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  • Imagesyard

« on: May 22, 2013, 04:19 »
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Were thrilled to announce the launch of Imagesyard, a Royalty-free stock website packed with information and features that we hope you will find useful and you wanting to come back for more!

So if you are a great photographer, please consider sharing some tasty snaps. We need all of your support to make it as an amazing resource.

Photographer's can earn 50% of the nett proceeds from each photo downloaded.

If a buyer or seller signs up then an affiliate gets 10% commission from all orders of the buyer or sales of the seller.

The system supports automated EXIF/IPTC data retrieval. Photographer's can use software programs to edit the EXIF/IPTC data before submitting it.

Our team is working everyday to implement new features and enhance our website to be more effective and user friendly.

We invite you to visit newbielink:http://www.imagesyard.com [nonactive] and let us know your valuable feedback and comments.

We hope you will enjoy our new site

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newbielink:http://www.imagesyard.com/members/upload.php [nonactive]
« Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 02:08 by imagesyard »


« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 05:10 »
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I wish you good luck, hope it does not turn out to be images(grave)yard.

« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 05:36 »
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Snaps?

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 05:40 »
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When I clicked on the "Photographer Tutorial" link, This was on the site (emphasis mine):

"The basic requirements of a good photographer are creativity, efficiency, talent and patience. By contributing your photos to Depositphotos, you are actually presenting your creative work to millions of image buyers around the world. You can become a contributor easily if you follow the simple set of guidelines given in our tutorial."

So what's the connection with DP?

Do you have a marketing strategy that can capture a decent share of the market?

« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 05:40 »
+3
You wouldn't by any chance have cobbled this together in a hurry just grabbing stuff from other sites and dropping it in, would you?

I mean, this info for photographers that I've just pasted from your site could have come from somewhere else.... 
"The basic requirements of a good photographer are creativity, efficiency, talent and patience. By contributing your photos to Depositphotos, you are actually presenting your creative work to millions of image buyers around the world. You can become a contributor easily if you follow the simple set of guidelines given in our tutorial."
 ;D

« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 06:04 »
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Good Luck  8) 4$ ::)

« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 06:14 »
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4$ for the largest size? For a new site without buyers?
Does not sound appealing.

Come back when you can tell us how you want to attract buyers, and it better not be via undercutting the competition...

« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 06:16 »
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what is this?
I always check the new sites with a search on "butterfly". But here it retrieved NONE. So I thought I would try "woman". There was also NONE.

If so. This is not a serious attempt.

Poncke v2

« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 06:23 »
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Prrrft, what a joke: Files - 1

LMBAO !! You are having a stock site start up with one image.

« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 06:28 »
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OK, here is a deal.

I will let you distribute  1000 images via imageyard for 1 year, if you pay me 5000 dollars.

Poncke v2

« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2013, 06:36 »
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Oops my bad, you have 1 photo and 1 video

« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2013, 07:00 »
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OK, here is a deal.

I will let you distribute  1000 images via imageyard for 1 year, if you pay me 5000 dollars.

+1 (amount is negotiable)

« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2013, 07:35 »
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Despite the discouragements and bad words from some members here, I wish the best for u.

Btw, I like the way yr website is set up. It look so much like Istock and look very organised and clean. Look very fitting for my artworks.

Maybe you may want to reconsider the price for the contributors here. Most contributors including me are looking for fair deals in order to join New agency. Perhaps you may want to look at CLipartof on their pricing and commission for contributors.

All the best!

« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 07:36 »
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"6.   Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of without reference to its laws relating to conflicts of law principles."

Will that be in the state of confusion?

« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2013, 08:46 »
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...By contributing your photos to Depositphotos, you are actually presenting your creative work to millions of image buyers around the world....


http://www.fotolia.com/Info/Contributors/GeneralInformation
Quote
By uploading your files to Fotolia, you are presenting your work to millions of image buyers around the world, 24/7.


PR fail.

« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2013, 08:48 »
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"6.   Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of without reference to its laws relating to conflicts of law principles."

Will that be in the state of confusion?

No, that would be the "Land of confusion". Be careful not to confuse the two!

Genesis Land of Confusion

« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2013, 10:03 »
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You're trying to start a new agency with no apparent strategy to differentiate yourself from the many existing agencies already out there. You have no content - and I can't even browse the 6 images it says contributor  imagesyard has without creating an account. Every other agency lets you browse without creating an account.

I would not upload my portfolio to your site as you don't really appear to have a handle on what you need to do to succeed. Our intellectual property is valuable; any of us who've been doing this for more than 5 minutes are not just going to hand it over to someone who has cobbled together - but apparently not proofread - a web site and posted here to call this "Exciting"

Perhaps you'd like to elaborate here on your plans to compete with the existing agencies?

ShadySue

« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 10:09 »
+5
OTOH, I have loads of 'snaps' which could be bought outright.  ;D

CD123

« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2013, 15:47 »
+1
My son took a picture of my right big toe this afternoon with his instant camera. I immediately encouraged him to start a new Royalty Free Stock Website and invite the best of the best Stock photographers to join him (but in the alternative anyone who can take snaps will do).

He has a target market:
Anyone interested in toes for whatever reason.
He will offer 70% commission - the highest in the industry attracting the top contributors who will (obviously automatically) bring along the top buyers.

I assured him that he now has a 5000% better chance of making a huge success of it than any of the &^%$% I saw being dished up here lately as newby sites!

« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2013, 15:59 »
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You have a nice design.. it looks like the site is built on CMSaccount though.. not a bad thing for a personal site but could be an indicator of the size of budget

« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2013, 16:32 »
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good start, at least you have started a website which with stock agencies features... many of us who doesn't have a knowledge to do it yet.

 

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2013, 16:36 »
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"6.   Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of without reference to its laws relating to conflicts of law principles."

Will that be in the state of confusion?

No, that would be the "Land of confusion". Be careful not to confuse the two!

Genesis Land of Confusion

I love that song. Never saw video though...pretty freaky.

I like the front-page style of the website. Very nice.

Poncke v2

« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2013, 16:42 »
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good start, at least you have started a website which with stock agencies features... many of us who doesn't have a knowledge to do it yet.
I agree, I laughed at first, but it is a nice site indeed. Too bad there are no images to be found.

« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2013, 16:59 »
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i also have a thought of learning to build a website, even using the cms account or whatever tool, and make it able for others to join..and maybe i can learn more and manage it as stock agency.

At least you have come to a stage that make a site workable and people can join as a stock agency. At least you have done something i didn't able to do it..

But an agencies that can sell is more than a website, like you need to have working connection with designers or buyers.. someone to answer the call, someone to do things as usual company.



good start, at least you have started a website which with stock agencies features... many of us who doesn't have a knowledge to do it yet.
I agree, I laughed at first, but it is a nice site indeed. Too bad there are no images to be found.

CD123

« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2013, 16:59 »
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good start, at least you have started a website which with stock agencies features... many of us who doesn't have a knowledge to do it yet.
That is why most of us will not start a website. Now only to convince every one else who does know how to do that little part, not to start their own website, as that is by far not all you need to know.....   :-X

CD123

« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2013, 23:02 »
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Personally I am just tired of feeble attempts at entry into an enormous competitive and highly financial taxing industry by small guys with absolutely nothing new to offer, no marketing plan, no strategy, no niche, not much of business sense and clearly no capital.

The industry has seen enough of them and they all RIP.

If it does not have a fresh approach it can be as cute as a little kitten and it will still end up as a bulldozed frog on the tarmac, after wasting a lot of people's time.

I do not think at this stage it is a pessimistic statement any longer, by now it is just a realistic one no matter how it sounds. 

I also applaud initiative, but running of a cliff was done a few times now already...
« Last Edit: May 22, 2013, 23:25 by CD123 »

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« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2013, 00:37 »
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Looks like a sister company to Stocksy or Offset. Might be the same dizzy CEOs?

« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2013, 08:06 »
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How . Jon Oringer manage to convince everyone in the whole world to join shutterstock for a meagre sum of 25 cents per Dl is magical.

What are the dumb contributors around the world thinking at that time?

And now at present, we have someone that offer 50% and everyone is complaining abt this and that.

ShadySue

« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2013, 08:11 »
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How . Jon Oringer manage to convince everyone in the whole world to join shutterstock for a meagre sum of 25 cents per Dl is magical.

What are the dumb contributors around the world thinking at that time?

And now at present, we have someone that offer 50% and everyone is complaining abt this and that.
Trust me, I was on a site which paid 60% and had one sale. 60% of very little is very little.
That site is now focussing on a geographic speciality, which I'm guessing will do very well for them, though it's not one I can supply.
There's the thing: a USP, with strength in depth. (A country with <9000 hits on iS, many of which are totally generic, i.e. could have been taken anywhere. )
Imagesyard has no declared USP.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2013, 09:36 »
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What is exciting?
I don't find nothing exciting there

« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2013, 09:39 »
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How . Jon Oringer manage to convince everyone in the whole world to join shutterstock for a meagre sum of 25 cents per Dl is magical.

What are the dumb contributors around the world thinking at that time?

And now at present, we have someone that offer 50% and everyone is complaining abt this and that.

Actually it was worse than that.  Many of us dumb contributors were willing to upload for 20 cents per download.  We were consoled by just how many downloads Shutterstock was able to deliver.  And over time that .20 became .38, and those cheap downloads were accompanied by higher value downloads.

In contrast, I have one agency that promised me an 80% royalty if I uploaded a certain number of images.  So I did.  And it's now been a year since my last payout there, and three months since I saw any sales at all.

So which is dumber: getting lots of revenue from small sales, or getting nothing at all from a high royalty percentage site?

« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2013, 10:20 »
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How . Jon Oringer manage to convince everyone in the whole world to join shutterstock for a meagre sum of 25 cents per Dl is magical.

What are the dumb contributors around the world thinking at that time?

And now at present, we have someone that offer 50% and everyone is complaining abt this and that.

You have to put Shutterstock's beginnings in context. At that time iStock was still very "young", as were Dreamstime and Canstock. Fotolia and Bigstock didn't show up until 2005. Although iStock had a head start on the other microstock agencies, it hadn't become so huge and successful that new agencies couldn't get a toe-hold. Just by starting an agency that was offering a subscription, it was offering something different from the other micros. No one knew for certain which of the agencies would take off - or if any of them would. The macro folks were busy poo-poohing the whole thing, suggesting all the microstock agencies would fail.

Fast forward to today and you have an agency-wannabe with some notion of attracting content without saying anything about how it will compete with many well-established agencies. This is no longer an emerging market or an experiment. We've also in the interim had several fly-by-night operations that made removing your content or getting paid a real problem, and that's made everyone cautious about where their content is uploaded.

And at the risk of being repetitive, 50% of zero is still zero - percentages are utterly irrelevant if there are no sales. Why would a buyer be interested in this agency? And if you can't answer that question, why would a contributor be interested in contributing?


 

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