If you think making money as a photographer is easy then I must say that you are wrong. And for you to figure out how to make the best out of this situation, we have compiled the best ways we know only for you.
To earn money as a photographer you need a set of good batteries, memory cards, a lens, a tripod, and a camera. Your smartphone will work too. Oh, do not forget the skills! Without further, ado let's jump right on to figure out smart ways to fetch you some money.
Make use of your portfolio.
You can begin by selling your photographs to a website that deals in stock images. There are many ways in which you can increase your passive income. One of them is compiling and flaunting your portfolio. As a freelancer or a permanent employee. This method is really simple. It requires the least of their efforts and results in plenty of revenue each time your photographs are purchased or viewed.
You need to register yourself, get the approval of the admin, and sell away. It is just that. You can register up to 5 websites to generate a stable outflow. Our favorite website is
- Getty Images
- Adobe Stock
Use your knowledge.
Knowledge is a great power. If you are good at something, never do it for free. Teaching people over websites or hosting your youtube channel can fetch you enough. The benefit of starting individually is, you keep all the profit. You can use social media to promote yourself or live-stream your lessons. Initially, it will be hard, but it is a bigger picture.
Write, share, and inspire
Over time, you can start blogging. Draft guides and personal notes, and maybe a book. The options are endless and fit right into the trend. This is fun and at the same time a great source to earn money as a photographer. Affiliated links can tap you more money. Direct users to websites like Amazon through your blogs and earn with each click. Sprinkle them around like confetti!
You can register on websites like Fiverr and freelancer. To an extent, your LinkedIn connections can help you out too. The virtual rule for photography is never-ending. The pandemic has made people shift business to online modes. This results in an increase in the demand for commercial photographers. You can easily create a mini studio at home and start away.
As a freelancer, you can do anything and everything that comes your way.
Some points to notice here, start small but aim big. Have a realistic price structure and polite behavior to reach out to people. Normalize rejections and dreaming big. These ways to earn money are more like a start-up idea that can make IT happen for you.
Review, earn and gain your gear.
You can take in product reviews for your blog. You can invest in new gear, get shoots done, and lastly have them reviewed. Build up a cycle. You can always correlate the points and make it a full-blown system of revenue.
Now if you add affiliate links, manufacturers can find their way to you. They can lend you their products and you can create content on it and earn money! And guess what? When there is an abundance, you can make your thrift store.
You can promote your services, your goodies, and your knowledge. In addition to this, you can affiliate your name with editing services too. These do not take much toll on your time and fetch you some great money. All you need for this is the right knowledge of apps like Pixir and Photoshop. Basic skills go a long way.
Contest against the best.
These contests are amazing for you to break through your creative blocks, gain inspiration, build up confidence, learn from other’s mistakes, and of course help you make money.
Take the moment and seize it.
You can visit the world photographer’s club’s website and actively take part in competitions. You will get a chance to win cash prizes, merchandise, and other beneficial goodies.
Other than that, there are several paid projects available to premium members. This will help you achieve exposure and you can indulge in it to gain recognition and monetary benefits. The World Photographer's club has several courses and tie-ups that you can become aware of to gain all sorts of benefits and knowledge to help in earning money.
You see, the opportunities are everywhere. You need a creative mind to grasp the best ones. Little determination and a lot of hard work can take you to heights. Cease the time. You can use the pandemic as a great medium for you to earn fast money as a photographer while you are stuck at home.
Written By Simran Achantani, Content Writer, WPC