I am hobbyist photographer and take different types of photos such as landscapes, architectural photographs, historical sites, fireworks, food and utensil photographs and abstract and experimental photographs. I also have some digital artworks and collages. I am tossing up between using stock photography sites or building my own website to sell my photos online.
I've noticed stock photography sites such as istock only pay 15% to non-exclusive members, which I think is really low. Also depending on the types of photos I have, I was thinking stock sites may not accommodate everything I have on stock. I was thinking of either using my own website entirely to sell my photos or using both my website and stock sites. I am a web developer. So I have no problem creating my own site. I will be using my site as a blog as well, which might help a bit in marketing and search engine optimisation. What would be my best option?