How toResellers

dropshipping tips

If you have started dropshipping with Photo Canvas, or you are a prospectus dropshipper doing some research, it’s important to know that while you can potentially make money in your sleep, there will be work involved at first. Dropshipping gives you the opportunity to open a shop without manufacturing costs, rental costs, employment costs, and even shipping and legal costs. However, there is one part of this that does come down to you. Sales.

For a beginner, this can be daunting. How can I make sales? Luckily, we’ve got some dropshipping tips to help you win big on your sales, even as a beginner.

Dropshipping Tips

drop shipping tips

Using the information below you will be ready to reel in the customers. So let’s look at the top dropshipping tips to make sales.

Organic Sales

These are the best type of sales, because they happen automatically. An example of an organic sale is someone finding your shop on Google and purchasing your products. Here, you could have been sleeping, and you’ve made money. In order to get organic sales you need to be indexed on Google. This is simple enough for dropshippers on Photo Canvas: Once you have completed enough product descriptions that get a ‘green’ signal, you get automatically indexed.

Once you’re indexed on Google, you need to be visible, this means ranking in the higher pages through a process called SEO (search engine optimisation). In order to rank, fill your store description, product titles and product descriptions with a primary keyword or phrase that people would type into Google to find you. An example is: Silk pyjamas with flowers. Make sure this is included in the title and description (without spamming!) Your page is now optimised for organic sales.

Social Media

Make use of social media! It’s free marketing. Use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, even LinkedIn to announce to the world you are the new brand in town. Create your store and shout about it from the rooftops. To make a better impact, add photos or even videos when you market your brand, use relevant hashtags, and always entice people to click with a win for them. For example…

An Offer Too Good to Refuse

There lots of ways you can do this. Add a discount (better yet, add a time limit or day it ends to give urgency) and make it seem like the customer is winning. Of course, we know they are. But at this stage there’s lot of brands fighting for people’s attention; you need to grab them with a win. You can also do competition prizes, appetizes, or comparisons, and remember, write from the perspective of what the customer values and gains, not what you get from it.

Don’t be shy to get your amazing brand out there! If you do this part well, the profits will follow. For the photographers out there, click here to start dropshipping with Photo Canvas today. Good luck!

How toResellers

sell photo prints online

If you know you can sell photography prints online, you are already way ahead of the market. Most photographers stay at hobby level, or dabble in stock photos or weddings, very few realise you can sell your prints online as a regular income stream. The question is how to sell photography prints online? Any why should you?

Well, both the how and the why are easy to answer. Let’s start with the why. Photography is generally a side-gig. It can be difficult to maintain revenue from it, especially, (in regard to the pandemic) when the world shuts shop. No weddings, no models, and sometimes, no outdoors. Selling your photography prints online can provide you with a recurring and even stable source of income.

How to Sell Photography Prints Online

Once you have a collection of high quality, high definition photos, it is time to take it to the next level. Happily, there are systems already in place to make it easier than ever to sell photography prints online. Think about it, in the past you would have to produce your photography, manufacture a frame, print the photo with a specialist fabric printer, attach the canvas, sort out the parcel, send for delivery and hope it doesn’t get sent back. Now, with a system as easy as Photo Canvas Dropshipping, you can digitally upload your photography, sell them as your own online store, and let us deal with the rest. You are now the proud owner of an internet shop with minimal (if any) overheads. Don’t believe it can be that easy? This is how easy it can be.

how to sell photo prints online

1. Download Contrado Print on Demand on Shopify

Shopify has made headlines lately with ordinary people making a lot of money from drop-shipping (where you sell items that are being manufactured elsewhere). The site allows you to create your own internet shop and make sales; you can even rank in Google as a professional shop. And who takes care of the manufacturing? That’s where we come in.
You can download ‘Contrado Print on Demand’ for free from your Shopify store and then sync with Photo Canvas. Now, you have access to all the amazing photo canvases (plus another 400+ items) which you can design and add to your store.

2. Create Your Store

Get creative with our canvases and products and add them to your store. TIP: Write excellent product descriptions full of keywords that people will type into Google to search for your product. For example, ‘photo canvas with lake’ ‘city skyline photo canvas’ and add compelling titles. You can now sync your store with Shopify and start making sales.

3. Generate an Income

Once your store is created, customers will be able to visit your store like any other and make purchases. We’ll take of production, delivery and all the legal bits. At Photo Canvas, you get a commission between 20%-40% of the total sale, making it the highest commission on the drop-shipping market. Simply, once the ball is rolling you could be making money in your sleep with your photography.

Get started today with drop-shipping on Photo Canvas and selling your photo prints online.

How toResellers

how to make money photography

Whether you have a passion for portrait, a finesse for fashion or a knack for nature, you may feel that photography is your calling. However, you may be thinking ‘no one really makes money with photography right?’ Sure, you’ve seen wedding photographers, but (especially in a time like the pandemic) it all seems like a side joint, nothing truly sustainable. Wrong. This article will inform you not only how you can make money from photography but how you can make sustained money from photography, as if it were a wage. Interested? Read on!

How to Make (Sustained) Money from Photography

how to make money with photography

In the words of financial guru Robert Kiyosaki, don’t work for money, make money work for you. There are the standard options of making money. You can build a website or social media page advertising wedding photography. You can set up a small studio and take baby photos. You can sell photos to the press. However, this article will focus on something very few photographers are doing, and how those who are reap in the rewards.

Creating your own online store. Sounds crazy? It shouldn’t.

Most people have an old fashioned idea about monetizing passion. Musicians still look to be signed to a record label, even though 95% of record labels have shut shop since the rise of internet streaming. Similarly, photographers may look to be included in a gallery or exhibition. Once again, this is old fashioned and misses the trick: You can be the shop.

Photo Canvas are launching a new initiative. Upload your photos onto our 400+ products, create a shop with our simple setup guide selling these products, and make money with the sales. That’s consistent money. Why? Because even in the lockdown, internet shopping has thrived. Once you’ve created your shop, uploaded your designs and started the process, it will generate sales even in your sleep.
This means you’re getting the manufacturing of physical products without the costs. In fact, it’s all free. You index on Google as a professional store, and you make between 20%-40% of the total sales.

making money with photography

Your shop can include your brand. So if you are a landscape lover, why not add beautiful landscapes to our canvas range? Or if you’re awesome with animals, why not add animal photos to our puzzles, t-shirts, or duvet covers? We have over 400 products for you to add your photography to.

It’s super easy to setup, and you can rest assured our products are worthy of your photography. We make all our product range by hand in the UK; sustainable and beautifully designed. Start making passive and passion income today!

Create a Shop.

How to

how to remove mildew from canvas

Whether it’s a fabulous print of your favourite landscape or a treasured family photo, you want your canvas to always look its best. However, if you hang your print in the wrong place or don’t look after it properly, you may notice that some pesky spots of mould start appearing on it. Mildew can turn up on pretty much any surface where there’s lots of moisture, especially if they’re not cleaned regularly.

Why have I got mildew on my photo canvas?

If you’ve placed your canvas somewhere with a lot of humidity, such as a kitchen or bathroom, excess moisture and bacteria can build up, causing irritating black and green specs on your prints. Before we tell you how to remove mildew from canvas fabric easily, you should know that most canvases will remain in good condition when looked after properly. It’s best to hang them in airy parts of the house, such as a hallway. That doesn’t mean you can’t put your canvases where you’d like but for the best protection against mildew, always think about keeping them as dry as possible, especially if your house is prone to mould.

How do I clean it without ruining the photo/design?

how to clean mildew from canvas

Removing mould from such a delicate material as a canvas can be stressful. It’s different to cleaning other surfaces such as windowsills and it’s not as if you can just pop it in the washing machine like you would with any other fabric. Canvas can be tricky and needs to be treated with care. You may have questions such as what products should I use? Will using water damage it? Don’t worry – as long as you follow our guide below, you should be fine. One of the golden rules you need to remember is not to use bleach as although this is a great mould remover, it will spoil the fabric and could blemish your picture.

In our easy guide below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to remove mildew from canvas fabric without damaging it, as well as giving you our best tips on how to stop it from happening again.

Step by step: How to remove mildew from canvas fabric

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  1. Remove your canvas from the wall so that you can properly clean it and avoid damaging your walls in the process. Place it on a flat surface.
  2. Take a clean, damp cloth (we would recommend using a white cloth to ensure there is no transfer of colour to your canvas).
  3. Gently rub any mouldy areas in small circular motions to remove it from the canvas.
  4. If that doesn’t work, take a bleach free disinfectant or mould remover and spray it lightly over the affected areas (products containing bleach may damage your canvas).
  5. The mould should become dry and crumbly, allowing you to brush the mould off gently with a soft bristled brush. You can repeat this several times for more stubborn patches.
  6. Check the back of your canvas for mould and repeat the same process. Even if you can’t see it, mildew left on the rear of the canvas can spread to the front again.
  7. Wipe your canvas down with a dry cloth and leave it on a flat surface to dry.
  8. Wait until the canvas is completely dry before putting it back on the wall.
  9. If your canvas has a lot of mildew, think about moving it to a different place, such as near a window. Avoid hanging your canvases where there’s lots of moisture such as in bathrooms, kitchens or utility rooms.

Where should I keep my photo canvas print?

how to store canvas prints

After following our simple guide on how to remove mildew from canvas fabric, your picture should be mould free and looking on top form. Now you must be wondering how you make sure that you don’t have to keep cleaning it. Mildew grows on canvases when there are two things on it: bacteria and moisture. When choosing a location for your canvas, it’s best to think of how to avoid both of these things. To protect your canvas print from moisture, hang it on a dry wall in an area free of humidity and away from things that might produce excess water in the air such as tumble dryers, washing machines or hairdryers. Hallways and living rooms are usually the best locations to hang them and are an ideal place to display your beautiful prints for all to see. Never hang them in bathrooms or kitchens as these tend to produce a lot of moisture. If you want to keep your canvas in your bedroom, ensure that you open the curtains every day and regularly ventilate the room by opening windows and doors.

How do I stop mildew from growing on my canvas in the future?

As well as choosing the right location for your print, the other way to ensure that mould doesn’t spoil your photos is by cleaning your canvases at regular intervals, ideally every week or so. Spritz anti-bacterial spray onto a damp cloth (not directly onto the print) and wipe it down gently, making sure you include the top, edges and back of the canvas. Remember to wipe it with a towel after and make sure it’s fully dry before putting it back up. If you keep getting mildew on your prints, it could be a sign that your house is prone to mould. Always open windows, particularly after using the shower or when cooking. If you have extractor fans, make sure you use them or consider investing in one. Mould doesn’t just look horrible but it’s actually bad for your health as well, so it’s best to get it sorted if it’s becoming a problem in your household.

All in all, hang your canvases in an area away from moisture, wipe them down regularly and keep your house ventilated to ensure sparkling bright prints that are clean and mould-free.