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« on: January 25, 2018, 11:51 »
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Just signed up with BS, does it worth the time and effort? What's your thoughts? I know they are at the bottom of the middle tier but some people say that sales are improving. What's your experience?
Thanks in advance.
Dimitris


« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 15:26 »
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They are the sandbox for SS to experiment with paying us less.

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 15:28 »
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Short answer: No.

angelawaye

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 16:05 »
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No. Years ago they were decent but it has really gotten bad over there.
Plus, they don't let you removes images unless you email them.

« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 00:33 »
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Thanks a lot guys. Really appreciate your advice. I'm not gonna bother submitting to them if that's the case.
Thanks again.

« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 01:56 »
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I make about the same at Big Stock as Dreamstime, so not lots, but I do receive regular sales. Ive continued to upload to it, and its a pretty simple interface to submit images. Ive never managed to get videos submitted, but my portfolio is primarily images anyway.

« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 06:14 »
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I am on 10 stock sites.
If I could do it all over again I would skip CanStock and BigStock, not worth the time and effort.

« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 09:02 »
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I make about the same at Big Stock as Dreamstime, so not lots, but I do receive regular sales. Ive continued to upload to it, and its a pretty simple interface to submit images. Ive never managed to get videos submitted, but my portfolio is primarily images anyway.
I am on 10 stock sites.
If I could do it all over again I would skip CanStock and BigStock, not worth the time and effort.
Thank you so much again for the input. I already made my decision I'm not going to bother with Bigstock. I may give Dreamstime another shot...

« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 12:50 »
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Was a very Good site Before SS bought them. Tim and Dawn were very cool People. SS killed it. Probably a tax shelter. and Canstock?? really?

« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2018, 13:24 »
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it depends in which country you live. A am living in a low income country, it is worth for me. I dont want to miss it.

« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2018, 08:56 »
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it depends in which country you live. A am living in a low income country, it is worth for me. I dont want to miss it.

Right.  This has been the case nearly every time we have a discussion about low-sale sites.  For me, BigStock has gone down to Canstock levels. I made regularly about $80-100 a month there, and now it's $20 a month.  It makes sense though. With SS buying them I think BigStock is really more of a test site and not really used to generate primary revenue.  That is SS.  I doubt there is much advertising for BigStock and their slow decline in sales will end up like Panthermedia and all of those other sites that generate nothing.  I'm letting my images ride because I am on the bridge to nowhere with SS.  But outside of that, I would not be adding content.  I am opted out on the video side, too. 

So if you are in a high-cost of living country, expect to not make much at BigStock. They are in the low tier for me, not middle like to poll says.  Other mileage may vary, of course.  For low income countries, you can earn a few dollars there but I would consider that BigStock might ultimately close their doors sooner than later (just speculating here).

« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2018, 09:11 »
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Though whatever the cost of living in your country it also depends if you could be using the  time spent to generate more income elsewhere. Bstock is quick to upload and is a fairly non brain engaging task.

niktol

« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2018, 09:32 »
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I have a feeling that BigStock being the poor cousin of SS just cannibalizes my SS earnings. I uploaded a test set pics, wasn't impressed with the results, and couldn't be bothered since. CanStock on the other hand isn't a large moneymaker but it's OK and its RPD is better than on SS. Additionally I like the people working there, they have always been very helpful.

« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2018, 23:57 »
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I think it's good. I sell almost a half of what I sell in SS.

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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 12:58 »
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Then you're not selling much at SS.

ShadySue

« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2018, 13:22 »
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FWIW, the poll history graph is very surprising re BigStock:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?page=PollResults


Sorry, that's Envato which seems to be soaring.

« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2018, 15:39 »
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Not worth. Been with them for more than ten years. My portfolio is around 5200 images and I make $2-5 a month with them.
A few years ago with a smaller portfolio I was around $20-30 a month.


 

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