Flickr is a top global photography/image hosting website that is considered to be a photo social media network where photos of your business can get increased exposure plus drive traffic to your website. It’s easy to upload photos and free to sign up, however I recommend allocated $25/yr to upgrade your account to a Flickr Pro membership. This will increase your photo account storage room that will be able to feature all of your business photos to the world (your target markets) and keep them backed up in case something goes wrong with your computer. Here’s a step by step walkthrough on how to start a Flickr photo account for business image marketing.
Five steps to getting started on Flickr
- Go to flickr.com and click the Sign up button.
- You will be taken to a new page that requires you to fill in your name, choose a Yahoo email account that will become your username and select a password. Please make note of all of your information, as this is what you will use to sign-in to Flickr. (Note: The reason that it’s a Yahoo email account is because Yahoo owns Flickr, just like Google owns Youtube.)
- Once you fill out everything properly you will get a success page.
- Now you can go over to flickr.com once again and click on the button that reads Sign In. Click in and you will be taken to a Yahoo sign-in page. Simply type in your yahoo email address and password and then click the purple Sign In button.
- Yay! You have a free Flickr account started. Now the real fun begins once your logged into Flickr. You will find yourself at your main Flickr area “dashboard” where you now have the option to search other people’s photos globally, manage your profile and/or start uploading you photos. I suggest you start by using the search bar in the upper right to find photos you would be interested in your industry or geography area. This will show you people who are sharing their photos to start giving you an idea of the quality and quantity of photos.
Have fun poking around but don’t get to serious or overwhelmed yet. I will be writing a follow up blog post about how to upload your photos with techniques to increase the exposure of them and additionally traffic to your website. This will give you increased competitive advantage for your business by getting your photos found by target markets -VS- your competitors.
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