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Free/cheap way to sell photography?

 
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Jan 08, 2013 16:58 |  #1

Hello everyone,

For a while now I've been wondering how I could sell some prints of my photography. Even digital prints would be okay. I just want to make sure I don't loose the copyright/that my work doesn't get stolen.

I'm looking for something that I can upload my work onto and sign up for free. Something that would take a certain percentage of what I sell. For example, if I sell a print for $20, the site might take %10 (random %) out of it.

I'm a college student and my bank account is going to literally be cleaned out once I purchase my college textbooks. So I can't afford to pay anything right now. I'm just hoping there might be a website that does something like this. I'm really desperate for money and have been trying to sell my photography for a while (I had been using SmugMug for a while but that was really expensive and I wasn't making any money).

Please let me know of any suggestions that you may have.

Thank you kindly! =)


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Jan 08, 2013 19:48 |  #2

Backprint.com has no fees to use and takes a % of sales.


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Jan 09, 2013 07:45 |  #3

You may want to consider selling stock. For starts, check out www.alamy.com (external link)




  
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Jan 09, 2013 08:40 as a reply to  @ jra's post |  #4

Fine Art America is free for the basic service, $30/year if you want to have POD (Pay on demand), that $30 also gives you your own website, if you dont already have one. The downside is the number of artists on the site, you really need to keyword well, and they DONT advertise for you, you still need to let folks know your work is up there.
Since you didnt mention what you images are of, all of us are kind of shooting in the dark with suggestions though.


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Jan 09, 2013 10:29 |  #5

We're you not profiting or not selling? If the later, I would address that issue before website issues.

Paypal is a great way for people to purchase things and can be integrated into a lot of sites for a % of sales.




  
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Jan 09, 2013 10:33 |  #6

ebay


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Jan 09, 2013 14:17 |  #7

Old Coot wrote in post #15463538 (external link)
Backprint.com has no fees to use and takes a % of sales.

This looks as though it is all for event photography. Is there another way to set it up
or is that just what it is for?

jra wrote in post #15465239 (external link)
You may want to consider selling stock. For starts, check out www.alamy.com (external link)

That looks pretty good. I'll give it a try.

digirebelva wrote in post #15465412 (external link)
Fine Art America is free for the basic service, $30/year if you want to have POD (Pay on demand),
that $30 also gives you your own website, if you dont already have one. The downside is the number of artists on the site, you
really need to keyword well, and they DONT advertise for you, you still need to let folks know your work is up there.
Since you didnt mention what you images are of, all of us are kind of shooting in the dark with suggestions though.

Looks like a pretty great site! And sorry I did not specify. I take photos of a lot of things. I wouldn't call myself
concentrated in one area over another at the moment. I have a Facebook page you can check out if you'd like to see
some of the things I photograph: http://www.facebook.co​m/Rachael.Seider.Photo​graphy (external link)

JLX wrote in post #15465891 (external link)
We're you not profiting or not selling? If the later, I would address that issue before website issues.

Paypal is a great way for people to purchase things and can be integrated into a lot of sites for a % of sales.

I wasn't selling. I think it was because I did not advertise enough.

phantelope wrote in post #15465910 (external link)
ebay

Sorry I did not specify. I need a site to be able to make the prints and ship them out.
Ebay would be fine if I could make my own prints, but at present I don't have the means
or the money to do so.


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Jan 09, 2013 16:01 |  #8

blurb.com if you want to make a book

And ebay still works, you can sell it and THEN print it, no need to print a pile and stack it up. many printing places let you ship to anywhere once ordered I think. try bayphoto.com or mpix for interesting things like wraps or metal prints. Make a sale via ebay and have it printed once you have the sale


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Jan 12, 2013 08:55 as a reply to  @ phantelope's post |  #9

Check out http://www.shootproof.​com/ (external link) that might be a solution.




  
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Jan 15, 2013 09:25 |  #10

What type of photos are you trying to sell? Stock, landscapes, bridal, event, etc...


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