Are you tired of your same old 9-5 job? Are you looking to make money doing something else or perhaps increase the income you are already earning? If you are more than just a weekend photographer and have pictures that can impress Internet consumers who look to download images, then you can get paid doing what you love. Photos for cash, here’s how:
Cameras with 5 megapixels and 3x zoom are every bit as good as their high-tech companions, so you need to dispel this myth right from the start. With the use of editing tools that can be found in Adobe software, these cameras can produce every bit the quality image that are produced with a higher end model.
Microstock photography agencies are the key to getting your pictures seen and ultimately earning money for their downloads. You should note that stock photography sites are viewed by media personnel, web designers and various advertisers who search out the Internet looking for images they can download to meet their various needs. There are several ways you can go about getting involved with a Microstock photography agency. First, you should thoroughly research the stock photography sites on the Internet so you have a better idea of what kind of commercial pictures they are looking for. Following the research, list all of the best Microstock photography sites you find, where you think your work will be most appreciated and where you believe you can receive first-rate marketing and profit. Next, ensure you keep an updated portfolio at all times and select and submit images you think have the best commercial value.
Part of the process in making money from your digital images, is to coin your pictures. Anyone that searches the Internet has the ability to come upon anything you have submitted for viewing. In order to ensure your work is most viewed over anyone else’s, you need to use specific key words when naming your pictures. Your ultimate goal in choosing the best words for your images is to ensure that they come up in the first two pages of any search engine. Any more pages beyond that will end up with your work likely not being seen or even downloaded. If you were to click on images of animals and then used the keyword “lion”, the increased visibility to pictures with lions in them would be significantly higher.
There are several popular Microstock photography sites on the Internet some of which include royalty free photographs. These include: Shutterpoint Stock Photography, Photo Stock Plus and Fotolia.com. There are other sites which have a membership attached to them but they are free of charge; these sites are Corbis and everystockphoto.com. In addition, you may come across even more sites that do in fact charge minimal fees for becoming part of their service, however, if you are looking to make money from you photography, fees such as these are often worth the money given the commission you will end up with from the web site once your work has been sold.
While you think you are completely ready to leave that 9-5 job, remember that you are not the only one out there selling their photography. There is an abundance of competition in the market and some that have been doing this for a very long time. In order to stand out from the rest, even if you are a novice in the industry, choose photographs that are entirely unique and stand apart from everyone else. If you even think of submitting less than stellar images, you will face rejection (like so many others) right from the start. Why don’t you get Dan Feildman’s FREE Microstock Photography Report, which reveals all of the finer details.