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Author Topic: Big Stock vs. Canstock vs. Deposit Photos  (Read 17461 times)

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« on: February 04, 2010, 19:48 »
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All right, I know Deposit Photos is a bit up-and-coming, this is probably last on my list. But their incentives are definitely there... that being said. I'm looking to add a new site to my list. I'm currently on Istock, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, and Fotolia. With the loss of StockXpert, I think I definitely would like to add a new site. I know I will probably get lots of mixed answers because it's different for everyone, but which do you all think is the better site to add on? Big Stock (could be a big one coming up due to SS acquisition...), Canstock, or Deposit Photos? Any opinions matter to me and I'd love to hear yours!


« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 20:07 »
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imo if your looking to stay independant I'd add 123, BigStock, Canstock, and maybe deposit, cutcaster and/or yay

donding

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 20:08 »
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I'm new to depositphotos so I can't really say any thing about them yet...except I truly believe they are a ground floor company with solid beams... ;) As for CanStock they earn for me a very little bit but Bigstockphoto is the best for me of the three. I've always done pretty good with BigStock

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 20:11 »
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123RF is my worst earning agency. I'm really considering pulling out of there. After listening to all the chatter about them on here I personally would not include them in the Big 6, but that just my opinion

« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 20:17 »
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Right now DepositPhotos is your biggest chance for some payout out these 3 ;-)

« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 20:37 »
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YMMV, but I've had good results at 123RF.  Right now they're close to Fotolia and way ahead of Dreamstime and BigStock, with CanStock barely registering.  Deposit's a question mark; sure, you can get a first payout from uploads, but will there be anything after that?

« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 11:47 »
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I'm seeing big rises at Canstock lately, while things seem to have flatlined at BigStock and 123.  Intrigued about Deposit, but I'm not hearing much from the community in terms of real results... just a lot of hopes and dreams, like the buzz around Veer's launch. 

« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010, 12:07 »
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I'd go for BS !!  Sold nothing at Canstock and DP are unknown !

Having said that, sign up for DP and cash in while u can, it makes sense !  ;)

« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 12:35 »
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Right now DepositPhotos is your biggest chance for some payout out these 3 ;-)

If you have a larger portfolio, like say 500 good quality images, then sign up with Deposit Photos and be a part of the .20/ accepted upload deal they still have on there.  They're not all that picky with submitted images and you can make 100.00 with 500 accepted images.  Trying to make 100.00 in royalties at any of the other sites you're thinking of would take a really long time.  The only catch is that you have to leave your images on with DP for a minimum of 6 months.

« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 13:30 »
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Right now DepositPhotos is your biggest chance for some payout out these 3 ;-)

If you have a larger portfolio, like say 500 good quality images, then sign up with Deposit Photos and be a part of the .20/ accepted upload deal they still have on there.  They're not all that picky with submitted images and you can make 100.00 with 500 accepted images.  Trying to make 100.00 in royalties at any of the other sites you're thinking of would take a really long time.  The only catch is that you have to leave your images on with DP for a minimum of 6 months.

I'm pretty sure BigStock has a 90 day commitment policy before allowing you to delete anything...

RacePhoto

« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 14:07 »
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YMMV, but I've had good results at 123RF.  Right now they're close to Fotolia and way ahead of Dreamstime and BigStock, with CanStock barely registering.  Deposit's a question mark; sure, you can get a first payout from uploads, but will there be anything after that?

Remember Albumo?

There I've said it all.  ::)

« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 14:43 »
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YMMV, but I've had good results at 123RF.  Right now they're close to Fotolia and way ahead of Dreamstime and BigStock, with CanStock barely registering.  Deposit's a question mark; sure, you can get a first payout from uploads, but will there be anything after that?

Remember Albumo?

There I've said it all.  ::)


What exactly have you said?  Yeah, Albumo vanished one day and left unpaid balances behind.  But I made a few hundred dollars there, which is an order of magnitude better than I did with Lucky Oliver.  Was it worth the time and effort?  I don't particularly regret it, and I won't regret whatever happens with Deposit.  Or Crestock for that matter, which owes me almost a hundred dollars that I'm not sure I'll see.

« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 16:16 »
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« Last Edit: February 05, 2010, 18:32 by borg »

« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2010, 16:34 »
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Intrigued about Deposit, but I'm not hearing much from the community in terms of real results.
3 subs sales in a week after uploading over 1,000. That's an RPD till now of 33.6$  ;).
I want to play honest with them, that's why I didn't stop at 500. They are conquering the market with brute force = $$$. Most of the new sites went because they were undercapitalized. DP is clearly overcapitalized (and we know why). Much will depend now on how their contributor relations evolve, and their marketing. Money can't buy you love. They have at least 6 months to prove it.

« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 17:25 »
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Assuming all 5,922 photographers at their site have received $100 each, that would calculate to $592,200.

Not exactly chump change for a start up stock photo website.

RacePhoto

« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010, 18:23 »
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YMMV, but I've had good results at 123RF.  Right now they're close to Fotolia and way ahead of Dreamstime and BigStock, with CanStock barely registering.  Deposit's a question mark; sure, you can get a first payout from uploads, but will there be anything after that?

Remember Albumo?

There I've said it all.  ::)



What exactly have you said?  Yeah, Albumo vanished one day and left unpaid balances behind.  But I made a few hundred dollars there, which is an order of magnitude better than I did with Lucky Oliver.  Was it worth the time and effort?  I don't particularly regret it, and I won't regret whatever happens with Deposit.  Or Crestock for that matter, which owes me almost a hundred dollars that I'm not sure I'll see.


They are wonderful, I'm impressed, they are the best new site in 2010, people will retire on the earnings from this fantastic site. OK is that better?

Within six months people will be complaining, no sale, no sales, reviewers will be "rejecting too many" photos. By the end of the year people will be asking why they get no response from the Admins. when they try to close their account. Reviews will start to take a month and by 2013 deposit photos will be gone. That's what I'm saying.

Of course by then we will see another dozen splash in the pan sites come and go as well.

Until someone comes up with something innovative and different, the big four, what's left of them, will dominate the industry.

Yours, "Mr. Negative"

lisafx

« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2010, 18:48 »
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Most of the new sites went because they were undercapitalized. DP is clearly overcapitalized (and we know why).

I don't know why.  Care to elaborate?  :)


« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2010, 19:42 »
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I don't know why.  Care to elaborate?  :)
You've got mail.

« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2010, 06:47 »
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I don't know why.  Care to elaborate?  :)
You've got mail.

I'm sure a lot of us don't know why.

« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2010, 07:05 »
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I don't know why.  Care to elaborate?  :)
You've got mail.

I'm sure a lot of us don't know why.

Indeed - mind to share your knowledge? Thank you!

« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2010, 08:45 »
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2010, 13:32 »
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DepositPhotos definitely! They pay you 20 cents per accepted image. You may have $100 in almost no time with 500 uploaded and accepted there. If you have some luck maybe you get some sub sales on 30c also ;-)

Nevertheless, after uploading there you should add CanstockPhoto because they sell also on Fotosearch and occasionally you may have great single sales there.

Good Luck!

« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2010, 14:31 »
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DP is clearly overcapitalized (and we know why)

I don't know why either. Care to PM me?

« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2010, 17:21 »
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I don't know why.  Care to elaborate?  :)
You've got mail.

I'm sure a lot of us don't know why.

I have no idea either. Funny when he said "we all know why" I thought I was the only one who didn't know! ;D

« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2010, 18:41 »
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FD-amateur, I'd like to know too!


 

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