Please help my 18 year old nephew

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He is a freshman in college majoring in multimedia. He is taking several photography classes & set a studio in his house....WHERE/HOW can he make money selling his photography. He is VERY good at sports action.

Thanks,
Serry
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    Originally Posted by serryjw View Post

    He is a freshman in college majoring in multimedia. He is taking several photography classes & set a studio in his house....WHERE/HOW can he make money selling his photography. He is VERY good at sports action.

    Thanks,
    Serry
    If he's good, he could probably do very well working directly with Image sellers, like Stockphoto. He could make some money that way, but I also think that it would be good to put on his CV, for when he leaves college and looks for a job.

    Shows initiative and some "get up and go" which is what is needed in todays job market.
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  • Profile picture of the author XponentSYS
    Sports action eh?

    What College? Is it a "sports school?"

    I am a University of Oregon alumni and we are a huge sports school. It's not out of the question that Eugene (where UO is located) is a SPORTS TOWN.

    If he is good at sports photography and can "piggy back" on the sports program's fame, it could be a shortcut to success.

    HOW?

    A). He could seek an internship or JOB directly with the university
    B). He could freelance and license his footage to the university and other media outlets
    C). He could sell his footage to fans, enthusiasts and others who want or need such footage for fun and business.

    Please check the legality of B and C though. College sports is big business and though I KNOW that the above can be done (I have colleagues who've done all of the above), I do not know what "hoops" they jumped through (if any) and am not an attorney.

    Aside from that, tell your nephew to have fun for the next 4 years. College, for me, was one of the most valuable and defining experiences of my life.
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    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      I love the idea but he is only a freshman. I would prefer for him to cut his teeth on high school Friday night football...what ya think?
      Aren't there micro photography sites he can sell his work to?
      What about pinterest...how can he make money with that...it is so HOT!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Tandan
    Recognition is everything. It doesn't all have to be online. Contributing work to local newspapers and magazines can pay dividends down the road. That is EXACTLY how a friend of mine got started, who is also an action sports photographer.

    He is published like crazy now, after paying his dues, and is over-booked doing weddings in the summers (maybe not his passion but solid income flow) allowing him to finance other projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
    Originally Posted by serryjw View Post

    He is a freshman in college majoring in multimedia. He is taking several photography classes & set a studio in his house....WHERE/HOW can he make money selling his photography. He is VERY good at sports action.

    Thanks,
    Serry
    I can show him how to easily make at least $500 or more on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon shooting simple portraits of people and pets...

    Why on Saturdays & Sundays?

    Because that's usually when the parents aren't working and the kids don't have school on the weekends...

    And if he follows my directions he can pull in $5,000+ in a single weekend!

    Am sending you a PM now.

    Cheers,
    SteveSki

    PS: Tell him to read my thread at: http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...on-simple.html
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    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      Regardless of what my nephew does now...You have been unbelievably generous with your time and information. I love the pet photo biz...I can see how you can make great money. I will post this on Warrior and Photomoms.com. If I can help in the future, just ask!
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      Everyone is looking for a way( bunch of fun) to make money...this is it. Whether you do newborns, toddlers...or my favorite PETS...People love great PICs...Your making people happy & making money...Steve has a great program to get you started making money quickly.
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      • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
        Originally Posted by serryjw View Post

        Regardless of what my nephew does now...You have been unbelievably generous with your time and information. I love the pet photo biz...I can see how you can make great money. I will post this on Warrior and Photomoms.com. If I can help in the future, just ask!
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        Everyone is looking for a way( bunch of fun) to make money...this is it. Whether you do newborns, toddlers...or my favorite PETS...People love great PICs...Your making people happy & making money...Steve has a great program to get you started making money quickly.
        Thanks.... I often help others out for free if I feel that they are serious and won't waste my time by not taking action and because I earn as much as $25,000 in a single weekend doing this... and it's so simple... even a 12 year old can make $1,000+ with a digital camera and a flash every weekend if they implement the simple steps I shared with you....

        Be sure to give him my Millionaire Photographer PDF - Download it here! Maybe I'll post it in the new WAMA section of the forum.

        Cheers,
        SteveSki
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        • Profile picture of the author BigVikingAl
          Steve,

          Read through your link and googled steve kleinman and no real information is given. Links in the pdf don't work and half the images in the "photographer's" site don't work.
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  • Profile picture of the author guitarizma
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    Originally Posted by serryjw View Post

    He is a freshman in college majoring in multimedia. He is taking several photography classes & set a studio in his house....WHERE/HOW can he make money selling his photography. He is VERY good at sports action.

    Thanks,
    Serry
    He definitely has a lot of offline options, but on a different note...he could also offer sports photography advice on a blog, review different lenses, cameras etc. and make some good money with Amazon and CPA offers. Sports photography is a small niche, but there are a lot of people willing to learn the tricks of the trade. A well written blog could help them and make him some good money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    A good idea would be to buy a domain name and hosting and set up his own site at which he can upload photos that he has taken and sell them.

    The photos need to be watermarked so that nobody can use them, unless they have been purchased.

    If he is really keen on photography then he can start clicking snaps on specific subjects and in this way the number of his photos would grow and he would also be catering to specific niches – there is a big demand for photos in all kinds of niches.

    All the best. Regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Here is a local kid that started taking photos at his school games, and then little by little got bigger and bigger. Amazing what some business cards and a website can do! Ben Queen Photography

    Originally Posted by serryjw View Post

    He is a freshman in college majoring in multimedia. He is taking several photography classes & set a studio in his house....WHERE/HOW can he make money selling his photography. He is VERY good at sports action.

    Thanks,
    Serry
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    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      OMG, You are right on...That is exactly what he loves. I already bought his domain. I was shocked on how many photography companies have our last name.
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    I purchase photos from fotolia, your nephew can sell his photos there also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    Guy's the nephew is at college. Setting up a website, branding himself and setting up sales funnels etc is going to take him a long time, and will more than likely have a negative impact on his grades. Think about it, I know I'd rather be working on my "cool new business" than revising for that boring exam I'v got tomorrow

    Like I said before, I would sell directly to people who buy these kinds of images, because he may get less, but he's not going to have to spend ages setting stuff up.

    Also, I reccomend he takes his camera everywhere. One day he may just be in the right place, at the right time, and get a snapshot that will pay for his college education twice over
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    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      Luke...I agree but he is going to a state college for the first 2 years because it is so much cheaper than the university. They do have a great curriculum . I think great work will help in transfer acceptance. he is working part time in a non photography biz...I would love him to apply those hours to his future.
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  • Profile picture of the author mathewboly
    There are so many online market place, where you can sell these photos, you can search on the search engine, who buy these photos. I am sure, you will be able to earn many money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reddy20
    If he's really eager to sell his photographs via online I suggest the following sites to do it and make it big


    iStock Photo
    Sell your images through iStock Photo and you’ll earn a royalty rate of 15% for each download, or become an exclusive contributor and earn up to 45% instead. We like the community aspect of this stock site, the friendly forums and contributor lounge with resources including trends and stats help you to make more sales and feel at home.

    SmugMug
    If you’re looking to build a sleek, professional looking online showcase for your work that also facilitates selling your photos, check out SmugMug’s ‘Pro’ option which gives you a beautiful storefront and one-click shopping with ecommerce-optimised galleries. You can set your own pricing and you get to keep 85% of the markup. As well as selling digital downloads, you have the option of selling
    prints and greetings cards too.

    Alamy

    With photographers earning a whopping 60% royalty fee on any images they sell, it’s easy to see why we recommend Alamy, which with 41.62 million images, is the world’s largest stock photo library. Plus, Alamy doesn’t force photographers to give exclusive image rights, so you are free to sell your photos to other stock sites too.

    Flickr Collection on Getty Images
    In 2010 Flickr and Getty Images joined forces to create a platform that allowed users to sell their images as royalty free and rights managed stock photos, so now we have the best of both worlds – image sharing and stock sales all in one place. Join by submitting your best work to the Getty Images Call for Artists Group on Flickr and wait for the editors to approve you, then you can start earning
    20% royalty on your purchased photos.

    Fotolia
    We like Fotolia for its convenience, fair royalties and expansive market reach. Sign up and present your work to more than four million image buyers around the world, around the clock. Each time one of your photos sells, you earn a royalty of between 20% and 63% of your sale, which is immediately added to your Fotolia account.

    Dreamstime
    As well as being one of the most used microstock agencies, Dreamstime is well thought of and reputable. Application process involves having your work approved by editors, then you can start selling – you’ll receive 25-50% royalty, an extra 10% per exclusive image or you could sign to be a Dreamstime exclusive photographer and enjoy 60% royalties on all of your images.

    PhotoShelter
    If you like the idea of selling your work but want to retain complete control and pocket more of the profit, you could consider setting up a professional photography website with built-in ecommerce from PhotoShelter. Not only do PhotoShelter sites look beautifully modern, they’re easy-to-use, offer secure cloud storage, client proofing, SEO and social tools – selling and licensing your work becomes easy.

    Shutterstock
    With paid contributors for more than 350 million image downloads, Shutterstock is a great microstock website to sell your work – we love the brilliant multidimensional search engines. If you’re new to selling your images as stock, be sure to check out their free Contributor Success Guide which has some very handy tips. With Shutterstock you’ll earn between $0.25 and $28 each time an image of
    yours sells, depending on the licence.

    123RF

    123RF is a good choice for photographers looking to upload a lot of images regularly as the royalty structure is based on your contributor level, so the amount you receive could rise from 30% up to 60% if you are particularly active. After you’re accepted, submitting your images is lightning fast, which makes adding photos regularly a cinch.

    Can Stock Photo

    Can Stock Photo realises that its business wouldn’t exist without talented photographers and therefore treats them with respect and offers a fair and transparent pricing structure, where you can earn a 50% royalty. Submitting your work is easy once you’re a member – it automatically reads keyword information, doesn’t require categories, and stores model releases for easy tagging – you can submit
    hundreds of images at once, without
    entering any additional information, and
    they’ll usually be on the site same day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trummer
    Hi

    A lot of great sites to sell his pictures are mentioned here already.

    My tip is: he can go to fiverr.com and post jobs there like:
    I will make a custom made photograph for your website or
    I will edit your images and make them like you want them to be...

    Just an idea tat popped into my mind and maybe an easy way to make some money.

    He could also go to sports events take some great pictures and then show them to big magazines or newspapers!

    Hope that helps your nephew!
    All the best,
    Richard
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