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« on: July 25, 2011, 02:47 »
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Hi All,

I would like to start of by mentioning that I have no images up for sale directly or in any microstock agency at the moment. I have been doing some browsing of selling directly through external companies and have created a resource I hope many will find useful.

Here is a list of companies that provide services (Websites, Printing, Advertising ect) for selling photos directly:


My personal favourite from reading and browsing through their site would have to be Fotomoto. Fotomoto provides you and your clients with a friendly and very well polished store, not to mention they print and ship your images for only %15 of sale price (after printing cost). Fotomoto also have a variety of sizes and materials to print on. You can see a working example of Fotomoto at http://jmfox.viewbook.com/images_by_jonathan_fox. Fotomoto isn't exactly designed for microstock but can be very handy if your interested in selling images such as Landscape, Wildlife, Cultures ect.

From roaming around the forum, Ktools seems to be very popular. However unlike Fotomoto Ktools charges a once off and upfront fee of $249US for their photo store and a further $95US each for Photo Show and Photo Host.

I hope this resource comes in handy. Any feedback on adventures into selling directly or other ways of selling directly would be pleasant, as I am willing to update this post if requested.

Kind Regards
Will Dutt
« Last Edit: August 10, 2011, 01:21 by Will Dutt »


lagereek

« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 03:41 »
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Will!

I dont know what you are trying to sell here or promote, selling prints is not all that easy you know and there is little deamnd for it.

« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 04:02 »
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Will!

I dont know what you are trying to sell here or promote, selling prints is not all that easy you know and there is little deamnd for it.
No no no, I am not trying to sell or promote anything. I just made a resource and though some may find it handy. Just trying to be helpful ;)

« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 04:35 »
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I used to read that fotomoto only paid out till you reach an amount, but i just checked the faq, it seems one can request payout anytime. It sounds good to give it a try.

From the website, fotomoto is not working with webpage with xxxx.wordpress.com..any free webpage that will work with fotomoto?

« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 04:42 »
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From the website, fotomoto is not working with webpage with xxxx.wordpress.com..any free webpage that will work with fotomoto?
I am not quite sure, you could try contacting fotomoto or by asking a question on their community.

I know viewbook (another method of selling directly) has websites from $4 which work with fotomoto.

« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 04:41 »
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This does look interesting.  I see  some people selling just the download, not prints.  I really want to start selling direct and using a blog linked to something like this is appealing to me more then ktools at the moment.

« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 08:17 »
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You forget Smugmug...

« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 19:21 »
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« Last Edit: August 09, 2011, 20:14 by michaeldb »

« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 23:55 »
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I tried smugmug but they didn't have options for people to buy in sterling.  I might try Zenfolio.

« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011, 01:22 »
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Hey guys,

Thanks for showing interest, glad it came in handy ;) I added Smugmug, Zenfolio and Stock Media Engine.

« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 19:28 »
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i joined 500px which is free and support fotomoto..

but still looking forward to sell digital downloads in RM way..


 

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