I made my first big step today by being accepted as a stock photo contributor on istockpohoto.com! I don’t expect instant gratification of course, but my goal is to post at least 10 photos every month, and eventually start making some money. I can even continue uploading photos while I am traveling. This is my first stock photo:
According to my research, the key to making money in stock will be to contribute to at least 3 or 4 different stock sites and I’ve heard uploading at least 10 photos a week. I’m not sure I can commit that much time right now, but my goal of 10 photos a month to this one site should give me a good start. I’ll try to get on a new stock site each month too.
I’ve also been working on getting my freelance writing career off the ground, since that is another job that can be done from anywhere in the world. I have been bidding on jobs using guru.com. It’s not going great at the moment; I am about 0/30 on my proposals, but I’m not losing hope. I’ll get there eventually.
Wish me luck!