Last Updated on Mar 5, 2020 by James W


If you’re looking for a way to earn some extra money but are struggling to find a flexible second job, turning your hobby into a business could be the fastest way to pile up the pounds in your bank account.

Creating your own business is easier than you think, as you already have a great understanding of your hobby and, with a quick grasp of social media and the internet, you could have a home business set up in no time.

One of the most popular hobbies is photography, and whether you’re a beginner or professional,you’ll struggle to find a better way to turn your free time into hard-earned cash. If you’re serious about creating your own business then become qualified in your field of pleasure;a qualified photographer can sell their images for a lot more compared to photos taken by an amateur. There are various photography courses provided by Jessops, which can help any focused photographer flourish into an artist.

The availability of modern technology opens us up to a digital world, where we can access almost anything online. It’s important when setting up your own business to use this to its full potential and get your images on every possible social media site to increase possible sales. Using social media networks that are free to sign up are the perfect way to showcase your images online, and get yourself known.

Facebook; Creating a page on Facebook allows a place people can look to gain information and to look at your images you’ve captured. You can also gain likes, talk to people who are interested in your work and, with certain features on Facebook, you can reach out to your specific audience;with friend request or invites to your page.

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Instagram: As the latest advancement in social networking, Instagram is a collage of photos and videos where hash tag is key to anyone finding your photos. With social networking connecting every media together you can also quickly and effectively post any image to all the social media sites you’re signed up to.

ShutterStock; As a global technology company who specialize in images, becoming a member could greatly benefit you, financial wise as they connect the creative professionals with images people need. So uploading photos on here could open your business and your name to new levels of professionalism, which means more money.

For a detailed step by step guide to using social media and making your business successful click here.


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