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« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2010, 19:30 »
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That isn't surprising.

Not at all.  And I would think it would put a damper on the whole idea. 

Most folks early work would not qualify now.  Also, if IS has had the benefit of selling these images for months and/or years, who's to say they will want the bulk of them that don't sell well.  They may just accept bestsellers and forget the rest. 
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Also one of the most valuable assets in a portfolio is best match placement.  I suspect that many contributors, myself included, could delete our top selling images, upload them again, and find that they just don't sell all that well because they did not get lucky with best match.  Of course there are lots of images that really are that good and would succeed again too, but its a gamble.


« Reply #76 on: December 01, 2010, 09:33 »
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Hi,
I'm interested in selling. Please contact me at newbielink:mailto:[email protected] [nonactive]

Thank you!

« Reply #77 on: December 01, 2010, 11:46 »
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Im curious to know if someone has sell or buy any port yet??

« Reply #78 on: December 01, 2010, 13:12 »
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Im curious to know if someone has sell or buy any port yet??

I was almost conned into buying a worthless one.
lucky for me it was only "almost" :)

« Reply #79 on: December 02, 2010, 03:02 »
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Point 1.: Isnt it much easier to hire some of us to create let say 100-200-500 etc. pictures in their own style and specified well selling subject insted of trying to grab someones port? I mean the result will be the same and it will be much easier for both sides - no copyright transfer of already submitted images, no trouble with deleting, deactivating, evaluating disputable value, risky reupload etc. Whats more, you will get new hiqgh quality high res pictures instead of some risky low-res old files. This is especially extreme risk at IS - Ive started in 2008 and I know there are many ports from 2005-2006 of the same size and much worse quality - but the pics got great search rank in the start and continue to sell like hotcakes - such ports have often up to 20-30x more sales then mine! However such pictures will be not accepted today.

Point 2.: 2 years income of the portfolio is pretty low price. I did stop uploading for several months and sales drop just to some level. Reupload of same pictures of course could lead to both raise or drop in sales, hard to tell. However 2 years is nothing - I see it after more then 10 years of selling pictures. The return might be slow but the pictures sell not year or two but very very long! The days when resolution of cameras multiplied every year are gone and even the low-end cameras now produce high quality images with nearly to zero noise up to iso400 - these pictures could be sold even in next 5-10 years for sure.

« Reply #80 on: December 31, 2010, 07:38 »
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hi
i`m readdy to sell
newbielink:mailto:[email protected] [nonactive]
happy new year

Microbius

« Reply #81 on: December 31, 2010, 09:25 »
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This was so obviously a non strater. The person asking for portfolios hadn't even done the smallest bit of research into it before coming forward.
And after claiming they already had a large income from IStock (I guess to make themselves sound more like a big player with purchasing power) it turns out their dial is hardly registering in the green.
This thread should be left to die, it's a fantasy.

« Reply #82 on: December 31, 2010, 10:04 »
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This was so obviously a non strater. The person asking for portfolios hadn't even done the smallest bit of research into it before coming forward.
And after claiming they already had a large income from IStock (I guess to make themselves sound more like a big player with purchasing power) it turns out their dial is hardly registering in the green.
This thread should be left to die, it's a fantasy.

Why speak of things you obviously know nothing of  ?

Microbius

« Reply #83 on: December 31, 2010, 11:05 »
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It's okay, anyone can read the thread, and look at the dial under your name and know exactly what the score is.
What I wrote is simply a summary of what has emerged as this thread has gone on.
I'm not commenting on anything that hasn't been very obvious from the discussion above, no complex deductions necessary.

« Reply #84 on: December 31, 2010, 11:17 »
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It's okay, anyone can read the thread, and look at the dial under your name and know exactly what the score is.
What I wrote is simply a summary of what has emerged as this thread has gone on.
I'm not commenting on anything that hasn't been very obvious from the discussion above, no complex deductions necessary.

Again, you deduct your conclusions on facts you have no knowledge of...
The dial on near my nick name means what ? how much available funds I have for a purchase ? my seriusness ? my business experience ?
You don't know me, you dont know my figures, you dont know who (if at all) was and is in contact with me, you dont know anything actually...
So why make statements that are based on nothing ? this thread is old and much has changed since. If you have a question, feel free to ask. its a much better approach then try and insult another forum member.
FYI my stock income (which is over 500$ a month and growning constantly) is less then 2% of my monthly income. but I am not trying to start a pissing contest.
Just wanted to make sure that people don't think I don't mean business!

And for the rest of you, yes I am still looking for portfolios :)

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #85 on: December 31, 2010, 11:26 »
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It's okay, anyone can read the thread, and look at the dial under your name and know exactly what the score is.

The dial totals images in the portfolio plus downloads.

So someone's dial could be redlined with 20,000 images and 1 download. Or 1 image and 20,000 downloads.

So, by itself, it really doesn't mean much other than they have a lot of something.

Microbius

« Reply #86 on: December 31, 2010, 11:55 »
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Please reread my post. It doesn't say that you don't have any funds. What it said is that
1. you implied that you were a very successful IStock contributor:

pepito:
i doubt if anyone who gets less than substantial income from istock would be offering to buy an entire portfolio.  i'm assuming they already have selling power on their own.

you:
pepito: good assumption.

= fantasy, see your dial which clearly shows, no not a good assumption

2. that this is not a serious business offer as you had not thought through any of the implications. Anyone can verify this for themselves by reading the thread from the start.

« Reply #87 on: December 31, 2010, 12:24 »
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Please reread my post. It doesn't say that you don't have any funds. What it said is that
1. you implied that you were a very successful IStock contributor:

pepito:
i doubt if anyone who gets less than substantial income from istock would be offering to buy an entire portfolio.  i'm assuming they already have selling power on their own.

you:
pepito: good assumption.

= fantasy, see your dial which clearly shows, no not a good assumption

2. that this is not a serious business offer as you had not thought through any of the implications. Anyone can verify this for themselves by reading the thread from the start.


1. "substantial" is a subjective term. I make over 500$ a month from MS and plan to pass 1,000$ a month in about 8 months time. For some
this is peanuts for some this is a lot.
2. Not only have have I went over all of the implications, I also spoke of this with my accountent, my CPR, a lawyer, and IS themselves.

Try not to be so narrow minded and judge people by the silly dial beside their nick...
And if you if you can't just have some patience and watch my dial rise :)

RacePhoto

« Reply #88 on: December 31, 2010, 17:24 »
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Wow CPR, hope you got better? :)

So what did the guru's at IS say about buying someone else's portfolio? We had many variations on the suspected answer. Lets assume they said it was OK because you are still looking. And then do you take over the account, because photos can't be transferred. So you would have multiple IS accounts under your control, none could be exclusive, unless all were. Anything to add?

And I still say two years projected earnings is a fair price to pay and fair price for a seller. The buyer is taking all the risk, we don't know what the commissions will be. They already dropped since the thread started. No one knows what the sales will be for aging images. Like a stock, the past performance is no guarantee of what will happen in the future. If the images are worth so much to the seller, they wouldn't be considering selling, would they!

How do you as a buyer, propose to control all the other copies of the same images, that are on multiple other sites, for sale RF and some have been sold?

I think it's looks pretty complicated.


Please reread my post. It doesn't say that you don't have any funds. What it said is that
1. you implied that you were a very successful IStock contributor:

pepito:
i doubt if anyone who gets less than substantial income from istock would be offering to buy an entire portfolio.  i'm assuming they already have selling power on their own.

you:
pepito: good assumption.

= fantasy, see your dial which clearly shows, no not a good assumption

2. that this is not a serious business offer as you had not thought through any of the implications. Anyone can verify this for themselves by reading the thread from the start.


1. "substantial" is a subjective term. I make over 500$ a month from MS and plan to pass 1,000$ a month in about 8 months time. For some
this is peanuts for some this is a lot.
2. Not only have have I went over all of the implications, I also spoke of this with my accountent, my CPR, a lawyer, and IS themselves.

Try not to be so narrow minded and judge people by the silly dial beside their nick...
And if you if you can't just have some patience and watch my dial rise :)

« Reply #89 on: December 31, 2010, 18:46 »
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For me, the purpose of buying a portfolio was to boost sales on Istock only, to reach the Required Credit to stay at the same level, so it has to be an "exclusive Istock portfolio".

The actual problem to do so is the procedure required from Istock:

1-Remove all the files from the sold account
2-Re-submit all files to my istock account with releases and selling contract. All files must pass the actual inspection criterias.

This give me two options:

-Buying only top selling images and resummit them
-Or buying the account without transferring anything. This doesn't help me much, and I'm not sure Istock would appreciate either...

I'm still looking for interesting portfolio, and a solution, but if you have one to sell, put the link here to your portfolio, or send me an email, so I can take a look at it.

Tony

« Reply #90 on: December 31, 2010, 19:14 »
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Funny . If you had to take them down first from the old contributor. Buy the portfolio and if they make them undergo inspection as a "new" image. How many would pass current inspection "standards"?

« Reply #91 on: December 31, 2010, 19:18 »
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It makes things much more complicated. But i'm working on a solution...

« Reply #92 on: January 01, 2011, 17:59 »
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It makes things much more complicated. But i'm working on a solution...

How mysterious!

vlad_the_imp

« Reply #93 on: January 01, 2011, 18:02 »
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is less then 2% of my monthly income.

So you earn about $300,000 per year or thereabouts, yet you're still messing about uploading images? Why?

« Reply #94 on: January 01, 2011, 18:07 »
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is less then 2% of my monthly income.

So you earn about $300,000 per year or thereabouts, yet you're still messing about uploading images? Why?

No, that is +- my income, not profit (I wish...)
I don't upload anything. I don't even know how to hold a camera.
My partner does though :)

« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2011, 18:37 »
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Hi All,

 If you have images that could fit www.spacesimages.com style and needs we would be interested in purchasing images. PM me if you re interested.

Best,
Jonathan


 

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