Thursday, December 1, 2011

Microstock Photography - Sell Your Digital Photos And Earn An Incredible Income

By Dan Feildman

Everywhere you turn today you hear stories about how bad the economy is and how people are losing their jobs left and right. The sad thing is that even if you have a job you don't have the security of knowing it will be there tomorrow. People all over the world are taking the time to hone their skills and taking advantage of what the Internet has to offer. Everywhere people are finding new and different ways to earn a living, whether it is to replace what they had been earning or to earn additional income. There are a tremendous variety of opportunities available however, if you have a passion for photography and can take a decent photo, I recommend you look at selling your digital photos online. Becoming involved in this will enable you to not only meet your expenses but also gives you the opportunity to work from home, thereby saving fuel. The Internet is a global marketplace and is the perfect venue for selling digital photography.

With the economy the way it is home based businesses, especially one based on digital photography, are one of the most viable solutions to ensuring an extra income. The great thing about selling digital photos is that there are no initial start up fees nor initial capital for investments. All you need is a digital camera, photo editing software (free trials can be downloaded), a computer and an internet connection. Oh, yes, for this business you also need a passion for photography. You can either use photos you have already taken or take new, quality photos and then submit them to various stock photography sites. Stock photography sites are online digital photo marketers who will sell your photos to potential buyers such as web designers, product specialists, etc. I do recommend you do some research to learn which kinds of photographs are selling and then simply try to emulate them. Once you have done your research you should have an idea of what is selling and all you need to do is take same subject and photograph it in a way that will make it stand out to potential buyers.

You will want to make sure that you only upload your most creative photos that are of high quality to ensure your photos are noticed and subsequently purchased. If you have a good understanding of the rules of photography you will definitely have the chance to earn an incredible income. Take the time to do your research and figure out which types of photos will be the most marketable as well as which stock photography site will be the best one for you then you will have a step up on your competitors.

Once you get the hang of the stock photography, you can gradually convert your start-up small scale business into large scale business by fetching as much as 10,000 $ to 50,000 $ or even more per month. With the advantages of the globally widespread Internet, you can easily subject your pictures to a marketplace that has no borders or restrictions. You can put your best work at sale to both national and international online consumers.

If you are feeling the struggle of today's economy lighten the load by looking into selling your digital photos online. Eliminate gas costs by working from home and easily earn an incredible income.

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