To make money with photography is not as hard as it might seem. If you have the content, be it information, entertainment, or photography, you can monetize it. It’s only the matter of presenting it. If you like taking photos and/or have a nice collection of unique and interesting pictures you can do several things to earn money with it. So, what can you do with your photos to earn money online?
Lets break it down to two very general categories sell, or give away for free. Usually for your images to sell you’d need high quality equipment, as your images have to be top notch quality photos. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but if you don’t have a professional camera and you don’t have the money to invest in it, it’s going to be hard. So, that leaves us the give away free part. How can you make money with giving photographs away for free?
Make a blog. That’s right, you can make a blog about your photography, maybe a gallery blog, or a blog for artistic images. You can present your photography as wallpapers, art, etc, you name it. So, choose a niche for your blog, that most describes your images and your style and start blogging. Put adsense on your blog and there you have it.
You will probobly need some text as well with your images. Write descriptions for your images, use appropriate keywords and you should be getting a deacent search engine traffic, wich you can convert into an income with adsense. Learn how to start a blog for free here. People are always looking for shocking, funny, romantic, etc images.
Make a forum. When building up a forum you need to attract two kinds of people. the readers and the contributes. The idea is to first add a lot of materials yourself and then hope there are people with similar interests that will start writing on your forum. Monetizing a forum is just like making money with any other kind of website. The bets way is definitely a ppc advertising campaign, like google adsense.
Sell your photographs online. There are lots of websites that allow you to upload an image and other people can download your images for a fee. It’s basically affiliate marketing reversed. You provide the content, they provide the customers. Sites like www.shutterstock.com pay you every time your images are downloaded. Web designers, magazine editors, and other graphic artists purchase monthly subscriptions to sites like Shutterstock, to buy photos.