I have a professional site on Smugmug, which I use to host my best photos at a high resolution, and, although I keyword the images and make them available for search, I had pretty much given up any hope of selling images via the site. I had set the pricing at about 50% more than the cost of the prints, and was extremely pleased to see an order placed this last weekend for $90 worth of prints. Some were simple 4 x 6 prints of my photo trip to Poland (Photographers guide to Warsaw available here!), but I was glad to see some large sized prints suitable for framing – three 12 x 8 and one 20 x 16. Total profit after the Smugmug fees – $52! In a Pro account, you can set a delay between when the order is placed and when it is printed, and so I was able to do a bit of work on the larger prints to really optimize them for printing, and I replaced the originals so that the resolution and quality was as good as I could get it. I will have to focus on getting some more traffic to the site and see if I can get some new customers!
Here are the images that sold as large prints: