Before I was working with online businesses, I was really into photography. Heck, I was so into it, that one of my biggest goals in life was to become a professional photographer. And this, my pals, is how I first started looking at how to market online.
Low and behold, I saw more than I could handle about making money online as a photographer. Which then led me to become less interested when I saw that you could practically make money online doing anything you love. And my life changed from there.
But let’s back up for a moment so I can answer the focus question at hand: “Can photographers make money on the web?”
The short answer, is yes. And there are certainly more than one way to do so. Some examples include:
- Creating a website and/or blog that teaches others how to take good pictures, get a job as a photographer, start a business online as a photographer, etc.
- Showcasing your photos for people to buy copies of.
- Advertising your wedding, child, newborn, family, nature photography services on a website, ads, etc, to get more jobs in your local arena.
- Promoting and selling affiliate products that teach photography, share tips, etc.
And those are just a few of the possibilities.
It’s possible to leverage photography to earn an income online, but it does take some learning, skills, and ideally a mentor for the fastest guidance. I’m not your guy in any of these areas, but with a quick Google search you can find some of the best instructors that time and/or money can buy.
My biggest suggestion would be to take the time to do some research. There are MANY people out there that claim to be experts on the subject, and some definitely are, but those that are faking it til’ they make it’ can do you more harm to learn from than good.
In future posts, I will be talking more about using the internet to make money no matter what type of profession you are in. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear!