Making money online selling photos using your smartphone Nov 9, 2016 14:56:00 GMT via mobile
Post by on Nov 9, 2016 14:56:00 GMT
Have you ever thought what it would be like to make money online using your smartphone? If so, keep reading this article to learn 5 simple steps you can take to start making money online selling photos using your smartphone as a major tool.
For most of us, smartphones have replaced cameras. With a smartphone, we can take pictures everywhere we go and those pictures will often end up being pretty good quality. Because of this, one sure way to make money with a smartphone is to take pictures and sell them online.
Now, I’m not talking about professional photography or anything like that, you can definitely make money selling professional photos. Realistically, you would want a serious DSLR camera to try and make a career in photography. However, there is still demand for amateur photography.
In particular, stock photo sites are a great place to sell images. One example of a site like this is Shutterstock but there are dozens of other sites as well. These sites offer a large number of images that are used by bloggers, businesses and many others. Because of this, they are always looking for new images to add to their collections.
Most of the time, stock photo sites will pay you a commission for each time your images are sold. In most cases, you can even submit the same image to multiple sites, although sites do tend to pay a higher commission for images that you give them exclusive rights to.
This way of making money can be a little bit hit or miss, and will heavily depend on what you’re photographing as well as the quality of your camera. You won’t be able to provide large picture formats like professional cameras, but you can get more diverse.
In theory, the commissions for images could add up fairly quickly once you have a good portfolio built up, especially if you have a number of popular images.
However, stock photo sites do have a lot of images at any given time making the competition a little bit high. The best thing you can do to get around this by focusing on unusual images or pictures on trending topics. That may help you to get your images noticed quickly.
If you are the type that love taking pictures, this could be your calling. Some stock photographers make up to six figures income.
And my favorite pro is that stock photography provides you with the ability to get paid time and time again for the work you did once. You could receive income for years to come with one great photo. What would happen if you had 1000’s of winning photos.
Note: Since launching, Shutterstock has paid out over $350 million to its contributors. This is just to let you know the potentials in stock photos.
In my next few posts, I'll be working you through 5 simple steps you can take to start making money online selling photos using your smartphone as the major tool.
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