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« on: June 06, 2019, 05:07 »
I was just contacted via Linkedin and asked to join

the part I don't like is they say they work with other Stock Sites:

"We have three types business model in Stock Images industry with different types of portals. Your photographs/artworks will be live on below-mentioned websites: - (Licensing based web portal) - (Subscription based web portal) - [Arts/Paintings & Framework based web portal in POD (Print on Demand)]

We are also authorized partners of Shutterstock, Alamy, Depositphotos, Dreamstime, Photononstop, Food Stock, & many Others."

Anyone else get an invite?

« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 10:05 »
I haven't received one, but in looking at their site & on LinkedIn, I can't really see how you would benefit.

Yes, India is a huge market, but you're already exposed to those markets through your existing stock web sites (and India shows up as one of the major sources for a number of US and Europe-based sites anyway). I generally think the distributor model is something that should go away in the age of internet stores as it seems to enrich everyone but the person who actually creates the work (all the blah-blah-blah about access to markets you wouldn't get or higher search ranking notwithstanding).

With Getty's high prices (years back) there was some room to share the buyer's money; with SS prices, how on earth is splitting that money with a second agency a reasonable business model?

« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 21:04 »
Yes, that is very true Jo Ann!  Thank you for your reply


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