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« on: April 25, 2018, 13:19 »
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Hello,

I was contacted by an agency for selling full copyright on one of my image for $2,xxx and was wondering if there is a con (or cons) that I should be aware of. To be honest, this image will make more money than that in its lifetime since it already made almost that much in just couple years. However, it is also something that I can easily create again (not the same image of course) so I am not really worrying about giving it up forever.

Does anyone have an experience with this and do you feel it's worth it? Are there questions that I should be asking them?

Thank you so much in advance!


« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 13:43 »
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Hello,

I was contacted by an agency for selling full copyright on one of my image for $2,xxx and was wondering if there is a con (or cons) that I should be aware of. To be honest, this image will make more money than that in its lifetime since it already made almost that much in just couple years. However, it is also something that I can easily create again (not the same image of course) so I am not really worrying about giving it up forever.

Does anyone have an experience with this and do you feel it's worth it? Are there questions that I should be asking them?

Thank you so much in advance!

If you need money now, sell it.

If you don't need money now, and you're confident it will make more over the years, don't sell it.

It's as simple as that.

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The thing with recreating a good seller is that you lose your search rankings. This can mean your recreated image won't sell much at all, even if it's better than the original.

« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 15:12 »
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The thing with recreating a good seller is that you lose your search rankings. This can mean your recreated image won't sell much at all, even if it's better than the original.

Thank you. I've been thinking about this as well. This image has been on top ranking on pretty much every agencies and under very generic but popular keywords. The search algorithm has changed so much and constantly that I doubt new images will get there easily.

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 21:17 »
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Same here... yesterday for 1500$
I don't like that...

« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 01:23 »
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I'd sell it. That image will eventualy stop selling. I doubt, you'll earn 2.xxx whatever in the next couple of years.

From my experience, all the best sellers sell well for about a year ( at least on SS) and then sales just slowly fade away.

derek

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 02:55 »
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I have sold lots of copyrights and they are mostly genuine, you have to remove the pic from ALL sites though. Whoever you are you wont survive nowadays on micro alone so I'd sell it for sure!

msg2018

« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 03:26 »
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The thing with recreating a good seller is that you lose your search rankings. This can mean your recreated image won't sell much at all, even if it's better than the original.

Thank you. I've been thinking about this as well. This image has been on top ranking on pretty much every agencies and under very generic but popular keywords. The search algorithm has changed so much and constantly that I doubt new images will get there easily.

Then don't sell rights! I would consider selling rights only for a poorly selling photo.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 08:36 by msg2018 »


 

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