You’re busy, I’m busy… everyone’s so busy that months fly by before we get around to doing the things we really want to do… like selling our photos. Bonnie here, excited to talk about one of my favorite photo markets: stock photography.
Stock is the perfect passive income opportunity for busy people. Once you send your photos in to an agency and add some keywords, you’re done. They sell for you while you’re off doing other things. And the photos can be of anything you like.
This final photo, by the way, I took when I was feeling really busy! I felt like I was drowning in chores so that’s what I took a picture of. It’s since shown up in a flurry of mom blogs and laundry-related websites.
If you’d like to sell your photos but you feel too busy, just take it tiny step by tiny step. Reserve just 20 minutes on your calendar… then, look through your photos for 20 minutes and choose some good ones to submit to agencies.
Find a day in the future where you can devote just one hour to taking some new photos. Take a lunch time walk with your camera. Or leave your camera out so you can snap a quick shot of your meal or activity.
Just start. Sign up with a stock agency. Pick 10 photos. And submit them. They do not need to be perfect. It gets easier, smoother, faster, and more fun as you go.
So stick with it.
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