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eyeidea

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« on: January 10, 2012, 17:38 »
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hello all, well it's official, I have left iStock exclusivity on video too now, left exclusivity on photo Sept.2010 like so many others, it has been a lot of work but well worth it, I will not be pulling my portfolio but I am making new upload priorities different across several sites.

PRESS RELEASE HERE...
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9085704.htm


« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 17:53 »
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Wow...congratulations and good luck!

« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 17:55 »
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Congratulations Chad!  With the quality of your work, I am sure you will be extremely successful as an indy, just as you were as an exclusive :)

traveler1116

« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 18:11 »
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 I think video will probably be a lot better than photos as a nonexclusive, but let us know how it works for you.  Good luck.

« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 18:20 »
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Good luck!

« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 19:24 »
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Congratulation. I'm sure it's a good decision. I made it 2 years ago and never regret.
But I don't think contributing to Fotolia is a good choice. They have lowest commissions.

« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 22:18 »
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wow!  big step but I know you'll be successful!

« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 22:23 »
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Very encouraging, hope you have an easy time extending your portfolio across the entire stock spectrum. Wish you much success in 2012.

« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012, 22:28 »
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Congratulation. I'm sure it's a good decision. I made it 2 years ago and never regret.
But I don't think contributing to Fotolia is a good choice. They have lowest commissions.

Depends - they pay me 45 %. ;)

Good luck, eyeidea!

« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2012, 23:22 »
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Wonderful work! Are you a "one-man-show"?

« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2012, 23:44 »
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Your press release is pure class - it says what needs to be said, without sugarcoating or any hint of animosity. Hope 2012 as an independent is a good one for you.

« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 03:58 »
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Congrats Chad, and the best of luck in the next chapter of your journey

« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2012, 04:02 »
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Welcome to the wild side.

rubyroo

« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012, 04:08 »
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I hope it works out well for you  :)

ayzek

« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012, 06:49 »
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Good luck!

« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2012, 06:59 »
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Your press release is pure class - it says what needs to be said, without sugarcoating or any hint of animosity. Hope 2012 as an independent is a good one for you.

Yes, nice copywriting.

« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2012, 08:34 »
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Best of luck going independent, hope everything works out well for you.

« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2012, 14:14 »
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Your press release is pure class - it says what needs to be said, without sugarcoating or any hint of animosity. Hope 2012 as an independent is a good one for you.

despite the spelling mistakes.....it needs a good proofread....

I question the wisdom of eyeidea going non-exclusive after such success with iStock. but I certainly wish Chad the best of luck. His work is so good.

« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2012, 15:40 »
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Welcome fellow pariah.

« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2012, 15:47 »
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actually, these days it feels like you're more of a pariah if you remain exclusive

« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2012, 16:01 »
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actually, these days it feels like you're more of a pariah if you remain exclusive

Speaking only for myself, I don't think of exclusives as pariahs...I just don't understand why anyone would choose to remain exclusive when so many bad things keep happening at IS.

« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2012, 07:22 »
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Good luck!

Looks like more and more contributors are following your example or thinking about it. Another gold video contributor just announced that he cancelled exclusivity.

« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2012, 11:06 »
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Speaking only for myself, I don't think of exclusives as pariahs...I just don't understand why anyone would choose to remain exclusive when so many bad things keep happening at IS.

I don't know. I wouldn't want to make that transition. It's not exactly friendly outside the gates at IS and you're basically asking people to start over when they give up exclusivity. I've said it a couple times that I think the best place to be if you're going to be on IS is as an exclusive.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2012, 11:52 by cthoman »

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2012, 11:27 »
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actually, these days it feels like you're more of a pariah if you remain exclusive

Speaking only for myself, I don't think of exclusives as pariahs...I just don't understand why anyone would choose to remain exclusive when so many bad things keep happening at IS.

Money. And if the money well dries up then a lot of exclusives may not have any choice but to go find other sources of income. 

« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2012, 11:53 »
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actually, these days it feels like you're more of a pariah if you remain exclusive

Speaking only for myself, I don't think of exclusives as pariahs...I just don't understand why anyone would choose to remain exclusive when so many bad things keep happening at IS.

Money. And if the money well dries up then a lot of exclusives may not have any choice but to go find other sources of income. 

Right. Some of us still do well there. If (when?) things take a noticeable downward turn, I'll consider dropping the crown.


 

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