Make Money Editing Photos

Photos can be a real way of making money. If you do not want to make money by offering photo shoots, you can earn your wage by offering to edit photos.

Strong editing and creative skills in photo editing software can open career possibilities for you, whether you want to do it on a full-time basis or as a part-time business. Image editing can be complex and can require extensive time for the basic user to learn to navigate the program. You can offer your expertise in altering and editing photos.

Step One

Learn the basics of photography. You may be an excellent user of the most popular editing software, but it is important to understand how photography works and the equipment which is used. You can use this knowledge to improve your editing work and it will show.

Have a voracious appetite for reading and browsing through images. Read lots of books on the subjects of photography and image editing as well as looking at industry specific magazines.

Step Two

70706_photoEnroll in photo editing classes at your local community college or an online course. Find a software program you want to use and take a class in how to learn to use the software. Become an expert in your field by practicing your craft. You will want to learn how to restore photos, photo repair, photo-manipulation, and image editing.

Step Three

Purchase the computer software which you have compared against other software programs. Know where the balance is when editing. You don’t want to overdo an aspect of editing and have your work come across as gimmicky. You will need to have an updated computer to run the software. It is also a good idea to own a color printer.

Step Four

Check with your local government about setting up your business. There may be applications to fill out and fees to be paid. Determine what your requirements are for beginning a new business. You may need to be licensed and bonded. Some states require you to register with the state as well.

Step Five

If you can afford to spend money on marketing, then you should consider creating a website to showcase your work. Upload your best work for an online portfolio. Add a shopping cart to your website to encourage transactions online.

Have color brochures printed, presenting many photos of different age groups you have taken. Make sure you have personalized business cards made.


You can make money by removing unwanted people and objects from a photograph, inserting someone or something into a photograph, repair over- or under-exposed photos, convert colored photos to black and white or do something as basic as removing red eye from photos. You can also do color correction, background change, contrast adjustment, and size enlargement for your prospective clients who bring you their photos. With training and practice you can offer high quality work at reasonable prices. Strong editing and creative skills in photo editing software and with equipment you may already own, you can open career possibilities to become an entrepreneur.

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  1. Annelle Hagey says:

    I really love this article it gives me alot of help in making money online and am also earning from it thx keep up the good work…

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