I just like words. On my eighth birthday, I received a hardcover dictionary. I sat down that day and methodically went through the tome to circle the terms I’d already been introduced to (yeah, I’m a self-proclaimed nerd). And then I would turn to a page and there were dozens more I’d never even heard of. Oh, happy day! I still have that Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (red hardcover, well loved. Not for sale.) And today? No Google Play can download a better word game than... continue reading
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Continued from Part I...Your intentions matter!Are you looking for shortcuts to make easy money online? Trying to anyhow get an image past the reviewers who seem to reject everything? It can be easily observed that many of those new to microstock photography believe that their images will be popular if they get past the review process. These intentions and beliefs do not go well with a fiercely competitive business. You must keep in mind that you should be willing to cooperate with your agency... continue reading
Above is a catchy title that most stock photography veterans would raise an eyebrow at. Is there really a winning strategy? Not really. Or maybe there is. It depends largely on your expectations and definition of “winning”. This article has been compiled keeping the new players in mind and “winning” refers to a significant growth in popularity and sales.As can be easily predicted these days, the major part of the strategy is off-camera and online. While your potential clients and opportunities... continue reading
There are a few certainties in life.Our taxes will go up, we will get old, we will die at some time, and we will lose photos.The last certainty is avoidable, at least if you follow some simple steps.First you need to make a back up plan.There are numerous ways to back up data such as CD-R, DVD-R, thumb drive, external hard drive, and cloud storage.With the costs of external hard drive storage getting cheaper and cheaper it is an attractive alternative to using CD-R and DVD-R storage but... continue reading
Whether you are a professional photographer or an amateur photographer, rating of your sales depends on the needs of the consumers. It does not matter if you have 1000 photographs and can not sell anything.In terms of selling strategies, selling a product consists of two main functions: 1) tactics and strategy. Sales strategy is the planning of sales activities: methods of reaching clients, competitive differences and resources available. Tactics involves the day-to-day selling: prospecting, sales... continue reading
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