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so glad I never spent a second there

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There was once a frequent poster here who had a blog called Nil to Mil, which was going to detail his rise from $0 in microstock sales to a million bucks.  After a few years he realized it wasn't doable and threw in the towel... on the blog, and it seems, on microstock in general.

I believe Matt has a SEO company now

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Oh, and I've had an EL, top tier and it's below $28. Should we keep track of how many top tier EL downloads are below the old level? I think so far there has only been one reported above $28.

on the 26th for 25.22$

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shameless and utterly disgusting move from SS

we should all write a letter to Jon (filling that expensive office built with our creativity, time, investment and sweat) saying how this measure will only benefit SS and not the contributors like agencies love writing down on this type of announcement, we aren't stupid ;)

now please go suck a lemon!

Luis, haven't seen you around in a while. Nice to see you posting again.

thanks man! I have been making money outside stock, it has been fun, never as exciting as agencies I must say ;D

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Demotix is dead.....
« on: January 27, 2016, 08:43 »
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 :o

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shameless and utterly disgusting move from SS

we should all write a letter to Jon (filling that expensive office built with our creativity, time, investment and sweat) saying how this measure will only benefit SS and not the contributors like agencies love writing down on this type of announcement, we aren't stupid ;)

now please go suck a lemon!

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the '45th' consecutive increase and no raise!

very well done, Jon!

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Print on Demand Forum / Re: Zazzle W8 BEN, please, please help
« on: August 26, 2015, 08:21 »
I wasn't going to say this but here it goes, they have sent me forms with other person information, what a mess!

and more than once, I have given up, they can do whatever they wish

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DepositPhotos / Re: Changes in royalties
« on: August 26, 2015, 08:02 »
- clients pay more (or get less)
- contributors get less
- DP gets more

this is brilliant, what a genius move, so good DP ;D

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Photo Critique / Re: what do you think of this photo?
« on: August 21, 2015, 06:34 »
It is a fountain I have at home, I did not think about who would need a photo like that but thanks for the tip. And what about the quality of the picture and the treatment at Photoshop? Here is the original...

you did well

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Why commisions are so low?
« on: August 20, 2015, 07:11 »
what for? for our future

are you serious? how long have you been doing stock photography? why only now?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Why commisions are so low?
« on: August 20, 2015, 06:33 »
any idea of approximate cost to set up a stock selling site?

100 pounds per year but what for? (maybe there are even cheaper options)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Why commisions are so low?
« on: August 20, 2015, 06:10 »
madman - yes
ShadySue - i don't think symbio is now a threat to big agencies
Sebalos - that is why i said about investing.
Maximilian - prices similar to other sites but higher percentage for us, there would be a lot to discuss. maybe to avoid hassle with inspecion of each file we could for example accept only trusted contributors considering their portfolio.

I have no plan just the idea but if you say it is bad let's stick to the topic, sit in a circle and hold hands; my name is Anna, last month i've earned 2grands less than in the same month last year.
Your turn now  ;)

We could start with a market. Also no buyer would join.
But we could use a trick.
Many images are used for prints.
We are many, we can upload a max size of 4000 pixels to SS, FT and all others.
We will earn the same and we could also start a contributor collected marktplace.
Once a customer needs an image size for printing then he is forced to buy this from our contributor page.

One idea. Now your turn.

you can come up with a thousand ideas but without Millions to invest in marketing nothing will happen, not even going to talk about the thousands of contributors at those agencies (over 60 Million pictures), at this moment we only follow agencies or leave

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StockUploader / Re: Fotolia Price Setter
« on: June 18, 2015, 08:24 »

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have you ever heard of google? only took me 5 seconds to find out!

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is that all MSG members?

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First Quarter 2015 Highlights:

Revenue increased 34% to $97.5 million
Adjusted EBITDA increased 33% to $18.7 million, a 19% margin
Non-GAAP Net Income per Diluted Share increased 25% to $0.25
Revenue per download increased 17% and paid downloads increased 12% 
Image collection expanded 46% to 51.6 million images and 2.6 million video clips

Three Months Ended March 31

Number of paid downloads (in Millions)
33.4 (2015)
29.7 (2014)

Revenue per download
$ 2.87 (2015)
$ 2.45 (2014)

Images in our collection (in Millions) (end of period)
51.6 (2015)
35.4 (2014)

http://seekingalpha.com/pr/13424096-shutterstock-reports-first-quarter-2015-financial-results?app=n

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I haven't received any email

M*****F******

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Did iStock just lower credit prices?
« on: March 14, 2015, 10:14 »
Plus the Essentials Subscription includes 750 images a month for $166. $.22 cents per image. Great for buyers, horrible for contributors.
Looks like Shutterstock got rid of daily limits too, is that new?

not in my browser

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sometimes I also feel like I'm working for pennies; but keeping the hope that by having a large number of images revenues will be higher...

A business with great potential; or a waste of time?

its about keeping up too, a portfolio of 5k pictures today and left alone for 1 year will suffer a significant lose, its better to stay active and upload 25/50/100 files per month than staying inactive with 5k files for many months or years, take that advice! :)

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If you are getting rejections the best thing to do is figure out how to improve.  The reviewers are almost certainly correct in their rejections, maybe the real reason is that the photos are not good so they pick some other reason from the list.  Shutterstock doesn't have a "your image is no good" rejection do they, if you're getting focus rejections and you're sure they are actually in focus then that's probably the reason ( how many many times have people said their images were in focus or noise free but when zoomed into 100% they obviously aren't?).  Make better images and you won't have problems, focus on improving rather than complaining and conspiracies.

I really don't remember but was the fight here so bad that I cannot send you a message? it was a nice one though

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Getty Is Twenty Years Old
« on: March 13, 2015, 12:52 »
Whoever they bring in, I hope he/she will cut down on the corporate 1980`s doublespeak and really be interested in building the business. They still have a lot of great artists and a   large sales team, if someone is ready to lead with honesty, they still have a chance.

I do have 2 sales this month!

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Still dont know how to determine what is a correct WB but I will read up about it.

the only way to have a 100% correct WB is editing the photo the moment you shoot it, what your eyes are seeing at that exact moment, outdoor WB is always tricky to figure out, don't over think man, just go with what you feel its best

no photographer would edit the same way, that goes for wb, saturation, contrast and all other sliders ;)

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there is no wb problem, resubmit ;)

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