I know that every human being in this planet want to generate passive income especially when they have a hobby or passion that they working on. By having a passive income mean you can live everywhere and work anywhere or in other words you can start to make money online.
In fact not so many people believe on their self that generate passive income is possible, some of them even think that if they want to make money than they have to do 9 to 5 job. I could say that it’s true but if we live before the internet era, at the present this world is totally different and internet is getting crazy which is mean you can start to learn about how to generate passive income with any kind of job that you love.
Nowadays there are so many people are become a traveler and start to learn how to make their traveling as an income stream. The easiest is by uploading their travel video in a youtube and start to earn money from Adsense.
But how about if you’re not good enough to talk in front of camera or you don’t have any idea about making good video content on youtube?
Don’t worry cause this is not the end of the world cause if you love traveling so much than you still can generate passive income by selling travel photos, sounds great right!
Why You Must Selling Your Travel Photos?
If you do traveling than you must taking pictures no matter with your smartphone or using your mirrorless camera. But when you’re traveling is done than you will release your SD card from your camera and start save all those files on your computer or external hard drive. So lets imagine what you gonna do if you buy hundred or even thousand dollar camera for traveling and just let your file become a trash on your hard drive? it doesn’t make sense at all right!
How about if you can monetize all travel photos in your hard drive by selling it online and start to generate passive income? I think it’s gonna be better solution rather than keep all your files on your hard drive and do nothing with it for years…and so many years after.
Now lets check for a screen shots that I will share below:
You see it right!
This photo above is a Hong Kong travel photos from my holiday back in 2011 and I hold it on my hard drive for 7 years, I’m not joking it’s 7 years and I waste that time to keep this simple ugly photo of my hostel in Fortress Hill. In fact after I upload it on October 17, 2018 than finally I can earn money for $1.88/download through it WHILE I SLEEP! Come on…you can do it as I am because it’s super simple photo even you don’t need to use a brand new high end DSLR camera like Nikon D5 that costs thousand of dollars.
When I took this photo I only use Canon EOS 7D that cost less than $500 right now on Amazon. So don’t waste your time and let your beautiful travel photos get stuck in your computer just like me than upload it and start to generate passive income!
5 Things to Know Before Selling Your Photos
Even selling your travel photos is easy but you should know the basic of having great travel photos that will make you earn money and start to generate passive income while you sleep or even watch your favourite box office movie with your girl friend in a cinema.
1 – Your Photo Must Consist of Information
Everybody will agree that photos will provide great information about anything and in this case is your travel photos so make sure your photos containing great information about traveling and leisure.
When somebody downloading your photos and pay for it than they must need to let other people know about information that they gonna deliver. You don’t have to upload super great photos with extraordinary post production or editing but the point is informative!
When I took this photo of the speed boat above, I use only my 1st generation of Canon EOS M, I bought it like $450 few years ago but I sure that this camera become so much cheaper right now Amazon. On that photo I want to deliver information about the arrival of the private boat that owned by one of great resort in Maldives and voila I got 3 download that value as $0.75 and surely I earn that while I took my daughter to the school.
2 – Imagine That You are a Designer
If you want to sell travel photos and generate passive income than you should think that you are a designer and not a photographer. So designer will choose the right photo that will suite to put on the magazine or newspaper. It means sometimes you need to pit negative space on the photo even you also can shoot for details like food or street signage.
If you see my food stall photo taken in Genting Highland Malaysia than you will see two negative space that you can put with some text or short description.
3 – Image Must be 4MP at Minimum
One of photo requirement that you must fulfil during selling travel photos is you must provide 4MP images at minimum, it’s pretty simple cause I know that you got some devices that provide over than 4MP image even your own smartphone.
Shark silhouette photo that you see below is my travel photos in Sea Aquarium Singapore that only use my old iPhone 5 that I bought from my friends a year ago. So here I don’t use any kind of brand new and high technology smartphone like iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S9, No I’m not! So no matter you use DSLR, mirrorless camera, or simply your own smartphone as long as it can provide 4MP photo than you can sell your travel photos and start to generate passive income from your hobby.
4 – Description and Keyword are Essentials
The way that somebody found your photos is by write a great description and put the right keyword on your photo. Actually you don’t need to be expert in English or Grammar but the point you have to make a description that containing keywords that might help your photo founded by someone.
I post some photos above so you can write a description just like what I did on that photo
5 – Keep Upload Your Photo Every Day
I got some friends who ask me why they photos are not being sold, but when I asked them how many photos that they have than they telling me they just have 5 photo, don’t be like that! At this time I owned over than 2000 photo since I join this platform on November 2017. In other case I know that other relatives from Thailand owned over than 10.000 photos and hell yeah they continue to generate passive income every single day even when they are cooking at the pantry!
Now I still uploading my photo daily, I’m not that good as my Thailand friend did cause I used to upload at least 5 to 10 photo per day.
It’s Your Turn to Generate Passive Income by Selling Travel Photos
I want to introduce one great platform that I use to generate passive income from selling my travel photos called Shutterstock. As I said before that I just join this online photo agency since November 2017 but now I can monetize my photos that I still keep on my hard drive since 2011.
I’m not going to tell you that this is the best option to get rich quick but in case you think about it than better you leave my blog as soon as possible.
But if you are a person who concern about how to generate passive income for your future over and over again than you gonna enjoy your royalty money from every single download that you had than sign up on Shutterstock and start to sell your photos online is your best way.
If you want to start shooting my using mirrorless camera than you can read my previous story about 5 best mirrorless camera for beginner.
Last I hope you get an inspiration about how to generate passive income by selling travel photos, traveling is not a crime and there will be better if you spend couple of weeks to enjoy this world, meet new people and get escape from your daily activities. So once again thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you love for what I share today and cheers cause I will be around!