Through Sell Your Digital Photos eBook Review I have tried to explain the most effective means of making money by selling your images online.
I am an avid photographer. While I do not have any professional training in photography, I have developed the skills to be at par with a professional photographer.
As mentioned above, I do not have a degree in photography, nor have I studied this art under a professional photographer. Nonetheless, I have attended several workshops both online as well as offline, in order to perfect my photography skills. Nonetheless, despite of not having any professional help, I worked hard and honed my photography skills.
In a span of 10 years, I had amassed millions of mesmerizing photographs. They belong to various categories. I often thought what I should do with my collection. I never got a clear answer. So, I kept on collecting my images in neat folders (on my computer). This went on for 10 years.
One fine day, I met a professional photographer who told me that I could make several thousand dollars by simply selling these photographs online. I felt happy and tried several methods to sell my images online. Some worked, most did not.
Still, I managed to make some money. Nonetheless, my full potential was yet to be tapped. This is when my eye fell on this 216 page guide book that taught me to make money online selling my images for a lucrative price.
Highlights of Sell Your Digital Photos eBook Review
This eBook is written by professional photographers Michael Kryzer and David Goldsmith. They have used their years of experience in compiling a digital guide that shortens your struggling curve considerably. I ordered this guide from Clickbank (one of America’s leading online retailers).
When I bought this guide from Clickbank, here is what I learnt –
@ I was explained in great detail about freelance photography. I thought I knew all about this subject but after reading this digital guide, I realized that I had a lot more to learn.
@ I was also pleasantly surprised when I was taught the tricks for purchasing a suitable camera. I was taught how I could purchase an inexpensive camera that was as good as an expensive one.
@ In another chapter, I was taught lesser known techniques for shooting extraordinary images using an ordinary camera. I found this lesson particularly interesting as it provided a positive addition to my existing knowledge.
@ I was also taught the correct ways and means of selling my stock photos. While I knew several techniques myself, some of the tricks taught in this guide were new. This is what helped me develop as a photographer.
@ In another chapter, I was guided step-by-step how to sell off my stock photographs online for a lucrative sum.
@ I also learnt how to get paid working as an assistant photographer for an assignment. This actually worked in my case as I got several assignments that helped me generate a steady source of income.
@ This guide taught me which categories of images are purchased the most. This is something I did not know. Luckily, I had several photographs already clicked that belonged to the hot-selling list.
@ I learnt about online libraries that pay regularly each time my photograph is downloaded by a prospective customer. This helped me make a lot of money from my vast collection of photos.
@ I learnt an interesting technique to convince buyers to purchase large amounts of images from my website. I was also taught to create a website that shall help me sell my photographs online. I also learnt the marketing aspect linked to promoting my website.
@ Lastly, I learnt to transform my images into salable products. Some of these included t-shirts, mugs, plates, caps etc. I never knew this before.
My Take on Professional Photography
I find professional photography fun as it gives me the freedom to live my life the way I want to. Photos are always in big demand the world over, especially online. Hence, I always have a steady flow of income. I have personally worked on several assignments, special projects, and earned money.
I never get bored while shooting photographs. Each and every opportunity is new to me and each shot is unique. So, I never got bored. I also particularly liked the immense opportunities that photographers get online. I was able to generate a steady stream of income month after month, via my online ventures.
I have sold photos online, worked with several large corporations and even assisted in magazine articles. Several million digital cameras have been sold online over the years. This clearly states that the demand for new and innovative photos has increased several folds over the years.
Instagram was bought by Facebook for a whooping 1 billion dollars. Flickr was baught by Yahoo for $30 million. Photobucket was bought by MySpace for $250 million. Jupiter was bought by Getty for $96 million. All this has happened in the past ten years.
This goes on to speak for the rising popularity of photos online. Hence, there is a lot of monetary potential in the photography field. You only need to know the correct way to tap it. I have managed to successfully run a home based business, wherein I earn money selling my photographs online. After I read this guide, my business simply flourished.
Advantages of Sell Your Digital Photos eBook
1) I learnt the real meaning behind freelance photography.
2) I learnt innovative ways to sell your photographs online. Such methods included embossing my images on cups and t-shirts.
3) I mastered the art of purchasing the most suitable digital camera for my personal usage. I learnt the trick to purchase a simple camera that could double up as a professional one (minus the extra cost).
4) This digital guide taught me the correct way to sell off my stock photos online. It also taught me the correct way to click mesmerizing photographs.
5) I learnt all the terms associated with digital photography. I also learnt the accessories that are required along with the camera to provide a suitable shot.
6) I understood the difference between stock images and microstock photographs. This was vital as most photographers consider both these terms to be the same. This is not at all true as there is substantial difference between both terms.
7) This guide taught me which niches to target in order to re-sell my photographs several times over. This guide also taught me the correct angles for holding the camera. I was easily able to click the best shots after practicing my newly learnt camera holding techniques.
8) This digital guide contained a list of 30 websites wherein I could post my photograph and make money online. This eBook also had a list of 85 Magazines belonging to the North American region that bought photographs from freelance artists like me.
9) This eBook explains different forms of photo licenses. It also explains how to get photography assignments and get paid for them. I also learnt the trick to ascertain whether my photos were being used without my permission online.
10) I got this guide for just $27. This is the cheapest price I have ever paid for such a valuable product.
Disadvantages of Sell Your Digital Photos PDF
1) I disliked the approach of this eBook. It is only meant for serious photographers. Those individuals who have no knowledge in photography shall not be able to avail any benefit from this digital guide.
2) This is a digital guide and it is definitely not meant for photography enthusiasts who would like to attend regular classroom sessions.
3) There is no teacher that would stand on your head and resolve all your queries. You would have to put in the desired effort on your own. If you have any queries, you can always contact the support staff.
4) People over the age of 50 years would not find this digital guide useful. This is because they are used to the classroom era and they do not like internet. While exceptions would be there, a vast majority of them would not like to learn via the internet.
FAQ On Selling Your Photos Online To Make Money
Q-1: How can I Make Money Online Selling my Photos?
A-1: Simply learn to click good photos. Thereafter, you should get in touch with websites that sell your photos online. In return they provide you with a commission. This could range from 0.05 cents per upload to $100 per upload. The price range varies according to your skill level as a photographer. Some of the popular websites to sell your photos on include Adobe, Getty, Canva, Freepik, Crestock, Fotolia etc.
Q-2: Do I need a Studio to Make Money from Photography?
A-2: No, you do not require a studio in order to make money from photography. In order to make money, all you need is a DSLR camera. You also need a lens and a case to store your items in. You also need to ensure that you enroll for a photography course in order to master clicking photographs. You can make money only when you know how to click professional photographs.
Q-3: Can I Make $1000 a Month Selling my Photos Online?
A-3: You can make more than a thousand bucks (or less than this amount) selling your photos online. Nonetheless, all this depends on your skill level. It also depends on the time you spend online distributing your photos to various online websites. Some of the good ones include Canva, Shutterstock, Getty, Adobe etc. There is no guarantee that you shall make $1000 every month. If you are hard working then, the chances are that you can make a good side-income selling photos online.
Q-4: How can I turn Hobby Photography into my Main Income Stream?
A-4: Well, you can easily hope to turn your hobby into the only source of monthly income. The catch here is that it is not at all an easy task to accomplish. In simpler words, you need to ensure that you learn to click professional photos. Thereafter, you need to upload quality images to websites such as Adobe or Canva. Keep adding photos on a regular basis. In a few years, you should be able to build a sizable income.
Q-5: How Much would I have to Spend in Order to Sell my Photos Online?
A-5: You may need to spend up to $500 before you can start selling your photos online to make money. This expense is incurred in purchasing a camera, lens, a case and a photography course. Nonetheless, once you have mastered the art of clicking professional photos, recovering your initial investment ($500) is usually achieved within a few days. Thereafter, you shall begin to make money.
Q-6: Can I Learn Photography Online and then Make Money?
A-6: Yes, you can easily learn to click photos online. Master photographers teach you this art via their online courses. The average cost per course is usually within the $100 mark. After completing the online photography lessons, you are well equipped to sell your photos online to make money.
Q-7: How can I Make a Website to Sell my Photos?
A-7: Buy a domain and get it hosted. Godaddy is a great option for getting both these jobs done. Thereafter, get it designed by an expert designer. Content needs to be created to allow the website to attract visitors. Start a blog and write an article on photography every week. As time passes, your website shall start to attract visitors that shall convert into buyers.
Personally, I find this digital guide to be a storehouse of vital information. I learnt so much more about digital photography by simply reading one eBook. I also realized that I had a lot more to learn.
For a meager sum of $27, I got invaluable tips for selling my stock photographs in the most lucrative manner. I also understood the main reason why most successful photographers prefer to read digital guides such as this one, to gain monetary success from their hobby.
I also liked the two months full money back guarantee extended by the authors of this course. In simpler words, you have the distinct advantage of returning the product and then claiming your money back, within a 2 month period of placing the order. If I wanted I could have done so and I would have received my $27, without having to answer any questions.
The content provided in this digital guide was definitely up to the mark. At least in my case, this content did help in further developing my existing photographic skills. The only drawback is that this is a digital guide. This in turn implies that traditional students who are habitual of a brick and mortar school would not like this.
In the end, I’d like to say that purchasing a $27 guide is not a bad deal for any photographer who wants to earn more money.