We are glad you joined us and we will be even happier if you sell your photo(s) on Foap, that’s why we’ve prepared some tips on increasing your selling chances. Check them out below:
- Join missions if you want to earn money faster
Join missions if you want to earn money faster
When you upload photos to your profile you need to wait for someone to find them on the Market and buy them. When you join Missions (special contests) you will know if you sold your photos in 1-4 weeks.
There are a few types of missions available: Free (you can join them for free), Premium (rewards are higher, but you need Foap Coins to join), Product Sampled (you will get a product in exchange for photos). Learn more about Missions.
Most missions have very specific requirements so make sure to read the brief and follow all of the instructions carefully.
- Upload good-quality photos and improve your photo skills with Foap Academy
The more good-quality images in your portfolio, the better. There are thousands of photos on Foap and our buyers are browsing through them constantly to find the perfect image answering their specific needs. By uploading only good-quality images you increase the chances that someone will like your photo.
Our Foap Academy tutorials should be helpful in increasing your photos’ quality, check them out under this link.
- Make it diverse and authentic
Try uploading really different pictures to maximize your chances. Sticking to one subject limits the number of potential buyers. Upload your photos from vacations, from a barbecue party with your friends or from your morning walk with your dog. It’s all about authentic images showing everyday situations. You can use agraphic software for small improvements, like changing contrast or brightness, but be careful - your photo should look natural and authentic.
- Add relevant tags
Tags are keywords that you can describe your photo with – they make it visible in the search on the Foap Market, so it’s really important to tag your photos properly when you upload them to your profile. You can add from 5 to 100 tags to each of your photos. It’s best to add as many tags as possible, but only those that really describe a photo in a relevant way.
- Don't use watermarks
All photos uploaded to Foap are stamped with a watermark that is removed automatically for the buyer when a photo is purchased. There is no way to remove a watermark that you apply yourself before uploading the photo which renders the picture not suitable for use right after purchase. Watermarked photos can’t win missions also.
- Get inspired
Flowers are beautiful, but let’s be honest – how many brands are using flowers in their communication? One of the best ways to make your photos more attractive to buyers is analyzing the photos which have already been sold in “Sold” tab in the “Explore” section of the app (or on our website under “Trending Images”) and the photos which have won the Missions (winners together with their photos can be found by opening the Mission and clicking “Winner”).
Also, it’s always a good idea to analyze the profiles of people who have won a Mission(s) or sold a photo(s), as they usually have more good photos which can help you increase your own photos’ attractiveness.
- Engage with the Community
Foap is a Community of people passionate about photography. We all share the same passion, learn from each other and improve our skills. Engage with the Community, start following other Foapers, leave comments on their photos and rate the ones you really like. You might learn a lot and also more people will get to know you and your photos.
Wondering how winners are chosen? Check out this article.