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Selling photos online
« on: May 10, 2018, 10:26:55 AM »
anyone ever try this? I love taking photos and have been looking for a simple way to sell my photos. There is multiple microstock sites and I was curious if anyone has tried any or Visual Society? Thanks!

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Re: Selling photos online
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 11:49:47 AM »
If you sell the one of my ass walking toward Mt. Hood, I'm getting paid, dude. Just so you know! Contact Boneaddict about this. He sells lots of photos.
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Re: Selling photos online
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 12:54:00 PM »
I'd love to help, but pretty much I'd come off sounding like a jerk, and I really don't want to.

Basically, with the evolution of digital photography and quality of cameras these days available at every Cost-co or even on every Iphone, every Tom Dick and Harry wants to make a buck selling pics.   Its a very difficult game to be involved in and to make a buck at.  Thankfully I'm not in it for the money.  I am lucky enough to have taken enough quality images to have peeked some interest along the way and its always exciting when someone is willing to pay you for your work.  I wish you luck in your endeavor.    Selling stock images is not as easy as it may seem. 
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Re: Selling photos online
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 03:17:11 PM »
Bone summed it up very well.. Iíll add to his though..
 Most guys that make money on a website like you looking into are actually loosing a lot more money than they are bringing in. They are spending money on advertising, business card and a lot of time building clientele.. then getting getting people to purchanse the images you made.. most wont pay what your images are really worth.. they donít know the time and money you have put in to even get that image.. I have sold more prints over social media and local business then I probably ever would on a stock website.. just my  :twocents: Iím not trying t scare you away from it just giving you pointers and a heads up👍🏼
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Re: Selling photos online
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 04:52:07 AM »
Also be prepared for stock sites to use language that gives away your photos without further comp.  I have a friend that shoots in Alaska and used to be on a number of sites and my son just bought a poster at Walmart of one of His photos that was uncompensated and sold to a vendor.  After he removed his approval on the site.  Direct is your best friend but price resistance is a thing.

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Re: Selling photos online
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 03:01:54 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys I appreciate the honesty. Might just make an etsy or website and sell off that. Not looking to quit my day job thats for sure, just maybe make a few extra bucks.


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