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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?
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: olafvik on November 08, 2019, 13:28
$0.2 cents for my first sale...
Who's lower than that?

Yessss, $0,10 here today, Hey Ho, Letīs Go!! 8)
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: dirkr on November 08, 2019, 13:49
$0.2 cents for my first sale...
Who's lower than that?

Yessss, $0,10 here today, Hey Ho, Letīs Go!! 8)
Three of them today... embarrasing...
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: Uncle Pete on November 09, 2019, 12:08
first sales was $0.35 cents   :-\
Is that considered good or bad these days ?

Depends, do you live in New York City or rural Jakarta?  :)

"they are now owned by Getty."

You already know everything you need to know.

Yes which means my earnings from 500px are zero because the number of images they have is also zero.
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: davidbautista on November 09, 2019, 12:11
Anyone with a big sale recently?
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: Deyan Georgiev Photography on November 09, 2019, 13:04
Anyone with a big sale recently?

Yesterday $31.50 from Getty. Overall to me 500px is absolutely worth.
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: Microstock Posts on November 09, 2019, 14:16
first sales was $0.35 cents   :-\
Is that considered good or bad these days ?

Depends, do you live in New York City or rural Jakarta?  :)

In order to not perpetuate the misnomer, Jakarta is almost the same size as New York and it has a larger population. I'm not trying to start an argument, although inevitably I probably will, this is msg after all. Just saying there are so many more places way more rural and cheaper to live than the city of Jakarta.  :)
Title: Re: Is 500px worth the time?
Post by: davidbautista on November 09, 2019, 14:18
first sales was $0.35 cents   :-\
Is that considered good or bad these days ?

Depends, do you live in New York City or rural Jakarta?  :)

In order to not perpetuate the misnomer, Jakarta is almost the same size as New York and it has a larger population. I'm not trying to start an argument, although inevitably I probably will, this is msg after all. Just saying there are so many more places way more rural and cheaper to live than the city of Jakarta.  :)
For example Colombia. That's why I do this even if I'm not pro, because with three dollars here I can have a nice lunch.

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