Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What I'm Working On: Feeding FAA

I had a good year with Fine Art America in 2014, selling twice as many pictures and making more than twice the money I made in 2013. I earned enough to travel to Kyoto and take a photo workshop there (plus purchase a bunch of old books and new decorative papers).

I want to continue earning money through them, and so I continue to upload photos. I've got 1,240 images with Fine Art America so far and, since having THEM do the marketing, not me, is incredibly appealing, I continue prepping and uploading pictures.

My routine (such as it is) is to rise early (sometimes as early as 3:30 or 4:00 a.m.) and work on photos in general. I may be creating a photomontage or simply looking through my files, and whenever I create something I think might be salable, I title, describe, and keyword the image in Photoshop and upload it to FAA, where my title, description, and keywords automatically fill their boxes, and then I get on with my day.

My goal is to make $1000 or more a month at FAA, and I’m happy to say I’m getting close, very close! This past Monday was particularly good — FAA sold six of my photos (the ones you see here) in one day! Woo hoo!

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