be sure to have an avatar or you won't be in the search.
your work will sell fine here. though i would make the signature lighter, they may see it as a watermark and might not print it. but otherwise as long as you have a description and keywords and advertise yourself, it should sell fine.
Welcome! You have wonderful images! I would probably NOT include your signature on them, might casue issues when sold on certain products that would be cropped for that product and then FAA might cancel the sale. Also might be an issue if photo is matted partially over the signature.
You will need to do a LOT of marketing, FAA does NOTHING for the artists, other than give us a "shelf" in a HUGE WAREHOUSE! Your job is to bring buyers to your stuff and ONLY YOUR STUFF! So Titles, descriptions and KEYWORDS are the KEY! If you are already good with Social Media, like FB,Instagram and Pinterest among others, you've got a great start!
Here's my tutorial on pricing to get you started, use as a guide for your work, which is very good!
Thank you very much for all the helpful answers and Rich Franco for kind comments as well.
I am thinking to upload image without signature or watermark here (I just put signature on my images on website)
What is most problematic for me is marketing , I have zero experience in that and also I am not active on social media that much (maybe this is time to start to be:)).
If you have some good hints on where to start marketing my work it would be very helpful.
If you've ever seen the last part of the "Raiders of the Lost Ark", when they open these doors to this HUGE WAREHOUSE, thousands of boxes, all look the SAME? Well, that's just a small closet to FAA/Pixels! Millions of images here and "marketing" is the only way to get buyers to see your stuff. Titles, descriptions and most importantly, KEYWORDS are only part of this trail that will lead buyers to your images.
Marketing can be as easy as just posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and others. There are a few Facebook groups that members here on FAA have started and that's probably the minimum you'll need to do. Do some research here and in discussions you'll see a few. THEN, it's consistency and getting your name in front of people EVERYDAY, somewhere, FB or wherever. IF you are on FB already, then after you upload some images, begin to showcase them on your FB page, invite others to post and develop a following. You'll see that your "visits" on your FAA site will increase, though most will be "bots", little buggers that Google and others send out to find new stuff and then store that info, until somebody does a search for YOUR IMAGE keywords! I'm averaging about 600 to 1,000/day and I'm a slacker!
IDEALLY, the shortest path to "success" will be a niche market that you can eventually "OWN", as I'm trying to do with my cars, now with over 5,000 car images, and JUST NOW, uploaded my 8,000th image! 8009, actually! If you "own" some niche group and when a buyer searches for some keyword and YOUR IMAGES are there, maybe the first page, then your chances of selling that stuff is near perfect.
Here's a great example, if I say so myself!
"2019 Ford Shelby".......56 of 56, which 55 are MY IMAGES!!!
"2019 Corvette"......125 images, of which about 116 are MINE!!!
Getting the idea? So that's the "easy" way to get sales. Many other ways, but then quantity of images gets involved, great keywords and descriptions! Look around for stuff that looks like your stuff and see what I mean.
Here's my last example of what I mean, when competing with other great photographers. When I firs joined years ago, I had a BUNCH of good images on the first few pages of "Glacier National Park", and NOW, I have a single image on page TWO, which has sold a couple of times and that's the ONLY reason it's there! I looked just now and got to page 10 and didn't find any of my Glacier stuff....so that's what we fight here, staying on the first 3-4 pages of ANY SEARCH!
Okay, fingers hurt, been working on this blurry monitor since this morning, but I hope this helps. Bottom line, having GREAT IMAGES, like you have, doesn't really mean much, if NOBODY ain't never sees nuttin of yours!
Thank you so much Rich for detailed explanation, I guess there will be quite a bit work to do to get all things right and to put images in good chance to be seen.
Until now on other agency all I had to do is key-wording, description and title, and all the marketing stuff is on agency (so good images are mostly in top search).
But there are mostly people images while i enjoy more taking images of nature and wildlife.
Things seems here a bit different and there is learning curve involved which will bring new experience for sure.
Hope to put all information into good use and pass it on in future to others who will need help :)
Much more different than a stock house, where back in the day, you'd send in 50 slide pages of new iamges and they did all the rest of the work! Here, they "give" us a shelf and wish us the best and walk away...LOL!
It's a big committment to do stuff right here, need hundreds of images to get really seen and then, even then, after uploading those, need to keep adding "inventory" AND doing the marketing too.
So the "easiest" step, is to upload 25 images, for free and see how it goes. I'm sure there are those here that sell with 25 or less images, but must really be unique stuff. Next step is ALL IN! Really nothing in-between......