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Title: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: cindy_k on August 15, 2019, 08:09
I understand that they are now owned by Getty.
I already upload to iStock (Getty) , just got my first sale there.

I have uploaded some pictures for sale to 500px and they are a lot pickier on acceptance standards. Of 15 test photos I sent them they accepted 3.  All the other sites (Adobe, Shutterstock, Getty etc) have rejected maybe 2 of those 15.

Are they worth the effort?
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: davidbautista on August 15, 2019, 10:32
For me, no.

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Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: stockastic on August 15, 2019, 14:12
"they are now owned by Getty."

You already know everything you need to know.
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: trek on August 15, 2019, 14:23
I thought they were owned by Visual China Group. 
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: davidbautista on August 15, 2019, 14:57
I thought they were owned by Visual China Group.
Both.

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Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: charged on August 15, 2019, 19:21
https://www.diyphotography.net/500px-sold-visual-china-group-getty-china/ (https://www.diyphotography.net/500px-sold-visual-china-group-getty-china/)
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: PZF on August 28, 2019, 01:24
First sale this year. Marginally under $3.  ::)
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: davidbautista on August 28, 2019, 07:26
Hey! First sale. 0.17.....

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Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: 50% on August 28, 2019, 08:24
My last sale with them was from July last year: $0.09
They used to be okay about 5 years ago (at this time files had to be exclusive) but since then it is getting down fast I'm keeping my portfolio but don't upload to them anymore...
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: foliootter on September 01, 2019, 18:18
first sales was $0.35 cents   :-\
Is that considered good or bad these days ?
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: foggystone on September 03, 2019, 21:19
$0.2 cents for my first sale...
Who's lower than that?