Selling your stock through Flickr

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Mainecoonmaniac, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Mainecoonmaniac

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    It's just an offer. It's up to you to accept it or not.


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    80/20 is ridiculous but hey, to each his own. A new local gallery has some of my work and it's 50/50. Yes, steep also, but 50% of nothing is still nothing...but if prints sell, then I'm happy. Now, giving up rights for an 80/20 deal? No. Then again I don't do stock photography, which is a totally different business model.
     
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    I think 70/30 is good.
     
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    Yeah, Clive, that is the norm I think. I gave the aforementioned gallery 50/50 because they talk a big game and I really want to see if they perform. Stock is a volume game though and it can work for some.
     
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    Getty= garbage heap...

    I rep my own stock and keep 100%, it still pulls in significant income per year. I saw where the Getty business model was going 15 years ago, bad deal then, carrier suicide now.
     
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    Good for you! It looks like all the money you make from stock images is yours. I think with the Internet, it makes stock agencies like Getty less valuable and maybe one day, irrelevant. My question to APUGer is what do stock agencies offer photographers these days?
     
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    I sell some through Alamy and their split is 60/40 in favor of the photographer. They currently have over 31 million pics online so the competition is tough.