How to sell 40 thousand photos per month: interview with Aaron Amat
There's a mantra of photographers and video makers who start to produce stock images and stock footage and don't get good results:
Microstock is dead
If you have the awful idea of spending your precious time on reading forums or Facebook groups about this business everyone is complaining about an agency that rejected their beautiful photos or that single sales royalties are always less.
We live in a world where people's problems are always someone else's fault. If you talk with one of those people who spend their days writing posts on Shutterstock's forums, and ask them questions like:
How do you find the most profitable subjects to shoot? What do you use to find the best keywords for your stock images and stock footage? How do you organise your production?
They don't have answers, simply because their strategy is improvising and complaining.
They actually don't care about sales. They just can't wait to feel relieved by sharing their awful results with other awful contributors and say, once again:
Microstock is dead
They think their portfolio on agencies must be like their social media photo collection. They think they have to produce the same kind of images they should offer to an art gallery trying to have the exhibition that they won't ever have.
Why Aaron Amat is the guy who can teach you something
Aaron Amat is none of that.
His growing portfolio has more than a million stock images. He managed to sell a thousand photos in a day only on Shutterstock and he's always looking for new business opportunities, like launching his own microstock agency, krakenimages.com.
Let me tell you:
If you want to make money with this business you will need to have good teachers who get tangible results.
Those teachers don't waste their days on forums complaining about the good old days of microstock. They spend their time producing and trying to find the most efficient workflows to earn more money.
In the interview below Aaron Amat shares some of his secrets.