What to do to sell more photos?Delivery Time : 10 Days
Complete Order : Times
Minimum Gig Price $ 35
We have already commented that you can earn extra by taking photos for image banks that is, taking stock photos. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. In principle, stock photography is taking a few photos, downloading them to a chosen stock photography platform, and then waiting for customers to buy them.
As you may have noticed, stock photography covers a wide range of photographic styles and themes that allow you to include any visual content in your portfolio. Although it is a business that requires a special attitude and has its own rules to follow. And, therefore, mistakes to avoid. Do you know which ones they are?
Underestimating images as old
If you have been doing photography for years, you probably already have an important archive of photographs. Normally, you make the mistake of not seeing much potential in them and discarding them. Opt to upload those photos to a photo platform, but don’t forget to add keywords and titles to them. Think that you have the work already done and you do not have to lose, and maybe you can increase your income. Of course, remember to check on the photo sales platform that you have chosen what type of photos you like the most in order to plan your sessions.
It is true that tagging photos and putting keywords in them is laborious. But that is precisely what will make customers locate your photos. Some image banks use categorization by color or objects in the image automatically. But it doesn’t hurt to add relevant words so that when customers make a query, your photograph appears on the results page.
Remember to use the words that really describe the uploaded image, as well as the genre, the idea, the mood or even the place where the photo was taken. Use at least twenty words to describe your image so that more customers can find it.
Ignore seasonal demand
Advertising agencies or design and layout agencies, editorials or bloggers often resort to image banks to search for these photographs because certain dates such as Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, Carnivals, Easter, spring, summer, autumn, winter are approaching … In those times, they usually need a specific type of images and that is when there is more demand for photographs.
This means that it is important to add seasonal photographs to the portfolio, but in advance, at least two weeks before or a month. The good thing is that you can make the same images profitable over time.
Not having a professional team
This does not have to be an impediment to developing a good job. A basic semi-professional camera may be sufficient to take a photo. Although the higher Video Animation Company
the quality of the lens and camera, the better the opportunities to take better photos or to be able to retouch them. You can start with an amateur team and little by little acquire better work material and develop professionally.
Without optimizing work flow
It is known that the more photos you take, the more chances you will have selling your photos. A greater number of images implies spending time to make them, edit them and put all the information in each one of them. That is why it can be helpful to plan the photo session, automate the editing of the photos, remove logos, remove people in the background or objects that cannot be shown…
Based solely on your taste
This is another classic mistake that leads to not selling photos. If you talk to a graphic designer, they will tell you that usually the client ends up buying the ugliest design for their taste and in which they have invested the least time. This means that you do not eliminate from your portfolio those photographs that you do not like, because the clients may.
Forget to mention on your website
Remember to mention on your website and social networks that you have photos that you sell through different platforms. Of course, do not make the mistake of publishing your photos in them for free. Add a link to the sites where you sell your photos both on social networks and on your website, as well as create visual content for all of them to encourage purchase. Don’t forget to create a watermark! Your copyright is at stake.