About Pixcoll

About Pixcoll microstock images collection

My name is Jiří Novotný. I am a photographer. I’ve always wanted to be a successful microstock contributor and sell my own work in microstock agencies.

photo Jiří Novotný Founder
Jiří Novotný Founder / CEO at Pixcoll s.r.o.

„My goal is to create a large and well-arranged offer of microstock photos by combining links to both large and small microstock agencies in one website and provide customers with quality microstock photos to buy for prices that are fair to both buyers and contributors.“

Jiří Novotný Founder / CEO at Pixcoll s.r.o.

Making a decision

Ever since the first day, I felt everyday frustration and disappointment from how microstock agencies worked – the money reward system appeared to be rather unsatisfactory for a contributor like me. Some microstock agencies began to increase their content on a large scale, making the conditions even worse, so I tried offering my portfolio in different microstock photo agencies. I started uploading my photographs to small microstock agencies that offered much better money rewards. On the other hand, there were also disadvantages in contributing to such microstock agencies – they tend to spend less on their microstock photos promotion, therefore have less customers and less sales.

When I uploaded my microstock photos to multiple microstock agencies, I struggled with keeping track of where exactly and in which of those microstock agencies I offered a specific photo. Successful selling of a microstock photo in a microstock agency is determined by its placing on the first page compared to other content. Each microstock agency sets an algorithm of ordering microstock photos deliberately in order to profit from it. This knowledge led me to a decision – I began promoting my microstock photos on my own, directly on my website. As a result, I managed to avoid microstock photo order system that is applied for searching in microstock agencies and I achieved offering my customers a direct way to buy my microstock photos, increasing my profit as a result.

First step

I programmed a simple website for my customers where each photo was provided with a direct link to a particular microstock agency. This enabled the customer to see clearly where each photo was offered and to access its purchase directly, saving their time and increasing my sales. When uploading large numbers of photos, it was very time-consuming to fill in all the data, though. This feature needed to be improved.

My vision

I programmed a simple website for my customers where each photo was provided with a direct link to a particular microstock agency. This enabled the customer to see clearly where each photo was offered and to access its purchase directly, saving their time and increasing my sales. When uploading large numbers of photos, it was very time-consuming to fill in all the data, though. This feature needed to be improved.

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Pixcoll was born

By gradually developing the application, I acquired new and very useful system with qualities that in most cases cannot be offered by microstock agencies to their contributors. These days, not only stock photo contributors are given an opportunity to promote their content through Pixcoll. I also offer connecting entire portfolios of small or large microstock agencies with the system. This formed unique Pixcoll microstock marketplace that helps promote multiple portfolios and increase sales for fellow microstock contributors and microstock agencies.

Each contributor offering and selling their microstock photos can sign up for Pixcoll microstock marketplace for free and create their own profile. This develops a huge potential for rise of Pixcoll microstock marketplace portfolio and therefore leads to attracting more customers.