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« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2020, 15:43 »
+10
This is really a great move, but am I the only one who finds the timing incredibly....convenient?

Who cares???


« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2020, 16:03 »
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Dreamstime announces a rise in royalities? Does seem a bit like an attempt to gain some publicity and customers and attrackt as many contributors who are possibly leaving
Can you remember any agency announcing a raise in royalties recently? Because I don't.
Dreamstime is a small fish in a rough ocean, but at least one that's swimming against the stream, and actually showing some appreciation for their contributors.

Let it be an inspiration for others agencies.

I wish them a steady influx of high quality contributors and even more important, more market share with customers wanting to support sustainable business models.

« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2020, 16:05 »
+4
I start with them

If they keep working hard and improve them plataform design, they can take bigger portion for stock market

I will re-start upload with them

ShadySue

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« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2020, 16:19 »
+3
A noble and appreciated marketing action, but still a marketing action
Like SS jumped in with a scheme for former iS exclusives getting their files onto SS easily at the time G screwed iS.

« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2020, 16:24 »
+4
A noble and appreciated marketing action, but still a marketing action
Like SS jumped in with a scheme for former iS exclusives getting their files onto SS easily at the time G screwed iS.

Convenient timing indeed but, what does it matter? It would be terribly uncompetitive to not take advantage of their largest competitor. (now, if AS would offer exclusive  ... )

« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2020, 18:13 »
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I've kept uploading to DT, even though they were not a big earner for me.  The upload process was so easy, it was effortless to keep a portfolio.  Also, although they had a $100 threshold, I could cash out as soon as I reached the amount.  I did not have to wait for the threshold AND the end of the month.

In the last six months, DT exploded for me (relatively speaking).  Four of the last six months were my BME's.  Since I put a halt on uploading to SS, DT will be getting more exclusive photos.

Thank you DT for treating your contributors better.

« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2020, 18:26 »
+7
I FTP'd some uploads up this afternoon and was very pleasantly surprised by

1. How much simpler they've made the submission process and

2. How quickly the images were approved (I'm guessing they had hoped this might be the result of their royalty increase)

I thought I should tweet about the new uploads to continue to raise awareness of their 10% royalty increase - and am now using #SupportDreamstime as well as #BoycottShutterstock in the tweets (along with the agency names)

https://twitter.com/joannsnover/status/1266509975955755008

I realize that their big problem is sales (lack thereof) but given how rare it is for an agency to reach out a helping hand to contributors these days, I think it's right to give them lots of public "thank you"s

« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2020, 18:45 »
+5
Amazing. Dreamstime was the first company to accept one of my photos many years back. I've stuck with them ever since, and right now I'm really glad I did. This was a classy af move. Thank you, Dreamstime. FU Shutterstock.

« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2020, 19:35 »
+1
I've kept uploading to DT, even though they were not a big earner for me.  The upload process was so easy, it was effortless to keep a portfolio.  Also, although they had a $100 threshold, I could cash out as soon as I reached the amount.  I did not have to wait for the threshold AND the end of the month.

In the last six months, DT exploded for me (relatively speaking).  Four of the last six months were my BME's.  Since I put a halt on uploading to SS, DT will be getting more exclusive photos.

Thank you DT for treating your contributors better.

I've been doing some 3D stuff and mostly just putting them on AS because it's a super easy export from Premiere but, this is looking like imma ditch some stuff.

« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2020, 20:31 »
+5
Anyone with a website should start linking to Dreamstime. Let's give them our support.
Come to think of it, Dreamstime has been the fairest agencies so far. I can't remember they ever decrease our commission or playing tricks with affiliates.

« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2020, 00:50 »
+2
This is really a great move, but am I the only one who finds the timing incredibly....convenient? Shutterstock announced a cut of our royalities and two days later Dreamstime announces a rise in royalities? Does seem a bit like an attempt to gain some publicity and customers and attrackt as many contributors who are possibly leaving Shuttersock at the same time?
Either way, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth (too closely) and am happy about the increase in rocalities either way, whatever the motives.
Why wouldn't they try and gain publicity and customers? Name a business that doesn't do that.

« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2020, 01:27 »
+2
This is really a great move, but am I the only one who finds the timing incredibly....convenient? Shutterstock announced a cut of our royalities and two days later Dreamstime announces a rise in royalities? Does seem a bit like an attempt to gain some publicity and customers and attrackt as many contributors who are possibly leaving Shuttersock at the same time?
Either way, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth (too closely) and am happy about the increase in rocalities either way, whatever the motives.
Why wouldn't they try and gain publicity and customers? Name a business that doesn't do that.

Yes, there is difference between publicity and opportunity.

I am with dreamstime here as they have taken a good decision in this pandemic.

« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2020, 02:18 »
+1
A noble and appreciated marketing action, but still a marketing action

Never  look  a gift horse in the mouth  ;D

Considering that shuttersucks never gave us a raise and neither did isuck/getty any increase is welcome

I stand corrected Photobomb advised that shutterstock did give raises up until 2008
 

...12 years ago

« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2020, 02:41 »
+1
This is really a great move, but am I the only one who finds the timing incredibly....convenient? Shutterstock announced a cut of our royalities and two days later Dreamstime announces a rise in royalities? Does seem a bit like an attempt to gain some publicity and customers and attrackt as many contributors who are possibly leaving Shuttersock at the same time?
Either way, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth (too closely) and am happy about the increase in rocalities either way, whatever the motives.
Why wouldn't they try and gain publicity and customers? Name a business that doesn't do that.

Yes, there is difference between publicity and opportunity.

I am with dreamstime here as they have taken a good decision in this pandemic.
They are linked closely though...thats why TV manufacturers launch sales campaigns before world cups....any decent agency is going to look how to react to Shutterstock's move. I fear some might see it as a signal to further drop commissions others to boost their image bank.

« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2020, 04:12 »
+8
my first post for two and a half years....I'm here for the Dreamstime announcement

Noedelhap

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« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2020, 04:44 »
+6
That's a nice move, DT! I don't care if it's opportunistic, as long as we're getting rewarded for our hard work, every royalty increase is more than welcome.

« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2020, 07:40 »
+4
Great move. I started uploading again to Dreamstime. If an agengy actually increases contributor pay, you just have to support them!

« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2020, 10:29 »
0
Oh come on people this is an agency which hardly sell anything at all and now because of the SS scam they are increasing royalties. Well I be damned!...whats next? Adobe increasing royalties and Depositphotos increasing royalties?  dear me!

« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2020, 11:15 »
0
It is a good move that Dreamstime increase royalties, but as long as their sales are as low as they are for me, it doesn't really matter.
10% of almost nothing is still almost nothing.

« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2020, 11:24 »
+11
Oh come on people this is an agency which hardly sell anything at all and ....

Anyone who's been with Dreamstime a long time knows of their problems (I've been there since 2004) but that's not the point. The fact that they don't sell much or that me uploading to them again won't increase sales are also not the point.

Take the time to celebrate a small positive move in support of contributors in a sea of totally unhelpful or outright hostile agencies. As they say with presents, it's the though that counts :)

Edited to add that I received a download this morning for one of the files I uploaded yesterday - I understand it's not significant, but it feels like a lovely counterpart to Dreamstime's kind royalty increase starting tomorrow.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2020, 13:50 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2020, 17:35 »
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Oh come on people this is an agency which hardly sell anything at all and now because of the SS scam they are increasing royalties.!

In the last couple of months my sales on DT have gone from practically nothing to a very small bit of something. Similarly, their contributor UI has improved dramatically - I rarely have to change the automatically suggested categories and all the information I want is easily found. Can I say the same about Shittystick? Nope. Interface has not improved, sales have gone down.

Relatively speaking, DT is a small agency: that's why it doesn't sell a lot. I uploaded 300 images tonight which were on SS and not DT. If everyone disabling their portfolio does the same, then it's not such a small agency and the results could be good for all.

Almost every company was a small business once. There is no reason they have to stay that way.   

KeremGo3D

  • Master Of My Fate + Captain Of My Soul
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2020, 20:00 »
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I used to work exclusively with Dreamstime - I'm contributor there since 2014. And I kept my exclusivity until they stopped paying upload bonuses to contributors who have more than 10.000 images on their portfolio. I also stopped submitting my work there since then but perhaps its a good time since they are more supportive during all this crazy times.

« Reply #47 on: June 01, 2020, 13:42 »
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Nice move on their part.

« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2020, 06:17 »
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I had my first june sale but no extra $

« Reply #49 on: June 02, 2020, 09:39 »
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Same here, 2nd of June, still getting the same amounts as before


 

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