Would you be better off selling your own stock photos by yourself?
Go it Alone
Of course, if you are so sure that:
- You have a wide-ranging, stunning and radically different portfolio that cannot fail
- You have the ability, knowledge and backing to market and finance your portfolio
- You are sure that your own efforts will outshine that of well established agencies
…you could always set up your own website and pimp your stuff!
This would involve some hefty marketing techniques coupled with a very attractive website from which to sell. You would also have to take care of all the back end work such as payment processing, order delivery, returns, customer support and all the things that are normally taken care of for you.
The best of both worlds would be to do both.
Use the agencies for the grunt of the work and then pitch your portfolios through as many means as you can. We will cover that in more detail later on but is well worth learning. Most microstock websites now assist you with this by providing you with all the tools you need!
To go it alone, try SymbioStock. They have a free WordPress template that will do the majority of the work for you. I cannot vouch for them but my research suggests it is a possibility to do well if you are
good great at website building and SEO.
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