- First of all i want to wish you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
- So, in this sweet seasonal time of year we normally think on our work and future projects. Share with community your project and ideas and/ro make your own evaluation of 2012 .
- For me 2012 was my first year in stock industry. The economic problem that we live in Portugal, the desire for new markets experience, and the need to learn more and explore concepts bring me to microstock and to Dreamstime powerful community.
With 2 months in DT and in others stock companies i have very few sales, but i´m starting now. I am uploading the best images i had in my portfolio and i got to say that most are not suitable for stock or was not been made to this purpose . Others , in my old portfolio, when i work for companies are suitable and i aftar 2 months i got some sales, not much , but i can´t complain for my start. I just sell some files in all agencies i choose to submit.
My 2013 projects .... well i will try to get images based on real live situations. Stock is satured, but live changes every day. I will try to get contracts with companies (today i got a pharmacy) that allow me to take pictures from their old and vintage objects used to work and made medicals products, and athey allow me too photograph their real workers in real work life ambient. Real people in real live....my new 2013 concept for stock . I want to take more editorial files too based on this concept .I real awant to spend more time shooting and less time in my public store.
I realize stock agencies are selling less these days. Maybe this economy problem turn designers and companies to their old files staked in hard drive or maybe the free section files could have some bad impact on sales. What i´d like to see in stock agencies, well , i suggest the end of "free sections" files and the criation of "low cost files" with better subscriptions plans instead. Buyer could get some of good images that are in free section in a based sub plan like $16 for 100 images (plans only for low cost stock)....was $0,16 for file, very cheap and better that free. Off course , files must to get some quality.....is better for seller, don´t make hard times for buyer , is more professional.....not free....In files revision DT could separate files for main collection or low cost collection and will get two kinds of market and clients...Just a Newbie idea.
I really pay, and anyone pay 0,16 cents for this files file, but they are free ..... 50% commission was a good value for both parts like $0,08 each....
Another market option:
Printable products and good´s . I think there is a very good market here. Imagine DT do a partnership with a lab (not other site, but a real lab) like Bayphoto or other. We can sell products prints direct to customer and we don´t need to see our files spread on the net in pins sites....We can sell wallets, key rings and other products to large companies in bulk or individual goods.
advantages for seller: Don´t have all the necessary work, have all DT image base of images, don´t need to buy expensive equipment.
Our advantage: We don´t sell a file one time...we sell it in bulk prints....Even we receive the same commission the file stays always here and you known how much prints it do.
OK...just my few bucks ideas, my contribution for 2013..... feel free to comment. PS: The images i use to describe my text were made by another contributors , they are not my images. I think the owners don´t mind with that , my objective is to promote and share others work and share the Christmas spirit.
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