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Ways to Make Quick Cash: Sell your digital photos

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Between smart phones, iPads, and the hipstamatic craze, it seems like everyone is a photographer these days. Even amateur shutterbugs can turn those snapshots in to quick cash, and it's simpler than you may think.

If you have a good eye for taking pictures, try selling some of your photos or videos to a stock photography agency.

Websites like Shutterstock.com will first ask you to submit a set of your digital photos to make sure your images are good enough to be used as stock photos. Shutterstock pays 25 cents to $28 for every download your work gets. And for video, expect to get anywhere from $2.50 to $15 per clip download.

iStockphoto.com runs a similar contributors' program. It offers a training manual for contributors to help you get started.  They list what they're looking for-- corporate shots, concepts and visual metaphors, food and beverages, among others.

If you like photography, you just might be able to get paid for your talents.

You can follow all of Marcella's reports from her series "Ways to Make Quick Cash" at cbs8.com/yourmoney.

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