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« on: September 29, 2011, 09:00 »
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Now ShutterStock has everything its competitors have, subscription, EL, single image, and on demand.

Then what's the use of BigStock?

Why bought BigStock?

What's the strategy?

I'm sorry but I just don't see the future of BigStock.


« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 09:38 »
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I've wondered about that, too. But I don't think it means that BigStock has no future...

rinderart

« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 09:59 »
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Tax Shelter? LOL  I personally preferred the way it was before the sale. Tim and dawn did a good job and always got right back to you with any Problems and sales were double what they are now.

« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 10:02 »
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Tax Shelter? LOL  I personally preferred the way it was before the sale. Tim and dawn did a good job and always got right back to you with any Problems and sales were double what they are now.
 
I prefer BS now, I make more than double what I used to.

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 11:22 »
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I would like to know why too.. or even beeter: Why I need BS if i'm on SS?

I start first on BS and only one month after in SS ( the reason is obvious, only enter SS after second batch of ten..bla bla ).

Not much time ago, I send an emai to SS asking if,  for the people like me ( different portfolio, but still having some common images ), worth keep images on BS, or leave only different ones, etc, and they said something like: SS in one company and BS is other totally independent. Based on that I should kkeep it as is.

Now the true is: I start Oct/Nov.2010 and finally start to have "regular income" from SS and only had 2 sales at BS on same period, the fantastic value of $5.70. 

Personally, since begin, I decide to analyse only after 2 years of work and/or +500files portfolio before start excluding some agency's, but BS is almost on exception list.

 

« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 13:03 »
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They should start exclusive option soon.

« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 13:51 »
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SS didn't buy BigStock with same reasons like it was case with Jupiter and StockXpert... In fact, Getty had bought part of the market with Jupiter and StockXpert buyers...
Probably SS want to have BigStock as a test site for PPD and other similar ways in microstock business... I think it is a main reason why they haven't yet switched buyers from BigStock to SS...

« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 14:00 »
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I don't mind them keeping Bigstock open.  Closing Stockxpert was a disaster for me, my earnings have never fully recovered.  Bigstock wouldn't be as big a loss but if some of the buyers switched to Thinkstock or sites I'm not using, that would be a loss of earnings.

SS probably keep it open because they think it makes them more money than closing it.  I just hope SS buys a few more sites and not Getty.

« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 20:59 »
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I don't mind them keeping Bigstock open.  Closing Stockxpert was a disaster for me, my earnings have never fully recovered.  Bigstock wouldn't be as big a loss but if some of the buyers switched to Thinkstock or sites I'm not using, that would be a loss of earnings.

SS probably keep it open because they think it makes them more money than closing it.  I just hope SS buys a few more sites and not Getty.

I think you are right and market share to.

« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 21:13 »
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Maybe the owners were looking to sell and SS figured if they didn't buy it, Getty would. If that is the case, thank you SS.

« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2011, 00:35 »
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I prefer BigStock - no subs!

lagereek

« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2011, 00:53 »
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I prefer it now, after the bridge program, I make 4 times the amount, AND, its run exellent by its Admin.


 

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