Picfair is a London-based platform which enables anyone who takes photos – from amateur iPhone snapper to professional photographer to make money from your photos by selling their photography as both prints and digital downloads. Lots of photographers are making their first ever sales through Picfair, and an amateur photographer from the UK even had his first ever image sale featured on the front cover of Nat Geo Traveller!

Make Money From Your Photos

We take a deeper look at how Picfair works.

Signing up to Picfair is easy and it’s open to everyone. As soon as we sign up, we can start uploading images, which appear on our profile. After around 24 hours of a moderation period, our photos are now up for sale! When you make a sale, picfair takes care of all the legal malarkey and delivery of the image, whether it’s a digital download or a canvas or framed print.

Did You Know

Amateur photographer Trevor Mills sold his first ever photo to Nat Geo

Here’s the interesting part. Traditionally, there have been two ways for photographers to sell their work:

1) An online marketplace

2) Their own store website.

Picfair is the first platform to give you both, for free!

Signing up to Picfair is easy and it’s open to everyone. As soon as we sign up, we can start uploading images, which appear on our profile. After around 24 hours of a moderation period, our photos are now up for sale! When you make a sale, picfair takes care of all the legal malarkey and delivery of the image, whether it’s a digital download or a canvas or framed print.

Every image we upload is uploaded to both our personal store and the Picfair marketplace which is used by photo buyers around the world

This Is What The Market Place Looks Like

You can choose our own prices, which is surprisingly something that most other marketplaces don’t let you do.

Plus Picfair’s commission is only 20% too, which they take from the buyer. So if you set a price of $20, you will get $20, and Picfair will take $24 from the buyer. Compare this to other popular image marketplaces which are known for paying out $0.25 per sale, and it seems a good proposition!

They also get four free marketing guides to download which advise us on the best ways to promote our personal store.

We asked Picfair what image buyers are looking for:

“Everything! Buyers on the Picfair marketplace are usually art directors, picture editors, publishers, marketers, designers etc. It might be a tourist board looking for authentic images of their town, or it could be Jack Daniels looking for images for their next advertising campaign. Travel based images tend to do well on the marketplace – but you never know what the next buyer is going to be looking for. Your personal store depends on what you do with it. Some photographers use their Picfair store to focus on selling beautiful landscape prints; some use it as a portfolio to show off their best work and find more clients. However you want to use it, you can.”

It’s all very simple to use and you can control everything from the look of our store to our image prices from one dashboard.

Get 33% Off Picfair Plus

make money from your photos

Where things get really interesting is when you look at Picfair Plus. With the free version of Picfair you get your images listed in Picfair’s global marketplace, your own basic store, and you can sell prints and downloads, which is an amazing offering for free.

Get 33% discount on Picfair Plus

But for $6.99 a month (or $69.99 a year), you can really start to unleash the potential of your personal store. The Picfair Plus offering gives you more customization options, lets you use your own logo and watermarks, removes the Picfair branding, lets you display albums in your store rather than just a stream of images, and lets you use your own domain. It’s basically a fully fledged professional website… for $6.99 a month! Quite an incredible price if you ask us.

You can see more examples of Picfair Plus stores here.

Overall, Picfair is an amazing offering if you’re looking for a place to sell your photos. We recommend trying it out for anyone with a good eye for a photo, particularly those who’ve never done anything like this before. Picfair is the easiest – and as far as we can see, the fairest – place to do it.

Picfair has kindly given all readers of TCS a 33% discount on all Picfair Plus plans. Just use the code TCS33 at checkout. Sign up here.

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