500px Announces New Licensing Service, Gives Photogs 30% Cut

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If you’re an avid 500px user, then you’ll be happy to know that the company has created a licensing service. It’s called 500px Prime. In the blog post that the company announced the service in, they summarized a couple of key points. Firstly, their licenses start at $250. Then you’ll be getting 30% of the sale–which means that if some how or another their master negotiators snag a $1,000 deal, you’re getting $300 of that.

If you want to be part of prime, they’re encouraging you to send their team an email (primephotographers@500px.com) to let them know.

It was only a matter of time until 500px decided to take the stock photography approach. But despite them being your own personal stock agent, effective self-marketing is still one of the best ways to get your photos seen and sold. In which case, why you would you only give yourself a 30% cut? If you don’t have a network of editors at your fingertips though, then this could probably help you score some beer money at most.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.