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« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2022, 04:51 »
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All the best with your Arcangel application Cascoly.

I was accepted on the third attempt when I'd included people. 

I reckon I wouldn't have been accepted without those few model released photos ...


Brasilnut

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« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2022, 05:10 »
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Working on a batch for Arcangel

@cascoly: When you're ready to submit your first batch, if you would like, first send me over the low-resolution files and I'll give you some comments.

« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2022, 14:00 »
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Working on a batch for Arcangel

@cascoly: When you're ready to submit your first batch, if you would like, first send me over the low-resolution files and I'll give you some comments.
thanks - much appreciated

« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2022, 17:09 »
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When over 13000 images bring $39, then it's time to question whether it still makes sense.
The other figures also brutallyhonestly show that microstock is a discontinued model.

Thanks for your info, Alex. As far as the trend goes, it's in line with my experience.

Indeed, probably time to pack it in soon or relegate it to some sort of masochist hobby.

If I do ever decide to commit to Microstock I'll have to have a business strategy like Kaspars who I interviewed in January.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2022/01/10/interview-with-kaspars-grinvalds-lifestyle-microstock-photographer/

The guy is a Microstock beast and earns regularly EUR 4K a month on "just" 9,376 images and 4 agencies. His content is really technical excellent with trending concepts.



I've had a look at the portfolio, Alex.

You wrote that he earns $4000 per month with just under 9,500 images. That's certainly a decent rate these days. But I also see a lot of different models in his portfolio. Are the costs for that taken into account?

$4,000 is an average gross income in Central Europe. If there are too many additional costs (models, rent, equipment, software...), then there won't be much money left over to live on.

Therefore, the figures are not extremely impressive by local standards.

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2022, 17:44 »
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When over 13000 images bring $39, then it's time to question whether it still makes sense.
The other figures also brutallyhonestly show that microstock is a discontinued model.

Thanks for your info, Alex. As far as the trend goes, it's in line with my experience.

Indeed, probably time to pack it in soon or relegate it to some sort of masochist hobby.

If I do ever decide to commit to Microstock I'll have to have a business strategy like Kaspars who I interviewed in January.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2022/01/10/interview-with-kaspars-grinvalds-lifestyle-microstock-photographer/

The guy is a Microstock beast and earns regularly EUR 4K a month on "just" 9,376 images and 4 agencies. His content is really technical excellent with trending concepts.



I've had a look at the portfolio, Alex.

You wrote that he earns $4000 per month with just under 9,500 images. That's certainly a decent rate these days. But I also see a lot of different models in his portfolio. Are the costs for that taken into account?

$4,000 is an average gross income in Central Europe. If there are too many additional costs (models, rent, equipment, software...), then there won't be much money left over to live on.

Therefore, the figures are not extremely impressive by local standards.

True, he mentions gross earnings...not sure how much he spends on models, etc.

He did mention in the interview that he often photographs his wife, so that should help to keep his costs lower.

SVH

« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2022, 23:31 »
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He did mention in the interview that he often photographs his wife, so that should help to keep his costs lower.
I am not sure if a wife costs less then a model  ;D


 

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