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General Stock Discussion / Re: Wirestock payout
« on: October 11, 2021, 19:39 »
Yes. 30$ is right!

And that's $30 accumulated across all sales and agencies, combined. No waiting to reach $100 on DT!

thanks to everyone!

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General Stock Discussion / Wirestock payout
« on: October 08, 2021, 11:40 »
Hi, i'm new on Wirestock. I would like to know, how many dollars you have to reach in order to withdraw from Wirestock? Thanks!

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 19, 2021, 21:11 »
Alamy responded today, saying all payments were made yesterday.

But I have not received mine.

For my 16 years with multiple agencies, this is the first time my payment has gone missing.
I received mine! $57.08.

Thanks for the reply. When did you get yours?

I have not heard anything back from Alamy after reporting that the payment was not received.
Transaction date
17 August 2021   

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Wirestock - sales dried up
« on: August 19, 2021, 11:51 »
Hi

I have a 1.7k port and increasing with Wirestock that gets a few sales a month - had 0 sales in the past 3 weeks or so - totally dried up.

Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing a big drop in sales.

Thanks
C

Because it is august, maybe!

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 19, 2021, 11:47 »
Alamy responded today, saying all payments were made yesterday.

But I have not received mine.

For my 16 years with multiple agencies, this is the first time my payment has gone missing.
I received mine! $57.08.

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Upgrade if it's something you want and can afford.  But if you are using MS for the decision diamond then only you can make that call.  None of us knows how much you make from MS, but my guess is that there are very few who make enough money to use MS as the decision diamond for new gear purchases.  I have a day job.  I buy gear when I want it. If it's expensive, then I budget for it, setting a little aside each paycheck.  I really never buy anything specifically for MS anymore aside from perhaps some cheap props.  My income in MS has gone from about $4k a month to $1k a month and keeps going down.  How could I justify buying new gear for MS with that kind of trend? So from my lens, if I was basing a purchase decision on MS alone, new gear would get nixed.  Your mileage may vary.
$1k a month, woow, that's a lot of money, i make barely almost $50 a month i'm very screwed in microstock, but thanks to God, my main income is not microstock.

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobestock LATAM is selling exclusive briefs
« on: August 15, 2021, 17:35 »
I know... But the woman speaking here works in Adobestock, she cannot be lying :(
But, is she working right now in AdobeStock?, maybe she is an ex employe. Or maybe she is very reckless. :( :(

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobestock LATAM is selling exclusive briefs
« on: August 15, 2021, 10:51 »
Hi Mat,

Removing the video and pretend that 'nothing has happened' and 'nothing was said there' is not kind from Adobe.

Thanks for the links, but I have not been able to find in the links provided on your first message the info inside the paid course, like, for example, a masterclass on artistic direction (attached) or the exclusive briefs mentioned in the video by Mariana:


"This call for content is sent to all our collaborators, so please subscribe if you are not recieving it. [...] And this call for content is exclusive to some collaborators (usually the top ones), but what I will do is give it to you (you = to all who paid the subscription) because I am interested in your growth."

WOW, thanks Mariana for being interested only in the growth of those who pay.


Anyways, makes no sense to continue with this discussion if we are going in circles and Adobe's position is negating the facts. I know you did all you could.
 

Enjoy your holidays.
Maybe Stockeros guys are lying saying they have privileged information from Adobe. The only purpose it's selling their courses. Some people use this kind of strategies. :(

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Hey Folks,

My equipment is aging but how do I justify buying a new mirrorless dSLR and RF lenses that will set me back about $10,000 plus?  Just a few years ago I would upgraded without a thought but today and the future it seems stupid to spend that kind of money. 

I will keep my old camera and lenses for now...
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My newer camera is a Canon 60d 18 mp,  i bought it about 2012 year. Besides i have a Canon XT 8.0 mp (bought on 2015) and an old Canon 5D 12,8 mp (bought on 2016). I will never buy a camera again. I don't have money for that. I'm selling some photography accessories for buying some food and paying bills. Microstock is not my main income. I would be nice if i have joined to microstock world in the beginning, because this going down hill.

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 13, 2021, 10:13 »
Hi

 

You are receiving this email as you are due to receive an Alamy payment this month via PayPal.

 

Unfortunately we are experiencing a few issues with PayPal so there will be a slight delay with receiving your payment. Dont worry though, we will be completing the processing of payments by the 18th August.

 

Apologies for the inconvenience.

 

Thanks,

Alamy contributor relations

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Discusin en Espaol / Re: Hay alguien?
« on: August 12, 2021, 14:28 »
Pues ahora hay mucho trabajo de fotografa gastronmica. Con eso de la pandemia los restaurantes ofrecen ms comida a domicilio que antes y necesitan fotos. puedes probar a ver si tienes suerte :)
En que pas est usted? Yo en Venezuela.

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New Sites - General / Re: Wirestock new Instant Pay Program
« on: August 09, 2021, 21:07 »
How many days takes Wirestock for processing images?. I sent some image, they are on Status "Processing".
Seems to be very different... my experience:
-> editorial with keywords included are reviewed quickly within a day or two
-> commercial images with keywords included are reviewed within some days
-> images using easy submission can take up to some weeks - I ususally send an email to the support then, which works well

Another experience:
-> upload commercial images using easy submission (keywords done by wirestock) seem to be rejected with a lot higher percentage then images where the keywords are submitted too
Thanks, i believe the process it would be fast. Hope to sell something there!

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New Sites - General / Re: Wirestock new Instant Pay Program
« on: August 09, 2021, 17:33 »
How many days takes Wirestock for processing images?. I sent some image, they are on Status "Processing".

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Discusin en Espaol / Re: Hay alguien?
« on: August 09, 2021, 14:57 »
S, yo creo que el stock es para aprender y tener una motivacin mientras haces fotos. Una vez ya lo dominas... A trabajar en fotografa pero con clientes directamente ;)

Por cierto, yo tambin vendo ms en iStock. Una sorpresa, porque tard ms de un ao en entrar por miedo a las bajas comisiones que haba ledo que daban
Y le salen muchos trabajos en fotografa con clientes no afines al mundo del microstock? De qu pas es usted?

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Discusin en Espaol / Re: Hay alguien?
« on: August 09, 2021, 12:58 »
Yo tengo algunos vectores en istock, pero hace mas de 2 aos que no subo contenido nuevo por el tema de las bajas comisiones, vale la pena volver a subir contenido en istock?
Si los vectores que tienes que hacer no son muy complicados, adelante!

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How is your experience with contest on FAA? That contest help to improve sales? Thanks!
This is my profile there. fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-alexander-sanchez   :)

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobestock LATAM is selling exclusive briefs
« on: August 07, 2021, 08:23 »
Hi Mat,
Thanks for your fast reply. I am afraid this info is not available in English, but there are several youtube videos where Spanish/LATAM Adobe's representative talks with this company about exclusive briefs and webinars only available after paying this suscription.

Just to show an example, in this exact minute I link they say: "Con Adobe insisto, tenemos una informacin que es brutal y adems mucha de ella a mi se me hincha el pecho decirlo, es exclusiva de (The paid subscription company)"
 which will be translated as: "Let me insist, with Adobe we have a huge amount of information and I am very proud to say that it is exclusive to (The paid subscription company)"

https://youtu.be/29dkruEP75E?t=444

And two minutes after they say: "a lot of info that normal people don't have and thanks to exclusive briefs that Adobe is giving us and now we have inside our (paid) course..."

I appreciate your answer though, made me see that this is not expected to happen in Adobe and that we are doing right when we complain.

Ser verdad esto ?
"Con Adobe insisto, tenemos una informacin que es brutal y adems mucha de ella a mi se me hincha el pecho decirlo, es exclusiva de (The paid subscription company)"
 :( :( :( :( :( :(

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobestock LATAM is selling exclusive briefs
« on: August 06, 2021, 12:56 »
Hi all!
This is my first post on the community, I have been reading and learning a lot from you though :)

Ok, my question is regarding Adobestock contributor LATAM. Recently they decided to make a shift in their strategy and they are now selling their exclusive briefs and private lessons through a third party company (a small company their friends have created to sell 'make a living from photography' courses with monthly subscription).

I have nothing against this third company, it is quite normal that photographers want to sell their courses, but selling Adobestock contributor content is completely different. Somehow we all are part of the statistics that leads to content in need and as a contributor this system sounds unfair to me.
 
I haven't found anything similar in the English speaking community, so I wanted to ask if this it is also happening in all Adobestock Contributor regions.
 
As far as I know, stock companies usually give exclusive briefs in case the photographer obtains good results or if they become exclusive, and they provide free workshops. This is the first time that we are being charged for this information, right?

I am still in shock  :(
:( :( :( :(

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Discusin en Espaol / Re: Hay alguien?
« on: August 06, 2021, 12:52 »
Yo en Adobe vendo poco en general, pero como es en euros an me compensa ms que otras. Pero cada vez que vendo en SS por 0.10 USD me convenzo ms de dejarlo.

No s de qu va el cambio de zonas, no he notado mucho cambio en Adobe de momento.

Yo estoy de vacaciones del stock, muy poca motivacin para usar la cmara de ese modo la verdad.

No creo que vaya a seguir, pero si sigo lo hara solo en Alamy, Adobe e Istock que es donde ms vendo, no s por qu.

Los de Shutterstock me tienen tan hasta los huevos que no creo que las mande una sola foto ms. Toda mi actividad estaba planificada hacia ellos en el etiquetado y dems.

Creo que el momento cuando esto del microstock era un buen negocio sera por all en el 2005 hasta el 2010. Es lo que he ledo en el foro de habla inglesa. An as hay Youtubers de fotografa que dicen que esto es el negocio redondo, el negocio del ao, varios de Espaa por cierto. No s si con mucho esfuerzo y haciendo muy buen trabajo tal vez se pueda vender ms, pero las comisiones son muy bajas. Habr que aprender otras habilidades ms lucrativas ya que contar solamente con esto es un chiste. Y eso que yo vivo en Venezuela, un pas del tercer mundo, en surmerica, donde el costo de vida es ms bajo que en Espaa y U.S.A, pero exite una hiperinflacin desde el 2017 hasta la fecha.

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Discusin en Espaol / Re: Hay alguien?
« on: August 06, 2021, 09:30 »
Muy pocas ganancias, sobre todo en Adobe Stock con el cambio de zonas. Antes me pagaban en euros y todos los das ganaba algo, yo me registre en el antiguo Fotolia por el ao 2008, por lo que me imagino me tomaban como si estuviera en Espaa. Pero ahora ya no me pagan en euros, sino en dlares ya que con el cambio de zona que hizo Adobe, y bueno Venezuela es un pas muy marginado en todos los aspectos.
En otro orden de ideas, me imagino que hay que hacer una fbrica de imagenes y vdeos y tal vez as pueda ser que se vea sentido a lo que compensa las ventas. Tambin hay que ver si la inversin puesta en la fbrica en cunto tiempo se recupera. Algo as como los de Kraken Images. Espero que la gente que habla en espaol siga escribiendo en este foro. :)

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Discusin en Espaol / Re: Hay alguien?
« on: August 05, 2021, 16:19 »
Saludos desde Venezuela.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: 0.25 USD per footage on SS
« on: August 04, 2021, 19:23 »
300 sales in July for 25c!
That is $75, buy some food at the grocery store.

Won't buy much where I live.  :(

Think of what 300 video sales would have brought in not long ago.

How many days last a grocery buy $75 for a family of 2 adult people ? In my country Venezuela 1 week last a grocery buy $75, in grocery stores with cheaper prices.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: 0.25 USD per footage on SS
« on: August 04, 2021, 15:50 »
300 sales in July for 25c!
That is $75, buy some food at the grocery store.

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Welcome back to the June 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times!

In addition to my monthly earnings, I discuss my first experience with capturing and uploading drone footage.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/06/29/june-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

How did you do this month?
Looking at yours numbers, I think it's not worth investing in equipment for microstock . For me last month (June) I made profit on  image stock sites around $ 40. That earning include Adobe Stock, 123Rf, Dreamstime, Alamy, FAA, Deposit Photos, Pond5 and Istock. I was banned from Shitterstock .. Thank God I have other jobs, because if I only have microstock, I would be lost! .

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Image Sleuth / Re: Another blatant thief at Shutterstock
« on: July 05, 2021, 18:44 »
Wow u found one. Give me 20 minutes and I can find at least 10!

What a stupid reply. He's just trying to be helpful.

Why don't they do anything?
Easy question, because shitterstock banned the thieves and shitterstock continue earning money with the stolen videos.

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