Selling Photographs Online – Create And Profit From A Simple Digital Product

Selling Photographs Online – Create And Profit From A Simple Digital Product

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Selling photographs online is a challenging goal for any photographer, no matter what unique level of talent or ability. But, if you do have a small folio of images already and you want to ‘look at’ the options available to you, read on…

One option might be to upload a selection of your better images to stock photo libraries and micro stock image agencies. Indeed, this is a solid, long term, asset-building solution, but you may not see photo sales for some time. It could take weeks, or even months.

And, there’s no real guarantee that you’ll make sales either. Micro-stock agency images have very low returns per image, and that means making it worth your while, you really need to see high numbers of downloads (sales). However this option holds great potential.

The thing is that when we start thinking about the whole selling photographs online ‘photo business’ approach, we find that, at any given moment, we’re faced with a bewildering number of methods to promote our work. Everything from printable postcards, to calendars, down-loadable prints, e-cards, screen-savers, eBay, scrap-booking, original prints, and whole lots more…

And you could work any of these successfully to bring an income in. But, at the end of the day, a photographer still needs some ‘marketing savvy’ and understanding to really make a dent in the marketplace. Hiding your head in the sand and refusing to learn to market … Read more