Sell stock photography

Stock photography is a great alternative for artists looking for a side hustle. If you have a professional-grade digital camera, you can sell your high-resolution shots on dozens of sites. Some of the most popular are Shutterstock, Getty Images, Dreamstime, and iStock.

To sell stock photos and videos online, you’ll need basic knowledge of the types of images clients are looking for. You’ll also need to determine whether your photos will be royalty-free (meaning there is no additional payment after the first purchase) or rights-managed.

If you’re using models, you may want to look into model releases to protect your models’ image and your own liability.