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« on: February 11, 2014, 08:42 »
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Designed for photographers with smaller portfolios or who want to test Symbiostock without investing a lot of time and effort, we're launching a special service. Leave the web design to the web designer.  Focus on your real work creating images. When you sign up, we'll install your basic website, using customized names, logos and descriptions that you provide.  All you need to do is upload and process images.

We provide:

  • -- Wordpress installation with Symbiostock database
    -- all hosting costs
    -- basic Symbiostock website, ready for uploading your images
    -- basic set of configurable categories
    -- author information setup
    -- inclusion in the 2 global search networks
    -- membership in the Co-op search
    -- network integration and inclusion
    -- basic home page setup
    -- 30 days email and website support for uploaing, processing and editing your images.
    -- detailed monthly financial reports
    -- special access to all features on http://symbiostock-search.com for 1 year (A $10 value)
Cost: $25

You, of course, retain all copyrights to these images, and you are responsible for any required model and property releases.

Royalties are paid on the following scale:
  • 1-50 images    70% royalty paid
  • 51 - 250 images    75% "
  • 250+ images   80% "

Please note: this is a basic installation with default prices, license and categories.  All these are changeable by you, or we can assist for a small consuting charge.

If interested or to ask additional questions, contact steve@cascoly.com

http://cascoly-images.com


« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 10:07 »
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will this offer all or a combination of  editorial, rf and rm licenses?
seo individualized or will seo be looked after as an entire site?

the cost is a one-time fee of $25?  Is that correct?

Interesting proposal, just need some details

Just posting here so that you dont have to answer the same questions a hundred times

« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 10:15 »
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who determines the prices?
What licence?
What contributors agreement is there?.

Else an interesting offer and not expensive, if its all included: Host, software etc.

« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 10:39 »
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Sounds like a good idea...photographers just basically want to shoot, not build websites.


Is there any real, hard data available on how the networking aspect is working out, as far as increasing sales? Why have the whole networking thing included on a site when other wordpress themes may work just as well, as far as sales go?


Edit...just asking.  :)

« Last Edit: February 11, 2014, 11:24 by cathyslife stockphotos.com »

Uncle Pete

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 10:49 »
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stocked

« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 11:37 »
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Great move Steve! Thumbs up!

ShazamImages

  • ShazamImages.com
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 13:38 »
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Just wondering...

Will each artist have a separate WP installation / database?  If so, then how will the URLs work?

Or will it be one WP installation / database / URL for all artists?

« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 20:24 »
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Will you accept transparent PNGs?

ETA: Oh wait, these are separate websites?

ETA2: So who handles the payment and customer support stuff?
« Last Edit: February 11, 2014, 21:35 by Ava Glass »

« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 13:04 »
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will this offer all or a combination of  editorial, rf and rm licenses?
seo individualized or will seo be looked after as an entire site?

the cost is a one-time fee of $25?  Is that correct?

Interesting proposal, just need some details

Just posting here so that you dont have to answer the same questions a hundred times
my basic goal here is to increase the size, variety & visibility of symbiostock, so i'm trying to keep things as simple as possible -- i'm open to any questions or suggestions.

the $25 one time fee is to partially offset my costs in setting these sites up

each site will be a basic but completely functional, independent site.  artists won't have to do anything but load & edit images.  there will be default prices & a default RF license.  that can be changed by the site owner, but part of the basic idea is to provide a service for people who don't want to do that sort of thing.

i'll include the yoast SEO as part of the install, and will be running SEO for the overall site.  all sites will also be included in both symbiostock.info and symbiostock-search.co global searches, etc

« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 13:10 »
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Will you accept transparent PNGs?

ETA: Oh wait, these are separate websites?

ETA2: So who handles the payment and customer support stuff?

these will be separate symbiostock sites, so anything you can do there you will be able to do here.  png's can be uploaded, but I don't have any experience with them

i'll handle payment collection and basic customer support (download problems, etc)

« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 13:19 »
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Just wondering...

Will each artist have a separate WP installation / database?  If so, then how will the URLs work?

Or will it be one WP installation / database / URL for all artists?


originally we'd hope to offer one site with multiple artists, but it's not feasible technically right now.  so each site will have a url http://symbiostock-co-op.com/shazamimages,etc and will have a separate database

« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 15:45 »
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Our 2 payment plans for the Symbiostock co-op are described at
http://symbiostock-network.com/

We also offer an installation service for those who want their own hosted Symbiostock sites
http://cascoly-images.com/pix/symbiostock-installation-service/

BD

« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 14:30 »
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I heard you were offering a discount on the co-op until the end of March? Will this include watermarks on images?

« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2014, 16:37 »
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Vectors too...

I love love this!!!!


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com

« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2014, 17:31 »
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I heard you were offering a discount on the co-op until the end of March? Will this include watermarks on images?

Yes, the discount is on the subscription plan -- $7.50 per month for first 6 months, rather than the usual $15/month

there is a default watermark that appears on all images when you upload them to a symbiostock site (excluding the thumbnail minipics)

« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2014, 17:33 »
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Vectors too...

I love love this!!!!


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com


yes, vectors are included too --

http://cascoly.com/symbio/list.asp?list=72  lists all symbio sites by specialty so you can check out the many vector sites

« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2014, 17:34 »
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Thanks! Cool :)


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com

« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2014, 18:04 »
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Steve they look great, sent my I'm interested email... This is just what I was looking for, :)

BD

« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2014, 21:15 »
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Thanks for the info! I will think about it!  :)

« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2014, 09:39 »
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I've been up n running and Steve has been awesome and so helpful!

I am very happy saved me a lot of time, I've already started uploading :)

I look at symbiostock as insurance against such uncertainty that surrounds us... And getting it going now so it can grow and get established, so when or if others take my good away I can feed myself with a little help from my friends doing the same thing.


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com

« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2014, 10:13 »
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Must a Symbiostock site be in an individuals' name (photographer) or can it be in a company name instead? (mainly for legal / tax handling reasons).

« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2014, 13:06 »
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Must a Symbiostock site be in an individuals' name (photographer) or can it be in a company name instead? (mainly for legal / tax handling reasons).


any name you choose -- a short name for the subdomain, and then any longer name you wish -- see the variety at http://cascoly.com/symbio/list.asp?list=25
« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 13:17 by cascoly »

mlwinphoto

« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2014, 14:32 »
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Must a Symbiostock site be in an individuals' name (photographer) or can it be in a company name instead? (mainly for legal / tax handling reasons).


any name you choose -- a short name for the subdomain, and then any longer name you wish -- see the variety at http://cascoly.com/symbio/list.asp?list=25


Are any of the sites listed co-op sites?  I'd like to see one and how it compares to the 'regular' sites in terms of functionality, etc.

« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2014, 14:48 »
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Must a Symbiostock site be in an individuals' name (photographer) or can it be in a company name instead? (mainly for legal / tax handling reasons).


any name you choose -- a short name for the subdomain, and then any longer name you wish -- see the variety at http://cascoly.com/symbio/list.asp?list=25


they're not listed yet but will be shortly -- they'll have the symbiostock-network.com domain name



Are any of the sites listed co-op sites?  I'd like to see one and how it compares to the 'regular' sites in terms of functionality, etc.


the sites are identical to any other symbiostock site, installed with its own copy of wordpress - each artist has full admin access  if they want to make changes, but the main idea is to supply a base for people who don't want to deal with the website aspects

and, like all symbiostock sites, you can add the professional plugin that gives batch editing, twitter feeds, collections  and other advanced features

« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2014, 15:08 »
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I'm one of those folks and I'm working on uploading my vector artwork I should be done in a bit, couple days or so and I will post.

For now some learning and when it is ready for prime time I love the idea of networking :)


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com


 

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