Earn Extra Money Selling Your Photos

This is how I Sell My Photos On line and Make Money. fotolia_23299106

Find out how you can sell your photos online. On this page I will show you how I have managed to turn my photos into profit. I hear so many ask the question Can I make money selling my photos? Well I do indeed make extra money selling my photos. It took me a bit of time, sorting through many images and websites that claimed I could sell my photos for profit, to actually find the best places that were going to reward my efforts.

I really do make money from selling my photographs, and I have found great places online that pay me for sharing and posting my photos, find out here how I do this successfully.

If you are like me and love taking photos, have thousands of images on your computer and are looking to find out how you can make some money from your pictures. Maybe you unsure of where to start? Then you have found the right page.

I have been rather successful using images in a number of ways to generate an income, and even better I also have my very own print on demand store.

People see a photo of mine, or image, can go to my online shop and order a print, canvas, postcard, even a t-shirt with that image on it, and I have no costs except my time.

And I am going to share with you how I make money and do indeed sell images online for profit

Would you like to see emails that says “you Have Sold…..” in your in box? I admit it took time to set everything but once I had spent a bit of time organizing and selecting it really does then look after itself.

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My best decision ever to make money from my photos by opening my Own On line Print and Demand Store

We recently had a discussion in a group I am in about the print on demand online shop Zazzle. And were all in agreement that it is the place to have your photos, you have total control, and its very easy to manage. No outlay or set up cost to you.

Zazzle is a print on demand company, it allows people to create their own images and promote them. Zazzle pays you when people buy your products and when you send people to Zazzle who buy products from other sellers.

Some of my photos look great as a 8×10 and no larger, so I wanted somewhere to showcase them. I am currently working on building up my stock and it has been really simple to do, and once finished I will have my own store, which I can send buyers to, or send buyers to other artists work

It is very easy to work with Zazzle and I enjoy it. The benefits are great, and you can design products to go on a lot of your articles, for example heres my Douge De Bourdeaux on a mouse mat.

You can see here How I sell my photos online Where you can make money from your designs, photos, pictures, and referring customers to their products.

 

Visit my Store (which I am currently working on) to See more or sign up today for FREE and start creating your own products with your photos.

 

small boat on Loch Lomond Postcard
small boat on Loch Lomond Postcard by LisaAuch
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Go through your collection on photos and group on similar Categories – e.g Landscapes, animals, buildings, people…….

Remember though even if YOU don’t like the photo, do NOT discard it, my FIRST photo I sold was one I didn’t think much of.

But I suppose if we all had similar tastes it would be a very boring world.You can Buy this print As you see this picture is now copyrighted and protected.

I have submitted lots of photos in different portfolios and some photos have been rejected – maybe as there is already too much choice in the chosen category – don’t be disheartened by this – this just means they are looking closely at your photographs, and keeping quality high.

Fotolia keep a good stock of photos and ensure their name for photos, I have found that by looking at other peoples files and searching key words helps me to work out what may be accepted, or that you may find a niche market for your unique images.

So I have spoken about Fotolia…….What is it…..Who are they?

This is how they describe themselves (I have taken prominent experts from their about us page.) And this is what I like about it.

FOTOLIA is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations.

– Fotolia offers the largest image bank of free and affordable royalty free photos and illustrations perfect for any medium, web or print.

– Photographers and designers constantly update Fotolia with thousands of new photos and illustrations each day, while photographers and designers receive commission from each photo sold and revenue from advertising on the free section.

– Fotolia provides a compromise between photographers and buyers, by protecting a photographer’s intellectual property rights and offering high commissions, while legally lowering the price barrier so that everyone may enjoy/afford these beautiful images.

– Fotolia challenges the traditional closed agency model by offering the opportunity to monetize their talents to everyone, hobbyist or professional, whatever their fame, status, or size of portfolio may be.

It is FREE to set up your account and START UPLOADING IMMEDIATELY www.fotolia.comfotolia

 

So what Kind of Photos Sell?

  I love flowers and so do lots of other people

I love taking pictures of flowers, and have found these gorgeous prints to be very popular, especially for a bulk buy. Selling many of the same product, Like occasion cards or the Post Cards.

Loch Lomond Scotland

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As you see my photos are from around ***Loch Lomond*** in Scotland, a local (to me) beauty spot, which sits on the ***WEST HIGHLAND WAY.

It is a popular tourist attraction,

TOP TIP – research your chosen subject. And use as many relevant Keywords to describe the picture as possible.

Google loves pictures and this can help your pages in the search engines.

****Loch Lomond

Just some info:The main route along the loch is the A82 road which runs the length of its western shore, is absolutely stunning, For a long time this was a notoriously dangerous road, with the route clogged with tourists during the summer months. It was upgraded in the 1980s and 1990s, although the stretch north of Tarbet remains unimproved. (Believe me it’s a nightmare) But the photos are worth the travel

 

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Choosing a Niche Market for your photos

I am lucky I suppose I live on the border of the Famous West Highland Way walk, the opportunity for breathtaking shots is unlimited.

The west highland way is Scotland’s first official long distance route links Milngavie to Fort William – a distance of 154km (96 miles) – from the northern outskirts of Glasgow, to the foot of Ben Nevis at Fort William.

The terrain ranges from lowland moors, dense woodland and rolling hills, to high mountainous regions in the Scottish Highlands. These environments provide habitats for a diverse range of wildlife species, both flora and fauna, and give photographers ample resources for stunning pictures

A beautiful Guide, is a present I got from a friend a DVD of highlights from this amazing walkway

Along The West Highland Way [DVD] [2005]

Beautiful scenery

I love landscapes and flowers, which really are the two types of photos I focus on. So these are the ones I sell.

Many others use quotes, slogans or funny text to make products from and appear to do just as well.

 

I took this picture of the white flower whilst on holiday in Jamaica, It is a favorite seller.

But my Favorites are the views from and around Loch Lomond which are Breathtaking and always popular.

As I wander around the web looking for great opportunities to help people get on their journey of selling photos, I came across the author of Step-by-Step Guide to Micro Stock Photography the author has written this as a guide to how he got started in selling stock.

I am most impressed not only does the Author give you the highs and lows, and his journey of selling his photos. He gives his personal experience and shares his actual earnings. The book is invaluable if you are selling your photos on-line, as he includes top Search Engine Optimization tips. Why would you even need to know this?

Many of try very hard to get our work seen, by others, and wonder how many are there in Google when you do a search these guys pop up all over the place and to be honest is their work as good as your? They have learned the basics of ensuring their photos for sale can be seen and found online.

So you do need to know how search engines work, the guide gives you a basic introduction to Keywords, and how to optimize your blog and posts, for you photos to get the best exposure needed.

There are thousands and thousands of talented yet to be discovered photographers, who give up way too early because they struggle with the on-line promotion of their photos. This book is what they need to read. If you don’t have the basic knowledge of how on-line works then how is anybody going to know about your fabulous photos. Even if you are aware of Stock photo agencies which the author kindly shares his top list of the BEST stock market sites to put your photos on. The Keyword and SEO information is worth it alone.

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I am self-taught in SEO and have studied on-line marketing for a few years, the basics are fundamental to your success I just love the open and honest writing of the author who does not sugar coat the micro stock photography niche, but gives accurate information on how he has made a few mistakes learned by them, share with us so we don’t make the classic newbie mistakes in fact the ebook explains it simply but precisely.

Photography Guide and Newsletter – Top Tips for FREE in the newsletter

I searched the INTERNET and was bombarded with adverts for photography sites – I like this one and still to this day receive their newsletter full of tips and ideas

It has great ideas on how and where to sell your photos and its newsletter keeps you up to date – so even if you don’t buy the book sign up for their FREE newsletter – and keep up to date – because thanks to the INTERNET there are more opportunities for photographers working from anywhere in the world.

They show you exactly how you can get started selling your photos today!

They don’t just show you one way to sell photos, they show you a number of ways – so that you can make the most of every opportunity to cash in with your snapshots!

I am gladhow to sell your photos-make money from your photos-3 I signed up to their website and I enjoy their FREE weekly newsletter it gives me tips on improving my “snap-shots” I use this word as I still see myself as an amateur.

The Freelance Photography Guide! explains exactly the how the where and the whys, and you too could be selling your photos . How many of us who have a passion for photography would love to give up the rat race and enjoy our hobby full time and get paid for it!

My Favourite Camera for taking good Quality Photos

EASY to take fantastic pictures easily

What camera do I have – if I am honest – and I am, I actually had to go and get my camera to give you the precise model, how embarrassing, but as I said before I am writing this for others who, like myself have 1000’s of photos on their computer and could actually be unknowingly sitting on a small fortune.

Nikon D3000 Digital SLR Camera (18-55 mm VR Lens Kit)

I will not get all technical on you – but for easy to use no nonsense this is THE ONE – I LOVE THIS CAMERA! Point and shoot. I thank my husband for buying it for me.

TOP TIP: always have a camera with you, keep one at work in your desk, in your bag.

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Believe me its great also having a pocket sized camera to carry with you on days out and about – even shopping in town. I still carry mine in my bag and car as you know how many times you think “I wish I had my camera”! and the opportunity is lost. I remember one time passing the loch and the sunset was the most beautiful I have ever seen – yep you guessed it,

I never had my camera

and I had to watch the most beautiful sun going down with only a memory of it.

….funny photos CAN make you money too

How many silly photos do you have lying around? You know these funny photos, that people just love.

Happy halloween post cards
Happy halloween post cards by LisaAuch
Browse Funny Postcards online at Zazzle.com

Redgage is fun and you can make money from posting your pictures, links, news, but photos do the best, I love posting funny pictures of my dogs here, you earn money from people viewing them and it is a nice community too.

I have cashed out several times, and they have made it even easier to get your money via a credit card that they top up!

I live in the UK and have had no problems at all

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Picture Credit @Lisaauch