I read this on a stock photography forum and I think is good to share. So:"I read a quote in the book "The 4-Hour Work Week" that I think summarizes our situation quite well...talking about why not to sell product through many distributors.."It works like this: Reseller A sells the product for your recommended advertised price of $50, then reseller B sells it for $45 to compete with A, and then C sells it for $40 to compete with A and B .In no time at all, no one is making profit from... continue reading
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I study a portfolio every weekend and I thought I'd share what I study. Not all of it, only some parts of it. I don't pick up images or artists from the editor's choice collection of featured photographers collection either....which means that the portfolios I pick are one of the least likely ones to be noticed by us contributors but they do have a crazy number of sales. Some of you may find this useful.I choose portfolios based on these points:- Artists with no message board activity- With... continue reading
I recently sold this crazy photo of myself (I was dressed up for a charity event with a disco theme) and I was really curious to see where it might show up.A Google images search took me to this site called SpiderPic.com and there it was - with a watermark -among hundreds of other images stripped from stock agency websites.This was not the purchased image, but I'm like, what the #$%## is this SpiderPic?Looking around the site I found that "SpiderPic is a price-comparison search engine... continue reading
YEAH … what a SUPER find.Ecosystem Management Case StudiesAs it was about time I thought that tonight I thought that I've have a trawl thru the net to see if I can get any positive hits …As do I often wonder, I am sure there are many others who are always wondering, if any of the images that are selling are landing up in print anywhere, or in what format they are being indeed utilized.I have found an online version of a published article "Ecosystem Management Case Studies" …... continue reading
Today I had little free time, and was enjoying soccer match and was doing some case study about dreamstime.I found some important facts, which I would like to share here.First which was a surprise, as per website out look dreamstime.com Estimated Worth $3.78 Million USD.DT gets 1726844 page hits a day.Based on BBB files, Dreamstime.com, LLC has a BBB Rating of A on a scale from A+ to F.Top Search Queries for Dreamstime.com is surprisingly dreamstime, which is 3.95 percent.Full... continue reading
The title of this blog; "Less Is More - Case In Point" refers to what I consider to be a pretty fair amount of downloads I have earned with a relatively small amount of images available...Specifically: Nearly $450.00 in earnings (523 downloads) since 2005 with a mere 31 images online. Average downloads per image: 16.87While I'm not positive that this is a great feat, it doesn't seem too shabby either. I achieved this by basically, you could say "selling out" and creating graphical images... continue reading
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