What do I need to do to make money on GnarlySunset.com?
Joining GnarlySunset.com, sharing and selling your photos, and getting paid couldn't
1. Click "Register" to create your free member account. Members can post images for
free and manage their posted photos through their account.
2. Click "Profile" and insure your contact and Paypal details are correct.
3. Click on "Upload New Photo". Fill out all the fields with as much information about
your photo as possible to make it easier to find when buyers search and upload high
resolution images by clicking "Save". We require you provide a Photo Title and
describe the Country and City the photo was taken in. We strongly recommend you fill
out every field. We accept JPG, TIFF, and PNG formats. You must have full commercial
rights to all photos you upload. Start uploading your Print Ready High Resolution
5. Earn 15% commission on the sale prices of any of your images. Because uploading is
free and takes seconds, and GnarlySunset.com has a highly dedicated professional team
of marketers driving sales, it is possible to earn money with very little time
commitment. Of course, like anything, the more effort and focus you put into marketing
your own photos by following our simple tips, and the higher the quality of your own
images, the more money you will make. But, either way, we incur the costs, from
hosting, to serving, to marketing, to printing your images
We make it easy for you to
make real money.
6. Focus on quality! We believe anything can shoot a sunset worthy of being hung on
our wall. But, differentiating yourself can make a huge difference. Be creative,
capture unique colors, places, and perspectives, and tell a story with both the photo
and your description.
7. After your images are sold, we'll handle the rest. The photos will be
professionally printed and quickly shipped to destinations across the world. Your
photo could end up in someone's living room on another continent.
8. You'll be paid out 45 days after the end of a month when your commission exceeds
$20. Provide your Paypal details, and the transaction will be a breeze.
Does it cost money to join or use GnarlySunset.com?
No, GnarlySunset.com is totally FREE to both photographers and buyers. The best part
is, anyone can join! You don't have to be a professional, have a $5,000 camera, or
possess a degree in photography though experience and nice equipment can't hurt. Bring
an imagination and share an amazing moment. We'll be looking forward to what you have
When and how do I receive payment for images sold?
If you upload images and want to receive compensation for earned commissions, you must
provide GnarlySunset.com accurate payment and taxpayer information (Note: taxpayer
information only required if you reside in the United States). Login and go to your
Profile page in your Member area where you enter your information. Personal
information will be kept private and secure, unless otherwise noted where it appears
on your public profile. Photographers in the United States who don't enter correct
taxpayer ID won't legally be allowed to receive payment.
GnarlySunset.com pays members based on your sales volume. When you reach $20.00 in
earnings, you will be sent a payment. Payments are made within 45 days after the end
of a calendar month (in which the sale took place). The delay is to allow
GnarlySunset.com to resolve any customer service issues such as damaged items or
refunds and provide a fair payout.
For example, if your photos generate $10.00 in your first month selling,
GnarlySunset.com will not make a payment. If your gallery earns $10 more by the end of
the second month (making $20.00 earned overall), within 45 days after the end of that
month GnarlySunset.com will send you a check for the $20.00 accumulated over the
previous two months of operation.
We may, in our discretion, send you a payment before your accrued compensation reaches
or exceeds the payment threshold. See our Terms and Conditions for payment details and
How are payments made?
Payments are made by check or Paypal. To be paid via PayPal, enter your Paypal email in
the Member area. Otherwise we will pay by check if you provide full address
How are you helping me make money?
Our number one focus is to help our members make money. We do this at great expense,
both in terms of time and money. Our team is made up on industry leading internet
marketers. We are buying media from across the internet, aggressively targeting social
media users, promoting our members' photos through email blasts, reaching out to
individual prospective customers across the internet, and doing everything we can to
move your images up to the top of search engine results.
We also strive to make it easy for you to leverage simple tools we provide. Be sure to
spend a few seconds clicking the Facebook "Like" button after every photo upload,
"Stumble" your photos, share links to your photos on blogs and through emails, and
share a link to your page through as many mediums you use online.
Why is the commission set at 15%?
Please don't think of it in terms of Gnarly Sunset takes home 85%, the photographers
get 15%... that couldn't be farther from the truth.
We've received this question a few times and want to answer it directly. Keep an open
mind while reading the explanation, because you'll see it's fair and advantageous to
Thinking in terms of where 100% of the sale price goes, the breakdown will be
something like this:
15% - Uploading Photographer
5% - Credit Card Fees
5% - Hosting, Site Maintenance
30-40% - Printing/Fulfillment of Orders
90% or so what is left - Advertising on Google, Facebook, Buying Ads Across the
Half or so of every sale is going to be spent on printing the pictures, framing
photos, shipping the orders, processing credit cards, maintaining and improving the
site, etc. This is all done for you. If you start a gallery, you pay for the space,
you pay for the prints, you use your time setting it all up and selling the prints
yourself, you ship out orders if they come from a different area... etc.
On top of all of that, 15% goes to the photographers... so we're up to nearly 65%.
Most of the rest will be spent on marketing. That's our specialty. In the last three
years, our leaders ran the marketing for four companies, and each has risen to the top
of their niche. Three of the four made over $20,000 daily in revenue. We did this by
spending a ton of money advertising. It's always going to be a major expense because
that's how customers and sales are brought to the page. We also happen to be some of
the best at buying it on the internet. That's great for the photographers on Gnarly
Sunset, because it means there is the potential for a significant number of sales.
So, if you upload a lot of great photos, you have the potential to earn daily
commissions, and for little extra work. Just join, upload your photos (each takes
about a minute), then forget about your account. When you earn enough commission to
receive a payout, we'll make sure your payment info is right, and get you paid. You
realistically could spend just one hour putting your photos on Gnarly Sunset, and make
serious residual income for the long-term future.
Finally, put the 15% in the perspective of the sale price of the items. Microstock
agencies don't print and ship your photos, they just provide a download. That's how
they justify $2 prices and pennies for commission. One sale on Gnarly Sunset will make
you between $2 and $112.5!