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josh_crestock

« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2008, 03:13 »
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You are very kind Josh, but something is wrong with Crestock! They do not pay and do not answer!
Please tell me Crestock is not going down!
vanias.

Vanias,

Please send me details. I take this very seriously. Tho, I assume this is regarding a moneybookers payout which I've addressed concerns about previously. I hope to have better news on the Moneybookers situation after a staff meeting today.

Josh - Crestock.com


« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2008, 04:45 »
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Josh, what about raising the 25 cent subs commission?  Are there any plans to do this soon?  I am sure people are more likely to put up with your higher quality control if they were being paid similar amounts to the other subs sites.  25 cents is just far too low.  I know you said the extra money was being spent on advertising but all the other big sites spend on advertising and still pay us 32-38 cents.  That is a huge difference and all those sites have higher earnings than crestock.  Until you raise the 25 cent commission, I wont waste my time uploading more of my portfolio.  I really like crestock and appreciate you replying to posts here and I hope I will soon be uploading again.

« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2008, 05:26 »
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25 cents is just far too low.  I know you said the extra money was being spent on advertising but all the other big sites spend on advertising and still pay us 32-38 cents.  That is a huge difference and all those sites have higher earnings than crestock. 

I agree 100% with sharpshot. In my opinion Crestock has become a subscription site only. The few pay per download sales are negligible. The subscription royalty of 25c is now unchanged for MORE THAN TWO YEARS. I cannot see how photographers will continue to support Crestock who claim to have the highest quality standards in the industry, yet pays the lowest subscription commission in the industry. I think it has now reached a point where Crestock will have to increase the subscription royalty payment or face a mass exodus of photographers. 

« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2008, 05:55 »
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IMO only stopping uploading to this kind of low commission sites is a mistake. With each new customer at Crestock we lose money (at least $0.07 per download). If we delete our portfolio the customers will go elsewhere. I don't see any reason to continue contributing here.

« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2008, 16:52 »
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IMO only stopping uploading to this kind of low commission sites is a mistake. With each new customer at Crestock we lose money (at least $0.07 per download). If we delete our portfolio the customers will go elsewhere. I don't see any reason to continue contributing here.

I agree. 25 cents is just ridiculous. It's close to an insult considering their though guidelines for rejections as well.

« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2008, 19:23 »
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I'll edit since my comment might have seemed rude and possibly I seemed snarkier than I meant to, but generally the gist was that I've experienced rejections that make no sense, Custom rejects with no explanation etc.

« Last Edit: October 27, 2008, 21:01 by Einochi »

« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2008, 20:37 »
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hi : Einochi

sujest you read forum posts before upload (i didn't - but wasn't nessesary) bad attitude any way....

« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2008, 10:05 »
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Vanias,
Please send me details. I take this very seriously. Tho, I assume this is regarding a moneybookers payout which I've addressed concerns about previously. I hope to have better news on the Moneybookers situation after a staff meeting today.
Josh - Crestock.com




I've sent you details - what happens!

dbvirago

« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2008, 15:15 »
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With low commissions on slow sales and a month to get images reviewed, this site has become a is a waste of time.

« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2008, 11:54 »
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well considering i've been doing this fulltime for almost 3 years, getting 5 images accepted out of around 150 is definately not worth my time for a quarter.... i look at my images at 100% and i really don't understand what the rejections are about... oh well... more time for me to upload where my images are actually wanted.  Thanks
I also think that i'll be pulling my 400 or so images from there, when i reach payout  and let my other 3600 pay the bills from elsewhere!

« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2008, 15:28 »
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I suspect there is one bloody idiot who refuses almost everything. I have now 5/25 accepted only. And I usually do much better than that even there. But I have noticed that one i a while I got almost everything rejected - and usually there is another mail about how great  my pictures are. So I really think it is always the same "reviewer". I am almost tempted to send it to the JoshCrestock guy to compare this batch to - say - three last. And to tell me why so many images got accepted in one batch and so many got rejected in the other. Is the quality of my work changing so often? I would not say so...

josh_crestock

« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2008, 04:06 »
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Hey peep,

I can easily compare your last 3 batches to your latest one and give you feedback. Most inspections are checked, inspectors are human though.

Josh - Crestock.com

josh_crestock

« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2008, 04:10 »
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Please PM me your Crestock user. Thanks!

« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2008, 16:20 »
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I just looked at my wife's rejects at Crestock and I'm thrilled. I'm wondering what this this agency want in fact.

Crestock sales are very slow. Payouts are very slow and low. Contributors receive very low percent of sales almost only subs, the lowest income per sub in the industry. Review time is very long. At the end of the day an idiot reviewer rejects a lot with stupid reasons.

I have one single question:
WHAT IS THE REASON?

Stupid rejections save the agency and the photographer from a lot of money. Is Crestock target to earn less?
Just a note on earnings: she earned $24 at Crestock while $677 at IS and $837 at SS in the same period of time.

Me and my wife we stopped uploading to Crestock, but finally we decided to continue uploading. Now I see, isn't worth. Not the time, not the low amount of income (which finally is greater than 0) but I don't tolerate meaningless rejections especially when considering the actual income.

Now I moved back my pending images to "review/submit" area and I will decide later if I delete or I keep them. Maybe it's a temporary problem at Crestock. I saw this at the other agencies, from one day to another they rejected everything at random with all kind of stupid reasons.

« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2008, 01:30 »
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i have also recently had a batch of 54 photos submitted where 53 of them were rejected to various reason. most of them were accepted on other agency. i can seem to understand why this is so. some of them I did not do any post editing on it all shot were done at iso100 and all exposure were checked. it seem just odd that crestock has such a track record. and the remuneration is really low. i do hope that sounding off here. would make crestock reinspect these issue.

« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2008, 04:07 »
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Josh, could you check my last batvches as well? Really, right now I fill myself as a piece of crap: today 50 of 60 files of mine were rejected because of totally idiotic rejections! Every other agency, including iStock and Shutterstock, has accepted those files and sells them. I just don't accept such a disrespectful attitude! It's absurd!

« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2008, 16:42 »
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Same here I tried to contact support  twice already for this issue but still no respons.Mean while those silly rejections still keep comming

« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2008, 17:46 »
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just went and had a look at my last couple of batches, rough guess about 40% rejected. Not sure if it is the new norm but the descriptions for rejection are along the lines of found the red pepper distracting, not sure of the concept here etc.  "nice" to see real reasons that I can learn from, rather than the normal meaningless response.

« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2008, 21:59 »
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With low commissions on slow sales and a month to get images reviewed, this site has become a is a waste of time.

Agreed, total waste of time. 

« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2008, 22:15 »
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at this rate, if the review situation doesn't change, a name change may be in order - from Crestock to Yuristock.

« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2008, 05:17 »
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... or Out of stock!

« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2008, 07:54 »
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Josh, i received a mail from Lars a week ago.
So i am just waiting of results, but nothing?
Could you inform me please what is going on?
vanias 

« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2008, 08:24 »
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... or Out of stock!

I think it really depends....In my case, I get 1 pay-out per month since the first quarter of 2008.
Growth in revenues is slow but consistent year after year, so it's fine to me.

diego

« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2008, 06:36 »
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Thank you Josh,
I received my $ from Crestock on PayPal.
To all who is requesting payout - Josh is the man to help you!!!
vanias. ;D

« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2008, 18:34 »
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8 is approved from my last batch of 66 images... Not bad, ha!?   :P

I finished with upload of all non-exclusive photos from other agencies...

These are results of same  portfolio on each agency:

StockXpert-209,123RF-195,BigStock-178,SS-185,IS-130,DT-170,FT-127,CS-30

Now, let someone can say that Fotolia has high standards ...  ;D ;)
« Last Edit: November 16, 2008, 18:39 by borg »


 

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