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Microstock Photography by Douglas Freer

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CHAPTER 9 Mixing It with Rights-Managed Stock

Once you have got your feet wet in the world of microstock photography, you may start casting around for other ways to make money from your photography. After all, your confidence will have grown from some success in the world of microstock, so it is reasonable to look at the alternatives.

I know quite a few microstock photographers who have expressed an interest in the more traditional stock outlets. It can be rewarding to sell an image for $100, $500, or even more instead of just $1 or $2. That is not to say that you will earn more per image over time with a traditional rights-managed or royalty-free library (you may or may not), so beware of confused thinking that leads to disappointment.

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