With jobs becoming increasingly hard to find and difficult to keep, many are looking for ways to earn money from home. Digital photography is an excellent way to work for yourself and make extra – or even a full-time – income at home.
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If you're still undecided, this might change your mind. Here are 18 reasons why digital photography makes a great home career:
1. Minimum equipment required
To make money with digital photography, all you need are: a digital camera, a computer, and Internet access. In fact, you may already have all three.
2. No need for special training
Anybody who can take decent pictures can make money by selling digital photos. You don't have to have formal training, or so many years of experience. You can be young or old, male or female.
3. Low start-up costs
Aside from the equipment required, you don't need to make any other investments. This means you can get started immediately.
4. No need to leave home
If you like, you can do sell digital photographs completely from home. Yes, that includes taking photographs.
5. Money in your hard drive
You may already have pictures in your computer that you can sell right away. In fact, you should begin with those.
6. Make money when traveling
If you like to travel, you can make your trip pay for itself by taking pictures on your trip and selling them online.
7. Location independent business
You can have sell your digital photographs from anywhere, as long as you have your equipment (see number 1). This means you could be a nomad and still make a living.
8. Flexible hours
Work when you want, as much as you want. Do it full time or part time. It's up to you!
9. No need to build websites
Although you'll be selling digital photographs online, you absolutely don't have to build a website – unlike other online marketers.
10. Stock photo sites do the marketing for you
You don't have to do any marketing, either, because stock photo sites do it all for you. All you have to do is take high-quality photographs.
11. No fees to sell online
You don't have to pay any fees to sell in stock photo sites. It's completely free to become a member and start selling your photos.
12. No need to set up a shopping cart
Again, stock photo sites take care of processing payments for your photographs. You will have to be able to accept payments from stock photo sites. A PayPal account should be enough.
13. Enhanced creativity
This business forces you to become more creative, such as in the way you choose the subjects of your pictures, to how you edit them.
14. Sharper photography skills
You have to improve your photography skills if you want to succeed in this business. The longer you keep at it, the better you'll become.
15. Build your portfolio and expertise
Selling digital photos online helps build your reputation as a photographer. You can easily build a portfolio based on your best-selling pictures.
16. Profit from passion
You can easily combine this home business with a hobby or special interest you have. Because of the wide range of subjects that are in high demand, you don't have to take pictures that you don't care about.
17. Steady demand
As more and more stock photos are sold and bought, the demand for fresh photos increases. Marketers always want unique pictures for their materials, which further increases the demand for more digital photos.
18. It's profitable
Because of low overhead costs, it's easy to earn a full-time income from selling digital photography. University students are doing it, stay at home Moms are doing it, and you can do it too.
However, you have to know some insider secrets. Which types of photographs sell easily online? How do you avoid legal problems? How do you work with stock photo sites? How can you sell more photos?
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