Online Presence for Photographers

Lights. Camera. Action. Studio lights. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Nowadays, if you are a creative professional, you have to have an online presence. That can be:

  • One or several websites, oftentimes WordPress websites, but not only; also vlogging or blogging, or consider guest v/blogging every once in a while

  • Portfolios on stock photography sites: Alamy, iStockPhoto, Shutterstock, Picfair, etc.

Note: Many of these companies, from Fine Art America to Alamy, require their contributors to have a PayPal account, to be able to get paid. They might charge additional fees to send check payments if they offer check payments at all.

  • Social media presence on platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn, Post; maybe Tumblr; maybe Facebook, Twitter, and others; lately, I haven’t posted much on Instagram, but rather on LinkedIn, and also, while I’m still following my favorites on Twitter, a short while ago I also created an account on Post; the idea is to keep in touch with your clients wherever they are on social media; consider to use LinkTree as a “hub” for all your social media and other links

  • Podcasts: nowadays all the VIP people have podcasts, so, why not you, why not give it a try; or, at least consider being a guest on a podcast

Also, keep in touch with your followers, shall we say. If they leave a comment, thank them. If they ask a question in a comment, try your best to answer it. And so on.

Reserve a few hours, each day or every other day, to post something online or interact with your followers online. Don’t let it overwhelm you or take over your creative time because it does take time. It takes patience, too, but it can also pay off.

So, why not give it a try? You might even make a few online friends, who knows. Just my two cents.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Alina Oswald

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