We took some time to figure out what we’d like to do for our grand opening for ASP. Prior to the pandemic, we wanted to do a huge extravaganza of a party but that has since changed.
That being said, we wanted to still reward new members while we also encourage photographers to join our platform. That’s why we decided to do a photo contest.
Aloha Stock Photos is a great place to earn a little extra income while you’re stuck at home. If you have photos that are in the cloud collecting digital-dust, sign-up for our Grand Opening Photo Contest and see if you may have what it takes to release your photos to the world and earn from the work you put in.
By this time, you should have access to your Dashboard.
Your Aloha Stock Photos dashboard should look like the one below:
This is where the magic happens! Looking at your dashboard, you’ll have multiple options to do all you need to get up and running.
First things first though, you want to start uploading your photos to start promoting them to make $$$.
How to Upload a Photo
From your Dashboard. You’ll want to click on the link ‘Add Photo’
After click on ‘Add Photo’ you should see a screen like the one below.
From here you’ll fill in the information to describe your photo, plus you’ll be able to manage pricing for different formats. One thing to bear in mind is that once you upload a photo, don’t worry about anyone stealing it.
Upon uploading a photo, you’ll have an Aloha Stock Photo watermark to prevent theft.
Photo Title – This is the title of your photo, what would you like name the photo to identify it such as ‘Hike in Pearl City’ or ‘Poke Bowl on the Beach’
Category – Choose a category. Here is the list of categories to choose from, select the best fit for the photo you plan to upload. Here is an example of the categories in the screen shot below.
Photo Description – Type in a compelling description or a blurb or write up that describes the photos, its uses and other information that may be relevant to the photo.
Your photo description will show up below the photo:
Pricing – There are a few fields for the pricing option so let’s dive in help demystify the columns in the screenshot below.
Name of Price Option – This is the various formats you wish to sell this photo. For the time being we recommend just uploading one file and the user can manipulate the photo as needed. Or if you’re ambitious you may edit a photo to have various dimensions. An example would be the screen shot below.
Amount – The amount of the photo is what you’ll be selling the photograph for. You may set the price as high and as low as you’d like. However, remember that this is marketplace and other photographer may be selling similar photos to yours at a smaller or lower price. Our admin staff will be around to notify photographers of price gouging and competitive pricing but the user will be the one to properly price their photos accordingly.
URL – The third and final field is the URL for the photo. Remember, whenever you upload a photo to Aloha Stock Photos, an ASP watermark will be automatically added, so you don’t have to add any type of watermark for protection purposes. That said, as you upload your photos please ensure that the right formatting, dimensions are as they are stated because if not, you will be banned from the site.
An example,if you upload a 1200×1200, 300 dpi photo and the photo is 300×300 at 72 dpi in the description, this is cause for banning a user. Also, if the description is a 1200×1200, 300 dpi photo and the user downloads a 300×300, 72 dpi photo. This also be cause for termination and you may no longer use the site.
Uploading a Photo to the URL – We use WordPress as our main engine. Therefore, the uploading process is very similar. After adding in your title and pricing, it is time upload your photo. Click on the upload button and it will open a dialog box to upload your photos (FINALLY!)
Drag and Drop the intended photo or click the ‘Select Files’ button. From here a dialog box with your File Explorer will pop-up, locate your file and then click on the ‘Open’ button on the dialog window. This will upload the file.
When the file is completely uploaded, click on ‘Insert file URL’ ensure that all information regarding the photo is correct.
Once you’ve click on ‘Insert file URL’ each field should be completed for Pricing.
You may click on Add File to add another version of the file, possibly a Print version of the file or a Hi-Res Digital Version. This choice is up to you depending on what you feel is more marketable but our guildlines remain to just uploading (1) photo and having the user manipulate as they require.
Guideline Note: If you are uploading one file, it is best to use the highest resolution 300 dpi or more with and a large size that is as large as 3,000 px in width or height.
After all required fields have been completed, click on ‘ Submit’ and view your creation! You’ll see the pop-up below if you’ve done everything correctly.
Now you’re ready to start selling! Good luck.
If you have questions about payout, commissions earnings and more visit our photographers resource section.
Aloha Everyone! We know that using a new platform can be tough especially if the user interface isn’t the easiest to navigate through. That being said, we’re here to help you get through your first photo upload.