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5Ps of Microstock

When I was studying Marketing in school, the 4Ps were drilled into our brains. Let's go into the world of microstock and apply this.

Product - Photography/Illustration

As contributors, we are the suppliers. So make the product unique and of good quality and buyers will remember. Make them repeat visitors to your portfolio and there is a ready audience for new images in the future.

Productivity

Upload regularly. Built up a portfolio of diverse products and thus inviting new potential buyers. Quality has been emphasized over quantity. There are many here with sales double or triple the size of their portfolio. My hat is off to you. Great job, guys.

Placement

Keywords, title, description all play a part in determining what images end up after a search. The first sale is always the hardest I think. Fine tuning may help. It is really up to buyers to decide what they need.

Patience

Ahhh, patience is a virtue. Success, in whatever form you define it, don't come overnight. A lot of sweat and frustration goes into the work done here. So have faith and patience.

Perseverance

Well, if it does not work today, learn and improvise. Adapt, watch how others do it and create your own style. So, don't give up!

Most important, have fun!

Photo credits: Valentin Armianu, Eliane Haykal, Joezachs, Karen Foley, Wisconsinart.

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April 26, 2011

Chuckpee54

Great article, very usefull info!!!!!!!

April 25, 2011

Rosedarc

Nice to see your 5 picks illustrated by a good blog.

April 23, 2011

Laqhill

A great article, especially for me since I'm a newby to DT and just had my first sale..... there is so much that I still need to learn but I am loving working on it. Thank you.

April 22, 2011

Karenfoleyphotography

Thanks for using my tennis picture as an illustration - good blog! K-

April 22, 2011

Joezachs

The last line says it all "Most important, have fun!"
If you enjoy what you do then there is always scope for improvement.
All this time I used to write blogs using other's pictures. Now I see that my picture is appearing in other's blogs :-)

April 21, 2011

Kenishirotie

Nice article. Thanks for sharing marketing strategic.

April 20, 2011

Mariaam

Great article!

April 20, 2011

Elianehaykal

My cat :D
Good blog - thank you!

April 20, 2011

Sobek85

Nice article

April 20, 2011

Luissantos84

there were also the 7P´s, good times!

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