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« on: January 29, 2007, 14:58 »
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Is it possible to sell micro photo stock account with 1000 photos .

photos are at 6 micropayment sites.

shutterstock.com
istockphoto.com
dreamstime.com
stockxpert.com
fotolia.com
bigstockphoto.com

Is it possible to sell the "business".
Which Price is Right?



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techno


« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 15:19 »
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you probably could.  It might take a contract and some private emails with the sites.. to get all the images transfered over to the purchasers account.  Or else you could just sell the images privatly and the new photog. could upload all the images themselves, although getting the images allready on the sites would be worth quite a bit.

or else the purchaser could just take over your account for a fee.

If the price is right, i would be interested.

« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 15:32 »
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why do you want to sell them?

perhaps you could list it as an ebay auction?! :)

« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 16:07 »
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The sites might not like it as most require the owner to be the photographer.

If you had it as a company, then that company could be transfered.

I think someone tried to sell their LO account once.

« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 16:23 »
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you probably could.  It might take a contract and some private emails with the sites.. to get all the images transfered over to the purchasers account.  Or else you could just sell the images privatly and the new photog. could upload all the images themselves, although getting the images allready on the sites would be worth quite a bit.

or else the purchaser could just take over your account for a fee.

If the price is right, i would be interested.
I would do it the second way, take down all the photos on all the site and then have the other person open up an account and re-upload them. Otherwise you'll run into problems with the sites. As long as you have an attorney write a contract to sell the rights to the photos you should be fine. Just don't expect the sites to help you transfer accounts they have with you.

« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 19:42 »
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you probably could.  It might take a contract and some private emails with the sites.. to get all the images transfered over to the purchasers account.  Or else you could just sell the images privatly and the new photog. could upload all the images themselves, although getting the images allready on the sites would be worth quite a bit.

or else the purchaser could just take over your account for a fee.

If the price is right, i would be interested.
I would do it the second way, take down all the photos on all the site and then have the other person open up an account and re-upload them. Otherwise you'll run into problems with the sites. As long as you have an attorney write a contract to sell the rights to the photos you should be fine. Just don't expect the sites to help you transfer accounts they have with you.

I think that is your only option, and even then, some of them might reject the photos if they knew what had happened. I have a feeling that the micro-stock dislike strongly anything that is non-standard, and if there's only the slightest chance that there will be legal problems in the future, you're out.

« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2007, 19:54 »
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If you have to re-upload all of the images, another problem could be that popular images will lose all of their momentum.  That is, if there are any images that have flames or are top-rated in the Best Match, that will all change.

« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2007, 22:36 »
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If you have to re-upload all the images, as I see micros working, there a big chance that you end up with quite a few of those rejected.
For some reason I guess is not likely that one already approved image have the same luck in a second submission, but who knows?

« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2007, 01:02 »
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give you a $1000 ... lol


 

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