When do I get paid?
We will deposit your sales to you immediately after a transaction has been completed. All payments are sent to your connected PayPal or Stripe account.
What file formats do you support?
We support ALL file formats. You can upload any file type with any extension to Payhip.
Can I cancel my account at anytime
Absolutely, you'll be able to cancel your account whenever you'd like if you decide we're not for you.
What type of photos sell best?
One of the most popular types of photography online is stock photography. These images are ones that can be easily used for web pages, flyers, ebooks, and other publications, both in print and online. Photos of animals, people in everyday situations, and celebrities are always popular. To sell well, your photos should be high resolution (at least 4 MP, ideally higher).
Is it worth selling photos online?
Just like with any online business, it can take time to make money when selling photos online. You may find you need to put in quite a bit of work early on without seeing much financial return on your time investment. However, many photographers have successful businesses selling photos online - and using Payhip, you don't need to pay a single cent till you make your first sale.
Are my photos good enough to sell?
Your photos need to be technically competent in order to sell well. That means they should be sharp, in focus, correctly exposed, and properly framed. A blurry snapshot simply isn't going to sell. However, you don't need to be a professional photographer in order to make money from your photos. Ultimately, the only way you'll really know whether your photos are good enough to sell is by putting them out there for people to buy.
Where can I sell photos online for free?
Payhip lets you sell your photos for free. You don't need to pay anything until you make a sale, then you simply pay a small commission on every sale. This makes it easy to start your photography business, even if you're on a very tight budget. Payhip even gives you a free online store, if you want one. Note that you can also choose to upgrade your Payhip plan, paying a monthly fee but also incurring a significantly lower transaction fee.
How can I contact you
Just shoot us an email at email@example.com or reach out to us on Twitter. We'd love to chat!
Is there a storage limit?
No, we have no storage or bandwidth limits. We only have a 5GB per file limit. If you really need more than 5GB per file, then get in touch.
Do you offer charity discounts
For sure, we love to support great causes of all kinds so please get in touch with us.
How can I sell photos online?
To sell your photos online, create a free Payhip account, then upload your photos as a new product. If you're selling multiple photos as a single product, it's easiest to add them all into a .zip file for upload. Next, connect Payhip with your PayPal or Stripe account. You'll then be able to share the Buy link for your product or add a Buy button to your website. Alternatively, you could create a fully-featured online store using Payhip and connect your own domain name. You'll need to think about how to market your photos, perhaps by encouraging people to join your email list in return for some free photos.
How can I make money taking pictures?
There are lots of different ways to make money as a photographer. You could open a photography studio, offer wedding photography, or run special photoshoots to create custom images for clients. Alternatively, you could create stock photos that you sell again and again online. Another option is to sell prints or other physical products based on your photos. You might even make money through a photography exhibition or through winning photography competitions.
How can a beginning photographer make money?
If you're just getting started with photography, you can develop your skills by taking stock photos, particularly focusing on the type of photos that might be useful for businesses. For instance, you might have a series of photos showing typical office environments. Another great way to make money is to work as an assistant or second shooter for an agency, where you'll learn from other photographers.
How do I copyright my photos?
In many countries, including the US, your photos are automatically copyrighted when you create them. (There are some exceptions, e.g. if you're taking your photos for an employer - in that case, they'll hold the copyright.) However, to receive full damages in the event of a breach of your copyright, you'll need to register your copyright with the US Copyright Office. You can do this at the copyright.gov website.