|Posted: Mon, 2003-02-03 03:31|
Hey everyone. Just wanted to know what people selling photos do to come up with prices and how they run their biz. I just wanted opinions and see how successful it is for people to sell their photos. I'm looking to really start doing that with some customizations I found in the forums here (oscommerce, vvgallery, paypal, etc). Here are a couple of questions for everyone
1) Have you used other online stock photo companies for your photos, and did they work somewhat or not at all? Can you name some? I'd like to sell on my own, but it wouldn't hurt to have something else going too.
2) If you're using offering prints of photos, does the order people place go to you and you do it through shutterfly or something directly? I'm guessing it would be a big pain if you had to fulfill all the orders.
3) How do you come up with prices? I was wondering for prints, as well as the digital versions of your pics. I know stock photo places do it sometimes where you 'rent' the picture for like a couple hundred a year and limit their usage, etc. I wouldn't want to sell a photo cheap.
Anyway, any stories, opinions, whatever would be cool. Best of luck to all you photographers out there