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The new iStock Credit prices

September 15, 2014
by Michael Zwahlen
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The new iStock is live

Over the weekend, iStock has changed its system as announced earlier this month, so the new pricing is live for everyone. The best news so far: It has worked and it is working.

We keep complaining about iStock’s technical incapabilities, and quite frankly as a former IT guy, Continue Reading →

The Credit Exchange Information by iStock

September 5, 2014
by Michael Zwahlen
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The new iStock offer

The Credit Exchange Information by iStock

The Credit Exchange Information by iStock

It’s been four days now since the announcement, the information has become a bit clearer over time and has sunk in. My initial, sarcastic response on the topic is still alive, and I don’t see reason to change a single word. But now is the time for a more thorough review of the facts we know, and do some maths and guess work. Continue Reading →

6 Steps to turn your failing business into a successful one

September 2, 2014
by Michael Zwahlen
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Six steps to turn a failing business into a successful model

6 Steps to turn your failing business into a successful one

6 Steps to turn your failing business into a successful one

Just out of the blue, and with no actual business in mind, I’ve just thought I’d come up with an easy six-step guide how to turn almost any failing business model into a successful one. Continue Reading →

Porträt Serie Emotionen, Mann mittleren Alters, nachdenklich

August 15, 2014
by Michael Zwahlen
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I’m not dead yet

I haven’t been actively posting for quite a few weeks. We had a very nice summer in Berlin so far, I have been busy taking and processing images, there were quite a few other opportunities and tasks that came up. But mostly: I feel it got a bit boring.

The stock photography market right now

Thoughtful man

It is quite hard to find out where we are right now. On one hand, I have seen lots of people – especially many who were successful in the best years of microstock – who got frustrated by the sales levels that seemed to have dropped for many. There is a huge amount of images being added to all libraries each month, and that seems not to get any better soon. Continue Reading →