Are you trying to earn some easy money on the side and invest your time in something that will provide you with passive income in the future? And you have a smartphone?
Let us introduce you to stock photography – providing businesses, bloggers, magazines and marketing agencies with images of everything and anything for a cheap price. Many people consider stock photography to be for professional photographers only but it’s not true.
Photos for stock photography are usually sold through stock photography websites or apps. Those are platforms to which you can upload your photos and they will sell them on your behalf while giving you percentage of the profits. There are different licencing options available but usually one photo can sell multiple times. And you can upload to multiple platforms as well!
On most stock photo websites, the main requirement for the photographs is resolution (size of the image in megapixels). Different platforms have different requirements, so even if the only photography equipment you have is smartphone camera, there are a lot of stock markets that will accept your photos and sell them.
Remember that the most important thing in stock photography is to make sure your photos have some interesting quality that will sell them – maybe they are from a popular tourist destination, or have a great topic, concept or unique items represented. Pick out good keywords and descriptions to accompany your photos since this is what will most likely make a difference in selling your photos.
Do not expect to earn your salary through amateur stock photography, but be sure that there is money to earn. If you have some free time on your hands, it is worth to research what the trending topics and keywords are and it will increase your earnings dramatically. However, even an old collection of photos of things and places from your travels or everyday life might be appealing to some audience so there is no harm in trying to sell them as stock photos. And it’s easy, free money for you!
Besides photos you can also sell videos, illustrations and much more. For sure you can find which creative medium fits you the best, although photos might be the easiest to start with.
Next week on Centilionaire we are giving advice on which platforms to use for selling your beginner photos so stay tuned to find out!