Studio Eingana on SmugMug

Hi Everyone,

My portfolio, so far, is up on SmugMug. If anyone here is curious on what exactly SmugMug is, I’m here to help.

You should note that SmugMug is not free! This usually deters people from signing up for various photography websites, and I totally understand. There are three levels of membership. There is Standard, Power, and Pro. Power and Pro level users can customize their site anyway they really would like to. I’m a Pro user. I’m a Pro user only because you can mark up your prints for sale. Your profit is calculated as 85% of the difference between the price you set and SmugMug’s default print prices. The 15% SmugMug retains includes credit card payment fees, customer service, and the costs of administering the program. Example: You sell a 5×7 for $10.79 and the SmugMug default price for it is $0.79. The markup is $10.00. You keep $8.50 as profit (85% of $10).

Now, of course, nothing is that easy. You can’t just start marking up your work without doing the proper paperwork. Here is a direct link to the SmugMug selling page: http://www.smugmug.com/help/reporting This page contains some great info on the paperwork that you have to do.

I’m just using SmugMug now as an outlet to get my work out there. Like most of you, I’m just too busy and poor (lol) to file all these tax forms and business licensing, ect.

SmugMug
might not be for you but it’s definitely something to look at. Please let me know if you have any questions!
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