THE REAL WAY to make stupid money from PICS newb friendly

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Whenever I tell my friends and family the things I do online to make money, I always get asked the same question....

How do you make money from selling pics of everyday stuff?

I am going to give back to the forum, and post my method

If you are like me and love taking pics, have thousands on my computer and are looking for a way you can make some money from your pics. You are probably unsure where and how to start.....
You have found the right Post!!

I have been successful, and I am going to share with you how I do indeed make money and do indeed sell images online for profit.

The Most Profitable Decision ever made is to make money from pics

Where are my pics listed?
Zazzle!, I have weeded out all the horrible pic payers! YOUR WELCOME :p

Zazzle is a print on demand company, it allows people to create their own images and promote them. Zazzle pays you when someone buys your product, and they also pay you when you send people to Zazzle.... WIN WIN WIN!!

I have 1000s of images , some of my photos look great as a 5x9 and no larger, so I wanted somewhere to showcase them. I am currently working on building up my image pool, and once finished I will have my own store, which I can send buyers to.

Its very easy to work with Zazzle and I enjoy it. The benefits are great, and you can design products to go on a lot of your articles. Zazzle is free to signup.


Ways to sell your images

Get Prepared, go through your hardrive of pics and group similar categories together - eg landscapes, animals, buildings,people, etc.

Remember though even if YOU don't like the pic, dont throw it away! The world is full of people who have different tastes, try it out! you will see exactly what I mean.

I have uploaded thousands of pics in different portfolios and some pics have been rejected, maybe as there is already too much content in the category - Don't let this scare you, this just means they are looking at your pics. I find that looking at other peoples files and searching key words helps me to figure out what will be accepted.

FOTOLIA
fotolia is a worldwide marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing people to legally buy and share images and illustrations
SECRET - use FOTOLIA and ZAZZLE together for best results

It's really not that hard to make STUPID money from selling your pics. Do, what I do and make some passive side income from the old pics on your hard drive!!

If you have any questions, I'm available to talk or skype or somethin
Have a wonderful day Warriors!

Alissa
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    What do you do about model releases for photos of people?
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    • Profile picture of the author VeskeyMedia
      I do a lot of landscape, nature, texture type stuff. but I have defiantly done some street photography too.

      You don't need a model release as long as the person is in a public area and not on private property, In the US, you are even allowed to sell a recognizable photo of someone on the street as a work of art. You are NOT allowed to use a photo of someones face to sell a product without a model release.

      Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    The copyright info you've shared isn't entirely correct, Veskey. If you take a picture of someone without their permission and sell the image, the person can sue you if it is recognizably them. They need to sign a release form. All citizens have rights of privacy. This is why any company taking a picture of people asks permission first.
    Celebrities, however, are not protected. In other words, if you see a celebrity in a park and take their picture, you have the right to publish it. Why do I know this? I spent years protecting legal rights of celebrities who wanted the laws changed so they could have more protection. Some even felt unsafe because of stalking photographers. That's another story though.
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    • Profile picture of the author VeskeyMedia
      Originally Posted by godinu View Post

      The copyright info you've shared isn't entirely correct, Veskey. If you take a picture of someone without their permission and sell the image, the person can sue you if it is recognizably them. They need to sign a release form. All citizens have rights of privacy. This is why any company taking a picture of people asks permission first.
      Celebrities, however, are not protected. In other words, if you see a celebrity in a park and take their picture, you have the right to publish it. Why do I know this? I spent years protecting legal rights of celebrities who wanted the laws changed so they could have more protection. Some even felt unsafe because of stalking photographers. That's another story though.
      Thanks for the reply, I was not aware of this information. A united states law that allows us to take pics of celebs and sell them, but forbids us from taking pics of people and selling them? what classifies someone as a celeb then? where is the line of it not being ok??
      I have never taken a photo of someones face and sold products with it, without consent. But I have taken plenty of pics in public with people in the background, without consent, then sold the pics
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by VeskeyMedia View Post

        Thanks for the reply, I was not aware of this information. A united states law that allows us to take pics of celebs and sell them, but forbids us from taking pics of people and selling them? what classifies someone as a celeb then? where is the line of it not being ok??
        I have never taken a photo of someones face and sold products with it, without consent. But I have taken plenty of pics in public with people in the background, without consent, then sold the pics
        [Standard disclaimer: IANAL, etc.]

        As I understand it, the law does not actually name 'celebrities' as a group. As you said, classifying whether or not someone qualifies as a celebrity can be tricky. Rather, the law makes a distinction for 'public figures' - people who are in the public eye. This group is usually loosely defined as those who seek publicity, such as entertainers and politicians.

        As for the line between okay and not okay, that's the subject of regular litigation as celebs seek to protect their privacy and that of their families and paparazzi seek to maximize their ability to intrude (along with their income).

        For a current example, look at the coverage of Tropical Storm Isaac. If the reporter is doing a report, and some joker mugs in the background or is simply walking down the beach, no release necessary. If they interview those people on camera, you can bet they have a signed release in the bag.
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        • Profile picture of the author VeskeyMedia
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          [Standard disclaimer: IANAL, etc.]
          For a current example, look at the coverage of Tropical Storm Isaac. If the reporter is doing a report, and some joker mugs in the background or is simply walking down the beach, no release necessary. If they interview those people on camera, you can bet they have a signed release in the bag.
          Yes that's exactly how I suspected it would work Thanks for the Reply!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave3110
    A friend of mine used Zazzle and has over 10000 pictures to his name. According to him he nets about $150 a month, which isn't bad considering he's be taking them anyway
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  • Profile picture of the author PureQuality
    wow this should be very interesting website to use ... great find and share
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  • Profile picture of the author PureQuality
    Do you know what programs that are effective and cheap to make designs
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  • Oh boy here we go, sharing assumed legal advice, and or read somewhere.

    Kids. Stop!

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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

      Oh boy here we go, sharing assumed legal advice, and or read somewhere.

      Kids. Stop!

      Arnold Stolting.
      Oh, boy, condescension. Yeah, that works...:rolleyes:

      Edit:

      Here's a link that will back what I said:

      http://asmp.org/tutorials/frequently...leases.html#q1
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Like John, I am not an attorney, but during my 38 years of owning a photography studio I needed to have to have a signed release of anyone in an image if the image was to be used for a commercial purpose. Selling stock images is commercial use.

    During the days of film, on a typical week, I would go through 300 to 400 rolls of film. When I went digital, the number of images I made seemed to triple. I know it at leased doubled.

    Since most of these images were made for customers, I owned the copyrights, but I did not own the rights to use the images for any commercial purpose other than that for which the images were made.

    My favorite attorney (wife) insisted that I get a signed release from anyone whose image would be put on my website. And I even carried a pack of releases with me whenever we went on vacation, so I could get one signed if a person was to be in the image, when I was shooting specifically for stock photography.

    My stock was listed (in the days of film actually located) at an agency in Chicago. The agency also insited upon my having a signed release.

    These releases also doubled as property releases. If I photographed a property or item owned by someone, and the image might be used for any commercial (make money) purpose, I had to have a signed release from the owner of that property.

    For example I reciently wanted to use an image of a particular office building located on the Cincinnati river front. I couldn't use it for the commercial purpose for which I wanted. I could use a general shot of the entire Cincinnati skyline photographed from the Kentucky side of the Ohio river, because that general skyline shot did not single out any one building. Buildings are property.

    :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author kimonerz
    Just wondering, do these photographs have to look professional?

    Would I have to photoshop these pictures, or would a good camera on auto without any editing be okay?
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    • Profile picture of the author VeskeyMedia
      Originally Posted by kimonerz View Post

      Just wondering, do these photographs have to look professional?

      Would I have to photoshop these pictures, or would a good camera on auto without any editing be okay?
      Yes! most of the pics I list are raw files straight from the camera! try it out, its a great way to make a few extra bucks for doing nothing
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  • Profile picture of the author 1byte
    Hi Alissa,

    Well, in a previous thread you started you said you had "http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...ml#post6867879" .

    I'm so glad to see that you're getting beyond your boredom by doing something to "give back" and help your fellow internet marketers (something I suggested, as well as others). Good ideas really, I wish I had a portfolio of pictures/graphics I could use to make a few extra bucks. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    This is the best way to explain it....

    You are at the beach playing volleyball in your little bikini or speedo when three photographers show up. One is with the local newspaper, another a fine art photographer and the other a stock photographer.

    Your image is published on the front page of the newspaper without your consent. This is considered editorial use and you have no rights to your image. The image could also appear on a travel website or printed in a school textbook. If he has a video camera he can use your footage in a documentary. All of this without your permission because there is no expectation of privacy in public.

    The fine art photographer holds the same rights. Your image could be displayed as a 50 foot high print and hung in NYC without your consent. Framed prints can be sold to the public with you receiving nothing.

    The third photographer is there building his commercial stock collection. Nike buys your photo and features you in a magazine ad. In this instance a model release is required since you are portrayed as pushing or endorsing a product.
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  • Profile picture of the author srh76
    It never ceases to amaze me how people discover ways to make money online. I really enjoy photography (so does my brother-in-law) thanks for the interesting tips Vesky, I just signed up to Zazzle and will give it a go!
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