Some top resources to help with selling your photography, along with a checklist to make sure have the essentials for selling your images

If you're ready to get going with selling your photos but need a little additional help when it comes to design elements and editing your photos, these are some of our top recommendations:

Best design resource for branding

Canva

Canva is a "free-to-use online graphic design tool. Use it to create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more." And is an excellent resource for photographers when it comes to creating branding for their site - and most elements of Canva suited to photographers are free-to-use. Go to Canva.

Canva is an excellent resource for photographers looking to create design assets for their site with ease

Guide to the best free editing software


As well as much-used Adobe and Affinity editing suites, there's a wealth of excellent free editing software out there too to help you get the very best out of your images.

See our top five recommendations for the best free image-editing software compiled in our dedicated guide.

There are some great image editor's out there like Pixlr E (pictured) that are free to use for photographers and will help you get the very best out of your images

Checklist for selling images

If you've read all of our Ultimate Guide to Selling Photography, you should be armoured with the knowledge and confidence to get out there and sell your photos.

We know there's a lot of information to take in when it comes to selling images - and you won't remember it all, or get everything the way you want it to work the first time round. But, over time, you should find that you find a process that works for you and your business.

With this in mind, we've compiled a checklist of the essentials below. If you're unsure of anything, go back through our Ultimate Guide to Selling Photography and the links and resources within to make sure you're clued up on the most important bits.

Ask yourself these questions before you jump into selling your photography online:

- Have you curated a collection of the images you want to sell, selecting only the very best of your work and those that make you stand out as a photographer?

- Are you aware of
how images are commonly sold online in the form of image licensing and printed products?

- Have you put thought into how you want to price your photography to sell online?

- Have you thoroughly researched and found the best solution that works for you to sell your photos online?

- Have you put together a launch and marketing plan for your selling your photos

- Have you researched and considered the type of audience that your photography suits?

- Have you thought about the bigger picture and how you can diversify, grow and sustain your business in the future?

- Have you read up on the common mistakes encountered when selling photos online and how to avoid them?

If you've answered yes to all of the above, then you should feel confident you're ready to get started - good luck!

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