If you already have good photos or a camera that you could use to take quality photos, it’s a good idea to sell on stock and get some income whether you’re a pro photographer or a hobbyist photographer.
How to sell
First, you need to understand what consumers are looking for. Find the best photos that you believe could be used for commercial purposes. Some photo category types that sell best are Portrait Photography, Food Photography, Landscapes and fine art photography. All you need to do is create your own Shutterstock’s account and start selling.
How much you can make depends on so many things, the quality of your images, how good your keywords are, the number of images you have, the commercial value of your images, how often you upload and so on. So the more your photos are downloaded the more you will earn. Shutterstock has three payment methods for the contributors, Bank Check, PayPal, and Skrill.
You’ll need to constantly improve your photography skills for you to stand out. So if you are highly motivated and have lots of time to do the work, then you can make good money.