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« on: December 13, 2013, 10:27 »
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Hi
Has anyone any experience if Fotolia stock library?
For example any sales and how they compare with istock and Dreamstime.
Thanks.

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« Last Edit: December 14, 2013, 15:26 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 10:33 »
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They sell well.

« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 10:35 »
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For me personally...Easy fast uploading, good fast reviews and great sales! 

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 10:45 »
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Good sales - Bad public relations

« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 11:09 »
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bad ethics. sign up in Japan or at least in Europe to get paid more.

« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 11:09 »
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Fotolia is the last agency I would upload to. They are unethical, keep cutting commissions, screwing with their search to intentionally unfavor high selling emeralds, make shady changes on their upload page and hope the contributor doesn't discover them, like changing EL from 100 to 10 by default, rejections are many and my sales went from about $200 a month to $ 50 a month in a matter of two years. For me they are the first agency I would dump.....and might in the near future depending on what this debt financing ends up doing to contributors. Oh did mention they are in deep dept?

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2013, 05:27 »
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Here's an example of how Fotolia operates, which might explain why they're so deep in debt.  I recently received this email message from them...

Quote
We were recently contacted by one of your models, [model's name]. She has asked us to remove the images you uploaded even though a model release has been provided. This complaint has raised some questions about your account and as a result we have blocked your account until this issue can be resolved. If [model] will remove her request we can reopen your account. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely, 

Chad Bridwell
Director of Operations
Fotolia.com
206-683-4942
[email protected]

Skype Chad_fotolia
Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/in/chadbridwell/

« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2013, 09:10 »
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Here's an example of how Fotolia operates, which might explain why they're so deep in debt.  I recently received this email message from them...

Quote
We were recently contacted by one of your models, [model's name]. She has asked us to remove the images you uploaded even though a model release has been provided. This complaint has raised some questions about your account and as a result we have blocked your account until this issue can be resolved. If [model] will remove her request we can reopen your account. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely, 

Chad Bridwell
Director of Operations
Fotolia.com
206-683-4942
[email protected]

Skype Chad_fotolia
Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/in/chadbridwell/



Shocking! :o  Fotolia don't live in the same world as the rest of us and they never will.

hellonxf

  • Freelance photographer

« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2013, 09:14 »
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In my case, better than IS and DT. But SS can earn best for me.

fritz

  • I love Tom and Jerry music

« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2013, 10:37 »
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Out of 10 agencies they're #8. Bad very bad!
Even Bigstockphoto, Canstockphoto, Photo Dune........ are doing better $


 

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