Turn your photos into cash using Foap

Take a photo on your iPhone, upload it to Foap, then sit back and wait for the money to come pouring in. At least, that's the goal.

Jason Cipriani
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Ever wanted to make a few dollars with the photos you've taken on your iPhone? Well, with Foap, you just might be able to do that.

The new iPhone app allows users to upload and sell photos they own the rights to.

Each photo you upload goes through an approval process and then is put into one of two categories: commercial or editorial.

Commercial photos can be used by companies in marketing or sales materials. The editorial section is for those who aren't out to make money using your photo (think bloggers and news editors). You're able to tag your photos, making it easier for people wanting to buy a photo on a specific topic to discover them.

There's also a Missions section in the app where companies can post what types of photos they are looking for, including required tags that need to be included in order for them to find your work. Right now there's only a couple companies looking for photos, both based out of Sweden.

Any photo listed on the site sells for $10. For hosting and listing your photo, Foap keeps half of the selling price, netting you a cool $5 each time one of your photos sells. It's not a ton of money, but if your photos take off, that could add up fast.

You can download Foap from the App Store for free.