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Your Guide to Making Money with Photography

Aug 23, 2007
As a child, you may have grown up with the idea that photographers are well-paid and sought after by newspapers, magazines and other forms of media. But the truth is that very few photographers do extremely well in the world due to extreme competition until they become well-known or otherwise make it big. This process of making a name for yourself can be very difficult and time-consuming. But until you become known, is very unlikely that you'll be able to earn a significant income as a professional photographer.

There are resources to assist you in your attempt to become financially secure as a professional photographer. The first step is to sign up with the various pay for content sites on the Web. While this may seem like a strange and ultimately futile effort, by getting your workout on the web, accompanied by your name, you build your name and reputation among various users of the Internet. By providing a way for users to contact you and view your work, you give the world a chance to look into the wealth of content that you may have generated.

The interesting part about pay for content sites that pay you for photographs is that you can use the same photographs at multiple sites. By taking a monstrous amount of photos and submitting them to all the photo sharing sites, you accomplish several goals. The first goal is to get your name out to prospective clients and employers in the hopes that you might receive more work in the future. If you suitably impress those that are looking at your work and discussing your compositions, then you might get lucky and find a full-time, well-paying job that suits you from your efforts at self-promotion.

The second reason for posting to all the pay for content sites is the fees that they pay for photographic content. While these fees are minimal, they add up over time and can make it a worthwhile endeavor to spread your name around the Internet along with your work. The best way to get long-term work is to continue to hammer away at magazines and newspapers and other visual media that might be in the market for photographers. Simply send ream after ream of your published work and let them judge for themselves of the quality nature of your efforts.

But while you are attempting to get hired by these magazines and newspapers by sending in sample after sample, be sure to continuously submit work to the other pay for content sites that can allow you to earn money while you build your portfolio.
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