Facebook vs Shareapic

Facebook should be paying you for your pics as Shareapic would.

But why would a company pay you for sharing your pics?

I don’t know the inside story for any particular company, but I can tell you

 1) there’s a load of money coming in the digital photography bust and

 2) more content to more people =  more advertising = more money

I don’t know any inside strategy, I can only guess why a company would NOT pay you for your content you provide.

In any case, if you can, why not not earn income using sites like Shareapic and Photomax?

You can continue using your current photo sharing service provider if you like, there’s nothing stopping you. There’s nothing stopping you from using as many photo sharing services as you like.

Try Shareapic – it’s free. You should also take a look at Photomax, which is more organized around and suitable for people serious about developing a home based business.

Shareapic:  http://www.shareapic.net/ref.php?owner=habrown

Photomax: http://www.habrown.myphotomax.com

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Top 10 Photo Sharing Sites

The 2008 Photo Sharing Services Report by  Top Ten Reviews.com ranks the top 10 photo sharing web sites as follows:

Photo Sharing Services

#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
#10

Source: Top Ten Reviews.com 

The sites were reviewed on a wide range of service-offerings and features from price and storage space to ease of use, technical support, safe filter, spam filter, ability to create your own web page, co-branding, photo selling.

We were surprised none of the top ten offerred “photo selling,” a service allowing “members to sell their photos at their own prices.”  But what about Shutterfly, one of our favorites?

For another surprise we found Shutterfly ranked # 8 but in “Digital Photo Printing Review.” That’s where we also found another favorite, Snapfish, ranked # 1.

No, there isn’t another Review or Category you’ll find Photobucket listed except at # 17 in right here in Photo Sharing Services Review. What a shock!

Other favorites not mentioned include

  • Photomax, a direct seller with independent distributors working from home to market and sell their products and services
  • Shareapic where they tell you right off the bat”we pay you to upload and store unlimited pictures!”
  • DriveHQ, apparently more known for file sharing than photo sharing but their photo albums are something awesome!

See the complete report at  http://photo-sharing-services-review.toptenreviews.com/

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Video Introduction to Online Photo-Sharing

Online Photo Sharing in Plain English

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In Digg  a video introduction to online photo sharing entitled Online Photo Sharing in Plain English and this comment:

“Rather interesting but with $85 billion up for grabs in photography, I’d like to see an introduction to photo sharing sites that pay. Sites like Shareapic and Photomax

But how does one go about produce a think like this? I’ll be back for sure, and soon.

Stay tuned for” Video Introduction to Photo Sharing Sites That Pay” – Coming Soon!

In the meantime check out Shareapic and definitely Photomax.

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$85 Billion Up For Grabs

Answering Yahoo! Answers

“I’m trying to find a website that has a good FREE online sharing of photo albums. I saw flickr.com but it looks like it can only upload 100 MB per month… Any other good ones preferably unlimited uploading?” Yahoo! Answers
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This question was asked by a Yahoo! Answers subscriber in December 2007. But the question remained unresolved after 3 weeks and 13 answers, none of which was any better than the other. See their answers below.

By mid-January Yahoo! Answers would remove the question, as is their policy.

In an industry where experts say “$85 billion is up for grabs” we wanted to take a closer look at digital photography. In this blog we explore what’s available online today in photo sharing.

We’ll take a closer look at the sites mentioned in the answers provided on Yahoo! Answers. But since money talks $85 billion, we want to concentrate on photo sharing sites where members can earn income from sharing their photos. These sites appear under category “Earn Income.”

None of these sites mentioned by Yahoo! Answers subscribers was any better than the other:

  • Flickr
  • ImageShack.us
  • Media Fire
  • Photobucket
  • Picassa
  • Ringo.com
  • RockYou.com
  • Sendspace
  • Snapfish
  • Tinypic.com
  • Yahoo Photo.com

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What Is Photo Sharing?

Photo sharing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Photo sharing is the publishing or transfer of a user’s digital photos online, thus enabling the user to share them with others (whether publicly or privately). This functionality is provided through both websites and applications that facilitate the upload and display of images. The term can also be loosely applied to the use of online photo galleries that are setup and managed by individual users, including photoblogs.The first photo sharing sites originated during the mid to late 1990s primarily from service providing online ordering of prints (photo-finishing), but many more came into being during the early 2000s with the goal of providing permanent and centralised access to a user’s photos, and in some cases video clips too. This has resulted in different approaches to revenue generation and functionality amongst providers.While photoblogs tend only to display a chronological view of user-selected medium-sized photos, most photo sharing sites provide multiple views (such as thumbnails, and slideshows), the ability to classify photos into albums as well as add annotations (such as captions or “tags”) and comments. Some photo sharing sites provide complete online organisation tools equivalent to desktop photo-management applications.Desktop photo-management applications may include their own photo-sharing features or integration with sites for uploading images to them. There are also desktop applications whose sole function is sharing photos, generally using peer-to-peer networking. Basic photo sharing functionality can be found in applications that allow you to email photos, for example by dragging and dropping them into pre-designed templates.Photo sharing is not confined to the web and personal computers but is also possible from portable devices such as cameraphones, using applications that can automatically transfer photos as you take them, to photo sharing sites and photoblogs, either directly or via MMS. Some cameras now come equipped with wireless networking and similar sharing functionality themselves.The same technology that allows digital photographs to be shared can be used for other electronic image formats. This can include computer-generated art or scans of hand-drawn artwork or photographic prints just as easily as it can include digital photographs. Even though ‘image sharing’ is a more general term and would include photo sharing as a subset of the available options, the term ‘photo sharing’ is more widely known.

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