There are so many ways to make money with photography, and some of them don’t even involve leaving the house (except maybe to take the photos). And since you guys loved our first article 11 Places to Make Money Online with Photography so much, we thought we’d get out there and find you some more.
Ten reasons just weren’t enough to encapsulate all the many reasons being a photographer rocks. So I kept right on listing so you could stay informed about all the things that make it great. And in case you missed the first installment with the first 10 reasons, you can check it out here.
Alright, let’s jump right in where we left off…
Have you ever wondered why it is that some photographers become hugely successful while others only dream about it? Maybe people have even told you that your work is just as good as Joe at So-and-So Studio. You may even know that you have the talent and the passion to be a really great photographer…
So, we meet again! If you are here after reading part 1 of this post, congrats! You’re a quality human being who wants to make a difference in this world!
Just to recap: volunteering can massively expand your photography network, increase your exposure, build your portfolio, help you get clients, and give you warm fuzzies in the process.
Are you a beginning photographer with a skimpy portfolio and very few clients? Or maybe even a skilled photographer who feels like you’ve hit a ceiling with your business?
If so, you’re in the right place because I’ve got great news for you!
I have a secret weapon that will massively expand your network, increase your exposure, build your portfolio, get you clients, and make you feel great in the process.
In the first blog post, 3 Ways Being a Mom Has More than Prepared You for a Photography Career, we covered logistics, patience and love. And the truth is that even with those three qualities alone, every mom I know has what it takes to have a terrific career in photography (with a little practice of the art). But there are 3 bonus traits moms possess in abundance that seem to put them on a different level when it comes to running a business in this industry.
With the huge influx of bloggers and internet entrepreneurs over the last several years, there is more demand for stock photos than ever before. In fact, many photographers use this as an extra source of income and a fun way to publish photos that might otherwise never be seen. If you have a good eye and little bit of skill, chances are, you can turn your art into cash.
Are you a photographer struggling to find your niche? Or maybe just someone who would like to diversify your portfolio a little? Finding a new and lucrative niche might be just what your business needs.
In my opinion, photography is absolutely the best way to make money from home, but there are always things to be mindful of when starting any new business venture. And here’s the deal — I don’t want you to blindly stumble into this career without knowing a few important facts.
I don’t know about you, but every time I used to hear the word “networking,” it conjured up images of stiffly polite business discussions at the Chamber of Commerce’s after hours mixer. I pictured people with paisley ties and name tags, throwing around terms like “mergers and acquisitions” and “accelerated depreciation.”