Hey POTN community,
(I hope this is the right place for the questions I am about to ask)
I recently have decided I want to start selling my photos. For the first time I had an overwhelming response to one of my photos on 500px, and have several emails asking about prints, and also emails saying people want to buy it through their store (which I have not enabled, I hear it's not that great anyhow to sell through...)
So, my question is -
How do I go about selling prints effectively...
Do I need a business license? (Would it be a good idea to get one regardless at this point)
What site is best to sell images through? (I hear smugmug is good)
How does ownership rights of the photos work once prints are sold - what can people do with my photos/is there anything on these sites that protects me...
And finally, because the photos people are interested in are star/milky way photos, I am concerned about noise. I haven't made prints of my work before mainly due to cost (being a college student without a job, money is hard to come by). However, I do know that digital publication vs an actual print of these star photos are two completely different things - especially when you blow them up.
So, I definitely want to go through a site where I do not hurt from someone receiving a print and maybe sending it back if they aren't satisfied - whether or not its star photos honestly.
Hope you guys can help a young photographer out!