04 June 2008

Look for Us in Germany!

This is a bit random, but such is life sometimes. I've been meaning to write about this for a while, but things have been... well, I've had to be much more selective with my time lately. Anywho, a few weeks ago this guy from Germany (Andreas) sent me a Flickr mail saying he had a postcard company and was interested in my Christmas card photo of us flying through the air. Not just interested, he wanted to purchase the right to use it on some of his postcards! I still keep the rights to the photo, but this granted him commercial use of the image. Yada yada yada, he said he wanted to pay me 70€, I said "booYAH!," he sent me a form to fill out, and I sent him the photo. Next day, $100 in my Paypal account. Done.

Obviously, this doesn't happen very often. However, this is really the ideal sale: you put your photos out there and someone finds them and says "i would like to buy..." I mean, that's really the best you can hope for. It didn't take any entrepreneurial efforts on my end and since the transaction was digital, I'd already done all the work.

Pretty neat.

(Also, I totally added that text in the photo for this entry. That's a goof. I mean, I didn't goof. It's a goof.)

(ALSO, I got my über Nalgene bottle in yesterday. 48oz of liquid-holding awesomeness. Not to mention loaded with BPA!)


Josh Bush said...

Way cool, that picture is awesome.

Sam said...

Josh, Glückwünsche über den Verkauf von Ihrem Foto! Das ist die coolste Nalgene Flasche je zuvor.

Josh said...

vielen Dank!