Discussion in 'Introductions' started by nedphotog, Oct 18, 2014.
My name is Ned. I'm a photographer and I want to sell pictures. I'm new here.
Can anyone help me?
best advice DONT push your link or only help coming wont be what u want
I think you are asking the million dollar question, start doing your homework, and don't fall for any service that you are not positive that it is going to work. My suggestion, please try to do online marketing research.
What type of photography do you do? Depending on the type of photography your trying to sell should determine your course of action.
You can do stock photography, wallpapers with shortened urls, and if you have models of course non-nude and nude adult content, witch could be monetized numerous ways.
Probably one of the most well respected seller communities is the Envato Community with it's collection of sites.
Check out selling some of your photos on Photodune or iStockPhoto
Do some research on how to upload/get your photos featured on these sites. They often times reward great content with front page placement ( and as a result a great increase in the sale of your products. )
I'd also look into starting a blog featuring some of your photos at a low-res quality ( max 800px or so ) and then place a link for someone interested in the photo to but it at one of those sites.
Build a website showcasing your artwork, put your stock stuff out there on the stock photo websites, build PLR image packages for different niches and small business verticals and sell them to IMers and website owners.
IF you are established and displaying gallery work, build a site for your display at the gallery.
If you are a grunt work photographer, weddings, catalog, real estate, location shoots,build a site specifically to gain the local algorithm, and include a blog if your assignments.
Photography SEO has to be finely crafted, and all the imagery must be world class for your site to stand out. YOu cannot cheap it out.
There is a photo site in Houston built in flash, and it is beautiful, but when I looked at it with a text browser, the entire content of the site is "© 2013 - XXXXXXXX- all rights reserved". Not good for SEO.
Get your work out on all the photo sharing sites, at least the ones you do not mind everyone using.
Just to give an update, I started a membership site a year ago and it's doing well. Over $4,500 coming in each month with about $450 a month going out in advertising and server costs, etc.
Members get access to new material that I post about every three days. After six months I move the pics to an archive where they can be purchased at an additional cost.
I also do custom sets of pictures and make a few hundred a month extra doing that.
I've put a lot of work into it, often working 16 hours a day with no days off. Trying to build it up and promote it.
Hie Ned, just came through this post. Well I am a sports photographer and would like to work for you website, I mean selling photos. So any chance for me at your website ?
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