I receive many emails from photographers asking me many different types of questions. I answer all of them, believe it or not.
A very common question: How can I make money, and where can I sell my prints?
First off, I say that your pictures do you absolutely no good sitting on your hard drive - and back up drive, which I hope you have. You must get your work out there for the world to see.
One effective way to sell prints is through SmugMug, where I have my galleries and where I sell prints. You upload your images, set your prices, and you are on your way. . to selling prints (and other photo related products).
Setting up different galleries makes it easy for folks to find your work, and hopefully make a purchase.
- Don't offer a million different print sizes. Only offer a few, which makes choosing and ordering easy.
- Offer a few gift items, too - such as greeting cards.
- Check your stats, which is easy to do with SmugMug. See what is selling and what's not.
- Socialize, using Google+, Twitter, etc., sales and new galleries.
If you are new to setting up a SmugMug site, SmugMug has support heros who can help you out. Below is a look at some of the super SmugMug heros. They take being a super hero very seriously. They also take helping you very seriously.
Don't have a SmugMug Pro account? You can save 20% the first year by using this code: RICKSMUG20. Just go to the SmugMug website and start the SmugMug fun.
Good luck with sales.