Feet? Yes, feet. Nothing fetish, just some creative money-making system. In this article, I will be detailing steps on how to sell feet pics (pictures) online.
One of the quickest ways to make money online is the sales of stock photos and videos, and selling feet pics is one of them. People have made quite a lot of money selling real live pictures of feet to stock photo sites. It is quite easy and a great way to make money.
The feet pics market.
Is there a market for pictures of feet? Yes. There is actually an online market where you can sell feet pics, and it is nothing weird or fetish.
There are people who buy pictures of feet for business purposes. Take, for example, a small business that is into foot care products . They will need good stock pictures to use for their branding and marketing. Magazines are also another market for feet pics, and of course, bloggers who use pictures for their articles also.
Then there those people who have a thing for feet. It is a bit odd, but yes, they will pay for a feet pic. However, that is not our target market, just an honourable mention.
Where can you sell a feet pic?
A lot of websites and apps exist as market places for selling pictures of feet. There are stock photo sites that will buy directly for you, and there are also sites where you can put up your photos, like in a virtual storefront.
Here is a list of websites and apps where you can sell your feet pics:
- Adobe stock iStockphoto
- Fotolia/Adobe Stock
- Big Stock Photo
How much to charge for feet pictures
As with everything you sell online, feet pic prices are based on a number of factors. On the average, you can sell a feet pics for as low as $10, and you can get as high $2000 and above.
There so many of factors that come into play when it comes to pricing. The brand buying your picture for starters will determine how much you are getting. It also depends on the exclusivity of the feet pic. Let us says for example, that you are selling the picture to a stock photo website. You might not get the same price if you are to sell it for a magazine for their exclusive use.
At the end of the day, feet pics prices are a factor-based.
Where can you get feet pics
Since the pictures you want to sell has to be original, the easiest place to get feet pics will be your own feet. Unfortunately, we all do not have cute feet, and variety is the spice of life.
The next best place will be from the people around you. Now it will look weird if you go around pointing your camera at people’s feet, so start with your friends and family.
As you grow, you can begin to show people your portfolio and ask for permission to take pictures of their feet. You might have to pay some of them to take pictures of their feet.
When getting feet pics, it is best to get a good number of pictures. With the right editing tool, you can have a stockpile of feet pic for sale.
How to sell feet pics.
The picture you intend to sell has to meet certain standards. You cannot put up just about any feet pics for sale. To start selling feet pics, here are some pretty easy guideline.
1. Get motivated
The money should be motivation enough, but as a creative, I have realized that some times, seeing what other people have done or what is out there is a great motivation. My advice for you will be to check out the sites I have shared above to stir your creative juices. It is also possible to get motivated by feet(in a completely non-fetish way). Someone around you might have really beautiful feet, and that might motivate you to grab a camera.
Whatever works for you, get motivated.
2. Know the standard
Yes, there is a standard for feet pics. Funny, but like with body modelling, there are certain conditions a pair of feet must meet to make great “feet models”. Generally, Feet that are arched with long slender toe are seen as beautiful, and of course, they must be well-manicured. No charred feet. However, do not let this restrict you. Be creative. Take beautiful feet pictures and put them up.
3. The camera is essential!
Of course, a camera is beyond essential. A good camera is needed to take beautiful feet pics, but if you cannot afford a camera, then use a phone that has an amazing camera. Phone photography is a thing, and there are tons of tutorials online on phone photography.
Whether you use a camera or a phone, make sure they can give you high-quality feet pics.
4. Take pictures!
Random pictures, feet pics photoshoot, anything, just take pictures. Alternate your style, get creative. You might not be able to set up a photoshoot setting if you are taking feet pics of strangers on the street. This is why you should utilize the people around you. That way you can set up a feet pics photoshoot and create different scenes and options.
Apart from creating scenes, you should also take pictures in different positions. Some of the positions to consider include:
Toes pointed out
Feet peeking out from the sheets
Feet in the air
Feet ajar, e.t.c.
When you are done taking pictures, here comes the second half: Editing.
Editing is what will turn the feet pic into sellable art. You might be lucky to take an amazing picture with great features. Nature might be on your side to provide you with the right lighting and atmosphere, coupled with your great set up, and that is a good thing.
Sometimes, it does not happen that way. The pictures might not come out looking as good as you want them too. So, it is time to edit. Luckily there so many editing apps for phones and PCs that editing the pictures will not be a problem.
Prior knowledge of photo editing will be a bonus, and if you don’t, you can learn while you grow,
5. Set up shop
I will not necessarily advice using social media to sell your feet pics, except you are okay with selling them for persons who have feet fetishes. The best places online to sell feet pics are the photo stock websites I had shared earlier. Sign up to sell feet pics, upload your pictures and get ready to sell.
Remember to watermark your feet pics before posting them online, otherwise you will loose them without getting paid.
6. Promote and promote
When you set up your feet storefront in these websites or wherever you choose to set up shop, do not neglect the promoting part. Marketing is essential, so go out of your way to promote your business.
7. Sell and do it all over again.
Once sales start coming in, do not sit back. Keep promoting and selling. Constantly carry out research to see what kind of feet pics styles are in constant demand and practice improving your feet pic quality.
How to sell feet pics, again and again(long term plan)
Over time, you might have some regular persons whose feet you use for your feet pics. They become your feet models. This means that feet care becomes serious business. Whether you are using your feet or a model’s, it is important to understand angles. The same way we know the best angles for our faces when we take selfies, that is how feet have angles too.
Remember to protect your feet, and ask your models to protect theirs too. Again, do not stick to a particular kind of feet pic, throw in varieties, babies, kids, even older people. Pictures tell stories, a feet pics is not different.
It is perfectly okay to go beyond feet pics, take pictures of the entire leg, other body parts, e.t.c.
Remember to set up different scenes; after all, variety is the spice of life.
Who can sell feet pics?
Anyone can sell feet pics , as long as it is legal and you are of the legal age. In some countries, you have to be an adult to sell pictures of your feet or engage in selling feet pics. Try to know the law on this before you start taking pictures.
It is not illegal, but it is better to know what the laws are if there is any.
Now that you know all of this, are you ready to make some money from feet?
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