Whether you have a camera and are always shooting stuff or you’re an editor, producer, or VFX artists with tons of footage or pictures from your old projects that you never used, here’s a quick idea for some extra money: Sell it as stock footage.
What I like best about this idea is that it’s passive income, this means that once you set it up you don’t have to worry about anything else. Nowadays there’s a lot of websites where you can post your footage and they take of selling it, billing, etc. The website is always working for you so you can make money while you sleep!
Granted, you’re probably not gonna become America’s hottest billionaire by doing only this and not all your extra footage will work as stock, but it’s a good way to make some extra money with that time lapse you shot to test your new Epic.
There a couple of things to keep in mind, the most important is probably to make sure you own the rights to whatever you’re selling. If you’d like to read more I gathered some articles with more information below. I also made a list of stock footage sites where you can sign up right away and start selling. Have fun!
Stock footage websites: