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« on: April 03, 2018, 09:42 »
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I love photography and I love stock. I hear and read so many forums and comments about microstock.. even stuff like "scam" and what not. I guess the question everyone wonders is if you can make money from stock even now in 2018.. So I decided to sincerely help new photographers as I always help anyone who emails me and asks questions. I did create a video on this and I am being as honest as possible and hopefully help... again, I am not promoting myself or anything like that but after 11 years I feel like I need to step out and just overturn all the bad stuff I hear...  if you guys can let me know what you think it would be greatly appreciated... again, I am sincerely trying to help out... VIDEO is here newbielink:https://youtu.be/10JSRmxG0aA [nonactive]
Thank you Zdenka


« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 09:49 »
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I am not promoting myself or anything like that

OK.  :D

What I think?

I think that promoting selling stock is probably the worst thing you can do if you plan on continuing selling stock.  :P

« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 13:45 »
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I love photography and I love stock. I hear and read so many forums and comments about microstock.. even stuff like "scam" and what not. I guess the question everyone wonders is if you can make money from stock even now in 2018.. So I decided to sincerely help new photographers as I always help anyone who emails me and asks questions. I did create a video on this and I am being as honest as possible and hopefully help... again, I am not promoting myself or anything like that but after 11 years I feel like I need to step out and just overturn all the bad stuff I hear...  if you guys can let me know what you think it would be greatly appreciated... again, I am sincerely trying to help out... VIDEO is here https://youtu.be/10JSRmxG0aA
Thank you Zdenka

Well, I've only been a half year (6 months) I have a portfolio of approximately 650 photographs per agency (SS, IS, AS,) and I have already paid my first 50 dollars of Shutter and it seems that this month I will do my second payment of a little more, if You can win but it's a lot of work at first, Luck !!

Brasilnut

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 14:54 »
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Hi Zdenka,

Thanks for your video - very interesting serving as an accurate starting point for those considering starting out at this difficult game. I agree 100% that high-value commercial stock requires the key ingredients of both "simplicity and realism". This is illustrated nicely by your hair images and yoga shoot. Well done and thumbs up!

All the best - Alex

« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 15:08 »
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Well done,
interesting video

« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 19:10 »
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After 11 years you can be positive especially after creating such a marketable port.

However, for a newbie you make it sound almost effortless.

You say that after just getting your first dslr camera which you didn't know how to use well, the reasons you got into microstock was to get published and to start making money right away.

Very often when our work is published, we remain largely anonymous as the publishers often don't give us any credit and of course we don't make money right away, I mean decent money. If just starting in microstock it takes years to make decent money.

I did however like that you showed us your first shoots and you mentioned how badly they flopped, which was bringing it back to reality.

At around 8 minutes you say " this is my passive income, I don't have to do much and the money is still coming in."

You have almost 15000 images on ss, there will be images you sent too which were never accepted, which I think you mention. As far as I know you work alone. You have done a lot of work. The point is, it is work like other jobs. You work and then receive an income. The difference is you work by your own timetable and not the timetable of a boss, but it is work none the less. I find too that my earnings will drop if I have several months of not uploading, so to keep the revenue at a high level you have to keep on working. I would say a truly passive income is putting money in shares or a high interest account.

I did enjoy your video and I'm looking forward to the next ones. Your success is well earned. Well done!

« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 06:22 »
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Thank you for your video. I'm a supernewbie and started on SS pretty much as you did. Saw my first few sales and it's encouraging, especially in the direction of taking better photographs. Income wise I guess it's early to speak but I noticed that if I don't "feed" SS, SS doesn't feed me.  ;)

Thanks again for your video an the encouragement.

Andrea

newbielink:https://www.shutterstock.com/g/ombraestudi [nonactive]

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 23:25 »
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I am not promoting myself or anything like that

OK.  :D

What I think?

I think that promoting selling stock is probably the worst thing you can do if you plan on continuing selling stock.  :P

So you're saying helping your competitors for free is a bad idea?

« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2018, 04:42 »
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I am not promoting myself or anything like that

OK.  :D

What I think?

I think that promoting selling stock is probably the worst thing you can do if you plan on continuing selling stock.  :P

So you're saying helping your competitors for free is a bad idea?

Not if you tell them all wrong. :)

« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 09:53 »
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Can't agree with every single point, but your video is a gem!

« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2018, 09:54 »
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I love photography and I love stock. I hear and read so many forums and comments about microstock.. even stuff like "scam" and what not. I guess the question everyone wonders is if you can make money from stock even now in 2018.. So I decided to sincerely help new photographers as I always help anyone who emails me and asks questions. I did create a video on this and I am being as honest as possible and hopefully help... again, I am not promoting myself or anything like that but after 11 years I feel like I need to step out and just overturn all the bad stuff I hear...  if you guys can let me know what you think it would be greatly appreciated... again, I am sincerely trying to help out... VIDEO is here https://youtu.be/10JSRmxG0aA
Thank you Zdenka

Well, I've only been a half year (6 months) I have a portfolio of approximately 650 photographs per agency (SS, IS, AS,) and I have already paid my first 50 dollars of Shutter and it seems that this month I will do my second payment of a little more, if You can win but it's a lot of work at first, Luck !!
Wow, your port must be good to have payments already with not sooo much pictures.

Enviado desde mi ALP-L29 mediante Tapatalk


« Reply #11 on: Today at 18:52 »
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Not sure about 2018 but here's my video on making bank in 2019 :-)
newbielink:https://youtu.be/BdRxcegTDWc [nonactive]


 

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