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How do you sell your stock images direct?

Ktools store
9 (8.3%)
avidimages
3 (2.8%)
photoshelter
7 (6.4%)
clustershot
7 (6.4%)
something else...
23 (21.1%)
I don't and don't see the point
10 (9.2%)
I wish I did
50 (45.9%)

Total Members Voted: 98

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« Reply #50 on: October 05, 2011, 09:17 »
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The site looks good.  I just don't like the thought that if I was selling $25 a month, I would be losing $5 a month and all the time spent doing the site.  If these sites could make $100 a month, it would be more worthwhile but I don't see people achieving that on a regular basis.

$5.00 for what?


« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2011, 09:17 »
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I just got my little stock photo site up
http://stock.simplefoto.com


Leaf, I can see a display bug on your site using Chrome (13.0.782) : the roll-over previews of all your images appear as a vertical slice (crop) of the intended preview. I tried with IE and Firefox, the previews are displayed correctly. Just wanted to let you know so that you can try it by yourself and eventually contact Photodeck. If you can't reproduce the problem and need a screenshot, let me know.
Erick


Yeah, can you post a screenshot.  In chrome 14.X I can't see the problem.

« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2011, 09:51 »
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$5.00 for what?

I didn't quite understand the comment either, but maybe I need some coffee this morning. Anyway...

Congrats on the site. I hope it goes well. I wish some of these sites like Photodeck supported vectors.

« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2011, 10:26 »
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If I was paying $30 a month for the site and I sold $25 of image licenses, then it would effectively cost me $5.  That's what puts me off, I would have to sell a lot more than $30 a month to make it worthwhile, or go with a cheaper option.

« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2011, 10:50 »
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Yeah, can you post a screenshot.  In chrome 14.X I can't see the problem.


Here is the screenshot (my mouse was pointing on the 3rd picture) :


« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2011, 11:09 »
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If I was paying $30 a month for the site and I sold $25 of image licenses, then it would effectively cost me $5.  That's what puts me off, I would have to sell a lot more than $30 a month to make it worthwhile, or go with a cheaper option.

Thanks for the explanation. I understand now, and it's true. There is no guarantee that you'll make money or even break even each month. I guess the reverse is true too though. There's no guarantee that it will lose you money or be a failure.

I guess I'm an optimist.  ;D

« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2011, 13:52 »
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Do these services have a standard license for RF images or are you creating your own?

You can set the licensing details to whatever you want (RF, RM or something you make up yourself :)), they also have a default license that you can just click and apply.
Maybe I too need more coffee, but I am not understanding this. I can't find where you click to see the default license.

Also, it looks like this image did not upload properly: African American Woman Photo ID: 2009-10-20_180044

All in all the site looks and works great. Makes me think that I would consider using Photodeck.

LSD72

  • My Bologna has a first name...
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2011, 14:18 »
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With those of you selling on your own sites, are you doing any backlinking for your sites? Link Wheels, Buffer Sites, Scrapebox blasting and such?

« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2011, 14:39 »
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Do these services have a standard license for RF images or are you creating your own?

You can set the licensing details to whatever you want (RF, RM or something you make up yourself :)), they also have a default license that you can just click and apply.
Maybe I too need more coffee, but I am not understanding this. I can't find where you click to see the default license.

Also, it looks like this image did not upload properly: African American Woman Photo ID: 2009-10-20_180044

All in all the site looks and works great. Makes me think that I would consider using Photodeck.

Yeah, you're right, the licensing terms are displayed anywhere on the site.  I'll have to input them myself.  I was just referring to that you can set your site to say that the buyer is buying a 'whatever' license.. and you can call it whatever you want and charge whatever you want.

thanks for the image note, I deleted that one

and hey... I thought and was excited that I had another customer and my ads were paying off, only to find out it was you :)  welcome to my site though

« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2011, 15:47 »
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With those of you selling on your own sites, are you doing any backlinking for your sites? Link Wheels, Buffer Sites, Scrapebox blasting and such?

OK. I have to admit that I had to look most of these terms up. I guess my jargon isn't up to date. I have links to my site from various sources and sites. I'm not sure if that counts.

LSD72

  • My Bologna has a first name...
« Reply #60 on: October 05, 2011, 17:45 »
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With those of you selling on your own sites, are you doing any backlinking for your sites? Link Wheels, Buffer Sites, Scrapebox blasting and such?

OK. I have to admit that I had to look most of these terms up. I guess my jargon isn't up to date. I have links to my site from various sources and sites. I'm not sure if that counts.

Links from other sites that point back to your site are back links. The last set I mention work to help move your site up in the search rankings.

Buffer sites are like squidoo pages that you make and point them to your site, then you backlink the crap out of them (I use scrapebox for that). They are a buffer to your main site because if you build links too quickly, google will drop your ranking or even deindex it from their search engine. But any power they build gets sort of passed on to your main site. Link Wheels are many buffer sites that point to your main site... or even other buffer sites.

The ranking game is a weird and constantly changing one with google. If your move up like page 1 or 2 for whatever keywords your shooting for (I.E. Stock Photography, Stock Photos), it helps in getting eyes on your site.

Edit: See that signature of mine? I also have that listed in my profile here too. Do that. It does show as a back link from a Google Page Rank (PR) 4 site (MSG).
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011, 17:47 by LSD72 »

« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2011, 18:37 »
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Is anyone selling images on their site using Paypal?  Right now that's my only option (and free aside from PP's cut).

I'm working on a site redesign that's going to include a shop which isn't going to be my microstock images but other stuff.  If anyone does I'd love to see how you have it set up.  I have my own ideas about how I'm going to do the layout just curious if anyone else is doing it that way.

Thanks in advance :)

« Reply #62 on: October 06, 2011, 02:12 »
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Quote from: leaf
I decided to go with photodeck.  I like their back end quite a bit and they make it quite easy to edit how your site looks.  They even have a wordpress template exporter if you want to try and make your blog and sales sites look similar.  They also apparently don't have the URL problems that serg269 mentioned PhotoShelter has.

Leaf, it seems that PhotoDeck don't have both URL and PayPal problem! Thanks for sharing - I didn't know about this photohosting before  :)

« Reply #63 on: October 06, 2011, 03:50 »
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Quote from: leaf
I decided to go with photodeck.  I like their back end quite a bit and they make it quite easy to edit how your site looks.  They even have a wordpress template exporter if you want to try and make your blog and sales sites look similar.  They also apparently don't have the URL problems that serg269 mentioned PhotoShelter has.

Leaf, it seems that PhotoDeck don't have both URL and PayPal problem! Thanks for sharing - I didn't know about this photohosting before  :)

They do take payment from a number of sites.. I am using Paypal payment though.

« Reply #64 on: November 06, 2011, 22:51 »
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Leaf are you still running photodeck?  I am looking through my choices and I cannot click through your site tonight.  I'm wondering if you didn't like Photodeck in the end or if it is just down for unknown reason at this point? 

« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2011, 23:05 »
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i am using photodeck too, but just the basic plan that 3 months for $9.99, there is a promote code that you can get 50% off of first month.

I am selling only RM images that i also serve it as portfolio..

the promote code:

[email protected]
« Last Edit: December 14, 2011, 01:38 by mtkang »


 

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