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« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2013, 15:57 »
This is an ancient thread but I'll play along.

I tried to get accepted at iStock many years ago and had one of my three files accepted. After a few more attempts I gave up and decided that this "stock" thing wasn't for me. For some reason I never thought at the time that there would be other places to submit my work.

A couple years later after becoming aware that there were places other than iStock I started submitting my work and making some cash.

After just over a year and a half I'm closing in on 30,000 downloads at Shutterstock alone. That one file that was accepted at iStock? It was one of my first ten at Shutterstock and has been one of my least popular images with a whopping 8 downloads.  Those files that weren't good enough for iStock have been downloaded hundreds of times.

To put it simply... F#$% iStock.

« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013, 18:30 »
there is a thread in the IS forums: UPLOADING ISSUES
It seems that you are not the only one having trouble uploading.

IS drives me nuts, 'please upload',we've made inspections really fast! And  look, we've changed your upload limit to 999 file a week'!

Sure it sounds really tempting, but how long are they going to let the Best Match sink  new files to the bottom of the search?  When I think  that I might take a chance and  upload some art,  then I see that the upload process is broke. I think fate has interveined for me.  I work too long on my stuff to not give it a fighting chance.

« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2013, 20:06 »
I think I'll just skip Istock even though I've heard it to be one of the biggest earners. From reading around I can assume how well they treat their contributors, and I can't figure out the stupid upload process anyway.


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