Back in the Seventies and Eighties I founded and ran several Fleet Street photo agencies specialising in stock images of celebrities from pop stars to politicians. These were syndicated to the National and International press and Television. These days I am active in the Microstock world and this blog charts my journey as well as, hopefully, providing inspiration and ideas to others. Image buyers should also find this blog useful with links to my portfolios and regular updates on new uploads. Unless otherwise stated all images are my copyright and may not be reproduced or copied. Comments are very welcome but will be reviewed before publication. Enjoy your visit. Regards, David.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

First Payout At Yaymicro:

Yaymicro.com yesterday posted our "third party" sales for the first quarter of 2010. It always takes a few weeks after the end of the quarter to get all the results collated and payment received by Yay from their re-seller.
This time my share came to just under 10 euros. That, and a co-incidental Editorial sale yesterday (Guinot wing walking display team at the 2009 Eastbourne airshow) took my Yay sales to 39 euros -well above the 30 euro payout level. I'd heard they were fast but after clicking the request payout tab the money was in my Paypal account within two minutes! That's impressive. Yay also announced two new re-seller arrangements (the first of a number of deals they hope to do this year). Best known amongst these is German owned agency Polylooks which has been getting quite a bit of attention lately.
Yay has been a slow site to build but things seem to be starting to move now. In addition, this has got to be one of the easiest and fastest sites to upload to and editing is fast using their bulk edit feature for similar images. I am certainly sticking with them for now. Regards, David.

6 comments:

Luis said...

congrats :) I just have 4 sales for a total of 6.5Eur with more than 1500photos.. didn't reveice anything for partners

cheers

David Fowler (newsfocus1) said...

Thanks Luis. Sorry that you didn't get any third party sales. You have submitted a "project folder" to be included I assume? I'm hoping the two new partner sites will bring extra sales in time. Regards, David.

Luis said...

actually I dont know what you are talking about, where can I check that?

David Fowler (newsfocus1) said...

Luis, to be included in the third party sales you need to apply to Yay. Go through your port at Yay and click on "add to project folder" for your 100 best images. When you have finished be sure to click on the "public" option for your folder. There will be a link shown to your folder. Email that link to Yay and they will look at your folder and, hopefully, add your images to the third party sellers. They will look at your whole portfolio (not just the 100) and you only have to do this once. Any new images you submit to Yay will be considered automatically. More here on the programme: http://yaymicro.com/view.action?page=third_party_sales_program. Hope that helps! Regards, David.

keving said...

very interesting to read your experiences. My name is Kevin George and I'm a stock photographer living in Madrid. Keep going with istock as they are well worth it in the long run, with your editorial stuff you might well find more sucess on Alamy or Age which is a very good Spanish based outfit.

David Fowler (newsfocus1) said...

Hi Kevin, thanks for your comments. Sorry for the delay in responding -just got back from holiday on the Greek island of Halki. I am registered at Alamy but all the upsizing stuff always seemed like too much bother. With their new lower file size requirements I must try some there. Thanks also, I'll check out Age as well. Kind Regards, David.