Whether you’re a professional designer, web-developer, photographer or just doing some design work as a hobby you may be able to earn some money by selling your work online. In this article tripwire magazine present with 50 online services that you should check out if you have created unique designs, taken amazing pictures etc. that you want to allow others to use in return for some money.
Be aware that not all of the websites listed below have huge traffic numbers and may not expose your art very well. If you’re really serious about making a business by selling your design and art online you should do some investigations up front. A few tips.
Check the monthly page impressesion on compete.com below is an example of two website listed below where the long term popularity difference is very clear. The same is true for the expected increase in visitors going forward.
I personllay like to use compete.com but there are many other options like fx. alexa.com. Be careful with relying to much in metrics for non .com domains as they typically are significantly lower than the actual number.
The article has been organized into the following sections.
Section 1: Image and Vector Buy / Sell Marketplaces
Section 2: Templates Buy / Sell Marketplaces
Section 3: Fonts Buy / Sell Marketplaces
Section 4: Project and Competition Marketplaces
Section 5: Sell on T-shirts, cups, you name it…
Section 5: Organisations that you may be able to join
Earn $.25 per download for photography and vector images. It’s a very popular service wiyh currently more than 6 millon royalty-free stock photos availbale.
BigStockPhoto sells images individually, and you can earn $0.50 to $3 per download (or more on special license downloads). In order to be accepted into the program you’ll have to pass a test. You can get more information and sign up from their website.
Sell photos, illustrations, flash, video, and more through this quality-controlled site. istockphoto use a credit based system.
Stockxpert is similar to iStockphoto in terms of the photos and images that are available, although the selection is a bit less than iStockphoto. At Stockxpert you can earn 50% commission and you can view your stats and earnings in real time. Get more information about selling with Stockxpert.
Fotolia sells photos and images individually as well as through subscriptions. As a seller, you can earn up to 80% commission, with an average of 52%. You can sell your work with exclusive licenses and name your price. Get more information at their website.
Crestock is another popular option for buying and selling stock photography and images. Their site does not offer details on payment structure or commissions (at least not that I could find), although there is an option to apply to become a seller.
VectorStock™ is a Royalty-free vector stock art collection. Many of the vector files are unique to VectorStock™. All files are available for download as a zipped Vector EPS Version 8 file, many files include a native Adobe Illustrator™ CS file as well.
Sell any kind of digital product in your own customizable store and get paid instantly.
Sell logos, icons, illustrations, templates and more through this site. Graphic Leftovers use a credit based system.
A stock image seller for over 20 years, seems pretty selective in the work they except, and no mention of procentage.
With over 15 million images, you may get a little lost in the shuffle here, but if you can sell your work, you’ll get 65%.
Offers two payment systems: 50% of individual high res photo sale, and $.36 per subscription download.
Dreamstime sells images individually. The base commission is 50% per download, but it can go as high as 80%. You’ll earn a high commission for exclusivity plus there are different levels according to how many of your files have been purchased. The more you sell, the more you make.
Sell your stock video footage and motion graphics. You will earn at least 40% of the sales price.
Sell vector images, layered Photoshop files and more. You will earn at least 40% of the sales price.
Artbreak is a community marketplace for artists and art lovers. It’s a place for artists to share and sell their stuff, tell the world about themselves, get feedback, and make connections with other artists and people who like their work. It’s a place for art lovers to find incredible work from emerging artists from all over the world.
Swap your designs or codes for something else you need, or sell your work outright. The following categories are available.
An artwork marketplace that includes photography and digital art.
Sell your art online.
ThemeForest is an Envato Marketplace. At ThemeForest you can buy and sell site templates and themes to skin popular CMS products like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. Files are priced from just five dollars, based on the complexity, quality and use of the file. Anyone is free to sign up for an account and begin trading or purchasing files. You will earn at least 40% of the sales price.
At FlashDen you can buy and sell files to use in your Adobe Flash projects. You’ll find everything from preloaders to site templates, all selling for as little as $1. You will earn at least 40% of the sales price.
Design and sell WordPress Themes.Theme authors earn 70% of every sale by default. If your theme was created with the WP Themer Kit you will Earn 80% for every single sale you make!
Sell your digital images and vector graphics, along with stock video. Sellers can set their prices or those new to the world of licensing can use the Cutcaster Algorithm to find the fair market price.
Sell website, flash, logo and other templates.
Upload and sell your own website templates.
Sell templates, extensions and more for Joomla and WordPress.
Sell low-cost, css-based website templates.
List your templates for various systems here and connect directly with your buyers.
Sell your fonts as part of the largest font collection online.
Sell complete font character sets through this site.
Work on spec on a variety of design projects, competing against other designers.
Compete against other designers on real projects to win cash prizes.
Submit designs to this regular contest and receive cash prizes.
Bid on projects in a variety of categories including graphic design and web design.
List your design firm and have clients come to you for project bidding.
Create ads and compete against other designers to win cash prizes.
Put your artwork up for sale and have it voted on.
Put your designs on unique products to sell.
Well this is really different but quite fun. Why not put your designs on a dog-T-shirt and sell like that? Choose from
80+ customizable products, including apparel, home & office accessories to books, music and data CDs. Also, check out our new Direct Printing to give your apparel images greater durability, coming soon to select apparel. Select from our full line of products below, or use the links to the right.
Sell artwork in a variety of formats—framed, canvas, posters, greeting cards and more.
Another artwork marketplace where you can sell wall art, t-shirts, calendars and greeting cards.
Design a t-shirt, submit it for voting, and if it’s one of the best, see it made and sold.
Spreadshirt – Create custom t-shirts to sell.
pikistore – Set up your own online t-shirt store.
Premium WordPress theme designers who are always looking for new talent to join their team.
Premium themes site that is on the lookout for new designers to work with.
This site actively seeks new font designers to add to their collection.