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Top 2000 Image-Buyer’s Searches vs Keyword Popularity

I’ve been playing around with some of my data the last few days (having a bit of an overhaul to get picWorkflow running faster) and before I archive off some of my data-tables I thought this one might be of interest to you 🙂 The list shows the top 2000(ish) short-form searches (no more than […]
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How To Sell Photos: A Complete Guide

There’s recently been a lot more people using picWorkflow, many of whom may have missed out on some of my earlier posts about the stock-photo/microstock industry, so I figured it’s time for a review post listing some of the most useful previous posts covering various techniques, tips and advice on both getting started in microstock […]
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Is there still money in microstock photography?

I’ve been asked the question “Is there still money in microstock?” three times, by three different people in the last week alone; and have had very similar questions over the last few months so I figured what a perfect time for a blog post. If you’re one of those ‘pro’ photographers who has a hissy-fit […]
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TOP 10 Tips for New Microstock Photographers

If you’re new to stock photography in general, or even if you’re a seasoned traditional-stock veteran and looking to move into selling your images through microstock photography agencies, there are a few simple tips your really should keep in mind as you start. There are many who will tell you you’re already too late to […]
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Shafted by latest iStock changes? What Now?

The latest round of changes at iStock represent a loss for most contributors there. Both for Exclusive and Non-Exclusive contributors. The new royalty figures for next year show a clear bias in favour of those contributors who are making the most money for iStock, with cuts for people with smaller or non-exclusive portfolios. These changes […]
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