Alamy is a British stock photography website, started in 1999. It claims the world’s most diverse stock photo collection, with over 215 million stock images, vectors, videos, and 360-degree panoramic images.

You can sell anything from everyday images to specific niches. The platform has more than 60,000 contributors worldwide and over 110,000 buyers. 

Alamy has over 160 million videos and photos for sale on its website.  Photographers can upload their photos  without licensing or any other copyrights issues. 

Around 80,000 stock images are uploaded to Alamy every single day. 

It also offers an app, Stockimo, where you can sell iPhone photos and earn extra cash from your cell phone pictures

They have  a strict submission review process, so get ready to get rejected quite a few times. While they don’t edit or alter the images you submit, they do have strict guidelines.  They’ll reject images for different reasons, including bad exposure, camera artifacts, sharpness, and over-editing.

Alamy pays contributors monthly and has a straightforward payment structure.

  • It offers photographers  50 % royalty payment on each photo sold exclusively on Alamy.
  • For non exclusive sales, where you sell photos elsewhere, you’ll only get 40% commission. 
  • Payments are made on the first working day of the month; once your account balance has reached $50.
  • They make payments via PayPal, Skrill, or fund transfer. To date, Alamy has made $180 million in payouts to photographers.

In addition to the lucrative commissions, Alamy partners with several media agencies that allow you to sell live news images. If you can upload pictures about any breaking news you get paid as eyewitness account.

To join Alamy, photographers need to fill out a form and pass a quality control test.


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