Selling photographs online is really fun. You can sell you photographs on a part time basis or enjoy a Full Time Career.
I personally use the services of IStockPhoto. They offer a free opportunity to register an account with them. Just follow these 3 steps
Step one would be registering FREE with them.
Step two would be applying to be a contributor,please read through their procedures and at the end you'll need to pass a small but easy test.
Step 3 will be to contribute samples of your work, 3 very good samples with your application.
Submit really good files, as they will act as your readiness to be included to sell images online with istock photo.
Each stock photo agency will have their own set of rules, guidelines and specifications on image files you need to follow. For example, all the files will need to be well lit, maintaining good composition.Some files require some storytelling characteristics about them.
In order to enjoy selling photographs online, The right Keywords are a must.The correct use of keywords is mandatory to have your files found by searchers/buyers. Keywords allow users of the stock agency services to locate specific images amoung the millions of files avaialble to them.
For example, someone may go to istock's website in search of a blue exercise ball but they also want it on a white background. In the keywords search field they would have the options to use keywording -blue, exercise ball, white background.
This will greatly narrow down the number of images to search through and pin point the selections they may wish to purchase.
Selling photographs online becomes easier with each submission, and more profitable with each sale - It's Exciting !
The istockphoto Agency has a really good section of questions and answers for a lot of beginners to explain the process of selling photographs online.
You can locate themes of images that are being requested from some of the heavy users of the stock images library.
Stock images are purchased by website owners, advertising agaencies, small business, authors and publications, packaging,posters. You may discover that there is a need ofr seasonal items - photos of thansgiving, or photos of Mardi Gras.
Or as simple as photos of exotic fruit. First timers may find the site overwhelming, but my advise is to serach through the site the first few times you visit, get used to using the search fields. Search for images and see what
key words they used, look at how detailed the wording can get. Once you are comfortable navigating around, by all means set up your account and begin to download files you already own or create new image files to upload to your account.The Secrets Are Out -You Can make Money Selling Photos online. A great resource to follow and learn from, this is invaluable for your learning curve : Click Here!
LOL, Yes, almost anything that can be in demand can be photographed and uploaded for submission. I have many different breeds of dogs and cats listed in my account.
Even odd Objects such as exercise balls, wrestling bell, closeups of hands, even a piggy bank all have been added to my account and make money. Use some creativity and hard work and they will pay off with great images that will make you money.
Once you begin, you will be introduced to some new terminology, terms on their website like, licenses, royal, exclsuive, and payouts.
headline -keep track
keep track of all your files on your PC. Organzie them in a manner that you will be comfortable and productive with your time.
Look around, be curious, look at book and magazine covers, look at things differently, look at how images can be used...to make you money.
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