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« on: March 02, 2016, 14:41 »
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Hi,

I'm busy with the launch of a new stock photo platform. I'm looking for contributors who will receive 75% if a photo is sold. There is also no exclusivity, so you can sell your photos anywhere you like. You can visit the website on pixspoon.com but i have some work going on on the website.

You can in mean time send an email to newbielink:mailto:info@pixspoon.com [nonactive] if tou are interested and please include 4 photos. Once you are approved i will upload those photos on the website and you will receive login details.


« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 14:45 »
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If you are planning to get ANY support from anyone serious about this you might want to provide two pieces of information:

1. License terms for the images sold through your site
2. How you plan to attract buyers.


« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 14:57 »
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Hi,

The license terms are like on other sites.

Here's some information:

Small
0.65 USD or Credits   
Medium   
1 USD or Credits   
Large
1.6 USD or Credits   
Original size
2.25 USD or Credits   

Multi-Seat (unlimited)   JPG   
75 USD or Credits   
Unlimited Reproduction / Print Runs
125 USD or Credits   
Items for Resale (limited run)
125 USD or Credits   
Electronic Items for Resale (unlimited run)
125 USD or Credits   

I want to attract buyers via Google adverts and via social media but first it is essential that there are some photos on the website.

« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 15:14 »
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" i have some work going on on the website"

Honestly, if you want to be taken seriously (and we're about done with these homegrown sites), you should have finished at least replacing all the stand-in "Lorem ipsum" text.  I mean your "copyright 2013" line just points to cmsaccount.com for a store script.

« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 15:21 »
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Those prices are extremely cheap - $2.25 for a full size image. Your site mentions subscriptions - probably even cheaper, and probably even lower royalties for contributors.

Saying licensing terms are "like on other sites" is a cop out - which other sites did you have in mind? There are a number of pretty significant variations out there, and recent experience with things like SS increasing the print run under a standard license which severely cut into extended license sales have made it clear that the details matter.

I can't imagine that Google ads and social media will do much - if it would, sites like GL stock would have done a lot better.

Given that the web site is full of placeholders and your marketing plan is (IMO) a tad light, I can't see any reason to pass on images and then hope something good might happen later.  You're asking for a lot in seeking images at this stage - I understand why you need them, but what are you really offering in return?

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 15:31 »
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I did a google image search on one of your images (manhole cover) which took me to other sites with those images. Are you affiliated with or the owner of those sites?

http://www.stockphotopro.com/

http://alamy.ca/

The above appears to have nothing to do with the agency Alamy

http://www.yourwebgraphics.com/photo-download/

http://www.yatangomobile.com.au/

« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2016, 15:41 »
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i know it is difficult these days to start a new stock platform, given the years that we have been introduced to many variations of the stock messiah to redeem us from fotolia, istock, ss...

pls, before announcing your descend into earth to walk amongst us common human beings,
you must first register at the door , first office to the left registrar of stock messiahs

« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2016, 15:55 »
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no, seriously,..

you have already been met by 2 of our gate-keepers.

and now the sphinx asks 2 questions:

1) how many images of marijuana do you have right now???
2) why would i need 4 approved to join you when shutterstock only need 1/10 ???

« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 16:06 »
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Those prices are pathetic. 

« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2016, 16:50 »
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no, seriously,..

you have already been met by 2 of our gate-keepers.

and now the sphinx asks 2 questions:

1) how many images of marijuana do you have right now???
2) why would i need 4 approved to join you when shutterstock only need 1/10 ???
Didn't you see the name of the site?  Looks like they only want images of spoons.  Maybe spoons are the next big thing?  Marijuana is so 2015.

« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 16:50 »
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Hi,

Tommorow i will work further on the site and i will take a look at the priced and the license details.

Next to the social media promotion and google ads i will contact a e-marketing office who will support the website by promoting via e-mail to potential buyers like web designers.

The images that now are online will be removed.

« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2016, 17:08 »
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Wow, social media promotion and google ads, the recipe for disaster followed by new sites for a decade now.

Like Einstein said, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2016, 17:42 »
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Facepalm is such a wonderful term  ;D

« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2016, 19:07 »
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I am always hopeful for a new site to bring something different to the table.
Every new site has to start at the beginning.

But as was mentioned there are some fundamental things that need te be in place before anything else happens. As was mentioned - licensing terms have to be clearly defined, pricing and commision structure has to be defined, and the BIG, BIG thing here is you need to have some customers in place. That either takes very good sales team or already have connections with buyers.

Running a microstock site takes capital - having sales people, reviewers, leasing storage and servers that are reliable, etc.etc

Like I said, Im all for new competition, as long as things are fair for artists, and there is reason to beleive in having success because a good plan is in place. Many have come and gone as quickly in this industry, with dreams of making easy money. Those days are long gone, noone is making easy money anymore, even the big guns spend big bucks to retain customers they already have, never mind going out and aquiring new ones.

I would be interested if everything mentioned would be addressed and clearly spelled out for us.


 

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