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« on: April 10, 2013, 11:32 »
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Stockami new permanent 50 percent royalty rate.
Nice to get some good news  :)


steheap

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 13:25 »
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50% of zero is.....

Steve

PS - seriously, I'm adding more images and will give them a fair trial!

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 14:26 »
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50% of zero is.....

Steve

PS - seriously, I'm adding more images and will give them a fair trial!

I agree with the 50% of zero unfortunately... but that's understandable for new sites (for a while)

But, what do you mean with "adding more images"?

The last time I checked, they didn't offer FTP. Plus, they required a few clicks for EACH uploaded image. That's a pity, because they look like a trustworthy site otherwise. But I am not going to waste my time with minor sites unless they do everything possible to make the upload process simple.

I don't know why they don't offer FTP; in case it's because they are thinking about a smaller, higher quality collection, many other sites failed in the same line of thought (Crestock's supposed superior quality; Dreamstime's no similars policy), while the site that is making everything easy (Shutterstock) is No. 1
« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 14:29 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 14:50 »
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they required a few clicks for EACH uploaded image

Happily that's not the case.

steheap

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 14:53 »
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I questioned the FTP (or lack of) at the start. However, the way I do it, isn't too bad. I can upload 450 images each week and I copy (on my hard drive) the 450 images into a new folder. I then use their flash uploader (in Upload) and point it at my new folder and it then uploads all the images for that week. It is quite fast, so no real issues and no involvement from me.

Then I visit the site, and in the upload area, I see 450 uploaded image and a button saying "submit all"

Thats all I have to do. So far I have been submitting "no release" type images, so I don't yet know how to handle model releases.

450 a week in one go isn't too onerous. But no sales yet out of my 1053 images.

Steve

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 15:01 »
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Ok, I admit I tried it at the very start when there was no flash upload if I remember well, and the upload process was like this (picture), which is (was) a lot of clicks compared to the ideal process: FTP and forget.

However, I still don't see FTP. However easy, it would mean spending perhaps an additional +5% of total time spent on all sites, for a current return of +0%. If it was +0% time spent for a +0% return, I'd gladly give it a try hoping for a future surge in sales. This is a number game, and with current earnings slowly going down on all sites, every second spent is important,
« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 15:43 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 15:05 »
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50% Awesome! I'll join tonight and start uploading! 

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 15:15 »
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Stockami new permanent 50 percent royalty rate.
Nice to get some good news  :)

Agreed. I hope they keep their word. I've been uploading since the beginning. Made one sale. Not much, but it was encouraging. The Flash uploader is very easy to use.


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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 15:59 »
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This is a number game.

Sort of.

Just a clarification: by saying it's a number game, I don't mean that quantity is more important than quality. I just mean that there's so much competition between photographers and agencies that it's very difficult for us (as contributors) to decide how to spend our limited time.


 

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