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Agency Based Discussion => Bigstock.com => Topic started by: JetCityImage on May 24, 2017, 08:54

Title: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: JetCityImage on May 24, 2017, 08:54
We are gearing up for some changes.
Please bear with us while we perform some updates and improvements to the site.
Bigstock will be available again shortly.
Title: Re: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: jonbull on May 24, 2017, 14:50
why u don't begin cancel the millions of useless files you have accepted?
maybe you would discover that this was the problem..another day with zero work...spasiba
Title: Re: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: oscarcwilliams on May 24, 2017, 15:12
Bigstock was working fine for me again and then they just came and screwed it all up again.  What a mess!
Title: Re: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: jonbull on May 24, 2017, 15:39
Bigstock was working fine for me again and then they just came and screwed it all up again.  What a mess!

i begin ss month very good...then they clearly did something i'm selling nothing in last 5 days...and then people with one month in ss and 300 tele they do good...i suspect thy are again favoring new contributor with small portfolio and long way to get a layout...better delay exit of money a company:)
Title: Re: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: BaldricksTrousers on May 25, 2017, 04:40
Whatever they've done hasn't been an "improvement" for me.
Title: Re: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: Pixart on May 25, 2017, 09:52
I find very little $ difference these days with SS being down vs SS being up.
Title: Re: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: jonbull on May 25, 2017, 11:11
don't know what they did...don't know what happen...but from 42 download daily till friday..this week , 4 days, i am at 5 download daily....i have always had the impression that ss manage to control sale per customer, and direct the flux of sales...for example i am sure they favor new contributor with low chance
to reach payout fast, that's easy to understand why? better balance and economic account delay exit of money.
anyway that's it. 5 days 23 download , clearly only subscription....earned 9 dollar, while the medium of the first 20 days in may was more than 35 dollar per day.
from day to night from 32 dollar to 2 dollar.
good job ss...i'm keeping hard,,the day all this microbullshit will finish and we can go back to normality.
Title: Re: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: pixel86 on May 25, 2017, 12:15
don't know what they did...don't know what happen...but from 42 download daily till friday..this week , 4 days, i am at 5 download daily....i have always had the impression that ss manage to control sale per customer, and direct the flux of sales...for example i am sure they favor new contributor with low chance
to reach payout fast, that's easy to understand why? better balance and economic account delay exit of money.
anyway that's it. 5 days 23 download , clearly only subscription....earned 9 dollar, while the medium of the first 20 days in may was more than 35 dollar per day.
from day to night from 32 dollar to 2 dollar.
good job ss...i'm keeping hard,,the day all this microbullshit will finish and we can go back to normality.


From a buyers standpoint, microstock is the only way most small and medium-sized companies could afford stock photos. So the market is out there. The agencies make money and the buyers are happy. The only ones getting screwed are contributors.

So it's up to contributors to STOP uploading to every single company out there. It's up to agencies to stop accepting all the useless dreck so they can save their buyers. I dont see microstock going anywhere. And if it does crash and burn, I don't think companies will ever go back to having to pay $200-300 per image...they will either cut way back or stop buying and hire a part-time, in-house "photographer", which would be cheaper than buying macro.  Either way, most contributors are going to lose sales, or get none at all.
Title: Re: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: Chichikov on May 25, 2017, 12:54
I find very little $ difference these days with SS being down vs SS being up.

Excellent comment!
It is exactly like that.
Title: Re: Bigstock (and SS) Down Again
Post by: BaldricksTrousers on May 26, 2017, 02:24
I find very little $ difference these days with SS being down vs SS being up.

Excellent comment!
It is exactly like that.

Not for some of us.