If you enjoy taking pictures and exercising your creativity, then setting up an online business relates to photography could just be the type of online business for you. With the advent of digital cameras and computers, selling photos online has never been easier. There are good demand for picture and photo for people to be use in blog, website and hardcopy printing.
Here are some ideas of what you can do with your photography skill.
1) There are a large number of websites offering free photo for other to download and use, at the same time they allow individual to upload their photos to sell online. Here are a few things you might want to look out for, if you would want to consider using this approach:
Payment and profits sharing - how revenue are share when a piece of your photo were sold.
Do they allow limitation of use - If you would like to impose restriction on some of your work, this feature will come in handy.
Copyright Claim - Who should have the ultimate copyright claim, if a site is selling globally, most likely you would have buyers from country where copyright law and enforcement is weak. This is one area where you might want to consider if you're particular about the copyright of your photos.
The types of photo they allow - some of these site would prefer highly sort after photos or images of currency (specially US dollar or Euro), gold bar, people, food, rare fish etc. Some would reject photos of flowers or plants.
The terms and condition vary from site to site, so if this business model suites you, do spend some time to read and understand the rules.
Having making up your mind to sell on someone else website do have some advantage like need not having to worry about the administration and marketing side of the website.
2) Having your own website to sell your work. If you've the skill to administer a website, this option might suite you fine. You can setup a photo gallery website to display and sell your photos online. To build this business model, you would want to look into the possibility of using open source Content Management System (CMS) like Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla for your website.
Because of the normally large file size for photos and probably high bandwidth needed to upload and download photos, you would need to look for a reliable web hosting that comes with unlimited disk space and bandwidth.
Having some photo editing skills would certainly help in this business model but it is not a necessity. Beside taking picture or photos to be sell online, anyone with photography skill can also take up non online business job being freelance photographer. As a whole, photography skill is an asset to make some extra income.
Another work from home idea you can have.