microstock niche subjects

posted on 21st of april, 2009

Choosing subjects for your microstock images is an important step. How could I have visibility among thousands of photographers ad millions of images?

You have a beautiful 'red rose' picture and you want to sell it in the microstock market... before try to see how many similar images are already in the stock agencies:

Dreamstime Search results: 26,823 images.

and then try the Rob Davis picniche.com tool for assessing the supply and demand of online stock photography images from microstock sites.
Here the likelihood of making a sale for a 'red rose' keyword phrase image:
PicNiche Rating (all): 0.93 (Rating < 10 is BAD)

If you have a stunning image maybe the chance of making a sale is higher, but generally it's better to find something else with more appeal for the buyers, find your NICHE photography.

Wood pellets for stoves, alternative energy related subject, is my niche. Here some numbers:

Dreamstime Search results: 31 images.

PicNiche Rating (all): 1560.60 (Rating > 100 is a NICHE) Awesome!! ;-)

My best seller wood pellets image at Dreamstime

Let me know if you have a winning niche or if you are "flower and mountain landscape" best seller photographers.

Comments (12)

Comment by Rmarinello on April 27, 2009

Un saluto a Valeria e Giorgio 'Espolo'... grazie!

Comment by Valeria73 on April 27, 2009

Very interesting tips! ;-)

Comment by Espolo on April 24, 2009


Comment by Rmarinello on April 23, 2009

Thanks all, much appreciated!

Comment by Imagesolution on April 23, 2009

Thank you so munch for this info!"
this is a great tip.

Comment by Alecbrown on April 23, 2009

Thanks for the tips
pic niche looks really helpful
thanks :D

Comment by Cleaper on April 22, 2009

Thanks for the tips!

Comment by Rmarinello on April 22, 2009

Littledisire and Creativei, thanks for your attention

Comment by Creativei on April 22, 2009

nice tip thanks for sharing.

Comment by Littledesire on April 22, 2009

Thanks for the tip! I'll try it! Hope to find my niche!

Comment by Rmarinello on April 21, 2009

Ciao Marco,
grazie per il commento e in bocca al lupo per le tue foto "fashion"
Thanks for your comment and good luck for your fashion photos!

Comment by Photostar73 on April 21, 2009

Hi, I'm from Italy, and very near to you: I'm from novara!
Anyway I like very much what you say, and I'm trying to specialize over shoes, socks, and fashion accessories.
I don't know if this can be successful, but it's the bet that counts...

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