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Author Topic: 15 reasons you should consider joining Mostphotos ?  (Read 23514 times)

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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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