How it Works

the instaproofs process

Setting up your account with Instaproofs is simple and straightforward. These five easy steps will have you ready to successfully sell prints online and receive compensation in no time.

1 UPLOAD images

After creating an Instaproofs account, you are ready to upload your images. We offer free uploading and storage for standard images, and all of your proofs can stay online for up to nine months. This gives your clients ample time to view their images and complete their purchases.

Uploading Files


To get your images online as quickly as possible we provide an in-browser uploading application. Additionally, our site also supports uploading through other software, such as Aperture, Lightroom, and all of your favorite FTP applications.

2 PROMOTE your events

We are in the business of helping you sell your work, so we have made it as easy as possible for you to promote your events. Some of the special promotional tools that we have available for your use include:

  • Social bookmarking
  • Automated sale notifications
  • Automated event expiration notifications
  • Photo forwarding options
  • Posting options for social media sites
  • Exportable visitor email lists
  • Bulk email capabilities

Our existing users have let us know what works best for their business, and we are passing that success on to you.


When you use our social bookmarking tools and other sharing options, you have the ability to reach hundreds of previously unreachable potential clients.

3 SELL your images

With our customizable storefronts, personalized domain names, image zoom ability, automated image slideshows, and our upselling features, we go out of our way to help you sell as many of your prints as possible.

We also allow you to add your own analytics code, define your own META descriptions, and create rich-text marketing emails, so that you can easily do your part as well.

We collect the order details, we handle the payment process, and you get a nice, easy report of what needs to be printed and shipped to your clients.


When you make a sale we take care of the complete payment process, including the credit card fees.

4 FULFILL ORDERS where you want

At Instaproofs we know that you may already have a favorite lab where you like to print your photographs, which is why we don’t force you to use a certain lab. We provide you with all the details needed to fulfill your orders wherever you would like, and we allow you to handle it from there. Of course, if you would rather things be a little more hands-off for you, we offer our own fulfillment services to help you with that as well.

By allowing you to remain in control of the fulfillment process, we understand that you are able to better meet the specific needs of your customers.


Have an order fulfillment suggestion? Drop us a line and let us know what you have in mind.

5 GET PAID by instaproofs

Depending on the payment method selected for your account, you can be paid for your fulfilled photograph orders either weekly (for direct deposit payments) or bi-weekly (for PayPal and paper check payments).

Post your images, fulfill your orders, get paid. Could it be any easier? :)

Get Started Today

We are so confident that our tools, customer service, and user-friendly methods will give you positive results that we only earn money when you sell your prints.

If you are ready to improve your photography business, today. Or, feel free to fill out our contact form for more information and we would be happy to assist you!

In order to grow a business, professional photographers need to sell their work. Creating a website from scratch is a long and complicated process that requires a lot of knowledge and experience. When you want to sell photography online, but don’t want the hassle of building a website to showcase your photos, Instaproofs is the solution for you. We offer customized storefronts for your photography business that allow you to focus on honing your craft rather than dealing with the dirty work. Click the Sign Up link below to get started, today!