Photographers are always looking for ways on how to make money selling photos online. There has been few successes in this field. One of the most successful microstock photographer is Yuri Arcurs who is dubbed to be the "world's best microstock photographer". You can try to emulate the methods he used to make money selling photos online. You can also sell your images on Getty Images, Corbis Images or Istockphoto. It was quite easier back then to make money selling photos online but when Web 2.0 came in, things have changed. Let me show some tips on How to Make Money Selling Photos Online.
Before we begin, Let me ask you some questions. "Will you sell photos online to make it as your primary or secondary income?" "Will you sell photos online to help your photography business?". If your answer is yes to both questions, make a list of your available resources to make it happen. If you have not listed Facebook and Twitter then you are already missing out on the potential to sell your photos online to about 500 million users of Facebook and Twitter.
If you already have a Facebook account, create a Facebook Page or a Fan Page. Name your Fan Page the same as the name you use for your photography business. Why is it important to have a Facebook Page? Your current Facebook account limits you to 5,000 "Facebook Friends" while a Fan Page will give you unlimited number of "Fans". If you do not have a Twitter account, create one and get a Twitter username that is relevant to your photography business as well. If you are asking how Facebook and Twitter will help you make money selling photos online, then you have to read on.
Now that you have a Facebook Page and a Twitter account. Let me show you a tip on how to make a Facebook Page that will help you make money selling photos online. There are few Facebook apps that you can use to make an awesome Facebook Page one of them is static FBML. There is a new Facebook app that is so much easier to use and that is the Tigerlily App. You can find it by going to search and type Tigerlily. What it does is that it gives you two tabs which are more than enough to put information about your photography business and will help you make money selling photos online. The most important widgets to add on your Tigerlily app are the picture widget which when clicked will redirect the viewer to your website and the Twitter tab which will post your Twitter feed.
If you do not have a website, you should create one now. The cost of having a website has gone down. You start with registering a domain name think of something that is relevant to your photography business. Find a webhosting company and there are some you can pay for as cheap as a dollar a month. The …