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Youre reading this because you have two passions in life. First, you love taking photos. You probably carry your camera everywhere with you, just waiting for a chance to snap a candid shot that tells a little story. Thats the art of photography and, if youre reading this, you have a passion for that art. But then theres your passion for money. Dont worry, youre not being judged. Its good to be motivated by money. Its what makes the world go round, right? Or is that love? Point is, money may not bring happiness, but it sure makes life a whole lot easier to get through. And anyone knows that the best way to make money is to take what you love and turn it into a business. Well, congratulations. You have taken the first step towards making money doing what you love: Taking digital photos. Not many people know that you can make a good living just by selling photos over the Internet. But once you become aware of just how many photos were exposed to on a daily basis, the realization that you can make money taking great photos should be a no-brainer.

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<p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>Contents </p> <p> Introduction ............................................................................................ 3 </p> <p>Do You Have What it Takes? ................................................................. 7 </p> <p>Choosing a Camera ............................................................................... 11 </p> <p>Get Get Rich Quick Out of Your Head ............................................... 14 </p> <p>Microstock Photography ....................................................................... 17 </p> <p>Sites that Pay for Your Photos .............................................................. 19 </p> <p>Posting Your Photos Online .................................................................. 23 </p> <p>For the Truly Ambitious ....................................................................... 27 </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>Disclaimer </p> <p>Reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information presented </p> <p>in this book is accurate. However, the reader should understand that the </p> <p>information provided does not constitute legal, medical or professional </p> <p>advice of any kind. </p> <p>No Liability: this product is supplied as is and without warranties. All </p> <p>warranties, express or implied, are hereby disclaimed. Use of this </p> <p>product constitutes acceptance of the No Liability policy. If you do </p> <p>not agree with this policy, you are not permitted to use or distribute this </p> <p>product. </p> <p>We shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever (including, </p> <p>without limitation, consequential loss or damage) directly or indirectly </p> <p>arising from the use of this product. </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>Introduction </p> <p>Youre reading this because you have two passions in life. First, you </p> <p>love taking photos. You probably carry your camera everywhere with </p> <p>you, just waiting for a chance to snap a candid shot that tells a little </p> <p>story. Thats the art of photography and, if youre reading this, you have </p> <p>a passion for that art. </p> <p>But then theres your passion for money. Dont worry, youre not being </p> <p>judged. Its good to be motivated by money. Its what makes the world </p> <p>go round, right? Or is that love? Point is, money may not bring </p> <p>happiness, but it sure makes life a whole lot easier to get through. </p> <p>And anyone knows that the best way to make money is to take what you </p> <p>love and turn it into a business. Well, congratulations. You have taken </p> <p>the first step towards making money doing what you love: Taking digital </p> <p>photos. </p> <p>Not many people know that you can make a good living just by selling </p> <p>photos over the Internet. But once you become aware of just how many </p> <p>photos were exposed to on a daily basis, the realization that you can </p> <p>make money taking great photos should be a no-brainer. </p> <p>Photographs Everywhere You Look </p> <p>You would have to live in a shack out in the woods like the Unabomber </p> <p>to not be exposed to literally hundreds of photographs per day. Think </p> <p>about your daily life. If you ate breakfast this morning, there was </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>probably a picture of someone on the cereal box. If you made coffee, </p> <p>there might be a picture on the can, and thats just in your kitchen. </p> <p>There are photos on the billboards as you drive to work. There are </p> <p>photos in the magazines when you sit in your dentists waiting room, </p> <p>and you are bombarded with photos galore the moment you turn on your </p> <p>computer and start browsing the Internet. </p> <p>The point is, every industry needs photographs. And while there are </p> <p>many experts out there who get paid very handsomely for the </p> <p>photographs they churn out (think major magazine photographers), </p> <p>amateurs are able to make great money doing what they love, too! </p> <p>Thats right. You dont have to be a professional. You can go out right </p> <p>now, pick up a digital camera and you can theoretically start making </p> <p>money off of those photographs. And Im going to show you how. </p> <p>First, however, before you rush out thinking youre the next Annie </p> <p>Leibovitz, you need to consider if you have what it takes to make money </p> <p>from your photos. </p> <p>That can be a hard thing to ascertain, especially when you have a </p> <p>passion for something. Because the truth is, you could enthusiastically </p> <p>take loads and loads of pictures but theres no guarantee that any of them </p> <p>will sell. </p> <p>To fail at something you love to do can hurt deep down in your core. But </p> <p>you must remember that just because your photo doesnt sell, doesnt </p> <p>mean youre no good. It could be for a number of reasons. </p> <p>The point is to have patience, and make sure you learn how its done </p> <p>before you start selling your photos for money. </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>Once youre done reading this, youll have all the tools you need to get </p> <p>started. Only then will you truly see the potential for making money </p> <p>thats eluded you all this time because you never took the time to </p> <p>wonder where all the photos youre surrounded with daily actually come </p> <p>from. </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>Do You Have What it Takes? </p> <p>If you think its easy to sell digital photos online, youre mistaken. Show </p> <p>me one person whos made it big selling photos, and Ill show you ten </p> <p>more just like him/her that dont make squat. They could even be taking </p> <p>pictures of the same things. The difference between them is that the </p> <p>person who made it put time and effort into his/her photo business. So </p> <p>ask yourself, do you have what it takes to sell your digital photos online? </p> <p>If you said yes, then you must commit yourself if you hope to make it. </p> <p>Go back and read that sentence again. Thats the most important aspect </p> <p>of making money through digital photography. You must put in the </p> <p>required time and you must remain passionate about what youre doing </p> <p>because that passion, or lack of it, will come out in your photos. And </p> <p>finally, you must be able to have patience until youve learned enough to </p> <p>actually know which photos will sell, and which ones wont. </p> <p>Time </p> <p>The amount of money you make with your photos depends on how </p> <p>much time you invest in your business. On average, you should expect </p> <p>to work at least four hours per week, and more if youre really </p> <p>ambitious. Four hours is nothing and its worth it when you consider </p> <p>youre doing what you love. </p> <p>Are You Creative? </p> <p>This is a huge one. You can take a thousand pictures of your cat and its </p> <p>likely not one of them will sell for even a penny. Thats because cats </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>have been done. You need to step out of your immediate surroundings, </p> <p>get out of your comfort zone, and you need to think outside the box. </p> <p>Carry your camera with you wherever you go and be on the lookout for </p> <p>an image that just screams, Take my picture!. This could be a shard of </p> <p>ice hanging from a lighthouse bridge. It could be a neighborhood dog </p> <p>catching a Frisbee, or it could be the way the sunset splashes vivid </p> <p>colors across the darkened sky. </p> <p>Equipment </p> <p>Obviously, if youre going to sell digital photos, youre going to need a </p> <p>digital camera. But to increase your chances of making a sale, you might </p> <p>want to invest in a few other things, as well. </p> <p>The camera is number one. You must have a digital camera. There are </p> <p>many on the market these days and most of them produce excellent </p> <p>quality photographs. The prices are dropping on them all the time, so </p> <p>you should be able to get a decent one for cheap. </p> <p>But what about editing software? Have you considered that you may </p> <p>want to doctor your photos so that they come out absolutely perfect? Do </p> <p>you know how to use that editing software to its fullest potential? </p> <p>Finally, do you even know how to take good photos? </p> <p>These are all questions you really need to consider before you try your </p> <p>hand at this lucrative but competitive business. </p> <p>There is a lot of money to be made, but theres also beautiful </p> <p>photography to be made, as well. It really is a great way to earn a living. </p> <p>Its fun, and theres just something fulfilling knowing that others are </p> <p>willing to pay for the photos youve taken. However, you must also be </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>ready to deal with rejection - because that can be the most difficult part </p> <p>of this whole business. </p> <p>Rejection </p> <p>You may find that youre in love with your photos, but that youre the </p> <p>only one who feels that way. Its kind of like when someone brings </p> <p>along their dog and they go on and on about how cute and loveable their </p> <p>dog is, but everyone else doesnt feel that way. Some people may be </p> <p>allergic to dogs. The dog may be lovable but that doesnt mean they </p> <p>want to risk touching it so theyll blow up like a balloon. </p> <p>The point is, you cant please everybody. If you take a beautiful </p> <p>photograph and nobody likes it, dont let it get you down. Those people </p> <p>just dont have good taste, thats all. Or they dont need that photograph </p> <p>for any particular reason. </p> <p>See, most people buy photos because theyre looking for a particular </p> <p>one. They may need a butterfly photo for a website, or a doctor photo for </p> <p>a brochure. Part of this business is making sure your photos get seen by </p> <p>the right people, but well get into that later. </p> <p>You must be able to deal with rejection or else youll never make it in </p> <p>the photography business. If you dont make any sales, just keep doing </p> <p>what youre doing and give it time. You must have patience until your </p> <p>efforts begin to pay off. </p> <p>Work day by day, little by little, and before you know it youll know </p> <p>what it takes to sell photos online and youll have done it from pure </p> <p>knowledge and hard work. </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>So if by now youve decided that you have what it takes to sell your </p> <p>digital photos online, lets get started. </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>Choosing a Camera </p> <p>If you dont already have a camera, you know you need one. But youre </p> <p>likely going to find a lot of choices out there. There are so many </p> <p>different types of cameras, brands and accessories that it can seem </p> <p>almost overwhelming. However, picking out a good camera isnt that </p> <p>difficult at all. </p> <p>Simply get online and start researching the cameras you come across </p> <p>based on a few criteria. Youll want to be focused on the amount of </p> <p>megapixels the camera has, as well as the quality of the sensor. But of </p> <p>course price is going to be an issue, as well. So your job is to find a </p> <p>camera that offers the most for the least amount of money. That sounds </p> <p>obvious, but its not easy when youre bombarded by so many different </p> <p>types of digital cameras. </p> <p>However, there are a couple ways you can go about getting a camera </p> <p>thats of good enough quality to take excellent photographs. </p> <p>Experts </p> <p>If you want to know something about a subject, you turn to an expert, </p> <p>right? In keeping with that same thinking, camera experts are who you </p> <p>should turn to when youre trying to find the perfect camera for you. </p> <p>You can find experts online on consumer report websites, or you can </p> <p>read reviews by experts that are posted online. You can also ask clerks </p> <p>that work in the camera sections of your favorite stores. These </p> <p>employees spend all day looking at, talking about, and learning about </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>digital cameras. Ask them plenty of questions and tell them what youre </p> <p>trying to do. </p> <p>You will want to make sure that the camera you choose is at least a 5 </p> <p>megapixel camera. Remember that just because the megapixel count is </p> <p>high, doesnt mean the photos are going to be better. Make sure the </p> <p>sensor is of high quality, as well. </p> <p>Most people find that cameras where you are able to change the lenses </p> <p>produce better quality images, but you should be fine with your </p> <p>everyday run-of-the-mill digital camera. </p> <p>Digital Photo Editing </p> <p>If you dont know how to properly edit a photograph, youre starting out </p> <p>with a huge disadvantage. You may think that digital editing is cheating. </p> <p>After all, the photo should be sold based on the natural beauty of the </p> <p>image captured. There should be no editing going on. If its not in the </p> <p>photo, then you shouldnt be paid for it. </p> <p>There are a lot of old timers stuck in their ways that still hold onto that </p> <p>idea. But the fact is, every industry uses digital editing to enhance </p> <p>photography. </p> <p>Programs like Photoshop and other digital editing software allow you to </p> <p>do all sorts of things to enhance a photograph in order to prime it for </p> <p>sale. Not only can you take the red out of someones eyes, but you can </p> <p>crop, change colors, change an objects density, create shadow detail, </p> <p>and thats just to name a few. </p> <p>So if you dont know how to use any of the common programs out there </p> <p>for editing the photographs you take, its recommended that you get one </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>so that you can stay abreast or ahead of the competition who will surely </p> <p>be using it. </p> <p>And now, the issue of money. </p> <p>Get Paid to Take Digital Photos </p> <p>Get Get Rich Quick Out of Your Head </p> <p>It doesnt matter what the subject is, someones figured out a way for </p> <p>you to get rich quick. They explain it to you in detail and they may even </p> <p>sell you an eBook or a report, or even a video, and you buy it, only to </p> <p>find out that the tactics dont work. Do you know how many people </p> <p>have actually gotten rich quick from all of the get rich quick programs </p> <p>out there? Less than 2%! </p> <p>And the ones that do make it have a lot of free time and a lot of luck. </p> <p>Now dont get me wrong. You can make money selling your digital </p> <p>photos online. You just have to remain realistic about your goals. </p> <p>Making money in anything takes time. You may have to start at the </p> <p>bottom, but soon, after enough hard work, you can make it to the middle. </p> <p>Then, if youre really ambitious, you can climb all the way to the top. </p> <p>Nothing is going to be handed to you and youre going to get rejected (a </p> <p>lot) and youre likely not going to make much when you first start out. </p> <p>Youre going to have to build a solid foundation, which is learning as </p> <p>much as you can about the trade, and then build on that foundation with </p> <p>more education and hard work. Eventually youll become proficient </p> <p>enough that youll be able to spot those winning photographs and thats </p> <p>when youll start making good money. </p> <p>It could take six weeks, it could take six months and it could even take a </p> <p>couple of years. But if this is something you really want to do, youll do </p> <p>whatever it takes to become as good at it as possible. </p> <p>Of course, there are exceptions. </p> <p>Get Pai...</p>