3 Photo Selling Tips

May 8, 2009 | Written by Gino | Category: Sell Photography Online

Looking to sell photos online? Than check out these photo selling tips below! For more in-depth information you can check out our new eBook Fuel for Photography, a complete guide to selling your photos online.

Photo Selling Tips

Picking the Right Niche for Photo Selling

While you may love to photograph certain things, you need to look into what’s hot online. Certain areas of stock photography such as business related photos, concept photos, nature photos, health photos and so on do really well online.

Go to all the top photography sites to see what photos are selling the most. You should also closely examine what photos are top sellers within each niche to see how good your photos will need to be to achieve similar sale results.

Uploading Your Work

When you upload your work, you need to carefully follow all the guidelines. Many sites will allow you to add a description, title, tags and so on to your photos. These key elements will help users find your photos when they search on the site.

For example, if you upload a photo of a dog your tags could be “dog, pet, dog breed name, etc”. Same goes with the title, which could be something like. “Man’s Best Friend – German Shepherd Dog Playing With New Owner”.

The best way to see examples of good titles, descriptions and tagging it to examine the top selling photos on a variety of stock photography sites. Without these elements it will be very hard for people to find your work. Simply adding keyword rich titles, descriptions and tags can go a long way in increasing your sales.

Promoting Your Work

There are a ton of things you can do to not only promote your stock photos, but also promote your freelance work or photography related business. Starting a blog is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to promote yourself.

Every time you take a photo, or upload new stock photos for sale you should make a blog post about it. Once you get your photo blog up you should also start networking with other photographers who run blogs. You can exchange links, make posts about each other and so on.

The more you network in the photo blogging community, the better. Building up a brand name for yourself will be an essential step of selling more photos online.