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Friday, 3 October 2014

Step by Step Guide - How to Sell Photos Online

Do you know that you can earn money by selling photos online?

This is possible through micro stock agencies that sell your photos through their online platform. Since these agencies are web-based you can easily upload your photos in a matter of seconds. Potential customers rely on these agencies due to their vast database of photos from which they can select and download the required photos in a matter of minutes.  This is done against a small fee of which you get your share.  

The following are some vital key points that you must keep in mind in order to start on a solid foundation:

Create a Portfolio

The first step for a photographer wishing to make use of a micro stock agency is to create a portfolio. In order to do this correctly, you must be able to choose the most appropriate photos from your collection. Ideally, the photos should communicate a clear idea or concept to the customer, which would make the latter deem the photo as beneficial.

Be Creative

In today's market putting in some special effects in your photos would put you in the forefront, ahead of the crowd. By adding that little extra to your photos, you can create more creative and imaginative work. Original work always sells better. Micro stock sites are always on the lookout for original work. Do not just point and shoot, but plan your way for that perfect photo.

The Importance of Key Wording

Getting exposure on the micro stock site is a must. Because competition is high and thousands of new photos are added weekly, it is crucial that your photos are key worded correctly. It serves you well in making an effort when choosing which keywords to insert with your photos because the keywords attract potential buyers. In turn, you will get a good rating and better sales. In other words, these keywords are vital to customers in finding the right pictures they are mostly interested in.

Do Not Forget Those Model Release Forms

If needed, a Model Release Form signed by the person modeling in your photos must be enclosed. It is important to note, that though there might not always be an identifiable person in the photo, consent of the model to be photographed is necessary.

The micro stock agency's reviewers check hundreds of photos that are being submitted and will refuse to accept them if they go against any of the said guidelines.

Be Aware of Anything Protected by Copyright

Your next task is to prepare the photos according to the micro stock website guidelines. Depending on the different requirements of each individual site, it is expected that you upload your photos in the correct format and resolution. At all costs, there cannot be any copyright material evident in your photos; all trade-marks, labels and logos must be removed.

How Do You Get Your Money?

Once the hard work of compiling a good portfolio is completed, it is usually not before long that the small amount of money earned for each photo is multiplied by volume. The result can add up to a tremendous amount of money. Generally, as a photographer using an online micro stock agency, you will be paid when a predetermined amount is reached. The payment would then be received by means of a cheque or through the use of a PayPal account.

The Sky is the Limit

As your confidence gears up, you might wish to make use of more than one micro stock agency. This way you increase your chances in making more sales, thus making more money. Most of the sites are not exclusive, so there is no reason why you should refrain from doing so.
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Postloop - A Legitimate Way to Make Money Online!

Forum owners all over the internet want to increase the activity on their forums and many are prepared to pay to do so. This is where we come in...

Just by signing up on Postloop you will be able to access these forums, submit some quality posts and you will get paid! There are many forums to join so the only limit is how much time you are prepared to put into it. And yes, I know what you are thinking, for us photographers... there are forums on photography, digital photography and more.

Once you have registered, you will need to also register for the Postloop portal, as shown below. Just join and then go back to your Postloop account and click ‘subscribe’ (make sure you subscribe – very important!)


The Postloop portal is a forum for Postloop users. You will need to make 10 posts in the Postloop portal, then they will review your account and approve it, usually within a few hours.

When posting here, make sure you give a reasonably detailed response (4-5 sentences is fine) and ensure your grammar and spelling are accurate. You can even start your own thread, which will certainly help to get your account approved. They are looking for people who make quality posts, so if you can do that you should have no problems getting approved.

Once approved, it’s time to get posting! I suggest you post in those forums that you are familiar with and you have a passion about.  Understandable, you will be more fluent and at ease to write on topics that interest you and have knowledge about. 

Postloop works on a points basis, so you are awarded points for each forum post you make. You can then convert those points into cash straight into your Paypal account.  The best part is that once you reach the minimum limit of 5 dollars you can cash out via Paypal.  You will see this in your account in a matter of minutes.


Still now sure how postloop works? Follow this youtube video:

POSTLOOP Video Tutorial