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December 30, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Stock photography and me in 2017

In the last few days, I published a list of my best selling images in 2016, and a very detailed look back at how the year went for me. Now let’s take a look forward to what I plan to … Continue reading

August 19, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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From Zero to $100 a month with microstock in 2016

It’s been more than two years since I wrote¬†How to make $200 from Shutterstock, iStockphoto or Fotolia?, my most read post up to date. A lot of little changes happened in those two years that add up. The libraries in … Continue reading

July 11, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How many images do you need to make x dollars on Shutterstock, iStock, Fotolia?

I’m seeing the question “How many images do I need to make $ xxx?” in different variations being asked over and over again by stock beginners. I think, it is an important and good question because it shows that the … Continue reading

April 20, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The 500px price cut and the microstock hypocrites

A few weeks ago, photo community and marketplace 500px announced a very steep price cut to their royalty payments. I didn’t feel the need to cover this in my blog as I dropped almost all “news”¬†around here since it is … Continue reading

October 7, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The state of the microstock world and me in it

Dear readers, you haven’t been forgotten. I have been dreaming about updating my blog more regularly again but there are two reasons I haven’t been more active: For one, while a lot of things are changing, nothing seems really to … Continue reading