Do you want to make some extra income for a dream vacation? Let’s say you have a natural talent for photography and digital imaging. Why not turn ability to your advantage and earn those extra bucks by marketing your digital photography on the Internet? This can be done in a perfectly legal and easy manner. Here are 5 superb ways to make some money online:
1. Graphic designing
There are numerous companies that outsource graphic designing to freelancers. Your photographic talents can be utilized to design logos, business cards and letterheads, etc. on a contract basis. Just learn how to use a photo-editing tool like Adobe Photoshop or Picasa. These tools are vector-based layouts that make graphics designing a very easy task. Use all its capabilities like modifying contrast, brightness, shadow, grainy effects, color palette, zooming, cropping, etc to make your photographs look unique and artistic. If you have Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 on your PC, use this wonderful app to create brochures, newsletters, customized emails, company calendars, ebook covers, banners, etc.
2. Art gallery
Let’s say you have been playing around with photos using editing tools and have about 10 pictures that look superb. Why not create your own online photo gallery? You can frame and sell the prints. Make sure you disable the save-image and copy-paste options on your site. Now optimize the site for search engines by linking it to all your social networking profiles. You can even write a small article or blog about the gallery and upload it on the Internet. Also, publicize the site message boards, discussion forums, etc. And most importantly keep adding new photos because regular activity on the site will optimize it for search engines. Keep your price tags reasonable.
3. Contractual sales to websites
You are a really good photographer and have mastered photo editing. Why not offer your services on contract basis to websites and blogs? For example, if you have a good collection of pictures clicked during your various vacations, directly write to travel sites and offer your photos for a fee. Those who write travelogues and ebooks will also be interested in your collection. Put up a few free examples on the travel sites. A panoramic view of a mountain range or beach with unusual colors and textures, images of people in action like when they escalate down a roller-coaster, etc. are some simple pictures that can be made special with a photo-editor. Animals and birds caught in motion are another great topic.
4. Stock photography
There are many websites that are on a tight budget for their website maintenance. Rather than purchase dedicated images on contract, they would prefer stock shots of people, places, animals/birds and things. They want good quality images at a cheaper rate so you can make quite a lot of money by selling your photos as stock shots online to numerous websites.
5. Fancy stuff
Let’s say you have clicked a picture of a horse running across a beach. You have used various photo editing tools that have transformed the photo into something really unique. Now it looks as if five horses are running one behind the other. They look almost life-like. And all you had at the beginning was one horse on the beach. Why not sell this to a website that deals in fabric printing. A T-shirt with a beautiful design like this one will look classy and stylish. In the same way you can create and sell e-cards, invitation cards, fancy custom stationery, etc.
The sky is the limit where making money online with your photographic talent is concerned. Just explore these ideas and you will be treating yourself to a dream holiday with the extra income.
This is a guest post by Dazzle Rogers of workwelltogether.com, a site that offers savings and current information on home cable and internet, as well as other comcas services.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
I also blog at Productreviewmom.com
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