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« on: June 09, 2024, 04:14 »

Are there any other Artgrid contributors active on this forum? I know that Everest is an Artgrid contributor. I was wondering if there are others who are also present on this forum.



« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2024, 05:06 »
no because it is  >:( "unlimited downloads"

« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2024, 05:25 »
no, because it is  >:( "unlimited downloads"

I understand your negative feelings towards Artgrid.

I'm giving it a try this year. If the payout is good, I'll keep going. If not, I might not. You never know until you try.

Change is a constant in life. If you can't adapt, you'll be left behind.

Anyway, your response doesn't answer my original question.

« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2024, 05:39 »

I was there like i told you, and you know already the negative outcome it had for me, so of course i m not there anymore.
Remember how suprised you were when your content got stolen right away, despite us telling you that here over and over before that this will happen? But yeah people need to learn it the hardway, the person that was stealing your content has it now for ever, and will keep uploading it under new accounts for ever, and the rest of your portfolio will soon follow, and you will never be able to stop this for ever.

« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2024, 06:00 »
I went through the difficult experience of having my content stolen and uploaded on Shutterstock. However, I managed to get through it. I'm still giving it a shot and will evaluate the situation at the end of the year when I receive my payout. If the benefits are greater than the pain, I will continue. If not, then I will stop.

Services like Pixsy send email alerts when similar or identical content is uploaded to other agencies. Once alerted, I can easily submit a take-down notice. If the payout is good, then that's just the cost of doing business.

I appreciate the willingness to share opinions on controversial topics. However, this doesn't address my original question about whether there are any current Artgrid contributors active on this forum.

« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2024, 06:12 »
Change is a constant in life. If you can't adapt, you'll be left behind.

In the range of ready-made expressions, there is also: having missed the train  ;)
You started in 2021. It was really sooooo late! Your remark is funny, because yourself have been left behind from the start!

Refusing "adapting" can also be a choice, and even another way of success.
All sheeps adapt to the herd, thats for sure. Adapting to theft, to time wasted on useless work can also be a choice, but some may refuse it.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2024, 06:32 by DiscreetDuck »

« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2024, 07:24 »
The bitterness in people's comments may arise from personal frustrations or failures as a stock contributor.

Alternatively, the bitterness could stem from personal frustrations with the industry, disillusionment with conformity, or negative experiences such as content theft.

While acknowledging one's frustrations is essential, finding constructive ways to address these feelings can help individuals move forward more positively.

I would also like to share this insightful proverb:

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." - Chinese Proverb

« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2024, 07:42 »
Several "problems" though is that many contributors (that affects other good contributors) are:

(a) they undervalue their work
(b) with the allure of "quick riches" are willing to undercut other people (doesn't mean they'll necessarily get it)

If contributors said 'screw that' and didn't participate in that kind of thing,

(a) you wouldn't have 'unlimited' download sites, subscription sites, severely low commission sites, etc, etc because there would be no (supplier) market for them
(b) as a contributor, you'd make more $$$ for less work.

But part of the "problem" is indeed contributors willing to do that kind of thing. Now - of course - it's not "just" you - many others already did it.

It's one way to sell your wares. Up to you obviously. You may make some extra cash in the short term, but probably not a good long term strategy if you value your work.

« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2024, 17:21 »
I completely agree with you.

I would be happier if unlimited download sites didn't exist, but they do.

They are now an intrinsic part of the market, and ignoring them will not make them go away.

Therefore, to better understand that system, I've decided to give it a try.

If the benefits outweigh the downsides, I will continue. If not, I will stop.

I wish you all the best in your journey.


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