Anyone that reads my posts on a regular basis knows I don't market to the Internet Marketing community (and never have). I've marketed online since 1998 and marketing in the brick and mortar arena prior. So I really need some input here as I'm kinda flying in the dark.
I have a business partner who was talking to me about marketing (he runs a photography business) and wishes for me to help him start a new endeavor.
He has: consented photographs of people ranging from children to the elderly in all types of scenarios/dress/color/creed/etc.
The question here is if there is a market for photos of individuals for use by internet marketers. I know there are tons of stock photography sites out there... but a stock photography 'business man' looks just like a stock photography businessman. Meaning, his photos could be used for pen names, etc... which a) weren't wildly used and b) looked professional... but not fake or cheesy.
If you do believe there is a market for this... then what would be the best format for delivery? Membership site? All inclusive site (one time payment)? or DVD/CD delivery? Or something combined/different?
A copyright release would also be given out with every photo used. Options could include complete exclusivity to a photo (only used by one IM'er), a set of photos of the same person (and family, and pet, etc.); etc. He is pretty flexible with the possibilities... but I don't know where to guide him in his business planning yet.
The stock site for IM'ers was my idea... although I would assume he'd willingly let me guide him elsewhere if I could convince him of a viable business there.
Thanks for any input and critisims. (Photography isn't my arena... I only do it as a hobby... so I can't help with questions too much in that area)