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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2018, 16:06 »
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The name of the game get played only between 3 agencies in still images and vectors, and 4/5 in the footage department. Everything else is noise and wasting time. Trust me with more that half a million $ net revenue in the last 8 years I know what I am talking about........The small agencies are really no competition for the big ones. Every second you loose with one of them you are loosing precious time that would bring you larger profits if you spent that times on the big boys.

To me the mechanics are pretty simple.

Let's say you choose to support OnePixel. OnePixel gets more content to sell -> Which can lead to more customers -> Which can lead to a bigger market share.

Now after a while competitors will have to fight back for that market share. So what do they do? They lower their prices. Agencies are not going to take that loss - so they lower contributor commissions.

Who looses? We do.

Only way we win (or at least maintain status quo) is by not allowing price dumping like that by simply not letting them sell our content.

On a side note: Yes 38 cents from a sub sale at Shutterstock might not be much - but more than 60% of our revenue from SS comes from enhanced licenses, on demand, or single sales.

There is more than one market even within agencies, they compete at all levels. The agencies are not the problem, they are not our competitors, contributors are, and there is no getting around the fact that they will hunt out every penny they can until it becomes unsustainable.  If you are a premium supplier it will not affect you, if not you're screwed and you might as well take every penny from anywhere and everywhere.


cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2018, 18:22 »
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The name of the game get played only between 3 agencies in still images and vectors, and 4/5 in the footage department. Everything else is noise and wasting time. Trust me with more that half a million $ net revenue in the last 8 years I know what I am talking about........The small agencies are really no competition for the big ones. Every second you loose with one of them you are loosing precious time that would bring you larger profits if you spent that times on the big boys.

but who are your top 3?  I get about 2/3 from ss and adobe & canva split the other 1/3 w dribbles from others, yet canva  never makes it above the top 10 on the list

« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2018, 20:36 »
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The name of the game get played only between 3 agencies in still images and vectors, and 4/5 in the footage department. Everything else is noise and wasting time. Trust me with more that half a million $ net revenue in the last 8 years I know what I am talking about........The small agencies are really no competition for the big ones. Every second you loose with one of them you are loosing precious time that would bring you larger profits if you spent that times on the big boys.

To me the mechanics are pretty simple.

Let's say you choose to support OnePixel. OnePixel gets more content to sell -> Which can lead to more customers -> Which can lead to a bigger market share.

Now after a while competitors will have to fight back for that market share. So what do they do? They lower their prices. Agencies are not going to take that loss - so they lower contributor commissions.

Who looses? We do.

Only way we win (or at least maintain status quo) is by not allowing price dumping like that by simply not letting them sell our content.

On a side note: Yes 38 cents from a sub sale at Shutterstock might not be much - but more than 60% of our revenue from SS comes from enhanced licenses, on demand, or single sales.

There is more than one market even within agencies, they compete at all levels. The agencies are not the problem, they are not our competitors, contributors are, and there is no getting around the fact that they will hunt out every penny they can until it becomes unsustainable.  If you are a premium supplier it will not affect you, if not you're screwed and you might as well take every penny from anywhere and everywhere.

I have good percentage of my income from this "noise and wasting time" agencies and the upload to most of them is as easy as drag and drop the files in FTP. Where i spent a lot of time was iStock, i spent hours and days to iStock selecting keywords and synonyms with checkboxes one by one...and now where is iStock. Canva also could be assumed as "noise and wasting time" in its first days, but now is on the top. Finally of course there are so many agencies to which should not upload, but the things are not just black or white, there are many midtones which bring some income and those midtones blended all together can bring good income.

« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2018, 12:27 »
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So anyone here who joined this website?

« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2018, 10:21 »
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The fact that in their official corporate communication they cannot formulate a proper sentence in English automatically disqualifies them for me. 

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2018, 13:46 »
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their terms say you assert you have any possible releases for ALL images you upload ad must supply them on request - which means, exterior shots, automobile and other trademarked designs, etc that most agencies accept could make you vulnerable - they never replied to my request for clarification. 

« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2018, 14:53 »
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their terms say you assert you have any possible releases for ALL images you upload ad must supply them on request - which means, exterior shots, automobile and other trademarked designs, etc that most agencies accept could make you vulnerable - they never replied to my request for clarification.

Most photographers are broke and no one is going to sue a broke photographer.

« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2018, 21:34 »
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Most photographers are broke and no one is going to sue a broke photographer.

First, I would never want to use that as my business strategy...

Second, not all of us are broke.  Personally I have a very tidy nest egg that I would not want to lose through carelessness...

« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2018, 03:14 »
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So anyone here who joined this website?

I would recommend anyone who is thinking of uploading should speak to Chad before deciding to trust them with your portfolio.

I'll leave it at that.

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2018, 04:23 »
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I have had a couple phone conversations with one of their recruting partners. She was trying to get us to contribute at the site.

First of all, I pointed out too her the very bad revenue. She claimed it was market standard.

We run a very successful stock business with huge numbers of sales, from which we can make detailed statistics that actually gives a broad view on the market.

Her statement is not true. We sell loads of expensive licenses at Shutterstock every day ranging from 20$ to 120$ REVENUE!!!

Beside that we sell lots and lots of files on Adobe on normal subscriptions with 0,99$

Again her statement is not true!



The worst thing though was that she was lying to us about the business structure. I asked straight up if Chad Bridwell had anything to do with Onepixel. I had information that stating he was. She said "no no no, I know Chad but he had nothing to do with Onepixel".


What happened next was that she sent us a draft of the licenses and terms, which included a link to a www somewhere in the plain text. There we could read that Chad Bridwell was part of the business.


Partners who straight up lie is something we all should avoid.


Beside that selling 1$ files will attract all the customers who do not want to pay the correct price for any given license im pretty convinced.


Let's all support the good guys in the business instead. There's plenty of them, where good quality lead to lots of sales.

Best
Stefan Dahl


« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2018, 05:18 »
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I have had a couple phone conversations with one of their recruting partners...
Yup, you're getting the idea. Sounds like Chad has found some peas to get into this particular pod with him. Let's hope it dies on the vine.

« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2018, 05:34 »
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Who is Chad Bridwell?
Did I miss something

nobody

« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2018, 05:41 »
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Whenever a business states --"It's market standards for prices. " Run like hell!


 

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