It doesn't require years of experience. And it's fun.
Think about the pictures you already have on your computer. And think about the pictures you can easily take before the end of the year. Pictures of birthday parties, family get-togethers, hikes and camping trips, your kids, your grandkids, your pets, your backyard, your kitchen table, even your travels or a closeup of your driveway are all saleable to stock photo agencies.
It's so easy. You simply upload your photos, and the agencies do the rest.
What kinds of photos sell best today? Here's an inside tip on what's currently on request at iStockphoto.com:
- People eating Italian food
- Homes with damaged foundations
- A jewelry box
- A tidy horse stable
- A fig recipe
- People in business suits
- Multi-ethnic groups
- Seasonal photos - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas, Valentine's Day
- Hobbies - golf, knitting, swimming, biking, scrapbooking, fishing, reading, sunbathing...
But once you get those things down, you can start uploading your photos to sell... and start making money.