What’s going on everyone? If you’re a photographer, I know that you can make money by taking photos of people. That’s not the only way. There are several more ways for you to make money online. Today, I’d like to go over seven different ways that any photographer can make money online.
One of the easiest ways for you as a photographer to earn money online is to sell your photos. You can sell your photos on several websites such as Photo Shelter, Shutterstock, Can Stock Photo and iStock Photo. People are always looking for photos for their websites. Why not be their source? The more pictures that you are willing to sell, the better your chances are of making more money.
People need photographers all the time for various events such as weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties. Other times people will need a photographer to take some headshots or professional photos. Some folks may not want to pay a ridiculous amount for a professional photoshoot. Sometimes people will make an ad on Craigslist and hire someone from there. This is where you come in. If you find a gig that’s paying decent, this could be easy money for you.
Create Post Cards
Another way that a photographer can make money online is to create postcards with their images. Things like sunsets, mountain ranges beaches, and clear skies make beautiful postcards. Depending on where you live, you could promote the postcards as souvenirs.
The next way to make money online as a photographer is with a website. Your website can be used as your portfolio. You can sell photos from your site. You could also have info on there so that people can hire you to take their pictures. One of my friends is a reporter. He gets a couple of clients per month that found out about his service through his website.
Another way that a photographer can make money online is by selling merchandise. They can use their shots on t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and even tote bags. If the image is right, you may be able to make a loft from it. There are several sites where you can upload your images to the items. Teespring is one that a photographer should check out. It shows you how to create different types of merchandise. They have several styles to choose from. You can also choose the price that you want to sell your stuff for.
Nine times out of ten, if you’re a photographer, you have some knowledge or experience with Photoshop. You’ve probably had to touch up or edit your photos from time to time. Editing other people’s photos is another way for you to make money online. People are busy so they might not always have the time to make their images look the best. You can advertise this service on a website like Fiverr. I’m sure people will contact you.
Create an eBook
The final way to make money online as a photographer is to create an eBook. There are hundreds of types of eBooks that you could create. One simple idea would be to create a beginners photography guide. In that guide, you can tell people how to get into photography. You can tell them the best kind of cameras to use and more. You can sell that eBook on your website.
As you’ve just read, there are several ways for you to make money online as a photographer. Figure out which one of these ideas work best for you and start making that money. If one doesn’t work, try another one.
BONUS: Marketing Services
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