A few days back I received an email from Flickr Curators about adding my photos to their new service called Flickr Marketplace. My first was reaction was "Wow, there is a Flickr Marketplace?" and my second reaction was "I wonder how much it pays?" After reading into it a bit the details were pretty fuzzy still, but I did figure out that they are paying the photographer 51% of each sale (license?) which is more than other stock agencies pay out but still quite a bit less than a photographer could make selling their own work. Honestly I don't have a lot of hope that this will be any different than say 500px Prime or other photography sites trying to generate a profit not only for themselves but for the photographer, albeit they are taking care of themselves first.
So, after doing a Google search I came up pretty empty on answers. I believe it's still in beta mode, and without any clear definition or launch date it seems right now they are curating photos they believe are worthy to launch and going from there. Part of what bugs me is the photos they wanted to add of mine all had the watermark, so I'm not sure how much attention they are paying. More than likely they're just trying to fill the photo tank at this point to get started.
Without a lot of details, I gave permission because I see it as one more stream for revenue and if it doesn't do anything I didn't lose anything. But if anyone out there has any more info or experience with this I'd be glad to hear from you.
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