This is probably one of the most fun sources of passive income you can have. You can’t imagine how simple it is to sell your photos online to individuals and companies all over the world. There are a high demand on photos these days because companies are created every day and publicity is increasing on the same or higher proportion.
And if you think you will have to buy a 15Kg with a trolley DSLR, think again. You can make a profit out of your camera phone while going out on a sunday walk with the family. If you own an iPhone, iPad or some Android with the same characteristics, your photos will have sufficient quality for submitting them for sale. I don’t have a fancy DSLR, personally I have an iPhone and the photos are great.
I use istockphoto because are one of the largest of its kind in the world and with a great reputation and clients base. The first thing you need to do is create an account, you will need to submit along with that some sample photos. So send the best ones you have and with the highest quality. You will receive shortly an email confirming your acceptance as a provider and selling your photos portfolio online.
One thing to keep in mind while taking your photos (besides taking regular photos of great landscapes, flowers, pets and such) is to never get brands, faces, cars, places, monuments, electronics or some other things that may easily recognizable. Think generic.
The best photos for you to start making money right away are from people working and anything related to the business world, as they are the clients with the most economic power and they are the ones that uses more this services. Therefore now you know, think on a message that you want to give to the viewer, before you take the photo. And think as a corporate point of view, and in what way that photo you are taking would contribute to they’re business. Also foof is very hot right now and they sell like fresh cookies.
If you follow these simple rules, you are vaccinated against failure and this source of passive income will be a profitable one for you. So start getting out more, get your camera or phone ready and think how your clients could benefit from your photos. Because, the better and original the photo is, the bigger your profit is at the end of the month.
And remember to enjoy taking your photos, people can tell.