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If you take amazing photos or videos, or you create top-notch vectors, and you’re at least 18 years old, you can earn money using Adobe Stock. Once called Fotolia, it was purcahsed by Adobe repurchased in 2014.

Adobe Stock sells images directly to Creative Cloud users. This is important because 

  • Users of popular programs like Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator can buy images directly from their design program, which can place  your image in front of more people than just the website itself.
  • If you already use the Adobe suite for other creative projects, you can add your images, videos, vectors, or illustrations to Adobe Stock directly from Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Bridge CC, and through the web.
  • By selling photos on Adobe Stock, you can reach millions of buyers and gain exposure to the world’s largest creative community inside their favorite apps.
  • One of the newest features is an auto-keywording feature which lists the most searched for keywords, making it easy to choose keywords.

The site accepts a wide variety of high-quality images in all subject areas.  Adobe has simplified the way you upload your photos. Instead of going through the slow process of tagging all of your images, Adobe’s smart tagging system does it for you.  To make your life even more easier, Adobe allows you to upload your photos through Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Bridge CC, or its website.

They are quick in giving feedback on submissions. Typically, one doesn’t have to wait for more than a day or two to get feedback on your images.  But they have strict content approval policy. They seem to pay attention to everything, from lighting to focus to intellectual property issues.

At Adobe Stock  you can receive royalties  between 20% and 46%. The royalties are due immediately. Once your account balance reaches $25, Adobe will send payment via PayPal or Skrill. Other sites wait until you reach a financial threshold, or after 30 days of sales.

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