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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2011, 16:46 »
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*snip* They ran out of money for hte dash for cash program halfway through and just started rejecting about half the stuff, If you got in in the beginning 90% was getting accepted if you got in after they ran out of money you got about 50% or more rejection, I spent so many hours getting stuff ready for veer only to have most of that time be wasted, people have since been uploading the rejected dash for cash files only to have them all accepted. I really felt scammed, they knew they could get those images for free after the promotion as most people just re-uploaded them.
With all respect, i dont believe thats true.
Apart from 2 exceptions i didnt have anything rejected with the DFC program, and mine were all inspected pretty late in the game...reading the threads about it back then the majority of submitters seemed pretty satisfied with the acception rate. They also payed prompt and correct as promised.


« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2011, 17:46 »
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Not true...they did not pay prompt they didn't even have images reviewed until over a month later than they initially promised in their advertisement, with the excuse that they got more uploads then they expected, so rather than hire more reviewers to meet their advertised deadline they just decided to go back on their word and make everyone wait for an extra month to get paid. I know this is old news and most people simply forget these things but for some reason when a company says they are going to do something and then doesn't it always sticks in my mind as a big red flag of the way they do business, I knew from day one when they did the automatic file transfers from the other site in the beginning and screwed up the descriptions and keywords and said they would fix them all within the month, to this day I have files with no descriptions and many keywords never transferred over. A year later they have not been fixed. There is still no way to go back and edit once things are uploaded (standard at every other site) the ability to go back and edit is a necessity if those errors are ever to be corrected, I am not earning any sales on the images with messed up keywords. I do really wish they get it together I want to see the site succeed as there is a lot of potential there, but so many things need to be fixed....if the buyer side is as hard to navigate as the contributor side that explains why they are all the way down at number seven in earnings ratings on the right. that is an average of only $10 a month I believe form the way the polls are done here. 

« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2011, 18:34 »
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We clearly had different experiences so lets agree to disagree :)
Veer has always been very correct with me, in their acceptances, swift helpdesk communications and good communication here, in their payments etc etc..
Maybe i just got lucky but i was payed when they promised they'd pay... didnt have to wait the extra month (but you're right, i know others did) and also didnt have to go through the transfer from another site so maybe that saved me a lot of trouble too.
If now they just could provide that opt-out for the partner program, i'd hate having to let them go because of it.

« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2011, 19:53 »
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Sure Veer had some issues with the DFC - it took longer than they said it would for reviews - it took 2 extra months for me to get paid because I was late in getting all the images reviewed and then there was a paypal issue. Still, they fixed it and I did get paid. I am satisfied w/ the acceptance ratio - it was similar to other sites. Sure I'd love to see sales go up more, and I have a few messed up keywords I'd have fixed if I could, but all in all I have no major complaints, and the DFC gives them a pretty big cushion in my mind to get their sales up to full speed.

« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2011, 02:59 »
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I had never tried Veer and decided to put up some images. I put up 260 , 230 got in. It took some long I lost interest in putting up more of my portfolio. I put up ok sellers but the at Veer next to no views and no sales. Is the customer base low? DO new contributors' images get put low in best match to a slow death?


If you have no views at all, maybe you have the same problem I had, see here:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/veer-marketplace/1st-10-rejected-at-veer/msg140132/#msg140132

« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2011, 11:54 »
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are accpetances times long at Veer?  (at least at the moment).  I've been waiting 2 weeks for my first 10 images and application to be reviewed so not sure if that is long or not.  But once I'm in can I expect this long before images are reviewed and added to my port as well?

lisafx

« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2011, 12:02 »
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Acceptance times were pretty long for awhile.  After initial approval my next batches took over a month to be approved.  Approval time seems to be down to 1-2 weeks now, though.  But with the 50/week limit, there is no getting your portfolio on there fast. 

Good news is that with 650 images now, I am starting to see some sales beginning to trickle in. 

Still kicking myself for having over 1k accepted images removed when I was planning to go exclusive at Istock. 

« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2011, 12:19 »
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I'm fairly excited about Veer because they actually seem to have a different client base. One that doesn't mind spending money and buying extended licenses. Everybody loves those buyers.  ;D That, and the Dash for Cash was pretty nice.

I was disappointed in their recent shift in vector upload policy and making raster versions though. I had plans of uploading a lot more, but they really put a halt to that because I have to reformat all my jpegs. Hopefully, they can fix it, but I've gone back to wait and see mode in the meantime.

« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2011, 12:27 »
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I'm fairly excited about Veer because they actually seem to have a different client base. One that doesn't mind spending money and buying extended licenses. Everybody loves those buyers.  ;D That, and the Dash for Cash was pretty nice.

I was disappointed in their recent shift in vector upload policy and making raster versions though. I had plans of uploading a lot more, but they really put a halt to that because I have to reformat all my jpegs. Hopefully, they can fix it, but I've gone back to wait and see mode in the meantime.

I would agree with that. I haven't had many sales, but there were bigger ones (ELs) when I did have some. I haven't uploaded my whole port yet (they rejected ALL of my major sellers on the other sites because they wanted unique) so I think I have around 400 or so up.

« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2011, 15:35 »
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it got a huge tax 30% on some countries...for US sales.

So for Dash for Cash, i got 30% gone..and it seems the major customers are US..so i got almost 99% sales are US sales..

it is like whenever i make $100, i only got $70.. too bad.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2011, 15:50 »
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it got a huge tax 30% on some countries...for US sales.

So for Dash for Cash, i got 30% gone..and it seems the major customers are US..so i got almost 99% sales are US sales..

it is like whenever i make $100, i only got $70.. too bad.

It's isn't gone forever.  Don't you get most of it returned when you file your taxes?

« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2011, 15:55 »
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i thought my country had no tax-treaty with US..so i had to lose that 30%?
do i have a way to get it back?

the tax deduction is on almost every agency based on US..but on other site, my US sales are not that big percentage..

it got a huge tax 30% on some countries...for US sales.

So for Dash for Cash, i got 30% gone..and it seems the major customers are US..so i got almost 99% sales are US sales..

it is like whenever i make $100, i only got $70.. too bad.

It's isn't gone forever.  Don't you get most of it returned when you file your taxes?

« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2011, 16:47 »
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it got a huge tax 30% on some countries...for US sales.

So for Dash for Cash, i got 30% gone..and it seems the major customers are US..so i got almost 99% sales are US sales..

it is like whenever i make $100, i only got $70.. too bad.

I dont think I understand what this means, but if I'm in the US does it matter to me?

« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2011, 17:23 »
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it got a huge tax 30% on some countries...for US sales.

So for Dash for Cash, i got 30% gone..and it seems the major customers are US..so i got almost 99% sales are US sales..

it is like whenever i make $100, i only got $70.. too bad.

I dont think I understand what this means, but if I'm in the US does it matter to me?

No.

« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2011, 14:55 »
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it got a huge tax 30% on some countries...for US sales.

So for Dash for Cash, i got 30% gone..and it seems the major customers are US..so i got almost 99% sales are US sales..

it is like whenever i make $100, i only got $70.. too bad.

I dont think I understand what this means, but if I'm in the US does it matter to me?

No.

cool thanks.

« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2011, 16:10 »
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I have every month sales there. January was very good because of an EL.

« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2011, 08:06 »
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Veer has been a total waste of my time.  Review times are ridiculously slow, and my images, which have done well on other sites, have almost no views and only a few downloads.  Unless they make some changes, I am done with them.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2011, 10:02 »
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be patient... yes, review times are ridiculouly slow, and sales take time to start, but after a while there are sales... you can't say the same for many other new sites

« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2011, 19:13 »
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Veer has excellent corporate backing and the makings of a quality agency; i do not like their review times but I believe they will become a good seller, maybe not top two but certainly top 6

« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2011, 04:24 »
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Absolutely not lost effort. Although sales are seen seldom, if they appear, however, it is worth it - they appear in batches and ELs are not rare among them.

lagereek

« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2011, 04:38 »
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Veer is far too time wasting for me, I havent got the time to wate a month for reviewing, etc, rather concentrating on agencies that get their ass moving. It all strikes me as a one man band, some poor guy sitting under a lampshade totally swamped in uploads.

« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2011, 04:48 »
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I am satisfied with Veer they end up number 4 sometime number 3 in term of earnings. Return per download is generally the highest I get with quite a lot of EL

« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2011, 01:12 »
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I like Veer.  So far the sell the fewest shots, but for the highest price.  I never had great expectations, but I am pleased, and my expectations are rising.


 

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