I must admit that I hated Microstock photography a few years ago, and I hated microstock with a deep passion.
Why? Because I thought it undermined the profitability of stock photography with it’s low prices.
Over the last years I’ve however also learned to appreciate microstock photography because there are advantages too.
One of the key advantages I’ve found is that the feedback loop is super fast so you learn quickly what sell and what doesn’t sell. And that’s great for beginners just starting out. You can use microstock to test out new niches and styles to quickly see what works before you wasted too much time on a dud.
But, hey! Watch the video and you get my point.
Speak out! Let me know what you think about the video by posting a comment.
A few days ago I posted a couple of videos showing you how to identify the best markets for your stock photography. I mentioned it’s a good idea to study what sells and I’d like to complement these videos with this list of web sites where you can find hot selling images.
So keep analyzing hot selling markets and images carefully. Then you select your market and first afterward you start taking photos for this market. Don’t do the mistake to first take images and then try to find a market, what if you find out there are no markets for your images.
Note: If you find several niches with the same or similar score you should pick the niche with the highest number of downloads (or searches if you can find this information).
I use a modified formula compared to the formula used in the video that also takes download/search volume into account. This formula is part of a paid product I sell so I can’t reveal it to the public. Hope you understand…