Have you become bored with your photography after shooting and editing the same things in the same way for years? To create something new and exciting, and share that with a broader audience, a blog can be really helpful for you to get out of that boredom and expand your photography skills. Blogs spread your work to more and more people. You become more attentive towards your photography style, techniques and subject because you know you must post the work on your blog regularly no matter what.If you are still unsure about having your own blog, read the article till the end to know why you must have one.
3 Reasons Why Should You Have A Photoblog
You can use your blog as a portfolio:-
In your photoblog, you can display your photos in the manner that you preferIrrespective of which blogging platform you choose, you will get to do some level of customization, and that will allow you to display your photography however you see fit. If you're on a budget, you can go for a free theme. But if you decide to invest in your photoblog, select a premium theme because it will come up with diverse features. The best thing about a photoblog is that you can use it as a portfolio. By posting your photos regularly, sharing your experiences, and adding testimonials of happy clients on your blog, you can attract more and more customers and form a good recurring client base. Share the link of your blog to all your social media accounts, as well as your business card.
Blog helps you to improve yourself:-
Suppose you start blogging today. After one year, if you go through all your work that you have posted regularly throughout the year, you will get to see how much you have improved. Nothing can come close to this confidence boost when it comes to professional success. Owning a photoblog is similar to journaling in this respect, you revisit your journey, and evolve as a photographer. It also helps you to analyze your work critically. As you write about your experiences, you examine your process of shooting and post processing, and this introspection will help you get better in the next shoot. You also become a better storyteller, through your photos and writing, as you get crystal clear about what you want to convey, day by day.
You can make money with a blog:-
The photos on your blog can not only attract potential customers of your photo, but also many aspiring photographers, and photography enthusiasts. If you are serious enough with your blog, you can monetize your blog, and enjoy a side income. There are 3 main ways to monetize a blog- by affiliate marketing, ads, sponsored posts. In affiliate marketing, you add links of various products sold in an e-commerce platform (like Amazon), and when a reader clicks the link and buys anything from the site (not necessarily the product itself) within a stipulated time, you get a share. Google adsense program is somewhat similar, in it Google shows only the products that an individual reader would be interested in, based on his/her previous searches. The third option i.e sponsored post is something that you get to do only after you get a well known blogger with a great footfall. You are paid to promote a product/service through your writing. You can earn a handsome amount of money through your photoblog, if your posts are engaging enough to attract readers.
Having a photoblog means expanding your creative self more. Get your domain and start writing now. After a year, you are definitely gonna thank this article for changing your life!
Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.