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Tuilay

« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2009, 12:56 »
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Can't wait the day that DT buys Getty.  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D  FD , you made me spill my precious ale all over the floor !


ironarrow

« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2009, 08:28 »
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In the last half year after equally uploading to many sites about 300 non-people illustrations and photo's:
1. SS 2. Snapvillage 3. DT 4. Featurepics 5. StockXpert 6. 123RF 7. Bigstock 8. FT
All others are less than $10

no istock on your list? weird.. istockphoto is by far the best..

istock,
shutterstock,
StockXpert
DT
FT
123rf
bigstock

the rest is useless.. maybe crestock, snapvillage and canstockphoto can be added if you have got a lot of time to waste, but not really crucial..

« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2009, 11:01 »
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no istock on your list? weird.. istockphoto is by far the best..
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No, no IS. Tried 2 or 3 times to come in, but failed. I think my work is not good enough for their standards at the moment. Probably I'm not thinking and acting commercial enough for their portfolio. Like to do it my way and to find out how my approach and viewing on imaging can work....IS looks to "beautiful" in my eyes...I'm not sure if I can work and succeed in their style....  Maybe later sometimes.

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the rest is useless.. maybe crestock, snapvillage and canstockphoto can be added if you have got a lot of time to waste, but not really crucial..
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These order was what worked for me the first half year in microstock. SV is stil my number 2 in earnings f.e.....why stop there now? But in another half year or so...I might agree with you due to different experiences.....or things stay this way, which is fine :D

avava

« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2009, 17:24 »
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 I am a pretty conservative guy on making speculations but I will go the other way on this one and bet big against the house I would say that by the end of 18 months we will see all but three players controlling Micro unless someone with money comes along and takes a new slice. There is still a slice to be had if big players made certain acquisitions. Just speculation mind you.

Best,
AVAVA

« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2009, 19:56 »
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 I submit to a couple of sites below top 7 who are zero effort upload but personally dont see any of the sites below top 7, making a move. maybe??? a bit of lift from canstock as it is part of fotosearch now???

I also wouldnt be surprised to see quite a number particularly the smaller ones disappear. but it is hard to know as I do not know the economics of these sites

there are a few companies such as masterfile / photolibrary etc who do not have a stake in micro, I dont know what state they are in but they may get involved, I would guess by buying out an existing player such as fotosearch did.

Phil


hali

« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2009, 18:43 »
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there is no up and coming, as all the new ones have done nothing for me.

 i have but stopped uploading to any of the sites that have not given me a sale in the past 3 months, which leaves me only with 2 of the big 6, simply because they have been getting results consistently.
but i still like to see some sales with Istock and Fotolia, and will keep UL to them , but it depends on what happens in 2009.
so that means i have only alamy, dreamtime and stockxpert being given priority due to dl results.
(update: oops, i forgot BigStock. quick note, their approval time is like super fast these days).
« Last Edit: January 06, 2009, 19:50 by hali »

« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2009, 18:56 »
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How many traditional sites are there?  I don't see why there will be less microstock sites when it is still a growing market.  The sites could still do well in an economic downturn, as they should get more business from buyers looking to cut their spending budgets.  Sites that have lots of debt will fold but I don't see why the top 7 should have much debt when they have good sales.  Perhaps in a few years time when there is less growth some of the top 7 will struggle.

I expect Corbis to buy a micro site at some point.  I guess that is why they haven't bothered with snapvillage.  We will have to wait and see if the owners of Getty have a real interest in microstock sites or if they just bought istock and StockXpert as part of the package.

« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2009, 03:11 »
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Although Yay has had a slow start (and the name is the worst ever), they are increasing for me, and 2.50 or 5.00 Euro for a download is a very decent pay. I need around 20 downloads at SS to earn 5 Euro. At the moment, they seem to pass the other small agencies. For me, they are already ahead of SV, FP and Crestock (December and January until now).

« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2009, 10:29 »
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Although Yay has had a slow start (and the name is the worst ever), they are increasing for me, and 2.50 or 5.00 Euro for a download is a very decent pay. I need around 20 downloads at SS to earn 5 Euro. At the moment, they seem to pass the other small agencies. For me, they are already ahead of SV, FP and Crestock (December and January until now).

Great to know re: Yay. Thanks for sharing your experience with them.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2009, 12:41 »
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i've talked to the guy at masterfile and they want to get into microstock somehow.  who knows what they will do.

Are they not already a micro site?  Or, are they considered Macro?  I have a hard time distinguishing the difference???

« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2009, 22:11 »
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Based on my images I'd say all would fail or get morphed into something else except: IS, SS, DT, StockXpert, FT, in that order.

Sadly for my money there is no up and coming micro site.

« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2009, 07:54 »
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Based on my images I'd say all would fail or get morphed into something else except: IS, SS, DT, StockXpert, FT, in that order.

Add BigStock and 123RF and I'd agree. Especially BigStock.


 

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