by Al Sanchez
Have you tried selling stock photos to micro stock agencies? Have you successfully sold many photos? Or are you struggling to earn any money from these sites?
Selling your pictures online to stock agencies can earn you some serious money but that’s only if your photos are actually selling. When the stock photos you take don’t sell most likely you think “wrong category…better find a more profitable subject to photograph”. Even worse is not getting your photos accepted to the stock agencies. Well…here’s the big secret to stock photos:
The problem is NOT in what you photograph, it’s in two different and extremely important things:
1.How you Photograph.
If you are having a difficult time selling your photos online or getting your photos accepted most likely it’s because you are not taking “stock photos”. Just because you uploaded your photos to the stock agencies and they were accepted DOES NOT mean that they are “stock photos”.
What are stock photos? And how can you take stock photos that are hot and very profitable? As you read every word in this article you will discover both the questions and much more…
There are many reasons why your stock photos aren’t selling. Let me ask you a question…when you see an image that looks really breathtaking which of the two do you think? Check which one as your answer.
It’ll sell and make lots of money on stock agency websites
It will make few sells and end up being unprofitable
Well, if you thought that it won’t make money then for the most part...you’re right. Why? What’s the big deal?
Great Looking Photos aren’t always great stock photos
Assuming that a good looking image is going to sell is the biggest mistake in stock photography. A great image is essential for stock photography but a stock photo is much different than a regular photo. It has its own language and way of operating. If you can learn this language and become very “fluent” you will be amazingly successful.
Competition is the second reason people don’t make money in stock photography. Go to any stock agency and type any of the following keywords:
I can guarantee you that there will be pages and pages of results for these keywords. What makes you think you can compete against these pictures? Why would you want to?
Sure this photos have lots of traffic and many people want these photos BUT if you’re a beginner your photos most likely will be a blur in the search results….unless you learned how to beat the competition.
Let’s go back to the two problems….they are “taking stock photos that are stock photos” and “competition”.
When you solve both of these problems you can:
-earn lots more money from every single photo you submit
-Have stock photos that are extremely in demand
-Get multiple downloads every single day from every photo you are selling
-Be able to compete with the top stock photographers
If you fail to solve these two problems you will not make much money at all. You will be like all the other desperate photographers that flock to the idea of earning money taking pictures. If you are one of these people then you have two options.
You can either remain where you are and take photos that are worth the .25 cents they’re being sold for or you can solve these two problems and become a Stock Photo Expert!
I will show you how to become a stock photo expert but before I do let me tell you a little about myself…
I got into stock photography probably a lot like you. I heard that there was a quick and easy way for photographers to earn money and I jumped onto the band wagon.
I had heard that if you have a thousand photos on these sites you could be making some serious money. So the first thing I did was go out and take as many pictures.
I would go for hikes through the Box Springs Mountains near my house and take pictures of everything I saw…birds, flowers, the sky, everything!
Well…I submitted my photos to these micro stock agencies. I stayed up all night and checked my account every second to see if my photos were accepted. Finally I got the news…over 75% of my photos were rejected.
I was still positive and knew that the other quarter that were accepted would earn me some good money. Weeks passed and I only sold one photo for .25 cents.
I quickly got the hint that micro stock photography was NOT a way to earn money and I rushed to taking stock photos for large stock agencies. Knowing that I would need much better quality images for these stock photos I decided I would learn how to take better stock photos.
Through massive amounts of trial and error I finally found out how to take stock photos that sell. My stock photos were selling so good that I decided to come back to micro stock photography and implement what I learned from professional stock photography into this micro stock photography.
Amazingly I started getting lots of my photos downloaded! I honestly didn’t even have half as many photos as when I first submitted.
Quality Not Quantity
Stock photos must be very high quality in order to make money. They must look really good and basically “flawless”. The common belief that “more photos means more money” is true but quality beats quantity any day of the week. A thousand average stock pictures will be not nearly as profitable as a hundred high quality stock images.
Stock Photos Are Different…
When I talk about quality photos I don’t mean beautiful and breathtaking images. I mean quality stock photos. Stock photography is an entirely different language than normal photography.
When learning any new language you must first follow the rules of it in order to get better. One rule of stock photography is to keep the picture as simple as possible. I know you’ve heard of the photo compositional rules that say “keep it simple” and “get closer” or “isolate”. Well…stock photography follows this rule but much different.
With stock photography, keeping it simple means keeping it enormously simple!
The message of your stock photo must be absolutely obvious and easy for the mass majority of society to understand. Subtle meanings in stock photos just won’t be taken in by the mass crowd. And most advertisers or editorial owners want images that are very easy to grasp.
Stock photography used to be mostly “assignment based”. That is, someone would hire you to take a shot of a flower and then they’d pay you and use it for what they needed.
With higher demand of photos and the need to save money, stock photography was born. And with the internet now micro stock photography is alive and thriving.
Your photos are going to be used by other people and these customers are going to want a few things in their photos which include:
-clean, crisp images
-A very clear message
-Visually appealing images
-Proper diffused lighting
Following exactly what they want can make for very “generic” photos. Stock photos that are too generic just won’t sell. That’s why you have to mix up what the stock agencies want with a special technique that any photographer can develop and most likely already has!
Creating the right balance of these two things is one of the massive secrets to lasting success and profits from stock photos. This is also one thing that the majority of stock photographers completely ignore. I will teach you how to create the right balance and how to use this special technique and develop it to a master level.
Becoming an expert at stock photography, however, is much more difficult than becoming good at photography. Fortunately, I have created an amazingly easy program that anybody can follow. It teaches you how to become a Stock Photo Expert quick and easy.
What will you do when you have the stock photo agencies literally beginning you to submit more photos because they want more of you?
Imagine being able to compete with the top stock photographers that are earning thousands of dollars a month…
Stock Photo Expert will show you exactly how!
In Stock Photo Expert You’ll learn:
-How to become a money-making stock photo machine through step by step guidelines and information to perfect your stock photo skills.
-Specific lighting techniques to get your photos looking professionally lit by big budget studios (pg.31)
-How to take photos that could even get accepted to the Major Stock Photo Websites
-How to avoid the biggest error stock photographers make This mistake is what keeps stock photographers from making any money. (pg. 51)
-How to beat the competition and have prospective buyers wanting your photos desperately.
-How to use various lenses and equipment to get the production quality photography look. (pg. 28)
-How to have models begging to be in your photos free of charge!(pg. 45)
-How to make sure your photos are exactly what buyers are looking for.
-Step by step exercises that will add years of experience in a few hours. (pg.63)
-10 specifically engineered projects to get your creative ideas flowing and build your own collection of professional stock photos. (pg.62-73)
-The one essential key to having lasting success as a stock photographer (pg.51)
Stock Photo Expert is a quick and easy program that will get any photographer their competitive edge to earn as much money as they’re willing to work for in stock photography.
As I mentioned earlier, stock photos are for others that need them. Being able to take great photos that others will want means that you need to do what they want you to do. Stock Photo Expert is filled with exercises that treat you as if you were being assigned to take specific stock photos.
When you follow these exercises you will get your mind thinking and provide you with experience that usually takes years to aquire!
The common idea is that the more photos you submit the more you’ll make. Truth is, if your photos aren’t what buyers are looking for you’re wasting your time!
Beginning stock photographers hear “nature photos sell like crazy” and “food pictures are hot!” Following this information is what keeps these photographers poor and desperate. I will teach you how to avoid this and have loads of pictures that people are dying to buy.
If you have doubts of making money selling stock photos then trust me when I say to put them aside. When it comes to selling your stock photos on micro stock websites all it requires is great photos that sell. And I will teach you exactly how to do that.
Stock Photo Expert is real and You can Succeed!
Download Stock Photo Expert now and learn everything you need to know about stock photography and how to be an expert at it.
You’re probably wondering how much Stock Photo Expert costs? Let me ask you a few questions. How much would you be willing to pay to learn information about how to take profitable stock photos?
I could easily charge hundreds for the information in this program. It cost me thousands to learn the information. For a limited time, however, I’m going to charge a one-time payment of $39.97 for Stock Photo Expert.
Simply order your copy of Stock Photo Expert and you’ll be able to receive access to it right now! You see, I decided to release this program in a downloadable e-Book form so you could get access to it right away and be on your way to taking great stock photos that are never rejected by the stock photo websites.
-The eBook is in PDF format-
After payment you will have instant access to Stock Photo Expert
I know that this eBook will help you so much that if you order right now you will receive a No Risk, 8 week 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you do not see an improvement in your Photography simply e-mail me and I will promptly refund you of your purchase.
Download Stock Photo Expert now to start your No Risk, 8 week adventure into the world of Stock Photography.
P.S. When you follow the information in this program you could literally pay for this eBook 100 times over again from stock photo earnings!
By the time you finish reading Stock Photo Expert, you'll know how to take amazing stock photos - so that you can earn as much money as you are willing to work for.
P.P.S. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.