A candid Paul Wesley fetched $1,800. A candid Josh Harnett fetched $1,900.
“We’ve seen everyday people make thousands and thousands of dollars,” says Jordan Osher, who runs MeetTheFamous.com.
Snap a photo of a famous person, upload it, and just wait for the global media to buy it.
“We distribute them worldwide for licensing and the users make money,” Osher says.
His site has worldwide clients from TMZ, US Weekly, and People Magazine.
“Celebrities are everyday people. They take their kids to school, they walk their dogs. They’re everywhere too. They live in every city. Snap the photos. They could pay for a vacation. They could pay for your year if it’s good enough,” Osher says.
Spot on, says limo driver Mark Wilkins.
“Don’t ask to take the picture, just start shooting,” Wilkins says. He scored serious coin with shots of Ruben Studdard, Justin Beiber, Kathy Griffin, JLo and Mark, and the real gold mine, Whitney Houston at the airport.
“I didn’t think that shot would sell, let alone be on the cover of the National Enquirer,” Wilkins says.
So what is considered a goldmine shot?
“A goldmine is an A-List celebrity, exclusive shots, shot where nobody else can get inside places,” says Osher.
And getting a celeb looking at the camera, rather than looking away, makes all the difference in the world. So while you’re out sight-seeing this summer, if you spot a Hollywood A-lister in Beantown, know that one little picture might pay off in a big way.