We all take pictures on our smartphones right? What if you could turn your photos into cash?
Now you can thanks to some new websites that sell your pictures to advertisers and marketers who need stock photos.
We asked tech guru Bill Greenleaf to check out some of the new sites that connect amateur photographers with buyers.
"You just have to use your imagination and I'm sure this will probably explode," said Greenleaf.
Greenleaf says the average listing was between $5 and $20 dollars but he's seen some as much as $200. How do the sites make money? They take a 20-30% cut of the sale.
"It didn't cost nothing to set up the account. Post a few pictures up there, go through your albums and maybe you'll get lucky."
"A word of caution, make sure any subject in the photo is OK with you selling it. And don't upload any photo that's copyrighted."
So how do you up your chances of getting sold?
"Go out there and see what the competition is doing if you're looking at it in a competitive way there and see what they're taking picture of," said Greenleaf.
And some sites like Rawporter offer assignments like following a celebrity who is coming to your town.
"And obviously they know where those celebrities are so they'll know based on your location whether or not you know you'll be able to except that assignment. Somebody coming to concert, that would be an opportunity for you, you know."
Greenleaf says the payment methods are done through PayPal which is good because you don't have enter your bank account number.
Get the picture?
Look, your chances of making a lot may be slim, but at least there's nothing to lose.
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