I have been a photographer pretty much all my life it seems. I remember loving photography and always having a camera in my hand throughout my high school years, and then after that too – once I got married and had my own kids, I photographed them A LOT! I have albums and albums and albums of photos of the little cuties all stored away while we travel in our RV.
My love of photography turned into a career in portrait photography about 14 years ago when we lived in Illinois. I photographed babies, families and high school seniors in my own studio that I had purchased and run myself. The studio was part of everything we sold off when we decided to change our lifestyle and go full time RV-ing. However, I could NEVER put my camera down, and I love being able to earn some extra money doing what I love to do best! So I turned to Stock Photography! Now I can travel wherever I want, take photos while I’m there, and upload them to my stock agencies to make some extra money! I also take photos of food and upload those to my stock agencies, as they seem to sell very well!
You can get a peek at my Shutterstock portfolio HERE for a great example of what I do. I also upload photos to Getty, Dreamstime, 123RF and Adobe Stock! Between these 5 agencies, I make a fairly decent little side income (and I continue to grow my portfolio more and more and earn even more money!)
If this is something that you might be interested in, my friend Teri – who is a stock photographer from Denver, CO and myself wrote an Ebook called Earn Extra Income Selling Your Photos On Stock Photography Agencies. It’s all about how to get started in this business! Here’s a peek at our Table Of Contents so you can get an idea of all that this Ebook covers!
This Ebook will give you all the information you need to get started making an income from your photographs! And, many of these stock agencies now accept IPhone/Smartphone photos, so you don’t even need a ton of fancy equipment to get started!! Just the camera that’s always in your hand anyways!
Right now, through April 30th, our Ebook is on sale for ONLY $14.99! Our regular price on it is $20.00, so you can save a few bucks by purchasing it now! Just use the code 1499Ebook1 when you check out! You can find our Ebook HERE ON OUR WEBSITE!
While Stock Photography is by no means a get-rich-quick type of job (it takes time, effort and perseverance!), it sure has been a FUN job! I really enjoy taking photographs and to be able to make a little money off of them is even better! Happy Shooting!!