review submissions against their technical and compliance requirements. 


Photographers can contribute photos to iStock or even the parent company Getty Images upon approval. Download the Contributor by Getty Images app to get started.

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Foap has attracted some major brands like Nivea, Kraft Heinz, and Volvo to its photo selling marketplace. One feature of Foap is that it sets up ‘missions' or competitions where photographers submit photos and videos that meet specific criteria.


Alamy is the parent company of the mobile app Stockimo and is one of the largest stock photo agencies. Photos are sold through Alamy, but Alamy's commission is 50%, and the Stockimo app pays 20% on the sale of mobile phone images. 


Contributors benefit from Adobe's machine learning intelligence and creative cloud apps to upload, input keywords, and sell images.

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