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« on: May 11, 2010, 23:07 »
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 anyone notice the industry is getting more saturated and challenging ? monthly income is getting lower ? i wonder there will be a point where it will not be worthwhile to upload anymore.


lagereek

« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 23:52 »
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In the creative world, whatever it is, you get your 10-12 years of decent going and thats it, after that its either replaced by something new or just fades away.

In case of the Micro industry, its already too clogged up, too many and for buyers its getting harder and harder to quickly find relevant material.

« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 06:26 »
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Yes, no, maybe.

Microbius

« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2010, 07:10 »
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That point is now, flee, flee for your lives!

« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 07:13 »
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I haven't noticed much of a change since I started.  Produce something that the buyers want and hasn't been done to death and there are lots of buyers.  There's still an infinite amount of subjects that haven't been covered.  Just avoid the over saturated subjects.

« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 08:02 »
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Don't worry. The apocalypse will be 2012 anyway ;)

« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 08:55 »
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I haven't noticed much of a change since I started.  Produce something that the buyers want and hasn't been done to death and there are lots of buyers.  There's still an infinite amount of subjects that haven't been covered.  Just avoid the over saturated subjects.

+1

If your income is slipping, that doesn't mean microstock's future is gloomy, but rather your future is gloomy.

People are still buying, in fact, more people are buying than ever before.

But there may be more contributors posting images just like yours than ever before.  And you may not be staying updated on what today's and tomorrow's buyers need.

The future of microstock belongs to contributors who don't just have expertise in photography, illustration, etc.  An expertise in marketing will separate the winners and losers.  If you can't study the market and figure out what is making people buy certain images and not others, where trends are headed, etc., success in microstock will be unattainable for you.

« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010, 09:21 »
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If your income is slipping, that doesn't mean microstock's future is gloomy, but rather your future is gloomy.

And here I thought I was the only one that blames myself when something goes wrong in my life.  ;D

« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2010, 01:56 »
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I haven't noticed much of a change since I started.  Produce something that the buyers want and hasn't been done to death and there are lots of buyers.  There's still an infinite amount of subjects that haven't been covered.  Just avoid the over saturated subjects.

+1

If your income is slipping, that doesn't mean microstock's future is gloomy, but rather your future is gloomy.

People are still buying, in fact, more people are buying than ever before.

But there may be more contributors posting images just like yours than ever before.  And you may not be staying updated on what today's and tomorrow's buyers need.

The future of microstock belongs to contributors who don't just have expertise in photography, illustration, etc.  An expertise in marketing will separate the winners and losers.  If you can't study the market and figure out what is making people buy certain images and not others, where trends are headed, etc., success in microstock will be unattainable for you.

well ,its possible..but it's still fact that it's harder and harder to sell . 2 years ago , any shots would have sell. now it seems i'm uploading more and still getting the same amount of sales. i guess things will never be as before.

ap

« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2010, 02:07 »
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If your income is slipping, that doesn't mean microstock's future is gloomy, but rather your future is gloomy.

ha ha ha ha ha!!! fun words to console myself on those low dl days. lol
« Last Edit: May 13, 2010, 02:11 by ap »


 

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