I was at a ‘be your own boss’ day on Saturday and was sat next to a guy who had come along for the day, with his wife, just to give back because both he and his wife now run their own successful businesses, helped by these guys. She makes cakes and he’s a photographer ~ so of course our Robert123, and others on here who have a love of photography, came instantly to mind ~ so I did a bit of digging.
His greatest passion is taking nature photos but he also does a lot of portrait type photos as well, but I was more interested in what he did with his nature photos.
He said he sells them on a platform called ‘shutterstock’. He said you simply decide on a price for your photo, upload it, and people come along and pay you for the photo. He said if they want more than one copy of the photo, they pay for each one separately, albeit it at a reduced rate.
Sooooooooo, I thought it might be something you guys might want to check out. The guy said it’s relatively straight forward to use and he said he earns a nice amount of passive income in return for doing what he loves. He said he enjoys the portrait photos but his true love is the nature photos and he couldn’t be happier that he is now making an income from that passion.
I’ve had a quick look on shutterstock and it seems you can put any photos you want on there. Can’t wait to tell my niece (undiagnosed/not even aware aspie) who also loves photography and doesn’t know what to do with it. This looks like a great opportunity for photographers to showcase their talents and earn an income from them.
Sounds like an interesting day. Cakes and photography are two things i really like Thanks for posting the link. I wouldn't be good enough to make money from it but i'm sure some people will be on here. The site appears to also have sections for film footage, graphic design, illustration and music too, so if anyone has talents in those areas it could be worth a look.
Gluten free and vegan, home made cakes at that :-)
The guy I was talking to was so interesting. I learned so much about photography in the space of something like 10 minutes. His wife is the one who makes the cakes. She started her cake business last year and it’s growing at a very nice and steady pace.
It was an extremely inspiring, helpful and enjoyable day and I left with a doggy bag so I had my tea!
Yeah, I only had a quick look on the site but for anybody with any talents in these areas, it’s a viable opportunity to get their work out there.