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I have just sold my girlfriend / fiancée for the first time at BigStockPhoto for a massive $3 wooo! 😉
Here she is, sat on a rock by a local reservoir while we were out walking the dogs, so far she has not sold at the other agencies BSP is the first!

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Title:
Happy Girl Sitting On A Rock By The Water
Description:
Happy smiling girl sitting on a rock by the water holding her dog leads.
Keywords:
boots, dog lead, girl, good, happy, holding, jeans, lake, landscape, lead, looking, lovely, nature, outdoors, portrait, pretty, reservoir, rock, sitting, smiling, sweet, trees, walk, water
Categories:
Landscapes » Rural
Nature » Miscellaneous
People » Women

She is obviously available at the other sites, so go and buy her!
www.istockphoto.com/pdtnc
www.shutterstock.com/?rid=59135
www.dreamstime.com/resp131585
www.fotolia.co.uk/p/47653/partner/47653
www.stockxpert.com/?ref=pdtnc
www.bigstockphoto.com/?refid=jqNKkUDsgl
www.canstockphoto.com/?r=16050
www.123rf.com/src_pdtnc
www.yaymicro.com/register.action?referredBy=pdtnc

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Yet another stock agency… Looks a good clean, easy to use site, no fuss, easy on the eyes, navigation is all sensible, hopefully it will appeal to the hardcore image buyers out there.

Various permutations of the referral link (the second one is my portfolio):
http://yaymicro.com/register.action?referredBy=pdtnc
http://yaymicro.com/search.action?search.photographer=pdtnc&referredBy=pdtnc

To quote YAY from their press page:

Background

YAY Micro is an affordable provider of digital content. YAY offers photos, illustrations and vector files to customers all over the world. The parent company, YAY Media AS, is located in Oslo, Norway, and was founded by Linda Johannessen, Jan Ole Kjellesvig and Roger Bystrøm in January 2008. YAY Micro got their first images March 7th. The response from photographers and artists have been positive, and by launch June 2nd YAY Micro had over 200 000 images in their database. Over 1 000 photographers and artists have signed up.

Our vision is to be the leading digital content provider.

YAY offers both creative and editorial content

At YAYmicro.com you will find great creative and editorial images. Building an editorial database is a priority, and new images are added every day. Freelance photographers, citizen photographers and agencies deliver fresh red carpet images to YAYmicro.com.

Our goal is to be the first microstock agency to fully incorporate editorial content in our offering.

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Its taken from 31st October 2005 untill now for me to get to Silver status, and in that time iStock has earned me close to $3000, 23% of my total stock earnings. If I got my act together and uploaded and shot more specific work it would have been quicker. iStock has been the most consistent earner out of the sites I submit to, exclusivity is tempting but not really an option anymore for me as I submit to too many of the other micro sites and it would prevent me selling istock rejects.

Here is a line graph of how my file sales have gone over this period:
istockfileroyalties
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