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« Reply #100 on: November 25, 2015, 20:50 »
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Good to hear that you guys are selling images on Stocksy, by the look of it though you are only selling each image once. Yes you get a couple of hundred dollars, but unless that images sells many more times how will it cover your ROI, if you shot a model and had to hire equipment or a studio. Does not really matter that you got a couple of hundred dollars for a one off sale infact if you look at it like that it is a bit of a rip off.
I should think thet stocksy makes you exclusive and certainly the client will want exclusivity.

Stocksy requires images exclusivity, not photographers. I'm with Stocksy for 1.5 years, my top sellers sold more than 20 times.


« Reply #101 on: November 25, 2015, 20:52 »
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Hi all, do you think I still could apply if my works have never been published (I only have my microstock portfolios online)? Or I shouldn't even bother?

It's RF, so whether the works have been published or not; it doesn't matter. Once images  uploaded to Stocksy, you have to make the same images and sister images are not on other sites.

« Reply #102 on: November 26, 2015, 00:56 »
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Good to hear that you guys are selling images on Stocksy, by the look of it though you are only selling each image once. Yes you get a couple of hundred dollars, but unless that images sells many more times how will it cover your ROI, if you shot a model and had to hire equipment or a studio. Does not really matter that you got a couple of hundred dollars for a one off sale infact if you look at it like that it is a bit of a rip off.
I should think thet stocksy makes you exclusive and certainly the client will want exclusivity.

Some sell once (so far), some sell multiple times, some haven't sold, yet.  Just like any other agency.  However, 33 cents per sale doesn't happen at Stocksy.  Let's just say the investment in a shoot is well worth it.

MxR

« Reply #103 on: November 26, 2015, 02:33 »
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i know people with near to 2 dollars of RPI for image. (3000 photos 5000 dollars per month)

Try it with all micro sites.

Stocksy works well but is too hard be in today.


« Reply #104 on: November 26, 2015, 04:23 »
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I should think thet stocksy makes you exclusive and certainly the client will want exclusivity.

The client does not necessarily want exclusivity. But Stocksy can offer it at a special price (usually in the thousands) because the images are exclusively with them. It's an additional offer that most microstock sites can not offer. If the client is willing to pay for that, a single image sale will make you more than a thousand subscription downloads on Shutterstock, and that's probably a rare sight these days.

jen

« Reply #105 on: November 30, 2015, 19:16 »
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Good to hear that you guys are selling images on Stocksy, by the look of it though you are only selling each image once. Yes you get a couple of hundred dollars, but unless that images sells many more times how will it cover your ROI, if you shot a model and had to hire equipment or a studio. Does not really matter that you got a couple of hundred dollars for a one off sale infact if you look at it like that it is a bit of a rip off.
I should think thet stocksy makes you exclusive and certainly the client will want exclusivity.
Haha, why would you assume each image has only sold once? 

« Reply #106 on: January 04, 2016, 08:40 »
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Ok, am I the only one still waiting??? Is this normal?
It's been 6 months now..

Btw. Happy new year :D

jen

« Reply #107 on: January 05, 2016, 09:01 »
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Ok, am I the only one still waiting??? Is this normal?

1. No
2. Yes

:)

« Reply #108 on: January 05, 2016, 20:17 »
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Still waiting as well. I know Stocksy has an awesome collective and I'd love to be a part of but at this point I can't help but think the wait time and lack of communication may be reflective of wider issues with the agency.

« Reply #109 on: January 06, 2016, 10:28 »
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Still waiting as well. I know Stocksy has an awesome collective and I'd love to be a part of but at this point I can't help but think the wait time and lack of communication may be reflective of wider issues with the agency.

I think you would be better to think of it as the time are care that is given to selecting new members. Any wider issues are strictly imaginary. Stocksy is thriving.

« Reply #110 on: January 06, 2016, 11:03 »
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I've actually just joined this site so this is my first post.

Does anyone else have an interview with Stocksy? I didn't know they did this, but they contacted me saying they liked my portfolio and wanted to schedule an interview.

« Reply #111 on: January 06, 2016, 13:44 »
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I've actually just joined this site so this is my first post.

Does anyone else have an interview with Stocksy? I didn't know they did this, but they contacted me saying they liked my portfolio and wanted to schedule an interview.

Good luck!  ( This shows why it takes so long :) )

« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2016, 14:50 »
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« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2016, 16:12 »
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How does the application for stocksy look once Call to artists is opened?
Do applicants have to submit images, or just show their portfolios they have elsewhere?

Also I gues stocksy would not be interested in travel photography, what do you think?

« Reply #114 on: March 23, 2016, 16:28 »
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How does the application for stocksy look once Call to artists is opened?
Do applicants have to submit images, or just show their portfolios they have elsewhere?

Also I gues stocksy would not be interested in travel photography, what do you think?

Nice travel port!

Someone just mentionned in another thread that travel and landscape don't do too well on Stocksy unlike lifestyle.

As for submission, they require a link to your portfolio, like flickr or a gallery on your own website.

My last and only submission was rejected (travel as well, but I'm not a pro :) ), I will try again in summer ::)
« Last Edit: March 23, 2016, 16:30 by Lana »

« Reply #115 on: March 23, 2016, 17:31 »
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Someone just mentionned in another thread that travel and landscape don't do too well on Stocksy unlike lifestyle.

Do you mean in the application process or in the Stocksy market?

In their call to artists they list the subjects they need, and "Diverse ethnicities and cultures" is the first one.



« Reply #116 on: March 23, 2016, 18:08 »
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Someone just mentionned in another thread that travel and landscape don't do too well on Stocksy unlike lifestyle.

Do you mean in the application process or in the Stocksy market?

In their call to artists they list the subjects they need, and "Diverse ethnicities and cultures" is the first one.

I meant sales in the Stocksy market.. Didn't mean to discourage anyone anyway

« Reply #117 on: March 23, 2016, 18:25 »
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Someone just mentionned in another thread that travel and landscape don't do too well on Stocksy unlike lifestyle.

Do you mean in the application process or in the Stocksy market?

In their call to artists they list the subjects they need, and "Diverse ethnicities and cultures" is the first one.

I meant sales in the Stocksy market.. Didn't mean to discourage anyone anyway

Oh... OK, I just needed clarification, never thought you were trying to discourage anyone  :)

I was rejected last year too, after a long waiting (6 months). I submitted mostly lifestyle images, too similar to what they already have. So I was thinking on applying again this year with something completely different like some travel photography from a couple of places I don't see very well represented in their collection.

« Reply #118 on: March 31, 2016, 16:23 »
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Quote from: monduran on Today at 17:31
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Someone just mentionned in another thread that travel and landscape don't do too well on Stocksy unlike lifestyle.

Do you mean in the application process or in the Stocksy market?

In their call to artists they list the subjects they need, and "Diverse ethnicities and cultures" is the first one.

I meant sales in the Stocksy market.. Didn't mean to discourage anyone anyway

Oh... OK, I just needed clarification, never thought you were trying to discourage anyone  :)

I was rejected last year too, after a long waiting (6 months). I submitted mostly lifestyle images, too similar to what they already have. So I was thinking on applying again this year with something completely different like some travel photography from a couple of places I don't see very well represented in their collection.

The more I think about what they want the more I'm confused, so I think the best you can do is to just be you and shoot what you really love because when you force things, nothing good can come out of it.

Ps.
I'm still waiting for their response and it's been 9 months now so I guess I'll end up applying to new call to artist 2016  ;D ;D


 

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