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How to get ahead in stock photography

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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 09/20/2013, 22:27:25 PM by Bradcalkins
New article posted: How to get ahead in stock photography
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Davidwatmough
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Message posted at 09/21/2013, 04:08:23 AM by Davidwatmough
Very creative idea............ thinking might prevent brain disease as well !
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Arim44
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Message posted at 09/21/2013, 08:49:26 AM by Arim44
Great concept image, well done!
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Message posted at 09/21/2013, 10:21:01 AM by Angelaostafichuk
I agree, blogging is an excellent way to challenge yourself and pass on helpful information. I'm still trying to reconfigure mine. :)


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Lenutaidi
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Message posted at 09/21/2013, 11:01:31 AM by Lenutaidi
Nice idea.Good concept.Well done!Thanks for sharing!


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Unteroffizier
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Message posted at 09/21/2013, 20:12:37 PM by Unteroffizier
Too much advertising may not be good. Unless you are there with a mark a notch in the industry, otherwise your photos and ideas might just be good material for people to copy, modify and claim as their own.
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Alvera
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Message posted at 09/24/2013, 00:26:07 AM by Alvera
I agree with you about the time consumed. This reply is also a time consumming thing, because I am not a native english writer :) I also agree about "there may be some benefit". Please allow me to make a full report: I have a blog for about two years with more than 400 posts (DT photo with some words related). I have also an Facebook account from about one year, also a G+ account. The only thing I noticed are some referrals. But they are lazy. They register on DT and never uploaded or buy photos. But, maybe, one day they will start this business and one of them will become the next Yuri. :) Hope this will be within the first 3 years :)
And now my own conclusion: Earnings graph is a flat line in the last 2 years. I don't know, maybe only social media prevent the line to go down?! :) Who knows?! Maybe is that "wall" thing, many people described this phenomenon in stock business, when you continue uploading but the sales are the same.
Another thing: on fb and g+ I have lots of friends, but this is, again, time consuming. The real friends are in the real life. And, from virtual friends, the ones I am really attached was made here, on DT message board. There are beautiful people in this world of photography. God bless them all, it's a really pleasure to be here! You are one of them, btw :)
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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 09/24/2013, 05:45:18 AM by Bradcalkins
Thanks for the comment - Alvera. I have to agree, my friendships on DT are often more meaningful than 'friends' on FB :)

The 'Wall' is a factor in that you tend to increase you uploads linearly, but the database is growing exponentially. However, if you are in more niche areas I think you can break free from that and at least keep your earnings growing linearly...
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Alvera
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Message posted at 09/24/2013, 06:53:24 AM by Alvera
Thanks for advice. So I must upload more and more. Another myth busted, some people think that old images will grow in level and more money will come...
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Peanutroaster
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Message posted at 09/26/2013, 19:38:20 PM by Peanutroaster
LOL, I thought you were going to tell us how not to spend more on camera equipment than we make!
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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 09/27/2013, 08:20:58 AM by Bradcalkins

Originally posted by Peanutroaster:
Quoted Message: LOL, I thought you were going to tell us how not to spend more on camera equipment than we make!


This is good advice, too :)
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Jianbinglee
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Message posted at 10/15/2013, 18:57:21 PM by Jianbinglee
Thanks your advice for us. I will try it.
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Antonio1962
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Message posted at 03/03/2014, 10:21:13 AM by Antonio1962
Thanks for share your ideas.great advice.
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