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« Reply #75 on: June 03, 2010, 12:59 »
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Maybe I'm missing something here but I'm not seeing anything innovative or even unique. The only thing I'm seeing that's fresh is the appearance and cheaper pricing. Everything else doesn't seem different from the other sites.

The differences that make one agency more successful than another can be quite subtle. Some agencies understand what it takes and others simply don't and probably never will. Based on their track records I would put money on Stockfresh being vastly more successful than say Veer.

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« Reply #76 on: June 03, 2010, 13:20 »
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still waiting for initial inspection as well (I joined on June, 1st)

there may be nothing new in this agency but commissions are fair and founders are well known for doing well before, let's give it a try
« Last Edit: June 03, 2010, 13:23 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #77 on: June 03, 2010, 17:06 »
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still waiting for initial inspection as well (I joined on June, 1st)

there may be nothing new in this agency but commissions are fair and founders are well known for doing well before, let's give it a try

100% with your statment!

« Reply #78 on: June 03, 2010, 17:54 »
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Well I was never a member of StockXpert but I'm gonna give SF a try.  Working on uploading the initial 5 images for review (and why it's taking so long for my comp and isp to do that I don't know).

We'll see what happens.

« Reply #79 on: June 04, 2010, 07:29 »
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I think Yuri's 30,000 images are clogging up the reviews. I thought my ap would be accepted instantaneously! :D

« Reply #80 on: June 04, 2010, 07:37 »
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Yes, for a new site, I find it a bit strange that after three days, my five have not yet been inspected.  :o

rubyroo

« Reply #81 on: June 04, 2010, 08:33 »
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Peter put a pertinent post under Lee's article regarding initial delays (see comments section):

http://www.microstockdiaries.com/stockfresh.html
« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 08:36 by rubyroo »

« Reply #82 on: June 04, 2010, 08:50 »
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It's tough nowadays to wade through all the advertising on the blogs, so I generally don't do them. I made an exception this time.

Here is what Peter posted on the blog:

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Theres a huge interest already on the contributor side so I would like to ask for everyones patience. It may take a long time to get approved as we would like to test the waters first. Thank you!

Geez, why didn't he post that on the stockfresh site, where we go to sign up? Not sure what "test the waters" first means. Does that mean that the top photographers get all 50,000+ of their images approved first and are on the market for months before we even get a shot?

I hate being a peon.  ???

lisafx

« Reply #83 on: June 04, 2010, 09:22 »
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Does that mean that the top photographers get all 50,000+ of their images approved first and are on the market for months before we even get a shot?

I hate being a peon.  ???

Thanks for posting the text here, Cathy.  I don't like to have to click links to keep up with discussions here either :)

I doubt the issue is that they are giving some sort of pass to the top guys.  More likely those folks were consulted in the beginning and were part of the site from the planning stages.

I am guessing that the word got out before they are actually ready to begin reviewing submissions.  Notice this was a post on Lee's blog, but there was no general announcement here requesting submissions, and they are familiar with this board.  Maybe those of us who are eager to support them have jumped the gun a little...

« Reply #84 on: June 04, 2010, 10:01 »
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Does that mean that the top photographers get all 50,000+ of their images approved first and are on the market for months before we even get a shot?

I hate being a peon.  ???

Yeah, that's what I said on Lee's blog and twitter as well - that I don't want them to have 15,000 images with sales before I can even get approved.

I did JUST get this on Twitter:

 stockfresh @mattantonino Don't worry, we'll make sure new contributors don't get behind.


In response to the same line of questioning.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 10:23 by mantonino »

« Reply #85 on: June 04, 2010, 10:25 »
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Does that mean that the top photographers get all 50,000+ of their images approved first and are on the market for months before we even get a shot?

I hate being a peon.  ???

Thanks for posting the text here, Cathy.  I don't like to have to click links to keep up with discussions here either :)

I doubt the issue is that they are giving some sort of pass to the top guys.  More likely those folks were consulted in the beginning and were part of the site from the planning stages.

I am guessing that the word got out before they are actually ready to begin reviewing submissions.  Notice this was a post on Lee's blog, but there was no general announcement here requesting submissions, and they are familiar with this board.  Maybe those of us who are eager to support them have jumped the gun a little...


That's what I think also . . . . a new site has to make a lot of noise these days to be seen, just mentioning the fact on a blog won't get it done.

« Reply #86 on: June 04, 2010, 14:40 »
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Tried to enroll yesterday but I never received activation email. Is there a way to resend it?

« Reply #87 on: June 04, 2010, 15:41 »
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I am guessing that the word got out before they are actually ready to begin reviewing submissions.  Notice this was a post on Lee's blog, but there was no general announcement here requesting submissions, and they are familiar with this board.  Maybe those of us who are eager to support them have jumped the gun a little...

I was thinking that if Peter approved an article to appear on Lee's blog, then to me that meant they were ready and open for business. And if Lee, in turn, posted it here, then ditto. Maybe stockfresh underestimated the power of viral marketing.  ;)

lisafx

« Reply #88 on: June 04, 2010, 15:50 »
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Maybe stockfresh underestimated the power of viral marketing.  ;)

I bet you're right :D

« Reply #89 on: June 04, 2010, 16:32 »
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Right . . .  a lot of hungry photographers out there!
« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 17:22 by etienjones »

« Reply #90 on: June 04, 2010, 17:03 »
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Tried to enroll yesterday but I never received activation email. Is there a way to resend it?

I had the same problem.......timed out.

I had to do it all over again but this time  I had an additional browser window open and just hit the refresh button about every minute minute or so while filled out my application.

Submitted application and got the confirmation message.

-Don

« Reply #91 on: June 04, 2010, 19:46 »
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My affiliate application was approved. That's a start!   :D

« Reply #92 on: June 05, 2010, 05:38 »
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My affiliate application was approved. That's a start!   :D
Oh no, we're going to be flooded with (hidden) affiliate links again.  >:(

« Reply #93 on: June 05, 2010, 08:10 »
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My affiliate application was approved. That's a start!   :D
Oh no, we're going to be flooded with (hidden) affiliate links again.  >:(

lolol I read somewhere that there are just buyers affiliate

« Reply #94 on: June 05, 2010, 08:47 »
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My affiliate application was approved. That's a start!   :D

Oh no, we're going to be flooded with (hidden) affiliate links again.  >:(


http://www.stockfresh.com/signupundermynameordieImeanplease

« Reply #95 on: June 05, 2010, 15:31 »
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My affiliate application was approved. That's a start!   :D
Congrats Maria!

« Reply #96 on: June 06, 2010, 18:24 »
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I got this message in my stockfresh inbox:

Dear Dreamframer,

Thank you very much for your interest in selling your work at Stockfresh!

We are very excited that so many of you have faith in our new project. At the moment there are already over 300 pending contributor applications, which is absolutely amazing.

We would like to ask for your patience as we sort through all the applications. It might take a while because we would like to grow our customer and contributor base side by side, and we might not be able to let everyone in immediately.

At the moment we are working on our first marketing campaigns. If all goes well, we can start opening the gates soon. If not, well, we don't even want to think about that! ;)

Once again we would like to thank you for your interest and please don't worry about the delay. We will take care of the application when things start happening!

Best regards,
The Stockfresh Team

« Reply #97 on: June 06, 2010, 22:04 »
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I got this message in my stockfresh inbox:

Dear Dreamframer,

Thank you very much for your interest in selling your work at Stockfresh!

We are very excited that so many of you have faith in our new project. At the moment there are already over 300 pending contributor applications, which is absolutely amazing.

We would like to ask for your patience as we sort through all the applications. It might take a while because we would like to grow our customer and contributor base side by side, and we might not be able to let everyone in immediately.

At the moment we are working on our first marketing campaigns. If all goes well, we can start opening the gates soon. If not, well, we don't even want to think about that! ;)

Once again we would like to thank you for your interest and please don't worry about the delay. We will take care of the application when things start happening!

Best regards,
The Stockfresh Team

Same to me

« Reply #98 on: June 06, 2010, 22:09 »
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It might take a while because we would like to grow our customer and contributor base side by side, and we might not be able to let everyone in immediately.

Translation: We've already got all the really good stuff we want locked in.  We'll get to you when we want to.

helix7

« Reply #99 on: June 07, 2010, 00:48 »
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StockXpert was where I got my start in this business and was my favorite and most often recommended site until the Getty buyout. If the guys can pick up with StockFresh where they left off with StockXpert, I'm in.

I think I'll just wait a while for the start-up dust to settle, though. :) Sounds like there are some issues with signing up and getting accepted.


 

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