I just found ShareAPic which is a twist to the old Photobucket standby (“we’ll host your photos for free”.. cough.. and take ad revenue from your content). ShareAPic gives you the ability to create photo galleries and the like, similar to other photo sharing places, but they will pay you something like 22 cents per 1000 hits on their site.
Obviously they’re making a killing off this arbitrage, but hey, I’ll try it out. I’ve tried sketchier things before, and this one actually pays you to create a gallery so you can host your photos. Not bad since most people ignore advertising anyway, except those crazy mid-western chicks.
To test it, I’ve uploaded a zillion photos, mostly of Greece, a few of Angelina Jolie, and some random other stuff. I have no idea how to optimize this potential revenue source, other than splashing a photo on my blog posts and other places. So, let’s try it.
Update: There’s also this nice pretty rotator thingy to use, which might come in handy with some other ideas too.
There, now that wasn’t so hard. Let’s see what happens in the long run. The optimized thumbnail photos seem to load relatively fast too, which is always good.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, they pay you via Paypal within 7 days. That’s pretty cool if you ask me. Make photo galleries like crazy. Get paid for it. What’s not to like.
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