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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Stock Photos
What gives successful stock photographers their advantage?
Selling stock photos is one of the most popular ways for amateur photographers to cash in on their favourite hobby!
It is a very effective way to earn significant residual income each month. Plus it's actually really easy - when you know how!
Learning how to sell stock photography enables you to:
- Work at your own pace, around your own schedule. There are no time pressures whatsoever when you sell stock photography.
- Build significant extra income that grows and grows the longer you leave pictures online.
- Create a source of income that will remain strong and stable for years to come - long after you stop uploading images!
So this is all great, right? Selling stock photos is indeed a wonderful and real opportunity for amateur and professional photographers.
Think it's a walk in the park?
The vast majority of those who try to sell pictures online through stock photo websites never really succeed.
That might not be something you've heard if you're fairly new to the world of stock photography.
My personal view is that people often fail precisely because selling stock photos is open to everyone and offers the potential of significant passive income.
This leads to the perception that it's a total free for all! That there's no learning curve and that the nice people who run stock photo websites are waiting for you with a big handful of cash!
Nothing worth doing is that easy. So where can you learn how to sell stock photography successfully...? From the guys who do it best of course!
Learning from the best!
I've read some painfully awful guides on how to sell stock photos. Steer clear of anyone telling you it's an easy, immediate route to big money.
Stock photography is brilliant. It doesprovide thousands of amateur and professional photographers with hundreds or thousands of dollars each month, for very little work. But it takes time to get to that stage and to learn how to do things the right way.
So I absolutely have to tell you about by far the best guide that exists for anyone who wants to sell stock photos. It's written by someone who has been there, done it, and made a lot of money through stock photo websites.
He has produced an e-book, "How to Sell Stock Photos", that guides total beginners through all the steps needed to make stock photo websites work for you.
This is really not your typical guide to selling stock photos! Nick Stubbs is one of the most successful stock photographers in the world and he shares all - including his earnings reports - in this amazing e-book! It's the only resource beginners need to read.
So what will you learn?
Nick Stubbs' aim in "How to Sell Stock Photos" is quite simply to make you as successful with stock photography as he is.
Not only does he show you how to take pictures that will sell well, he even provides examples of his best selling photos and openly shares his earnings reports!
Everything he says is backed up by his own experience and success. This e-book is without doubt the fastest way to speed up the stock photography learning curve.
If you try to sell pictures online through stock photo websites without any preparation or knowledge, you will be wasting your time. If you follow the steps and tips in "How to Sell Stock Photos" - guess what? Yep, you will make money.
It's not surprising that doing things in a way that's proven to be successful will work! But you'd be amazed how many people decide to save time by trying things their own way (in the end this just makes the learning curve longer).
Nick Stubbs' invaluable guide answers all of those burning questions that preoccupy anyone trying to sell stock photos:
- What kinds of photos should I be taking?
- What kinds of photos should I not be taking?
- How should I take the pictures (which settings to apply etc)?
- How much and what sort of post-processing can be done?
- Where's the best place to submit images to?
- Is there anywhere not worth submitting to?
- What is the best way to get photos accepted on microstock websites?
- What is the best way to get photos accepted on rights managed websites?
- What tricks can be used when entering keywords to get my images found more regularly?
Absolutely nobody knows the right answers to these questions without either finding them out or learning through long experience.
"How to Sell Stock Photos" is the best shortcut available to you. It will cut away all the initial disappointments and set you on the track to making money right away!
Is selling stock photos worth the effort?
There's a lot going for stock photography, but it's not worthwhile for everyone. If it's your latest roll of the dice in an everlasting quest for instant riches then move along now!
But if you enjoy taking pictures and are excited by the idea of gradually building up significant monthly online income then this could be for you.
Accumulating a library of stock photos can also be seen as an investment. Let's say you upload photos for a couple of years and then other commitments cause you to stop. Those photos don't disappear - they go on earning you money!
Not only that but the longer photos are online and the more downloads they receive, the more visible they become and the faster the rate of sales will be! In other words, stock photography can be a passive income that goes on growing without your input.
Now that's not bad! But to get to that stage you have to apply a bit of elbow grease. You must spend some time learning how to use stock photo websites effectively. Reading Nick Stubbs' book is the ultimate way to do this.
He is living proof of just how much can be made from selling stock photos. Plus, he makes the process of learning enjoyable. His style is really accessible and you can get in touch with him at any time through his website - All Things Photography to ask questions.
So, What are Your Options?
- Try selling stock photos by yourself and just see how it goes. Ignore the advice of someone who has been there and done it and learn the hard way that you need a strategy.
- Find out exactly how one of the world's most successful stock photographers does things and follow his example. Use the tried and tested methods in "How to Sell Stock Photos" and start building towards a stable, monthly online income now!
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