There has never in history been a better time to start your own business from home, and neither have there ever been so many possibilities open to people who would like to ditch the boss, stop being a slave to the machine and spending so much of their time every day doing things that they do not like at all, and turn a hobby into a career.

If your own hobby is photography then there are plenty of options available for you to do just this, and to harness the power of the internet to start up your own business with little or no invest and to run it from the comfort of your own home. This article offers a brief guide for the interested about the main options for how to start a photography business from home

The quickest and easiest way to get yourself started in business is to sell your work on stock photography websites. As with anything, there a pros and cons to doing this. You get the free not only to work when you want, but to some extent also to take pictures of what you want. You can start straight away, using photos you already have saved on your computer, and if you are an artistic kind of a person then you can really express this in your work. The down side is that athough you can make money, very few people manage to make a good full time income like this.

The other route would be to use online classifieds and freelance job boards to advertise your service, often for free, and to bid on jobs and find freelance work as a photographer. If you are doing this it is best to have a niche that your specialize in – wedding photography or something like, and to have some good examples of your work in this area that you can show people.