Hello, my Lovelies!
Today, I want to talk about why bloggers should have a photography website. I know what you’re thinking. OMG! I already have a million things on my plate! How am I supposed to add a photography website too? The answer is pretty simple really.
Bloggers are some of the most crafty DIYers out there. Often, we have taught ourselves web design, basic coding, beginning photography, and marketing principles. ( I know… there are a ton of other things we’ve taught ourselves, but that’s another story for another day:)
Photography is a big part of blogging.
When you’re still a blogging infant, it’s not always financially feasible to buy the photos your blog needs. Being awesome problem solvers, bloggers often learn basic photography to fill their blogs photo needs. And sometimes, something amazing happens… Suddenly, your photos are getting you noticed.
“Your photos are your blogs diamond bling.” -Nicki
You either fall in love with the photography aspect of blogging and take amazing blog photos, or you struggle and choke your way through it until you can just buy them. Either way, your photos are your blogs diamond bling. For those of you that have learned to take great blog photos, congrats! You are part of an elite blogging group known as the A-team. Wait, no… That’s the movie with Hannibal and Face, the crazy guy… Oh! And in the original series, Mr. T!
So, you get my point, right?
You know who you are. I’ve seen your fancy blog posts with the amazing and relevant photos after every few paragraphs. I’m not quite there yet. BUT, I have fabulicious ideas for blog pictures. Eventually, I do hope to be in the elite blogging group whose photos are the bomb-Diggity. I know that I don’t use enough photos. I’m just getting started with the photography aspect, so please be patient.
(I do use affiliate links for products that I use, love or believe in. SmugMug is one of those things that I use and love! So I signed up to be an affiliate. I will make a small commission at no extra cost to you if you decide to use my link to check out SmugMug)
Even though I don’t have many photos for my blog, I have been working on it. While I was doing my research, I came across a fantastic photography platform. SmugMug is an awesome new photography site that’s perfect for storing personal photos through a full functioning photographers website… I signed up for the free trial and started checking it out.
This is a screenshot of my home page at SmugMug. That is just one of the cool blog photo ideas that I have. There will be plenty of photos that I take for my blog that never ever grace one of my articles. But, what if it would work beautifully for another blogger? Blogging photos are already something that I am taking for myself and with SmugMug, I can begin to create another income stream for my blog!!! I know, that realization got me pretty excited too:).
Isn’t that what many of us Bloggers preach? Multiple income streams, or ‘side hustles’ for adding both value and income to your blogging portfolio. You’re already taking photos. Why not add a means to monetize them? SmugMug offers an assortment of plans to choose from, with something for everyone.
Who needs SmugMug?
Do you need a secure place to store your photos online?
Do you need a place to make a family photo album for sharing?
Are you a blogger?
Are you a photographer that needs a stunning (yet easy to use) website to show off your work?
Do you want to sell your photos?
Are you an artist that wants to show and sell their work online?
Are you an affiliate marketer?
I could go on…
But, if you answered Yes to any of the above questions, you NEED SmugMug.
Let’s start with personal use.
Your Personal online photo album.
Let’s start with the choice of many different stunning themes. With dozens to choose from, you’re bound to find one that you love! Once you’ve picked out your theme, find a gallery that you love. With simple drag-n-drop design options and billions of font and color choices, you will have a personal photo album worthy of envy.
Don’t neglect your videos! Keep your videos safe and watch them anytime with hi-resolution replay.
SmugMug is perfect for gift-giving. With over 600 products to choose from, turn your photo into the best gift ever!
SmugMug offers the latest in industry standards for safety and privacy. With so many features, you’re bound to fall in love. Start your free trial at SmugMug today!
Need a professional site for your photos or Artwork?
You’ll be right at home with SmugMug. Easily create a professional website (custom domain options available too) that’s sure to get attention! Customize at every level and grow your photography business with all the needed tools. From an easy to use shopping cart to SEO management and marketing, your online success is just a click away at SmugMug.
Protect your work, sell your photos, track your efforts and excel at SmugMug. There are many reasons to choose SmugMug, but for me, it was the ease of use. Selling my photos online is only a small part of my blogging empire. I needed a fast and easy way to make my photos work for me in more than one way. For me, the choice was easy. You don’t have to take my word for it. Check it out for free. You need it… and you’re gonna love it. Check out SmugMug for your professional needs.
Bloggers and Affiliate marketers-
My lovelies, this is an awesome program. Not only can you sign up to be an affiliate but you can sell the photos you already take for your blog! You don’t have to do both just because I am;) The affiliate program is top notch, and they have a dedicated affiliate team to tend to your needs. Did I mention they’re super responsive? I emailed a question and received a quick and helpful response.
This is an amazing program for bloggers. On my personal facebook page (that we don’t spend time growing or adding) I bet I know at least 3 photographers! I bet that you also know several people on your friends and family list that are photo hounds. This is a super easy program to market because you can write about 20 different articles based on SmugMug alone.
Get in on a fantastic affiliate experience now, at SmugMug.
Eventually, everyone will have a photo website. Some will never need more than a personal photo album to store all of their photos while others will love the ease of monetizing, even if they’re not professional photographers. Stay ahead of the crowd and get yours started today!
As always, comment below or hit my email- Nicki@licensetoblog.com.
Watch for updates as I learn and grow my SmugMug account!