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How to Make Money with Photography Stock Images
Do you like taking pictures? What would you think of being able to learn how to make money with photography? Stock images can be big sellers if you know how to take a great photo.
You don’t have to have an expensive camera to get in on this passive income avenue. Not only are people using regular cameras, but they also using their smart phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.
We’ll show you how to make money with photography and turn your hobby into a stream of passive income.
All it takes is a little understanding about what people are looking for and what you the artist needs to do. And the best part is that you can conduct all of your business right from the comfort of your own home!
How to Make Money with Photography Using a Stock House
So how is it that you could potentially make money off of your photographs? Simple:
There is an entire niche demand out there in the world looking to quickly find and license photos for purposes of advertising or for their own use.
Just look at the images of any brochure, product, advertisement, or website. More than likely almost none of them were taken by conventional professional photographers.
Instead, they were probably taken by amateurs or semi-professional with a photography hobby, and then licensed as stock photo.
A “stock photo” or “micro stock photo” is an image that is taken and then used for multiple purposes.
Whereas a magazine may hire a photographer to take specific photos of a model or clothing for one of their features, a stock photo works the opposite.
People Buy What You’ve Already Created
The artist takes the photo (of a beautiful sunset for example). That photo is then uploaded to a stock photo house who then acts as a broker to potential clients to use that photo.
As you can imagine, the photo could get used once, ten times, or possibly thousands of times. And as the photographer of that photo, you can get paid every time your photo gets used.
What You Need to do Get Started in Stock Photography
The first thing you need to do to get started making money with stock photography is to take some pictures!
Most stock photo companies want…
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