When David Morgan traveled to Asia, he did something vacationers always do on their trips – he took pictures of the native people, monuments, and scenery. But he didn’t stop there. He used a secret (the same one you’ll discover in this letter) to earn more than $6,000 for those shots.
He’s not alone…
Tim O’Rielly loves taking pictures of his home city San Diego. He used this very same secret to make $2,000 for just 10 shots. And later, he used this secret to travel to Kauai, a Hawaiian Island renowned for its enchanting beauty, cascading emerald mountains, flower-bedecked streams and swaying, palm-fringed shores. There, he stayed for a week, all expenses paid.
Of course, you don’t even have to stray far from home to pursue the photographer’s life. Rich Wagner has made over $20,000 from a single photograph he took of a pumpkin patch just an hour from his home in Connecticut… and it's still selling.
This photo has sold over 700 times at an online stock photo agency.
Photo by Shelly Perry
These people aren’t doing anything you can’t learn to do. You don’t need fancy equipment. And you don’t need to know a thing about photography to get started.
This photo has sold more
than 100 times at an online
stock photo agency.
Photo by Cheryl Bigman
Just think if you could walk into your back yard, kneel down, and snap a photo of a flower in your garden… or capture a shot of your child digging in the sandbox… and then get paid $25… $50… even $150 or more for each one…
Or imagine if, every time you went on vacation with your camera in tow, you could turn those pictures you snap into $150… $400… or even $500 each…
The good news is: You can.
David Morgan was no hot-shot photographer when he traveled across Asia for six months. He was just a backpacker looking to see the world.
He took a week-long, four-wheel-drive journey across Tibet. He went trout fishing in a pristine mountain stream in Bumburet, a hidden valley in the Hindu Kush. And otherwise enjoyed his trip just as any backpacker would. But when he returned home, he sold his collection of photos for $6,000.
You can easily do what David did… because his success isn't due to any amazing talent.
He just happened upon one of the best-kept secrets in the business.
It’s easy. It’s fun. And you can master it even if you have no photography experience and only use a simple point-and-shoot camera.
This photo has sold more
than 300 times at an online
stock photo agency.
Photo by Shelly Perry.
Imagine traveling to Tahiti for a vacation, but treating it like a self-assignment. You shoot plenty of pictures that you can sell when you return home.
Or imagine finding yourself in the Bahamas where most of your accommodations are paid for… plus touring a local zoo and swimming with dolphins on a nearby island, all for free.
Or how about whisking your spouse away on a romantic, three-day Valentine's weekend to Vancouver Island at someone else's expense…
You cruise the Gulf Islands with complimentary refreshments and full buffet meals, photographing picturesque island escapes. You waltz alongside the carillon… sample fine wines and decadent chocolates… and then, get paid to tell people about your experience!
Each of these exotic trips are examples of trips taken by photographers I know.
And two of them are brand new to photography. Yet, that’s not stopping them from enjoying the perks and freedom this lifestyle offers. It’s what you can expect too – and for doing something you probably already do anyway. After all, surely you pack your camera when you travel…
Play your cards right, and you could find yourself on the “invitation list” at some of the world’s best resorts, hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, eco-retreats, and weekend hideaways, getting all kinds of offers of hospitality… invitations for overnight stays… dinner on the house and more… all compliments of the owners.
This lifestyle is closer than you think. And, perhaps the best part is, you don’t even have to leave home to get started. Your hometown is a goldmine of photographic opportunity.
Photo opportunities exist everywhere. On the roadside… at work… while talking with friends… in your backyard… a nearby zoo… special events… festivals… sporting events… pie-eating contests… and more…
Just take a look around you – at magazines, newspapers, books, trade journals, technical manuals, and almost any published material. Look at the cover and flip through the pages. What do you see? Photographs.
Someone has to take those pictures. Why not you?
The photos in this magazine spread were shot just 15 minutes from the photographer’s home in Colorado Springs, CO. Prior to this shoot, the photographer had never before sold a picture…
And this one has earned its creator over $20,000 in sales. Again, the photo below was taken within an hour drive from the photographer’s home in Connecticut…
When John Cumbow took a simple snap of the ‘Rest and Relax’ sign during a layover at the airport, he never expected it to turn up on the Huffington Post, several other travel sites, a couple of yoga websites, and the website for a career coach. “Not bad for a photo I shot while wandering around the airport during a prolonged layover.” In Turn Your Pictures into Cash you’ll learn how to sell simple photos you can capture in your everyday life.
You’ll also learn how to take breathtaking black and white photographs… express your creative side with fine art photography… make big money with corporate pictures… and more. Plus, you’ll learn fool-proof tips and techniques for shooting beach scenes, snow scenes, landscapes, deserts, people, pets, architecture, rain, waterfalls, fireworks, birthday parties, a city’s nightlife and almost every kind of photograph there is.
Certainly, you’ve seen prettier pictures. Perhaps photos you’ve purchased in the past to hang on your walls. Yet each of these has earned their photographer a pretty penny. And they didn’t have to go far to get them.
It’s all about knowing how to take the kinds of photos that sell best and where to sell them when you have them.
My name is Lori Allen, and I’m the director of Great Escape Publishing. For years, our division focused on travel writing – showing people how to write travel articles and sell them to magazines —and how to use that skill as a way to fund their trips and get paid.
But we realized that we were overlooking a very big opportunity when it came to photographs. You see, more and more, the folks who took our travel writer program were writing in to say they were having luck selling not just articles, but, increasingly, articles with photos…
It turns out, editors’ love receiving photos with articles simply because it makes their job easier. What’s more, 80% of the photos you see in publications are shot by freelancers. A glossy magazine photo can earn you anywhere from a couple hundred to $1,200… if, that is, you know what photo editors are after… something you’ll soon learn.
“As an editor, I always appreciate a writer who submits a great article package – a well written article with compelling photographs. I’ll always be happy to pay for their work because they make my work that much easier!”
– Tom Schueneman, Editor/ Publisher of The Traveler
“I just got 450 euros ($562) for a 1,400 word piece on Edinburgh PLUS another 300 euros ($375) for the six photos I sent in with it. Not a bad haul for an amateur snapper.”
– Steenie Harvey, Freelance Travel Writer
In fact, that’s why I’m writing to you today. It’s not about being the best photographer on the planet. It’s about knowing which magazines which newspapers, websites, stock agencies, and more need your photos and how to approach them. People who have come to understand this best-kept secret have seen quick results. One of our members, Mary Ann Hamilton promptly got three photos shown at the Annual Holiday Members show at the Arts Center of St. Petersburg.
Katherine Pendill sold one picture she took while she was in Paris, as well as two more from her trips to Italy and New England. So far she’s earned $450 for her photographs.
Terry Alberts wrote to say, “Lori, this was easier than I thought. I just submitted 12 of my D.C. pictures to an online stock agency and five were accepted. Four of them were ones I took during your workshop, and the fifth was one I took that very next weekend.”
Johanna Kato from Phoenix, Arizona submitted photographs from a trip to Kyoto, and was published in The Traveler’s 2005 fall issue.
And, successes continue to roll in… in such great quantity, that I have hired an assistant to help me stay connected with all our successful members. If you follow the same program our members have used, you too, will soon have a successful story to share with me. And, I look forward to hearing it.
Here are a few more recent successes…
“Three days ago, we had a massive fire in Wildwood that totally destroyed a popular local hotel. As a reporter, I rushed over to the scene and took many photos and added the best ones to my news story.
I was so surprised with how great and dramatic the photos turned out that I realized, ‘Hey, millions of people have vacationed in the Wildwoods through the years. Maybe some of them would be interested in really good 8 X 10’s of unique events or scenes from the Wildwoods, especially an historic fire that burned for two days and destroyed a popular hotel that they might have stayed in at one time. I posted six or seven photos on Ebay for sale at a flat rate of $19.99 plus s/h (‘no bidding this time, if they like the photo, they’ll buy it,’ I thought).
Within eight hours, I had orders for six photos. One man bought four and a lady bought two. That’s $137.04 in six hours. All I did was post them on Ebay and sit back and wait. Now I plan on listing all my best news and feature photos for sale.”
– Thom Fontannaz,
Kerry Stowell from Washington, D.C., noticed a small sentence on an NBC.com website inviting readers to submit fall photographs. They needed fall photos. And because Kerry filled this need—and of course, also submitted great photos, she ended up with three of her photos displayed on the NBC news – with full credit.
Since then, she’s also sold several photos for between $25 and $100 and she’s received photo credits for several more.
Francis Caldwell is a photographer specializing in world travel and stock photographs. Because he meets the needs of his clients, he has become well known and is used to receiving requests for strange subjects.
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For example, last November he received a request from Adeet Deshmukh, photo editor at Feldmans (a book publisher) for a child’s old bicycle with no wheels. Because there was a need for this kind of photo, Francis made some fast cash.
He writes, “My granddaughter’s abandoned bike was laying out in the yard. I removed the wheels, took a digital photo, sent it, and within an hour received confirmation of a sale, for $150.”
Tim O’Rielly, a freelance photographer from San Diego, is good at finding out what book publishers, newspapers, and magazines need – and he’s paid well as a result.
He says, “The book market is very good. I was paid a one-time single-usage fee for each photo. For example, they wanted around 10 photos for their book and I was paid around $2,000.”
Tim went on to say, “Newspapers typically pay according to the size of an image and its location within the paper – from $100 to $500 per image. Magazines pay for the article and the images that accompany it – from $200 to $500. For the Vegan Fusion work, I was sent to Kauai for a week all- expenses-paid – and took photographs for the publication.”
Anyone with a decent camera can sell their photos to magazines, newspapers, websites, and stock agencies if they know how. And that’s where our program comes in…
Turn Your Pictures into Cash: A Comprehensive Program in Taking and Selling Amazing Photographs. You don’t need years of experience and you don’t need high-tech equipment to start making money as a photographer… at least, not when you have this useful program by your side.
Up until now, photography might have seemed a “complicated profession.” Or, a profession reserved only for those who had the most rigorous training, the best equipment, and the most artistic eye.
It’s simply not true. In Turn Your Pictures into Cash, we have simplified the process so you can start taking saleable photographs within days, even if you only have a simple point-and-shoot camera.
If you’re at all interested in learning how to supplement your income, get your travel funded, and take truly breathtaking photographs that sell for hundreds, even thousands of dollars, Turn Your Pictures into Cash is a great place to start your new, lucrative hobby…
… even if all you can do today is turn your camera on and set it to "automatic."
Rich Wagner really knows his stuff. Particularly digital photography. Rich is both supportive and enthusiastic about his craft and the members he works with.
— Sue W.,
Carmel Valley, CA
Rich is very professional, with a strong knowledge base in digital technology and in classic film photography.
— Katherine P.,
New York, NY
With a camera slung around your neck, and pictures hanging in nearby coffee shops and galleries, expect attention, opportunity and sales!
David Morgan says, “I got my start selling photographs from the walls of coffee houses and restaurants. My photos sold like hotcakes. They sold so fast I had to raise the price to keep sales down – I couldn’t keep up with my orders. I soon found out that I could do less work for more money!
At one time I was making about $300 a day from one coffee shop alone, and that was my first public show, ever! That first show landed me a job taking photos for an interior designer’s portfolio. Two couples called me asking me to shoot their weddings. (Now THERE’S a profitable market!) And an author happened to enter the coffee house one day and bought several of my photos for her book. The publisher even flew down from New York to visit me in my hometown.”
Ward Thurman is another photographer good at finding opportunities in his hometown. He takes photographs for businesses and charges anywhere from $200 to $1,000 and even up to $5,000 for business photos depending on his client’s needs. He does general portraits too, starting at $200 for an hour of studio time and a photo album. High school senior portraits start at $500. He even does wedding packages starting at $1,999.
To learn more about how YOU can cash in on the lucrative opportunities that exist within your hometown, send for your risk-free copy of Turn Your Pictures into Cash today!
This Photo has sold more than 200 times at an online stock photo agency.
Photo by Shelly Perry.
In Turn Your Pictures into Cash, you’ll learn:
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Smart Money Strategies:
And much, much more… all gleaned from a cadre of successful, globe-trotting photographers.
Most professional photographers wouldn’t dream of giving up their secrets. As David M says, these are…
“simple secrets the best photographers use but never share”
This program contains all of the secrets, tips, techniques, and strategies you need to take profitable photographs and turn pro. Including where to find PAYING clients right now… and how to know what they need from you.
Love never grows old. It has sold at least four times
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“Digital technology can now do anything a film camera can do. And Adobe Photoshop can do much more than you could ever dream of doing in a darkroom. Composition is the key, and I’m so grateful Rich [has] taught us how to do it – simple secrets the best photographers use but never share.”
– David Morgan,
If you apply what you learn and sell a few photos a month, it’s possible to make $150 to $500 per photo. That’s fantastic money, especially if you’re pursuing photography as a part-time hobby.
Take for instance Shelly Perry. Shelly earns on average $0.87 per photo per month from sales through online stock agencies. As of this writing, she has over 2,500 photos on file with those agencies, which amounts to over $2,100/month in passive income. She doesn’t have to lift another finger and still she’ll continue to earn $2,100/month.
Twenty one-hundred dollars a month in passive income… If Shelly stopped taking photos today, she’d still continue to earn royalties for the life of her photographs. That $2,100 is two car payments… a weekend getaway… a mortgage payment… money to save.
Shelly told us that her two best-selling pictures were probably the easiest to take. One was of her niece smiling at the camera and the other was nothing more than a picture of a standard-issue red velvet curtain. She says, “I keep telling my friends: ‘You guys need to do this!’ It’s so easy and it’s fun too.”
She just takes a few pictures and uploads them to a website. A few weeks later, she gets a check. Not a bad gig.
The goal of Turn Your Pictures into Cash: is to show you how to break into the fun and lucrative field of photography—even if you’ve never snapped a picture in your life, or only have a simple point-and-shoot digital.
Most professional photographers wouldn’t dream of giving up their secrets. But in reality, there’s no reason why they should hold them back. There are plenty of opportunities for all of us. In fact, we’ll start you off with some solid leads…
If you submit an article with your photos (called an “article-photo package”), you can double — and sometimes triple — your fee all in one go! Can’t write? Don’t worry! Your FREE BONUS, The Photographer’s Shortcut to Travel Writing Success: Go From Beginner to Professional… Fast, will show you how to turn a blank page into a saleable article in no time.
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— Olga P.
If you’re serious about photography at all, REGARDLESS of experience with a camera, you don’t want to miss these ‘Getting to Know Your Camera’ sessions. The tips and suggestions from these professional photographers are invaluable.
— Gary W., Texas
There are 16,000 Opportunities for You to Get Your Photos Published… EVERY DAY!
More than six million photographs are published every year in the U.S. print media alone. That’s more than 16,000 per day. And more than 40,000 photos are published a day world-wide.
What’s more, most of them are produced by freelance photographers!
Stock photo agencies are constantly on the lookout for new talent.
Gallery owners, too, are always on the lookout for new artists (yes, photography is an art form) to fill their walls with saleable pictures.
In the past few years, the web has become a market of its own — one which even the more modest digital point-and-shoot cameras can take ample advantage of.
There’s a whole new world of opportunity out there waiting for you.
That means there are plenty of opportunities for you to sell your photos… once you know how to fill a client’s needs and take saleable photos… which is exactly what you’ll learn in Turn Your Pictures into Cash!
Here’s the deal…
For just $45 — we’ll send you the first installment of Turn Your Pictures into Cash! — but at our risk. Not yours. You’re going to go out and start practicing a few of the techniques you’ll learn. You’re going to capture a sunrise or sunset… a park at dawn or dusk… a local landmark or monument on an overcast day… and use a real pro’s technique for stunning high angle shots.
If you faithfully follow the techniques this program gives you — you should have a saleable photograph.
This means you can go out and sell it for $150… $400… $600… $800… perhaps even more.
If you don’t have at least one saleable image after using this program, let us know within 30 days. You’ll get a prompt, no-hassle, refund.
On the other hand, if you’re thrilled with your progress, and you can’t wait to turn your skill up another notch, we’ll continue sending you the remaining 11 installments (only $
39 $35 each!)
I think you’ll find that as you advance your skill, your income will too. But even if you’re not satisfied, just call, fax or email us. We’ll cancel all future installments. It’s as simple as that.
And there’s no risk. Sell just one photo a month and this program will pay for itself many times over! It’s like getting all this great photo advice for free.
Speaking of free…
Earlier I spoke to you about travel writing. Submitting articles with your photos is a great way to ratchet up your income on the same job and get published even faster! Now, I realize you may not have any writing experience, which is why I’ve reserved a bonus guide in your name… The Photographer’s Shortcut to Travel Writing Success: Go From Beginner to Professional Writer… Fast.
With this report, you’ll learn how to write great articles—even if you have no writing experience. You’ll also learn how to create a can’t-miss package—selling photographs and articles together.
Anyone – photographers… mothers… financial consultants… university professors… travel agents… acupuncturists… actresses… carpenters… psychotherapists… dentists… teachers… event planners… small-business owners… realtors… restaurant managers – absolutely anyone, can develop the knack for travel writing with this handy guide.
I also have four more FREE gifts reserved in your name. There is one catch though. You need to respond quickly to get all five gifts. If you do, you’ll also receive:
Our long-term success is tied to you – to the success you have in becoming a money-making photographer.
Here’s how it works: The more folks like you who begin to earn money from your photos, the better we look and the more “in demand” our programs become.
It’s as simple as that.
That’s why our office walls are covered in framed letters from the dozens and dozens of people who have changed their lives through one of our programs. We are very proud of our record so far. Every time we get another unsolicited testimonial, it makes us all think, “This is why we like our jobs!”
We are proud of our success and hopeful it will continue. But we have a challenge. You see, a large percentage of the people who buy our programs don’t do much more than open the package, skim through it, and put it on a shelf, promising themselves they will “get to it later.”
Given how busy everyone is these days, this is to be expected. But when eight out of ten buyers are not following through on the program, it makes us look bad. When asked, “How many of those people who buy your program end up turning a profit on their photos?” we have to answer honestly, “Too few.”
But that’s a good thing for you if you are one of the 20% persistent enough to complete the program and put what you learn into practice.
If you’re willing to stick with us, complete the program and work on building your photography skills day by day, then your chances of turning your images into an income will be very good. We know this because that’s what our most successful members have told us– they had a strong desire to succeed, and we gave them all the tools they needed to do it.
So take heart – if you have the determination to stay with us, we have the program that will help you succeed. And it goes without saying that whatever you do, your 100% satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.
This Photo has sold more than 8000 times at
an online stock photo agency. Photo by Lise Gagne
Photography can provide an excellent means to transform your travels into paid vacations. It also provides a measure of freedom I suspect you value highly. You can live wherever you like, work whenever you feel like it…
Plus I can say from my own experience that exploring the world on behalf of Great Escape Publishing – always with a pen in hand and a camera around my neck – has given me many of my very fondest memories… and some unbelievable perks, too.
Photography is amazing. It can feed the soul and inspire people…
Pat Crosby found her photos making a difference for mothers and worthy endeavors: “A cry came out from the founding mothers of La Leche League for a series of photos for their new international handbook of breastfeeding. So I took my trusted camera over to different women’s houses and snapped a series of bonding family pics.
“The editors in Chicago chose seven or eight of these photos, which appeared in the international edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (the international manual for new moms) – helping women, babies, and new families in many different countries of the world.
“One of these photos was picked up by Mothering magazine for a featured article on family-bonding practices with newborns. I chose to donate my honorarium back to the non-profit organization to further their important work.”
And think about how famous photographer Anne Geddes changed the way both childhood and motherhood are appreciated photographically. You could inspire people the same way.
The possibilities are endless. That’s why I urge you to act now.
If you love creativity… if you love taking pictures (and wouldn’t mind turning into a pro within the next 12 months)…
If you love exploring your community and the beauty of this world…
If you would enjoy people treating you like a VIP… sending you across the globe at their expense…
… then Turn Your Pictures into Cash is the best place to begin your adventure.
Wishing You Profitable Pictures,
Director, Great Escape Publishing
PS: Remember, you can start practicing taking photos on your next trip. Or, even near your home – a fabulous beach, a nearby park, shopping center, vacant field, or construction site. Capture children playing in the park… birds and other animals in their natural settings… or the progress of a building under construction.
You can experiment with the different lighting techniques, lenses, and filters. We’ll show you how, even if you can only spare 10 or 15 minutes a day.
And you can practice taking shots in your home – of the hand railing on a banister, your pets, the view from your kitchen window, a doorknob, a vase, or even tissue paper. It’s exhilarating. It’s fun. And you’ll go back to your day feeling refreshed. Plus, you’ll be on your way to taking better pictures… and making some FAST CASH!
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