--Course updated April 2017--
You love photography.
You share your photos with friends and they like it, but you want more.
Your photos deserve better than to collect dust on your hard drive!
Stop throwing money at your photography hobby, let it throw some back!
Learn how to make your expensive camera pay for itself, learn how to license your photos online.
There is many ways to earn money with your photography, but most of them include either boss or clients to deal with, or website to maintain and promote. Online licensing with agencies is different - you upload your photos and agencie do all the rest for you.
Depending on your dedication, this can be fun little set-it-and-forget-it project to support your hobby, or it can be a full-time adventure that pays for all your bills.
The course is packed with actionable steps and activities - make sure you follow along and participate in the activities!
Forget the money for a second, though: imagine holding a book with your photo on cover, imagine your friends texting you "just saw one of your photos in a magazine I'm reading!". The satisfaction is priceless.
Join this course and learn all I had to trial-and-error myself over seven years. Learn what CUQQ - the four pillars of success - stand for. Learn how to optimize your workflow to get the results with minimal effort.
Sample student reviews:
"I am a total beginner at this and I feel like I've already learned so much. It is a very practical course, filled with how to's and do's and don'ts. Thanks so much for sharing this!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction, and I feel I have the tools needed to start selling my pictures online. The instructor is likable; he has a great sense of humor, and sets realistic expectations. He included some wonderful life lessons about dealing with feedback, and ways to spend one's earnings. [...] "
"The course is well organized and the material is very concise. I particularly like the use of actual screen shots to support the topic. After viewing and reading a good bit on getting into stock photography, this course was exactly what I needed to take the final step toward getting my photos online."
I'll see you in the course!
(And when I say "see you", I mean it - this is not one of those courses where a guy reads his powerpoint slides to you. You'll see me demonstrating concepts and talking to you in each single video.)
Why would you even start uploading your photos online? And why do you want me to tell you? This lecture introduces microstock agencies as a source of passive income for photographers. You learn what is there to gain with selling photography online. It's an opportunity to make money with your photos, sure, but there's more to it than just the cash!
All the cool ways everyone else is earning money with their photos, and why I think these ways are actually terrible! Why selling microstock licenses kicks ass:
-you always own all your photos
-there is no boss
-there is no deadlines
-it's free - no sign-up fees
-your potential income is unlimited
Also, if you decide to stop putting in any effort after some time, the money still comes - that's the benefit of photography passive income!
This short video provides an overview of the course: what topics we'll cover to help you sell photos online, get passive income from photography and do it with ease.
Microstock agencies, such as Shutterstock or Depositphotos, are a marketplace. In This lesson we'll explore what agencies are and how do buyers use them. Doing this will help us understand what our customers are looking for and what their experience looks like.
Making money with photos can be a tricky area to navigate. Should you sign up with only one agency, or is more diversified approach preferable? Learn the answer in this video.
Okay, here's the absolutely crucial video of this course: signing up with agencies. Worry not, the process is easy and simple. Once you've done this, you can upload your photos and start building your profitable portfolio.
Here we walk through Shutterstock's facelifted contributor area, explore what's there and what are the different kinds of fun we can have here.
Here we walk through Dreamstime contributor area, explore what's there and what are the different kinds of fun we can have here.
Here we walk through iStock contributor area, explore what's there and what are the different kinds of fun we can have here.
Here we walk through Adobe Stock contributor area, explore what's there and what are the different kinds of fun we can have here.
Here we walk through Depositphotos contributor area, explore what's there and what are the different kinds of fun we can have here.
Now you know what an agency is and what do various contributor environments look like. It's time to stop spending money on your camera gear, start earning money with it: in the next section we'll discuss what makes a profitable photo and what to watch out for.
Selling images online is easy, if you know how to do it. The key part is knowing what photos to select for your online portfolio. Let's talk about what topics have the potential to sell well.
It's game time! Practicing this game will help you learn to recognize what makes good selling photos.
Not every photo subject is suitable for selling online. Watch out for these rules, or be ready to pay the price.
Here we discuss what model release is good for and how and when to use it.
Here we discuss what property release is good for and how and when to use it
Editorial photos A.K.A. how to submit photos of things and people you haven't secured the rights for. All according to the rules.
See what the complete workflow from editing your photo to submitting it to agencies look like. Who would believe that making money from home with your photos can be that easy?
Keywords are important, and with these tips and tricks, they are also easy!
Amazing tool for maximizing your effectiveness. This agency has great sales potential but terrible contributor interface. This software saves the day.
Now you know what effective workflow looks like. You are ready to start building your profitable portfolio of photographs with multiple agencies at once.
Some of your photos will get rejected, that's how the game is. Learn to deal with it now, so you don't cry on your pal's shoulder later.
The most common reasons for rejection, Luckily, also the easiest to prevent from occurring!
Ahh, the question that is on everyone's mind. And the answer everybody hates: it depends. Let's talk about what it depends on and what can you do to grow your profits effortlessly.
Discussing different ways to receive your regular money transfers from agencies and which is the best
Grow your passive income even more and go beyond photographs
You've made bunch of sales, now it's time to find the book with your photo on cover!
It's not always easy to earn money doing what you love. Here we discuss the bumps on the road and how to deal with them.
Awesome, you made it to the end and now you know all you need to know to build and grow a passive income with your photos!
After learning how to make money, I invite you to learn how to buy some happiness with it.
Currently based in Sydney, Australia, I split my time between research, university teaching and photography.
On my way towards PhD in behavioral economics, bringing together Psychology and Economics.
I've been selling my photos online for 7 years now - starting this side gig was one of my best decisions. Ever since, my cameras and lenses pay for themselves, and for my flight tickets. I'm excited to share with you, how you can do the same!
- President of MQ Photography Society
- Lectured to hundreds of students and professionals on complex business, psychology and photography topics
- Helped hundreds of photographers sign up with agencies, build their portfolio, sell photos online and enjoy passive income from their photographs
- Best photography experience: northern lights in Iceland. It was so beautiful I almost forgot to press the shutter!