Editor's Picks: Top 5 guides on how to get your first sale

Editor's Picks: Top 5 guides on how to get your first sale

Want to nail that first sale of your photography? These 5 guides will help you on your way

1 Eight top tips on how to find your first image buyer

The time before finding your first buyer can be a nerve-wracking one. With an enormous amount of competition out there, you’ll find that you’re mostly relying on your existing network to pitch your wares to - but it’s natural to wonder how to best reach those potential clients.

In this piece, we look at the best ways to attract potential customers to a brand new photography business venture, as well as some tips for keeping those customers happy when they do appear.

Photo by Phú Nguyễn

2 How to prepare your photos before selling them online

Professional photographer James Abbott guides through the essential checks and preparations you should apply to your photos before selling them in an online environment. Applying these will, ultimately, increase your image's saleability.

Photo by James Abbott

3 How to shoot outdoor photos that are perfect for wall art

Selling prints and canvases of your images can provide a tremendous sense of achievement. Not to mention, an all-important revenue stream. Outdoor photography, whether that’s landscapes, cityscapes, macro, the natural world, abstracts or minimalist scenes are all popular subjects for wall art. And in the age of the Internet, selling printed products couldn’t be simpler. So, to help you to shoot outdoor photos that are perfect for wall art, here are seven tips for creating more saleable outdoor images.

Photo by James Abbott

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4 Five mistakes to avoid when selling photography

Selling your photography is an exciting venture, but there are some important mistakes that you should avoid. This, in the long run, will help you become more successful with marketing your work and could even help you achieve your first ever sale.

Photo by Jason Kessenich

5 How to make your photography stand out from the crowd

Creating great photos is just the beginning when it comes to running a successful photography business. You could be the best photographer in the world, but it’s still a tricky task to stand out from your competitors.

Luckily, there are simple steps you can take that should help you make that transition from one of the crowd to the one being commissioned for a job. Follow our tips to help your work stand out from the rest.

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