And that's after the crowd sourced service has taken its 30 per cent cut.
Scoopshot is a cross-platform app that runs across Android and iOS. It invites users to upload photos and videos caught on their smartphones, making a profit from the content that companies and media firms choose to buy – similar to YouGossip.
And lucky Arto Mäkelä's use of the Android version means he is now $20,000 richer. He accepted a challenge from Finnish directory services company Fonecta to send in pictures from businesses across the country, and went from city to city to sell thousands of photos at $2 a pop.
Scoopshot operates on a commission-based model, meaning Mäkelä's tidy $20,000 was made after the start-up took its 30 per cent share.
Arto Mäkelä, Scoopshot’s user, said: "I downloaded the Scoopshot app thinking I might be able to make a bit of spare cash, but before I knew it I was making something like $500 a week.
"Over the course of a few months, I kept on sending in photos to Scoopshot and the money kept rolling in. Soon I had made enough to book the holiday of a lifetime in Miami and the Caribbean."
Niko Ruokosuo, CEO, Scoopshot, said: "We’re thrilled that Arto has enjoyed such success using our app. Since launching in 2010, we’ve paid out more than $300,000 to our users and we’re paying more out every day. With more than 110,000 users globally, our service is now available in 160 countries worldwide and we’re expanding rapidly into new markets."