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« on: July 22, 2007, 06:57 »
After some consideration, I have decided to say 'No' to Snapvillage.

It seems to me that the deal they are offering is poor.  There is a shortage of 'serious' microstock photographers, and to come into the market with no product, no customers and offer 30% commission is just not good enough.

Other 'newer' agencies like StockXpert are paying 50% and have spent a lot of time, effort and money over the last couple of years trying to establish a customer base and a reputation.  StockXpert in particular is making good progress.

If I now accept a 30% proposal from SV, before they have any customers and before they have shown any progress at all, well that would be like slapping StockXpert in the face.  I am not prepared to do that.

It would be different if they had  a million buying customers.  It would be different if they were like IS and could demonstrate sales volumes much higher than anyone else.  But I am afraid none of these apply.

No.  I hope SV will be successful.  But to achieve that they have to have quality product to sell.  And I'm afraid my product is worth more than they are offering.

« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 15:06 »
Have you tried Albumo?  They are paying photographers to upload and are promising a big advertising campaign to attract buyers.  Easy to upload to and growing fast, they could be in the top 5 sites very quickly.

My affilaite link :)
« Last Edit: July 22, 2007, 15:09 by sharpshot »

« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007, 06:41 »
I have reserved my name and uploaded 1 photo to SV.

I am  now aiting to see what they will be offering.  Currenlty no incentive to join, in fact with no FTP and no IPTC, there is actually a disincentive.

« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007, 06:58 »
Ooo, there's a thought, reserving my name on there, hadn't thought of that for any of the sites to be honest.. 

« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007, 07:25 »
Have done the same: reserved my name and uploaded one image and then I went over to albumo and uploaded my whole portfolio there  ;) SY

« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007, 23:09 »
One of my coworkers refuses to use Albumo because on their main page they use "then" rather than "than" in a particular phrase - so, according to them, they're con artists.  LOL! 

« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 11:21 »
I uploaded early, so my image had a chance to get snappy ;) But now I wait until sales start..


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