6 Sell Stock Photos Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
A Sell Stock Photos

Stock photography is the supply of licensed photographs for specific uses. If you have a camera and love traveling or taking photos, you can start your own stock photo business.

Create a stock photography website and upload the best shots to start your stock photography business. To ensure professional images, you can hire freelance photographers and photo editors. Alternatively, you can invest in a professional camera and learn the art of photography before launching your business.

Running a stock photo website allows you to create unlimited earning potential. Besides, stock photographers enjoy flexible working hours and have the potential for passive income.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a sell stock photos:

1. picjumbo ($120K/year)

Viktor wanted to create an online passive income opportunity by selling his photos. However, all the paid sites rejected his images for being low quality. This rejection made him angry but also fueled his desire to start his own business.

How much they make: $120K/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 0


How This Solo Founder Built A $120K/Year Stock Photographs Website

Picjumbo is a free stock photo site created by solo founder Viktor Hanacek that has amassed 150,000 monthly visitors, 5,000 free photos, over 10,000 premium photos, and brings in over $10,000/month in revenue through advertising and premium membership.

Viktor started picjumbo over 10 years ago
Viktor grew the business to $10K/month
Read by 3,996 founders

Learn more about starting a sell stock photos:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a sell stock photos?
-> Pros and cons of a sell stock photos

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established sell stock photos

Other resources

4. Freepik

Millions of Free Graphic Resources. ✓ Vectors ✓ Stock Photos ✓ PSD ✓ Icons ✓ All that you need for your Creative Projects

Website traffic: 67M/month


5. VectorStock

Royalty free vector images, vector art, graphics, clipart, illustrations and high resolution stock images. Find the vectors you want!

Website traffic: 7.3M/month


6. BrandCrowd

Where they're located: Corona, California, United States
Website traffic: 2.52M/month