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My #EyeEmPaid in 2017

May 4, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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I made $1,254.93 in four months with #EyeEmPaid, do you want to know how?

I have been writing this blog for four years, I have mentioned EyeEm a lot of times but so far I did not have a single article dedicated to them. That’s something totally uncalled for since they turned out to … Continue reading

August 13, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The one sentence that scares me in Shutterstock’s quarterly results

As a¬†company listed on the public stock market, Shutterstock Inc. is the only microstock agency that allows us some insights into the market based on the numbers they have to publish in their quarterly results statement. In the most recent … Continue reading

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

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.

July 22, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Exclusivity as found “only from iStock”

iStockphoto has put more emphasis on its “exclusive” images coming “Only from iStock” recently. Apparently this comes as a reaction to the founding of Stocksy United, a photographer owned agency which also represents quite a few of those artists that … Continue reading

Typical royalty free image in Yuri Arcurs style - © Yuri Arcurs - Fotolia.com

July 12, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Yuri Arcurs Images removed from Fotolia

It took a few months after the announcement but as of now Yuri Arcurs images are no longer available on Fotolia. They were removed from Shutterstock shortly after the announcement, and this is the second agency that will no longer … Continue reading