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Canva / Re: Canva, what's the plan now?
« on: November 19, 2020, 12:53 »
So, anyone else recived double payment from Canva this month. Didn't they say, they will pay double for 6 months what would make payment for September last double paying month? Or did I miscalculat sth.?

Yes, I got the double payment as well and have now a negative balance...

General Stock Discussion / Re: Selling Book Covers Blog Post
« on: November 01, 2020, 04:36 »
I have been following Alexs helpful posts about book covers with interest, thank you.

When you applied to archangel did you create a separate website for your portfolio or direct them to one of you micro portfolio like Alamy or adobe? Just for the application process.
How many images did you use?

Was a long time ago but from what I remember, I sent them a link to my Photoshelter website where I had/still have a lightbox of fine artsy type shots. Otherwise, Instagram could be a good option if you don't have your own website.

Highly recommend not to include any links to your port at microstock sites. Alamy stuff shouldn't be relevant for book cover market.

Good luck!

Hi Alex,

I was thinking the same thing, if it is wise to list your microstock portfolios... but in their application form they explicitly ask if you are with other agencies (and which). Did you use the application form or did you just send them an email?

General Stock Discussion / Re: Designbundles
« on: October 18, 2020, 04:10 »
Be sure to check their licenses, the basic one practically offers unlimited use. Otherwise they are developing well.

Thanks! Do you have experiences with them? Is the promised RPI real?

General Stock Discussion / Designbundles
« on: October 18, 2020, 03:06 »
https://designbundles.net/store-register?sref=NQFdTb (referral link) is offering 20 Cent upload bonus per item in October, also for photos!

It seems to be similar to Creative Market. I just have signed up myself, so have no experience. But according to their welcome email:
"on average each product uploaded to our marketplace was worth $16.46 in yearly revenue in 2019."

Might be worth a try?

Canva / Re: Canva, what's the plan now?
« on: September 25, 2020, 02:15 »
Hi Danny,

why have you stopped displaying the number of subscription downloads? That makes it very intransparent and is probably the reason why contributors are sceptical.

Sales have slow down considerably. I suppose rising number of contributors equals smaller slice of the cake for the individual...

Last sale was March 31st.

General Stock Discussion / Re: wirestock rejections !
« on: April 25, 2020, 11:10 »
And what are your experiences with them saleswise? I have only 70 images online, 5 sales so far.

123RF / Re: Pixlr Market
« on: March 12, 2020, 01:18 »
Could you please post the content of the email here? I did not receive it.

General Stock Discussion / Re: 500px end of year 4 cents
« on: January 11, 2020, 05:34 »
I am always amazed how little some people know about the agencies they submit to...

500px does NOT have their own market anymore! They ONLY sell via VCG (in China) and Getty (outside China).

Canva / Re: ftp upload fails
« on: January 08, 2020, 03:59 »
Using stocksubmitter:
URL: ftp.canva.com

use ftp login ie username
use ftp password

ftp Directory:  username/brandname
port 22

max threads 2

Underneath check sftp mode AND ftp over ssh mode

Sorry, I do not use Filezilla but maybe this can still shed some light.

Thanks a lot!

Canva / Re: ftp upload fails
« on: January 07, 2020, 10:51 »
Yes, sorted now. Had to change several setting but ok now and they were very helpful. :)

Can you share those settings?

New Sites - General / Re: Is PressFoto dead or alive?
« on: November 18, 2019, 11:41 »
I think this is there new project. Blockchain based agency, got an invite yesterday:

I am Mohamed a Content Acquisition Manager in Everypixel Company, I would like to invite you to try our platform EPX
EPX is a decentralized digital content distribution platform.
You may ask yourself why should I do that and waste my time?
I will tell you why!
- PROFIT in our platform you will get 90% of the profit from the sale of your content, you have the right to choose how much your content costs.
- COPYRIGHTS your content is 100% safe thanks to our new technology Media Stamp which embed invisible marks into your image file which make it resistant to any type of distortions such as image cropping or zooming.
- CATEGORIZING here we help you find the suitable tags for your content using Image Keywording that perceives the image content and tag images with precise keywords, from now on you are not going to waste time on choosing the suitable tags for your content.
- FULL CONTROL you are the only one who can delete your content.
For more information, check the presentation attached to this email.

What email?

Crushpixel (46 sales with 2000 images since they opened in Feb 2019)

So, roughly 2 per month for 2,000 images... Doesn't seem like it would be worth the wear and tear on my keyboard to open a new tab for the site.

But it fits Deyan's "requirement". And its a promising start for such a new agency. Lets see how it develops.

Crushpixel (46 sales with 2000 images since they opened in Feb 2019)

Canva / Re: Canva - did I miss something?
« on: July 02, 2019, 09:09 »
I just sent an email to [email protected] and got this auto-reply: Thanks for your message.
This email doesn't get checked regularly, but if you do need a hand, we're here to help you. Browse through our collection of support articles or submit a request to our team. A friendly member of our Customer Happiness Team will be in touch!

Try [email protected]

General - Stock Video / Re: Anybody heard about Newsflare?
« on: June 22, 2019, 02:11 »
Just had a look. Seems they want exclusive clips. :-\

Yes, but they are not looking for "normal" stock footage. Vertical mobile footage is okay. And Im happy to give them some "cat content" exclusively.  ;)

General - Stock Video / Anybody heard about Newsflare?
« on: June 21, 2019, 12:40 »
Has anybody heard of (or better has experiences with) Newsflare? On there site it says "We provide viral and breaking news videos to media and news organisations across the world."

Ive just signed up to give it a try. They have a "refer a friend" scheme. "When they make their first sale - youll get 10 and your friends will also get a 10 reward!"
So here is my referral link if anybody wants to try them out as well:

New Sites - General / Re: EyeEM Earnings
« on: May 01, 2019, 02:57 »
Ramzi Rizk (one of the EyeEm founders) has replied in a Facebook group that the problem is on Gettys side. EyeEm has not received their report yet. And from what Ive heard from another contributor Westend61 havent received a Getty report either.

General Stock Discussion / Re: EyeEm
« on: January 25, 2019, 02:59 »
I like EyeEm very much, the photos look very good, they accept a high average of photos and I sell with them. But the best thing is the payment system ... IMMEDIATELY sell and collect what you sell !!! ESo speaks of a healthy company without debts all day.

The sales that were reported yesterday happened in DECEMBER on Getty. And NO direct sales have not been reported for at least 2 months. They are NOT reported real time!

Thanks for  everyone. Your comments have been noted and I'll be sure to share them with the development team.


Hi Mat,

you called the feature "lifetime earnings" but by default only the earnings of the last 3 months are displayed. That makes no sense! Its good that you can set a date range but that should be optional - the default should be "all time".

Also to get the full picture I now have to go to "dashboard" to see how often my bestsellers sold and to "insights" to see how much they earned. Couldnt that be implemented on ONE page?

Shutterstock.com / Re: SS Search Surprise!
« on: November 12, 2018, 00:34 »
Do you still don't believe in capping system? In reality, they just regulate which and how much of your files the buyers will see. #fact


Canva / Re: Canva "Good News"
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:08 »
'......your royalty rate will still be 35% of the sale price in that jurisdiction'
yep, they'll be selling cheaper then.
Exciting news.....
Apparently not! :)


General Stock Discussion / Re: New FREE Stock Selling Course
« on: November 04, 2018, 03:17 »
Its incredible how negative the members of this forum have become...

I feel watching the course is certainly time better spend than reading this forum of negativity. So, thanks mindstorm.

By the way, a certain Mat Hayward is heavily featurd in the course.

Adobe Stock / Re: Minimum Payment Commission Increase
« on: September 28, 2018, 09:22 »
Hi Everyone,

This morning we updated the minimum commission structure. You can view details at this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html

The breakdown detailing the changes can be seen in this chart. Let me know if you have any questions.

-Mat Hayward

Hi Mat,

this is great news and a step in the right direction!

It would be even better though if the "minimum payment" would be really the mininum (for all sales). At the moment everyone below Emerald still gets less than the "minimum" for XS credit sales at Fotolia. Or am I mistaken?

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