Photrade: Simplify Selling Photos

by on July 25, 2008

in Internet

I think every photographer has experimented with selling prints, mugs and anything else they can think of with their photography printed on it. It can be a good way to make a little money off of a picture that might otherwise just sit on your hard drive, taking up space. But it is a fair amount of work to do on your own.

Photrade is willing to take on the hard part of the work, for part of the profits. It’s an easy system to use — just upload your photos, set a price and Photrade will take and fulfill orders. You set the markup, and can also make a little more cash from advertising on your page. You’ll have to do a little promotion on your own, but you can get a little bit of income through the site.

The site is still in beta, but quite a few Photrade invites seem to be floating around through various invite trading sites.

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1 Krista Neher July 25, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Bram

Thanks for writing about Photrade. We are really excited about the new site and have had an overwhelming response from the photography community.

If anyone is interested in invite you can request them on the site, or send me an email krista at photrade dot com – I have a few in my personal account.

Thanks again, and please let me know if you have any comments, feedback or ideas for our site :)

- Krista

2 timsdd July 27, 2008 at 1:40 pm

I can attest to Photrade’s usefulness. It has made me a nice chunk of change thus far. More than my Smugmug account ever has :o

3 jerry July 28, 2008 at 7:39 am

I’ve been using Photrade for a little while now and must say that I am impressed by the support team and their responsiveness to user issues and their open communication with their user base.

In addition to being able to offer prints for sale on the site, they have implemented image embedding recently which will be nice for blogging and point people to a place where they can order your prints.

Photrade still has a sense of community about it (kind of that small town feel) when it comes to hospitality and friendliness, something you don’t find with some of the larger photo sites. It is well worth checking out.

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