About Pixcoll

About Pixcoll Stock photo marketplace

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

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

„My goal is to create a large and well-arranged offer of stock photos by combining links to both large and small stock agencies in one website and provide customers with quality stock 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 stock agencies worked – the money reward system appeared to be rather unsatisfactory for a contributor like me. Some stock agencies began to increase their content on a large scale, making the conditions even worse, so I tried offering my portfolio in different stock photo agencies. I started uploading my photographs to small stock agencies that offered much better money rewards. On the other hand, there were also disadvantages in contributing to such stock agencies – they tend to spend less on their stock photos promotion, therefore have less customers and less sales.

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

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