Are you a shutterbug? If you like to snap pictures at family events or just out in the neighborhood, put that camera to good use in ways that will earn you money for your efforts. This article mentions eight ways that you can make money with digital photography.
The world of photography has changed since the instant camera was developed. With a digital camera, you can take a not so good shot and make it perfect using a variety of software options. Best of all, pictures can be printed on quality paper on your printer or at a store kiosk for just a few cents per picture.
Technology has created memory cards much like the flash drive storage medium to file and save pictures for sharing on the Internet. You can easily upload pictures from the memory card to your friends, family and a blog or website if you have one.
1. Stock photography. This business is growing. For website newsletters, magazines and articles, publishers look for photos that capture the essence of their articles. It is not terribly convenient to go out and snap some pictures every time you need one. Selling stock photographs to businesses and individuals is convenient for them and lucrative for you.
2. Wedding photographer. Okay so if you aren’t a professional you won’t be the main photographer at first but you can be hired to take candid shots at the reception or wedding photos after the ceremony. The happy couple can order as many pictures as they want and you can create wedding CDs of the pictures you took.
3. Newspaper pics. If you are in the right place at the right time, you might capture photos that are worthy of the newspaper. When news happens, a newspaper photographer might not be on the scene. You can capture the moments and sell them to newspapers. Snapping shots at community events may also earn you some money from local newspapers.
4. Magazine photographer. Create a portfolio of photos that you’ve taken and submit them to magazines. Looking at your work, they may hire you for assignments. Magazines are a tough market to break into so cut your teeth on other smaller assignments for local newspapers.
5. Local photography business. Ever gotten a mailing that shows cars for sale or houses for sale? Someone had to take those photographs. It could be you. Hire yourself out to area businesses to do the photographs for them.
6. Event photographer. Some families like to document their events like family reunions, christenings, bar mitzvahs and birthday parties. You can be the eyes in the room catching candid shots of everyone.
7. Photography website. If you know a lot about digital cameras and photography, create a website to sell photography products. Keep visitors and customers coming back with engaging content on various aspects of photography.
8. Teach a photography class. Those cameras look easy to use but some of those symbols can mix people up. Teach others to use their digital camera and create great pictures that they, too, can market as a business.
Do you like photography? What started off as a hobby can become a new business venture.
Get Articles for your Website or Blog without writing a Word. If you’ve got a website or blog, you know that the one thing you can’t get enough of is content. Articles to publish on your website or blog, tips to publish in your ezine, and content to create reports for your readers. Sound familiar? Now, to get content, you have a few options.
1. Use free reprint articles. These are great. But, with each article you publish, you’re linking to and promoting others as the expert.
2. Hire ghostwriters. Again, a great option, unless you’re on a tight budget. Ghostwritten articles can cost anywhere between $7-25 per article, depending on quality and length. Plus, it can be extremely difficult to find the “perfect” writer. (But, once you do, stick with her and pay her well!)
3. Write it Yourself. A great option and many of us do. However, if you’re creating many niche websites (or if you’re overwhelmed with other work), sometimes the writing load can get a bit heavy.
4. Private Label Rights (PLR). Here’s the route many web publishers prefer. You buy articles that are very affordable and very flexible. No linking to others. No paying for unique articles. You can change them as much as you’d like or just stick them onto your website as they are. If you’d like to learn more about PLR, check out <a href=”http://www.easyplr.com/go.php?af=1571007″>EasyPLR</a> for more free information.
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