7 UNIQUE WAYS I EARN MONEY FROM PHOTOGRAPHY ONLINE — YOU CAN TOO!
How I shifted all of my business with terrible (I mean great) results!
1. NOIR GALLERY PRINTS
I was accepted into Noir Gallery simply by emailing them a sample of my work. There are a lot of amazing artists there so I was surprised and honored to start selling among them.
I don’t think I was accepted necessarily for the quality of my work. The key was that I have a unique style coming from Taiwan which hasn’t had much attention or exposure yet.
JingMei Cyberpunk by Andrew Haimerl | Noir Gallery
JingMei Cyberpunk by Andrew Haimerl wall art available on poster, stretched canvas, and framed prints. People walk in…
Noir Gallery makes it super easy to upload and curate your gallery. They will also help you promote through other channels like Amazon and Etsy!
2. WIRESTOCK UPLOADS
This is by far the best stock platform I’ve ever used. They work hard to ensure you get the most profit for your photos. It’s insanely easy to upload and tag your work. Then Wirestock sells across platforms while you go out and shoot more photos!
You can sell to all the agencies and profit from referring friends to the platform! Click here to begin selling on Wirestock today!
3. BLOGGING ON MEDIUM
My article ‘99 Amazing Photography Spots In (and near) Taipei’ has over 400 views and climbing. I admit I haven’t earned any money yet on Medium but I just joined the partner program yesterday. I can tell this is a promising platform.
4. MERCH ON TEESPRING
I’ve taken a lot of my photography projects and turned them into parodies, posters, and merch. Most notably I made a GTA parody called Taipei Dragon which has been popular for my Instagram audience.
The key here is to create something that resonates with a place and popular culture.
5. BOOKS ON BLURB
In the age where everything is digital people are craving something they can touch and enjoy IRL. That’s why I sell magazines on Blurb. I don’t go too crazy though. I keep the magazines short and under $10.00.
6. Selling NFTs
I’ve been in the NFT game since the Cryptopunk days. After doing research and some trial and error, I’ve decided that when it comes to selling my own work that Rarible seems like the best platform.
So far my strategy is to upload work and then gift it to high-volume buyers and sellers. Since I’m not famous I am counting on them to resell the work for which I will get a 10% cut.
7. TWITCH LIVE STREAMING
Most of the methods above would not work if I didn’t have an outlet to promote them all on. That’s where Twitch comes in!
According to a recent Forbes Article ‘Twitch Streamers Are Getting Paid $50,000 An Hour To Play New Games’ — but Twitch is far from a gamers only platform.
I’ve used Twitch to do POV street photography with a surprising degree of success. But admittedly people are most interested in me making an ass of myself.
Plus on Twitch you can earn $2.50 from each subscriber to your channel!
I hope you’ve found some inspiration here for whatever you want to pursue!