Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Selling Photos Online



Selling Photos Online



a wood fence post along a path to the ocean




This April will be two years that I have had my photo website set up on the internet.

It is something that has worked well for me, and I am glad I did it when I did, as now it has some age to it. I almost had decided to wait until we were sure it was the "right time" - but sometimes when you wait for that it never gets here.

When I first started out, I had no idea about websites, and the whole idea of trying to put one together was really intimidating. And I didn't have the resources to hire a web designer.

Since I have been selling on the internet for over 10 years, I was quite aware of the security that I would have to deal with, and once again, I knew nothing about setting it up correctly.

I decided to go with an established photo web host that offered secure shopping cart software for customers who would be purchasing my images.

All I had to do was upload my images and learn some css coding so I could design my website to my liking.

My host handles the secure payments, which makes it a breeze for my customers.

And I don't have the headaches of trying to keep it safe for them to do so.

I get to enjoy taking the photos!








3 comments:

  1. If you are worried about the security, I suggest you can make transactions via email and bank transfers or paypal.. It'll be safer I think.. :)

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  2. Kathy you know you are right, it is better to go with someone establish so you don't have to worry about it too much and enjoy taking photos. Thanks for sharing this information. Hope sales are good. I find there is too much competition around. Anna :)

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  3. Anna - competition isn't the word for it. It's really tough. Just as long as it keeps me in equipment, I'm happy!

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