You want to share your photos, but would also like to make some money? There are many ways in which you can make money with your photos. You can sell your photos in the form of prints which you sell on your own website or you can even sell them as stock photos on websites like iStock.
If, however, you are one of the more creative types, I would recommend that you take the route less travelled in South Africa. Remember when you are on the Internet, the whole world is your customer base. The self-publishing website Lulu.com is one of the easiest platforms for you to sell your photos. There is a number of ways to make money on Lulu. You can publish any type of book, but the one I want to focus on is Photo Books.
Here is what you can do. Design a photo book that you think people would like to buy. You can include short descriptions, poems, thoughts and the like. After you have done the design, you can upload the book to Lulu.com. Decide how much profit you would like and just follow all the steps. In Lulu.com you will have your own “shop” to market your book. All the selling will be handled by Lulu, you just get the profits. You do not need to pay for any of the printing in advance. This is a great way of making photo books available and the most cost-effective way for you to get your photos published. There is a large number of these self-publishing websites, so search around on the web.