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« on: August 26, 2006, 13:12 »
Hi everyone,
I found this forum by surfing the net. Looks like an interesting site. I enjoy micro stock photography. I just started a New Micro Stock Photo site called Shutter Shots at http://www.shuttershots.com [nofollow]

I welcome your in put on my stock site.
Shutterlady :)

« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 15:29 »
Hi Shutterlady,

I'd like to say that its always good to see entrepreneurs and the world needs more of them.  So good luck with your quest with your agency.

I am not going to join for many reasons. 

I'm too lazy to upload.  Don't want to go through those procedures.

I'm not going to wait for sites to get downloads.  I should have balked on LuckyOliver and not uploaded but I caved in and let my curiousness get ahead of me.  So now I'm gonna be stuck "waiting" for the LO team to get sales and marketing going.  Don't want to do that again.

Legal issues:  Copyright, copy protection...etc.   

Sheer confusion:  too many sites = too much confusion

The return on 'new' and 'up and coming' sites is just too low.  My new motto is:  prove to me you got the sales and I will join.  StockXpert was doing great so I wanted to try it and was eager but since has died off.  Tested and true ...tested and true is the way to go right now

Please don't take that personally, I'm in the process of cutting down my current sites that I submit too.  FP, and BS have recently been shaved off and now I only upload to StockXpert, FT, DT, IS, SS and maybe LO. 

Good luck with your venture.

« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006, 12:47 »

In a similar way as of ichiro's post, I think new sites have to show some potential to go well, at least better than the average.  Either by offering something different in price or subscription plans, or by focusing in a certain market niche, it has to offer something different.

The software you are using, for instance, is shared by many new sites, and not good ones in my opinion, so it's a bad introduction.  I have browsed a few pages and I see that some submissions are of poor quality - I even saw an image that should have been rotated 90 before uploading, so it casts doubts about image screening.  I also saw several images that look totally out-of-focus - are they really or is it a thumbnail generation problem? I know new sites have to be less picky to grow a portfolio, but le'ts not exagerate, or the site will start with a bad reputation. 



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