You have about convinced me not to bother with it. I'll take my chances with the metal detector on the farm, looking for my great grand-daddy's buried gold.PietFrancke wrote: ↑Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:26 pm
note - I'm pretty sure you aren't really encouraging me there!
I don't think that would help - I uploaded 10 pretty good shots (I think). I got two bites on the one image that is very, very unique and earned 36 cents in one day (but one day only). If that was my return rate (interest shown in 10 percent of your images), it almost might be worth trying. But the ONE that was chosen IS unique, so I don't feel that we are looking at a true interest in 10 percent of my work. My conclusion at the moment is that it the competition for being found is too fierce and with the payoff being measured in cents, it is pretty obvious that stock is a buyer's market.
Also, should I ever try something like this again, spending time with the #tags is probably the most important thing you can do.
Chuck will have to wiegh in, he is still pumping images into their system I think.
Your stuff is so unique and interesting, I'm sure I'd never sell a thing. And there's no accounting for taste. The biggest sale I ever made for a print, a whopping $100, was a similar fluke. A man looked at a lot of my pretty nice images and finally told me what he'd really like is a shot of a particular broken neon sign outside an old motel he'd had some party times in several girlfriends past. I dug in my archives and found a casual snap I made years ago with a 10 mp camera, enlarged it, printed it and he loved it. Go figure.