It's an unfortunate fact that many extremely talented photographers never cross the threshold of earning by doing what they love. For many, it's simply because they don't want the hassle of running a photography business and that's certainly understandable. After all, there's a lot of work involved in marketing, client relations, printing and all those other chores that pros have to deal with. It's alright to simply take photos just for the sake of your own satisfaction.
On the other hand, you really don't have to spend your time running a business to earn an income with your pictures. Every day, more photo hobbyists are finding out how easy it is to generate income with their photography, without the need for all the work involved in establishing a traditional photography business. You can, too, and you don't have to spend any money to get started.
Now, I'm not going to start hard-selling you anything, nor am I going to claim to be telling you about something brand-new. In fact, we've been telling you about KeepSnap for some time now, and it's already working for many of our readers who “took the plunge”. My purpose with this article is simply to say that if you haven't signed up yet, the beginning of a New Year might just be the motivation you've been looking for.
Here's the thing: All you need to do is sign up for a free account, create a simple profile and print out some business cards from the site. If you want to, you can upload some of your favorite images for visitors to see. Once that's done, all you need to do is take some cards with you when you're out and about with your camera. Before or after you take a photo of someone, leave them one of your cards and explain that the photos will be available to see at the web address on the card. You upload the photos, set your price for downloading them and your work is done.
KeepSnap takes care of collecting the payments and sending the files to the buyers and deducts a very small percentage of the sale to cover their services. It's a simple system, requiring very little effort on your part and it costs you nothing up front.
Whether your passion is street photography, sports, events or any other photography that involves people, selling your photos with this system is as easy as introducing yourself, giving people cards and letting them make their choices online. The rest is just a matter of taking great photos, just as you've always done.
If you're already a pro, or just really serious about making money, KeepSnap offers other services to help. You can sign up for a listing in their searchable directory of photographers or use their other promotional tools. The choice to increase your business is up to you.
So, if you're looking for something meaningful to do for the start of the New Year, why not give this a try? Will it change your life? Maybe not. It can't hurt, though and there's literally no risk. Don't wait until midnight. Visit KeepSnap and sign up now.