How to Sell News Images Online
To be a freelance photojournalist you need to have a lot of luck. You have to be in the right place at the right time when breaking news happens. If you have the opportunity to get pictures of a breaking news event or pictures of celebrities you will probably want to sell them.
There are two places online that you can sell your news pictures for money:
Citizen Image is a site that sells news images directly to major newspapers and magazines. You can upload your pictures straight from your camera phone or through e-mail. After you do that they state that they will push your images on news outlets and try to help you get your images sold. Here is a list of the sales channels they push your photography to.
If your image sells they pay 50% of the final selling price to you through paypal. Their entire service is free and you never have to pay hosting or uploading fees.
Spy Media is similar to Citizen Image. They also push your pictures on major media outlets and try to help you get your photography sold. Unlike Citizen Image, which has set prices on images depending on their size, Spy Media allows you to sell them for whatever price you want.
Other than pictures of celebrities and news events you can also sell recent sports photography, so don’t forget to bring your camera with you to sporting events.
Even though it takes a lot of luck to be successful in this line of work, it’s a great opportunity to make money and get exposure for your photography.