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Caitlin Compton


is it worth it?

Well, that’s really a question that every individual has to answer for themselves. 🙂 The more you put into it, the more you’re going to get out of it. How worthwhile it is, in the end, is up to you! Has it been worthwhile for me? Well, yes and no. 🙂 I’ve just reached over the payout amount (Woohoo!) and I’ve been on there for over a year. So, I definitely haven’t made a lot of money on there, but I haven’t dedicated to it very well either. I was reading the other day that the top contributors on LightStock make 4 figure payouts monthly. So, it can be worthwhile in regards to the money side of things, if you’re dedicated to it. If I’d started out exclusive I would’ve made more money by now, but I didn’t, so it was a slow start. For me personally, I’d prefer to have my photos somewhere doing something than sitting on a hard drive, so it’s worth it from that point of view. And a way to make a bit of money on the side.

how often does someone purchase one of your pictures off of LightStock?

Hmm. . . that’s a hard one! 🙂 I don’t have any consistent amount of sales. The other day I sold 8 overnight (I almost fell off my chair! 🙂 ), but sometimes I can go for a couple of weeks without selling any. I seem to go through stages where I sell multiple pictures over a couple of days, and then none for a while. So, I don’t know why that is, but it’s the way it works for me. All up I’ve sold 81, so hypothetically, that’s only 1 and half pictures a week over the time I’ve been on there!

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