As I type, I am propped up in bed, sharing a bag of cheese n’ onion Hula Hoops (payment) with my supportive furry Staff Nurse, aka BeAnne Duvet Soufflé.
I had a batch of epidural steroid injections this morning NOT under anaesthetic (and also not by choice, I can tell you!) and now I properly hurt.
Anwyho, recently, I have been trying to think of ways to make some money from my photographs.
When we had the Shetland pony stud, I used to love taking photos of our mares, foals and beautiful stallion.
We also used to buy Shetland ponies train to harness and then sell.
So there were always plenty of Shetland ponies around.
I think my photos of Shetland ponies are different from the usual style out there.
But how to make money from them?
As you can see, from the “shopping” adverts on the right hand side of the blog, (Redbubble and Zazzle), I have tried to get my work out there.
On the face of it, these webshops seem ideal, but I get pence for the pounds my images sell for.
Some folk steal my photos – I track them down and, depending on what they are stealing them for, usually send them a furious invoice which of course is seldom paid.
I have looked into a virtual Gallery on platforms like Shopify ($29 per month) which is too much.
Which leads me to wonder whether there is actually a market for my photos.
Would anyone buy a download from my website to use for somewhere like Funky Pigeon or Moon Pig?
So ideas please? How can I make money from my photographs?
This is just a small selection of my Shetland pony photography, by the way – I have loads!