Big stock photo – Professional images for all that coin.

Looking for another way to earn money just by uploading your photos to an online platform such as Eyeem and Foap.

Bigstock photo is an online international microstock photography website that sells images to its users and allows you the photographer the option to gain additional money by uploading your photos to them.

Bigstock’s range of images cost from between 1 and 6 credits each, depending on size, with credits ranging from $.90 to $3.00 USD.

Who would use BigStock Photo?

BigStock Photo is more for photographers that are able to customise their images as to someone that is taking their images on an iPhone 6.

Their image requirements need to be at least 800 px (high or wide) – max. 25 MB per image.

How do you make money?

You will make money by creating an account and uploading your images on to the webpage and making sure you abide by the terms and conditions of the image.

How do you create an account?

There are a few ways to create an account with Big Stock Photo.

Go to the home screen at

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page till you get to links and things. (See below) Click on Sell images.

You are also able to go to the direct URL to create an account.

Once you click the sign up you will be taken to an easy sign-up page that will get you started.

Once this has been completed you are logged in and by default are taken to the home page to buy images. Click below this to become a contributor and you will be directed to another page.

Fill in the next steps to become a contributor. (I haven’t added any images as then you will see the answers.) Bigstock photo is very strict on who becomes a contributor on their platform.

How do you get paid?

You will get paid out by three options. Paypal, Skrill and US Cheque.

Are there any fees or subscription cost?

There are no fees or subscription costs with Big Stock Photo.

My opinion of Big Stock Photos.
  • Sign up process.
  • Ease of Use.
  • Value.


I have been on the platform now for two months and as some other reviews i have read, It is quite slow to start making money on.

It really is a platform for photographers that are using slr cameras or something more than a mobile phone. 

It is not a platform for everyone but if you are a photographer that is looking at getting more respect in the industry I would recommend you trying this. 

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