Make Money By Selling Your Photos Online

Do you enjoy taking photos? Are you good at taking photos? If you can say yes to both of these questions, then you may be interested in selling the photos that you take online. It may not make you rich, but it may be a way to make some extra money by doing something that you actually enjoy doing.

Also, pictures that you took awhile ago may continue to make you money into the future, which can set you up for some possible passive income. Who doesn’t want that?

You may be wondering who buys photos online. Trust me, there are a lot of people who do this! Photos are bought online for many reasons: for magazine articles, for websites (such as in their logo or in a blog post), for someone’s home (to be hung on a wall), for a pamphlet, and more.

There are many different websites online that allow you to sell your photography online. These include:

  • Fotolia
  • Etsy. You can sell your prints on this website. You might be able to sell them fully ready to go with the prints in a frame as well.
  • Shutterstock.
  • Dreamstime.
  • iStockphoto.
  • Smugmug.


Make Money By Selling Your Photos Online

Here are my tips to sell your photography.

You need to be able to market yourself well.

One way to sell your photography would be using a website such as Etsy. You can sell prints, photos and so on, but if you cannot market yourself then it would be hard to make money through this website. If you have a following, then you can pitch your photos to those that follow you.

Most of the people who buy on Etsy are probably people who are looking for photos for their home, so keep this in mind.

You need to describe your photos well.

Once you actually take the photos that you plan on selling, you need to put these photos online and describe them. If you don’t have a good description of your photos, then no one may be able to find it.

You should make sure that you are using good keywords so that the photos will pop up in search engines.

Know the terms of the website that you are selling on.

Different websites have different terms. Some only want photos of certain things (such as pictures that are commercial-related), whereas other websites don’t really care.

If you want to be successful, then you should know the terms so that you are not wasting your time on a website that is not correctly fitted for the type of photography that you take.

Have you ever sold your photography? What tips do you have?


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