One should not think that a large number of views automatically mean many sales. More important would be to know about how many ligthboxes a certain image has been inserted. About your portfolio it seems to me that it has a life of only 6 months... so sales will take place in the course of the year. I think also that you should pay more attention to keywords and the texts used. For example, the photo 32049737 entitled "Cloudy dramatic sky ..." but I do not see any cloudy sky and dramatic! In the series of images of cauliflower (ID: 31866620) uses the keyword "flowers color colorfull vivid" but this is not the case .... the important keyword "GREEN" is missing. Beware of programs that automatically produce the keywords, they must be checked one by one. Finally I noted the you have sold the nice image of Budda. Also in my experience I noted that religious images sell more than others. You can try to upload more images of this type.
Your keywords are not correct so buyers will not be able to find your images. The ones who do will be mad because they will not be in the searches that they are looking for. Do your research. This plant is an ornamental kale. You have these incorrect words in the keywords - blossoms, daisy, sakura, abstract, pollen, flowers, petals, cosmos, orchard, decor, macro, border, buds, blossom. Many of your other images also have incorrect keywords.
Your wild duck is a goose. Your shot of peanuts on a wallet are not walnuts or fruits (nice concept though). Your seashell on green is not pink or a scallop. You have a pink flower labeled a rose and it is not a rose and it also has the words structure, home, god, construction, mansion, property, keywordabstract, wall, house and more incorrect words.
Your images are lovely but no one will be able to find them and you will probably have them flagged for bad keywords and penalized.
Baldas1950, Lenutadi and Red I really appreciate your help and thank you so much for pointing out my mistakes. I will certaintly be careful while keywording my images. I am also planning a schedule to correct all the wrong keywords in my images. And hey I got 5 credit sale yesterday! This is my image....
Thanks Lenutaidi, Pratik is my friend and he has helped me a lot in improving my images. All of my 177 images approved because of his helpful suggestions, I always get inspired by his success. I wish you all good luck! Thanks for taking precious time out ans stopping by.
Lenutaidi, looks like my rose photos really got you. ;) Thanks for mentioning me, you know, word of mouth REALLY matters. :) But I'm no kind of a success, not at this stage.
Harshvardhan, Red points out my keywording faults often too. I realise the importance now. Take a look at all images and re-keyword them. Helps. I'm going to do that to all my level 0 images soon. And by 6 months I had 50 sales. So it should still come I guess.
Another point, do NOT use fancy backgrounds. NEVER EVER use them. It is like throwing your work into the waste bin. Backgrounds and subjects sell great - the combination sells least of all. Upload your backgrounds for sale SEPARATELY. And subjects must all be isolated on white to give buyers the choice. You may even suggest buyers to see your background photos and pick one. Here are some potentially good images which now have lower potential, especially the businessman one:
Backgrounds are good only when they make the subject look more natural, otherwise isolated stuff seems to sell best. A glass of wine on a table or isolated on white, both may be useful, but a glass of wine with an abstract background may not be useful in most cases.
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Quoted Message: Lenutaidi, looks like my rose photos really got you. ;)Thanks for mentioning me, you know, word of mouth REALLY matters. :)But I`m no kind of a success, not at this stage.........
I think you're a success even in this stage for very well mastered various imaging techniques with different programs and software.And this is a great advantage which slowly but surely increase sales.I think you will have a great future and success in stock because you're smart,young and talented!Congratulations for professionalism and friendliness that look.Here are many professional photographers around but few friends like you.Do not forget that!:)Best regards,Lenuta!:)
Harsh, do a little research before each of your shoots. Begin to use picniche and keyword research tool. I work with other stock sites as well. Your shots are random and from the immediate surroundings. Go outside sometimes or setup a mini studio on the table in home. You have nice skills. Just expand your ideas.
Who is your group of customers? Designers in india? You have to differ between what you find interesting and what designers find interesting. The girl meditating in front of a night sky, might be an interesting composition, but not as usefull to a designer as the girl alone ( as someone above has already said). Youe landmarks, would do better being only landmarks and not fancy compositions with photographers or towers showing up in window holes. You are not showing your imagery to photographers, but producing usefull elements to designers..
Thats a big difference.
Nikon d 200, various lenses, strobes and speedlights
Quoted Message: Hey promicrostockraw, it would be more helpful if you could explai Picniche and keyword reasearch tool! What is it and how it works?
Go on picniche site and read the information on its homepage. There is search box. Enter your keyword there and click analyse. It is good tool to know the demand/supply of particular photos. It can be used for knowing what is in demand and what is not.