You are an upcoming photographer. Everyone around you is commending you for your photos which are professional and high quality. Suddenly, you hear peers talking about selling your photos online. Unfortunately, neither you nor your peers are aware of the places to find online customers for your photos.
You are in a sad situation wondering whether you will ever reap from your skills in this digitally-driven market. Worry no more. Here are the five top online places to find customers and start making money from your photos:
Alarmy is the global largest marketplace for selling your photos online. The site has over 100,000 customers across the world. Also, you do not need to register or pay any subscription to start selling on this platform. Currently, the site has over 10 million photos, videos, and vectors. As a photographer, you can price your photos ranging from $10. Also, whenever your photos are sold, you get a 50% share of the sale.
Accordingly, Alarmy gives you an opportunity to sell any photo or video on anything. As such, you can send them a photo of your pets, garden, animals, towns or anything you can capture with your camera. Hence, you can make money online through your hobby in photography.
Another place you can sell your photos online is on Fotolia. Fotolia has been in operation for the last 10 years. It has over 45 million on its images gallery to date. Unlike Alarmy, Fotolia has over 4 million customers which offer you an opportunity to get a buyer for your photos. Also, it is a subsidiary if not part of Adobe which is a leading photo designing software developer.
In fact, in the recent past Fotolia was integrated with Adobe‘s leading software packages such as Illustrator, Photoshop as well as InDesign making it easier for you to reach a larger audience. Also, when a customer buys your photo, you get your 20%-46% royalties on your account immediately.
PhotoMoolah is a photography contest platform. It offers you an opportunity to enter several photo contests. If your photo wins, you get the full reward and also continue owning your photos. Since it is not popular, competition is profound meaning that you can easily get an opportunity to win or sell your photos online. As such, it is a better site for you as an online photography seller.
PhotoShelter is an e-commerce platform that you can integrate with your site or any other website hosting your photography. The site offers you a storage space, an opportunity to sell or license your photos. Accordingly, if you are not a tech guru, PhotoShelter makes it easier for you to design and setup a photography website without any coding.
The site offers you about nine website templates to help you achieve this objective. Also, your photos are featured on their store away from those of competitors. Hence, your customers can only pick from your photos giving you a better chance to make a sale.
e) Your website
The best way of selling your photos online is through your photography website. Unlike the platform where you just get royalties, you get 100% revenue from your sales. Also, you can develop your audience and continue building a profitable business and online portfolio. Furthermore, learning an online photography store gives you a chance to interact with your customers. As such, you get to understand their experience and also request for feedback from them.
If you are a professional photographer or taking it as your hobby, you can start selling your photos online through any of the above places. With this knowledge, you are now ready to turn your photography into a profitable business.
— PhotoWorkout (@PhotoWorkout) 21 de julio de 2017