Okay, I know it's a bit self-serving and outright cheesy, but I was encouraged to see if my photos could sell.
I was looking at a way to easily share and sell my pictures - and provide an opportunity for folks to sell theirs as well - and came across the FOAP app.
Still a new app on the market, FOAP splits a sale of a picture 50/50. And also because it's rather new, I'm sure there have been a lot of bugs in app when it first launched.
So far, uploading has been 'Ok', and rating other people's pics is rather easy. It does take a bit of time because you have to upload a picture one by one.
Last night I spent a couple of hours sorting through some old pictures that I had left on my smartphone and uploaded over 20 pictures to my FOAP account. Some you may recognize as part of my Instagram account.
There's a lot of great photographers out there, so one could say competition can be rather stiff. Also, please be aware that those in the commercial graphic artist industry are able to find high quality photos at a much more affordable price on other websites.
That being said, I consider FOAP an outlet where I can earn a bit of money, and so I don't expect much. And being up front with folks that if they buy a pic - they support me in what I do with at least half that.
Like any other online store, the best way to make any sales is through self-promotion. So this blog post and periodic sharing of this link to my FOAP account will occur on occasion.
Here's my FOAP URL - give it a look... buy a pic if you like. : https://www.foap.com/users/joel.manzer
If I come across any other apps or ways to earn a bit of extra cash, I'll pass that along.
Do you like photography? Do you sell your pictures? What apps or websites do you use?