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So many sites to sell your photos online, but which to chose?

 
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Oct 24, 2016 21:06 |  #1

I'm looking to try and sell some of my better photos online. I don't know which sites to sign up with. I'd make my own, but know spit about web design. Or where to host, market whatever. I'm on fineartamerica, but limited to the amount I can even offer for sale. Their prices are outrageous and I would make like 5 bucks. On a grossly overpriced print. Not worth it. I'd be open to selling full res JPEG's digitally if that's an option on some site? I've actually had people offer to by a few of my photos on FB, but then I'm like...."um, ok" I have no idea what to do next. Figure if I had a site of some kind where I could sell the stuff it would help. If they handle the printing and shipping that would be awesome too! Aside from the digital file thing obviously.

Work has me beaten down by the end of the day. I've been working 60+ hours a week for the past 3 months. After my daughter goes to bed I have a couple hours to relax. I don't want to spend it busting my ass building something online, just to sell nothing! I'm looking for something fairly easy and inexpensive. Free would be nice, but I realize free sites probably won't generate much in the way of sales. fineartamerica, has taught me this.

I've heard of smugmug, but not looked into it much. Maybe that would be the way to go?


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Oct 25, 2016 00:08 |  #2

Sites to Host/Selling Pictures

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Oct 25, 2016 20:40 |  #3

1. Most "full service" sites are going to charge you a lot because they have to have the infrastructure in place and ensure they have a secure ecommerce solution.

2. If you go cheap you are likely to get what you pay for in terms of quality/security.

3. The alternative is to host your own site and build an ecommerce system but that take time/work, even with something like Woocommerce.

4. You also need to ask yourself a tough question - are enough people really going to buy prints/images to make the effort worthwhile? Once your five friends/family have bought images how will you attract new customers. What is your USP/Marketing hook?

I would suggest you look at setting up a shop on FB using something like Ecwid (ecwid.com) They have a free account that lets you sell 10 products (I think). See how that goes then take it from there.


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Oct 26, 2016 05:44 |  #4

Exactly what i already figured. I'm sure i could sell something. But not enough to justify the cost/time involved. Maybe ill just set up a both at our local art show once a year.


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