How to Sell Your Smartphone Photos for $5/Each

If you have an iPhone and a photographic eye, making money may have just gotten a lot easier. Oh yeah – you’ll also need access to marketable scenery.

There’s a new app called Foap that allows you to turn your iPhone photos into cash.

Here’s how it works. You download the free app. You sign up for an account. You take a quality photo. You upload photo to Foap’s marketplace. Someone buys the license to your photo for $10. You make $5.

If your photo sells twenty times, you make $5 each time and end up with $100 in your pocket, all for about 5 minutes of work.

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not, but there are some limitations.

For one, your photo must be accepted by the Foap developers. If it’s too small, too grainy, or too boring (aka not marketable), it won’t make it to the marketplace. And those cute Instagram shots? They don’t accept those either.

Since Foap is new to the stock photo game it might take a while for sales to catch on. However, they’ve been on a whirlwind press tour the last few months, so it may be faster than we think.

If you live in a big city and are frequently surrounded by capturable moments, I can see how this app could be a great way to make some extra cash.

For people like me who drive to work and live in a non-photogenic town, I may have to put extra effort into creating photo-worthy opportunities – like by taking a hike in the desert or going to a museum. But I should be doing things anyways, so maybe I’ll give it a shot. Pun not intended.

What do you think? Would Foap work for you?

Good luck Penny Hoarders!