Seeing is Believing, probably you have hard this term! Markedly, It defines the Power of photoshop. These days, quality of Photo/image/graphic largely affect the life of every product or service. I guess you want to know, how to earn money from Photoshop and Photo editing skills? If yes, then probably you won’t need to see any other write-up on photoshop as a potential tool to earn money apart from what you are reading now. Certainly, the possibilities we are showing/enlisting here are all real to earn money with great Photoshop hands-on.
Nothing in life comes so easily and so is the case with learning the Photoshop.
Latest versions of Photoshop comes with an incredible amount of power, sophistication, and many advanced features/skills to master. Surely, it is a very versatile tool for a professional artist. One should have a passion to learn this tool thoroughly and start practicing it. It will take a good amount of time to learn it thoroughly, and if you add your creativeness in it then you can expect dividends from it.
It’s really awesome if you have learned great photoshop skills and then this field can offer you some good potential to earn handsome amount on regular basis and convert your photoshop skill and acumen into some monetary value.
These are the ways how you can earn money from Photoshop & Photo-editing :
- Own a website for Photoshop/Photo editing tools, blogs etc.
- Work as a freelance
- Start Photo editing business/service
- Start Graphics designing business/service
- Create and sell graphics, images
- Video Tutorials (Sell or monetize)
- Photoshop Photo editing course or tutorial
- Create and sell Fonts
- Sell your stock of Photographs
- Create and sell various document templates
- Selling opportunity on Print on Demand websites
- Create and Sell Website Themes
- Sell your Vector/Icon
- Sell your Art designs
- Become an affiliate to promote content on Photoshop
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1. Own a website for Photoshop/Photo editing tools, blogs etc.
This is one of the best ways to start by opening a portal for free/paid
online photo editing tools and creating Photoshop/editing blogs to promote the services offered by your website.
You can earn mainly by two ways:
- By charging a small membership amount to access your online tools.
- By monetizing your site with Google Adsense and/or many other ad networks.
Creating your own website would be advised, once you envision its bigger picture. In other words, you should be clear about what you want to achieve, your business strategy, expertize and hands-on.
You need to put your hard work in it. Accordingly regularly publishing the content and good amount of investment would be required in initial months of setting up the business. One should not expect the huge earnings from this business in initial 6-9 months. In other words, first-year onwards you should expect the regular earnings, and plan your finances accordingly.
2. Work as a freelance job
By the time, you will establish your business, you may start working as a freelance for other online or offline businesses. Firstly you need to make a powerful resume and start applying on various freelance platforms. Then you need to identify, what is the most important aspect of the job, you are applying to.
And once you have identified that the desired skill set, you need to effectively showcase your Photoshop and other relevant skill sets in order to convince them.
You may check these websites for freelance assignments/jobs.
3. Photo editing business/service:
By launching Photoshop photo editing service one can edit the pictures, to demonstrate the best out of them. In effect, this has become quite vital for retail, e-commerce businesses to publish the finest product catalog/images for marketing campaigns, branding, and packaging. This shows the importance of quality images for companies as it is directly related to sales numbers.
Therefore companies and businesses will surely be looking for more and more qualified and skilled professionals and small businesses to take this job.
4. Start Graphics designing business/service:
Graphic designers are in demand, starting from a small shop owner to a big corporate house. For instance, a simple greeting card or marriage card is usually designed by a graphic designer. therefore as a trusted graphic designer, you can start earning very soon by just helping your surroundings for their graphic design needs.
Big companies are also looking for independent graphic designers or small enterprises. Provided that most of the organizations don’t employ the graphic designers/photo-editors at their roll.
In other words, if you have got a small team of part-time or full time professionals, you can start a small business. And by doing so, you can start selling most of the products or services mentioned here.
5. Create and sell graphics, images:
Graphic arts and images could be created and listed on various platforms to sell online.
These could be in the form of scrensavers, wallpapers, symbols, icons, textures, decorative/artistic images, shapes etc.
Your earnings will depend on your level of creativity,
How you can earn:
Firstly, you need to register with portals where you can sell the graphics/images. Then you need to create the store by uploading your graphics and start selling online.
Some portal charge you to open the store, while with some portals, you have to share the earnings per sale.
You may open the store on Sellfy, which charges for opening the store.
6. Video Tutorials (Sell or monetize):
If you feel that now you understand Photoshop and its key skills so well, that you will be able to teach effectively to new entrants or scholars and they will get benefitted by it. This could prove to be a great tool to earn money on regular basis with great Photoshop and oratory skills.
Check some top videos on the topic and make your own video tutorial to teach Photoshop photo editing.
You can do it in two ways:
- By uploading on Youtube and later monetize it. Thus you have to apply for
Youtubeadvertising program, known as the YouTube Partner Program
- Sell it on popular platforms like
skillshare, Udemy, Fiverr, Sellfy etc.
You can record your video tutorial or course on Sellfy, where you can sell your digital products online. This is a great platform for selling of video/image content. Furthermore, Sellfy works great with website builders like WordPress, Blogger, Wix etc.
7. Photoshop Photo editing course or tutorial
Apart from video tutorial, you can create a systematic fully-fledged course along with chapter wise tests. While doing so, one needs to update the course on a regular basis. That is required with the introduction of latest Photoshop version/s and you may also incorporate some latest trends of the industry and claim it fully updated.
In three ways you can earn money with Photoshop tutorial:
- Sell the course on platforms like Skillshare, Udemy, Fiverr etc.
- Launch a website and get people registered for it by paying the fee.
- Open a tuition class and get people enrolled for it.
8. Create and sell Fonts:
There is great demand for various creative artistic fonts by publishers and media companies.
Font plays a vital role behind the user to stay on your site. As a result, the business of Typography has become much more demanding, creative and attracting more skilled professionals. In addition to this, creating and owning the unique fonts could be a lifetime asset for designers.
We hereby enlisting few good portals, where you can sell your premium quality fonts:
9. Sell your stock of Photographs:
If you are inclined towards the world of photography, photoshop, and photo-editing, then probably you must be having your own creative and unique collection of Photographs. It is important to realize that one of the major benefits is that nobody can claim copyright on your own stock.
To demonstrate your photograph collection in a better way, you can retouch them and add some effects by Photoshop.
Further, you can sell them at websites like Fantero.com, shutterstock.com, depositphotos.com tc.
10. Create and sell various document templates
There is great demand of various document templates, which you can create and sell online.
- Cards for Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary, Thank you, Day & events, Baby Shower, Love, Congratulations, Festivals, Get well soon, Welcome, Farewell, Friendship and many more types of cards.
- Certificates, Awards
- Web ads: Social media ads, Facebook ads, various rectangle size ads
- Planners, Report Cards, ID cards
- Invoices, Tax forms, Proposals
- The media kit, newsletters etc.
You can do this either by launching your own website or on some well known portals, which includes:
- Fantero: One can make 50% to 75% of every sale depending on total achieved sales.
- Creative Market: It charges
30% commission for each sale.
- Sellfy: It charges $29/month for setting up the store for starters or lower volume sellers, with $2 as the transaction fee. In
Now, create your account and signup on these well-known platforms to get into the business. Further understand the platform well and explore it!
Considering the increasing demand of various type of document templates, selling templates is one of major opportunity to earn money by Photoshop.
11. Selling opportunity on Print on Demand websites:
Print on demand service is being offered by websites for small quantity design print orders. While products & shipping are all handled by a third party. In other words, you need not
Your supplier takes care of order fulfilment, while you can focus on selling.
Why & What you need to do: Are you good at creating art designs, templates for Books, Calendars, Apparels etc.? If yes, then by using Print on demand, you can get the monetary support & an opportunity to get noticed by across the Globe audience.
Firstly you have to upload your designs on websites and you get paid once any company uses your image/design.
What all you can sell here: Apparals (Designer clothes, T-shirts etc.), Books (of various sizes, bindings etc.), Calendars, handbags, Jwellery, clocks, shoes.
Let’s have a look, how one of the leading Print on Demand website Printful works.
As can be seen in this video, Print on Demand offer a great opportunity to creators.
Let’s have a look on top POD websites:
- Printful: Firstly, you need to create your account, the next step is to choose from the list of e-commerce platforms and choosing the niche from around 115 niches. Then by using tools like Photoshop, create designs. Finally, make your product ready and complete the remaining part, which includes price/shipping calculation etc. to list the product.
- Other good platforms for Print on Demand include- Printify, Fine Art America, Redbubble, Society6.
You may do this as a side business to earn money online with Photoshop skills.
12. Create and Sell Website Themes
This is a very lucrative and highly rewarding work for Photoshop specialist, as can be seen, that it is always in demand and a good website theme could be comfortably sold at $100 or more.
Also, it won’t take much time to create the website template. For instance, within a day you can create a 5-6 page website theme/template.
You can sell your themes at many platforms, which includes:
13. Sell Vector/Icon
These days marketing agencies/companies are using the Vector Art in the promotions, as it increases the effectiveness of campaigns. For instance Vector Art allows you to resize of the graphics without compromising the integrity of the original image.
In short, it can be said that you can magnify or resize the vector art, without getting it blurry or fuzzy, which make it a better quality graphic for
You may start selling Vector Art at various platforms:
14. Sell your Art designs
You can create art designs like paintings, canvas for magazines, postcards, posters, greeting cards etc. and earn money with Photoshop skills.
This could be done in few ways:
- To demonstrate your creations, open a Webstore. Henceforth use it to sell your own creations and write blogs to support it. In addition to this, you may earn a commission by selling products from top graphic selling websites.
- Sell your designs on various leading platforms and earn commission at per sale basis.
Use platforms like Fine Art America to sell your Art designs.
15. Become an affiliate to promote content on Photoshop
As a Photoshop expert, if you feel that you have got good writing skills and social media following, then start writing and promoting other websites products. By doing so you can earn money with Photoshop hands-on and knowledge.
In below mentioned table, against each Affiliate category, all related websites are mentioned.
|Promote and sell services offered by other Freelancers||Fiverr|
|Websites to open your own store and sell:-|
Graphics, images, website themes etc.
|Shopify, Sellfy, Ecwid|
|Sell at marketplace websites:|
|Creative Market, Fantero|
|Print on Demand websites||Printful, Printify|
|Sell Vector Art||Iconfinder, Creative Market, Fantero|
|Sell art designs|
One need to get registered and start promoting the products/services offered by these portals.
We hope that by now you have got the idea about the potential of Photoshop to earn money, only if you are serious about it!
There is no better time to start a good thing, which can benefit you with a good monetary support system. Chiefly you need to make a commitment to yourself to put 100% effort and religiously get into the full-time or part-time job/business to earn money by Photoshop and photo editing skills.
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