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farbled

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« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2021, 17:33 »
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thank you farbled
You're welcome. I try and be upfront with my opinions, giving the pros and cons of it as I see things. I hope people find it helpful.


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2021, 06:58 »
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Even nowadays, I see things that make me cringe...but they have improved and are improving. Also put out an ad for a freelance keyworder, although the pay isn't very high which may mean that only monkeys accept to be paid in peanuts.

Without sounding like a frustrated socialist, we should be helping Wirestock to help us! They will listen and will take on constructive criticism to improve.

For specialist editorials, best to upload ourselves to places like Alamy and keyword ourselves. They aren't geniuses to know details of relatively little known places, unfortunately.
WireStock has a referral program. 10% nowadays! Why not expand it to keywording? Let the keywording be done by contributors and give them a percentage of sales keyworded content by them generates. Only thing they have to do is a final check and distribution.

You want someone you don't know, who's your competition, to be keywording your images, for 10%?  :o

I just got that change notice in referrals. I don't know if it's better or worse, I'd have to have someone sign up and then be active?  8)

Just got the Editorial announcement:

"Now you can easily submit your Editorial content. There is no need to fill in the keywords, phototypes, or descriptions. Our team will sort it all out for you. Feel free to start using the new update which will give you more time to create new content."

Ha Ha, I don't know how they could possibly sort it out, without the specifics of many of my images. But I'm pleased that they will be accepting Editorial now.

« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2021, 08:23 »
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You want someone you don't know, who's your competition, to be keywording your images, for 10%?  :o


Mostly I still prefer to do my own keywording, mainly because Wirestock's keywording is either very generic or just not accurate enough. They might be my competition, but on the other hand, the better they do the keywording, the higher their potential incentive would be. And there still should be a final quality check by Wirestock's moderators. In the end, Wirestock wins, because they don't have to pay flat fees for inhouse or freelance keyword personnel. The contributors win, because they will get better keyworded content and they have the possibilty to generate an extra potential income stream by doing keywording jobs. It looks like a good solution to me, but maybe I'm missing something here. I remember Dreamstime providing keywording by contributors, paying 2$c per keyworded image. They seem to have dropped it though and they probably had their reasons to do so. The 2$c flat fee was also way to low to really motivate anyone to start doing keywording. A percentage of the commissions would be a better idea.

Personally, I don't really mind keywording that much, and after uploading thousands of files to various agencies, I think I developed a pretty efficient keywording habit. I would participate in some spare time to see how it goes.

« Last Edit: July 16, 2021, 08:26 by Roscoe »

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2021, 09:52 »
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You want someone you don't know, who's your competition, to be keywording your images, for 10%?  :o


Mostly I still prefer to do my own keywording, mainly because Wirestock's keywording is either very generic or just not accurate enough. They might be my competition, but on the other hand, the better they do the keywording, the higher their potential incentive would be. And there still should be a final quality check by Wirestock's moderators. In the end, Wirestock wins, because they don't have to pay flat fees for inhouse or freelance keyword personnel. The contributors win, because they will get better keyworded content and they have the possibilty to generate an extra potential income stream by doing keywording jobs. It looks like a good solution to me, but maybe I'm missing something here. I remember Dreamstime providing keywording by contributors, paying 2$c per keyworded image. They seem to have dropped it though and they probably had their reasons to do so. The 2$c flat fee was also way to low to really motivate anyone to start doing keywording. A percentage of the commissions would be a better idea.

Personally, I don't really mind keywording that much, and after uploading thousands of files to various agencies, I think I developed a pretty efficient keywording habit. I would participate in some spare time to see how it goes.

I think you are right, and we know what the subject and situation is, better than someone just looking at a photo and describing it. Someone off somewhere else might miss the concept we had intended also.

You do know, that your keywords are now read and used by Wirestock? In my case I already have the images with keywords, because I upload elsewhere.

My disagreement was, I don't want someone else being given commission to keyword my images, because that comes out of what I'd make. Plus those people wouldn't be any better than the people that WS already pays to do keywords? I can't see any advantage to adding something that we don't need.

farbled

  • wirestock.io/?ref=terry.davis1
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2021, 14:25 »
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420 bucks today on instant pay at Wirestock. My >3% of my current portfolio going there (to IP) is really working for me. All stuff that never sold.


 

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