Being someone who loves to travel and take pictures, I stumbled on a website called ClickaSnap and was curious how legit it was and if it was worth it. I did some digging and found out exactly how it works and some of the hidden red flags with this program.
ClickASnap is a legit website that pays someone based on views of their photos, but it’s not easy!
Keep reading and I’ll share how the program works, 5 hidden dangers, 5 ways to get more views, the best ways to get paid for photos, and more.
Can You Get Paid with a Free Account on ClickASnap?
You can get paid with a free account on ClickASnap, but it’s much less than with a membership.
When you upload your pictures to social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram you do get likes, comments, and a boost to your ego. The problem is you kiss goodbye to your image rights and this means someone can use your image without you getting paid for it.
A better way to share images is with sites that will pay you and ClickaSnap is one place that could pay you for your images.
This website earns money from advertising, memberships, selling images and they pass some of this money onto you if you get “enough” attention.
The problem with ClickaSale is there are “a lot” of catches to the program. The website sounds so attractive I mean having people view an image is MUCH easier than getting someone to buy one right?
The first catch is the FREE plan only pays 1 cent per paid view. You need to upgrade to 20 pounds a year (THIS is paying a year in advance to get the lower price) to earn 0.7 cents a view.
Yea, weird that they take payment in pounds, but pay in dollars right?
Oh, and at the time of this blog post 1 pound is $1.20 dollars, so 20 pounds is $24.07 cents.
You’re probably excited, right? Wow, 7 cents a view – sounds easy.
Well there is another catch, this 7 cents ONLY pays out for a “paid” view and this is different than a normal view.
The second catch is you NEED paid views to earn money. A paid view is when someone has stopped and looked at your photo for 5 seconds are more.
5 seconds sounds like a short amount of time, but it’s actually FOREVER in internet language.
When was the last time you stopped and stared at a photo for 5 seconds? Unless, it’s a super hot girl, I honestly don’t think I’ve done it.
The third catch is in order to sell your photos you have to upgrade your plan again. You need to spend 40 pounds a year, around $48.15 dollars at the conversion ratio today.
The fourth catch that you MAY not know is every photo you post has to be titled, have a great description, and TONS of keywords. This is important because it’s how they get found and how you get paid.
It’s not like you can easily just upload a thousand pictures with NO work and sit back and get paid.
The fifth catch is the website is VERY strict with lots of rules.
It’s probably a good idea to view ALL the guidelines HERE, so you don’t get banned for something.
How to Earn More Money on ClickASnap?
The million-dollar question is then how to get MORE views for your photos right?
Getting more views also comes down to posting pictures on topics that are in demand and that don’t have a lot of competition. This is the same with blogging and I wrote exactly how to do this in this post HERE with a print-on-demand website.
If you want to get more views for your pictures and thus earn money it helps to join a Facebook group where similar ClickASnap members help each other out.
Another way is this website here which is a network of people helping each other out doing various tasks like viewing each other’s videos or pictures.
A third way to earn MORE money from your pictures (as you can guess) is to take “better” pictures. There is more to photography than just taking a picture and this place HERE, can help point you in the right direction. Even BETTER is they show you MANY places to post your pictures so they get SOLD.
I’m a HUGE fan of not relying on any single platform. By using multiple platforms you are not as vulnerable if something happens to 1.
A fifth way to earn more money is by getting found in Google searches. This means you need to describe, title, and keyword your photos so they get found.
You want the title, description, and keywords to be as descriptive as they can be.
Better Ways to Earn More Cash from Photos than ClickaSnap?
I know what you might be thinking, is there a better way to earn money from photography? When it comes to earning money I’m a HUGE, HUGE fan of leverage.
Leverage means you do the work 1 time and you earn multiple times from that work. With photography, it could mean taking the same picture and posting it to “multiple” marketplaces to get MORE sales.
This place HERE can be helpful in finding these marketplaces.
Another idea that you might NOT have thought about is by blogging and creating eBooks. Instead of using crappy free photos or buying them “just use your own.”
Ebooks can actually be VERY easy to make with the software HERE, and there is a lot you can do with it.
You could give the eBooks away and stick affiliate links in them, sell them, use them to grow a list, use them as an upsell, and a lot more.
With blogging I do something similar because I will leverage my blog post and stick it on Medium, Linkedin, Quora, create a Youtube video from the notes, Tiktok, Anchor.FM and more.
Plus the blog post will get me traffic years in the future and I OWN the blog. If you do want to get into blogging and affiliate marketing I’ve been at it for over 10 years and I’m giving away a free eBook that I feel can be very helpful at this place HERE.
(You see the FREE eBook, with my photos and I used that software?)
There are other ways to leverage your photo work such as making an NFT with them and selling it. There is EVEN a way to divide an NFT and I wrote about it HERE.
If you have a really good photo you can do print sales and this means printing the photo and selling it like painting.
You could also leverage your work into a resume to land a good gig such as portraits, special events photography, and more.
The key is to look for ways to get more done with less effort. I’m sure if you sat down and REALLY brainstormed you could come up with better ideas than I have.
In conclusion, even with ALL the shortcomings of ClickASnap, it’s still a wonderful first step in photography.
It’s WAY better than just posting your photos to Instagram or Facebook, but it’s a small step.
You could create a ClickASnap account for free and see how much money and traffic you earn. Once you are sure you can be in profit then pay for a membership.
Apart from photography, I’m a HUGE fan of traveling and getting outside my comfort zone. The biggest expense to travel just might be the airfare and the good news is this place HERE has some killer tips to saving you money on it.
I hope this blog post on ClickASnap was helpful. Bye for now.