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« Reply #75 on: June 08, 2010, 16:47 »
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May earnings have been posted today
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« Reply #76 on: June 08, 2010, 16:53 »
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ahahah I am so nice next to Obama!

« Reply #77 on: June 09, 2010, 03:45 »
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Just a quick question - Can you supply TS directly, is it is just routed through old SPX portfolio and IS pics?

I'm guessing you can't, but it's quite annnoying as StockXpert accepted all my pics, but IS has it's own policies, so new material that would sell on TS can't get past IS quality control.

Any advice,  or just accept that's the way it is?

Oldhand

ap

« Reply #78 on: June 09, 2010, 03:52 »
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Any advice,  or just accept that's the way it is?

your guess is correct. but i do believe there's a third way. it's called stockfresh.  :)

« Reply #79 on: June 09, 2010, 04:29 »
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Many thanks AP, I'll check that out as it's a new one to me.

Oldhand

« Reply #80 on: June 09, 2010, 05:25 »
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Any advice,  or just accept that's the way it is?

Oldhand

My advice would be to not support TS at all. You are undermining SS, FT and DT, who all pay considerably more to contributors for sub sales, and your own future earnings (and those of others too) in the process. As a self-declared 'old hand' I'm surprised you can't see this.

« Reply #81 on: June 09, 2010, 05:33 »
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Any advice,  or just accept that's the way it is?

Oldhand

My advice would be to not support TS at all. You are undermining SS, FT and DT, who all pay considerably more to contributors for sub sales, and your own future earnings (and those of others too) in the process. As a self-declared 'old hand' I'm surprised you can't see this.

+1

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #82 on: June 09, 2010, 06:29 »
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For clarity's sake, lets say $100 (minimum payout level) per month would be "significant".  I have followed the threads closely and don't see many claiming to make anywhere near that on TS.  If anyone is making that much or more at Thinkstock on a regular basis then I hope they will post here and clear up my misconception that TS is only paying pocket change.

I won't post absolute numbers here, but in February ThinkStock sales made 20% percent of my total IS income, in March it was 35% - with a portfolio of approx. 500 of what must be the worst stockphotos ever ;D So if someone with a "good portfolio" would opt their photos in, I'm sure there is significant money to be made - the question remains, of course, about the long term effect on sales on IS and - for non-exclusives - on all other sites...

FYI: April earnings from ThinkStock have started to trickle into my IS account today...

Just curious. How are your IS downloads trending now that you have stuff also on TS?

« Reply #83 on: June 09, 2010, 06:49 »
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Any advice,  or just accept that's the way it is?

Oldhand

My advice would be to not support TS at all. You are undermining SS, FT and DT, who all pay considerably more to contributors for sub sales, and your own future earnings (and those of others too) in the process. As a self-declared 'old hand' I'm surprised you can't see this.

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« Last Edit: June 09, 2010, 09:15 by cclapper »

« Reply #84 on: June 09, 2010, 09:10 »
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Hello, before anyone chips in with +3!

Point taken, undermining, undercutting and bad business.

I should have clarified things a bit. I used StockXpert for illustrations, which paid reasonably. It's not my main forte however, and they weren't sold elsewhere en masse. They were just one outlet for pics of a certain nature.

StockXpert has migrated over a couple of thousand to TS, and fair play. In the great scheme of things it's a bad move for microstock in general, but for me it's an outlet for pics I didn't send elsewhere as it would cause havoc with my rejection rates and be a waste of time.

Alamy asked me onboard at the start with scanned slides of 18mb. I passed as they were competing in the same market. Now they are dominant, and me a humble mortal.

All extra money is good, especially for minimal effort.

Postitive plus points taken however

Oldhand - self declared ageing, but not expert

« Reply #85 on: June 09, 2010, 09:32 »
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^^^ I understand what you're saying but nonetheless it is in all our longer-term interests for TS to fail completely. Every single image you contribute to TS makes it more likely that they will become established, succeed and eventually gain customers from other better-paying agencies.

TS do not do their own reviewing, make payments or otherwise facilitate contributors which means their profitablity (from your images) should be significantly higher. Don't help them to gain a foothold.

« Reply #86 on: June 09, 2010, 10:07 »
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Hey, I logged in StockXpert and open "my images", all my uploaded images are there...  ??? ??? ???

« Reply #87 on: June 09, 2010, 11:29 »
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Hey, I logged in StockXpert and open "my images", all my uploaded images are there...  ??? ??? ???

Did you remove your images and ask support to close your account? If not, then they would still be there. Are you opted in for partner programs on IS? Then your images are on Thinkstock and are facilitated through StockXpert.

I checked my account on StockXpert and I can't even log in (likely I'm blacklisted). But then again I removed my photos and asked the account be closed, so it is expected. And no opt-in to partner programs on IS.

« Reply #88 on: June 09, 2010, 11:49 »
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I checked my account on StockXpert and I can't even log in (likely I'm blacklisted). But then again I removed my photos and asked the account be closed, so it is expected. And no opt-in to partner programs on IS.

Yeah, they don't mess around. Once, you ask to close your account they lock the door and boot you out. On the plus side, they seem very on top of sending any leftover earnings along to your Paypal account from final sales. I think that is a lot more stand up than trying to weasel out the last few nickels and dimes from you on the way out. It's a shame StockXpert is gone. They seemed to have done a lot of things right.

« Reply #89 on: June 09, 2010, 12:04 »
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I checked my account on StockXpert and I can't even log in (likely I'm blacklisted). But then again I removed my photos and asked the account be closed, so it is expected. And no opt-in to partner programs on IS.


Yeah, they don't mess around. Once, you ask to close your account they lock the door and boot you out. On the plus side, they seem very on top of sending any leftover earnings along to your Paypal account from final sales. I think that is a lot more stand up than trying to weasel out the last few nickels and dimes from you on the way out. It's a shame StockXpert is gone. They seemed to have done a lot of things right.


Leftover earnings...yes, you are right, IS did OK by me on that. Some of my images mistakenly went to Thinkstock. They were up for awhile before finally coming down. During that time I guess I sold one or two and IS reported the earnings to me. I guess that's where it came from anyway.

StockXpert gone...they're back! check here http://www.stockfresh.com

« Reply #90 on: June 09, 2010, 13:18 »
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StockXpert gone...they're back! check here http://www.stockfresh.com


You say potato. I say avocado.  ;D

« Reply #91 on: June 09, 2010, 15:17 »
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StockXpert gone...they're back! check here http://www.stockfresh.com


You say potato. I say avocado.  ;D


 :D

« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2010, 16:50 »
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well...my images are finally starting to show up.. but only from StockXpert....
however....    if the keyword spamming isn't addressed soon....  I'm outta there!!  Some to the worst I've ever seen!!!  :)=tom

« Reply #93 on: June 13, 2010, 00:23 »
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Hi all, i have some questions about thinkstock, i had some simple vectors illustrations that with StockXpert so it is with thinkstock now and earning me like $14 a month.. so it means that portfolio will remain there with StockXpert and sell through thinkstock as long as we are around? I can withdrawn from StockXpert and the portfolio will still earn and i am still able to withdrawn if it meet the cash out amount?



If we clicked partner program for image in istock, those images will be sold in thinkstock as 25c too? it is quite strange for an agency to sell same images in istock price and thinkstock price.. or i miss out something?

anyway, i think thinkstock is like those shop that sell everything made in china with same price..they got their own market, but will never get quality images, but it still can happen through istock program, not everyone understand what partner program is.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #94 on: June 13, 2010, 01:11 »
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If we clicked partner program for image in istock, those images will be sold in thinkstock as 25c too? it is quite strange for an agency to sell same images in istock price and thinkstock price.. or i miss out something?

Yes. However strange, that's the way it is. Buyers can have the same pictures with IS credits, IS subscription or TS subscription, at different prices.

Dook

« Reply #95 on: June 13, 2010, 03:24 »
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My IS pictures are not being transfer to TS anymore. Support said they have some technical problems at the moment, but it's been more than a month now. Is it possible that IS doesn't want to send their pictures to TS anymore?

« Reply #96 on: June 13, 2010, 04:07 »
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I can't really understand what kind of strategy istock want to sell same thing in 2 prices.


Personally i had stopped to click the partner program option, i guess contributor may do so if there is some simple vector illustrations or images that you can sell at cheap price.

lisafx

« Reply #97 on: June 13, 2010, 14:42 »
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Is it possible that IS doesn't want to send their pictures to TS anymore?

I think that is a bit too much to hope for.  I doubt this is an example of their coming to their senses. 

There is a lot more precedent for assuming it is just a technical glitch.

Dook

« Reply #98 on: June 13, 2010, 15:58 »
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Yes, I know, I just wished it was true. :(

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #99 on: June 14, 2010, 01:01 »
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I can't really understand what kind of strategy istock want to sell same thing in 2 prices.

That's exactly what most of us - as contributors - are doing by selling pictures at a number of sites, at different prices - and buyers don't seem to care too much

I suppose IS is doing the same: increasing market share


 

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