How to Sell Photos Online: 7 Ways to Make Money With Photography

How to Sell Photos Online 7 Ways to Make Money With Photography

If you're looking for a way to fund that next camera lens an extra gear, then you should be selling your photos online. It's a realistic way to fund your passion with very little effort.

So in today's blog post, I'm going to teach you how to sell your photos online and start getting paid for your passion.

1. Sell your photography via direct stock

Direct stock is a term that refers to selling your photography on your own website. You can create a site on Shopify with templates that are actually for photography, and you can go with a plan for as inexpensive as 29 US dollars a month.

Shopify also offers apps that are specifically made for photographers. So Photo Lock for example, is an antitheft image protection app and Creative Hub is an app that specializes in printing fine art pieces for photographers that are meticulous about print quality.

On your own website, consider selling licenses to your photos. So if you specialize in travel landscape photography, for example, you could sell photo licenses to travel magazines and vacation companies.

You can also sell physical goods on your site. This would include selling prints and putting your photos onto merch. To do this, you can easily download a Shopify app called Printiful and in just a few clicks, you can sell your photography on virtually everything, from mugs to books and t-shirts.

To sell photos directly to a buyer, you're going to need to spend some time marketing your business. I would recommend that you post the photos that you're selling on social media and direct people to your website from there. You can use hashtags to get accounts with larger audiences to repost your images, or you can have your friends and family post your photos on their own Instagram, and that's going to help expand your reach.

If you're at a phase where you're ready to start putting paid dollars behind your business, consider running Facebook ads. Facebook ads are a powerful tool that can help grow your business exponentially.

2. Sell your photography as prints

In addition to having your own website, you can be a merchant on popular print on demand sites. Print on demand sites take care of all the details. You don't have to worry about production, shipping or selling. All you do is upload your work and get paid.

Print on demand sites are a double-edged sword though, because those kinds of sites have tons of traffic, but they also have tons of competition amongst merchants.

With society6 for example, you can put your artwork on virtually anything. You can make your photos available and duvets, shower curtains, face masks, and even tapestries.

Society6 can be competitive though, so also try Fine Art America to find success. If you have pretty artsy photos, this would be a good platform for you. They have canvas prints, framed prints and even acrylic prints.

And the nice thing about Fine Art America is that they let you determine the cost, on top of their base cost. So if the base price for a framed print is $50 and you choose to price it at $75, Fine Art America takes home $50 and you get the $25.

Don't just stop at those two, though. The more print on demand sites your photography is available on, the better chance you have of selling.

3. Microstock

Microstocks will likely be the route that gets you the most money. So what's a microstock company?

A microstock photography company is a company that sources their images online and they do so from a wider range of photographers. This is nice because traditional agencies will only work with select artists, but microstocks have a willingness to accept images from amateurs and hobbyists. Another thing to note about Microstock sites is that they're selling their images at a very low cost. This can be anywhere from 20 cents to $10 for royalty free images.

So which Microstock sites are the best?

Here's my list. Shutterstock, 500px, Depositphotos, PhotoDune, and Adobe Stock

And Alamy is another great platform, since it has one of the highest commission rates for each photo sold at 50%. They'll determine the price of your photo once you upload it and they're not exclusive, which means you don't have to give them exclusive rights to your photos.

With stock sites, you have to strategize and play with the search algorithm. What I mean by that is if you're able to get your photo on the first page for a specific search term, like Paris, you're going to see sales for that photo rise.

To get found for a specific search terms, make sure you're tagging your photos with relevant terms that not only describe what's in the picture, but also get inside of the head of the person that's searching.

So if I'm selling a photo of Niagara falls and I'm targeting travel agencies, I might include words like vacation, travel or Canadian tourism as image tags, in addition to the more descriptive tags like Niagara or waterfall. It will be harder and more competitive to rank for common subject matter.

4. Sell your photos for free on stock sites

Free stock sites make photos available for free to anyone who's looking. Whether it's for personal or commercial purpose, anyone can download these. However, they do encourage people to make donations. This is not going to be a massive money earner, but if you do have photos that aren't selling well on other sites, upload those here.

Though, you can only expect to make a couple hundred bucks using this method, it's at least better than having those photos sit on a hard drive somewhere and not making any money at all. Check out Pexels, Unsplash and Pixabay.

5. Sell your photos on apps.

Some apps have competitions for a specific type of photo, where the winner that is selected gets a cash prize. Competitions are a ton of fun and you get these design challenges that push you in new directions, and there's excitement that builds up. But this is definitely more of an entertainment exercise rather than a way to make consistent money.

In addition to competitions, some apps also have the option to sell your photos as stock directly on the app, just how I mentioned before. So check out Snapwire and Shutterstock for these.

I'm going to challenge you to start today. Upload at least one image to a print on demand site, like Society6 or a Shopify app, like Printify, right after you're done reading this blog post. But make sure that you're leaving this window open so that once you're done, you can drop a link to your photos so that we can all check out your work.

How to Make Money as an Artist

How to Make Money as an Artist

If you've worked hard this year and you want to kick off 2022 and start selling and making money with your art then you've come to the right place but if you have no clue if you should even think about making money with your artwork this year or next year then we're gonna figure that out today.

 

1. Work in a corporate environment

This method usually requires or it's pretty popular to have a degree of some sort usually that's from a university or a college or an art school. So you go there, you get your degree and then you go apply to these schools.

However, because the art industry focuses on the art quality loss so much, you don't necessarily have to go to school to get a job. If you have a great portfolio and you worked harder than everyone else while they were at school, you can land a job just at least just as easily as anyone who went to the most prestigious art schools and you can be working in California drawing characters for someone and making a very nice living and having a very great lifestyle.

 

2. Become a freelancer

As a freelancer, you won't be working like you do in a corporate environment, you're probably going to be working at home or if you want to, you can have an office somewhere and work from there but you're basically going to be having your own set of clients and you're going to be working for them directly.

The time period for these projects can range from a couple of days to weeks to months to even very rarely years, as a result, you get paid on a much more rapid schedule, and sometimes you also get paid on a much lower schedule but you get Paige huge amounts of money at one time. so it requires you to be much much more independent and have good self-management skills for this.

As a freelancer, you're really gonna want to make sure you have a way for people to find you as a beginner because people are just gonna have to find you and you need to put yourself out there in order to land those clients.

The biggest way to do it is to just create an audience that's big enough for you to start having your artwork show up everywhere online but you don't necessarily need to do that, you can also just put your artwork on websites like ArtStation where employers often go browse artwork, find people, judge their quality level and they can hire them or get them an interview from there.

You can also apply to job offerings on websites like art station and some other ones, you can apply to either corporate jobs or smaller gigs and get your work done that way, and then hopefully eventually you can work your way up to the point where you've got enough clout, you know enough people to where projects just fall in your lap and you can decide to take them or not to take them and then you'll just have that kind of lifestyle where you're well known for your work and especially if you're good at one specific thing.

 

3. Just live as a self-employed artist

That's kind of the greatest option to a lot of people because you just create the artwork that you want, you don't create any creative content for other people, it's just for you and then you get paid for it and that sounds really great.

In today's world, we've become aware that becoming an entrepreneur or developing entrepreneurship skills in addition to your skills as an artist is really going to take you further and completely separate you from a lifestyle of struggling to a stable lifestyle or even a thriving lifestyle where you're working on your artwork.

You can get to the point where people sponsor you just to create your work intern for small perks here in there or something that's basically the same as you creating your work itself.

You can also get to the point where people are sponsoring you to use their products so that you're able to get a commission from them and then you're also getting a free product that allows you to create the work that you need to create.

You can also support yourself by selling products that you use or you've created to other artists and they're supporting you and you're supporting them, giving them value and that helps you sustain yourself as an artist as well.

When it comes to galleries and shows, you can still do all that stuff, but we have Instagram we have YouTube we have twitter we have Tumblr, and so you should be posting on all of those sites if you want to become an artist doing only what you want to do because that way you can actually get people to see what you are doing and just go on from there either they become part of your audience or they go straight to purchasing one of your artworks.

The other thing with the new age of being an artist in 2020 is there's so many different things you can do, you can sell your prints, you can sell your originals, you can sell stickers pins cups mugs shirts sweaters hoodies anything, it all depends on what you want to create.

It used to be that you had to be a prestigious artist and you had to get sponsored by a super high-end clothing company like Prada to get your artwork on clothing, but now you can just do it yourself, partner with the online company like Shopify and then use Teespring to shell your artwork on your clothing or you can even do something as simple as Redbubble or you can partnership with a somewhat reputable t-shirt or clothing brand and sell your artwork that way maybe as a bundle or maybe as a seasonal sale.

So that's all basically what I'm doing or what I'm slowly building myself up to do my ultimate goal is to become a simple just self-employed artist and slowly build myself up to become that way through my skills but also support myself financially by offering all these other things that allow me to continue to focus on my own art while bringing value to everyone else that chooses to support me.


Top 4 Ways to Earn Money from Telegram

Top 4 Ways to Earn Money from Telegram


Telegram is not only the messenger full of new and original functions, but it's also a place where you can earn money possibly even staying at home. In this blog post, I'm gonna tell you the major ways of earning from telegram.

 

1. CREATING A CHANNEL

There are two types of channels informative and personal.

The informative channel

The informative channel according to its name will consist of information, it will be able to make money through advertising and other partnerships but you need to work hard for this to happen.

First of all, you need to create a channel that they will love, that they will subscribe to and read. Owing to the fact your channel is attractive to the user, it will also be interesting to the advertiser and you will get ad requests. Everything is simple you put up ads you get paid.

There is one more way to make money in this way. Having agreed with the advertiser, you create your own unique link and the more people follow the referral link and do something on the website profitable for the project, the more interest you get.

Many channel owners in telegram try to create as many various and useful telegram channels as possible, they are always in search of something new trying to experiment.

The personal channel

The other kind of channel that you can create is a personal one, the place where you can advertise your services. Advertise yourself, create your channel, post your works there, indicate the price and give your contacts, and such a channel will likely get ad requests.

 

2. EARNING BOTS

Telegram has a large number of various bots that can help you make money, it's worth mentioning that not all bots are legitimate. According to our information, some of them only use your energy and time and don't pay what you've earned therefore you should thoroughly read the reviews and recommendations on the net. The idea of almost every telegram earning bot is that you perform specific tasks, for example, some bots give jobs for commenting pictures on Instagram, for each comment you get a certain amount of money.

There's a significant number of internet fraudsters, so I suggest that you check one or the other telegram but for real payments and don't forget to check which minimum amount you'll be allowed to cash out, after all this is another clever ruse you can win a few hundred but the minimum amount you can withdraw could be ten thousand.

 

3. EARNING WITH GEO-CHATS

The third type of income and it somehow supplements our first one is making money with geo-chats. A new feature telegram allows the user who wants to earn money to get closer to that consumer. You create a geo-chat saying you're an excellent hairdresser and do haircuts at home or in the saloon.

Geo chat can cover the area from 200 meters to 12 kilometers around. The client will be able to find a hairdresser convenient for them geographically as well as immediately find out about all the services and ask for information directly in the chat.

 

4. TELEGRAM COMMUNITY

The fourth way to earn money is through the Telegram community. You can become the content manager who works for various channels providing them with specific content articles, reports, news, reviews, and stuff like that.

Generals value good content and are willing to pay for it, therefore if you have skills for this, it's worth a try. For example, you can write an article about music which you can then sell to a channel for a reasonable price, besides you can be an advertising manager of the channel, you can sell ads there or purchase them and make various arrangements between advertisers.

As you can see, there are enough opportunities in Telegram to make money, some ways are more accessible the others are more complicated but there is always plenty to choose from.

Pet Hacks To Save you Money

Pet Hacks To Save you Money

today's blog post is going to be my three tips on how you can save money at pet stores


The idea for this blog post came to me the other day when I was actually at Petco and I was getting some pet supplies for my hamster and my other animals and the girl who was checking me out she was like wow you saved like $11 on the shopping trip. So I thought that I would write this blog post showing you how I save money whenever I go get my pet supplies.


if you have pets that it can be kind of pricey, so these are just my tips and tricks for how I save money whenever I go.


1.COUPONS


If you sign up with Petco or pet smart rewards and you give them your address and information, they should send you coupons that you can use to save money on your next visit, sometimes You'll have like free dog suits and cat foods or sometimes you'll even have things like 10% off your purchase and that can come in handy whenever you make a trip to the store.


I would highly suggest taking advantage of their reward programs because they really are beneficial in the end.


2. SHOP AROUND


If you know that you need something, don't just go to the first store that you think of and buy the item, look at different stores and see who has the best price and then see if that store will match that price for you


For example, the cheese chews, as you know the cheese chews are pretty expensive, they usually run about $5 at Petco but they don't have to be $5, Walmart actually has a brand of these, that is like two or three dollars and then also Amazon. So just be sure to shop around for the best price and that way you're getting the best deal for your money.

3. MY GOLDEN TIP


This is going to be my golden tip for how to save money when you're at the pet store buying pet supplies. So the way I'm going to tell you how to do this is basically walk you through how I go about doing this before every single trip to the pet store.


The first thing I do is I make a list mentally or on my phone of everything that I need to get for whatever animal it is, normally is my hamster, she's the one who requires the most little bitty things that I want to buy her.


The second thing I do is I go on my phone and obviously my pet store of choice is Petco, so I usually go to Petco first. PetSmart is generally just more expensive but if I can't find something that I need at Petco I obviously will check at Petsmart.


I'm going to look up Ecotrition cheese chews as the example


Once I found the product that I'm looking for, I did look at the price that it is and see if it's on sale, so I have found the Ecotrition cheese chews they are normally $5 and they are on sale 46% off for $2.69 online and all I do is screenshot it, that takes a picture of the screen and save it to your camera roll


So once I go in the store, I've got my item, I go up to the checkout and then I show them that online is actually 46% off and Petco will match the online price.


A lot of people don't know that Petco actually has a policy that anything that's on their website that they sell in store if it is on sale they will match that price, so I make sure to do this before every single trip, that way I know I'm getting the best price that I can from the company.


So all I did was is use this method, I go on the website, look at the item, see if it's on sale, I screenshot it, take it to the store and I show it to them and it's that simple. It's not cheating the system or anything like that, you're just getting the on sale price and the store will honor it.


I've never done this method at Petsmart, but I'm pretty sure they would probably honor it.


So that is how I spend money on all of my pet supplies every single time I go to the store. You don't have to pay full price at a pet store, you can always look for deals, you just have to do a little bit of work but it is completely worth it and I highly suggest trying these tips and tricks.

MY STORY | From $0 To $1 Million (Shopify Dropshipping)

MY STORY | From $0 To $1 Million (Shopify Dropshipping)


My name is Matt and today I'm gonna be talking about my story and kind of how I got from where I was being a broke depressed college student to moving into my dream apartment building within a year.


I remember going to the store with my parents all time and going shopping and wanting to buy different items and my parents are always telling me oh we can't afford that, we can't afford to get this, we can't afford to get that, and I kind of grew up with the mindset that I was just one of those people who couldn't afford get the nice things that people had.


My parents always told me go to college get a good job and you'll be successful, but I knew that college wasn't the route that I wanted to take pretty early on.

When I got into high school and I saw the kind of lies that society tries to tell me and I just really didn't like the whole atmosphere of school, I hated going to school, listening to the teacher, I hated all that stuff so I knew that going to college wasn't in my best interest and I had to find some other way to make money.


It was about January of 2018, that I started my very first Ecommerce store and I made absolutely no money that first month, I actually ended up losing money my first-month advertising stuff courses and different things and there was in the second month my homie who was already doing Ecommerce, ended up showing me kind of mentoring me throughout the whole process.


Fast forward to about March of this year, I made 17 K that month and it was insane for me to go from making nothing and having like a part-time regular like retail job to actually making a decent amount of money and I ended up dropping out of school and just focusing full-time Ecommerce.


Fast-forward till about July of this year, me and my homie ended up starting a store together and we scaled it six figures in the first month and then in August of this year we started another store and we ended up scaling that store about $475,459.30 a month and then a couple months later we moved into our dream apartment in LA.


It's just crazy because a year ago I was literally just a broke college kid trying to figure out my way, trying to figure out my path in life and just being totally confused and lost and not knowing my direction in life.


For the first time in my life, I realized that being rich and having money wasn't necessarily something that you had to be born with, but it was actually something that you could work for it and actually get yourself.

                                                                                               By Matt Thomas