Contributors shape the market! - Dreamstime
I'm writing this blog because I believe there is wave of strange behavior from some contributors that is affecting the Microstocks Market in a way or another.
This concerns everyone, but specially non exclusive photographers or those who might think of being non exclusives in the future.
Yeah I believe in free competition, but you should be concerned about your numbers & what you gain by the end!
When someone informs you about a new agency called greenbananastockphotos (Hope I'm not violating any trademark), some contributors blindly join thinking it's an opportunity to get another source of cash through images! Will it might be, but, you have to consider some things before you join:
ie. Your sales might drop on the top agencies, if buyers switch to new agencies, while buyers can always remain in fewer solid agencies, which will give you more stable income where you are selling at the moment.
2- What's the payout amount of these new agencies? You might be happy to make a couple of dollars when you join on there, but the question is, will you ever reach a payout with them?
Many new agencies had closed their doors & left the contributors without receiving the small amount they made in sales as it was less than the payout!
3- Why top contributors are not the first to join new agencies?! Yes mostly they know about them & they like to gain more & spread their successful experience, but they have a market to keep balanced before they risk it & join any new agency!
Will you choose to publish your images on an agency that almost giving a print size without protection?!
Some weak netzins might find this agency as a source of getting your images for free with a little crop or some small cloning!
We really have to be careful with what we do, cause it really affects the market & sales! I'm not saying to put all your eggs in one basket, but make sure to be smart while distributing your images.
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