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ethan

« on: March 17, 2014, 06:46 »
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I just received a very nice email invitation to upload my entire portfolio here, but apart from Yaymicro (which was a complete disaster for me so I closed my account) I was unaware of another scandinavian stock library. Their home page looks suspiciously like Stocksy https://www.mostphotos.com (but without the quality images) and I was wondering if anyone could venture their thoughts on whether they're any good.

It could well be this email is a standard email sent out periodically to everyone with a portfolio, I'd be really surprised if I were one of the chosen few :)

Any thoughts or opinions would be welcome.

The email just received today:

Hi XXX [Ethan],

I'm Patrik and I'm the Marketing Manager at Mostphotos.

We noticed your impressive portfolio on Shutterstock and we really liked the quality of your collection - well done!

We think your portfolio has great sales potential on our site too and I'd like to give you an exclusive offer to join Mostphotos.

If you upload your collection to Mostphotos, I'll give you 100% commission on all your sales for the first 6 months! And on top of that we're also willing to help you get started on the site, uploading/publishing your images.

We have more than 6 million images and is the leading stock agency in the Nordic region. So we will give you great exposure to this region in addition to your current sales on other international stock sites.

Please get back to me to further discuss how we can get you started and what I can do to increase your sales. We are growing rapidly right now and we'd love to bring you onboard very soon as well!


« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 07:01 »
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ethan

« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 07:08 »
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^

Thanks, I read those before posting the OP. I was wondering if there was anything from this year which might be a bit more current, but I accept it's only two and a half months:)

« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 07:45 »
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Slow for me but a bit better than Yay - I don't know what other sites you are on but there a plenty better

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 08:11 »
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I don't know if, in absolute, they are better or not that YAY.
I have removed all my images from YAY but I continue to upload at Mostphotos

A big positive point for Mostphotos compared to YAY: they don't send any emissary to tell lies on MSG forums
« Last Edit: March 17, 2014, 10:27 by Beppe Grillo »

« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 10:01 »
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they are not worth the time.

« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 11:10 »
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they are not worth the time.

I would agree except there really isn't much time involved. You just FTP your stuff there, select keyword language (why???) and publish. Only editorial stuff needs to be separated out in an extra step. No review, so everything goes on sale.

They don't sell often and don't pay well, but at least it's in Euro and the payout limit is *very* low. I just cashed out with 10 Euros.

Also: No scummy treatment and 15-cent-sales like on Yay, so I wouldn't compare the two.

EmberMike

« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 11:38 »
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I've been disappointed with Mostphotos. Sales are low and the amount paid per sale is less than impressive. I almost never see even $1 per sale, usually far less.

« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014, 11:46 »
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I've been disappointed with Mostphotos. Sales are low and the amount paid per sale is less than impressive. I almost never see even $1 per sale, usually far less.

you can opt-out on those sales (if you haven't already)

Goofy

« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014, 11:50 »
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they are not worth the time.

DITTO One Thousand Times...

ethan

« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2014, 12:37 »
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OK, I think I'll give them a miss.

Much appreciated, thanks everyone that gave me your thoughts :)

EmberMike

« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2014, 13:04 »
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I've been disappointed with Mostphotos. Sales are low and the amount paid per sale is less than impressive. I almost never see even $1 per sale, usually far less.

you can opt-out on those sales (if you haven't already)

Didn't know I could, thanks for that info.

Unfortunately I think that opt-out will also opt me out of pretty much all sales, since most of the sales I get are those small amounts.

« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2014, 13:11 »
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what is the % of royalties for contributor on mostphotos ?

« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2014, 13:21 »
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2014, 13:30 »
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Today yes, I'm a bit lazy :P it's monday

« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2014, 15:10 »
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they pay 50 %.even 50% of the subs amount the customer pays out.

I like them, They also removed visible downloads to discourage copycats.

« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2014, 15:46 »
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I still upload there and earnings are certainly decent.  Better than Yay or or panther in terms of sales.  Upload is crazy easy which makes it worthwhile for me.

« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2014, 18:11 »
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I'm uploading, they are definitely getting better,  still very much a trickle of sales. Slightly off topic but related: wow how much better are things getting at canstock! last few years they were one doing what mostphotos were doing for me, now they are "middle tier"

« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2014, 09:35 »
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I love the upload process but why select language for each file ? It' a bit annoying me.

stockphotoeurope

« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2014, 09:51 »
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I love the upload process but why select language for each file ? It' a bit annoying me.

I agree it's annoying (and useless), however at least it can be done in batch mode for all files at a time.

« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2014, 14:22 »
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My recent experience is the same as my past experience....No Sales.

To be fair, I haven't uploaded much and stopped altogether back in 2012 - but I would have thought those 350+ files would have generated enough cash for a good dinner and a bottle or two of vino in that time. Alas no.

« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2014, 11:06 »
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~ 6.000 files online
account exists since ~  2 years
sales total: 1 (12,50)

Shutterstock generates more every day than MP in 2 years (with 11.000 files online)



« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2014, 19:07 »
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they're at  the bottom of my remaining ms agencies -- easy to upload, but dismal sales

Goofy

« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2014, 20:50 »
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what is the % of royalties for contributor on mostphotos ?

does it really matter?  any percentage times zero sales still equates to zero... ???



stocked

« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2014, 04:52 »
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You can option out from subscription which I would recommend.
It's actually a well designed and programmed site, I don't actively contribute to them anymore but left my port on the site as they played fair so far.
I checked and from 3000 pictures I had four sales a 12,50 (my cut) last year and few other smaller ones about 60,- for the year 2013.

« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2014, 07:32 »
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Have no sales yet, 275 images, but it's juste been few weeks. I have more to upload so I will see ... I have no sales too on photodune. The other sites selling very good.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2014, 07:43 by Julied83 »

« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2014, 14:44 »
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they're at  the bottom of my remaining ms agencies -- easy to upload, but dismal sales
That good information. Makes it easy to take a decision. Thanks a lot.

« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2014, 15:41 »
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~ 6.000 files online
account exists since ~  2 years
sales total: 1 (12,50)

Shutterstock generates more every day than MP in 2 years (with 11.000 files online)

Well, I'd say your port breadth is why. The entire first two pages (I didn't go any farther than that) are of the same thing. 

« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2014, 17:39 »
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~ 6.000 files online
account exists since ~  2 years
sales total: 1 (12,50)

Shutterstock generates more every day than MP in 2 years (with 11.000 files online)

Well, I'd say your port breadth is why. The entire first two pages (I didn't go any farther than that) are of the same thing.

wow! I wonder if SS buyers need 800 pictures from the same contributor of a:

Sexy young beautiful amazon girl with luxurios fantasy headdress and venetian art-work in autumn-coloured vintage style in front of a golden-brown background

Ron

« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2014, 11:06 »
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Just got the same email as the OP. Not going to take their offer.

« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2014, 11:09 »
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Just got the same email as the OP. Not going to take their offer.

They must have been busy yesterday.  I got the same email.

ethan

« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2014, 11:27 »
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I got a second reminder email but have ignored it too. That's was about a month ago.

I'll just stick with the five sites I have and keep moaning :)

« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2014, 12:54 »
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No email for me which is a shame - I would have framed it and put it on the wall next to my one and only sales notification for 2014

« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2014, 15:28 »
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I am experimenting. I uploaded my images and will keep them there for a few months.  A week and not a single sale yet with 3k images. Probably end up closing account.

« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2014, 15:38 »
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Ive been uploading for about 6 months, have 342 images there and made around 8.25 euros. Not bad for a small site.

Ron

« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2014, 15:57 »
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Ive been uploading for about 6 months, have 342 images there and made around 8.25 euros. Not bad for a small site.
How is that even worth your time? Honestly. How can you justify 1.35 euro per month to be not bad?

« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2014, 16:08 »
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I am just starting out. My portfolio is a complete unknown to buyers. How much do you think I made in my first month on the other sites? I dont think I even earned anything on dreamstime for weeks. I still dont have any sales on gl stockimages, 2,50 on canstock, 50 cents on stockfresh etc...It is not like world has been waiting for me.

How much do you think I should earn anywhere with 340 files?
« Last Edit: May 14, 2014, 16:11 by cobalt »

« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2014, 01:33 »
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I am experimenting. I uploaded my images and will keep them there for a few months.  A week and not a single sale yet with 3k images. Probably end up closing account.

the backup option is quite handy, you never know when your hard drives might fail or need some files and have no access to them at that particular moment

sales are quite low but the submission process is the easiest all around, only GL beats it

« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2014, 01:47 »
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Ive been uploading for about 6 months, have 342 images there and made around 8.25 euros. Not bad for a small site.
How is that even worth your time? Honestly. How can you justify 1.35 euro per month to be not bad?

Ron, tell us again, how much are you making on Symbiostock in a month?  ::) After hosting costs of course.

I use Mostphotos basically as a free online backup. Upload is automated and I switched off subscriptions.

Ron

« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2014, 05:15 »
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Ive been uploading for about 6 months, have 342 images there and made around 8.25 euros. Not bad for a small site.
How is that even worth your time? Honestly. How can you justify 1.35 euro per month to be not bad?

Ron, tell us again, how much are you making on Symbiostock in a month?  ::) After hosting costs of course.

I use Mostphotos basically as a free online backup. Upload is automated and I switched off subscriptions.
March was BME with 55 euros, after cost its 50 euros.

Investing in my OWN website which is also my business front, my blog, backup and marketing tool, I struggle to see the similarities.

Harvepino

« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2014, 14:50 »
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Sales are low, but royalty % is acceptable, submitting is easy and they pay in , which suits me. Looks like the sales have been picking up lately, but still negligible.

« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2014, 04:21 »
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Another bad news, Mostphotos offers referral income only for two years..

« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2014, 10:23 »
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Upload is easy and fast. I have some sales with them every month.

« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2014, 10:43 »
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A good site to backup all your stock photos, and have some sales each month, not bad.

« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2014, 16:36 »
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Sadly, the opt-out for subscriptions just gives me a server error. So I guess I will have to pull my port and miss out on those $1.50 per annum. Also, how does anyone think their site is well-done? It is neither designed to be intuitive nor is it technically sound (quod erat demonstrandum).

« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2014, 04:17 »
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Sadly, the opt-out for subscriptions just gives me a server error. So I guess I will have to pull my port and miss out on those $1.50 per annum. Also, how does anyone think their site is well-done? It is neither designed to be intuitive nor is it technically sound (quod erat demonstrandum).
Try to clean cash, or use another browser. I tried just now and it worked

Ranker

« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2014, 04:56 »
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cache   ;) cleaning cash is illegal

« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2014, 09:29 »
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it's my number 1 site in terms of images online  8)
But dl's.....

Life time earnings over 400

I just keep uploading there because no reviewing and it takes a few seconds


 

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