So far this month I have made 50 cents selling my photographs online. With so many blogs boasting of how they’ve retired to the Bahamas on their earnings, I’m finding my foray into the field pretty exciting.
Considering I’ve been uploading photos to some micro-stock sites for some time now, and have earned nothing, I see this as an amazing result. At this rate of improvement, it won’t be long until I can afford a glass half-full of champagne (never half empty). Well, maybe a sparkling white. True champagne might be a few years away, but there is no harm in grand dreams.
According to the gurus from the Bahamas or wherever they have now ventured, the secret to success with these micro-stock sites is to upload thousands of images per week. By the time I edit my photos to my satisfaction, then and a title, a description and wrack my brains for some 20 tags, I’m lucky to upload 3 photos a day. The fault obviously lies in my stars, not theirs.
What’s more, this is 50 c US — that’s 71.43c AUS. Even better. With coffee at my favourite cafe in Naples being only 1 Euro (or $1.60 AUS), it’s looking good. And, technically, 50c is a double digit income. Sweet!
So I seem to have this whole earning a luxurious living as a writer / photographer / artist thing under control. As all those other success stories imply, it’s so easy! I shall keep you posted, hopefully from some exotic location — I still have to decide which one — as those fifty cent coins keep rolling in.
(Feel free to visit my blog and contribute a few cents…)