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« on: October 28, 2010, 05:59 »
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I just received an email inviting me to join the Agency collection. As it seems, once you opt in, the inspectors will pick out suitable files from your portfolio.

I am unsure if it is wise financially to join or not. Has anybody else received this email? What is your take on it?

Any info appreciated!


« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 06:40 »
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what is this agency collection? how to opt in or opt out?

« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 06:45 »
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 06:50 »
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You don't have to be invited.  You just need to opt in, following the link given in one of the threads in the exclusive Agency sub forum.

Is it wise?  If you like selling files less frequently for more money, it may be 'wise' for you.

« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 06:57 »
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Concerning invitation-only I must have confused it with the wording in the email "sent to select contributors only". Apologies for any misrepresentation.

I have noticed you have some files in the Agency collection Sean. Albeit early, how would you say it has been performing so far?

« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 07:10 »
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smart move to let ordinary people join the agency collection.
"If you cant beat them, join them"

« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 07:19 »
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Initially it did say invitation only, but now it is opt in for anyone exclusive.

My files that were Vetta and selling are still selling in Agency.

« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 08:20 »
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of course is for everyone now.
people was/are upset by the all agency thing and by let in the exclusive istock is trying to lower some voices at least.
now people with files in the agency collection will not complain so much anymore ;-)

« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 11:20 »
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Is it wise?  If you like selling files less frequently for more money, it may be 'wise' for you.

It's a dilemma alright.

There is a saying - "Sell to the classes, live with the masses.  Sell to the masses, live with the classes."

Which means - if you run an expensive, exclusive restaurant which sells fine, gourmet food to the wealthy and discriminating, you will probably not get rich.  But the person who owns a chain of drive-thrus which sell happy meals to the proletariat will become filthy rich.

I don't know if it's true in this case but as they say, business is business.  Is it possible to experiment by splitting similar images between the premium aisle and the bargain bins and seeing which ones come out on top?  I suppose that it makes a lot of difference whether the search results are skewed or not and whether customers have a fair chance of finding either the AAA prime steak or the hamburger depending on their preference.

Dook

« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 11:27 »
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I just received an email inviting me to join the Agency collection. As it seems, once you opt in, the inspectors will pick out suitable files from your portfolio.

I am unsure if it is wise financially to join or not. Has anybody else received this email? What is your take on it?

Any info appreciated!
I still don't get it. Are you exclusive or not?

WarrenPrice

« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 11:34 »
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Is it wise?  If you like selling files less frequently for more money, it may be 'wise' for you.

It's a dilemma alright.

There is a saying - "Sell to the classes, live with the masses.  Sell to the masses, live with the classes."

Which means - if you run an expensive, exclusive restaurant which sells fine, gourmet food to the wealthy and discriminating, you will probably not get rich.  But the person who owns a chain of drive-thrus which sell happy meals to the proletariat will become filthy rich.

I don't know if it's true in this case but as they say, business is business.  Is it possible to experiment by splitting similar images between the premium aisle and the bargain bins and seeing which ones come out on top?  I suppose that it makes a lot of difference whether the search results are skewed or not and whether customers have a fair chance of finding either the AAA prime steak or the hamburger depending on their preference.

Very well said, pet-chia


 

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