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« on: January 02, 2020, 03:07 »
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I just came on a site that is new to me. Freepik. Are they part of or a sub of  Shutterstock ? When you go to their site Shutterstock comes up in their rate packages.


« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 04:32 »
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Yes, they are their own agency and at the same time, very direct collaborators with SS. Probably from the most important direct collaborators of SS.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 10:20 »
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I just came on a site that is new to me. Freepik. Are they part of or a sub of  Shutterstock ? When you go to their site Shutterstock comes up in their rate packages.

Affiliate site, they promote for referrals, mostly illustrations, I don't see any Editorial, and when I search for different images that I know are photos, with specific words, nothing is found.

Not a part of SS, and affiliate site on their own. https://www.shutterstock.com/explore/affiliates

Also API marketing site, "partners".  https://developers.shutterstock.com/partners


Shelma1

« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 19:29 »
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Any time I see people discussing this scummy operation I feel compelled to remind everyone that they started out by stealing illustrations and offering them for free, including dozens of my illustrations, which they gave away for years. Theyre common thieves who for some reason are still allowed to be SS affiliates despite the fact that I reported them to SS for their thefts.

« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 05:40 »
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We must open a thread about this agency, expose the comments, tests and ideas. Thanks to this thread and another one that is current, I have changed my mind, I planned to register, not anymore, and now I only think that it should be known and left in sight, because uploading images there, is something that hurts us all. It is not about free advertising to the agency, rather of fighting for our interests. In addition, a list of agencies to avoid. A list always available.

« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2020, 11:16 »
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We must fight against them and inform people who could be tempted to subscribe to compensate the loss elsewhere. They DO NOT respect the authors but the money they make quickly by killing the market.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2020, 07:22 »
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Any time I see people discussing this scummy operation I feel compelled to remind everyone that they started out by stealing illustrations and offering them for free, including dozens of my illustrations, which they gave away for years. Theyre common thieves who for some reason are still allowed to be SS affiliates despite the fact that I reported them to SS for their thefts.

Good reminder.

We must fight against them and inform people who could be tempted to subscribe to compensate the loss elsewhere. They DO NOT respect the authors but the money they make quickly by killing the market.

Yes, and there are too many sites like this, that desperate people will upload to.

« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2020, 15:21 »
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Yes, and there are too many sites like this, that desperate people will upload to.
Freepik differs from those sites in two ways:
1) they pay contributors $0.11 - less than any other sites.
2) they really do sell - like Shutterstock was in 2007, and I know photographers who earn more from Freepik than from Shutterstock. And this attracts contributors.


« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2020, 16:55 »
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"How is the payment per download calculated?

This is how your commission from premium subscriptions would work:

At the end of each day, we would calculate the total amount of subscription fees and calculate the "per diem" subscription amount. Then we would calculate the total number of downloads.

The total daily subscription average would be divided by the number of downloads to calculate the "per illustration" price for that day. That number would be multiplied by 0.5 to calculate the 50% rate. The price per illustration might change on a daily basis, according to our calculations.

Can I deactivate my account?

Yes as a contributor you can deactivate your account whenever you want but just be aware that once you deactivate your account the content published will still be active at Freepik for minimum 1 year and all payments will be deactivated with the account."

Cheap unlimited downloads!  >:(
We should stay away from such sites!

« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2020, 17:00 »
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So you lose payments for a year after you close you account and your images are still listed for a year. Maybe I misread?  If correct kinda like being in the mafia....

« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2020, 22:06 »
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You cannot compare Freepik and Shuterstock.
Free things will always attract traffic as they are giving it for free.
Even if you go through their website, they do not have any proper licensing terms. One premium license gives you all commercial use, seriously?

And as mentioned above, the payment per download is also not specific. Once they start getting more contributors and downloads, the payment will decrease as per the calculation.
$0.11 is the calculated formula amount and its the maximum one can get with complete commercial usage. There is nothing like enhanced license which let you earn $28 per download or more in other agencies.


« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2020, 06:55 »
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I am a sea of doubts. It seems that there are happy people charging money. It seems to be true. The numbers that are handled here only serve if there are no new users premium customers. If the supply grows and the demand also, if free it is optional and on files of smallest size. If there are manuals to download files for free, those users will never buy a file.

Apparently they have their own photography and design equipment, which I don't like. But it is clear that they have a large business, the question is whether it is only for them, or is it really the fashion agency.

They started with indirect indexation and decided to be an agency and with advertising and traffic, it generates benefits that they do not share. OKAY.

I still have many doubts. The new SS, can be a slogan of pure marketing, or not. In the end, I will have to check my doubts inside.

Spanish video. Photographer praising this agency as the biggest surprise of the year. The summary of the year.


https://youtu.be/dT6Gdkiw5L8

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2020, 07:02 »
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Can I deactivate my account?

Yes as a contributor you can deactivate your account whenever you want but just be aware that once you deactivate your account the content published will still be active at Freepik for minimum 1 year and all payments will be deactivated with the account."

We should stay away from such sites!

I hope anyone who comes here and reads this, understands how bad that is, if it isn't just a poor response. Minimum of one year, all payments deactivated? That's the worst I've ever seen.

...the content published will still be active at Freepik for minimum 1 year and all payments will be deactivated with the account.


georgep7

« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 08:59 »
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Can I deactivate my account?

Yes as a contributor you can deactivate your account whenever you want but just be aware that once you deactivate your account the content published will still be active at Freepik for minimum 1 year and all payments will be deactivated with the account."

We should stay away from such sites!

I hope anyone who comes here and reads this, understands how bad that is, if it isn't just a poor response. Minimum of one year, all payments deactivated? That's the worst I've ever seen.

...the content published will still be active at Freepik for minimum 1 year and all payments will be deactivated with the account.

"Yet"

As you said  in other thread , you never know (what's next).

« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 14:52 »
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https://www.facebook.com/Freepik

Enjoy  ;D
Visible for people who boycot FB sh.t

georgep7

« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2020, 15:14 »
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https://www.facebook.com/Freepik

Enjoy  ;D
Visible for people who boycot FB sh.t

it will only take you what? like 5 minutes. You are a designer after all.

Seriously?



"You get invited to a nice dinner. Good food, great conversations. Nothing seems to be wrong until your hosts ask you to help their 8-year-old son with his art project. Because, you know, "you are a designer after all." Has this ever happened to you?"

No wonder why 399.757 people follow them! So many designers that want to help children! :P


 

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