To be completely honest, this is still very much a work in progress.
Back in 2016, along with trying to figure out the freelance writing thing, I also attempted to navigate the online store/photography thing. I came across the website SmugMug in 2016. I had no clue what I was doing as I uploaded a collection of photos I took in 2015 and from an OBX trip in 2016. I clicked a bunch of buttons, didn’t really do any research, and hoped for the best. The same with writing. It was basically hit publish and hope for the best.
Flash forward to 2021. I never deleted my SmugMug website and continued to used it as a space for storing my photos and a portfolio for the ones I really liked. And those photos just sat there. People could download them or try and order a print and nothing would really come with it. Thursday, after researching some options and debating the idea a bit more seriously, I upgraded my plan so I would be enable to sell those photos I have left open for the past five years.
Do I expect anything to come of it? Not much right now, but I hope it might do something one day. I have only recently tried to grow serious about the craft with investing in a new camera and learning Adobe Lightroom. Even with learning freelancing and online selling, there is a lot to learn do. I still haven’t done a lot, and still have a lot to learn. With the creation of the store, I hope to capitalize on what I have done and build from there.
Check it out if you have a moment. I would love to hear your feedback.