As mentioned in my previous Welcome To The New Not Copper Armour (found here), one aspect that I introduced was the blog Shop. I thought I'd give you more of an in-depth look at my motivations behind selling items, what's currently int he store, how you can use it and what the future holds. What would you want to see in the Shop?
The idea to create some kind of (stock) shop a new concept in fact, it was something that was brought to my attention during my college years which was over 8 years ago! It was an idea I had considered for a long time but didn't have the confidence or the blogging means to get the ball rolling. As a creator I wanted to give back to a potential audience with pre-made photographs ready straight away to input into your digital space and the teacher in my wanted to help other in bettering their aesthetics with other products. As a blogger and social media on a part time basis sometimes the ability to fit in that much needed photographic time can be tough so with the photo collections I've taken the panic out of the equation and they can be there for you to publish as soon as possible. Another personal motivation for putting my work out there to sell is to possibly make a few pennies, if you've been following the blog for a while you'll know of the lack of success in securing a job that can support my future. Whilst this won't come close to a full time wage, the idea of making a few coppers from products I made is incredibly satisfying.
The first product in the store is 'The Woodland Wanders', a collection of images that capture the the shapes and colours of the natural world. it was created with multiple walks and more exploration of my camera. The Shop and it's products are all one-off payments and after they belong to you, with any photo bundle packs the payment entitles you to royalty-free imagery that you can manipulate and use at your discretion.
Here are a few images you can find in 'The Woodland Wanders' Collection
Examples of how to use stock imagery:
- Online buisness
- Social media channels
- Blog Content
- General digital media
- Or simply print for personal use
Currently in the works is the Spring/ Summer photo bundle pack which is already looking bright and beautiful, taking the lessons learnt from the first photo set it will make a great addition to your brand. Another item I've been toying with is putting together Ebooks on topics that could benefit either blogging or photographic aspects, at the minute there is an expansion on the blog post 'A List Of Reliable Blog Posts' (found here) - with all of the possible ideas that you could use it seemed more appropriate to create an all encompassing document.
What would you like to see in the shop?