When I first began photography, I was bound and determined to make it my living. It was my passion. I started off doing “work for hire” and portrait sessions, but soon yearned to get a little more out of my talent. I needed to figure out how to sell pictures in another way.
I was backed up with workload, which sounds great, but I had little time and wasn’t making enough money. I set out to accomplish a new goal: To spend less time, making more money, in photography.
The task was daunting, and being new(er) to the industry of photography, I was unsure of how to accomplish such a task. I started looking into micro stock sites but after some reading realized that I would need far too many images to make even close to decent money.
That is not to say that stock photography isn’t profitable. I signed up with another type of stock photography site that allowed me to charge what I deemed fair for my images. This meant that instead of making a measly $0.80 per photo, I could make as much as $5000.00 per photo!
Granted, the sales were less frequent, but that also meant less management. Exactly what I was looking for!