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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2012, 14:30 »
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Is that a cost out for time or just expenses? If it's just expenses, then I don't really have any. So, my time to return is zero seconds. Maybe, I'm the world's best?  ;D

I'm just thinking expenses.  Although I probably spend 4-5 hours processing and keywording, so even that doesn't add a lot.  I say you're the world's best.

Sweet! I'll have to get a coffee mug made extolling my greatness.


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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2012, 15:22 »
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I was never in it for the simple life and the million dollar income. I could stop tomorrow and never have to work a day in my life, but then why do I keep going?
To be honest, the only thing I really care about is creating content that is mind-blowing and give buyers a "wow" experience. I want the most consistent, perfect, excellently executed collection everywhere I sell my images. I also want it to be available on the simplest, most intuitive and fastest platform thinkable. If I cared only for the income, I would not have students, neither would I do conferences nor interviews. I would only go for the "low hanging fruits" kind of images (and I know what they are)
You can claim it nave, obsessed, or even stupid (as done here), but you cannot deny that if you were to spend your own money buying images, you would care a lot about these qualities. We are at a turning point, rather you like it or not or perhaps have not even seen it coming.
In the midst of the masses of microstock, there is a growing frustration being built up, and it will not be solved by us just adding more content. Passion will prevail! :)

Lagereek

« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2012, 15:30 »
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I was never in it for the simple life and the million dollar income. I could stop tomorrow and never have to work a day in my life, but then why do I keep going?
To be honest, the only thing I really care about is creating content that is mind-blowing and give buyers a "wow" experience. I want the most consistent, perfect, excellently executed collection everywhere I sell my images. I also want it to be available on the simplest, most intuitive and fastest platform thinkable. If I cared only for the income, I would not have students, neither would I do conferences nor interviews. I would only go for the "low hanging fruits" kind of images (and I know what they are)
You can claim it nave, obsessed, or even stupid (as done here), but you cannot deny that if you were to spend your own money buying images, you would care a lot about these qualities. We are at a turning point, rather you like it or not or perhaps have not even seen it coming.
In the midst of the masses of microstock, there is a growing frustration being built up, and it will not be solved by us just adding more content. Passion will prevail! :)


No its not!  its perfectly normal and far, far from stupid. Its called the love of photogrpahy. Helmut Newton once said in an interview, not long before his death. " After all these years, Im still amazed at what I can do with a camera and in 100/sec" and he was a multi millionaire.

best of luck!

« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2012, 15:59 »
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I was never in it for the simple life and the million dollar income. I could stop tomorrow and never have to work a day in my life, but then why do I keep going?
To be honest, the only thing I really care about is creating content that is mind-blowing and give buyers a "wow" experience. I want the most consistent, perfect, excellently executed collection everywhere I sell my images. I also want it to be available on the simplest, most intuitive and fastest platform thinkable. If I cared only for the income, I would not have students, neither would I do conferences nor interviews. I would only go for the "low hanging fruits" kind of images (and I know what they are)
You can claim it nave, obsessed, or even stupid (as done here), but you cannot deny that if you were to spend your own money buying images, you would care a lot about these qualities. We are at a turning point, rather you like it or not or perhaps have not even seen it coming.
In the midst of the masses of microstock, there is a growing frustration being built up, and it will not be solved by us just adding more content. Passion will prevail! :)

Steve Jobs was as worth $25 Million  at 25-years-old. He said, It was not about making money. It was about making great products and putting a dent in the universe.. Go get'em Yuri. You are young, talented and ambitious. Make some dents my friend.  8)

anc

« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2012, 16:42 »
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I was never in it for the simple life and the million dollar income. I could stop tomorrow and never have to work a day in my life, but then why do I keep going?
To be honest, the only thing I really care about is creating content that is mind-blowing and give buyers a "wow" experience. I want the most consistent, perfect, excellently executed collection everywhere I sell my images. I also want it to be available on the simplest, most intuitive and fastest platform thinkable. If I cared only for the income, I would not have students, neither would I do conferences nor interviews. I would only go for the "low hanging fruits" kind of images (and I know what they are)
You can claim it nave, obsessed, or even stupid (as done here), but you cannot deny that if you were to spend your own money buying images, you would care a lot about these qualities. We are at a turning point, rather you like it or not or perhaps have not even seen it coming.
In the midst of the masses of microstock, there is a growing frustration being built up, and it will not be solved by us just adding more content. Passion will prevail! :)

I don't think its stupid at all. I think its genius. People here don't really think it through sometimes. Some may feel like they have a better system. Some may even be jealous. If there is a huge decline in sales in Microstock, without a doubt Yuri will survive it. How many else can say that? It will always be able to support him, comfortably.

Now is the time to be a leader in the industry. How many times have we thought to ourselves "If only I started 5 years ago"
And yet people sit around and complain about someone putting money back into their photography to GROW it. In 5 years time those same people will be saying I wish I grew my portfolio earlier on in the game.

anc

« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2012, 16:47 »
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I was never in it for the simple life and the million dollar income. I could stop tomorrow and never have to work a day in my life, but then why do I keep going?
To be honest, the only thing I really care about is creating content that is mind-blowing and give buyers a "wow" experience. I want the most consistent, perfect, excellently executed collection everywhere I sell my images. I also want it to be available on the simplest, most intuitive and fastest platform thinkable. If I cared only for the income, I would not have students, neither would I do conferences nor interviews. I would only go for the "low hanging fruits" kind of images (and I know what they are)
You can claim it nave, obsessed, or even stupid (as done here), but you cannot deny that if you were to spend your own money buying images, you would care a lot about these qualities. We are at a turning point, rather you like it or not or perhaps have not even seen it coming.
In the midst of the masses of microstock, there is a growing frustration being built up, and it will not be solved by us just adding more content. Passion will prevail! :)

Steve Jobs was as worth $25 Million  at 25-years-old. He said, It was not about making money. It was about making great products and putting a dent in the universe.. Go get'em Yuri. You are young, talented and ambitious. Make some dents my friend.  8)

+1

I once knew this guy who from nothing started up a cell phone network in Asia. He ended up selling it for over 20M dollars or some huge amount. I asked him how he did that. He said it was so common place for the shareholders of the other companies ripping out as much money as they could from the other networks each year - that all he did was fight ferociously to see that all the money his company could spare was put back into the company, and in the end it paid off. He had the better company.

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« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2012, 16:49 »
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I was never in it for the simple life and the million dollar income. I could stop tomorrow and never have to work a day in my life, but then why do I keep going?
To be honest, the only thing I really care about is creating content that is mind-blowing and give buyers a "wow" experience. I want the most consistent, perfect, excellently executed collection everywhere I sell my images. I also want it to be available on the simplest, most intuitive and fastest platform thinkable. If I cared only for the income, I would not have students, neither would I do conferences nor interviews. I would only go for the "low hanging fruits" kind of images (and I know what they are)
You can claim it nave, obsessed, or even stupid (as done here), but you cannot deny that if you were to spend your own money buying images, you would care a lot about these qualities. We are at a turning point, rather you like it or not or perhaps have not even seen it coming.
In the midst of the masses of microstock, there is a growing frustration being built up, and it will not be solved by us just adding more content. Passion will prevail! :)
From zero to hero in no time you have earned the right to do as you wish and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Just a lot of people here wish they were like you are.

You found the key and took off like others only dream of so POTA they are jealous.

« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2012, 16:54 »
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curious how can everybody wish ;D

free of charge like this forum!

lets all hold our hands and WISH ;D

« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2012, 17:10 »
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'And yet people sit around and complain about someone putting money back into their photography to GROW it. In 5 years time those same people will be saying I wish I grew my portfolio earlier on in the game.'

A lot of us put plenty of cash back into growing our content portfolio.  If we all operated at that level, we could all be doing fine.  However, the goal here is to crush everyone else with huge numbers - we all can't develop '100 person' companies, thus making it 'unsustainable' for anyone else.

anc

« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2012, 17:38 »
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'And yet people sit around and complain about someone putting money back into their photography to GROW it. In 5 years time those same people will be saying I wish I grew my portfolio earlier on in the game.'

A lot of us put plenty of cash back into growing our content portfolio.  If we all operated at that level, we could all be doing fine.  However, the goal here is to crush everyone else with huge numbers - we all can't develop '100 person' companies, thus making it 'unsustainable' for anyone else.


I understand what you are saying. But Yuri was just the same as you, ie working alone on microstock, and he created the machine he has now. So anyone could create 100 person companies.

And as for crushing people with huge numbers, as discussed in this post, Yuri seems to have stopped uploading to microstock agencies for now: http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/yuri-arcurs-has-stopped-to-upload-on-istock-3-months-ago/

On Istock he has 11 thousand images uploaded....and you have 12k images uploaded... So I dont get why you keep saying he is "crushing" other microstockers by flooding the sites with thousands of images.

He is concentrating on PeopleImages. Which is its own thing. I think he has 80k images there right? And probably many more in the near future. I dont see anything wrong in that. Even if he uploaded all 80k to microstock sites, nothing wrong with that either. 80K of Shutterstocks 20 million files - from someone who has worked on it for near 10 years (?)

I just dont get your argument or what you are complaining about. It is more worthwhile to complain about royalty rates than how prolific another photographer is

anc

« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2012, 17:43 »
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'And yet people sit around and complain about someone putting money back into their photography to GROW it. In 5 years time those same people will be saying I wish I grew my portfolio earlier on in the game.'

A lot of us put plenty of cash back into growing our content portfolio.  If we all operated at that level, we could all be doing fine.  However, the goal here is to crush everyone else with huge numbers - we all can't develop '100 person' companies, thus making it 'unsustainable' for anyone else.


I understand what you are saying. But Yuri was just the same as you, ie working alone on microstock, and he created the machine he has now. So anyone could create 100 person companies.

And as for crushing people with huge numbers, as discussed in this post, Yuri seems to have stopped uploading to microstock agencies for now: http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/yuri-arcurs-has-stopped-to-upload-on-istock-3-months-ago/

On Istock he has 11 thousand images uploaded....and you have 12k images uploaded... So I dont get why you keep saying he is "crushing" other microstockers by flooding the sites with thousands of images.

He is concentrating on PeopleImages. Which is its own thing. I think he has 80k images there right? And probably many more in the near future. I dont see anything wrong in that. Even if he uploaded all 80k to microstock sites, nothing wrong with that either. 80K of Shutterstocks 20 million files - from someone who has worked on it for near 10 years (?)

I just dont get your argument or what you are complaining about. It is more worthwhile to complain about royalty rates than how prolific another photographer is


Over 10 years that is about 20 images a day. Not sure if he has been shooting that long so even over 5 years that is about 40 images a day

« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2012, 17:43 »
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10 years? you are so weak with numbers, at least prepare what you are going to say

anc

« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2012, 17:52 »
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10 years? you are so weak with numbers, at least prepare what you are going to say

80K images

10 years = 3560 days

80K divided by 3560 = 22.47

Dude check your own numbers before you attack someone else

« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2012, 17:54 »
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10 years? you are so weak with numbers, at least prepare what you are going to say

80K images

10 years = 3560 days

80K divided by 3560 = 22.47

Dude check your own numbers before you attack someone else

dude Yuri ain't doing stock for 10 years

anc

« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2012, 17:57 »
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just googled it he started shooting in 2005 - 8 years ago

anc

« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2012, 17:59 »
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10 years? you are so weak with numbers, at least prepare what you are going to say

80K images

10 years = 3560 days

80K divided by 3560 = 22.47


Dude check your own numbers before you attack someone else

dude Yuri ain't doing stock for 10 years

That is why I said "Over 10 years that is about 20 images a day. Not sure if he has been shooting that long so even over 5 years that is about 40 images a day".

So maybe you should read before you attack :)  ;D

« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2012, 18:00 »
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10 years? you are so weak with numbers, at least prepare what you are going to say

80K images

10 years = 3560 days

80K divided by 3560 = 22.47


Dude check your own numbers before you attack someone else

dude Yuri ain't doing stock for 10 years

That is why I said "Over 10 years that is about 20 images a day. Not sure if he has been shooting that long so even over 5 years that is about 40 images a day".

So maybe you should read before you attack :)  ;D

actually you posted 10 and then went on a search

p.s: again you are wrong, 7 years (12-5 = 7)
« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 18:04 by luissantos84 »


Poncke

« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2012, 18:04 »
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Envy, the lot of you.  ;D

anc

« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2012, 18:05 »
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actually you posted 10 and then went on a search
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you are not making sense

« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2012, 18:06 »
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honestly there are only two options, envy or not? thats very curious

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« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2012, 18:44 »
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10 years? you are so weak with numbers, at least prepare what you are going to say

80K images

10 years = 3560 days

80K divided by 3560 = 22.47

Dude check your own numbers before you attack someone else
Theres 365 days in a year not 356!

« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2012, 19:02 »
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this is a highly intellectual conversation that I do not qualify to participate in...

EmberMike

« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2012, 19:06 »
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'And yet people sit around and complain about someone putting money back into their photography to GROW it. In 5 years time those same people will be saying I wish I grew my portfolio earlier on in the game.'

A lot of us put plenty of cash back into growing our content portfolio.  If we all operated at that level, we could all be doing fine.  However, the goal here is to crush everyone else with huge numbers - we all can't develop '100 person' companies, thus making it 'unsustainable' for anyone else.

I understand what you are saying. But Yuri was just the same as you, ie working alone on microstock, and he created the machine he has now. So anyone could create 100 person companies...

Anyone could create a big company, but I still wonder why anyone would want to. I'd much rather have Sean's business than Yuri's. Low overhead, small operation, high profitability.

I can appreciate and applaud Yuri's interest in making a dent in the universe so to speak, but that is an ambition that I don't understand, personally anyway. That's not the kind of life I'd want. I much rather stay low-key, not have to pour tons of money into staff and expenses, and enjoy a low-pressure yet profitable business. I guess it all depends on where you are in your life. Given the opportunity to never have to work again a day in my life, I wouldn't be as motivated as Yuri to want to do something so ambitious, no matter how much I loved the craft. I'd rather spend that time with my family, doing things with my wife and son, traveling, etc.

« Reply #48 on: July 16, 2012, 19:58 »
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Anyone could create a big company, but I still wonder why anyone would want to. I'd much rather have Sean's business than Yuri's. Low overhead, small operation, high profitability.

I can appreciate and applaud Yuri's interest in making a dent in the universe so to speak, but that is an ambition that I don't understand, personally anyway. That's not the kind of life I'd want. I much rather stay low-key, not have to pour tons of money into staff and expenses, and enjoy a low-pressure yet profitable business. I guess it all depends on where you are in your life. Given the opportunity to never have to work again a day in my life, I wouldn't be as motivated as Yuri to want to do something so ambitious, no matter how much I loved the craft. I'd rather spend that time with my family, doing things with my wife and son, traveling, etc.

100% agree.

ShadySue

« Reply #49 on: July 16, 2012, 20:06 »
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I'd rather spend that time with my family, doing things with my wife and son, traveling, etc.
100% agree.
Seems like Yuri gets to travel a lot and to spend time with his girlfriend.
Each to his/her own. It's not my choice; but it's a valid and mostly harmless choice.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 20:15 by ShadySue »


 

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