Photography is something which comes from inside. All the people who are working as a photographer, if you ask them why they started photography, one common answer you will get which is “Photography is my Passion”. Yes! It is actually a fact behind starting the photography for every human being. Photographers just do not jump into earning money at first. It starts with a hobby. Once you know that you are a good photographer and worked in some good photography projects, then a photographer can think about earning money with their photography. But I know some photographers who are earning a lot of money in their photography business just because they know the trick of selling their photography. There are plenty of secrets or you can say some tact-tics used by the photographers. Here, in this article, I am going to discuss How to earn $5000 from photography business. There are some ways which you can follow to sell your photos and earn a huge amount. So, here I go. Look Down!
- Make a Portfolio
When you are a passionate photographer and love photography, it is sure that your photos will come great. Not all the photographers are good to deliver good photographs. Many photographers want to earn money by their photographs. The first and foremost is to make a portfolio of your photographs. The portfolios talk about your work. It will work as your legal paper of being a photographer. This is the first thing which a client would like to see before hiring you. So the first step of yours for making money from photography is making the portfolio.
- Selling Digital or Printed Photographs
If you are a very good photographer, you can try your luck selling the digital or printed copies of the photographs to the people. Now, the question is how you are going to sell it? Well, the photos you click, you can just associate with a third party who will help you to show the photos to the clients and deliver them as per your price. You may have to give a small percentage from your earning to the third party.
- Making a License on Flickr
www.flickr.com has become an effective way of earning money now-a-days. Flickr is a very interesting platform where your photos can be sold. You can post your photos for free or you can license your photos and post it to use it on Flickr. Every time your licensed photos will be used, money will be poured into your account.
- Photography Stock
There are many stock photography websites where you will find millions of photos to use. It is similar to Flickr. But in other stock photography websites, you need to sign up first and bet for your photographs to get into these websites. If your photos are licensed and convincing enough the websites will allow your photos to give place to their stock photography sites. I was talking about betting because usually, the asking price of the photos is low. But if you keep uploading photos on regular basis and bet, your photo price will raise.
Here is the list of some stock photography sites you can upload your photos
- Promotional Photography
In initial stage for a photographer should try to make a name and get fame over the name. To get the fame, you need to show every kind of people your talent in photography. Making money with photography in starting is not easy. What you can do is to attend different kinds of promotional events. Suppose, there is a party going on at a small club which needs to get promotion but there is a shortage of photographer. So attend those parties and approach for photography. Doing that, you can promote your photography as well as their club and you can earn some money as well.
- Work as Assistant Photographer
Before starting your own photography business, you should assist a professional photographer who is into the photography business. There are some profits you will get when you will be an assistant photographer. The profits you can get are like following
- Get the experience
- Learn photography lessons
- Learn the Techniques
- Get paid for assisting the photographer
- Gather the contacts
- Photography Blog and Website
Recently the most effective way of earning money is by creating your own photography website and blog. The popularity of blogs is increasing day-by-day. Photography blog will boost the SEO of your website. You can earn the money by the blog and website in 3 ways, and the 3 ways are
- Every time your posted ads will get clicked, you will earn money
- The articles you posted on the profile, if they are being clicked and the viewer gets to stick to it for even sometime, the money will be poured.
- By reviews of the company, you can earn money.
Starting a photography blog is not easy. You need to know how it is being opened. Here I’m giving you a link which will give you the knowledge on how to open a photography blog.
- Photo Shoot for Clients
To offer photo shoots to clients, you need to have a photo studio. Build a studio so that you can gather clients and your clients get a trust in you of your being a good photographer. Photographers are earning money by offering various kinds of photography.
There are some famous photography categories which you can go for. These are:
- Portrait Photography
- Fashion Photography
- Headshot Photography
- Landscape Photography
- Newborn Photography
- Teach Photography
If you are a good photographer and you want to earn money from your photography, well your photography skills and techniques also can help you to earn money. There are many people who want to learn photography. You can just post an ad that you want to teach photography. You will get the students who want to learn photography and you can earn money from that.
- Conduct a Photography Workshop
Since you know you are a good photographer, you can earn money in many ways. It is just you need to gather some ideas. If you are a university student, you can just propose your university or any of the Institute for holding a photography workshop for one or more days (Days depend on the work). You can charge your required amount for the particular workshop by the workshop you are conducting.
- Shoot various Events
Most of the famous photographers started their journey of earning by shooting various events. You can just create a social media page of your photography to get hired for events. In the events, you can apply your techniques of photography and earn a high amount of money. There are different kinds of events where the photographers are needed such as.
- Wedding Events
- Birthday Parties
- Bachelor parties
- Fashion Shows
- Promotional Events
- Corporate Events
- Participate in Photo Competitions
Entering into a photo competition might be a turning point for your photography career. There are some photography sites which organizes photography competition sometime. If you win the competition, you will get a handsome amount of money. Even if you don’t win, there’s no loss. Your photo will get recognized by people and you emerge you as a good photographer. Here is some latest online contest information which will help you to take part in.
All you need to do is to get registered before entering into the photo contest online.
- Freelance for Magazines and Newspapers
Magazines and newspapers are usually needed photographs. They often hire new photographers for their photo shooting for magazines and newspapers. You can just submit your portfolio to them by online or physically. If your photos are convincing enough, you might get hired as a photographer for their magazine or newspaper. You can earn a handsome amount
- Try Your Luck Being Paparazzi
Celebrity photos are great when they are clicked without their concerns or you can say hidden photographs of them. Any of the celeb gossip media would love those photos. So, if you know any celebrity surrounding you, try clicking their photos and offer them to different celeb based magazines or newspapers. This may earn you a handsome amount of money.
- Create Networking
Networking works superbly when you are in a professional field. Try growing network by physically or in social media or roaming around different sites. Show your photos through any of the media and start communicating with the people who can hire you as a photographer.
- Social Media Photography
Now-a-days, the people of every age are influenced by social media in a high margin. Almost every people use social media in the search for everything. Try focusing on making your photos popular by posting them on social media like
- Earn by Writing Photography Articles
If you want to earn money from photography, you are not bound to do it publishing photographs only. But you can also earn money by posting photography related articles. People also look for the tips and different photography related articles. Post your articles in your blogs and websites. You will get money every time people read your article.
- Photo Tourism
Photography is of many types. Travel or tour photography is one of them. Travel photography is hugely popular. Whenever you go out for tour or travel, you can click the photos of the sites and post them on your website or you can also sell them on different sites.
- Start Product Photography
Product photographs are the lives of the e-commerce industry. Try clicking different product photos at home first. Submit your product photography portfolio to the e-commerce websites and different product based industries. If your photos are good, you will definitely get hired.
- Provide Photo Editing Services
Photographs look dull and boring if they are not edited. There are many photographers and companies who do not have professionals or time for editing photos. It is your chance to shine. You can learn different photo editing techniques so that you can provide photo editing services and earn money. There are some famous and most taken photo editing services you can learn and provide such as.
- Clipping Path Service
- Photo Retouching Service
- Color Correction Service
- Image Manipulation
- Ghost mannequin Service
- Drop Shadow Service.
There are many photographers who are just wandering around in search of earning money because they do not know what tricks you should apply. Some great photographers are addicted to photography but their motive is not to earn money. They do it because they enjoy it. So to earn $5000 for your photography, you can follow these tips. I am sure these are going to help you somewhere down in the line to earn money by photography.