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« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2015, 07:56 »
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I got some friends on the books at Stocksy and Offset, been there since the very start and with large portfolios. They always seem to complain about a complete lack of sales?
Personally I don't know?  haven't really looked at these agencies or their content.

anybody here that have sales with them?


« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2015, 09:55 »
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I got some friends on the books at Stocksy and Offset, been there since the very start and with large portfolios. They always seem to complain about a complete lack of sales?
Personally I don't know?  haven't really looked at these agencies or their content.

anybody here that have sales with them?


"We have members making full time incomes, with a handful already doing six figures."
http://www.microstockdiaries.com/interview-with-stocksy-united-ceo-brianna-wettlaufer.html

« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2015, 10:08 »
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I got some friends on the books at Stocksy and Offset, been there since the very start and with large portfolios. They always seem to complain about a complete lack of sales?
Personally I don't know?  haven't really looked at these agencies or their content.

anybody here that have sales with them?


"We have members making full time incomes, with a handful already doing six figures."
http://www.microstockdiaries.com/interview-with-stocksy-united-ceo-brianna-wettlaufer.html


Oh well thats not a bad figure. Now I understand why many posters here wish to join. Although looking at some of the ports here I don't think its the Stocksy criteria.

« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2015, 10:11 »
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I have around 100 files and have sales (nearly) every month. I try not to imagine what the high profile people are making ;). Of course they often invest heavily in their production, sometimes working in larger teams, so returns are well deserved.

But for photos I think stocksy is one of the best options out there.

There might be some portfolios that focus more on art than "useful for the customer". These will have less downloads than the more commercial artists, but this is normal everywhere. A lot of images look great on walls, but wont sell the next pizza or insurance. But these artists usually know that and have other income and dont depend on stock.

« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2015, 11:08 »
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Yes ^^ and thats the only way to do it. I do a lot of freelance shoots for advertising-agencies and designers and the ideas one gets when working with these people are quite incredible. Very often I rearrange and re-shoot the entire concept, at my own expense and its just perfect for the rights-managed industry.

I got curious so I looked at some of the stocksy content and as I thought it promotes hip and trendy material, well I went through all that back in the early 2000 just to find out that the buying novelty only last for a couple of years. Lots of time and effort involved, gone to waste.

Anyway I wish some people here good luck with their applications.

« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2015, 11:55 »
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Best agency I've been with in years.   :)

« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2015, 15:22 »
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Does anyone know if the June call to artists is still open? Is it just 1 call a year?

« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2015, 17:08 »
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Thanks for  everyone. Sounds like they are taking their time. Good to know that others are still waiting. I guess no news is good news. My last name starts with a V so maybe it's alphabetical...maybe not. I'm really hoping to get in. There's a lot of talent there.

Do we know if they have accepted anyone for 2015 yet? Maybe they are doing it all at once.

Does anyone know if the June call to artists is still open? Is it just 1 call a year?
- look like it's still open.

« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2015, 17:16 »
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I got some friends on the books at Stocksy and Offset, been there since the very start and with large portfolios. They always seem to complain about a complete lack of sales?
Personally I don't know?  haven't really looked at these agencies or their content.

anybody here that have sales with them?


"We have members making full time incomes, with a handful already doing six figures."

http://www.microstockdiaries.com/interview-with-stocksy-united-ceo-brianna-wettlaufer.html [nofollow]


Is this the Sean Lock from istock back in the day? I definitely remember looking up to you in the pre Getty days of istock before they killed the community.  Cheers!

« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2015, 17:45 »
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Yeah, "back in the day" - that's me :)

« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2015, 09:33 »
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Somebody knows if there are any plans in the recent future to accept editorial images ?

« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2015, 09:50 »
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Somebody knows if there are any plans in the recent future to accept editorial images ?

Afaik, there are no plans to do editorial .

« Reply #62 on: October 02, 2015, 12:29 »
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Somebody knows if there are any plans in the recent future to accept editorial images ?

Afaik, there are no plans to do editorial .

Thank you Sean for the fast answer. Hope some day this might change.....I really like Stocksy alot and would love to be a part there someday but right now editorial is a big and ever growing income as an Istock/Getty photographer

« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2015, 05:58 »
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So..I'm still waiting, and it's been almost 4 months since I applied. I'm starting to think
I wont get any response at all. They said it can took 1-3 months for them  to respond, but I have nothing yet. Has anyone had this happen before?

« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2015, 15:44 »
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So..I'm still waiting, and it's been almost 4 months since I applied. I'm starting to think
I wont get any response at all. They said it can took 1-3 months for them  to respond, but I have nothing yet. Has anyone had this happen before?

Yup, still waiting too. Your not alone my friend :)

« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2015, 16:21 »
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The Call to Artists for 2015 just opened: https://twitter.com/StocksyUnited/status/618155280631754752

looking at the most active sites, stocksy has by far the best images. imho.

« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2015, 17:33 »
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I'm not with them, not even applied, but I think it is not te fairest, but the only fair agency to contibutors. I wish them luck.

« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2015, 22:48 »
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Sean Locke-- and others who've been accepted into Stocksy I've applied and I want to know how to interpret what I'm seeing. I have not received an email accepting or rejecting my app...but I can access the user profile page, choose my payment settings, and agree to the member agreement. (although clicking "accept" is a dead link.) These are things that I would think are only accessible to accepted photographers. Is it possible that I popped in to this member's area while admin is setting up my profile, but I've not been notified yet? 
Or am I reading too much into this, and any buyer can see this "member" area even though they're not contributors?

« Reply #68 on: October 08, 2015, 06:45 »
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I'm not sure.  Nick's very quick on support, so you could open a ticket.  Buyers can set up profiles, and I believe they become "members", but I don't know about the payment thing.

« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2015, 13:32 »
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Sean Locke-- and others who've been accepted into Stocksy I've applied and I want to know how to interpret what I'm seeing. I have not received an email accepting or rejecting my app...but I can access the user profile page, choose my payment settings, and agree to the member agreement. (although clicking "accept" is a dead link.) These are things that I would think are only accessible to accepted photographers. Is it possible that I popped in to this member's area while admin is setting up my profile, but I've not been notified yet? 
Or am I reading too much into this, and any buyer can see this "member" area even though they're not contributors?

For what it's worth. I can do the same thing. Thought it was odd as well but haven't been accepted or rejected as of yet.

jen

« Reply #70 on: October 09, 2015, 09:47 »
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anybody here that have sales with them?

Yes.

« Reply #71 on: October 24, 2015, 03:49 »
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Still waiting...  :D :o

« Reply #72 on: October 24, 2015, 14:41 »
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Just out of curiosity, for those of you who are Stocksy photographers, what is your image acceptance rate? I have images with the micros and separately with Getty and my acceptance with the micros has always been very good. Acceptance of images with Getty, via their Moments collection, very hit and miss, sometimes great, often not so much. For every ten images you send Stocksy, how many do they accept? Just average or estimate would be great.

Thanks

jen

« Reply #73 on: October 26, 2015, 18:37 »
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Just out of curiosity, for those of you who are Stocksy photographers, what is your image acceptance rate? I have images with the micros and separately with Getty and my acceptance with the micros has always been very good. Acceptance of images with Getty, via their Moments collection, very hit and miss, sometimes great, often not so much. For every ten images you send Stocksy, how many do they accept? Just average or estimate would be great.

Thanks
The answers to this question are going to be so subjective I'm not sure they will help you.  It entirely depends on how selective you are with your uploads.

« Reply #74 on: October 27, 2015, 10:51 »
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Just out of curiosity, for those of you who are Stocksy photographers, what is your image acceptance rate? I have images with the micros and separately with Getty and my acceptance with the micros has always been very good. Acceptance of images with Getty, via their Moments collection, very hit and miss, sometimes great, often not so much. For every ten images you send Stocksy, how many do they accept? Just average or estimate would be great.

Thanks
The answers to this question are going to be so subjective I'm not sure they will help you.  It entirely depends on how selective you are with your uploads.

lol, i think what stock shooter is trying to ask is whether stocksy also hire atilla and her mass-rejection children from ss  8)


 

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