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Instagram is the most popular application used by smartphone and tablet users for posting photos on social media sites across the board. With the recent purchase by Facebook, there are new applications that photographers can use to make money with their Instagram photos! Why leave your Instagram art works and do not make them work for you? There are a few new companies and an additional option within Instagram itself that enables the users to make money with their photos.

Stock photo options for Instagram users

The easiest way to make money with your Instagram photographs is to add your daily photos to the Stockphotopants inventory as a stock photo and determine how you want to offer your works online. This deal is a bit too good to be true. Your membership within the platform is free, you can determine the licensing type, the price of your photo. No one has to buy credits if they want to purchase, all transactions are done through PayPal and get this – as the photographer you will receive 100% of the profits from the sale of your photos! This is not a commission based stock photo agency, this is a free platform where you are the boss and you get to sell your art works!

stockphotopants app

Plusgram is another photo selling site for Instragram users but is a bit different from Stockphotopants. Plusgram almost acts like an eBay as they will charge the seller a commission starting at 25% or less depending on your membership, monthly once the photos are sold. The seller will have an account with Plusgram that tallies the amount sold and then send an invoice to the seller for the commissions. This is easy, as the seller you do not have to do any calculations just be aware that there are commissions. The rest of the deal is the same, no fees for memberships, easy sign up, and just wait and see what your photos bring in for you.


Printed products you can sell from your Instagram photos

In addition to stock photo models that have been adopted on photo platforms for Instagram, some companies are taking the printed photo route where sellers create art through posters or retail items as in mugs or greeting cards, or sell their printed photos on canvas or as framed photos. The price for these items is higher where Instaprints has a base price for the merchandise and the seller increases the price which makes their profit. Instaprints is an arm of Instagram so integration of the two is instantaneous.


Personal memories created with Instagram photos

On a personal note as not all of us want to sell our photos online or make money with retail objects, Prinstagram lets Instagram users create personal objects for your friends, family or even clients. Create little mini photo albums, t-shirts, mini books, or posters that show a collection of your handpicked Instagram photos. This is a fun idea and the items you can make are memorable.


Find more ways to use your photos either as a stock photographer or as stock photos where you can earn extra income. Stock photo agencies or new Instagram applications are the best outlet to offer your photos for making more money. Whether you use iStockphoto, Shutterstock or the new Instragram photos, there are more ways to make income from your photos than ever before. Demand for stock photos has increased as digital media use has develope, so the opportunities for stock photographers are endless. Make your photos work for you or find out how to make other people photos work for you through existing new stock photo channels.


  1. Leah February 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm


    Hey, thanks so much for this post. I have a brother-in-law who has tons of pics from his hobby of photographing animals. I hope it’s as easy as you say, he’s not too web savvy.

    Thanks again for the info.

  2. Edwin Applewhite March 3, 2013 at 4:23 pm


    this is good info

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  4. Anj Munroe October 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm


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