Sell photos online

Payhip makes it easy to sell your photos and photo-based digital products, either through your (free) Payhip store or through your own website.

How to sell your photos like a pro

Payhip has everything you need to increase your sales

Sell photos with confidence

No matter how your customers want to pay, we've got you covered. Customers can purchase via PayPal or from all major cards - we can make it happen. Take payments from a wide array of international currencies.

We handle everything for you

Payhip automatically deals with all the nitty gritty from end-to-end so that you can focus on doing what you love.

  • Upload any type of file (JPG, SVG, PNG etc)
  • Customers can complete their purchase in seconds
  • Customers are automatically sent to their download page
  • You get paid instantly to your Paypal or Stripe account

You're in great company

Trusted by over 130,000 sellers from across the world

Payhip is fantastic. The interface is simple, the integration easy and the customer service has been top notch. I'm really glad I chose Payhip and will continue to do so in the future.

Stephen Follows
Film industry data researcher

I absolutely love Payhip, it's such a user-friendly platform that literally anyone can use. Having launched my first ever eBook with Payhip, everything has gone by a breeze, I couldn't be happier with how easy it is.

Cherie Tu
Vegan lifestyle advocate

We needed a company that handled VAT of the eBooks we sell. After a little research, we found Payhip to be the best fit. We're now using Payhip. We love the way they handle VAT and are easy to work with!

Alberto & Iosune
Vegan recipes bloggers

Simple pricing

Get started now. No credit card required.

Free Forever

$ 0 /mo
+5% transaction fee
  • All features
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited revenue


$ 99 /mo
No transaction fee
  • All features
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited revenue

Supercharge your photo sales

Powerful marketing features that you need to grow your business

Affiliate system

Harness the power of affiliates, recruit friends and colleagues and reward them when they make a sale.

Offer coupons

Run promotional campaigns with flexible coupons. Limit their use, add expiration dates and much more.

Pay-what-you-want pricing

Empower your customers by giving them the freedom to name their price. You can set a minimum.

Embed checkout & shopping cart

Drop the checkout and cart directly into your website for a seamless purchase and download.

Social discounts

Fuel your sales growth by tapping into social media, give discounts to customers who tweet and like.

Update customers

Keep in touch with your customers by notifying them of new products and offers with our email updates.

Mailing lists

Sync your customers directly to your mailing lists on MailChimp, CampaignMonitor and many more.

Design freedom

Customise all parts of your checkout to fit your branding and make customers feel at home.

Safe and secure

Robust features that help protect your photos and keep your business thriving

  • Limit downloads Closely guard the number of download attempts, by default customers can only download each file 3 times.
  • Unique Links Each customer gets a unique download link that is unguessable so only they can download their files securely.
  • Secure Checkout We are PCI-DSS-ready. Customers payment information is handled by our trusted payment partners.

Frequently asked questions

Useful things to know from our helpful customer support team

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 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 website.

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