Whether you are an amateur or a professional photographer or even an Instagrammer you can easily monetize your images within a few clicks.
You can sell your material on third-party website specialized in stock images. For a monthly fee, clients such as webmasters and businesses can download images for promotional use on their website or banners. When a client uploads one of your pictures, you get paid a commission based on the fee of the website. The material is not exclusive to the first buyer so you can keep on selling the same photos over and over.
Here are a few websites :
FreeDigitalPhotos, 70% commission
Alamy, 50% commission
EyeEm, 50% commission. Best for advertising photography.
Adobe Stock, 33% commission. Photos listed here are also listed on Fotolia which offers a commission between 20 and 63%.
Dreamstime, commission between 20 and 60%
Shutterstock, commission between 20 and 30%. You can also earn extra money by referring customers or photographers.
iStockphoto, commission between 15% and 45%. Micro-stock owned by Getty Images