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Agency Based Discussion => VideoBlocks => Topic started by: lunfengzhe on September 26, 2017, 21:34

Title: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: lunfengzhe on September 26, 2017, 21:34
Hi guys,

Since the videoblocks change to storyblocks and i saw their submission requirement that photo will be accepted. But i can't find a way to upload jpg file, but only video/animations etc.

Anyone knows how to operate?
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: Boians Cho Joo Young on September 27, 2017, 05:44
The answer I received by email

[Subject: RE: How the Contributor Portal Works]
SEP 25, 2017  |  03:16PM EDT
Brian Muller replied:
Hello Joo Young,

Thanks for your interest in contributing! At the moment, we’re only accepting applications in order to submit images on the Storyblocks marketplace.

If your account is approved for uploading, our team will reach out to notify you and enable your account to upload photos, vectors and illustrations. Please be patient with us as we review your application! Applicants’ portfolios are reviewed individually and this may take a few weeks. However, you can upload video to our video marketplace at any time!

If there is anything I can do to assist, please let me know.
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: unnonimus on September 28, 2017, 07:02
I uploaded thousands of photos many months ago and have had 0 sales. my video sales are very good. my photos sell well on other sites.
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: unnonimus on September 28, 2017, 18:19
I sold my first photo last night and made about $4
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: lunfengzhe on September 29, 2017, 01:20
The answer I received by email

[Subject: RE: How the Contributor Portal Works]
SEP 25, 2017  |  03:16PM EDT
Brian Muller replied:
Hello Joo Young,

Thanks for your interest in contributing! At the moment, we’re only accepting applications in order to submit images on the Storyblocks marketplace.

If your account is approved for uploading, our team will reach out to notify you and enable your account to upload photos, vectors and illustrations. Please be patient with us as we review your application! Applicants’ portfolios are reviewed individually and this may take a few weeks. However, you can upload video to our video marketplace at any time!

If there is anything I can do to assist, please let me know.

Congratulations! Our team has reviewed your image portfolio and we're happy to have you join the Storyblocks Marketplace! Your account will be updated shortly for image uploads and you'll receive some additional information from us about getting started.

then i received the approval.  :D
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: Brightontl on October 09, 2017, 06:12
Is anybody getting any photo sales at Storyblocks?
For me so far a big zero, but I don't have a big photo portfolio
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: TommyBoy on October 09, 2017, 09:02
I don't think anyone will be making many photo sales here unless they change their search to include marketplace images by default.
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: philfreez on October 09, 2017, 09:18
I'm in, but not sales at all
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: Brightontl on October 10, 2017, 10:49
I don't think anyone will be making many photo sales here unless they change their search to include marketplace images by default.
You probably have a good point.
Still it is surprising that nobody is reporting any sales. After all there should be a very limited amount of pics compared to the catalog of other agencies, so more sales per individual artist
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: increasingdifficulty on October 10, 2017, 11:04
After all there should be a very limited amount of pics compared to the catalog of other agencies, so more sales per individual artist

Well, you also need buyers.
Title: Re: can i upload photos to storyblocks right now?
Post by: icemanj on October 10, 2017, 19:16
where did they get these images for the "member library" anyway? is someone making a commission on those or are they just a bunch of assets the company owns themselves?