What strategy do you recommend to become the most profitable with my photos and designs. Is it selling on a photo selling site like Getty? Opening a Printful shop? Selling on Etsy? Where should I focus my energy and in what order? Thanks
An artist and their art is proven by a volume of work. However, the photographer's "volume" is not everything shot but a large volume of the best shots.
So the credible artist is a specialist and the question is, what does the artist specialize in ?
With a speciality then the photographer could have a chance of success with something like the Getty photo websites.
Otherwise, consider selling matted and framed prints physically at shops or flea markets. Nothing is going to be very noticed on-line unless it is something already famous.
When researching my latest course, I visited the Alexa ranking of all of the biggest sites to sell artwork on, and came up with the top websites by traffic.
Here are the top POD sites, According to their Alexa rank: Redbubble, Society6, Cafepress, Zazzle, ArtofWhere, Pixels (Formerly FineArtAmerica, using their rank), Threadless, Spreadshirt, Printful.
Here are the top Stock Photography sites: Adobe stock, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, 123RF, Pond5, Getty Images, iStock, Bigstock, 500px and Alamy.
I recommend that you focus your efforts on these sites. Upload a batch to all of the sites, and see what does best for you.