Selling your photos and images to stock photography websites can provide you as a photographer with a residual income.
Having your images available for purchase to marketers, bloggers and companies across the world may sound daunting, but with PhotoFolio it is easy to do and there are no costs to you until you have uploaded 50 images to your sales portfolio.
The next question is what kind of images shall I create and how will they sell, here are a few tips for inspiration and to get you started.
Analyse The Market
The more you know about the types of images marketer, bloggers and PR companies are buying and how that fits into the images you want to create. This can be influenced by news stories, global trends and innovations.
By doing this research you can create images with keywords that will get your images found by companies using our site to procure the stock images they need.
Find A Niche
For the most popular categories, there can be a lot of competition, after getting an idea for what is selling, try and come up with a unique style or area to focus on. If you can identify a niche that is underserved, you can create unique images for to cater for that market.
Create Quality Descriptions and Keywords
Once you have created images that you want to sell, it is important to package them in a way that will get them found by businesses looking to buy images.
This involves creating descriptions and keywords that apply to your photograph, when you upload it, this will then allow your images to appear in our searches for those and related keywords.
Focus mostly on descriptive words in your descriptions and avoid keyword stuffing, to ensure it is clear what your image relates to.
Be Willing To Experiment
One of the strengths of the PhotoFolio platform is that you can post up to 50 images on the site without paying a subscription fee of any kind. Therefore you can as you build your profile try an few different image types.