CameraLabTester: The odds to make money from your photos are overwhelmingly stacked against your tiny image contribution...
Unless you have the rare photo of a UFO mother ship returning Richard Dreyfus to his mashed potato mountain, which will then earn you millions of dollars in paparazzi royalties.
Watermarks and frames are not allowed, but you can upload a clean version after an image has been accepted..
The version on Flickr will stay as-is.
As I mentioned in my post above (sorry, I meant to post as a reply), I have been getting $200-$600 from my Getty-Flickr portfolio for about 3 years now. Most months it is 200-300, but every 2 or 3 months I get a bumper month of about 400-600. It's money that is always very welcome, and requires virtually no effort on my part.
Well, here is my 2c worth.
I have been in the Getty Flickr collection for since shortly after it started. I have what I would call a small portfolio of around 150 images.
I haven't added any images for about a year now, and I have to say I don't mind the $200-$600 I get in my PayPal account from Getty EVERY month for doing essentially nothing. It has helped me to build up my kit from a Pentax K10D with kit lens, to a tidy professional kit.
So, it's not all doom and gloom. As they say, you've got to be in it to win it.I don't mind that I only get 20%. If memory serves me correctly, my biggest single sale was around $1200.