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Hi DragonBlade,
I think it could be solved by setting up a custom FTP account in StockSubmitter for each Pond5 account.

Hi, Vectorsforall.

I've two Symbiostock sites too : 3d-fonts and lifeispix.
One is on A2Hosting (152 euros/ year).
and one is on ArchHosting (108 euros/ year) (Affiliate link : https://archhosting.net/aff.php?aff=293).

Two have cpanel and Imagick and My Symbiostock websites works smoothly with these two hosting providers.

I was on bluehost before but changed because of their renewal prices.

Photo Critique / Re: An Unique Stock Photos Website!
« on: March 17, 2017, 14:04 »
Great site and beautiful images, congrats !

Try to add more text to your image description it will help your SEO.

I've made a post on my own website to help with https and ssl certificate installation you can find it on

Hope it can help :)

Newbie Discussion / Re: Do you sell photos on your own website?
« on: January 20, 2017, 03:55 »
Hi, Cersei,

I'm a photographer and 3d illustrator.
I've my own website and sell 3d illustrations.
Not many sales, but enough to pay hosting charges.

Keep in mind it's a lot of work to setup your own website but it is worth trying it :)

I use Robin Symbiostock plugin wich is free to use : https://www.symbiostock.org/


Selling Stock Direct / Re: Group uploads
« on: September 16, 2016, 09:38 »
I use StockSubmitter

Shutterstock.com / Re: Anyone get paid yet for July?
« on: August 16, 2016, 07:32 »
Paid on Skrill on the 6th...

Selling Stock Direct / Re: Your Stock Site: Link Exchange
« on: June 20, 2016, 01:44 »
THPStock Direct


New photos getting added every day, with over 2,000 already online and thousands more to come.

Nice site THP, Congrats and good luck !

Selling Stock Direct / Re: Best platform to sell direct?
« on: April 15, 2016, 01:08 »
4 sales so far bought from my own website...

Just to qualify the sales, in what period of time did you make the 4 sales? I believe you have had a SY website for a number of years. 4 sales in 4 days is awesome; 4 sales in 4 months or 4 years, not so much.

Hi Cathy,
My old legacy Symbiostock site was http://lifeispix.com (still alive and around 4-5 sales by year).
I decided last year to test Robin Symbiostock plugin with a new domain : http://3d-fonts.com.
My first images were online on january 2016 and my first four sales (From the same customer) happened on 2016/04/07.

Selling Stock Direct / Re: Best platform to sell direct?
« on: April 14, 2016, 06:42 »
...I would suggest Symbiostock....Check out my site developed using this open source platform:


Have a nice time!

Have you sold anything through them? How are sales? Do you have to do your own marketing?

4 sales so far bought from my own website...

Selling Stock Direct / Re: Best platform to sell direct?
« on: April 13, 2016, 05:36 »
+1 for Symbiostock but not sure if monthly subscription is possible...

Selling Stock Direct / Re: Your Stock Site: Link Exchange
« on: March 30, 2016, 00:55 »
Url : http://3d-fonts.com
Owner/Artist/Photographer: Chrisroll

3d fonts collection

Symbiostock / Re: Symzio is now LIVE
« on: January 04, 2016, 07:54 »
Great response, Robin! +100

I think that - apart from trolling - some of the posts being negative about Symbiostock and Symzio are fueled by disappointed expectations about what a direct image sales site and networking with other similar minded people can achieve in a given period of time. Symbio has inspired high flying hopes, then produced very down to earth sales statistics and led to lots of drama in the fora. As a Symbiostocker from day one I've witnessed it all. It has been a rough ride and it has been very sad at times.

I am grateful for Robin to continue Symbiostock, leading the way and staying cool even here. We don't need more drama. Instead, we need to leave the turbulent past behind and work together steadily building our sites and the Symbiostock community. We need to be prepared for a long haul since there is no low hanging fruit left to pick in this industry. Realistically there won't be any instant success and $$$s pouring in from our Symbiostock sites. Not now and not in the near future. It takes more than just setting up a Wordpress site.

So does this make any business sense, then? Well, did Deactivation Day, deleting (part of) our portfolios, essentially erasing hours of our work spent, in protest against DPC, make any business sense? - No, definitely not in a conventional sense. But it did work, D-Day has been a success, at least in my eyes. Where is that spirit? We need it for Symbiostock as well. Does it really make more business sense to do all the work but earn only down to 15% of the profit? - This is how distorted and strange this industry has become. Let's stop expressing our frustrations and anger with agencies in countless MSG threads and divert that energy into building our Symbiostock sites and contributing to the community. We can make it work!

Well said Stephan !
I think I will give the new Symbiostock plugin and Symzio a try in the next few weeks with an entirely new site.

Symbiostock / Re: People Still Using SymbioStock?
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:11 »
I'm very happy with my site too (17 sales from the beginning + 2 works on demand ) even though sales slow down last two months :)
I promote my symbiostock website on Tsu and Twitter and it helped to drive some traffic...

I agree with Cascoly, due to network option + Cascoly's global search, Symbiostock has an excellent SEO, much better than on any other theme !

Hi Toonstyle :)

Perhaps a memory setting in your php.ini file ?!?

Are you on PHP 5.4 (FastCGI) in your cpanel ?

Welcome to Symbiostock Toonstyle.com :)

You have several ways to promote your vectors and to drive some traffic to your web :)

- Twitter
- Pinterest
- Tsu,  a free new social network that give me some good results +35% visits since I signed up - see the link in my signature.
- Facebook
- Google+ ...

MicrostockSubmitter / Re: Updates
« on: November 24, 2014, 12:25 »
Nice, Thanks :)

MicrostockSubmitter / Re: Updates
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:00 »
Thanks Niakris !  ;)

Canon / Re: 100-400 IS/USM II just announced
« on: November 12, 2014, 08:57 »

Thanks to all of you !

Did you shoot it with a galaxy phone?   ;)
I would like  ;)
But It was only with a canon EOS 7D and canon 70-200 mm 2.8 L IS USM II ...

Sure he is !  :D

It's one of my three sons !

Congratulations! Excellent capture too. Do you know where they bought the license from and how much you got paid for it?

I've got an extended licence for this image on shutterstock on 2014 april but I'm not sure it was for this usage ...

One of my image has been used for Samsung S5 advertising  :)

See dust and water resistant section : http://www.samsung.com/sa/microsite/galaxys5/en/features.html

The picture on my website :


Symbiostock / Re: Process image error code 500
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:53 »

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