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« on: August 30, 2018, 12:36 »
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Hi guys, I wanna ask for help to verify information - I get mail from Lisa Sallusto that they are open new microstock agency - Onepixel stock, they are choosing just few contributors not all of them.
Contract to check is here -
https://webshare.cz/#/file/2mf1b068j5 [nofollow]
https://webshare.cz/#/file/1s62lG3cgN [nofollow]
I can copy there an email what I get.

Any information to verify will be great. They have ready pages for contributors, - https://contributor.onepixel.com/ [nofollow]
but not ready page for customers.
Thanks for info



ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 12:47 »
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Another first post saying you've been headhunted by an agency (next to) no-one has heard of?

In the unlikely event you're serious: steer well clear!

« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 12:50 »
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Another first post saying you've been headhunted by an agency (next to) no-one has heard of?

In the unlikely event you're serious: steer well clear!

First, they contact me over my pinterrest profile where I have photos linked to Shutter, then we speak by mail......
so what do you think?

« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 13:24 »
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Runaway!

Seriously, nothing on the site, no info, nothing on google.  Why would you even think about it?

« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 13:46 »
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Yea you are right- I will send her email that I will wait until pages for customers sill be working ....

msg2018

« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 16:14 »
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Found some information about the company (in French) here:
http://entreprises.lefigaro.fr/onepixel-75/entreprise-840253942
and here:
https://www.societe.com/societe/onepixel-840253942.html
The company is very new, registered in June 2018.

And Lisa Sallusto is - or was - the "Head of Operation" of Fotolia Italy
https://it.fotolia.com/MediaCenter/Release (in Italian)
Not sure about her role, if any, in OnePixel.

Still no useful information about their new site.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2018, 16:35 by msg2018 »

« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 16:38 »
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Thanks,I send her an email that I will wait to launch site for customers

« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 05:54 »
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It's being started by a couple of people who previously worked at Fotolia / Adobe Stock. They've tried to "recruit" me and another photographer I know. I had a long phone call with them some time ago, and all I can say is that I didn't want to support the project as they are trying to enter the market by seriously dumping the prices of stock photography.

It's the same people who were behind One Dollar Club at Fotolia if anyone remembers that.

My advice: Don't get involved. Let's all put an effort into not allowing agencies to dump prices to a level that is not sustainable for us as photographers.

« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 06:04 »
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Thanks so much for telling your experience

« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2018, 10:09 »
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It's the same people who were behind One Dollar Club at Fotolia if anyone remembers that.


If you look here and here  (or search Dollar Photo Club) you'll see the huge effort that lots of people put into driving a stake into the heart of that misbegotten enterprise. Except for anyone who came to stock licensing after that debacle, I'll wager that everyone here remembers that well (and not fondly)

I'll echo the advice to shun any operation dreamt up by founders of the Dollar Photo Club
« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 10:26 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2018, 13:16 »
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I was also contacted by OnePixel.
In such cases I ask for compensation for my time and effort. Like Veer, Depositphotos and some other new agencies did at the time.
If the reply is no (and it was such from Onepixel) than sorry, no time wasting on my side.

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2018, 06:39 »
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We was also approached by them to join in. Told them we don't want to support dumping prices in any way.

Chad Bridwell who is part of the team was also part of the horrible Photo Dollar Club back in the days.

OM

« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2018, 10:06 »
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We was also approached by them to join in. Told them we don't want to support dumping prices in any way.

Chad Bridwell who is part of the team was also part of the horrible Photo Dollar Club back in the days.

Gawd!!!   Not 'THE CHAD' as he used to sign at pre-AdobeFT on the forums. I immediately take a huge dislike to people doing that as it usually says something about the size of their EGO:D

« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 16:02 »
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It's the same people who were behind One Dollar Club at Fotolia if anyone remembers that.


If you look here and here  (or search Dollar Photo Club) you'll see the huge effort that lots of people put into driving a stake into the heart of that misbegotten enterprise. Except for anyone who came to stock licensing after that debacle, I'll wager that everyone here remembers that well (and not fondly)

I'll echo the advice to shun any operation dreamt up by founders of the Dollar Photo Club


I remember DPC, I deleted most of my port with Fotolia because of them


« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 01:18 »
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Waiting for more Info before I do anything.We could use something fresh.....If it's real and actually fresh.For a Lot of us. this ain't our first Rodeo.

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2018, 03:42 »
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Read more about the bad idea of joining here. Let's not actually help with dumping prices!

(The link does not work, so copy/paste instead of hitting it)


http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/onepixel-is-now-open-for-business!/msg521485/?topicseen#new

« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2018, 03:58 »
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Low prices is never been good model for the authors, but following this logic should all of us stop supporting the subscription model too :)

Why we do not? Well it's because it brings us income. Ones Onepixel starts reporting regular sales(i think it will) the big part of contributors will go there. This is the reality lol

A lot of the big buyers already have its own collections of needed images, this collections are accumulated during the past 15 years and they have good source of images already bought. This old microstock buyers want as always to buy cheap, but now to not to be obligated to buy packages. I don't like cheap licences nor subscriptions, but again this is the reality.

« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2018, 10:32 »
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Waiting for more Info before I do anything.We could use something fresh.....If it's real and actually fresh.For a Lot of us. this ain't our first Rodeo.
It's not new. Just the team that bought you dollar photo club doing it under a different name after Fotolia wised up.

« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2018, 10:51 »
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Sounds like someone put lipstick on a pig

« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2018, 14:17 »
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Low prices is never been good model for the authors, but following this logic should all of us stop supporting the subscription model too :)

Why we do not? Well it's because it brings us income. Ones Onepixel starts reporting regular sales(i think it will) the big part of contributors will go there. This is the reality lol

A lot of the big buyers already have its own collections of needed images, this collections are accumulated during the past 15 years and they have good source of images already bought. This old microstock buyers want as always to buy cheap, but now to not to be obligated to buy packages. I don't like cheap licences nor subscriptions, but again this is the reality.

This is way worse than subscription sales. Because while subscription sales does give you low royalty payouts, it does at the same time bring more sales to the contributors. This model (OnePixel) gives you subscription payouts, but without the extra sales. It competes with the good single sales that you would see at any other agency and can eventually lead to them lowering your prices.

Good luck with your portfolio there. 
« Last Edit: November 19, 2018, 14:52 by jacoblund »

« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2018, 15:56 »
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Waiting for more Info before I do anything.We could use something fresh.....If it's real and actually fresh.For a Lot of us. this ain't our first Rodeo.

There were people - typically larger contributors - who went for the Dollar Photo Club too. They heard all the arguments against this approach - good for the agency and buyers; deeply unfair and destructive for contributors - but supplied them anyway.

I expect the same portfolios, probably for the same reasons, will supply OnePixel.

The good news - from the contributor point of view - is that this time there's no established agency behind the startup, so there's no strong-arming of unwilling portfolios into the dumpster fire of an bargain-basement agency.

That's about the only good news about a parasitic business like this. It adds no new buyers, no new features or business model; it's just predatory on price trying to poach business from other agencies where contributors can make more in royalties.

nobody

« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2018, 16:40 »
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I would rather toss my computer & files into the recycle bin before allowing myself to be screwed over by this company and owner! Tired of others living in luxury while tossing crumbs of bread my way... >:(


« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2018, 18:21 »
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Today I saw an ad for OnePixel on Facebook (where ad = "sponsored" post)

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2018, 13:52 »
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Today I saw an ad for OnePixel on Facebook (where ad = "sponsored" post)

We can only hope that anyone with sense will not support this site and we can hope it will shrivel up and go away.

Waiting for more Info before I do anything.We could use something fresh.....If it's real and actually fresh.For a Lot of us. this ain't our first Rodeo.

Waiting for more information and fresh? It's road kill, flat and dead, dollar photos which will steal sales from the established agencies and lower our earnings. Are you serious? The only thing real about this place is it's a real threat for suckers who upload.

Of course maybe you thought dollar photo club was a great idea too?

derek

    This user is banned.
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2018, 14:25 »
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Its a scam!  just forget it!


 

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