A new stock photo concept cuts our the middleman – Paya

Now this is super interesting. Paya has just launched a direct channel selling site that utilizes social media, video and photos in a direct selling opportunity for professional photographers, amateur photographers, citizen journalists and videographers. If you are great at self promotion, have an impressive Klout score and a lot of friends, fans and followers, Paya could just be your ticket to making money from the photos, videos and digital files you have created.

Self promotion and marketing equals higher commission rates

Many photographers and videographers are frustrated with the low commission rates offered through the sales template of stock photo agencies. As the internet becomes more open and people are building their personal brands online, selling your videos and photos through a third party seller seems archiac and less profitable. What has stopped photographers and visual media artists from selling thier creations online has now been removed as a barrier, Paya has found a way to sell your creations direct to buyers and use social media to help you with the process. Confused about rights and licensing? Paya has taken care of this as well.

Paya is new and puts you in the marketing drivers seat

Paya is built on the idea that each contributor has a self promotion strategy, will market their own designs and portfolio with the help of Paya licensing and rights template that helps photographers sell their photos and videos the right way.

Paya will let you sell photos from Flickr, Facebook, Vimeo, Youtube and Photobuket (more to follow). There is no need to upload the images to any kind of Stock agency! You define the price and Paya get a 20% cut – 80% for you sounds good enough for me to try them out!

If you are not into marketing, or don't want to both with self promotion, Paya may not be for you, but many photographers have built a reputation and an online identity that deserves a higher commission for their photos.


Be in control of your selling and gain more money

Paya is about leaving the seller in control of their brand, their inventory and their marketing. T3media is the brainchild behind this new way of selling stock photography and will continue to look for opportunities for stock photo sellers and video sellers. Check out Paya and see if this works for you, and watch how Paya grows and develops.


Amos Struck

Amos Struck

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus on providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography like WordPress plugins. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

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