Michael Jay Fotograf Berlin

Selling photos across agencies

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

December 5, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The evil plans of agencies

  Oh, how often do we hear those stories: “My agency has changed their search, so they show images of contributors they have to pay less.” The most re-incarnation made me laugh: “Shutterstock is capping the number of downloads per … Continue reading

September 29, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Making more money from Shutterstock than iStock

September marks a new personal milestone in my overall earnings levels since I went non-exclusive from iStockphoto at the end of 2012: Especially Shutterstock and Stocksy United have returned new record numbers this month. Not saying too much about Stocksy … Continue reading

March 27, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Can I make a similar amount of money being non-exclusive from iStockphoto?

After my post two days ago, I got a few comments regretting that I won’t publish detailed numbers anymore. However, many of the people I talked to in recent months were mainly interested in how my experience could be translated … Continue reading