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I logged into my micro stock photography site today to discover somebody has purchased one of my photos. It's a photo I took at Racetrack in Death Valley! The world of micro stock is just a few cents a sale but it's a really good feeling it being my first.

 

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That's awesome! Congrats! I use iStockPhoto almost every day and know their guidelines are strict if you want to sell photos on there.
Keep up the great photography!
 

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Way to go E, thats awesome news!!!! Keep it up. :)
 

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very nice, youre on your way to becoming a professional photographer ;D
 

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Thanks again.

I've been uploading photos every night. The thought of turning a profit on a picture I took years ago excites me more than a Vegas buffet :eek:

The difficult part is waiting for approval to add the photo to my portfolio. They can be strict and it takes over 10 days to get a response.
 

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poker said:
I logged into my micro stock photography site today to discover somebody has purchased one of my photos. It's a photo I took at Racetrack in Death Valley! The world of micro stock is just a few cents a sale but it's a really good feeling it being my first.

So you post up photo's and people can buy them there? Is it that simple?
 

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So you post up photo's and people can buy them there? Is it that simple?
Basically, but you're photographs have to meet a lot of different criteria.

You first have to apply to become a contributor and submit samples to them, and take a quiz. Once you're approved, you can start uploading. They review your entries and will let you know if they are in or not. You are payed a royalty rate of 20% for each time your file is downloaded. The price of the photo varies depending on the resolution that the downloader pays for. Normally between $1 and $12 or so.
 

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JdeMello said:
So you post up photo's and people can buy them there? Is it that simple?
Some photogs surely make it look simple. Everytime I browse the galleries, I'm hitting myself on the head with:

"why didn't I think of that?"
"I can do that!"
"people are buying this?"

It's like a game for some and an addiction to others. I'm still figuring it out. I just hate waiting for approvals. It takes over 10 days and you can only upload 15 shots at a time.

But yeah, what Matt said.
 
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