Online Image Hosting – For Your Creations


If you don’t have a website, use image hosting websites!

You don’t have to have a web site to have pictures of your creations on the Internet.  There are plenty of free image hosting websites!

If you are going to sell your stuff online, you need to have pictures of what you have created!

I recently did a Google search to see which photo hosting site got the best reviews.
http://online-image-hosting-review.toptenreviews.com/

 

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I was pleased to see that my favorite site was #1!

I have used several over the past 8 years: Photobucket, Flickr and Picassa.

Of those 3 Photobucket has been my favorite!

Why I like Photobucket:

  1. Simple to use
  2. Free
  3. Easy to copy a URL for your image to use with other services
  4. Easy to upload images
  5. Easy to share images

Photobucket has several other great functions but most of them I don’t need and therefore don’t use.   When I go to Photobucket, there is a clear upload button.  That is the first thing I want to do is upload my images.

They have drag and drop feature which is easy to use.  I can also add from Facebook or a URL.  (You can also just open a window and pick the images to upload.)  There is a dropdown menu so I can pick the album I want to upload to or create a new album.

You can use up to 2GB for free.  If you need more space, you can upgrade at reasonable prices.

In the right sidebar there is a widget called links.  You can get links to the picture or the page where the picture is or even various HTML code.  I use the ‘Direct Link’ option 95% of the time!

Photobucket also provides a stat tracker so that you can see which pictures are the most popular and how many impressions there have been for that image. You can even track where the visitors came from.

However, Photobucket is not the only site.  This site gives the top ten for 2013 with several details of the pros and cons.  Pick which one is easiest for you to work with  and start using it!

Make sure that you display your creations/wreaths well so that others can see their beauty and want to buy from you.

Linda Joseph
PassionIntoProfits.com

 

 

2 Responses to “Online Image Hosting – For Your Creations”

  1. Cecile Moseley Says:

    Hi Linda,

    I took Nancy’s workshop last April and I am ready to start selling online. I have purchased my logo and business cards from Vista Print and also purchased a website from them that I build myself BUT after looking at your information here, I am not so sure I am using the right service. Could you let me know if they are a good source for websites – I purchased the premium package at $24.99 per month!

    Thanks so much!
    Cecile Moseley

  2. Linda Joseph Says:

    Cecile, Wohoo!! You are an action taker! Nancy and I love to see students who take action!

    So you have your logo and business cards. I would recommend that you start selling on Etsy first. I would be very hesitant to recommend spending $25/month for a website right now. (When you have started selling online then we recommend considering a website.) Your first goal is see what your audience is looking to buy. Nancy and I just published a report on “How to Sell Your Wreaths on the Internet.” You can get the report here: Free Reports

    I would recommend that you learn about Etsy, Facebook, and Pinterest in BestofNancy.com.

    Thanks for letting us know! We want to see you succeed.

    PS If you have a domain, you could just forward it to your Etsy store. If you need help with that, just let us know.

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