In addition to selling photos via stock photo agencies there are a number of other ways to sell photos online. With all of the ways mentioned below you have the opportunity to build an online portfolio and can be used to handle payment processing.
Technically Advanced – Designing a customized website either yourself or a designer provides a way to have things like you want them to look. You will have full control of the content and images.The downside is the technical skills and cost of building such a site. Common site builders include Joomla!, WordPress and Dreamweaver. Payments for photos can be made via Paypal.
Photo Sites – Several companies have made it easy to put your photos online and many offer a way to sell both a digital image and actual photo. These sites handle the printing and shipping of the photos too, allowing you a way to focus on taking more photos. The downside for the more feature rich sites is that the fees are more expensive than the custom built sites depending on what services you need. While there are many sites out there, a few that have worked well for photographers are: