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« Reply #75 on: April 27, 2011, 14:53 »
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@Peter

A lot of us (including myself) have been waiting since last June to be reviewed.  Is there a timeline (rough guesstimate) about when that process will start up again?

Thanks,

Anita


lisafx

« Reply #76 on: April 27, 2011, 17:10 »
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@ Slovenian, don't know why the need for name calling and insults?  Nobody's forcing you to upload there, so what do you care if Xalanx or I or anybody else wants to?    

Can you please point out where I was calling names? Because nothing like that happened
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"Everything else you wrote after that doesn't matter (and I didn't read on), this result is incredibly pathetic, I would never even bother with such a site. If it takes a single minute for a photo to be uploaded, keyworded etc it's 4000 hours, so I guess you can expect to earn 1c/h during a long period Shocked . PATHETIC!"

It isn't exactly clear to me whether you are calling Stockfresh "PATHETIC" or Xalanx, after saying that what they wrote didn't matter and you didn't bother reading it.  Either way, it seems insulting and over the top IMO.  

« Reply #77 on: April 27, 2011, 17:14 »
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Do we want to contribute to the success of yet another 35 cent subscription site?

I'll rather have 35 cents for a M sized download than 25 cents for an XL download...

Slovenian

« Reply #78 on: April 27, 2011, 17:30 »
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@ Slovenian, don't know why the need for name calling and insults?  Nobody's forcing you to upload there, so what do you care if Xalanx or I or anybody else wants to?    

Can you please point out where I was calling names? Because nothing like that happened
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"Everything else you wrote after that doesn't matter (and I didn't read on), this result is incredibly pathetic, I would never even bother with such a site. If it takes a single minute for a photo to be uploaded, keyworded etc it's 4000 hours, so I guess you can expect to earn 1c/h during a long period Shocked . PATHETIC!"

It isn't exactly clear to me whether you are calling Stockfresh "PATHETIC" or Xalanx, after saying that what they wrote didn't matter and you didn't bother reading it.  Either way, it seems insulting and over the top IMO.  

"this result is incredibly pathetic". You must be American, so sensitive to everything, always calling to political correctness. Nah, I'll just stop right here, it's not worth loosing my time over defending myself against someone who can't even read properly. I'm over&out, what matters is that Xalanx and I have worked it out;)

lisafx

« Reply #79 on: April 27, 2011, 17:40 »
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"this result is incredibly pathetic". You must be American, so sensitive to everything, always calling to political correctness. Nah, I'll just stop right here, it's not worth loosing my time over defending myself against someone who can't even read properly. I'm over&out, what matters is that Xalanx and I have worked it out;)

So now you are insulting an entire nationality.  Classy.  

Thanks for proving my point.   ::)

Slovenian

« Reply #80 on: April 27, 2011, 17:58 »
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"this result is incredibly pathetic". You must be American, so sensitive to everything, always calling to political correctness. Nah, I'll just stop right here, it's not worth loosing my time over defending myself against someone who can't even read properly. I'm over&out, what matters is that Xalanx and I have worked it out;)

So now you are insulting an entire nationality.  Classy.  

Thanks for proving my point.   ::)

No, thank you for proving my point;). I love being right, it feels so * good :D

lisafx

« Reply #81 on: April 27, 2011, 18:11 »
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Nah, I'll just stop right here, it's not worth loosing my time over defending myself against someone who can't even read properly. I'm over&out, what matters is that Xalanx and I have worked it out;)

I thought you were done here.  

Must be another example of my not being able to read properly...  :-\

« Reply #82 on: April 27, 2011, 19:47 »
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Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Ok, so it's blindingly easy to submit to new site X, and they're nice guys, they answer their email, and by submitting all our images we can help them succeed.   But there's no advantage to me in just helping to create a bunch of new little Shutterstocks, all sharing the same pie, all paying me the same.  A new site has to show me how it's going to be significantly different, and better, that what we already have. 

There's also the harsh reality that maybe 1 out of 10 of these new sites will actually succeed and produce some sales.  That means I have to submit to 10 new sites, I guess.

And even that might be ok, until I think about the other 9 new sites that didn't make it, folding up in the future, all holding copies of my images - and all of a sudden they stop answering email...

I'm sure SF is fine, and maybe the subscriptions being limited to 'M' do in fact make it different, and better.  It's just that I already have my images sitting at a couple "fantasy" sites where I never make a sale.  There is a point where contributor fatigue sets in.

« Reply #83 on: April 27, 2011, 20:00 »
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50% royalties!!!!!

« Reply #84 on: April 27, 2011, 20:28 »
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50% royalties!!!!!

Well yeah that's great unless all they ever end up selling is subscriptions. 

This is all just my usual doom, gloom and sour grapes.

« Reply #85 on: April 27, 2011, 20:48 »
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50% royalties!!!!!

Well yeah that's great unless all they ever end up selling is subscriptions. 

This is all just my usual doom, gloom and sour grapes.

right but as I said, the upload is seriously EASY, upload like 300 or so FTP, then everyday but a click on IMPORT, then add releases if it is your case.. I have actually waited 8 months to join them but I am quite happy, portfolio growing quite good a very nice approval ratio around 80% (which I didnt had for other agencies for older files) and have 4 sales, 3 for 2.5$ and 1 for 0.5$.. give them a try

WarrenPrice

« Reply #86 on: April 27, 2011, 21:46 »
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This is almost funny but really more silly.  Why should anyone give a big rat's ass which sites someone else chooses to sell images through?
The point of the thread was supposed to be that Stockfresh feels they are in a position to start a serious marketing campaign. 
I'm still in "wait and see mode" but think that these are some people who have a lot of experience in microstock and seem to be applying that business sense favorably.

Now, back to minding my own business.   ::)

lagereek

« Reply #87 on: April 27, 2011, 23:52 »
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This is almost funny but really more silly.  Why should anyone give a big rat's ass which sites someone else chooses to sell images through?
The point of the thread was supposed to be that Stockfresh feels they are in a position to start a serious marketing campaign. 
I'm still in "wait and see mode" but think that these are some people who have a lot of experience in microstock and seem to be applying that business sense favorably.

Now, back to minding my own business.   ::)


Youre right!  Im in too!  whats the harm in trying out? 

« Reply #88 on: April 28, 2011, 02:25 »
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Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Ok, so it's blindingly easy to submit to new site X, and they're nice guys, they answer their email, and by submitting all our images we can help them succeed.   But there's no advantage to me in just helping to create a bunch of new little Shutterstocks, all sharing the same pie, all paying me the same.  A new site has to show me how it's going to be significantly different, and better, that what we already have.  

There's also the harsh reality that maybe 1 out of 10 of these new sites will actually succeed and produce some sales.  That means I have to submit to 10 new sites, I guess.

And even that might be ok, until I think about the other 9 new sites that didn't make it, folding up in the future, all holding copies of my images - and all of a sudden they stop answering email...

I'm sure SF is fine, and maybe the subscriptions being limited to 'M' do in fact make it different, and better.  It's just that I already have my images sitting at a couple "fantasy" sites where I never make a sale.  There is a point where contributor fatigue sets in.
I just concentrated on the big sites until I had a really big portfolio that was doing well.  Then I spread my portfolio to lots of sites, as long as it's easy to upload.  It makes a big difference in the long term.  The smaller sites might be similar but they all have different buyers.  Just sticking with the big sites means that a significant number of buyers will never buy your images.  Most of them seem to stick with one site.

I think a lot of the people that complain about low sales with smaller sites have less than 1,000 images or they don't have a portfolio that's good for stock sites.  Get a big portfolio with lots of images that buyers like and it really is worth spreading it around.  I see most of the biggest earning independents have their portfolio on lots of sites.  It must make good business sense, as they are the best in this business.


 

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