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« on: October 24, 2012, 16:05 »
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I didn't see anything in the last month re: how either of these sites are doing - other than the polls and was wondering whether either of them was worth uploading to?

I got an invite from Pocketstock today and see the last discussion in September was that they'd started some bidding deal and that no one had made a cent yet. They piqued my interst with the earn 40% if you sign up in the next week deal, and I'm buried with other work right now, but could get some stuff up to lock it in. I've actually been concentrating on traditional stock lately and was considering dropping all micros except Shutterstock, Dreamstime and iStock and ramping up my uploads on those three. Do you think it's worthwhile to sign up with Pocketstock or is it dead in the water?

I've seen a lot of discussions about Veer and it looks like they are active on the boards here. I see they are way down in the low earners though - I'm guessing that's their micro site since their macro site is well established - for those of you on there do you think it's worth the trouble to upload - and do you have a chance to get into the regular collection if you start out in the micro?

Hope it's okay I combined these into one instead of jumping in to two old discussions.

Appreciate any advice. Thanks!  8)

-Marianne
 


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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 17:00 »
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Veer sells decently.  Not top tier, but they are edging toward mid tier for me.  With a bit over 4k images I am getting a payout monthly from them. 

By contrast, I have been on Pocketstock a couple of months without a single sale. 

« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 18:56 »
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I see no signs of life on Pocketstock so far. I have only a small portion of my portfolio on Veer and they do reasonably well as a low-to-mid-tier earner. I haven't uploaded more for a couple of reasons - slow, limited and wildly inconsistent reviewing and then the Alamy mess that was never followed up with any sort of discussion about their policies for partner sites. You can read about the Alamy mess in the forums here.

I figured I'd hold off giving them any more content for a bit (if they were as easy to upload to as CanStock, I'd probably have given them the rest, but given the extra work for Veer, I didn't).

I would not call them active on the boards here. They show up occasionally and apologize for things, but they don't really engage in any sort of useful discussion of late. The last time they did was over subscriptions and that didn't turn out the way they said it would (as a lot of us suspected it wouldn't). My take on it is that Corbis can't make up its mind what to do about microstock and Veer is their latest toe in the water (Snap Village was the late, unlamented first try).

« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 20:12 »
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Thanks for the info.

I started out with Snapvillage - it was my first attempt at stock but then I went with a site that wouldn't allow microstock so I left it, then I left the non-performing macro site. I actually had pretty decent sales on Snapvillage in the couple of months I was on it and now think it would have been good to have stayed with them back then.

I'm with Alamy too so I'll wait until they have that figured out before I even consider Veer.
Corbis was such a big name in stock, it's a shame that they aren't performing any better.

Anyone have any luck with the Compass section of Pocketstock? I filled out the application but it didn't seem like it went through. Searching on Pocketstock was easy but their contributor-facing part of the site seems to time out frequently. The prices for the Compass images are all over the map. It'd be a good place to upload the RF stuff I only have on traditional stock sites, but a waste if nothing sells.

I also was reading their tagging app info. I'm assuming they also read metadata. Otherwise it will be unworkable to upload images and have to cut and paste from Lightroom or Bridge. That would be a deal-breaker from the start.

Thanks again for the input.

-Marianne  8)

RacePhoto

« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 03:00 »
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I got an invite from Pocketstock today and see the last discussion in September was that they'd started some bidding deal and that no one had made a cent yet. They piqued my interst with the earn 40% if you sign up in the next week deal, and I'm buried with other work right now, but could get some stuff up to lock it in.

-Marianne

40% of nothing is still nothing.

« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 07:05 »
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Veer sells decently.  Not top tier, but they are edging toward mid tier for me.  With a bit over 4k images I am getting a payout monthly from them. 

By contrast, I have been on Pocketstock a couple of months without a single sale.

7k port without sales from you !!!!!! Ooh! :o

Microbius

« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 07:08 »
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Veer 100s of times the downloads of Pocketstock. PS not worth your time IMHO

« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 22:29 »
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Thanks again for the further info.

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