Here's the thing - from my experience, illustrations sell much better than photos on stock sites.
Now, I'm not an illustrator, and I can't draw - which is why I have software create the images for me. The sample above was created with Cinema4D in less than 5 minutes. I can change the text and churn out dozens of variations in a single hour.
Yes, Cinema4D is pretty expensive - like around $700-$800 US - and you need a fairly modern PC to run it - but it's still a lot cheaper than a decent DSLR camera - and you never have to leave the house to take pictures!
Another benefit is that you never have to deal with model/property releases. EVER!
I have about 500 images in my portfolio which earn me a steady $4-$10 in passive income each and every day. (If you want to see my portfolio, send me a private message and I will send you a link)
GROWTH HACK #1:
Create your illustrations in several different languages to amplify your earnings.
GROWTH HACK #2:
Submit your illustrations to several stock photo sites to amplify your earnings.
GROWTH HACK #3:
Create a blog and have it automatically update your Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Linkedin feeds with your latest creations.
GROWTH HACK #4:
Because every graphic is created with a physics engine, no two illustrations will ever be the same - therefore, you can sell them on Fiverr with full resell rights so others can make money too!
Hope you found this post helpful! It's my first one on Warrior Forums.
Wishing you all a happy and successful 2018!