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Make Money From Your Craft

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When you pick up a camera for the first time, one of the last things you’re probably thinking about is making money. Photography is an artistic passion that comes from within and is driven by beauty and attraction, not what kind of income you may be able to make.

Having said that, if your passion takes over your life and consumes you, then it may be wise to see how you can earn professionally from it so you can still get by, doing exactly what you love.

 

Do photo shoots for clients

When going in this direction, ideally you have your own studio as that adds to the profession of the job, because clients would expect to be shot there. Although a lot of the time, shoots can take place outdoors, but it’s always good to have the option. This does cost a bit of money for the necessary equipment as well as the space, so you may want to consider looking at some quick personal loans online so you can afford this, unless of course you already have some savings to tap into.

People will always be looking for a top photographer to capture special moments, whether that be a special time in someone’s life, or an event that needs remembering – so there is always work. All you need to do is build up a decent portfolio to show how capable you are, and then spread the word.

 

Start your own blog or vlog

If you think you have something to offer the world in terms of the kind of content you like to speak about, or show in the photos you take – you may want to start your own blog lead by skilled writing or even just your images that create a story in themselves. But if that’s not your thing, then try vlogging instead. Essentially this is the same thing, but in video form, so rather than writing, you can just talk on camera. YouTube is a great platform for this, and you may just find that your content is drawing in a lot of attention and you can start to build up a good following. This can open many doors for being sponsored to review products, as well as being taken on adventures to explore new things in the industry that you are now in.

 

Sell your prints

It could even be as simple as blowing up your images and trying to sell them. You can do this by making your own websites and advertising them on there, as well as social media like Instagram. Or you can even go into your local shops and ask if they’d be interested in selling some of your work there. If you have a lot of small prints, you could try and sell them to a shop for a set price, and then they can sell them individually – being a win-win for the both of you.

 

So there are many different options that you have, it just depends on the direction you’d like to go in. Get creative. At the end of the day it’s your passion, so take it wherever you want to.

 

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Cash For Creatives: Making Money With Your Passion

As a creative, it can be surprisingly difficult to make money with your craft. There you are with an incredible skill that sets you apart from the rest, but turning this into a career can be tricky. As a writer, artist or musician for example you might feel like unless you get a big break you’re likely to be working your day job forever and having your passion as something that’s simply a hobby. However with the accessibility of the internet, there are increasing opportunities where you can use your skills to pay the bills. Here are a few ideas!

 

Musicians

If you have a love and passion for music, you don’t have to wait to get snapped up by a recording artist and become a star to do well. You could create tracks, one of which could be picked up by a producer to be used in film, tv or advertising. If you’re a bit of an audiophile (check out the explanation for this to see if you match up!) chances are you’re big on sound quality and details so your music will already be of an excellent quality. You could sell your music downloads, you could even play live gigs if you’re good and this is your kind of scene. Venues are always in need of bands for live music and you could be paid well for this. Another option would be to teach or tutor. You could offer singing lessons or instrument lessons to children or adults. Have a professional website created and turn it into an exciting business.

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Photographers

Gone are the days when you have to hope one of your masterpiece photos sell and earn you a decent amount of money. You don’t even need to shoot weddings or portraits either, there are other options. Thanks to sites like Shutterstock you can make great, regular income from your photos as a photographer. You can upload your photos and you get a small amount of money every time someone downloads one, which means once the pictures are on the site you can continue earning from them with no additional work. You do need to know what kind of things people are after, for example flowers and landscapes are ten a penny. But pictures featuring people in different scenarios do very well, be aware anyone featuring will need to sign a model release form.

 

Artists

Again, no need to focus on one huge masterpiece and hope that it sells. There are plenty of smaller projects you can take on as an artist which can all combine to earn good money. You could upload things like illustrations and sketches as clip art on sites like Etsy. Every time someone downloads it you get some money so again once the work is done you can continue earning. You could use your drawings to make things like art prints and posters, greetings cards and more and sell these online or open up a shop or stall.

 

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