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I want to host my own images.
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I want a fallback plan for when microstock fails contributors.
8 (8.1%)
I really really like the idea of keeping 100% of my earnings.
16 (16.2%)
I am intrigued by the idea of networking independent artist sites and working together.
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I'm a microstock agency who wants to keep an eye on this development.
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Its just another way to promote my portfolio, like any other site.
5 (5.1%)
I like community projects. This one rocks.
13 (13.1%)

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Author Topic: Open Source Platform For Selling Images: Authors and PHP Developers Wanted.  (Read 40969 times)

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Leo Blanchette

« Reply #350 on: March 18, 2013, 00:43 »
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Here is that requested summary. We can close this thread now.

Symbiostock is just about finished.

Q: What is Symbiostock?


A: An open source tool for selling your royalty free content, and sharing search results with fellow artists and photographers. It installs as a theme for WordPress.

Here is the description of the theme on install:

Symbiostock is a powerful WordPress theme for illustrators and photographers to sell their images. Symbiostock, as its name implies, creates a symbiotic relationship among microstock professionals. Symbiostock sites connect into a vast network of shared results, allowing customers to migrate around, study their options, and most importantly, connect with the talented artists who supply them.

Q: So is Symbiostock a new agency?


A: Nope! Quite the opposite, its been developed with the independence of your work in mind. It is meant to sell direct to customers and to make a strong network with your fellow independent artists.

Q: I'm exclusive at some site...can I still get involved?

A: Yep! I built in a display-but-no-sell aspect. And you can even put a portfolio referral link to that very-special-exclusive-site. This will come in handy for people who want to gain search engine presence while they continue to decide on their exclusivity. When the day comes you drop exclusivity (or worse, your port gets deactivated!) you have a wonderful fallback ready for selling images at a moment's notice.

Q: Can I customize the Symbiostock theme?


A: Eventually after testing I hope to put in more customizability, but for now I'm looking to perfect the core aspects of it. Also, anyone with a degree of web design experience can modify it however they want.

Q: Can I choose my own prices?


A: You can choose your own prices, which sizes you wish to sell, apply discounts (temporary or permanent), and decide your own license.

Q: How much will it cost?

A: The tool itself will be free to download and use. There will be donation ability and upgrades for purchase.

Q: Why is it free?!


A: So you can have a fast and effective way of marketing yourself and getting independent.



Leo Blanchette

« Reply #351 on: March 18, 2013, 00:44 »
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If you'd like to get on the mailing list for when its released, please email Leo [at] symbiostock.com.

« Reply #352 on: March 18, 2013, 02:07 »
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Ok, the thread is now locked and the Symbiostock forum area is here
http://www.microstockgroup.com/symbiostock/


 

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