Simply take a picture with your phone and upload it to a free app called Foap. The app sells the photos to big and small brands who use them in their advertisements. Each photo on Foap sells for $10 and the owner gets $5 while Foap keeps the other $5.
Foap is looking to snag a share of the lucrative stock photo market and is competing against companies like iStock and Getty. The concept is catching on because it’s much cheaper to purchase stock photos from sites like Foap than from professional photographers.
Some big brands are contacting users directly and sending them out on specific assignments. Often times, these photos look much more authentic than other types of stock photos. Check out the selection yourself on Foap.
The key to making the big bucks on Foap is in learning how to incorporate emotions in your images while you move past what is considered traditional or technical photography. An image will be more sellable if it’s captured in the moment, looks natural and celebrates actual life moments. Try looking for images that help inspire imagination!
Some types of images are over saturated and will not sell as well on Foap. Don’t bother uploading sunsets, landscape or flower images that are very common place. Look for those candid or out of the ordinary type images that engage an audience.
Try it for yourself as a seller or buyer of photography and tell us what you think!