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spacedrone808

  • spacedrone808


« on: October 29, 2015, 08:40 »
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Is there any point to do this? Keeping in mind that Bigstock was purchased by Shutter some time ago. Your thoughts.


« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 08:43 »
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I did and never regretted it theyre a good little earner

« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 11:02 »
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I have been with them since 2006 and this is my worst year yet.   They used to have a bit of spunk but all they sell anymore is random subs.  Looking forward to dumping them year end.

« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 11:17 »
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Not worth it. They undercut SS's sub pay which seems very underhand of SS, especially when some people have been given the same level via bridge. Also sales have dipped a lot in the last couple of years.

« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 14:58 »
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not if u want to cannibalize your sellers. if u like, i would say ... just upload your non-sellers there, but none of your good earners as u earn less with BigStock per sale.

BigStock used to be good, with good ppl working there, but since ss took over, many good ppl left and it stinks now. 8)

« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 20:41 »
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Like others have said, BS was a great little agency, till SS bought them and basically ruined it. I kept my port there but stopped uploading after SS took over. I no longer trust SS because of this.

spacedrone808

  • spacedrone808


« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2015, 23:56 »
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Thanks for replies! It seems, that i will not waste my time by uploading to their site.
I think SS leave BS aside just for earning money from stockers, but not letting them to ear. Nevertheless SS is my best selling site.

I am asking such questions to prevent my time wasting. For example, recently,  i'm surprised with DT super-crazy-random-rejections, even more crazier, than SS.


« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2015, 02:34 »
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For me, BigStock performed really well this month. More then Dreamstime and 123rf combined.

« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2016, 02:51 »
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For me, BigStock performed really well this month. More then Dreamstime and 123rf combined.

I know, it is an old topic, but I want to ask a question. The consensus above was to not upload SS portfolio to BS, because it would cannibalize sales on SS. But do you think it is really so? Let's say I have an image which sells well on both SS and BS. Do you think if I remove it from BS I will get more sales on SS? I think if image is removed from BS, a buyer will simply buy some other image from BS, because I do not think a lot of them have subscriptions on both SS and BS. What do you think guys? 

« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2016, 02:57 »
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For me, BigStock performed really well this month. More then Dreamstime and 123rf combined.

I know, it is an old topic, but I want to ask a question. The consensus above was to not upload SS portfolio to BS, because it would cannibalize sales on SS. But do you think it is really so? Let's say I have an image which sells well on both SS and BS. Do you think if I remove it from BS I will get more sales on SS? I think if image is removed from BS, a buyer will simply buy some other image from BS, because I do not think a lot of them have subscriptions on both SS and BS. What do you think guys?
Its not great for me...but I don't think we can ever know re the cannibalisation thing ...I would say upload some and see if it works for you...people can have widely different experiences on the smaller sites

« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2016, 03:25 »
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every site has their own customers, if you talk cannibalization than all sites need to be considered not only BS, i still sell the same images accross all agencies, and i agree, the client will not switch agency to find an image if they dont even know it exists, they will purchase the best fit for their needs.

MxR

« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2016, 03:41 »
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Bigstock is a Shutterstock test for cut-experiments.

Them, when lowering fee,  all people crying!

Dont do it.

« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2016, 04:02 »
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every site has their own customers, if you talk cannibalization than all sites need to be considered not only BS, i still sell the same images accross all agencies, and i agree, the client will not switch agency to find an image if they dont even know it exists, they will purchase the best fit for their needs.

So I guess that would mean that it makes sense to upload SS port to BS to get more BS sales which should not negatively impact SS sales.


 

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