Being a modern-day creator rarely comes with a handbook. Sure, there are a multitude of ways that you can sell your content online, but figuring out where to start can be one of the hardest challenges. At its very base, being a new-gen creator is all about utilizing the creativity at the heart of your work and applying it to the monetization of your talents.
Wirestock is a platform aiming to reward creators for their talents. Through one-door access to the world's largest stock content marketplaces, Wirestock helps creators sell their content faster, easier, and more effectively than ever before. The platform’s newest feature— the Wirestock personal shop—is yet another way creators can earn money online. Combining the platform’s primary features with the ability to sell directly from your own curated space, Wirestock’s personal shop is now live! Let’s learn more about it.
Turning your photography portfolio into a personal shop.
If you’ve been using Wirestock for a while, then you might know that the platform comes with a free, built-in portfolio designed for creators to showcase their work. Compiling a visual representation of your greatest hits is always a good idea, as it helps define you as a creator. However, having an online photo gallery is only the beginning with Wirestock— the platform now allows you to transform your portfolio into your own personal shop.
What is Wirestock’s personal shop?
An upgrade to your regular portfolio, Wirestock’s personal shop is a space created, curated, and controlled by you. The shop allows creators to sell photo prints, collections, and digital licenses with complete price control and zero commission. Another cool feature is the ability to have your shop SEO optimized, making it both client-friendly and search engine-friendly at the same time.
Who can use the personal shop?
Wirestock’s personal shop is an exciting addition to the platform’s Premium Plan. Prior to the shop’s launch, premium users had access to 100 additional easy submissions, faster keywording and review, round-the-clock support, and the ability to download files with metadata up to 500 GB. Now, premium creators will have the ability to sell their content directly from their shop; a separate income stream entirely from sales made through marketplaces.
How is it different from other online shops out there?
Owning a Wirestock personal shop comes with zero commission, meaning that you will be pocketing 100% of the sales you make. Not to mention, that the shop is an add-on to Wirestock’s primary features, meaning that you will be able to earn more by combining direct sales with those made by being featured on marketplaces.
Selling prints and collections using your online photo gallery
As an artist, selling photo prints can be a great way of diversifying your income. People find immense value in owning a physical embodiment of art, helping you in turn get your name out there. And with your personal shop, selling your prints is as easy as can be—full price control, zero commission. The latter also applies to collections, which can be a great way to showcase and monetize your work thematically.
How can you promote your portfolio and shop?
Nowadays, simply having a platform and hoping it’ll get recognized is a somewhat naive approach. You need to hop on the promotion train, utilizing the power of social media to increase visibility, and, in turn, your earnings. Promoting your Wirestock photography portfolio and shop cannot be easier; simply copy your personal link and share it with friends, potential clients, and on your preferred social media platforms.
Writing a bio
Having words accompany your visual talent is one of the key aspects of having a distinctive presence online. Wirestock’s personal shop allows (and highly encourages) writing up a short bio so that potential clients get to know you better. You know, hook them in with your talent, and make them stay with your personality type of deal.