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easyworker
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Posted On: 2016-11-18 19:45:25
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Where can I find leads for people looking to buy photographs?

I have a website for which I am selling photographs and accessories like throw pillows, shower curtains, canvas prints and more. I have done social marketing like facebook and twitter but have not gotten the response I had hope for. Is there another way of getting people's attention other than spending huge money on advertising?

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Mitch_Bu
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1 month 2 weeks ago

There is a possible venue for your skills. From what you describe, you seem to already master well objects photography. I happen to be a member of a group of Amazon sellers on Facebook, and recently, several members have asked where they can turn to to have their catalog pictures shot. A quick search showed there is probably need for a service to people who sell online.
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DisWay
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1 month 2 weeks ago

Let me ask you this, are you selling via Amazon?
If yes, how has your experience been selling via Amazon? From what I have heard, they
really do not give a hoot about Small business sellers. And they always put their own
Merchandise and Merchants ahead of Small businesses. Have you run into this?

Mitch_Bu
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1 month 2 weeks ago

Full disclosure : I am essentially selling software, through the Apple App Store, The
Amazon App Store, and the Windows Store. I also do distribute a few gadgets.
I use to compare them to aircraft carriers on a sea of business, and me, well, if I am
small sardine, I'll be in luck. In a way, even the best Amazon sellers are nothing but
small fish. Not nice, but true.
Once you are conscious about that fact, you find that Amazon is fair with it's extremely
numerous vendors. Now, it is a market.

Mitch_Bu
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1 month 2 weeks ago

Any market like that is highly competitive. Meaning everything goes on. Merchants try to
steal customers from each other in not always very nice ways, and beware the naive newbie.
When there are several merchants selling the same thing, the lowest price wins it all.
Seems good for the consumer, but it is a nightmare for merchants. All in all, selling on
Amazon is neither worse nor better than any other market. What is nice is that Amazon has
a huge momentum of customers. Good for all.

DisWay
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1 month 2 weeks ago

I think you said it well, by: "Amazon sellers are nothing but small fish"
And you know what happens to Small Fish, they get eaten by Bigger Fish :)
Great for Amazon (Wall Street), I think not so great for us "small fish" :(
OTN, that is why I like this Anoox so much, since it is the only non-profit non-wall
street based network i have found that is all about us "small fish", as they do not even
accept Advertising from Big (Wall Street) Fish.
Cheerios :)

Mitch_Bu
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1 month 2 weeks ago

The image is good, but reality is kind of different.

As any competitive market, would it be high street shops, street markets or mail order,
merchants on Amazon fight for their little corner.

It does not mean Amazon wants to eat them. On the contrary, without merchants, they
would do a lot worse.

And small guys like me would have hell of a time with their small web sites in an
Internet Ocean of mediocrity.


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Mitch_Bu
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1 month 3 weeks ago

As son and grand son of photographer, quite versed into photography myself, I should say that I have never seen so many good photography around that since Internet 2.00.

That means you are not in a market of scarcity, which makes it even more difficult to sell your stuff.

I went to your site. Nice. May I recommend you place a watermark on your pictures ASAP. Otherwise people will just download from images.google.com and never bother visiting your site.

Then go through the motions with search engines to have your site indexed and searchable. As a minimum, submit it for free through http://www.freewebsubmission.com/ which I have used to index mys sites and let me discover Anoox in the process.

I don't know if that is possible on fineartamerica, but your page is lacking a buy button. Get yourself an account at Paypal.com to be able to sell your stuff directly.

Then, seems to me I would contact shutterstock.com, 123RF.com and others who are prominent photo stores.
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DisWay
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1 month 3 weeks ago

How do you put a cool effective "watermark on your pictures"?
I have a whole bunch of Photos which I would like to protect like wise.
Thanks.

P.S., I have like 500 Photos, so I could not pay more than like 25 Cents for each to get
a watermark.

Mitch_Bu
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1 month 3 weeks ago

Go to images.google.com and look at the way pictures are watermarked. Usually, with text
in a semi-transparent color. Shutterstock does that for instance. I guess it can be done
with Photoshop, or Paint.Net, which can be downloaded for free from getpaint.net.

DisWay
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1 month 3 weeks ago

Mitch, I do not like Google stuff since they are so convoluted and generally difficult to
navigate. I checked out this getpaint.net and it seems pretty good image editor. Seems
like good replace for Gimp I been using. Thanks.

Mitch_Bu
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1 month 3 weeks ago

Exemple of watermarked picture :
https://thumb1.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/91858/400379983/stock-photo-dreams-o
f-travel-child-flying-on-a-suitcase-against-the-backdrop-of-a-sunset-400379983.jpg

DisWay
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1 month 2 weeks ago

Yes, of course I know how a Watermark looks. Doh :)
The question is how can I quickly, in an automated way, get Watermark on 100s of Photos
I have!

Mitch_Bu
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1 month 2 weeks ago

See https://en.softonic.com/s/watermark


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Branex
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3 months 1 week ago

You should create your product info-graphics in different channels like visually etc.
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barista
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3 months 1 week ago

I do not follow how that suggestion of yous is going to increase Sales of Photography by
an independent Artists!


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jobo_jodie
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6 months 5 days ago

You know you say that you have a photography web site, but you have not even attached a Photo of yours to this question! Talk about a miss opportunity.
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barista
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6 months 5 days ago

My thinking too.

easyworker
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6 months 4 days ago

You are absolutely right! I didn't think you could use URL's. So here is my website
address.
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/christine-schimanski

Thank you for pointing that out for me.

barista
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6 months 4 days ago

no the point was not to include your site url which would be spammy, but to have included
1 or 2 of your photos.

RicardoPenders1982
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6 months 3 days ago

*** SPAM FILTERED ***

barista
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6 months 3 days ago

Ricardo, it is a SPAM to include your email in a reply.
I am reporting you to Admin as SPAMer :(

RicardoPenders1982
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6 months 3 days ago

Well barista, you've done the work for me but I didn't even know that my email was in the
message...

I use Kaspersky Password Manager and maybe it got in the comment automatically, I'm also
new to this platform so it can happen that I make a mistake so I don't think it's fair to
report me as a spammer with the first thing I do wrong and it's not something that would
normally do.

I hope you understand.

easyworker
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6 months 3 days ago

I don't think Ricardo meant any harm. Ease up, we're all human here & things happen. Let's
move on & if you could tell me where I should have uploaded a picture that would be great.
The only reason I left out my link when I asked my question was that I thought that you
couldn't do that. Than when you replied that I should have attached a picture.I replied
with my link that has my pictures there? But now I understand I shouldn't do that?
Let's help not badger, isn't that why we're here?

RicardoPenders1982
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6 months 3 days ago

Thanks for backing me up easyworker you're the best...

Yesterday I've done a ton of work here on the Anoox platform and I would be very sad if
all that would be for nothing because I made a booboo.

Just for you to know I've written 39 reviews for the websites listed because nobody else
is doing that, I've added 12 new blog posts, put the social share button on my website, I
wrote 10 answers and a couple more things to go the extra mile, I believe that would be
enough for one day right?

easyworker
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6 months 3 days ago

You are awesome!! I believe if everyone took your lead this world would be a much better
place. Glad to know and Keep at it!

barista
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5 months 3 weeks ago

Ricardo & easyworker. I am with you guys. That is I have found out that the more that I
put into this Anoox network, the more I get back in connections and new ideas. I wish more
people were as active as we are, that would make this non-profit so much so the better for
all our benefits. Cheers mates :)


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vienna_boy
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6 months 5 days ago

The answer is staring you in the eyes! That is if you want lots of Traffic for your Website without spending huge money on Google, etc. Wall Street Media based advertising, then you realize that your only choice for low cost advertising is this Anoox non-profit social search network. We realized this a while back and have never looked back. So to be exact, if you have Multi Million Dollar advertising budget, then Google, etc. Wall Street Media based advertising is great. OTOH, if you have a small business advertising budget, then you simply CANNOT beat this Anoox advertising since Anoox is the only non-profit social search network.

They have a great page explaining all this here:
https://www.anoox.com/paid/adv_low_price_how.php
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jobo_jodie
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6 months 5 days ago

Although I agree with your core message. I would like to add that this Anoox also gives us
small businesses a great way for getting lots of Free Traffic, which is by answering other
members questions and being helpful to other members, by helping to get the best answers
and truth out.

barista
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6 months 5 days ago

Yes, exactly. If you have a huge advertising budget then Google is the place to go. OTOH,
If you have a small business advertising budget then this ANOOX non profit social search
engine is the best if not the only option. Since there is no other on profit social search
engine like it. Well none that I have found. OTN, if you all find another non profit
social search engine like this, please let us all know.

vienna_boy
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6 months 4 days ago

JJ, yes I know about Anoox free means for getting Free Traffic, based on sharing what we
know and like. And I too think they are very cool. But I thought that easyworker was
asking about the paid means for getting more Traffic. Also let me state that although
Anoox free means for getting free traffic are really awesome, that if you want to get
serious amount of traffic to your Site that the Paid Advertising is by far more traffic.

vienna_boy
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6 months 4 days ago

barista, agree. If you have Multi Million Dollar Advertising budget, that is you are Wall
Street funded, then Google Wall Street based search engine is really best. OTOH since 99%
of Small Businesses, or to be more exact 99.999% of small businesses, do not have Multi
Million Dollar Advertising budgets, which means they are not Wall Street funded, then
Anoox is a GOD sent for us since as the only non-profit search engine it is the only
source for super low cost Advertising for us.

easyworker
Member Since:2016-11-13
Located:cottonwood - United States
Interested in:Home business
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Title:Capitan
6 months 4 days ago

Thank you all, you have been helpful!!


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