12 Best Photography Websites To Make Money in 2019 That Aren’t Microstock



In this video, I walk through how much money I have made from uploading my photos to the 12 best photography websites to make money in 2019. The twist is that none of the sites in the list are Microstock sites. I explain how much effort I have put into each site to make the money and even include tips on how to use the sites.

Here is a list of links to my each of the sites so you know I am not full of it and so you can see the types of photos I am uploading to get these results:

Social Media Sites
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SouvenirPixels/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/souvenirpixels/
PInterest – https://www.pinterest.ca/jameswheeler/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/souvenirpixels

Photography Community Sites
Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/james_wheeler/
500px – https://500px.com/jameswheeler
Smugmug – https://www.souvenirpixels.com/
Viewbug – https://www.viewbug.com/member/jameswheeler

Print on Demand Sites
Fine Art America (FAA) – https://james-wheeler.pixels.com/
RedBubble – https://www.redbubble.com/people/SouvenirPixels

Free Stock Photography
Pexels – https://www.pexels.com/@souvenirpixels
Pixabay – https://pixabay.com/users/jameswheeler-5314099/

If you have had success making money selling photos on other photography websites, I would love to hear about it in the comments below.

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10 thoughts on “12 Best Photography Websites To Make Money in 2019 That Aren’t Microstock”

  1. Try out ClickaSnap Website too. You can earn money per your photos views plus you can sell your photos. It is an international website – so everyone can join. Not saying you are going to get rich there right away, but if you are interested in Photography, it is a nice and an intellegent website to start with to share, to see other photos, learn and yes earn. It is a very growing website along with a friendly community and yes it is LEGIT.

  2. Hi James thanks for the very informative video, you have had a lot of experience in this, I on the other hand am new to it. I have only been photographing for 2 years opened a gallery on Smug Mug but my gallery is rather small about 40 photos. In you're experience is that too small a gallery, should I wait until I have at least 100 photos ? I feel I have jumped the gun.

  3. This was very informative and well explained. Awesome. How do you keep track of which photos you have uploaded to which sites though? Do you save all your photos on hard drives or cloud storage?

  4. Hello! Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us!
    I was wondering: when you upload on Pexels or Pixabay, do you keep the same photos on the other stock sites as well?
    Is it possible to do it or it's against other stock agencies policy?
    Thank you!

  5. I was uploading to Pixabay several years back when my interest in photography was brand new. Granted, many of my pictures there sucked because I was still learning but they were ALL getting downloads.
    I was getting tips each month, one was a $30 tip. Since then I had a falling out with management and vowed to never upload there again which I have upheld and I moved to microstock instead.
    I still get tips from Pixabay to this day, but not as many as I used to get. Last week I got 2 donations from them, $1 and $5. My portfolio has 515 images. Some contributors there have 10k+ images, professional quality too. Just imagine their tips each month…!

  6. I use http://www.shutterforge.com. It’s free, made for photographers by photographers. I’ve never used smugmug since shutterforge seems similar. Shutterforge used to be unlimited uploads but recently changed to 40g. If you need more space after that 40g there is a fee.

  7. You say how much money you made, as promised… but you don't explain how much time that money was generated through. There is a difference in making $300 in a week vs 5 years. A few hundred dollars over a few years is much less encouraging and interesting…

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