Have a large Instagram following that loves your photography? 8×10 is a new app that was made to help you easily earn money by selling your fans framed limited-edition fine-art prints of your work. Sales are launched through a single Instagram post.
Here’s how it works: first, you select the photos you’d like to sell in the 8×10 app and set the terms of your offering — you can decide things like how many prints you’d like the sale to be limited to, how much each print should cost customers (you’ll also see how much profit you’ll make from each), how many days the sale will run for, and even a charity to donate the proceeds to (if you so choose). You can even add a signature to your prints, inputting it through the app.
The sale is started when you post it to your Instagram account.
Your fans are informed, and they can visit the sale page through your post. A single, efficient purchase page is launched when followers click through.
On your end, there’s a sales tracker to give you a live look at how things are going:
After you make a sale, your proceeds are deposited directly into your account in 14 days.
8×10 is targeting photographers who want to begin selling work to online followers without having to go through the hassle of setting up a dedicated website or online store. The service is 100% free, and the company makes money by taking a cut from sales. You can try it out for yourself by downloading the app from the iTunes App Store.