Fotolia vs Big Stock Photo

@julianarw (1524)
Netherlands
July 12, 2008 7:24am CST
Yesterday I joined at Fotolia and Big Stock Photo to sell my photos. I am so new in here. Can I ask everyone in here who already work with them, how long the process until your uploads being approved by them? Just curious....which one the best to sell our photos?? And why??
5 responses
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I'm with BigStockPhoto and I'd like to try some place else too to make some more spare change. Hopefully someone knows about Fotolia on here, I'd love to find out if that's a good one. I like BigStockPhoto, but I'd like to make more money as well if I could since I don't get a whole lot through my photos currently.
@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
12 Jul 08
so..you work with bigstockphoto... how long it will take the process until your photos can be release????
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
12 Jul 08
It varies because sometimes they are short staffed on photo approvers. I've had it take only 3 days sometimes, and other times 2 weeks. Right now they tend to be moving slowly, so I'd give it 2 weeks. The good news is, once the photos are uploaded they just sit up there and earn for you. Which is why I love stock photography, I already took the photos, now I can sit around and wait. But I do need to add some more photos since I only have about 300 up so far.
@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
12 Jul 08
wow...you must be good great paid with them :D I hope you can answer my message. thanks
@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Skip the microstocks. I dabbled with Shutterstock, Dreamstime, iStock, Fotolia, Big Stock, 123 Royalty Free, FeaturePics, and others. Then I realized I was getting shafted.. and switched to REAL stock agencies. Enter in Alamy and Photoshelter. Last few sales - each over $100 PER SALE. $100 vs $0.25. Can you say no contest? The micros provided nothing but proof that there was a market for my images. The real agencies are the only way to go.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I am looking to find a place to sell my photos. Thanks for the tip.
@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I'm on both. Out of the two of them, I like Fotolia much better. Photos I upload to Fotolia are usually reviewed within a few hours. Photos I upload to Big Stock usually take a few days to a week to be reviewed. I've also had a lot more sales on Fotolia than I've had on Big Stock!
@Ohara_1983 (4119)
• Kuwait
12 Jul 08
im sorry julianarw, i dont have any idea about Fotolia & Big stock Photo, wish i can give you and idea about it.