Be Diverse and perservere

posted on 14th of july, 2009

For all the new contributors who are getting frustrated with not getting sales and feeling like the time and effort that they spend is being wasted. Fear not just remember that Microstock is a Marathon not a sprint.

Over the last month or so I have tried to focus more and learn more, and its starting to pay off. I have had 3 sales from shot that I totally forgot that I even took.

They werent the biggest sales but its nice to see that my hard work has paid off.

I was starting to get frustrated since I was seeing the same issues with a series that I was trying to shoot for 3 days that was a commercial project so I decided to check out youtube and started searching and low and behold i found my solution.

So for anyone who is thinking of giving up, DONT have fun with it and the sales will come and if you get stuck realise that we are in the information age where you can just do a search and find a solution.

The 3 sales I am referring to

Comments (7)

Comment by Cerbi on October 08, 2009

thanks, I've been thinking to give up but yes, it needs time, patience and the most important thing is to having fun while taking pics!

Comment by Morrbyte on July 20, 2009

Nicely put,keep on enjoying be creative and all will come together well done.

Comment by Rodesigns on July 15, 2009

Thanks for the information as a new contributer I need all the help and advice I can get, I appreciate it. Congratulations on the sales I have had one "view" so far.

Comment by Mani33 on July 15, 2009

Congratulations, I like the modem shot.
Cheers ;)

Comment by EmeraldUmbrellaStudio on July 15, 2009

I am going to post a few links that I found on lighting for stock in the next week or so if anyone is interested

Comment by Irisangel on July 14, 2009

Good advice!

Comment by Hlehnerer on July 14, 2009

Congratulations to the sales!

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