Nowadays, everybody takes photos.
It is said that an average Australian spends five hours a day taking selfies. Although many Aussies do take photos with their phones, there are a dedicated few who still go out there and buy real cameras.
They go to a store, online or in person to get a good quality camera that they can take good photos with. But sad to say, most of them don’t know that their excellent photos can make money out of them.
Here are 20 Ways to Make Money by Selling Photos:
1. Art Open Houses
In an art open house, you can ask your fellow photographers to come together and display their photos as well as yours in a home or gallery. Then, you can invite all their and your friends to come and see them. If one of these friends liked it, they can go ahead and buy it.
There are various sites on the internet that give you an opportunity to post your photos and if anyone is interested in buying them, then you can sell them or use them for their commercial purposes. Such sites include flikr.com, creativecommons.com, Big Stock Photo, Shutter Stock, IStock Photo, Alamy and many more. The payout is different depending on which site you choose to use but you can get as much as $3-5 per download for one photo. This can turn out to be a lot of money especially if 100 to 1000 people will download your photos.
You can start your own blog for your photos and hopefully gain a good number of followers who are interested in your photos. One of your followers will ask to pay for some of your photos so that they can use either in their websites or blogs. Through this, you are able to make some money out of it. People can either buy your photos or place advertisements on your site and this in turn will make money for you.
4. Publish A Book
If you have plenty of great photos of a specific theme, you can put them all together and make a book out of them. You can combine various themes as well to make your book. With your final collection, you can go to a local bookstores to see if they would be interested in selling your book. You could also enlist an editor to help you come up with the book before you visit various bookstores to see if they are willing to carry your product.
Many photographers make most of their money through taking professional photos for events. You could be invited to be the official photographer for weddings, birthdays, evening parties, or any other celebration and you will get paid for any of the work that you do.
6. Class Photographer
You can tap schools to be their official photographer.
7. News Outlets
When a disaster happens around you and you have your camera with you, you can take photos of the events and sell your photos to news outlets. News channels like SKY Australia, BBC Australia will pay a lot of money to have access to photos they can use to run on the news.
There are plenty of magazine outlets out there who are willing to pay good money for good photos. They would want photos of your travels, or even celebrities.
You can create products with your photos like cups, plates and mugs and sell them to people on the internet.
People on Etsy love to buy original photos that have not been edited nor tampered with. You can make use of it and sell your products there.