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Where I'm doing wrong?

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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 08/16/2013, 11:35:12 AM by Bradcalkins

Originally posted by Pulsar124:
Quoted Message: ^ This is one of the things which make me reluctant to quit exclusivity at DT. As I described in my older thread, I did seem to stumble upon a nice niche - IT (datacenter) photos, which pay 23x more per photo than anything else I upload. (Mostly in credits BTW.) This might sell as well in other agencies - but who knows? I am not sure I want to take that chance. Not yet anyway.I guess I`ll see if the new 5-10 photo subs package make a dent in my earning this quarter, and if it does, then I`m quitting the exclusivity. If things are actually improving, I am willing to stay, and should probably contribute more IT photos.


My 2c is that if you go non-exclusive you will only do well elsewhere if you upload a lot more per month than your average suggests. On DT, older images still sell well, but on other sites they only seem to do well if you maintain current uploads to get 'exposure'. Plus, DT rewards the individual images, while almost all other sites reward overall sales volume, so a small portfolio will struggle to rise through levels over time. That is the biggest plug I have to stay exclusive :)
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Fred11
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Message posted at 08/16/2013, 12:31:52 PM by Fred11

Originally posted by Pulsar124:
Quoted Message: ^ This is one of the things which make me reluctant to quit exclusivity at DT. As I described in my older thread, I did seem to stumble upon a nice niche - IT (datacenter) photos, which pay 23x more per photo than anything else I upload. (Mostly in credits BTW.) This might sell as well in other agencies - but who knows? I am not sure I want to take that chance. Not yet anyway.I guess I`ll see if the new 5-10 photo subs package make a dent in my earning this quarter, and if it does, then I`m quitting the exclusivity. If things are actually improving, I am willing to stay, and should probably contribute more IT photos.



Well under the present stock climate I would certainly NOT quit exclusivity. The grass isnt greener anywhere right now and you know what youve got but not what you are gonna get, right.
I would persevere here at DT. good agency, good sales, good RPI, etc and they dont mess with the searches every five minutes.
What more do you need.

best of luck.
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Alvera
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Message posted at 08/16/2013, 18:41:24 PM by Alvera
You are not wrong. Landscapes and nature photos like yours are cheaper on other sites - at high resolutions, 'coz nobody buy nature for web usage. They use them for print, wallpapers etc.
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Debramillet
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Message edited at 08/17/2013, 09:54:34 AM by Debramillet
[quote from Ladiras81
.Therefore, I don`t know, maybe I should look at that from another perspective and conclude that here on DT I have normal sales for my portfolio while on the other agencies I`ve been just lucky.
Ladiras81, I was exclusive here til a year ago and have about the same amount on a lot of the other sites but sales on the others is somewhat slow so I do believe its just a matter of time


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