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« on: March 17, 2011, 08:23 »
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Hi

Just wondering if anyone has any experience of Global Eye images as an agency (AKA Ozimages)

I applied to them, got accepted (not sure how hard it is to get in but they say they are selective) and they outline a very attractive business model.  Then at the very last step before you upload they ask you for quite a large sum of money (360 Australian dollars).  They send very convincing emails about how they work and that they don't take commission, hence the annual fee.  They state they are capping contributors to 500 photographers, hence I would need to sign up soon.

I am undecided whether it is worth it.  I do stock as business and obviously have to invest wisely.  Something is telling me `no' but would be interested if anyone knows anything about this agency.

Thanks
Tom


Microbius

« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 08:31 »
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sounds very odd that they aren't more upfront about the fee. I would be very wary.

ETA googled up this link to an Alamy forum post. Sounds like they are legit but maybe not a worthwhile investment.
http://www.alamy.com/forums/default.aspx?g=posts&t=9896
« Last Edit: March 17, 2011, 08:35 by Microbius »

« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 08:37 »
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exactly,  if they had been more like  "we charge this much per year and this is why it is worth it" in the early stage of application,  I might have been more convinced

« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 09:20 »
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I doubt that it would be worth the investment. Buyers don't care that a site is "capped" at 500 photographers (if that's true or not) or if they don't charge a commission. What else do they have going for them? Sounds like they're spending money getting suckers to sign up and that's their real business.

« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 12:33 »
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Well they say they actively market images to appropriate clients depending on the subject, and basically summarise what reads like a great package along with a host of testamonials.  I don't doubt it's for real, but am dubious about whether it's worth the annual fee- if they are so confident about sales then why not commisions?   Think I'll hold fire on that one!
Thanks

« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 14:59 »
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« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 04:34 by bizair »

« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 16:58 »
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Most intelligent life forms will just pass on Global eye. By the way, I'm offering space on my website for a limited number of 1 (one) more photographer to display there for just $1,000. I don't promote it except to appropriate highly-targeted markets that I can't disclose. Hurry!


 

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