As much as photography is mainly done for fun, it can easily be converted into a full time career. Just like many other careers, it has its own challenges as a career as well. With the evolution of smartphones, doing photography is way easier than it was long ago as almost every phone now has a camera. With a god phone, you can even take better photos than a real camera. With many photo editing tools currently in the market, a simple photo can be turned into a million dollar picture just with the right editing. With the changing technology, all kinds of business can do online. With the right photos and internet, all you need is tips on how to make money online with photography. They include:
Have a website
As a photographer you have to have a website where your potential clients can come and have a glimpse of your work. Through the website you can display your portfolio and maybe it may get the right attention.
Sell stock photography
This is one of the easiest ways to earn money as a photographer. Most people however prefer this way as a way of diversifying their income. With selling stock photos you can sell some of the photos that you already have, all you have to do is to sign up on the stock photography sites such as shutterstock to get started. Stock companies will take a commission from every sale made.
Since many stock photo companies take a commission which can be large at times making you earn less, you can opt to sell prints through your website or through other photography platforms. Here you are likely to earn more than from stock photos however you are obliged to drive traffic to your site. The more the traffic to your site, the more the sales you are likely to make as a photographer. Good thing is that selling prints can work with all kinds of photography.
Grow your social media platform
If you have a good social media platform, you are likely to attract companies that will sponsor your posts and that is a great way of earning money. The higher the number of audience, the more successful you are likely to be. It however takes time to have a large following and it will require you to focus on one niche of photography.
Pitch on photography job boards
This is another great way of touching base with potential clients. There are many online jobs where clients post what they need and different photographers get to bid for the jobs. Even though it can be time consuming, it is rewarding as well. Different job boards have different ways of operation but most of them will take a commission after you have been paid for the job. There are others however that require you to register with a certain fee.
Even though this is not a direct way of earning from photography, it can give you exposure, help you improve your skill, and help you earn money, or gifts.