Many professional photographers and photography enthusiasts ask themselves how they can translate their talent into money.
Of course there are many ways. In this short article I will explain one of the ways to do it.
What not do in trying to earn money from your photos -1
While searching on the web “how to earn money from your photos” you probably find the idea of sending your photos to a special websites that sells photos.
The idea behind that recommendation is that you will consign your photos to those websites and after they sell your photos you will get X percentage of the sale price.
As a matter of fact this is a bad idea
First, the X percentage of the sale price is very low.
Second, those websites have a lot of photos, So probably they will sell only just a handful of yours photos.
Be aware that those websites are the only ones who actually get a real profit from those deals.
So, you can ask yourselves why that way (selling your photos to websites) looks so popular.
The answer lies in understanding web-marketing: those websites use affiliate programs that pay their affiliates each time that a photographer signs up for their website.
As a result, those affiliates make a lot of effort so that photographers will sign up from their affiliates’t link (for that reason they write many articles, provide testimonials that photographers earn a lot of money from those articles etc.)
What I want you to take from this article is that as a photographer you do not need to send photos to websites to earn money from your photos.