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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2008, 09:04 »
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So you never lock your car or house?

Good luck, mate.

Of course I do, for piece of mind.  But if you think locking your car or house will keep out a determined thief, then you are crazy.

And if you think that a Microstock Agency putting a watermark over your image is going to keep a determined thief from using it, you're even more daft.


« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2008, 10:12 »
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...In any case, because of the search bias towards images (and/or contributors) that have already sold on most sites it is extremely difficult for a new contributor today to "break in" and start making lots of money.  The best way to get your images noticed is to market them in some fashion yourself.  Drive traffic to them in whatever way you can or are willing.


It is hard for new contributors but not impossible.  Look at best selling contributors on istock and some of them haven't been there very long. 

http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=91126

For example, I found this persons portfolio today.  They joined June last year and have uploaded 309 photos and have had 35,643 downloads.

http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=2051513


Looks like they were lucky and have been part of a promotion of some sort, image of blue sky and clouds with 11000 views in a year, thats about 30 views a day??  :o

« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2008, 11:56 »
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Of course I do, for piece of mind.  But if you think locking your car or house will keep out a determined thief, then you are crazy.

And if you think that a Microstock Agency putting a watermark over your image is going to keep a determined thief from using it, you're even more daft.


Of course a determined thief can get anything, even if it's locked up in Fort Knox. Nothing will stop a determined thief - certainly not a water mark on an image on the web. But ...

a)  It will mean the thief has to do a bit more work

b)  You will have something in the way of proof that a theft has taken place.

If you reported a burglary to the police and then told them you there was no sign of forced entry because left your house unlocked "... a determined thief could get in anyway ..." , what do you think their reaction would be?



 

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