How to Sell your Photography

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

How do I sell my photography? Photography can be an excellent source of income for anybody. “Anybody you say?” Yes, anybody. You see these days thanks to the internet and powerful cameras, you can easily sell your photography online to websites like Shutterstock. “Why would someone buy my photos?” People buy photos because they need them for things like website creation and online advertisement. Lots of people don’t have the time to go around taking pictures of everything and just copying photos off the internet can be risky do to copyright infringement. If for some reason a person needs a picture of Rome, but has never been there, they may need to purchase one. This is where you come in, maybe you’ve been to Rome and have beautiful pictures just sitting there on your hard drive doing nothing. Well, why not just go ahead and upload them to Shutterstock and see if you can make some money. It’s a simple process and once uploaded your photos can be sold multiple times to as many people as possible. I myself have sold many photos on Shutterstock and continue to take and upload photos on a regular basis.

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

How do I make a living selling photography? Making a living selling photography is a full time job and something I myself haven’t fully committed to just yet. So far the most important thing I have learned from selling on Shutterstock, is to take lots of pictures of lots of different things. Try to appeal to popular categories and aim for things like the holiday season, spring, summer, winter, Easter, etc. Have your pictures ready to go and then when the time is right upload them and you’ll be more likely to make sales. Having a catalog of thousands of photos is ideal to keep the income rolling in. So just keep uploading lots of pics and grow your portfolio and the income will follow. Another key factor in selling photos on Shutterstock is to use social media to post your portfolio links, then visitors can view all your photos and even sign up using your referral link and then they too can sell their own pics. The best part of all of that is you get a small portion of profits for every photo they sell as well. Click the link below to join and get started selling your own photography.


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