Photo Monetization Site Fotomoto Picks Up Steam
There are an awful log of bloggers out there that would love to make a living writing. Hell, I'd love to make enough money writing to buy a cool car or start a harem. But until the vast majority of humans realize how brilliant you are, you, like everyone else, are probably looking for additional ways to make a few bucks off of the work you're already doing. And Fotomoto may be right up your alley (assuming you have photographs in your alley of course).
Probably the easiest way I've ever seen to monetize photographs, Fofomoto allows you to put simple buy buttons under photos on your own site. These link to your account at Fotomoto and allow visitors to purchase physical prints of, or digital rights to, your photographs. And recent improvements to the site allow artists to sell directly from the Fotomoto site, without having to display their work on a third party site.
Fotomoto creates the print and ships it to the buyer (or completes the digital rights purchase), making fulfillment easy-peasy. And the cost is extremely reasonable: no monthly subscription fees, and they only take a straight 15% cut of the sale price (not profit). Shipping is tacked on top and paid by the purchaser with no markup to you or Fotomoto. Brilliant.
And, apparently, I'm not the only one that thinks so. Acording to TechCrunch, Fotomoto has picked up additional funding as well as a powerful new investor and Board member: Mehdi Maghsoodnia, the former COO/VP of CafePress. Other new advisors and investors jumping on the Fotomoto bandwagon include SGN founder Shevin Pishevar and Jaxter co-founder Touraj Parang.
This could be really, really big.