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6 Sell Stock Photos Success Stories [2023]

6 Sell Stock Photos Success Stories [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 Hanacek (from Brno, Czechia) started picjumbo over 9 years ago.

$10K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi! I'm Viktor and I run a free stock photo site picjumbo. Anyone can visit it and download any photo of mine for free, without any registration or email input, and use it for their blog, website, Instagram, or even a billboard.

While all photos are free, you can buy the All in One Pack to download all the free photos to your computer at once or sign up for PREMIUM Membership to get access to more unreleased photos, entire collections, and extra content every month. Together with advertising, these are the main sources of income and currently, picjumbo is above the $10,000/month mark.


2. Freepik

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

  • Website traffic: 67M/month
  • Business rank: #110

Check out their full website ➜

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. 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
  • Business rank: #1.28K

Check out their full website ➜

5. BrandCrowd

  • Website traffic: 2.52M/month
  • Business rank: #4.29K

Check out their full website ➜

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