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Contributor Info: Adding A Source

So you’ve joined the Lobster community as a contributor – welcome! Want to sell more pictures and videos but not sure how? This simple blog will walk you through everything you need to know about adding a source and increasing the content you have on offer! We value our Lobster community above everything so we’ve…

So you’ve joined the Lobster community as a contributor – welcome!
Want to sell more pictures and videos but not sure how?

This simple blog will walk you through everything you need to know about adding a source and increasing the content you have on offer!
We value our Lobster community above everything so we’ve broken this down into a few quick steps that will have you selling more content in no time!

Step 1: Log In

Log in and head to “My Content” on the menu in the top right corner.

If you are using a smartphone or tablet this menu will look like 3 lines stacked on top of each other, otherwise, this will appear as a drop-down menu.
This will take you to a screen that looks like this:


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Step 2: Pick a source and press the Plus (+) button

If you are using a laptop or desktop computer this plus sign will react when you scroll over it with your mouse to let you know it is ready to use

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Step 3: Authorise the Account

To make sure that you agree to link this account, and that they are your images that you will be selling, you will need to authorise the account to be linked.
This will happen with a small pop-up window.
Just follow the prompts to link the authorise this action and allow both your social account and your Lobster account to remain safe and secure.

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Step 4: Let It Load

Sit back, relax, and let out tech collect the images and videos from the platform for you to then organise and decide which ones you would like to sell!
This process should not take long, however, if you think it is taking longer than it should just let us know and we’ll fix it as soon as we can!

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Image by Ksenia Repina

Step 5: I’ve Added My Source!

Great work – you can share the news on Facebook or Twitter to let people know where they can buy your images!
Just click the small cog that has replaced the plus symbol and choose which platform you’d like to share the good news on!
While you’re there, why not join the Lobster Community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram or Twitter.

 

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FAQs For Sources:

I want to sell images without uploading them to Facebook or Instagram
This is simple- connect a dropbox or google drive instead.

By connecting these sources, you will be able to ensure no one simply takes the images from Facebook or Instagram and only has access to an image once it has been purchased.
This feature is perfect for keeping your high-resolution images protected for proper licensing. 

Will new images I take appear on Lobster automatically?
Yes!
Our AI does all the hard work so you don’t have to!

Can I change what I want to sell?
Definitely. At any time you can log in and change or update what you want to sell. As a marketplace, it is important to us that you have the power over your content. 
For example, if an image is important to you and you decide you don’t want to sell it anymore, simply list is as not for sale and it will no longer be available for purchase.

If you are a photographer, this feature is especially perfect for any images you are showcasing or selling elsewhere (for example through an agency or within an exhibition) or for any private images that you may have but are unable to sell.

I have family in my images:

> I still want to sell the image:
Just fill out a model release to show the person is ok with brands or the media using their image

> I don’t want to sell the image:
We want to protect your privacy, You can list the image as not for sale to make sure no one is able to purchase the image. If you have any issues doing this let us know and we will help you immediately.

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