Sell Photos on iStockphoto and Make Money

Earn by selling images on iStockPhoto
Agency name: iStockphoto

Supported Types
Editorial: Yes.
Images: Yes, must 1600 x 1200 pixels or larger - JPEG only.
Illustrations: Yes.
Vectors: Yes, compatibility with AI8 is required.
Flash: Yes.
Audio: Yes.
Videos: Yes.
Licenses: Royalty Free.

For every item sold or downloaded, you will receive a payout based on the content or sale type:
1) 15% for content sold via single-image download. This pay rate can go up to 20% depending on the number of sales.
2) 40% for exclusive content.
3) Minimum value of $0.65 per subscription downloads.

They have a slightly complex payment structure as compared to other microstock agencies but nevertheless, this site has huge traffic which definitely increases the probability of your image being downloaded at least a few number of times a day.

You can convert your iStockphoto earnings into credits at a 1:1 ratio.

Minimum Payout: $100.
Payout: Request.
Payment: Cheque, Paypal, Moneybookers, Direct deposit or iStockphoto's MasterCard Payoneer.

Referral Program: Yes.
Upload methods: Image Manager.
Language: English, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish, Japanese, Polish.

Headquarters: Suite 200 - 1240 20th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1M8, Canada.
International toll free - 00 800 6664 6664

Registered Users: Over 150,000, considering the strict acceptance rules.

About: Started in 2000 with only a handful of images, iStockphoto has now become the most prestigious Microstock Agency. Since its launch the purchase rates have gone up, which definitely is a good news for photographers.

It was acquired by Getty Images in 2006 for $50million.

As a buyer, you will find some of the best images in their collection but for a slightly higher price due to their strict quality guidelines which make them perfect for anybody.

As a Contributor, this place offers wide range of opportunities to make money by selling photos if you fall under semi-pro or pro-photographer category. A new photographer might find it hard to get their photos approved initially, but don't give up.