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Stockfresh email about new curation standards

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Justanotherphotographer:
My experience with envato was that their inspections were/ are absolutely arbitrary. There is no rhyme or reason to what they accept, so you know they will reject a lot of stuff but have no idea what. It means you have no way of curating your portfolio on the site and has the opposite effect of what's intended. You are best off throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks.

Having said this we do need some better curated sites out there. If sf can make this work it is a good move and could differentiate them a bit from the big boys. I will upload to them and see how it goes.

sharpshot:
So many sites have failed with this strategy.  Shame to see Stockfresh not learning the lesson.  I have no idea why they can't make a collection of their best images?  It's so subjective, I'm sure the vast majority of buyers like to make their own minds up, hence SS is doing so well and now other sites are following their strategy.

A smaller collection of images might work in theory but in practice is there a site that has made that work?  Stocksy is different because their images aren't on all the other microstock sites.  Stockfresh don't sell enough to get exclusive images.

Pauws99:

--- Quote from: sharpshot on August 02, 2017, 03:24 ---So many sites have failed with this strategy.  Shame to see Stockfresh not learning the lesson.  I have no idea why they can't make a collection of their best images?  It's so subjective, I'm sure the vast majority of buyers like to make their own minds up, hence SS is doing so well and now other sites are following their strategy.

A smaller collection of images might work in theory but in practice is there a site that has made that work?  Stocksy is different because their images aren't on all the other microstock sites.  Stockfresh don't sell enough to get exclusive images.

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don't midstock and above do that? Difference is though I think they spend a lot more time on curation and the price reflects that. I'm not sure at micro prices how sites can afford to put the work required and then sell at micro prices.

Mir:
It could be a good thing but it depends on the selection criterion. Maybe some solid rules are needed and not a subjective view.

sharpshot:
One of the best of the low earner sites is MostPhotos.  They accept everything.  Alamy do quite well accepting everything that passes basic technical requirements.  DT tried to be more selective with disastrous consequences.  Image Vortex have always been very selective and sell almost nothing.

I do think sites like Stockfresh need a USP but this one doesn't work.  Canva got sales going by trying something a bit different.  I'm sure there's other ways to stand out from the crowd, drastically restricting content is a short cut to failure.

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