Paid to Sell Photos

PxBee Review – Legit or Scam

PixBee is a relatively new photo site that gives photographers an opportunity to sell their photos online and earn money. This is the perfect opportunity for professionals or amateurs to join the site and sell photos they have taken on their mobile devices or with a camera. If you’ve tried selling your stock images on other marketplaces and there was too much competition, why not try this new site. The company is working hard to advertise everyone’s photos so they can help you sell your images.

How Does It Work?

  1. If you are a photographer or even a buyer, you’ll need to register on the site and create an account.
  2. Once you’ve joined the site, you can start to upload your photos to your account.
  3. The company will review each of the images that are uploaded to the site.
  4. They will determine if the image fits their guidelines before displaying them in the marketplace.

Photo Submission Guidelines What Attracts Buyers:

  1. The company looks for themed images that have a clear subject and display a precise expression.
  2. They need images that are suitable for design projects. The images must be neat and clean, have an uncomplicated background, display bright colors, and a strong sense of lines.
  3. Real life moments that are naturally captured.
  4. Different types of artistic expression with a visual
  5. Different places and cultures that are of They must have regional characteristics.
  6. Any type of photo that is taken from a different type of perspective that is very creative.

Unacceptable Photos The Company Will Reject:

  1. If you didn’t take the image yourself, don’t submit this to the company for approval.
  2. Every photo that is submitted must be 800px. If the image is smaller than the 800px the company will reject this image.
  3. Don’t upload photos that have a watermark, borders, text, stickers or any type of extra elements.
  4. They won’t accept images that contain sensitive or illegal content.
  5. If a photo has too much digital noise it isn’t a good fit for the site.
  6. Don’t submit blurred images or low-resolution
  7. Nobody will buy an image that is heavily
  8. Don’t get fancy with filters and add oversaturated colors or color cast.
  9. Any image that is over or underexposed.
  10. Don’t get fancy and try to blur part of the image or add post effects to your image.

Photo Licenses

  1. Each contributor on the site gives PxBee permission to license their images.
  2. All images that are offered on the site will comply with the terms of the license that the buyer purchases.
  3. The website has three different types of licenses that they offer. A Royalty-Free (RF), a Subscription and a One Time license.
  4. The three licenses will support commercial use.
  5. The only license that won’t support commercial use is portrait images that a model has refused to give their permission to use.
  6. An image that is the same size and the same type of image if sold as an RF License it will be priced higher on the site. These images are more flexible to use.
  7. If a person orders a Subscription License it is the most economical way to use a large number of images. However, this license is restricted to the subscription period. Therefore, the subscription would need to be renewed if the person wanted to keep using these images.
  8. A One-Time license will allow the buyer to embed his image as a design element that is part of a single design. The person will need to use the Fotor photo-editing or online toolset to do this.

Photo Categories:

  1. You can submit photos to the following categories:
    1. Portrait
    2. Winter
    3. Architecture
    4. City
    5. Landscape
    6. B&W
    7. Transport
    8. Still Life
    9. Food
    10. Sea
    11. Children
    12. Nightscape
    13. Plant
    14. Abstract
    15. Women
    16. Sunset

Image Pricing:

  1. Royalty-Free License – Standard License
    1. Small Image – $2.99
    2. Medium Image – $4.99
    3. Large Image – $9.99
  2. Annual Subscription:
    1. $0.27 per image per year. You can download 50 – 125 or 750 images per month.
    2. $0.34 per image per month. You can download 50 – 75 or 350 images per month.
  3. Each image that is purchased with the standard license don’t have any limits or restrictions to the number of times they are used.
  4. Any images purchased on the site can’t be resold or re-licensed.

Revenue Share:

  1. All contributors that uploaded images to the site will be approved and published on PxBee.
  2. The price the image is listed for and sold on the site is determined by the license type, size of the image, transaction model, the conditions or offers set by each buyer if an image has a model and the model has agreed to the sale of their photo.
  3. The company has the right to set different prices for the photos within the same transaction.
  4. The company can also set a different price for the photo if it is sold in another transaction.
  5. A buyer will pay PxBee for the image.
  6. All licenses on the site are non-exclusive which gives PxBee the right to sell the images to more than one buyer.
  7. PxBee shares the revenue earned from the sale of an image 50/50. The price is determined after all taxes and fees are paid.
  8. The money earned on the sale of the images will appear in the contributors account after the sale has been finalized.
  9. On the dashboard, a contributor will see two categories for the images they’ve sold. The Settled category will e updated at the end of a period or every 30 days. The second category is the Expected balance. This balance is held by the company and subject to adjustments before it is released to the contributor.
  10. The contributor can withdraw any funds that are in the Settled balance of their account.
  11. A contributor can request a cash out of the funds in their Settled Balance at any time.
  12. The company sends the contributors money to their PayPal account.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company that anyone can join to sell their photos online. The company will approve all photos before they are put in the marketplace and offered for sale. This is a relatively new company that has just opened up online and gives photographers and amateurs a chance to sell their images online and earn money for each sale. If you’re looking for a place to sell your photos online this is a good place to join. You’ll earn a revenue share from the company and the money is based on the sale of your images minus any taxes and fees. There is no minimum balance needed in your account to request your payment. You can withdraw your funds at any time to your PayPal account.

 

 

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Paid to Sell Photos

Fotolia Reviews – Legit or Scam

Fortolia is a photo site that provides royalty-free images, illustrations, graphics, and video clips. Members of the site can buy or sell images on the site. Furthermore, if you want to use the site to buy photos, graphics, or video clips they have a monthly package. Otherwise, you can purchase the items individually and use them on your website, presentation, blog, or business brochure.

How Does it Work?

  1. Create an account on the site. It is free to join and there are no monthly membership’s fees.
  2. Upload your images to the site. Choose if you’d like to offer these as free images or paid images.
  3. If you want to sell your images, determine the price of each image. The price has to fall within the guidelines of the company.
  4. If you add an AdThumb to your free images, the company shares the revenue with you. Any image in the free section that is downloaded they share the ad revenue with yours.

About the Site:

  1. The site was founded in 2005 in New York City.

How Do You Earn on the Site?

  1. You are paid a commission on the images you sell on the site. The site offers you a 33% commission on photos and vector art. You’ll receive a 35% commission for videos.
  2. Once your account reaches $50 you can request a payout. The company pays you through PayPal.

Buyers Complaints:

  1. As a buyer, you can purchase a monthly package so you can download images from the site. However, when you purchase this package the site continues to automatically bill your credit card month after month.
  2. If you don’t renew your monthly package, the unused credits in your account disappear. You never receive the number of images that you paid for.
  3. If you pay for a subscription and a few months later cancel this subscription, the company wipes your account clean and you can’t download the rest of the images you paid for.
  4. When you sign up for a subscription the company marks the automatic renewal option on your account. You don’t have a say so if you want to use the service or not. You are still billed for the service even if you cancel it.
  5. You can’t get anywhere with their customer service. If you call to complain about the automatic billing, you are referred to a massive legal document and told there is nothing they can do to help you.
  6. If your credit card is stolen and used to purchase photos on the site, they won’t refund your money. They claim you aren’t their customer and there isn’t anything they can do to help you.
  7. If you want some of the nicer images from the site, you’ll have to pay more for these images.
  8. The site has way too many popup ads on the site, which makes it difficult to use, find images, or edit the images you need to use.
  9. After paying for an image there are some that won’t download. When you try to contact customer service for help, they refuse to help or give you a refund.

Seller Complaints:

  1. If you are a contributor the company will refuse to take your best images. They will take your bad images and post them on the site.
  2. If you don’t use Adobe photo products, the site refuses to post your images.
  3. Many sellers cancel their account because the company doesn’t sell their images. When they move the same images to another agency online, their sales go up and the images sell.
  4. The search function on the site has changed and now doesn’t display all the images for sale. It only selects images that have a higher selling rate on them. Therefore, if you haven’t sold an image this isn’t displayed for the client to see.
  5. You can’t sell images on the site quickly. Other images sites sell their images faster and you’re paid for the images.
  6. It takes way too long to prioritize the keywords on your images to fit the site criteria.

Conclusion:

The site is legitimate and does pay you a commission on the sales of your images. However, it takes too long to sell your images on the site. Furthermore, the site has many issues with the buyers. They have a reoccurring charge on their credit cards and continue to charge their credit cards when they don’t want to download images from the site. If you’re a seller, the site is OK to use to sell your image. There are better sites online and you can sell images faster on these sites.

Warning:

  1. If you want to buy an image from the site check closely before submitting your credit card number. They have a box checked automatically that allow them to charge your credit card monthly.
  2. The company won’t refund the charges on your credit card, even if you dispute the charges and don’t want to use their service.
  3. If you cancel their service all your photo credits are removed from your account. You won’t be able to download the images you’ve paid for.