It’s the last day of the Ultimate Photo Workshop here in Palm Springs, and we’re learning a fun way to double your income from your photos by spinning them into short-and-sweet travel articles.
You hear that people don’t read newspapers or printed magazines anymore, but that’s just not true.
Magazines are bigger than ever, according to travel writer and former editor, Kyle Wagner. With more than 1,200 magazines in the U.S. today, there’s plenty of need for good articles. And new ones are popping up all the time.
What’s different today is that magazines are much more specialized — and more photo-heavy — than in the past. And that’s all good news for you.
Another difference that’s great for you is that magazines have stopped hiring in-house writers and prefer to buy from freelancers. To sell photos and travel articles to magazines these days, you don’t have to be a journalist or an award-winning writer, either. You just have to share your inside story about the image – where is it, what was happening, what’s interesting about it?
Photo Essays, where most of the article is photos with long captions, are increasingly popular, too. Can you create a quick and easy photo essay with images from your last trip?
Lists are also popular. Think: 5 Things to Do in Palm Springs. 7 Golf Courses You Have to Play. The Best 5 Hiking Trails for Beginners. The possibilities are endless and infinitely better with a few accompanying images.
Start today with a park or attraction near you. Can you create a photo essay about it? Can you turn the destination into a list? These two things are the easiest to sell to editors right now.
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