VIDEO: How to get started with stock photography
March is here and Portland’s cherry trees are turning light pink!
We have FOUR weeks until April 1 – our first quarterly check-in on our yearly stock photography goals.
Let’s make this a power month and upload as much as we can. I’ll give you a little boost for your weekend in just a sec.
First, though, if you missed this Wednesday’s “Help! I don’t know how to start!” Stock Uploading webinar, you can watch it here:
I basically answered as many stock uploading questions as I could in an hour… and I collected a bunch more, too.
Here’s what I’ll do: Over the next few weeks, I’ll send you some past issues that answer the biggest stock questions I get, and lay out a few important steps for getting started.
In the meantime, I’ll take the rest of the questions I got and answer them in one big Facebook post on the Breakfast Stock Club Facebook Page this coming Monday. Feel free to ask follow-up questions there, too.
Ok, here’s your plan for this weekend. Reserve a few hours and pick up wherever you are in this list of steps. Buy yourself a really nice latte, put on some of your favorite music, and spend your reserved time on the current and next steps in this list:
Step 1: Sign up to a few stock agencies. Try: Bigstock, Fotolia, and Dreamstime.
Step 2: Read through the agency guidelines and tutorials.
Step 3: Pick out 10-50 of your images to submit, based on the agency guidelines.
Step 4: Sign in and start the uploading and keywording process.
Step 5: Research some photos that sell on your agencies. Do keyword searches for things you like to shoot and see what kinds of photos are selling.
Step 6: Go out in your hometown (or wherever you are) and take some new photos.
Step 7: Repeat Steps 4 through 6.
Even if all you can spare is an hour in the morning or at night with a glass of wine, chip away at the above list. Keep moving forward. Every inch you move is progress!
Editor’s Note: Learn more about getting started selling your photos online in stock agencies – no matter how much or little photography experience you have – in the Breakfast Stock Club e-newsletter. It’s once a week, and it’s free to join, here.