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Brasilnut

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« on: August 18, 2019, 08:00 »
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I'll start:

Canstock: Ridiculous rejection reasons + very very very few sales
Colourbox: Very few sales + ridiculous prices for clips (as low as 20cents each)
Canva: Made friends with free-download devils + shady deals with Getty = huge drop in already low earnings for me





« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 09:28 »
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Good post.

Any agency paying less than $0.30 rate. Hence:

321RF and Istuck

These are agencies I no longer submit to but still retain the submitted images in case, somewhere down the road, they start treating their partners with a little more fairness and respect. I'll then consider re-starting submitting if they meet my requirements. 


Noedelhap

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 09:53 »
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GLStock: it was already a low earner, but since the make-over it's become a zombie agency with zero sales (and zero effort put into marketing)
Storyblocks: well, they dropped me, actually.

« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 10:03 »
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123, I dropped them because sales were low and it took them forfreakingever to review new uploads.  I had to remind them every time.  Finally, even reminding them didn't work, so I told them they weren't keeping up their end of the contributor agreement, and to pay me what they owed me and delete my profile. 

istock, I dropped them when they lost my trust. 

Shutterstock, I dropped them when they went insane with vector upload requirements.  I was unhappy for a long time before that, but stayed out of sentiment, since they were my first stock site.




« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 10:05 »
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I have been trying to edit that previous post to take out istock.  I dropped them years ago.

« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 11:26 »
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GLStock, very few sales
Stockfresh, very few sales
Storyblocks, i don't like the new partner program

Under investigation:
Bigstock, few sales
Mostphotos, few sales


« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 15:51 »
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-I just dropped Bigstock, near zero sales and  i had tons of uploads that ive never finalized.
-Maybe soon Canstock, stupid rejections and almost no sales.



« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 09:00 »
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Canstock: Ridiculous rejection reasons + very few sales + stupid answers
Dreamstime: unacceptable deleting conditions + ridiculous rejection reasons + very few sales
Bigstock ( in progress): annoying deleting conditions + very few sales
123rf ( in progress): nothing is right or works properly + few sales

« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 17:23 »
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I have been trying to edit that previous post to take out istock.  I dropped them years ago.

I left iStock in 2011, never looked back, and never regretted that move.

« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 18:33 »
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Storyblocks: Subscription program

Brasilnut

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2019, 19:40 »
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Considering dropping 123centsRF
5,050 assets to get this pathetic lunch money results...

« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2019, 03:36 »
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Is it where lead the good advices you give or sell? Do you need some?  :D Sorry, to be brutally honest

Think there are tons of people who will not complain about their sales here and who will keep their advices because they know that every experience is unique, and that they really dont need more competition.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 03:39 by DiscreetDuck »

« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2019, 09:13 »
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I've just dropped CanStock for the same reason as everyone else it seems - very low sales and ridiculous rejections. I've often had 1 image pass and another that was similar rejected for a stupid nonsensical reason.

The other one I've dropped is Zoonar. In over 2 years, with almost 2000 images, I've made a grand total of 18 cents.

« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2019, 10:17 »
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ridiculous rejections. I've often had 1 image pass and another that was similar rejected for a stupid nonsensical reason.



rejected for a stupid nonsensical reason like being similar makes sense to me. there should be more of that in microstock. just sayin.

« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2019, 10:37 »
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ridiculous rejections. I've often had 1 image pass and another that was similar rejected for a stupid nonsensical reason.



rejected for a stupid nonsensical reason like being similar makes sense to me. there should be more of that in microstock. just sayin.
Thats probably not the reason given

Brasilnut

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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2019, 15:09 »
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Is it where lead the good advices you give or sell? Do you need some?  :D Sorry, to be brutally honest

What do you mean?

« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2019, 16:36 »
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ridiculous rejections. I've often had 1 image pass and another that was similar rejected for a stupid nonsensical reason.



rejected for a stupid nonsensical reason like being similar makes sense to me. there should be more of that in microstock. just sayin.

Let me give you an example. I uploaded three images of a colored liquid in a beaker. It was the same image and I only changed the color of the liquid using Photoshop. The images with the green and blue colored liquids were accepted but the one with the red liquid was rejected for "Poor isolation".

Another example: I uploaded a image of a mountain range. It was shot in a National Park and there weren't any people in it. Just mountains and a dramatic stormy sky. It was rejected because:
"There appears to be a release missing for this file. A model release is always required whenever there are identifiable faces present. A property release is required when an file includes private property. Please obtain any necessary releases before re-submitting."


« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2019, 01:46 »
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ridiculous rejections. I've often had 1 image pass and another that was similar rejected for a stupid nonsensical reason.



rejected for a stupid nonsensical reason like being similar makes sense to me. there should be more of that in microstock. just sayin.

Let me give you an example. I uploaded three images of a colored liquid in a beaker. It was the same image and I only changed the color of the liquid using Photoshop. The images with the green and blue colored liquids were accepted but the one with the red liquid was rejected for "Poor isolation".

Another example: I uploaded a image of a mountain range. It was shot in a National Park and there weren't any people in it. Just mountains and a dramatic stormy sky. It was rejected because:
"There appears to be a release missing for this file. A model release is always required whenever there are identifiable faces present. A property release is required when an file includes private property. Please obtain any necessary releases before re-submitting."
Some National parks do require releases though ;-). Their best ones are nudity wheres theres no one in the picture
« Last Edit: August 27, 2019, 02:39 by Pauws99 »


 

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