As one of the photographers with the most views on ClickASnap I rather frequently get asked some questions about the site and my experiences with it.
Since I’m rather lazy I’ll try to answer some of the questions I frequently get about the site and point them all to this page 🙂
ClickASnap issued a press release about the best and most viewed photos of 2021. Mine is the second one.
Disclosure: There are affiliate links on this page, and I should mention that back when I first heard of ClickASnap I liked the idea so much I bought shares in the company.
I’ve been a paying member of the site since 8.8.2017. It took a while before I broke even, but now I’ve passed that milestone. All my earnings have been from views.
I know others earn money from physical products, but so far this hasn’t been something I’ve focused on.
I have just recently started selling digital copies, and might add more prints in the future.
The pay I get from the site is not enough to live off, but it does pay and it more than covers my subscription.
I have a little over 500 photos on the site and currently only upload 2-4 photos to the site each month. The main reason for this is other responsibilities occupy my time and due to the current situation, there it doesn’t really make sense to travel. I do hope and aim to shoot more when things ease up.
Current earnings and views are:
176.7K views which give me an earning of $618.75
Currently the most viewed photo on ClickASnap
Quite a few other of my photos are also on the page of most viewed photos
In my view, these are the most important steps one must take to get views and from that earn money.
Upload high-quality photos
Upload photos and other forms of art that people would want to look at. I wouldn’t upload photos of my lunch to the site. It isn’t Facebook or IG..
Give your photos a title and a good description
This is important for SEO purposes (search engine optimization) so google can learn what your photo is about and can present it to people that might want to look at your photo. This will help you get views from outside ClickASnap.
Be specific: A good title should describe what is happening in the photo. For example, “Woman laughing while eating ice cream” is better than simply “Woman laughing.”
The photo description should be in a natural language. Don’t try to squeeze in keywords that are just an attempt to game the system. Make it natural and interesting.
The second reason why a good description is vital is that it can keep people engaged on your photo long enough for the visitors to remain on that page long enough to read it.
Views on a photo that last over 5 seconds is counted as a view and this currently will earn you 0.7¢ (do note that this is zero point seven cents. This is not seventy cents, which would be written as “70¢”)
Engage on the site, in a positive manner. Don’t beg or try to game the system as your account will be banned.
Link to your post on social media, websites and so on. The more natural activity you can get the more views you get.
The rules can and will change over time so better check on the site itself. Paid Per View Policy
As a nude art photographer, the site obviously has some limited use for me, which is why I still use Flickr.
For some photographers, I guess this might be a good thing and for others bad.
I wrote a thing about my Flickr and ClickASnap use here
Please write to me if there are some aspects I didn’t cover here.
There really isn’t any reason apart from the fact that I’ve been a member for quite some time and I’ve been rather successful on the site.
My photos have been doing rather well on ClickASnap, especially in my chosen category “Portrait” as can be seen from a screenshot I took on the new site on the 8th of Jan 2023.
The blacked-out photos are other people’s photos and I don’t want to step on their toes.