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« on: September 17, 2009, 19:22 »
I have been doing microstock for about 6 months.  So I am just a beginning photographer.  I have anywhere from 50 - 300 photos on the big 6 sites.  But I probably only make about $1 a day.  I think my top photo has about 30 downloads between all of the sites but over about 4 months.

But today an interesting thing happened.  I took a photo of some red and green peppers at the farmers market. It got approved 3 days ago.  And today there were 4 downloads.  That never happened before.  So is that just a coincidence or could this one be a good money earner?


« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 19:53 »
It is the quantity of peppers that make the pic so good.  it is not the classic pepper on white, this is a great pic.  Sales will go down after a while, but it will keep on selling for a long time.  Just keep uploading.

« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 23:58 »
it is a great photo and 4 downloads in one day is very good, but wait and see what will happen in the next three or four days. If it continues to sell in those quantity over a week you have a strong seller. It's still not popular enough for Top 50 of the week, I'm afraid. I've had photos sell 2-3 a day for several days and then die entirely unless you regards one sale a month as "hot cakes".


« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 08:52 »
  They  look  delicious  -  did  you  buy  any.  Oh  yeah  GREAT  PHOTO!!

« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 08:56 »
Yep, great shot! The lighting is good and the contrast of red and green makes it interesting. I bet this will be a best seller on more than one site. :)

« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 11:33 »
full frames of veggies sell well,
funny thing is that I haven't brought myself to shoot some,

nice one at that too, my guess is that it will keep earning you money

« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 14:58 »
Like in any other area of photography, vibrant colors attract the viewer.
One of my best sellers is 95% Red.

You'll know a best seller when it comes along - it should "take off" right at the start!

« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2009, 17:04 »
I think most people can agree that 90% of the sales come from 10% of the images.  The trick is to get more images that hit that 10% pot.

Sometimes it takes 30 images before you get one good seller, sometimes only 4 images.  Perhaps this is one of those images.

« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2009, 21:23 »
It is a GOOD shot!

Well done!


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