Thanks to smartphones, anyone can have high-quality cameras and editing tools right in their pockets, and companies are taking notice. In fact, there are several apps and websites out there that can help anyone make extra money by selling smartphone photos to businesses.
Instead of relying solely on professional photographers and stock photo sites, many brands now want unique content that reflects everyday life. Scoopshot is a free app for Android and iOS that lets you upload your photos and sell them to publishers. The app recently introduced an in-image ad network to help users make money through ad sales, too.
The feature is ideal for editorial websites and brand marketers looking to aggregate user-generated content and post it online. They can embed the photos for free, and they appear with an ad stripped across the bottom of the photo, much like you’d see in a banner ad on YouTube.
Photographers get to keep 50% of the revenue earned from embedded ads.