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Free mobile app buys photos for advertising campaigns

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Free mobile app buys photos for advertising campaigns

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Mar 6, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- From selfies to sunsets, Americans take an estimated 80 billion photos every year. Most of them stay hidden on laptops and cellphones.

Imagine getting paid hundreds of dollars for the pictures on your phone. Thanks to a new app, that's now possible,

The free app called Foap, allows people to put their memories up for sale. Big brands buy them to use in their ad campaigns.

All you do is post it online and if someone buys the photo, the app splits the cash with you 50/50.

Photos go for $10 a piece.

Business is booming and here's why: It's much cheaper for companies to buy them from you, rather than the professionals.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.