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« on: May 11, 2017, 11:35 »
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Hi everyone,

We are very happy and excited to announce a new StartUp in microstock industry, that promises to both contributors and publishers an elegant and fair experience.

www.lifeographies.com - Lifeographies Stock Images is a fresh Swiss StartUp and a reliable supplier of high quality digital stock images, vectors, illustrations, sounds and footage at affordable prices.

Our site uses credits as currency to pay for downloads. You can choose between buying credit packs or you can try our subscription plans that allow you to make a certain number of downloads daily.

Come and experience the true Swiss quality.

Lifeographies Stock Images Team,
www.lifeographies.com
Wabern, Switzerland
Public Relations
+41 79 954 13 24
[email protected]
Sales, Billing, and Tech Support
[email protected]


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  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 12:53 »
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It seems pretty slow to load any new page for me.

« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 13:15 »
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The loading time seems longer than it is even normal for videos. Best to hire a better programmer. The photos very nice.
It seems pretty slow to load any new page for me.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 13:45 by photoboxer »

« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 13:26 »
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Where are the photographer terms? What percentage are you paying?

« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 13:58 »
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I checked out some of your pages, this page reminds me about one major topic in this forum: the endless variations of nothing... what for?

http://www.lifeographies.com/index.php?search=spices&items=50&str=1

and you are talking about "Thousands of premium stock images, unique features and dedicated team makes Lifeographies the favorite choice worldwide for photo shoppers."

oh no!

« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 14:14 »
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An HD video costs less than a full size image! 5 credits vs 10 credits. Nope, nope, nope.

« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 14:27 »
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Are you just advertising your site, or looking for contributors?

Contributors are tired of "credits" and "subscriptions".  They're just a way of hiding how little the photographer gets paid.

I don't see any unique selling point - why people would want to use the site.  It's just another collection of images on a wordpress shop-isle themed site.

« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 15:02 »
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Hi PhotoBomb,
 
http://www.lifeographies.com/pages/license-agreement.html
Section: 19. CONTRIBUTORS RIGHTS & OBLIGATIONS
Subparagraph : 19.2 Non-exclusive contributors

Thanks.
Lifeographies Team.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 15:39 by Lifeographies »

« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 15:35 »
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"Contributors are required to keep at least seventy (60%) percent of their portfolio online with Lifeographies.com for a period of at least one (1) year. You may disable all files older than six months from the date of review at any time. You will be allowed to disable a total of thirty (40%) percent of your total Media submitted within the past one (1) year. Media that was disabled and then enabled again will be counted as new submissions, no matter of their original upload date."

Come on.  Really?

« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 15:44 »
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"Contributors are required to keep at least seventy (60%) percent of their portfolio online with Lifeographies.com for a period of at least one (1) year. You may disable all files older than six months from the date of review at any time. You will be allowed to disable a total of thirty (40%) percent of your total Media submitted within the past one (1) year. Media that was disabled and then enabled again will be counted as new submissions, no matter of their original upload date."

Come on.  Really?
Hi Sean,

Yes it is true.
Thanks for your reply.

Lifeographies Team.


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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 15:58 »
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Agree with all of Sean's point and...

terribly, painfully slow website.

Not a good site for contributors.

« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 16:01 »
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Are you just advertising your site, or looking for contributors?

Contributors are tired of "credits" and "subscriptions".  They're just a way of hiding how little the photographer gets paid.

I don't see any unique selling point - why people would want to use the site.  It's just another collection of images on a wordpress shop-isle themed site.
Hi Sean,

We are actually doing both...and much more. This is the purpose of the stock industry: Upload and Sell.

There is nothing new in traditional stock industry, but you can create new ideas in your content, and for that you must contribute in order to be visibile and sell.

Regarding "how low is the photographer overall income or revenue from one sale" you are just one click away to find that. www.lifeographies.com

We'd love to see how you changed your mind after the first month of working together.

Thanks for your reply.
Lifeographies Team.

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 16:01 »
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"Contributors are required to keep at least seventy (60%) percent of their portfolio online with Lifeographies.com for a period of at least one (1) year. You may disable all files older than six months from the date of review at any time. You will be allowed to disable a total of thirty (40%) percent of your total Media submitted within the past one (1) year. Media that was disabled and then enabled again will be counted as new submissions, no matter of their original upload date."

Come on.  Really?

Although the numbers have changed, that paragraph looks copied from Dreamstime's rules, including the mangled english of the final sentence:

"Contributors are required to keep at least seventy (70%) percent of their portfolio online with Dreamstime.com for a period of at least six (6) months. You may disable all files older than six months from the date of review at any time. You will be allowed to disable a total of thirty (30%) percent of your total Media submitted within the past six (6) months. Media that was disabled and then enabled again will be counted as new submissions, no matter of their original upload date."

« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 16:09 »
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I think the OP is missing the point. If a new agency wants content, it needs to convince contributors it's worth their time to upload. Having onerous terms - like a lock on uploads for a period of time - makes it an even bigger ask.

Most of us here have been doing this for a number of years and have seen new agencies with no real plans on how to find buyers and make a success of their venture come and go.

Suggesting we should upload files to find out how much we could make is just silly. Borders on the rude. You can't see prices without creating an account apparently.

If you want to get contributors to upload, try making a solid case for why this new business of yours will find buyers and make us all some money.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 16:37 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 16:10 »
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Agree with all of Sean's point and...

terribly, painfully slow website.

Not a good site for contributors.
Hi A and n,

Thank you for your feedback.

If you are kind, could you please send us a test screen from your location in a private message?

We'll check why it's loading slow in your area. Our tests show that the loading time of the entire content / page varies between 2 and 4 seconds (without the cache enabled - considering that you are new to this site).

Thanks.
Lifeographies Team.

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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2017, 16:21 »
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Why cloak and dagger with the contributer earnings?
I agree with Joann, the more open terms and policies are and the less restrictions on deleting files, etc. the easier it is to generate interest from contributers

« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2017, 16:40 »
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Why cloak and dagger with the contributer earnings?
I agree with Joann, the more open terms and policies are and the less restrictions on deleting files, etc. the easier it is to generate interest from contributers
Hi Noodle,

Thank you for your feedback.

It is true that the Terms and Conditions can become for contributing the bad bear from the closet. But the only desire of the contributor's is to sell. To sell you must contribute. There is nothing hidden, the percentages are public, visible and clear. But yes, the big issue of stock platforms is the number of sales, that's why they're all upset. But that does not happen to us. Before assuming it is much easier to check for real :). You can do this just by logging in and contribute.

Thanks.
Lifeoraphies Team.

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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2017, 16:41 »
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"There is nothing new in traditional stock industry, but you can create new ideas in your content, and for that you must contribute in order to be visibile and sell. "

There are new things, actually.  Look at Canva, for instance.  If we 'create new ideas' in our content, there's plenty of places it can already go.

« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2017, 16:43 »
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I think the OP is missing the point. If a new agency wants content, it needs to convince contributors it's worth their time to upload. Having onerous terms - like a lock on uploads for a period of time - makes it an even bigger ask.

Most of us here have been doing this for a number of years and have seen new agencies with no real plans on how to find buyers and make a success of their venture come and go.

Suggesting we should upload files to find out how much we could make is just silly. Borders on the rude. You can't see prices without creating an account apparently.

If you want to get contributors to upload, try making a solid case for why this new business of yours will find buyers and make us all some money.
Hi Jo Ann Snover,

Thank you for your feedback.

It is true that the Terms and Conditions can become for contributing the bad bear from the closet. But the only desire of the contributor's is to sell. To sell you must contribute. There is nothing hidden, the percentages are public, visible and clear. But yes, the big issue of stock platforms is the number of sales, that's why they're all upset. But that does not happen to us. Before assuming it is much easier to check for real :). You can do this just by logging in and contribute.

Thanks.
Lifeoraphies Team.

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2017, 16:50 »
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"There is nothing new in traditional stock industry, but you can create new ideas in your content, and for that you must contribute in order to be visibile and sell. "

There are new things, actually.  Look at Canva, for instance.  If we 'create new ideas' in our content, there's plenty of places it can already go.
Hi Sean,

"There's plenty of places it can already go."

Yes, that is right and i totally agree with you. Actually Registration is not compulsoryit's a free choice, and I'm sure that after reading this post you felt the same :).

Thanks.
Lifeographies Team

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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2017, 17:27 »
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Hi PhotoBomb,
 
http://www.lifeographies.com/pages/license-agreement.html
Section: 19. CONTRIBUTORS RIGHTS & OBLIGATIONS
Subparagraph : 19.2 Non-exclusive contributors

Thanks.
Lifeographies Team.



19.2 Non-exclusive contributors: A non-exclusive contributor is an artist who uploads Media that are also available for sale with other stock agencies. These contributors may upload their Media to Lifeographies.com while selling the same Media through other channels. Non-exclusive contributors shall receive 55-65% for Credit Sales and 19-37% for Subscription Sales of the net sale price received by Lifeographies.com for the Media they have contributed to the site which are subsequently sold by Lifeographies.com.

A percentage of credit?? :-\ :-\
What does 1 credit cost.
You need to be upfront about this.

« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2017, 17:49 »
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You're starting up about 12 years too late.  Apart from Pond5 and Depositphotos all of the top nine agencies in the poll results on the right of this page were in business by the end of 2005. Hardly anybody bothers with those lower down on the list, there's scarcely any return to be had.

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  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2017, 17:57 »
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"55-65% for Credit Sales and 19-37% for Subscription Sales of the net sale price"

The net sale price being after any referrals have been paid out. "Revenue Shares are calculated based on net sales amounts after payment of referral fees". Although this bit sounds good...

"...provided Contributor is otherwise in compliance with the terms of this Agreement, Lifeographies will not seek repayment of any overpayments made to the Contributor."

But yes, would like to know the cost of a credit without having to sign up to find out. If it's 5 for a video and 10 for a high resolution image... and they do "images from 35c" then I'm assuming videos are pretty cheap. I don't mind cheap prices with high sales, or low sales with high prices... but not low sales with low prices. 


« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2017, 18:07 »
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I signed up so I could look at the real numbers - that was 6 hours ago and still haven't gotten the verification email to log-in.
my bad i made and error in the online form
« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 19:31 by PhotoBomb »

« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2017, 19:43 »
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I signed up so I could look at the real numbers - that was 6 hours ago and still haven't gotten the verification email to log-in.
my bad i made and error in the online form
Hi Sk...v (I suppose?)

We have received your application request.

You typed a wrong email to the registration procedure. You also received an email from Support in which you have informed that your email was corrected and your account was manually activated by the editor. (See attached picture from your email).

Thanks for registering and we look forward to changing your mind about "newcomers" in the industry.

All the best.
Lifeographies Team.

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