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There is a forum on site that I use and recommend, that has a bunch of regulars that are always there to lend a hand with advice, hints and tips and also to give inspiration and motivation. It has a community of photographers that will put you at ease and help you on your way to earning money from your camera, and I can guarantee you will make friends there too.
After I had registered (which is free), I was a little bemused by it all as I had only ever used larger agencies, so before I uploaded any images, I introduced another photographer to them. He had about 20 moto-x images on within a week and sold 6 of them immediately. I uploaded 1 image after that and sold a copy that night. I then uploaded 48 more, 5 were rejected but I sold 18 of others within a week. I then submitted another 90 and so it goes on, all very exciting as sales stats are updated every 15 minutes and you cannot help but keep "refreshing" page!
It is by no means my main source of income, but way I see it, I can upload smaller copies of 50MB files I have on with larger agents here and add another stream of revenue for very little work. If you have images sitting around on your hard drive, or would like a reason to get up in morning and go out and do something constructive, give it a go, there is nothing to lose.
One word of warning though, read very carefully criteria for uploading images. If you consistently upload rubbish, your account will be suspended for 6 months pending review. I suggest that you read submission guidelines for all stock agencies at my site here;
Selling Stock Photography at "All Things Photography"
and look for yellow information box halfway down page.
This will require work and a bit of commitment, but you can earn some nice pocket money here from your hobby and some of regulars earn a good living from it, but you must follow and abide by rules.
Good luck and hope to see you in forums!
Nick Stubbs www.all-things-photography.com
Nick is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience in wedding, portrait, industrial and advertising photography. He is a member of the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) and BPPA (British Professional Photographers Association).