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Author Topic: Are you on Flikr? Are you making money there?  (Read 12424 times)

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lisafx

« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2011, 22:41 »
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I am in the same boat as most of you.  Would love to have enough time in the day for everything.  As it is, I have to weigh possible gain vs. time spent.  

I do remember when I was doing this for fun, though, and I miss those days.   Now I am having to try and discipline myself to spend time on things that will help my business.  But I keep coming here because it is my guilty pleasure, and I can justify it because of the good info I find :)
« Last Edit: May 03, 2011, 22:43 by lisafx »


« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2011, 08:24 »
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If the only way flickr would bring me sales was if I was involved in the community, I wouldn't bother.  Who has time for that?  Reading posts in here is a stretch most days.

Amen to that.

« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2011, 09:18 »
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Thanks for the great tip about groups, Helix. Just added images to two large graphic design/vector groups.
Right now my most viewed image has 51 views. Should be interesting to see if there'll be any significant changes after this !

I too don't want to spend too much time getting involved with the community, but my take is it never hurts to have a presence...
« Last Edit: May 04, 2011, 09:20 by ThomasAmby »

« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2011, 15:22 »
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A photo buyer here, piping up to say that I used Flickr Groups regularly to hire photographers. The best groups to join for someone looking to hire you locally are groups for the nearest city (ie: Cleveland, Atlanta, etc.) And! The biggest, and most obvious tip I could give would be to put your location/contact info on your profile, even if you don't update often.  Quite often, I'll find a great person with zero info that doesn't seem to answer their FlickrMail -- and I've moved on to other shooters by the time they respond.

« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2011, 19:45 »
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Just adding my two cents worth. I belong to Flickr but only for non commercial puroposes.
Your actually not supposed to use it for comercial sales. Yes you may be contacted by Getty but to get a photo accepted to Getty it can't be up anywhere else for sale. Sales through Getty are pretty rare from what I hear and most don't pay big bucks. Flickr is mostly a social photo site used by amateurs. Most of the comments and views you get will be by amateurs, not actual buyers. If you don't participate in groups or comment on others photos you won't get very many views or comments either. In short Lisa, there really isn't much earning potential there.

If your looking for alternative sites to make money on I recomend Zazzle. It actually has more income potential then microstock does now. It's a little different in that you have to do more designing rather then just the raw stock photo but if you have some design skills you can do very, very well at Zazzle.

« Reply #55 on: September 24, 2011, 23:58 »
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I'm glad there is a flickr, imagine if all those people started microstock.


 

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