What’s better than an app that’s free? How about an app that pays you! That’s right, you can actually make profit from apps. Sure, you may not earn enough to quit your job, buy a yacht and sail around the world, but you could make some extra money by using these apps.
Whether you want to get paid for sharing your original photos, shopping, watching a video, seeing ads, or voting in polls, you can start the cash and prizes rolling in when you use these apps.
Snapwire is an app and website that pays you real money for your original photography. This marketplace brings photographers and clients together, and you don’t have to be a pro to get paid for your photos!
This video shows you how Snapwire works:
Selling Your Photos
Register for an account, then take a photo with your camera or phone and submit it via the Snapwire website or app. Snapwire will keep the photo in your profile for sale. When someone purchases the rights to use your photo, you’ll get paid.
The app also lists requests for photos that their clients have submitted and the price that the clients are willing to pay. You can test your photography skills by taking the photo of the requested subject and submitting for sale.
Here are some examples of recent requests for photographs as well as the price offered to the winner:
- City Living $125
- Christmas Baby $500
- Presents, Packages and Bows $125
- Abandoned Buildings $10
You get to keep 70% of the money (Snapwire takes a 30% cut) and you retain the copyright to the photo.
Snapwire shows you the other photos that have been submitted for each request so you can see what your competition is (or you could just view Snapwire as a gallery of interesting photos). You can also get idea about ways to improve your photography skills by seeing other photographers’ work and compare it to yours.
If your photo is chosen by the client you’ll be paid via the app. Yea! You get paid and the satisfaction of winning the competition, plus have incentive to hone your photography skills. Bonus!
Snapwire also has a gaming aspect that encourages you to be active. You earn points for the photos you submit and nominations from potential buyers. When you level-up in Snapwire you earn access to more photo requests and get extra benefits.
You can read more about the rules at the Snapwire website.
Buying Photos from Snapwire
Clients who want to purchase rights to photos can use Snapwire as well. If you’re looking to get a quality photo of a certain subject you can submit a request to Snapwire. Fill out a form stating what subject you want, what the photo will be used for, when you need it, and how much you’re willing to pay. You can add a narrative description and attach sample photos to your request.
The request is free and you have no obligation to purchase any photos.
Snapwire is available free as an app for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (Android is coming soon).
You can also use the Snapwire website to sell, buy and browse through photos.
Other Apps that Help You Earn Money
Snapwire isn’t the only app to help you earn money. Check out these other potentially profitable apps:
Infographic courtesy of Visual.ly
Have you ever made money with an app? Would you like to submit a photo to Snapwire? Do you know of any other apps that help you earn money? Share your thoughts with us in the Comments section below!