Saturday, May 3, 2008


After a long long delay, finally I decided to sign up for Fotolia, another microstock site, as well. I don't know how much revenue it will bring to me, but there is always good to have more sales channels than less.

I hesitated to sign up for more stock sites because the amount of time needed to upload photos is not something to be sneezed at. It might look trivial at first, but when you actually do it, it is time-consuming.

With the experience with 123RF, which some even said they are scam, I am less inclined to put in more work for those sites that do not give me sensible income.

Ok, let me see how it goes over at Fotolia. Hopefully everything will be good :D


  1. Fotolia are in the top four of most contributors with large portfolios. They're also the top agencies for the top contributors who can raise their prices once they reach higher levels. I don't think you'll be disappointed with their ability to earn above some of your other agencies.

    Regarding 123rf, they're owned by Inmagine who are one of the largest photo agencies in the world. There's no doubt they're a serious agency and not a scam.

    Hope that helps.


  2. Lee,

    thanks a lot for the information.

  3. Hi! We started in 2005 and are still here 3 years later, definitely not scamming anyone!

    Hopefully you can give us a try, we have the easiest and most fuss free upload process -- no categories and we read IPTC! Fair 50%-50% split on nett commissions right from day 1.