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« on: April 23, 2019, 22:53 »
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I've been exclusive for the last decade but now I'm going non-exclusive. I've got about 25,000 images in my portfolio to upload so I need to choose my agencies wisely. I'll hit all the biggies .. SS, AS, IS, P5, AL, 123 & DT .... but what would be say the next top 3 to 5 sites after that?

and I'm not interested in any stock submitter services. thanks


« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 06:20 »
+5
That's plenty.  No need to waste time past that.

« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 06:27 »
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Probably some that allow you to get to Getty?

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 06:27 »
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That's plenty.  No need to waste time past that.

and given the ext ra work to submit to pond & DT it's hardly worth submitting to them to get a tiny bit of revenue

swisschocolate

  • A girl from the Alps
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 07:05 »
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That's plenty.  No need to waste time past that.

and given the ext ra work to submit to pond & DT it's hardly worth submitting to them to get a tiny bit of revenue

DT is very easy when you upload more than 200 images at once via ftp.
P5 is easy as well, just changing the price in bulk if you want...

« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 07:23 »
+2
That's plenty.  No need to waste time past that.

and given the ext ra work to submit to pond & DT it's hardly worth submitting to them to get a tiny bit of revenue

DT is very easy when you upload more than 200 images at once via ftp.
P5 is easy as well, just changing the price in bulk if you want...
For photos I don't think P5 is any good

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swisschocolate

  • A girl from the Alps
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 08:55 »
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For photos I don't think P5 is any good

It's very bad :D but uploading process is pretty fast and they accept everything, and you set your price. So those very very occasional sales are just for fun :)

« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2019, 11:28 »
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I've been exclusive for the last decade but now I'm going non-exclusive. I've got about 25,000 images in my portfolio to upload so I need to choose my agencies wisely. I'll hit all the biggies .. SS, AS, IS, P5, AL, 123 & DT .... but what would be say the next top 3 to 5 sites after that?

and I'm not interested in any stock submitter services. thanks

what i thought was the most scaring thing in the near future is begin to happening...thousand of exclusive contributor from getty who will soon dump their status and splash another 30 40 million images around ss and adobe...i tell yu ...if you think to sell more than getty think twice....most of agency like fotolia or ss practically sell mostly established files...most of new stuff don't sell, or will sell in long time, because nobody is looking for new file especially for generic theme. so if you have a niche good if not think twice, you will be extremely disappointed...in 2017  sold practically 2 times download for each new file uploaded that year, in 2018 the % has fallen down to 1 download eery 4 files, 2019 is appalling in terms of files uploaded in 2019 like 1 download every 20 new file, ok we are only in april but tendency is not good at all for new files...old files with good searching position sells eery day.
so maybe in stock you all less than the past, but thin also about the fact that new files don't have that selling window like in the past, so being new your file if not uploaded soon after uploader  risk to be buried by thousand of files. anyway another reactor to kill revenue.

« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 11:41 »
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I've been exclusive for the last decade but now I'm going non-exclusive. I've got about 25,000 images in my portfolio to upload so I need to choose my agencies wisely. I'll hit all the biggies .. SS, AS, IS, P5, AL, 123 & DT .... but what would be say the next top 3 to 5 sites after that?

and I'm not interested in any stock submitter services. thanks
Aren't you already on SS? 

« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 11:56 »
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I've been exclusive for the last decade but now I'm going non-exclusive. I've got about 25,000 images in my portfolio to upload so I need to choose my agencies wisely. I'll hit all the biggies .. SS, AS, IS, P5, AL, 123 & DT .... but what would be say the next top 3 to 5 sites after that?

and I'm not interested in any stock submitter services. thanks

what i thought was the most scaring thing in the near future is begin to happening...thousand of exclusive contributor from getty who will soon dump their status and splash another 30 40 million images around ss and adobe...i tell yu ...if you think to sell more than getty think twice....most of agency like fotolia or ss practically sell mostly established files...most of new stuff don't sell, or will sell in long time, because nobody is looking for new file especially for generic theme. so if you have a niche good if not think twice, you will be extremely disappointed...in 2017  sold practically 2 times download for each new file uploaded that year, in 2018 the % has fallen down to 1 download eery 4 files, 2019 is appalling in terms of files uploaded in 2019 like 1 download every 20 new file, ok we are only in april but tendency is not good at all for new files...old files with good searching position sells eery day.
so maybe in stock you all less than the past, but thin also about the fact that new files don't have that selling window like in the past, so being new your file if not uploaded soon after uploader  risk to be buried by thousand of files. anyway another reactor to kill revenue.
I don't think he's exclusive at getty.

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2019, 12:00 »
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Is this your portfolio?

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/randymckown?search_source=base_gallery&language=en&page=1&sort=popular&measurement=px&safe=true

If it is, then I think I would only go for SS and AS. The other sites could be a lot of work for pennies!

Best wishes

Stefan

« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2019, 10:00 »
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That's plenty.  No need to waste time past that.

and given the ext ra work to submit to pond & DT it's hardly worth submitting to them to get a tiny bit of revenue

DT is very easy when you upload more than 200 images at once via ftp.
P5 is easy as well, just changing the price in bulk if you want...

how do you add categories to multiple images at a time?

swisschocolate

  • A girl from the Alps
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2019, 10:12 »
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how do you add categories to multiple images at a time?

It doesn't require categories if you upload like that. You will see "1Click Submit" option and that's all.

I don't upload images with Model Releases, so don't know how this process works with them.
Without MRs the whole process takes few seconds.

« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2019, 10:31 »
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Actually, for DT, I would say it depends on the topic. Up until the end of last year, it used to be one of the biggest disasters among the platforms I'm uploading, with RPI performances competing with 123RF and DP...

Then, I went for two weeks in North America to massively shoot for stock. The result: +200% monthly revenue for a 15% portfolio increase. Tracking the use of the pictures, it seems that there are a lot of influent local news/blog websites in the area, especially in Montreal/Ottawa/Toronto that are buying from DT. Therefore, DT suddenly became way a bit more interesting, even though we're talking about less than 10% of my global monthly revenue.


 

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