Are your Instagram photos good enough to sell?
Tue June 26, 2012 2:03pm
WHO said Instagram photos were worthless? Now you can make a quick buck from your fancy-pants prints.
A new service is allowing Instagram users to sell “high-quality prints” of photos they’ve taken using the smartphone app, reports Mashable.
The service was created by Sean Broihier, a programmer and entrepreneur who also owns Fine Art America – a similar service which acts as a marketplace for artists and photographers to sell their pieces.
“Creating Instaprints was a natural extension of what we’ve been doing with Fine Art America,” Mr Broihier told Mashable.
“With Instaprints, we are offering the exact same functionality to Instagram’s 40+ million users.”
Instaprints will allow Instagram photographers to sell their photos as framed prints , canvas prints, greeting cards and posters.
According to Mashable, Instaprints will charge a base price for each of its products, which users can then mark up to turn a profit as they see fit. Instaprints will take the full base price, and any mark up beyond that goes to the user.
The service will also include community features, allowing users to follow other users, join discussions and comment on photos.
Prices start from $4.90 (for a greeting card) and can range anywhere between $50-$ 60 depending on whether you want your image framed.