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« on: October 12, 2013, 20:40 »
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Hello everybody,

I will be very thankful for any ideas concerning the bellow-


Can you suggest any ideas to sell stock images via someone else(thus, no direct selling is involved), besides using stock agencies?

Any ideas and further details will be thankfully welcome.
 :)
Kind regards.

The illustrationist.


« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 20:46 »
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Fine Art America there you can sell printed versions of your work and you set the price.

« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 21:17 »
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Thank you for your reply.

Ooopps, I forgot to mention-
I am asking concerning digital images downloads selling (without printing)

Thanks again,


The illustrationist.

Ron

« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 02:21 »
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You dont want to sell direct, and not through an agency.

Hmmmm, that leaves out basically all options, unless I am missing something.

« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 06:49 »
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You dont want to sell direct, and not through an agency.

Hmmmm, that leaves out basically all options, unless I am missing something.

That was my thought too :)


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com

« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 08:46 »
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You dont want to sell direct, and not through an agency.

Hmmmm, that leaves out basically all options, unless I am missing something.

No, you are exactly right.

« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 09:23 »
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Thank you all  for the replies.

It is amazing that there are those two options only, isn't it?

If any alternative/creative ideas comes to mind, please share them.

Thank you.

The illustrationist.

Ron

« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 09:34 »
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Thank you all  for the replies.

It is amazing that there are those two options only, isn't it?

If any alternative/creative ideas comes to mind, please share them.

Thank you.

The illustrationist.

The only thing I can think of is burn catalogues on a DVD and sell them on a fair or something.

« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2013, 09:54 »
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Thank you all  for the replies.

It is amazing that there are those two options only, isn't it?

If any alternative/creative ideas comes to mind, please share them.

Thank you.

The illustrationist.

What are you looking for?  Either you license them, or somebody else licenses them and pays you the royalty.

Shelma1

« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013, 10:37 »
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Yeah, I'm not sure what you're looking for either, unless you expect someone else to sell your mages for you and not take a commission.

EmberMike

« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2013, 12:16 »
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Yeah I don't get the question. It's like saying "I want to breathe air, but not through my mouth or nose. What are the other options?"

There are only 2 ways to distribute images. Either you do it yourself or you get someone else to do it.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2013, 13:11 »
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If it's only the bother of actally doing the work (time, hassle, skills) of selling yourself that you don't want (?), you could pay someone to set up a site, market and maintain it for you, but that would only work if you have a large range of very saleable images.

« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2013, 13:39 »
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Yeah I don't get the question. It's like saying "I want to breathe air, but not through my mouth or nose. What are the other options?"

There are only 2 ways to distribute images. Either you do it yourself or you get someone else to do it.

Gills?

« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2013, 17:09 »
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Yeah I don't get the question. It's like saying "I want to breathe air, but not through my mouth or nose. What are the other options?"

There are only 2 ways to distribute images. Either you do it yourself or you get someone else to do it.

Gills?

Arse.

« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2013, 21:11 »
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Thanks for the posts.

 :)

« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013, 10:02 »
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Fine Art America there you can sell printed versions of your work and you set the price.

be certain to look and see what's selling there before you put any art work on their site.  Also there is something just not right about them, maybe the canned responses to every help question? or when looking at traffic to your site, people from all over the world are looking at your work but all at the same time, same day?  How do you know what they really sold of your work?  you set the price but the mark up is extraordinary.  Tried it for about a month but had such a bad feeling from them i took all down.

where would designers needing stock go if not for ss is etc?


Ron

« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2013, 10:23 »
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Fine Art America there you can sell printed versions of your work and you set the price.

be certain to look and see what's selling there before you put any art work on their site.  Also there is something just not right about them, maybe the canned responses to every help question? or when looking at traffic to your site, people from all over the world are looking at your work but all at the same time, same day?  How do you know what they really sold of your work?  you set the price but the mark up is extraordinary.  Tried it for about a month but had such a bad feeling from them i took all down.

where would designers needing stock go if not for ss is etc?

Search bots have nothing to do with FAA. I always get a human response from them. And questioning sales reports is your problem, not FAA either. Why do you think they are fraudulent? Do you have a valid reason to accuse them?

I am happy with them. They make me 100-350 dollar per month.


ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2013, 10:38 »
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FAA are not fully honest - see the referral scheme posts I've made on the other thread.
I'm not saying their position isn't fairly sensible; I'm saying it's definitely not as they advertise it. If they misrepresent in one area, and don't make changes when it's pointed out (in case it has been a 'genuine mistake') it's hard to trust fully in other areas. Their referral page still says:
When someone clicks on your advertisement and then signs up for a new website on artistwebsites.com, you'll instantly earn $5.00.
Yes - it's really that easy.   You'll receive an e-mail notification whenever a new member signs up via one of your advertisements, and the $5.00 will instantly appear in your online balance.

http://fineartamerica.com/announcement-artist-websites-referral-program.html
But the reality (and I've now pointed the anomaly out to them twice) is that they have to take out a Premium account and hold it for 30 days, then we shall see if we get the money. You'll hear me scream if not!!!
(It's not the $5, it's the principle!)
« Last Edit: October 14, 2013, 12:07 by ShadySue »

Ron

« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2013, 10:58 »
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A while back someone questioned IS about their sales reports and the answers were that even if they are shady at best, they wouldnt fool around with the sales reports. Why does FAA get a different reasoning?

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2013, 10:59 »
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A while back someone questioned IS about their sales reports and the answers were that even if they are shady at best, they wouldnt fool around with the sales reports. Why does FAA get a different reasoning?
It wasn't I who said that about iStock (I hope!)

« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2013, 04:41 »
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I am happy with them. They make me 100-350 dollar per month.

How many and what kind of images do you have wit FAA, Ron?

Ron

« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2013, 05:22 »
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I am happy with them. They make me 100-350 dollar per month.


How many and what kind of images do you have wit FAA, Ron?


Here is my port

http://semmickphoto.artistwebsites.com/

« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2013, 08:58 »
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Nice work Ron!


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com


 

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