In my previous post, I talked about the social media tools, "Instagram" and the daily photo/art contest there called "Colors of the Week". It was a long post because I wanted to explain how you could start using Instagram as an artist if you never have been exposed to it before, and I explained how I like to use Colors of the Week to sharpen my eye with the colors I see in life each day. If you want to read that post, click here.
In today's post, I will explain one way to SELL your photos from Instagram. Many users of Instagram post a link in their profile that goes directly to their "Twenty20" gallery, where the Santa Monica-based company Twenty20 (formerly "InstaCanvas") creates and distributes items made with your images that you select for your personal Twenty20 gallery. Mine is located here.or at the url twenty20.com/cproppe
If you click on any of the images in my gallery, you will have a choice of purchasing prints, t-shirts, iPhone cases, notecards, etc... Artists receive 20% of the profit, which is not a lot... but for not having to do anything except maintain this gallery, it's a bit like "licensing". The more you sell, the better you will do. Below is an example of an iPhone case which has an image I took in a photography class at Fort Point in San Francisco. There is an iconic "most photographed" hallway... and if you are a photographer in San Francisco, you probably have snapped this too! I think it looks pretty cool as an iPhone case.
Have fun selling your photos and art! It can be really addictive, if not lucrative. I think the best thing about it is that you can print your own images easily as gifts for those in your family, and enter additional contest "Challenges" on Twenty20 for a chance to get published. Visit Twenty20.com to learn more.
|This is a pillow available on Twenty20|
that uses one of my photographs taken in
Tomales California near Stemple Creek Ranch