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« on: February 07, 2008, 00:59 »
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I joined MostPhotos recently and here are the reasons why I will put my time and effort into them in the long run:

Here is referral link if you find my posting has influenced you to consider checking out the site:
http://mostphotos.com/index.php?mwp1969=3065

#1 I've done my homework  ;)

#2 The Website is slick, silky smooth, loaded with useful features for both buyers and seller ... basically the most powerful and all around useful site that I've seen so far ...

#3 Established Swedish Website that is going global and is starting to attract a strong  a strong following to its existing client base

#4 Sweden is becoming a technology mecca (I've traveled to Gothenburg on business before)

#5 I believe that ultimately "Midstock" companies will prevail over time as the microstocks debate the entire subscription issue

#6 Their pricing imodel is such that it can support paying the photographer a decent commission

#7 Their algorithm's for the MP Index ACTUALLY work really well which drive the best images to the top

#8 The default "Top Rated" photos window showcases the highest MP Index photos for the last 3 days. You can apply different settings for while your browsing or searching, but the settings always go back to 3 days for the first search. This allows new images to be shown to anyone that is searching for the "Top Rated" photos fairly often

#9 The Photo Community concept really works. In my first few days there I have had plenty of feedback on my images that has been entirely useful. Those Swedish photographers that have been on that site from the beginning really know their stuff ! I am starting to see some familiar names that I've seen here on MSG if that's any sign ...

#10 There is member point system that encourages the ranking of your fellow photographers. You also get points for commenting on other's photos. All in all ... the point system is geared towards making MostPhotos an interactive community that works together to QC itself. From what I can tell so far ... this seems to work

#11 "Portfolio Summary" will show you things like you point total, and the distribution that you are receiving from the voting that has been done on your images, and the votes that you have given as well.

#12 "Request Critique" on an image is an incredible feature. New members are allowed to have 1 image listed with a request for critique which lists temporarily lists it in its own high traffic area of the website. As you earn more points helping others ... you can have more images per week listed in this area

#13 There is a "Members Online" feature

#14 There is a "Hall of Fame" page which appears to be those with the highest Point Totals from all of the rating, and feedback that I spoke of earlier which generates points.

#15 Finally ... aside from checking it out for yourself ... it has a pretty nice referral program paying you $1 Euro for every image sold by a referred member or bought by a referred customer

I hope you found this information informative. When you see me logged "online" (denoted by a green dot) on MostPhotos ... please feel free to shoot me message anytime.

Here is referral link if you find my posting has influenced you to consider checking out the site:
http://mostphotos.com/index.php?mwp1969=3065

Mark
« Last Edit: February 07, 2008, 01:51 by mwp1969 »


« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 03:11 »
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I like mostphotos but I am not yet convinced that midstock will take off.  The problem is most of us are uploading our microstock images to these sites.  Anyone can find most of these images selling at lower prices.  If we upload new images that aren't on the micros, midstock might have a chance but that is taking a risk, as midstock sales are tiny compared to microstock.

Then there are established sites like alamy selling at higher prices than  mostphotos.  Should I upload my non-microstock photos there?  I think that is a better option at the moment because there are good sales there.

« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 03:46 »
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I believe midstock will become the new macrostock, while macrostock will develop into premium stock, RM only. Inthat way, mostphotos makes sense.

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 06:40 »
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Could this be any more of an advertisement? You give 15 reasons to join and then post your referral link twice?

« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 07:00 »
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i can give you one reason you shouldn't joining MP:
waist of time!!!
After a few months and zero sales! At the same time same pics have been made a few $100's
in the big 6.

« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008, 07:30 »
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Peer ratings should be kept to non-sales related sites.

« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 07:38 »
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#8 The default "Top Rated" photos window showcases the highest MP Index photos for the last 3 days. You can apply different settings for while your browsing or searching, but the settings always go back to 3 days for the first search. This allows new images to be shown to anyone that is searching for the "Top Rated" photos fairly often

#9 The Photo Community concept really works. In my first few days there I have had plenty of feedback on my images that has been entirely useful. Those Swedish photographers that have been on that site from the beginning really know their stuff ! I am starting to see some familiar names that I've seen here on MSG if that's any sign ...

#10 There is member point system that encourages the ranking of your fellow photographers. You also get points for commenting on other's photos. All in all ... the point system is geared towards making MostPhotos an interactive community that works together to QC itself. From what I can tell so far ... this seems to work

#11 "Portfolio Summary" will show you things like you point total, and the distribution that you are receiving from the voting that has been done on your images, and the votes that you have given as well.

Mark



And the result of the above is a set of images akin to those on similar pages of photo.net or photo:sig, which are often far removed from useful saleable commercial stock.

DanP68

« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008, 07:46 »
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#8 The default "Top Rated" photos window showcases the highest MP Index photos for the last 3 days. You can apply different settings for while your browsing or searching, but the settings always go back to 3 days for the first search. This allows new images to be shown to anyone that is searching for the "Top Rated" photos fairly often

#9 The Photo Community concept really works. In my first few days there I have had plenty of feedback on my images that has been entirely useful. Those Swedish photographers that have been on that site from the beginning really know their stuff ! I am starting to see some familiar names that I've seen here on MSG if that's any sign ...

#10 There is member point system that encourages the ranking of your fellow photographers. You also get points for commenting on other's photos. All in all ... the point system is geared towards making MostPhotos an interactive community that works together to QC itself. From what I can tell so far ... this seems to work

#11 "Portfolio Summary" will show you things like you point total, and the distribution that you are receiving from the voting that has been done on your images, and the votes that you have given as well.

Mark



And the result of the above is a set of images akin to those on similar pages of photo.net or photo:sig, which are often far removed from useful saleable commercial stock.



Right.  And unless all of this adds up to sales, then it just doesn't matter.  Seems everyone has to have a strange angle.  I don't need a community rating system.  If anybody should be doing the ratings, it should be the buyers and reviewers.

As far as I'm concerned, there are the Big 6, plus 2 or 3 slow but worthy players, and a few very small sites worth taking a shot at just in case they take off.  Other than that, I don't understand the constant search for new places to upload to.  If you contributed to every site listed under the "New Sites/Low Earners" section, you would be considered lucky if your combined monthly earnings for all those sites was 1/2 of a month at Dreamstime.

DanP68

« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008, 07:50 »
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Peer ratings should be kept to non-sales related sites.


Sean,

How do you feel about iStock ratings?  I've never seen it done, but I know you can actually give someone a "1" rating.  I never really liked the idea, but I think iStock does it about as well as anyone.  I've given you a few "5's" before.  Was tempted to give you a "1" for that picture of 3 Sean's putting up a Christmas tree, because 1 Sean is really enough...   :D

« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2008, 08:19 »
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I have been with them a few months and I have had two sales but they have paid me $18 each.  That is like having an EL on some sites.  They also let me withdraw that money straight away.  No waiting for $50 or $100 like I have to with most of the other sites.

This is one of the sites I am uploading to in the hope that the earnings will one day be good.  They might make it or they might not but the worst case scenario should be that I will make a few $18 sales.  I can live with that.

« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2008, 09:01 »
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The programming of the site is slick but too heavy. Try to login on a phone dialup in the jungle and you have to restart your PC because that useless large front page picture has to load. The site's programming is too heavy all over. Of course, that doesn't matter if you are on broadband in an industrialized country.

I uploaded about 500 last week, and got comments and ratings on a few since you should apply the Flickr-strategy: upload a few constantly to keep yourself in the attention. The rating and "community" thing is a big waste of time. My artsy shots are on top now, but not my sellers at the big 6. I guess it's a site for forum-whores that spend more time in browsing and commenting than in actual shooting and postprocessing.

Wait and see...

« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2008, 15:30 »
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I like mostphotos but I am not yet convinced that midstock will take off.  The problem is most of us are uploading our microstock images to these sites.  Anyone can find most of these images selling at lower prices.  If we upload new images that aren't on the micros, midstock might have a chance but that is taking a risk, as midstock sales are tiny compared to microstock.

Then there are established sites like alamy selling at higher prices than  mostphotos.  Should I upload my non-microstock photos there?  I think that is a better option at the moment because there are good sales there.

Sharpshot,
I agree with you entirely. When I see a trend towards midstock, I forecast that people will migrate towards midstock in stages. The first stage being a "safe" test with material from their microstock sites. There will be sales in both places initially from those that don't "shop around." Then those few sales $$$ amounts will amount to more than the $$$ from the low end producers in the microstock community. That will ultimately gain some traction and people will ultimately realize that perhaps they should stop uploading to those sites that are less profitable for their images.

Yes they will probably still stay at the Big 5 or 6 for awhile ... and why not? I'd would cetainly stay at any site that is a good producer for myself.

The ultimate goal, should be the migration of microstocks to midstock level commissions. As images start to be removed from "microstock" to be posted exclusively at "midstock" en masse then there will be real change.

Mark




« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2008, 15:48 »
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The programming of the site is slick but too heavy. Try to login on a phone dialup in the jungle and you have to restart your PC because that useless large front page picture has to load. The site's programming is too heavy all over. Of course, that doesn't matter if you are on broadband in an industrialized country.

I uploaded about 500 last week, and got comments and ratings on a few since you should apply the Flickr-strategy: upload a few constantly to keep yourself in the attention. The rating and "community" thing is a big waste of time. My artsy shots are on top now, but not my sellers at the big 6. I guess it's a site for forum-whores that spend more time in browsing and commenting than in actual shooting and postprocessing.

Wait and see...

FlemishDreams,

The plumbing is more complex so it definitely takes more memory to load and browse the pages. However, I use a wireless (not wired) broadband card and am able to make multiple image uploads in very reasonable amounts of time.

Mark




« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2008, 15:50 »
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#8 The default "Top Rated" photos window showcases the highest MP Index photos for the last 3 days. You can apply different settings for while your browsing or searching, but the settings always go back to 3 days for the first search. This allows new images to be shown to anyone that is searching for the "Top Rated" photos fairly often

#9 The Photo Community concept really works. In my first few days there I have had plenty of feedback on my images that has been entirely useful. Those Swedish photographers that have been on that site from the beginning really know their stuff ! I am starting to see some familiar names that I've seen here on MSG if that's any sign ...

#10 There is member point system that encourages the ranking of your fellow photographers. You also get points for commenting on other's photos. All in all ... the point system is geared towards making MostPhotos an interactive community that works together to QC itself. From what I can tell so far ... this seems to work

#11 "Portfolio Summary" will show you things like you point total, and the distribution that you are receiving from the voting that has been done on your images, and the votes that you have given as well.

Mark



And the result of the above is a set of images akin to those on similar pages of photo.net or photo:sig, which are often far removed from useful saleable commercial stock.



Right.  And unless all of this adds up to sales, then it just doesn't matter.  Seems everyone has to have a strange angle.  I don't need a community rating system.  If anybody should be doing the ratings, it should be the buyers and reviewers.

As far as I'm concerned, there are the Big 6, plus 2 or 3 slow but worthy players, and a few very small sites worth taking a shot at just in case they take off.  Other than that, I don't understand the constant search for new places to upload to.  If you contributed to every site listed under the "New Sites/Low Earners" section, you would be considered lucky if your combined monthly earnings for all those sites was 1/2 of a month at Dreamstime.

DanP68

I agree. If it turns out that there are never any sales then you will be correct, but from my previous research here on the forums, people are starting to get sales and those sales are amounting to more than 6mths worth of work on time that has been spent on lesser producing sites such as CS.

Mark

« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2008, 16:00 »
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Could this be any more of an advertisement? You give 15 reasons to join and then post your referral link twice?

Naz,

Right I did give 15 reasons to join as that was the title of the article ... and as soon as I see anything wrong with the site, or reasons not to, I will post them as well (especially the lack of sales after say 6mths to a year).

When I have something meaningful to contribute that might benefit others ... I will do it.

I have no problem promoting a site that I feel will ultimately benefit the photographers and contribute in a significant way to their earnings. Likewise, I have no problem saying what I dislike about a sight ...

This is an open Forum and continues to be the #1 place for us to share are viewpoints, promotions, and demotions of the various sites.

Regards,

Mark



« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2008, 19:01 »
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How do you feel about iStock ratings?  I've never seen it done, but I know you can actually give someone a "1" rating.  I never really liked the idea, but I think iStock does it about as well as anyone.  I've given you a few "5's" before.  Was tempted to give you a "1" for that picture of 3 Sean's putting up a Christmas tree, because 1 Sean is really enough...   :D

Ha!  I think the consensus is that they should go away with a feel good thumbs up the only option available.  I give 5's, I like getting 5's.  I used to give out other ratings with a short critique until I learned nobody really wanted to hear they had bad images.

gbcimages

« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2008, 19:13 »
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I'll wait and see before I make any calls

« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2008, 17:54 »
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I just landed my first sale at MP :) 

Its more than I've made at CS, FP, 123rf, and BigStock combined for the last two months. I've been a member there a little over a month now ... I hope to see more sales soon :)

Mark

« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2008, 02:13 »
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Just got first sale last week (12,5e).  I hope there is more to come in this month.

br, MJP

« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2008, 12:09 »
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I like MP. The more of you that join the site and dare I say 'Vote' the better ... that would help get the best stock pictures to the top and perhaps more sales.

« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2008, 00:51 »
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i just joined and loaded my first 3. I like the look and feel of the site

« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2008, 11:40 »
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There is 16-th and 17-th reason to join MP.
16 - proven sales
17 - Euros

« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2008, 11:53 »
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18-th reason: I just joined them :). the only thing i do not like about mostphotos - black interface. I wish them best of luck.

« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2008, 21:52 »
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lol to all 16th, 17th, 18th ...


and now 19th !

Immediate payouts as one RF sale puts you over the minimum :)

Mark

« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2008, 03:56 »
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do they take editorial?


what? no ftp? doh, I really don't want to get 1000 pictures up in batches of 3
« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 04:28 by vikavalter »

« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2008, 04:41 »
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they have ftp, I have uploaded all of my images to them (about 740) in 2 days via ftp.

« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2008, 04:45 »
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they have ftp, I have uploaded all of my images to them (about 740) in 2 days via ftp.

oh, gosh, I'm not at my best today, there it is in BIG LETTERS
I also now see that they take editorial...... excelnet with all the Ark pics I have
« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 04:50 by vikavalter »

« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2008, 11:50 »
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No sales in MP yet.... sniff!!!   :'(

Regards,
Adelaide

rinderart

« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2008, 00:23 »
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Most photos is absolutely my favorite site these days. I sent them almost 2000 images. I hope they take off and control the market. I like the look and feel and after talking to the owner Im convinced there are here. Highly recommend.

http://mostphotos.com/index.php?referenceid=3329

« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2008, 07:23 »
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Well said rinderart, nice to hear such a positive remark.

Reason no. 20: The owner and admin are helpful and really trying to make an impact.

Reason no 21: rinderart; his pictures are superb!
 

« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2008, 08:42 »
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I haven't any experience with them yet  but having visited the site my first impression is that it is being overrated here. I regret to say the UI doesn't look very professional ,returning images after a quick search gave me the idea that  they need time to build their library. so, for the time being I will pass that option but if things got better I might consider joining

good luck to every one who  is on there.please keep us updated.

thanks

« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2008, 01:18 »
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I have had a couple of email conversations with members of the MostPhotos staff that generated some interesting responses regarding buyers and cash deposits that they've secured. Below is the link to that discussion:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php/topic,4033.0.html


Mark

« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2008, 06:54 »
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Reason #16 - You can submit whatever crap there. mwp1969 , right? Then, when somebody gives low votes to your crap, you can block him/her. Even better, you can give low votes to all his/her images and then block him/her.

These hot nordic people are very vendicative, you know :)

Unfortunately, people, giving votes there, haven't sold any picture in their life. Portfolios of many of them are full of low-quality images of non-stock content.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2008, 07:45 by nata_rass »

« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2008, 08:23 »
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you are 110% right nata_rass.

« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2008, 08:50 »
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Exceptionally well said! If you dare so much as to criticize some Swedish idiot, you are given a lot of 1 s and then are blocked. Nothing sells there anyway. I gave them up long time ago.

michealo

« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2008, 09:41 »
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Take for example http://www.mostphotos.com/160282
its a nightime shot of the Eiffel tower with lights that are clearly visible, which if I understand correctly is copyrighted....


« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2008, 13:57 »
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Take for example http://www.mostphotos.com/160282
its a nightime shot of the Eiffel tower with lights that are clearly visible, which if I understand correctly is copyrighted....


That's during dusk, so it's a borderline.
This one is blatant infringement and it's Royalty Free, not Editorial.

It's a stern Swede that made it, and he brags on his profile that his photos are all natural and no Photoshop. Had an 100% view at his Grand Canyon shots, and yeah right, all natural noise in the shadows. I also love this one, especially the light and the composition  ;D

I didn't dare to make a comment about the infringement. Looks like the type that will flood you with ones  ;D
« Last Edit: March 26, 2008, 14:03 by FlemishDreams »

fotoKmyst

« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2008, 18:05 »
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I have been with them a few months and I have had two sales but they have paid me $18 each.  That is like having an EL on some sites.  They also let me withdraw that money straight away.  No waiting for $50 or $100 like I have to with most of the other sites.

This is one of the sites I am uploading to in the hope that the earnings will one day be good.  They might make it or they might not but the worst case scenario should be that I will make a few $18 sales.  I can live with that.

i think that's the right way to a good company.
if they have no waiting for a certain amount to pay you. it's obvious they want to do business with good photographers, and hopefully they maintain that trust.
i used to deal in another artform where they paid me like that, it worked really well until they took off and became big time.
they sold the company and the new owner came to tell us we now need to pay to stay.
so i wish you the best and this particular company just the same.
it sounds like a company i will look into joining .
for now, as before, i thank all of your inputs because i am truly just looking for your experiences before choosing the companies i want to work with.
please continue to write i appreciate all your input on this site's forum
 :)
« Last Edit: March 26, 2008, 18:07 by fotoKmyst »

« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2008, 18:34 »
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Take for example http://www.mostphotos.com/160282
its a nightime shot of the Eiffel tower with lights that are clearly visible, which if I understand correctly is copyrighted....


That's during dusk, so it's a borderline.
This one is blatant infringement and it's Royalty Free, not Editorial.


Even the one in Las Vegas ?!

graficallyminded

« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2008, 08:13 »
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Im loving Mostphotos..,so glad I joined.  Even if I don't even make any sales, it's still an awesome site and community.

« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2008, 08:28 »
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I like photography, and I do not like uploading if it does not pay.


« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2008, 08:32 »
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Im loving Mostphotos..,so glad I joined.  Even if I don't even make any sales, it's still an awesome site and community.

what's the point of stock site without sales?

« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2008, 08:51 »
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#14 There is a "Hall of Fame" page which appears to be those with the highest Point Totals from all of the rating, and feedback that I spoke of earlier which generates points.

Mark

This seems to be based on comments made and votes cast rather than the quality of a persons portfolio.


I didn't dare to make a comment about the infringement. Looks like the type that will flood you with ones  ;D

This is just like on eBay, consequently the feedback system doesn't work.

It's probably to late now but if they are not going to employ reviewers to vet the images perhaps it would be better to only allow the buyers to vote or just base it on sales.

« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2008, 09:31 »
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they must make up their minds if the like to be an agency or a community.
Hopping to select the second option as an agency without sales has no future at all.

« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2008, 14:08 »
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.....perhaps it would be better to only allow the buyers to vote or just base it on sales.

What an incredible concept!  Perhaps they will give this idea serious consideration.

« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2008, 14:34 »
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best of all systems is when buyers vote with euros.

« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2008, 15:12 »
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best of all systems is when buyers vote with euros.

I would very much agree with you vphoto :) The community is great, but ultimately it will be the cash that counts. Having made my first sale there for 12.5 Euros in commissions was truly a wonderful thing and I hope that many more follow this year :)

Mark

« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2008, 00:51 »
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.....perhaps it would be better to only allow the buyers to vote or just base it on sales.

What an incredible concept!  Perhaps they will give this idea serious consideration.
wonderful concept but unlikely to happen as they defend their "voting system" ad-nauseum. I DO like the site but the annoyances with the pep-rally popularity is really wearing on my nerves.

« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2008, 17:55 »
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FYI to all that are interested:

I have seen and heard of more individuals achieving their 1st or 2nd sale from both side coversations and their chat room. I am still currently awaiting anxiously awaiting my 2nd sale at a rate or over $17.50 Commission after converted from Euros ...

Payouts there are immediate as any one sale meets their payout threshold minimum requirement.

Mark


bittersweet

« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2008, 19:11 »
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I got an email from them today announcing their long overdue adult content filter.  :-\

« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2008, 12:06 »
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No sales at all for me there, I start to think MP is a total waste of time... SY

« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2008, 12:39 »
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I have had one sale  :( Bit of a dead dog!

« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2008, 16:59 »
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I had this month so far one sale. But then each sale brings there EURO 12.50

« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2008, 18:32 »
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No sales at all for me there, I start to think MP is a total waste of time... SY
I also have not sold anything there. I thought I was alone.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #55 on: May 24, 2008, 02:48 »
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I had 5 sales but I think that was before the site was swamped with images.  I will give them some time to get more buyers to the site.  I don't like that new sites get built up and shot down so quickly.  They pay a lot more per download that the micro sites, so I will give them a good chance.

Roadrunner

  • Roadrunner
« Reply #56 on: May 24, 2008, 10:49 »
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Joined in Mar. 2008; no sales.  Unless they expand their market, there won't be many sales!  I doubt if I'll see any, because I alway do a test market before doing any significant upload.  I usually upload 25 to 40 images for two months.  If I get any sales, then I start uploading more often.  iStock only accepted 4 images the first month from me, but I generated two sales in less than 2 months.  With MP, 40 images uploaded and NO sales.

Plus they utilize a rating system that is annoying and fruitless.

« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2008, 01:27 »
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I had 5 sales but I think that was before the site was swamped with images.  I will give them some time to get more buyers to the site.  I don't like that new sites get built up and shot down so quickly.  They pay a lot more per download that the micro sites, so I will give them a good chance.

Congrats on your MP sales sharpshot !

I know of yourself and of Moori that have confirmed here on MSG as having had over 5 sales.  As a midstock site that pays commissions close to $17.50 a sale I will continue to upload as my portfolio grows and see what happens. A sale there, if it happens every now and then, shouldn't hurt as the upload process is relatively painless compared to some sites.


Mark

« Reply #58 on: May 25, 2008, 05:12 »
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I've had 9 sales so far. The last two months have been slow for me though, probably due to massive amounts of uploads. The site is new however, and I expect it to take a long time before results are getting better. The scandinavian market is pretty unexplored when it come to cheaper stock photography, and I think they might have good chances to gain a lot of customers there. Especially since I think many european and scandinavian buyers are looking for other pictures than the traditional american style of stock photography.

« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2008, 10:14 »
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Its up to us if we want things to happen at Mp and other new sites.  Without photos nothing will EVER happen.

The buyers says Good site, but needs more photos.

Its just like dying local stores/markets. If we dont get our asses out there, There will be only $$$$$giants.

Give Mp a chance. All sites doesnt have to be the same.  If Its something I dont like, I tell them!  Its no use to tell everybody it sucks cause of some bad votes. What are we - 3years old?

Get a grip and help creating a good site. We can get it working!!!

« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2008, 13:27 »
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What are we - 3years old?

NO.
But what are those who're playing these games?..

Less crying and complaining "we need more photos!", more working and optimizing website  for real stock agency, not playground for amateurs. Then photographers will come.

« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2008, 15:12 »
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I don't have sales there, but I love the site. I will wait for sales.

« Reply #62 on: May 27, 2008, 15:26 »
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What are we - 3years old?

NO.
But what are those who're playing these games?..

Less crying and complaining "we need more photos!", more working and optimizing website  for real stock agency, not playground for amateurs. Then photographers will come.

Weve all been amateurs. Are you living on this?  For that reason I can understand. But otherwise, have fun...

« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2008, 10:02 »
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What are we - 3years old?

NO.
But what are those who're playing these games?..

Less crying and complaining "we need more photos!", more working and optimizing website  for real stock agency, not playground for amateurs. Then photographers will come.

Are you living on this?  For that reason I can understand.

Yes, I'm living on my earnings, so my only purpose is to sell.

graficallyminded

« Reply #64 on: June 07, 2008, 09:23 »
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Another great reason to be on mostphotos is the excellent backup feature!  
« Last Edit: July 22, 2011, 11:25 by PhotoPhan »

« Reply #65 on: June 07, 2008, 11:46 »
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I wouldn't use them as a backup because if the site goes the same way LO went, your backup could vanish overnight.  If everyone sticks all their junk on the site, that seems like the inevitable outcome.

« Reply #66 on: December 13, 2009, 14:52 »
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Reason no. 22:     I met Stacey (Suwanneeredhead) the love of my life on MP ... We were two of the very first Americans submitting to their site ;) We were married in 2008 and just passed our 1 year wedding anniversary so I always may be more than just a little on the positive biased side towards MostPhotos.

Reason no. 23:  I've had 5 sales there at 12.5 Euros a pop and 12 Referral Sales which pay 1.0 Euro each.

I now have over 1000 images on line with them and will continue to submit as they continue to grow their business.

-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com

« Last Edit: December 13, 2009, 16:32 by mwp1969 »

« Reply #67 on: December 13, 2009, 15:42 »
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I wouldn't use them as a backup because if the site goes the same way LO went, your backup could vanish overnight.  If everyone sticks all their junk on the site, that seems like the inevitable outcome.

Very much agree.    Have tried to tell them, but they are sure this concept will work.
For 25 / noisy sunset,  It wont.  They should split the site in two.  Snap or Serious edition...




« Reply #68 on: December 13, 2009, 15:51 »
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i can give you one reason you shouldn't joining MP:
waist of time!!!
After a few months and zero sales! At the same time same pics have been made a few $100's
in the big 6.

Same here: not a single euro while the same portfolio made a few $ 100's elsewhere:)

graficallyminded

« Reply #69 on: December 14, 2009, 10:26 »
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4700+ images and no sales in 6 months...strange because I used to get at least 2 a month.  I don't know what the heck happened to the buyers there.

« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2009, 12:31 »
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There is too much attention over there to the community/photo club aspect of the site. Not enough time or money is given to marketing.

Magnum is right the site needs dividing before it just becomes a photo club.

« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2009, 12:37 »
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4700+ images and no sales in 6 months...strange because I used to get at least 2 a month.  I don't know what the heck happened to the buyers there.


I did have a drop off in sales there for many months. This was across the time they were rolling out their new version and such ... but I recently had a sale to break the dry streak. Again ... at midstock pricing levels I can wait ...

-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com

« Reply #72 on: December 14, 2009, 12:46 »
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There is 16-th and 17-th reason to join MP.
16 - proven sales
17 - Euros


Did you mean 16 - proven lack of sales? :(

And I would say from my point of view items 8, 9 and 10 are reasons NOT to join mostphotos.... (well, not strong enough though - I am on mostphotos and recently uploaded a few hundred pics just because it only needed a couple of minutes of my time [not counting data transfer time]). The reasons I uploaded aren't 15 or even 10, in fact they are only:
* I've heard there are sales sometimes
* Upload effort is nearly 0 so even one sale will compensate it
* Can serve as backup for my portfolio - no inspection at all, and I can download my own photos at any time

« Reply #73 on: February 13, 2010, 16:04 »
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They have some really crap stuff on there and that can't be good for business. Seriously ought to bring in an inspection process to reinforce their credibility as a stock site and not an image dump, especially at those prices....otherwise it's just FLICKR with a price tag. Anyway, I've made more sales through FLICKR than Worstphotos (sic)


 

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