Taking A Shower ..Then BOOM!
No the boom was not a fart, it was an idea! The type of ideas I rarely get.
My Thought/Idea filtering process
Naturally, mind is always running at 200MPH, don't know if it is the caffeine or maybe I got dropped too many times as a kid, but anyways, I'm always thinking of new ways to have fun and make money! 9/10 of ideas get shot down pretty fast as I start thinking of the pros and cons as well as my resources and strengths. Alot of those ideas do make it to stage 2 which is actual research on the idea, but tend to get shutdown. THIS ONE however is a bit different.
The Idea and Why
I've been shooting since 2016 with a fancy camera. Doesn't seem like much. but multiply those 2 years with 2 or 3 energy drinks a day and you get 5 years worth of content. These photos are primarily from Bay Area (East has more). I have THOUSANDS of photos, most of them edited.
Ok so fast-forward to yesterdays shower I was thinking *man I'm killing 2018 with my new photos, but I wish I took my old photos now that I'm a bit more popular in town* so that's when I was like I SHOULD MAKE THEM AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC. It's not like I'm doing anything with them now. Why not have the public download them and use for their projects, business pamphlets, school presentations and whatever you know?!
"Why do that when we can just google - Bay Area Photos-"
I'll tell you why!
I did that! The results were wack AF. Beyond that you don't know forsure if those photos are actually ok for you to reuse with modification. Now, I know what you tech savy folks are thinking again "we can just filter the images to see the images that are able to be reused".....I DID THAT. Those photos are also whack.
That's where I come in. You go to my site, search photos by City and just download what you want.
What's in it for me?
Glad you asked Tony (I swear I'm not crazy).
A couple of things.
1) Blast my name - you bet my name is going to be all over the site LOL. My name will be thrown around a bit more
2) I will include a DONATE button, for those who want to help out
3) Potential ad revenue, if you read my intro you know I'm a business guy. I know about Search Optimization, marketing, and advertising. After enough traffic comes through, i will b e bale to plugin ads and other items that can make me a few bucks like in other sites I've made
4) Traffic direction. If all goes well, it is my estimate that my website will have 5,000+ views a month (according to my keyword research and competitive analysis). with numbers like those, I can begin to experiment. Maybe I'll sell Bay Area merchandise? Maybe I'll rent web space to an upcoming photographer? Maybe I'll write articles about products with affiliate links? So on and so forth.
I'll try to blog a bout the process as I get further down the line.