How it works: If you are a talented photographer and have a collection of photos or videos, you can try selling them on You get paid each time someone downloads the photo you submitted.


Payment: If the buyer is a Shutterstock subscriber, you get 25 cents per image; if the buyer is purchasing on demand you get 81 cents per image. Some single images will pay you 20% or the sale price. The more photos you submit, the better your chance is of getting them sold. Your earnings have potential to increase over time.