Thought I’d report in and let you know how things are going. If you’re into photography have you tried out iSyndica yet? I discovered this week that not all the stock photo sites actually notify you when a sale has been made so imagine my surprise when I logged in yesterday to iSyndica and discovered on my dashboard that another photo has sold! That’s 3 now. Again, only small amounts but it starts to add up.
The dashboard at entry also tells you other things, such as the best selling channels and how many photos are available for sale. I have a total of 75 so far but have just uploaded 10 more to set up with keywords and descriptions and then submit to the photo stock sites. I am very aware this is a ‘numbers’ game, so to speak, and the more images I have uploaded for sale, the more chances of getting more sales.
I’m also waiting to upload more photos to istockphotos.com – they seem to be the hardest to get into and each time you try they make you wait longer if you get knocked back. Unfortunately for me that wasn’t obvious information otherwise I might have taken more time in choosing what I uploaded, but I must admit, I know a lot more now than I did 3 months ago, so it’s probably not a bad thing. I also met a couple of guys who own a graphics and web design company and when I saw the photography on their products I asked where they sourced them – istockphotos.com naturally! I wonder if I should offer my photos to them direct and what that might be worth to them and me?
In the meantime, here is one of the images I’ve got listed with a stock photo site.