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Poncke

« Reply #100 on: October 15, 2012, 12:16 »
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So  subscriptions, that pay us 25 cents per sale, are the best thing that could have happened to us?   

I guess I'm confused.  Our goal is not to make money for ourselves, but to make hundreds of millions for the people who the run agencies, and then enjoy their success vicariously?

 "He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother." - Winston Smith


Show me an industry, any industry that isnt there to make money for themselves? ofcourse they are. In the micro industry, if they were not there to make money, you would not have anywhere to upload your pics, would you?
Believe me, they dont come much more fair then SS.

There is "profit" and there is "excessive profit".  That is a judgement we all have to make individually.
Is SS making excessive profit then?


OM

« Reply #101 on: October 15, 2012, 20:28 »
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I'm new to SS (July '12) but it's already motivating me to create more stock for them! Initial submission........all 10 accepted. Following submission of 30......all accepted. Following 20+.........95% accepted and rejections for acceptable reasons. Following submission...90% accepted and the last submission only 50% accepted......of which, 50% of the rejections I can see their point (sort of).......but I'll know better for the next submission.
Just over 100 images since the last acceptance 7 days ago and my month total is already $50+. ;D
New stuff sells. Older stuff keeps on selling and although the majority of sales are subs there's sufficient ODD's and SOD's to keep me happy..........even an EL in the first 50 days! Yes sirree, SS is motorin' 4 me. Think that means I luv 'em right now!  ;D

« Reply #102 on: October 15, 2012, 21:26 »
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love I feel for my family/gf and a few close friends

regarding SS it is strictly professional and thats how it should be, yes it is the only agency that have never let me down since day 1

« Reply #103 on: October 15, 2012, 21:48 »
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I'm new to SS (July '12) but it's already motivating me to create more stock for them! Initial submission........all 10 accepted. Following submission of 30......all accepted. Following 20+.........95% accepted and rejections for acceptable reasons. Following submission...90% accepted and the last submission only 50% accepted......of which, 50% of the rejections I can see their point (sort of).......but I'll know better for the next submission.
Just over 100 images since the last acceptance 7 days ago and my month total is already $50+. ;D
New stuff sells. Older stuff keeps on selling and although the majority of sales are subs there's sufficient ODD's and SOD's to keep me happy..........even an EL in the first 50 days! Yes sirree, SS is motorin' 4 me. Think that means I luv 'em right now!  ;D

Great to hear that your having a good experience at SS! Being as you joined in July you don't actually have anything that even remotely qualifies as 'older stuff'. For me that's my new stuff. It takes at least 6 months for images to properly establish themselves in the sort order. My 'older stuff', as far as I'm concerned, is from 2004/5, but they still contribute on a daily basis. Good luck with it!

OM

« Reply #104 on: October 16, 2012, 07:20 »
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I'm new to SS (July '12) but it's already motivating me to create more stock for them! Initial submission........all 10 accepted. Following submission of 30......all accepted. Following 20+.........95% accepted and rejections for acceptable reasons. Following submission...90% accepted and the last submission only 50% accepted......of which, 50% of the rejections I can see their point (sort of).......but I'll know better for the next submission.
Just over 100 images since the last acceptance 7 days ago and my month total is already $50+. ;D
New stuff sells. Older stuff keeps on selling and although the majority of sales are subs there's sufficient ODD's and SOD's to keep me happy..........even an EL in the first 50 days! Yes sirree, SS is motorin' 4 me. Think that means I luv 'em right now!  ;D

Great to hear that your having a good experience at SS! Being as you joined in July you don't actually have anything that even remotely qualifies as 'older stuff'. For me that's my new stuff. It takes at least 6 months for images to properly establish themselves in the sort order. My 'older stuff', as far as I'm concerned, is from 2004/5, but they still contribute on a daily basis. Good luck with it!

Thanks. I didn't really mean 'old', of course. It's just that I have regular sales of images from my initial submission whilst getting regular sales from the 'latest' images. For me the SS-model appears to work as newbie and only time will tell whether my sellers of today will have longevity.

« Reply #105 on: October 16, 2012, 07:34 »
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I'm new to SS (July '12) but it's already motivating me to create more stock for them! Initial submission........all 10 accepted. Following submission of 30......all accepted. Following 20+.........95% accepted and rejections for acceptable reasons. Following submission...90% accepted and the last submission only 50% accepted......of which, 50% of the rejections I can see their point (sort of).......but I'll know better for the next submission.
Just over 100 images since the last acceptance 7 days ago and my month total is already $50+. ;D
New stuff sells. Older stuff keeps on selling and although the majority of sales are subs there's sufficient ODD's and SOD's to keep me happy..........even an EL in the first 50 days! Yes sirree, SS is motorin' 4 me. Think that means I luv 'em right now!  ;D

Nice to hear from someone that doesnt complain about rejections, makes a change here. :)


 

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