Sell Your iPhone Photos for $10 with Stock Photo App
If you love taking pictures — and are relatively good at it, you could earn a little cash with a new stock photo app.
Foap is a Swedish-designed iPhone app geared toward photographers. Its founders, who previously worked in the travel industry, were frustrated with the quality of stock images, so they opted to make some changes.
With their new app, partly funded with a grant from the Swedish government, photographers armed with iPhones can now populate the web with their images — and make a quick buck doing so.
Users upload their images and wait for approval. Users increase the chances of Foap using their images if they add tags. Foap will not accept photos with vintage filters or frames. According to Foap’s website, “The reason of why we don’t accept for example Instagram filters is that the buyers can’t use those photos [sic].”
But once photos are approved, they enter the Foap Market for $10 each. Five for Foap and $5 for the user.
According to TechCrunch.com, Foap first launched on May 15 in the Nordic countries. By mid-June they launched in the U.K. and United States. By late June the app has had more than 10,000 downloads and more than 40,000 images have been uploaded, according to Mashable.
Other Foap Facts:
- Anyone can buy Foap’s stock photos.
- Frequent buyers can earn credits to save money when buying in bulk
- Buyers can request specific shots. Foap may then request “missions,” asking users to submit pictures that would match specific requests.
- Use Foap on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd & 4th generations) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.