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PhotoDune / Re: I'm Done with Envato
« on: May 08, 2015, 13:51 »
Weird. I get pretty much everything accepted. Out of portfolio of cca. 500 photos only few were rejected.
I guess you have what they are looking for!  ;)

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PhotoDune / Re: I'm Done with Envato
« on: May 08, 2015, 11:31 »
I'll take a break from uploading to Photodune!  All of a sudden hardly anything is being accepted, even proven winners that are still being downloaded at the other top sites!  I also know how imagery is being used in layouts because my profession is Graphics Design for 30+ years!

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I'll give you a shovel for FREE to use as long as you excavate gold for me and I will be so nice (ON TOP OF THAT) as to give you a portion of the gold you dig out.

Now get digging!!!! 8)
Sounds like Microstock to me! ;D
And I'm a guilty participant!

True, but no Microstock agency say "Line up and become a contributor for Free;)

True, but the statement is about getting a FREE storefront!  :)  Not all storefronts that can be used to showcase your designs come free of charge.

True, but if you have to pay for the store, the money you make is all yours...  ;)
True again, The more you invest in a business strategy the more earnings potential you have.  In this case, if anyone wants commission off of device cover, and apparel sales with or without using their own images and don't want to setup that business model up themselves, this might be a great option.  :)

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I'll give you a shovel for FREE to use as long as you excavate gold for me and I will be so nice (ON TOP OF THAT) as to give you a portion of the gold you dig out.

Now get digging!!!! 8)
Sounds like Microstock to me! ;D
And I'm a guilty participant!

True, but no Microstock agency say "Line up and become a contributor for Free;)

True, but the statement is about getting a FREE storefront!  :)  Not all storefronts that can be used to showcase your designs come free of charge.

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I'll give you a shovel for FREE to use as long as you excavate gold for me and I will be so nice (ON TOP OF THAT) as to give you a portion of the gold you dig out.

Now get digging!!!! 8)
Sounds like Microstock to me! ;D
And I'm a guilty participant!

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Well, there is a lot wrong with your post.

The words FREE and commission dont go well together, so its not free.

And we do not get commission, we get royalties. Commission is paid to the agency.

Swing and miss.

It's fair to say that if you aren't paying for a storefront that it's FREE of charge!
Commission is paid out from the agency to the affiliate storefront. I understand royalty payments since I submit to Microstock agencies but I wanted to mention another avenue to those interested to generate income with their imagery.

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General Stock Discussion / Another way to sell your stock
« on: May 07, 2013, 13:17 »
Heres an FREE opportunity for you to create your own online store. You can choose between a preloaded website of customizable device covers and t shirts (you can upload your own images to your store's gallery!) where people can design their own item or host your own storefront for your decorated items.  You will receive a commission on any sales made from your site which you will be able to monitor plus referral commission on any affiliate signups off your site.  Excellent support is available!

Click this link to get started.
https://mmu.secure-decoration.com/home/affiliate?as=1

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This could be an opportunity to get some of the low earners that pay the most a bump in popularity with the buyers.  Imagine if Veer became a big player!

Sounds awful.  Poor sales, low upload limits, slow reviews, lots of rejections.  Veer is the last agency I'd want to promote.

More buyers would most likely change everything except the rejection policy.  More buyers would increase sales which should enable Veer to increase their staff to run a more efficient business to benefit us contributors.  I like the money the average sale generates at this site!

I realized that this poll was about voting on "The best contributor friendly agency" and not about us deciding on what agencies we should help promote together to increase our sales.

Wish that could be a goal!

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This could be an opportunity to get some of the low earners that pay the most a bump in popularity with the buyers.  Imagine if Veer became a big player!

Sounds awful.  Poor sales, low upload limits, slow reviews, lots of rejections.  Veer is the last agency I'd want to promote.

More buyers would most likely change everything except the rejection policy.  More buyers would increase sales which should enable Veer to increase their staff to run a more efficient business to benefit us contributors.  I like the money the average sale generates at this site!

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This could be an opportunity to get some of the low earners that pay the most a bump in popularity with the buyers.  Imagine if Veer became a big player!

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Off Topic / Re: Stephen Strathdee aka sharply_done RIP
« on: December 20, 2012, 10:57 »
My condolences goes out to his family and friends!

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Dreamstime.com / any algorithym changes on Dreamstime
« on: November 06, 2012, 14:45 »
Probably coincidental, but has Dreamstime made any algorithym changes lately?

Haven't had any sales there for more than a week which is unusual for me!

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Dreamstime.com / Re: Has DT gone over to the dark side
« on: October 22, 2012, 09:37 »
The criteria for "best images" will always be controversial and if implemented will make most contributors mad because some of their images will be eliminated. But, bottom line, there are just too many useless images that have to be waded through when looking for something relevant so the only way the agencies can continue to make money, in their minds, is to cut prices. Something else has to be tried, but I have no answers.

DT currently sends out a message to contributors that have old images with no sales in 3 years!  Contributors can decide to have these images automatically delete from their port or be offered as a free image!

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Shutterstock.com / Re: How many images do you have on SS?
« on: September 28, 2012, 14:15 »
(but I was never able to make my goldfish jump; I tried everything with them, sudden noises, bursts of light ... I only ever found one thing that worked, they jump quite nicely once you exceed 50,000 volts but they never seem to head for the other bowl and tend to have slightly singed fins and popped eyeballs which are difficult to photoshop out).

Get a piece of glass, some Super Glue and stick the goldfish onto the glass!  That should work!

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Envato / Re: illustration on photodune
« on: September 21, 2012, 08:36 »
I submit rasters to Photodune!

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Attracting more customers myth
« on: September 14, 2012, 12:04 »
I had offered some free files to 123rf when I joined the site some years ago but it is the only site I've experienced where the free files might attract views!  I seem to get sales when I resubmit (donate) free files on this site for a set number of days of my choosing and not much when I don't!

Maybe this site does alot of advertising with the free files!  Your guess is as good as mine!

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Dreamstime.com / Re: DT still messed up?
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:59 »
Haven't had any sales on DT since 6-9-12!  Haven't gone without a sale there for this duration in quite some time!

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Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia Purchases WiLogo
« on: March 21, 2012, 08:01 »
Do not want to rain on anyone's parade, but is this not how logo design has always worked on the internet?

Not a very nice way to earn a living I agree, but someone has been doing it till now, so how is it different now that Fotolia has bought a site which does the same thing as the rest of the industry?

How come everybody is now suddenly up in arms about logo design, which has, as far as I have seen, been been done this way for ages? Am I missing something here?  ???

Logos have been sold this way through some agencies on the internet for some time but I think the crowdsourcing is worse now!  The designer's chances of selling a design after creating it based on this business arrangement decreases.  I only sell logo designs through my design business and the clientle steadily builds up through referrals!

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General Photography Discussion / Re: Carnival in Rio
« on: February 22, 2012, 10:43 »
Traveling to Rio, especially for Carnival, is on my "bucket list" of things to do!

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Social networks are good for promoting, but there is also other ways such as blogs, emails, etc.

But,if hundreds of us leave on social networks messages like this: "From now, my new photos will be available first on these microstock sites, all other sites will get those images after 3 month or more"....

That is the process not over night...

I think its time to help and reward good agencies...

Agree!  I always make the time to promote my business ventures and hobbies!  Self promotion gives you control on how successful your ventures will be and you'll only get better the more you do it!  The internet provides a lot of effective resources for online promotion.  The more you showcase your work on the agencies that provide you with the best rate of return then the more exposure these agencies will get!  No agency grows by itself!

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Veer / Re: Veer Subscription Royalties Update
« on: September 30, 2011, 22:11 »
I see that one of my suggestions came true!
I've opted back in!
Good to see a company "really" listening and working with their contributors for the benefit of all!

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Veer / Re: veer subs
« on: September 26, 2011, 10:28 »
I've opted out of the plan and let them know that I thought the commission on Unlimited reproduction is way too low!

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Thanks,

I've actually found the email address to request my account termination!  Should take approx. 30 days to complete!

I'll be leaving!   I've stopped uploading new images a while back but staying for 15% commissions will only strengthen the case for lower commissions at the other agencies I submit to!  I'm not the best photographer around but I know the images that have been accepted have more value elsewhere than keeping them at this agency!

The question I have is where on the site can you pull your portfolio?

You have to go into each image individually and deactivate it. Click on your image in your portfolio, and on the details page, in the right bottom corner, I think it says Administration. Open that section and you will see where you can deactivate (sorry, I don't have any images left there now, so I can't go check for the exact procedure).

Or, you might be able to email support and have them do it, but if you want it done quickly, you should do it yourself. I'm guessing it will take them months to get to it.

edit: Or, maybe not...with them being in such a big hurry to get rid of independents off their site, maybe they will be happy to oblige!

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I'll be leaving!   I've stopped uploading new images a while back but staying for 15% commissions will only strengthen the case for lower commissions at the other agencies I submit to!  I'm not the best photographer around but I know the images that have been accepted have more value elsewhere than keeping them at this agency!

The question I have is where on the site can you pull your portfolio?

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I'll be leaving!   I've stopped uploading new images a while back but staying for 15% commissions will only strengthen the case for lower commissions at the other agencies I submit to!  I'm not the best photographer around but

The question I have is where on the site can you pull your portfolio?

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