Rights Managed Sellers Should Adopt Microstock Pricing Strategies

Posted on 1/8/2011 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (3)

It time for rights-managed sellers to adopt many aspects of the microstock pricing strategy. The immediate reaction of many RM sellers will be, “I’ll never sell my images as royalty-free.” That’s not what I’m proposing. Photographers will continue to manage the rights to their images. They will continue to be able to license exclusive and restricted uses to their images. But from the customer’s point of view the basic pricing model will look and feel just like the microstock model that they have come to prefer.

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