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« on: July 22, 2011, 04:54 »
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Hi all,

Quite a few of agencies provide API so that one can have a website with their image database.

Anyone had experiences of these? i wonder do we need to pay them for becoming a reseller? what i know is fotolia has details on this reseller API on their page, how is it compares to other website? can we have a website with few database from different agencies?

One can only earn by the referral commission as a reseller website, right?



« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 11:44 »
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hi zager, thanks for the advice. I know it is not going to be easy task, but just try to learn about it. I understand the traffic to the website and the marketing is very important, a good stuff can sit there for years, but a website with traffic will sell something..

but i kind of think that it is like opening a franchise, there is always a market there.

Hi mtkang. My advice should help you decide as we run an agency that incorporates several API's into one site.

It's fairly easy to do affiliate stuff, but running your own website might require a bit more technical skills and a good hosting company if you take it seriously. Still, even that the tech side is a must, itself will not make you money until you're great in marketing and promotion. It's the same everywhere. You can have a perfect technology but if you're not smart in marketing (and believe me, a lot of ideas were invented already) you might just loose your money and time.

There are several agencies that were in your position 5 or more years ago. Some are still operating at a loss. Some are closed already. And I guess only a few of those made it to black numbers (positive cashflow).

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