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Author Topic: Vector Artists - does it makes sense to be exclusive  (Read 8732 times)

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MisterElements

« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2009, 01:59 »
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[you are right everyone should go to IS  :D :D
There is a simple way to look at this by numbers, so talk quantity not quality for now.

SS is a high volume, low revenue per download website, IS is a low volume higher revenue website, sometimes one of these models might not suit a portfolio.

IS restrict the number of files you can upload and have a lower acceptance rate than SS.

If you produce low volume vectors that require a lot more work then it is likely IS is a better option, if you can create several new vectors a day then SS might be a better option for a quick turnaroud.

So it is a matter of what the artist is looking for, a quick return or a steady return, also how much time they have to invest full or part-time, after the initial upload frenzy will they be able to maintain a flow of assets to feed SS, reading the SS forums it is clear that uploads perform well in the first few days but drop off quickly, over on the IS forum it is clear that an asset takes time to move up the searches and then will return steady views, downloads and revenue.

Both models have positives and negatives, the OP was asking about going exclusive before the artist has opened an account, this is not a bad thing as the artist would then have an objective and be able to set milestones, with a clear business plan to work to, one factor for any artist to consider is production, what volume they can produce and which sites will give the best return on that investment.

It is not about IS vs SS, Micro vs Macro, Quantity vs Revenue, Us vs Them or Me vs You  :P

David  ;D  

relax just messin with you. It would be nice if every artist left for IS  ;D it would make me a lot of cash :D


« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2009, 02:24 »
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relax just messin with you. It would be nice if every artist left for IS  ;D it would make me a lot of cash :D
MisterElements, no problem I enjoy debate,

Looking at your portfolios and numbers.
IS 74 files and 3500 downloads
DT you have about 780 files
123 you have about 1229 files
SS you have 1,858 files

It looks like your content is best suited to SS and 123 as you seem to have favoured these sites, the numbers at IS look good in download quantity to number of files, unless you have had a clearout and deleted files which distorts these numbers.

Just wondering why the IS quantity is so low considering the downloads are high?

David  ???

MisterElements

« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2009, 14:12 »
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relax just messin with you. It would be nice if every artist left for IS  ;D it would make me a lot of cash :D
MisterElements, no problem I enjoy debate,

Looking at your portfolios and numbers.
IS 74 files and 3500 downloads
DT you have about 780 files
123 you have about 1229 files
SS you have 1,858 files

It looks like your content is best suited to SS and 123 as you seem to have favoured these sites, the numbers at IS look good in download quantity to number of files, unless you have had a clearout and deleted files which distorts these numbers.

Just wondering why the IS quantity is so low considering the downloads are high?

David  ???

very true about IS having a good file to DL ratio I noticed that this week!! I was at 58 files last week and just posted another 20 (which now I can post some tight sets)  I'm uploading on IS to catch up :D  note SS 70,000 dls for me  yeh been lazy about istock :D I may give them a hard time but it really is a very good site!!


oh, don't forget Fotolia I just started them last week  :D

 oh and david not to pimp my site but it is my top earner each month. Its silly :D :D but true  :D :D
« Last Edit: June 14, 2009, 14:47 by MisterElements »


 

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