I’m willing to bet that, when you travel, you take a whole lot of photographs of the world around you. After all, you see so many amazing sights that it’s only natural that you should want to capture them forever. But what happens to all those great travel photos after your trip?
If you do nothing more with those travel snaps than share them on social media for likes or keep them in your collection for reminiscing, you are seriously missing out. There are so many awesome ways you can actually put your travel photos to use, and many of them will actually earn you money and help you pay for your future travels.
5 Awesome Ways to Actually Use Your Travel Photos
Start a Travel Blog
Not only is blogging lots of fun and a great way to express yourself, but it can also be a good money-maker, helping you to fund your travels as you get to soak in the world. As a seasoned traveler, starting a travel blog should be the obvious choice. And it’s actually quite easy to start one. All you need to do is upload photos and musings about the places you visit, write about the experiences you have, and maybe a few good travel tips and you’ll be up and running in no time.
Keeping up with your blog and providing quality content does require some time and commitment though. Especially if you want to make some money from it.
Earning money from your photos with Clickasnap is an extremely easy way to use your travel photos for monetary gain. It takes literally seconds to upload each photo you take, and as soon as anyone clicks on it to have a look at the beauty you’ve captured, you will start earning money. Not only that, but viewers can choose to pay for downloads or digital prints of your pictures too.
If that’s not your thing, you could consider selling prints on Etsy or similar, or even selling your work in local galleries and art fairs too!
Selling your travel photos as stock images that other bloggers, magazines, newspapers, and the like can use to illustrate their writing is also potentially lucrative, but you need to choose your stock sites wisely because some of the rates offered are extremely low.
You’d be surprised how much interest there is in good travel photos!
Create a Portfolio
Using your best travel photos to create a portfolio for yourself is an excellent way of showcasing your talents. Having your best photos in a curated gallery can potentially attract paying clients who will actually fund you to travel to far-flung places and point your camera. You will need to have some objective talent for this to work though!
Improve Your Interior
This won’t make you any money or launch a fulfilling new career for you, but having your travel photos professionally printed and framed, so that you can display them on your walls is a great way to spice up your interior decor. It will also remind you of all the beautiful places you’ve been lucky enough to see.
Turn Them into a Luggage Tag
Since you do a lot of traveling, why not turn one of your favorite travel snaps into a photo luggage tag! It will look great and enable you to instantly spot your luggage. It will also serve as a reminder of fun memories. You can do this at Shutterfly.
Create a Miniature Scrapbook
When most people think of scrapbooking, they imagine a giant book full of photos and souvenirs. That’s one way to do it, but micro-scrapbooking is also an option. Consider placing your travel photos into a custom photo frame with a design representative of your trip. There are plenty of options available at Company Folders. Decorate it with stamps, stickers or other ornamentations that remind you of the great time you had. It makes for a highly portable keepsake that you can easily send to family and friends.
How do you put your travel photos to good use?