So, you really enjoy your photography hobby and you find yourself wondering how to find freelance photography jobs online. You know people are doing it — you know people, right now, are making good money selling photos online. And, you’re absolutely correct. But, how, exactly, do you get in on the action?
The good news is that there has likely never been a time when a constant stream of fresh photographs has ever been more in demand. People need photos – A LOT of photos. Right now, there are, quite literally, many, many millions of websites operating on the internet, a great many of them constantly being updated every day, or close to every day, with new, fresh content. And, these websites, for a good many of their updates, require photographs to accompany their newly published content. Photographs engage the viewer, add visual appeal, and break up long, cumbersome blocks of written copy which tends to tire the casual viewer if there isn’t visual imagery there to break up the reading.
Studies have shown that if two blogs post the same 1,000 word article — one blog posting it without any accompanying visual imagery, and the other blog posting the same article, but breaking up the text by inserting a relevant image every couple of paragraphs, the blog with photographs will enjoy an exceptionally higher retention rate over the blog that didn’t use any photographs in their copy. That is to say that the blog without images will experience a far greater number of their readers dropping off before finishing the article and simply moving off the site to another webpage. Website publishers don’t want that. They want visitors to stick around as long as possible, taking in as much as possible — they want a high retention rate. Because, the longer someone stays on a website, the more likely they are to click on an advertisement, take advantage of an offer the website owners have made available, and the more likely they are to bookmark a page, subscribe to an e-mail list or feed, and/or return in the future.
The photographs act as sort of a little rest period for the reader. The visitor reads a couple paragraphs of text, then there’s an image to look at. They pause from reading and spend just a few seconds viewing the image. Then, they start into reading the next short block of text, refreshed from their short break. It may sound kind of silly but it’s actually true. And, publishers know it. So, they need a constant supply of fresh, new photos for their websites. Using photos — a lot of photos — helps build their websites to make them money, so they’re willing to pay you for your photos.
How are they getting these photos? Well, for the most part, they’re actually buying them. That’s right! They’re buying licenses from photographers to use the photographer’s images on their websites. Many millions of photographs are being purchased in this way each and every day — day after day, after day. And, the photographers are, of course, getting paid to sell those licenses. There’s no reason why you can’t do the same. All you need is a decent camera, and the ability to take reasonably good photos. Yes, I said just “reasonably good photos“
This is the best part about the current photography market, really. You don’t need to be an award winning uber-professional photographer, constantly churning out mind-dazzlingly exceptional photographs that instantly move viewers to tears as they gaze in awe at your otherworldly talent. You just need to be able to take photos that are clear, unblurry and adequately exposed. The vast, vast majority of blogs and other websites that are purchasing these photos aren’t trying to win highly coveted international design awards — they just want relevant photos to accompany their postings in order to add a little visual snap to their pages. And, of course, the resolution requirements of a web page displaying photos isn’t anything close to the requirements of glossy, trade magazine size print publications, the nature of which demands the highest in photographic technical excellence. Most such websites are publishing their images at 800X600 pixels or less @ 72dpi.
So, you’re likely now wondering how you can get in on some of these millions of sales that are going on everyday — you’re wondering how to find freelance photography jobs online? Well, the first thing you should do is download and thoroughly read through and study the free ebook located here (click this link to get it). And, don’t worry — you wont have to enter your e-mail address onto a mailing list or anything like that to get it. It’s an entirely free ebook in .PDF format. When you click on the link you’ll just be able to save it right to your computer where you can open it and read it — no strings attached whatsoever.
The next thing you should do is to check out the incredible Photography Jobs Online offer available by clicking here — the opportunity at that site will provide you with all of the information and tools you need to make money by submitting your photos online and show you exactly how to find freelance photography jobs online.
Like no other previous time in history there is truly a wealth of opportunities for earning good money open to photographers of all levels of skill and proficiency — from the casual hobbyist to the seasoned pro. You just need to know exactly how to find these opportunities and how to get in on the exciting trade that’s taking place each and every day — you just need to discover exactly how to find freelance photography jobs online. And, fortunately, it’s not all that difficult. The two resources provided above will go a long way in arming you with the information you need in order to get started. In fact, believe it or not, armed with that information and access to the resources the above links provide, you could be submitting photographs you’ve already taken and are currently sitting on your hard drive to online photography agencies and sales brokers within the next few minutes, and receiving your first paycheck within a week.
I hope this article has gotten you excited about earning money through your love of photography and has pointed you in the right direction to begin doing so. If you have any questions, please feel free to post a comment in the comment box provided below and I’ll do my best to answer your questions to the best of my ability.
Good luck, and happy shooting!