Selling Instagram Photos

Posted on 4/18/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

The Instagram community of 100 million users will have a new way to market their images with the August 2013 launch of InstaStockImages .  

Through InstaStock Images, Instagram users will be able to upload pictures from their Instagram accounts and set a selling price for their photos. Most images on the site will be royalty-free. Buyers on the site simply purchase a license and are able to have unlimited creative use of their royalty-free image.

Founder and CEO, Laneia Moore says the philosophy behind InstaStock Images business model is inspired by micro entrepreneurship. "We wanted to create a way for Instagram users to be able to share in the success of the platform by making money from their pictures. Sometimes an extra hundred dollars here or there can really make a difference in someone's life. We just believe it's the perfect way to monetize the love that Instagram fans have for the app."

In terms of stock photo sites, InstaStock Images plans to be the best deal on the internet because they are centered on the fans and helping people find ways to make small amounts of supplemental income. While the average content creator can earn roughly $.25 on some competitor stock photography sites, users of InstaStock Images can earn at least 3 times as much. This is possible because there will be a 40/60 split with InstaStock Images, with Instagram users keeping 60% of the money sold from their photographs.??

With over 7 million daily visitors, and more traffic than Twitter, it's safe to say Instagram isn't going anywhere soon. By working together with InstaStock Images, Instagram users can harness the power of Instagram and begin making money from their passion.?

To sign up for an account, visit the site at

Copyright © 2013 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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