Tips on Selling Your Digital Photos on eBay
When selling or auctioning off digital photos, the first thing you should do is decide on the best category to place your pictures into. For unedited digital photos, the category is Art → Direct from the Artist → Photographs. If the digital picture has undergone extensive digital changes, the last sub-category can be changed into Digital Art.
eBay will ask the seller (that’s you!) to describe the picture. Try to be as creative and descriptive as you can to attract more buyers. Where was the photo taken? When? Include important facts about the photo, such as file size, image dimensions, image format, etc. It’s vital that you’re honest and accurate with your description and make sure you let potential buyers know that the digital photo will be sent to them through email, which is why shipping will be free. Of course, if you’d like to sell actual prints of your photos, you’ll have to adjust the cost and shipping charges accordingly. You should also include a section in your description that describes the rights the buyer has over the sold image. Also, you may like to consider creating a watermark for the digital photos you intend to sell.
I recommend 99 cents when choosing the starting bid amount for your digital photos. If the amount is higher, eBay will charge more than 15 cents. If the amount is too low, such as 30 cents, you’ll receive no profit from your digital photos because PayPal will charge 30 cents plus 30% of any amount paid to the account. Don’t expect to get rich by selling pictures on eBay. A picture that sells for 99 cents will actually provide you with a profit of about 38 cents, however, there is a good chance that the bid will go higher. And if you can sell 10 pictures, the few dollars earned can give a serious jolt of inspiration.