Just to remind myself that there were other days than the last rainy week.
istockphoto: 1.00 shutterstock: 0.66 fotolia: 0.78
dreamstime: 0.20Â stockxpert: 0.04
Dreamstime and Stockexpert are stagnating on the bottom but Fotolia competes with two other “micro-monsters” on the top. This is quite interesting because it doesn’t exactly reflects the situation with my sales. AlsoÂ according to the regular earnings reports posted by Lee Torrents on Microstock Diaries the picture looks a bit different. You never see the Fotolia in the leaders.Â Very good promotion or am I missing something as a contributor?
Imagine you are a micro stock photograph. Also imagine your are not working exclusively for one agency but contributing to the top 5: iStockphoto, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, Fotolia and let’s say… Stockexpert.
Here is where the problem begins: each agency has its own rules, interfaces, submitting channels (HTTP, FTP etc.). Obviously, as the microstock marked is growing, there is a need for additional services and software both for and contributors and buyers.
I also have a couple nice ideas in this area, soÂ I’ve done a short research on existing microstock API (Application Programming Interface).