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How to turn your photographs into money online

Having a device that allows you to capture the perfect selfie or moment at home or on vacation is common. Some people are so good at taking these pictures it can even make other people jealous of how good they turned out.
Most people just take photographs to capture a moment so they will never forget it. Moments such as the first date with your future spouse or even a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Little do they know it's quite easy to sell those photographs online and turn that hobby into a paying profession.

So how can you sell photos online?

You will first need to find your photography niche and stick with it to build an impressive portfolio. After you have done that, it will be quite easy to sell your photographs online.

What do I need?

You will first need a device that is capable of taking high-quality photographs. This could be anything from a DSLR camera to a phone. You will need a website or some form of online portfolio to showcase your work. You can always hire someone to build you an easy and simple web portfolio on WordPress. You will then have to implement a form of e-commerce system into your website or portfolio. But none of those things matter if you don't first find what makes you as an artist stand out. You have to find your niche and then build your brand around it to form a following for your work. The more followers you have of your work the more exposure you have. This exposure is what will lead to your photographs being sold and you turning your hobby into a paying profession.

How can you find your niche?

Your niche is what defines you as a photographer. Finding this is probably one of the hardest parts of creating a brand and selling it online. It can be a very long and tiring process to settle into it. However, for some it can come naturally, it just depends on the person and what they are interested in. If you are having a hard time finding your niche you may want to branch out and try things you have never tried before. In order to grow as an artist you must identify what inspires and defines you. This sometimes requires that you take a leap of faith.

What about the technical aspect of taking good photographs?

Just like with most things in life, you will start at the bottom and work your way up the ladder of success. Having the basics with a good understanding of how a picture should be composed is a necessity. Just keep in mind that whatever is the standard now may be obsolete in three years' time. This is one of the many reasons you will want to make sure you have found and you are sticking to your niche.

In conclusion, it is very important to be patient when trying to sell your photographs online. Achieving success can be a lengthy task but the key is to keep taking those photographs you love and building your niche until you make it.

7 Aug 2017 11:46


About Boris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency. He writes for several online sites such as,,, Boris is the founder of and