5 ways to increase your earnings without working more

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(Image credit: S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay)

In any other profession, in theory, as you progress up the working ladder you will get paid more, while not necessarily having to work many extra hours. But as a self-employed photographer, this doesn’t happen automatically.

I've already argued that sometimes, you should work for free as a photographer. However, only working for free or a low fee won't pay the bills as the cost of living continues to soar. Earning more money as a photographer doesn’t always have to mean working more. And who wouldn’t want to earn more money for the same number of hours worked? 

Kav Dadfar
Professional photographer

UK-based travel and landscape pro Kav shoots on assignment for editorial and commercial clients, and stock for high-end agencies. He has written over 400 articles on photography, judges a major travel photo contest and leads tours and workshops worldwide with the company That Wild Idea. In 2021 Kav launched JRNY travel magazine with fellow photographer Jordan Banks.