Please listen to me being interviewed here on how photographers are not making money from photography in the 1/160 second photography podcast.
So after only 2 weeks contributing some of my catalogue to Shutter Stock I made 25 cents form someone downloading one of my sunset pics.!
Its not amazing but its a start.!
Get stock images from my portfolio here.
You have to love the internet for the endless amount of opportunities there are now for making money online.
In an upcoming podcast that I was interviewed for I talked about the different avenues I have tried to make money from photography.
I thought i'd share two with you here.
1, Stock Photography.
I have work on Shutter Stock that you can see here. They currently are offering me an opportunity to earn an extra $200 by referring people to their site, signing up and buying not just my pictures but pictures in general. This then means that you will also get the offer once you have signed up. SO if you are looking for stock photography then click this link and we can all benefit from earning something a little extra.
So I have framed art for sale at Spreesy here.
A nice way they offer incentives to make money is on a comission basis.
For you the promoter/plugger whatever you want to call it, there are absolutely no outlay costs at all, its all done by me.
You simply have to promote art with a specific URL and if someone buys it via that link you get a generous % commission.
Currently I offer 7.5% - 8.5% on the work I advertise, so to put that into real money
Art for sale at £199.00
Promoter Commission Per Sale (7.50%)- £14.93
Not bad for just blogging,vlogging or tweeting about it.!
So if you'd like to get involved with this and try to get yourself some social media promoting cash then I go here.
So I received a message from Gareth at 1/160 photography podcast of which you can hear his previous interviews here.
Initially he was interested in my Lightroom skills which I found very complimentary and as a photographer editing your own work, it's subjective as to whether your edit actually work and looks good to others.
After a half hour phone call about the subject and talking about other aspects of photography it became more apparent that the podcast interview might be more appropriate to talk about trying to make money as an amateur photographer and all the options out there that you can monetize your work.
So we agreed to meet in Central Milton Keynes for a chat.
The interview went well I think and although we were in a quiet spot we did get interrupted by a noisy quad bike.!
We discussed a lot of aspects of trying to make money online with photography and i'm looking forward to hearing the finished version when it comes out.
So after a bit a faffing about with my web site provider, i'm now back online.!
The deals you get from these people, in my case Weebly tend to offer you one deal for a domain and several price breaks for the content editing. This is what had expired and unusually they didnt email me to say 'hey, you need to renew your plan..! awesome..'
So I usually like to add something to my latest work page so that anyone who follows me (and I get quite a lot of regular viewers ) can see what i've been up to and it was at this point of trying to add a picture that I found out I couldn't edit the site.
Confusingly it wanted me to add my domain name to a free plan which I had defaulted back to despite you being able to type in my website name and it will take you to it.!
I've no idea how these companies work sometimes.!
So I had to pay a 2 year deal to add the domain which I already had to the free plan I'd defaulted to in order to add content to the site that already existed.
Thanks for bearing with me and i'll be back to posting regular stuff from now on.