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A choice finally made

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rosta
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:21PM
I first joined the microstock world years ago. istock was the first company to accept me. Over the years my portfolio on istock grew very slowly, and is still very small while on others it grew and grew. Yet over those same years my small number of istock images gave me financial returns far exceeded the other sites. So after much thought I made the choice.

I am now an istock exclusive.

(Edited on 2012-11-14 16:21:29 by rosta)
MikeCherim
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:36PM
Congratulations.
AlbertoSimonetti
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:37PM

Congratulations!


I did exactly the same a few months ago and did notice a change. The first, more insubstantial, was a sense of finally belonging here. The second, tangible and measurable, was a welcome boost to my earnings. And I don't even shoot commercial stuff, specializing instead in mountain landscapes which are notoriously more difficult to sell. So I'm pretty confident you won't regret it.
vkbhat
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:45PM
Congratulations. I think it is a very good decision especially if all the site related bugs are fixed and site returns to normalcy.
jonathansloane
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:47PM
Congratulations!    Woo Yays!
rosta
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:58PM
Thanks all, i know that there are some nay sayers out there and i do appreciate their point of view and advice I've seen given to others (both on and off this forum) but the choice seems the right one for me.

(Edited on 2012-11-14 18:25:28 by rosta)
sjlocke
Member is a Black Diamond contributor and has more than 200,000 Photo downloadsMember is a Gold contributor and has 5,000 - 12,499 Video downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 125 - 1,249 Audio downloadsMember is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:34PM

Posted By jonathansloane:
Congratulations!    Woo Yays!


There you go.
mlwinphotoCLOSED
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:40PM
Congrats.  I did the same 4 months ago and have seen a big jump in downloads and income.....no comparison to any other microstock I have been with.
Daxus
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:21PM

Welcome to the Dark Side........LOL


 
becon
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 125 Audio downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto VideographerExclusive iStockphoto Audio Artist
Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:18AM
Welcome!
yogysic
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Illustration downloadsExclusive iStockphoto Illustrator
Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:13AM
Welcome to the club
shylendrahoode
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:46AM
Congrats....i joined on feb 2012....i received my first payout..last month...,i learned lot of technique....thanks istock

(Edited on 2012-11-15 07:47:08 by shylendrahoode)

(Edited on 2012-11-15 07:48:16 by shylendrahoode)
pawel.gaul
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:24AM
Congrats, tell us what helped you make this decision. 
vuk8691
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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:20PM
Bad time to be exclusive!
Willowpix
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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:41PM

No, actually it's not a bad time to be exclusive. Just depends on a whole variety of a whole bunch of things. And if I'm not mistaken, every single contributor/portfolio here is different, so some might actually be okay. And please don't go there about who has been here how long and who has how many whatever and woulda/coulda/shoulda and all. That stuff has gotten very tired.


Congrats to OP!
phototropic
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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:07PM
Many congratulations and I wish you every success...
vuk8691
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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:32PM
Ok, good luck!
KolaczanCLOSED
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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:46PM

Congrats, let us know how it works out (i.e. update us on how your numbers look in a few months).


 
mlwinphotoCLOSED
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:05PM
Posted By Willowpix:

No, actually it's not a bad time to be exclusive. Just depends on a whole variety of a whole bunch of things. And if I'm not mistaken, every single contributor/portfolio here is different, so some might actually be okay. And please don't go there about who has been here how long and who has how many whatever and woulda/coulda/shoulda and all. That stuff has gotten very tired.


Congrats to OP! smile

Agreed.
rosta
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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:35PM
Posted By pawel.gaul:
Congrats, tell us what helped you make this decision.



Okay, as anyone can tell my porfolio here is, at the moment, tiny. Last year I decided that if I was going to stay in microstock at all I needed to become more active. I uploaded lots of images to agencies that I had joined but never really uploaded to. I also took down my zero sale images from sites that I had much larger ports on and uploaded new stuff everywhere. I have to admit that istock was among the pickiest, thus my slower growth here.



But during the last twelve months while I was doing all this I found myself spending more time sending images to the macros for RM and doing work for hire. So on my 12 month anniversary of deciding to become more active i tallied my records, all kept on spreadsheets, and realized that the payouts from istock still far outnumbered any of the others. So i figured that since neither I nor my images were suited for the multi-site, keeping grinding them out weekly buisness model it would benefit me more to concentrate on istock as my microstock site and enjoy the benefits of being exclusive.



I do understand the concerns people have expressed about the wisdom of anyone going exclusive at this point. But have decided that for me, it will be worth the risk.



(Edited on 2012-11-15 16:50:23 by rosta)

(Edited on 2012-11-15 17:44:03 by rosta)
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