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Are you a professional?

Have you ever thought, are you a professional photostock photographer?

Have you ever thought, who are all those guys who are earning lots of money this way?

I did. And I have answers. They are relevant for me only but you can try them if they match you. Or you can find your own answers.

So, I'm not a professional photostocker. I love taking photos for about 25 years yet. I really LOVE it. I love the process of taking photos, processing photos for publishing, for web or just for home archive. But I ain't a professional photographer still. Not a professional photographer. Why? I don't earn money with it. I don't really want my lovely hobby to become my everyday job. I don't really want to be obliged to take new photos every day. I'm not ready for it yet. In fact I do the same almost every day, but just as a kind of relaxation, not as an obligation. No terms, no limits, no obligations to customers. And I'm not dependent of incomes from selling photos.

You can ask me now, how much have I sold? Not much yet. Could I sell more? I suppose, I could. But I don't know would I be satisfied with the result if it was the only my income, my job, whether not. Am I satisfied now? Yes, I am! I'm proud of the result every time my image is sold. I feel satisfaction, pride, I smile and I'm getting feel good for hours since then. Selling images I buy good mood and satisfaction.

So, who are all those guys who are earning lots of money this way? I'll tell you next time. Stay tuned!

Photo credits: Idruzhinin.

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January 03, 2015

Idruzhinin

Just don't give up! I'm waiting to tell us who are all those guys who are earning lots of money :) Best regards! Sure I wont! Thank you! I'll write about for sure, sorry for this delay! I swear! :)

January 03, 2015

Idruzhinin

But I wish I would sell more :) Wish you to get a success in it! :)

June 21, 2014

Lenutaidi

Yes, you could sell more, much more! Any amateur if it is persevering can sell more over time. Just keep uploading and working! Just don't give up! I'm waiting to tell us who are all those guys who are earning lots of money :) Best regards!

June 20, 2014

Gmargittai

I am with you on this. I wrote a blog few years ago abut this,
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It is good to be an amateur. But I wish I would sell more :)

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