Setting Up to Sell Photography (Bee Collection)
Over the years, I've built up quite a catalogue of photographs, which I usually sell at fairs and exhibitions. It's a hard way to make a living and has become more so for me over the last few years.
I had a number of photos with a small, family-run stock agency in Wales, but they closed down at the start of Covid.
It's taken some time to work out my next steps, but after testing the water with Unsplash, I've decided to put my work out there with a stock agency. The aim is to create a passive income allowing me to continue showing my photography.
The agency I've chosen to use is Wirestock because they partner with some of the world's largest image depositories. I found their interface easy to use, if a little quirky in places.
I initially opened a free account two years ago, but life overtook me, and I completely forgot about it.
Now I've upgraded to a Premium account so that I can upload 100 images per month. You can find out more HERE (If you use this link and open a Premium account, I'll get a referral payment at no cost to you).
Here is the link to my portfolio, which looks nicely professional with a banner and avatar https://wirestock.io/janice.gill
I particularly like the collections tab that allows you to create a gallery of related images that are great for sharing on social media. Here's the link to my first one
It's going to take me some time to upload everything I'd like to include, but I'm looking forward to this new challenge.