Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Scoopshot through Sverve. Any opinions expressed are my own.
Thanks to my smartphone, I always have a camera close-by these days. I can’t tell you how many times a day I reach for my smartphone to take a photo – whether it be of a tasty recipe I’m cooking up, beautiful outdoor scenery, a local event I’m attending, or my daughter Kayleigh. My smartphone is always with me, and that allows me to create ever-lasting memories while I’m on the go.
Because so many people have smartphones these days, and are constantly snapping photos like I am, Scoopshot has created a way for people to get paid for those photos. Scoopshot has 70 clients who are paying photographers globally for their photos of breaking news, custom tasks, high school sports, and community news. The media isn’t always able to be present when newsworthy things happen, so they are now turning to eye-witnesses to obtain photos.
Scoopshot has already established a community of more than 500,000 Scoopshooter mobile app users, and have paid out over $500,000! One photographer in Europe has earned $20,000! Photographers maintain the rights to their photos, too, which makes this really great. Can you imagine earning that much money, just by taking photos with your smartphone?? Pretty cool, huh?!
Some of Scoopshot’s media and brand clients include News Corp, USA Today, London Evening Standard, Finnair, Fiat, and OxFam.
I downloaded the Scoopshot app on my iPhone and played around with it a bit. It was very quick and easy to setup, and also easy to navigate. I’m busy taking care of my 11 month old daughter all day, so I like apps that aren’t overly complicated to work with.
There are specific tasks you can browse through until you find one that you’d like to take photos for.
After you’ve taken your photos, you can submit them right from your smartphone. If your photos are purchased, you will see your income balance right in the Scoopshot app, and can cash it out there, too.
Scoopshot is an innovative way to streamline the publishing process. It saves time and money and drives audience engagement. Publishers don’t have to spend their time verifying the authenticity of user-submitted photos either. Scoopshot has automatic, patent-pending image authentication processes that begin with image capture. Once a still or video image is submitted, authentication protocols examine images by geographical location, EXIF data, and resolution. Each image carries a unique Scoopshot identifier and the photographer’s name. This almost immediate validation process allows editors to immediately publish images in a safe and convenient manner.
Scoopshot is available on iOS, Android and Windows devices, and they project that they will have millions of global users by the end of 2014. Download the app today to get started! For more information, visit www.scoopshot.com!
Are you interested in earning money from your smartphone photos with Scoopshot?