Online part time job idea 20: Become an event photographer

Online part time job idea 20: Become an event photographer

If you have any interest in photography at all, you might consider becoming an event photographer and selling your photos online. Think about it – everywhere you look, there are special events happening in which those in attendance would love to have photos of themselves participating. The more special the event, the more likely those people will pay you for these images.

Real world examples of event photographers

Successful event photographers are everywhere, and the good news is that with a little bit of creativity, you can find events which would be perfect for documenting. For example, did you know that there are photographers who make a living taking pictures of everyday people driving on famous roads here in the US? It’s true – they hang out on the side of famous roads (Tail of the Dragon in Tensessee, Highway 1 along the California coast, etc) taking pictures of anyone who happens to pass by. Sounds silly? Hardly! Here are two examples of guys who make a good living doing it:

Darryl Cannon –
Victory Jon –

Both of these guys sell thousands of photos to car and motorcycle enthusiasts who are willing to pay to have photos of themselves driving on these famous roads. Obviously, you don’t have to limit yourself to anything automotive or motor sports related. Sporting events of any kind are perfect opportunities to reach a large audience of people who would be willing to pay for photos of themselves “in action”.

How to sell your photos

Selling your photos online is a lot easier than you might think. With PhotoStore from, you can have a professional looking e-commerce site in minutes – without knowing how to write one line of code. Just buy the script, upload it to your server, and you’re instantly in business! To make it even easier, the guys at ktools will upload it and set if up for you if you’d like – but really, it’s so easy that anyone can do it.

Once you have your store set up, this truly is an online part time job that runs itself while you are free to do other things. It’s passive income at it’s finest!


All you really need to make this online job work is a steady stream of events to photograph. Be creative with this – sports events are good, but you could also branch out by attending festivals and concerts too.

Start up costs

To get set up and running, you’ll need a good camera and an online store like PhotoStore – both of which can be had for less than $500 combined.

Potential earnings

The amount of money you can make is totally unlimited, but the two examples of automotive photographers that we listed above prove that it’s possible to make a living doing this.

Being an event photographer is a fun way to earn money online. It’ll get you out into the world attending great events, and it’s a business that you can grow steadily over time. You might be surprised how many people would be willing to pay you for great photos of themselves participating in something special.

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