If you are an amateur nature photographer and people constantly ooh and aah over your work, you may want to take the plunge and try to sell your work online.
One awesome way of doing this is by making photo cards. Below are some tips on how to make nature photo cards:
Select Your Best Photos & Make Prints – Take inventory of your photo collection and narrow it down to just a few of your strongest images. Make prints (usually 4? x 6?) of these photos.
Assemble The Cards – With pocket-style photo insert cards, the front cover has a window opening to slide your photo in. This makes it easy to create instant photo greeting cards, and if you change your mind, you can remove the photo without damaging the image or card.
Add Your Personal Touch – Don’t forget to include your name, web address and the title of your photo and location. Some photographers like to handwrite this on the window border or back of the card, some create printed labels to stick on the back while others choose to have us foil stamp their cards for a truly professional look.
Consider Product Packaging – While not necessary, it is a good idea to insert your cards into a clear cellophane sleeve to protect it from fingerprints & moisture.
Once you have your beautiful cards, you can set up an online shop through sites like Etsy where photographers can reach a wide audience to sell their products.
Do some social media marketing through Facebook, Twitter etc. to promote your cards. Better yet start a photo blog and advertise your products on it.
I’ve got to be honest, it’s not going to be easy but it’s definitely worth the effort if you want to create an income stream through your photography.
One thing I firmly believe in is that you need to be passionate about whatever you do. Without that added zest, you’re in danger of getting frustrated and giving up.
Building a reputation online as a great photographer takes time. What you thought of as a brilliant idea may well feel like a noose around your neck. Just grit your teeth and stick with it. Your patience will hopefully pay off.