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May 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm #11349
Thanks, Jo Ann. That’s what I was thinking of doing. But I think Leo has an email list of all Symbiostockers? Not sure he wants to use the list for such a purpose.
I figured everyone here knew about it. Dollar Photo Club was quietly introduced by Fotolia in January, and my understanding is that they automatically mirrored all Fotolia images to that site. They offer 10 images for $10…trying to undercut other agencies. Many of us are boycotting and opting out to stop the race to the bottom. We’ve removed more than 25% of the library so far. To opt out:
Go to your Fotolia Contributor page.
Under My Account, select My Profile (https://us.fotolia.com/Member/Modify).
Select Contributor Parameters (https://us.fotolia.com/Member/Modify/Contributor).
Find Sell my files on DPC and click Modify.
Then check that where you ticked actually says, “do not share on DPC”. It’s one of those sneaky buttons that if you press it again it will revert to share. After clicking Modify you need to “Save parameters” at the bottom of the page. Otherwise the changes will not stick.
Boycott website: http://boycottfotolia.org
I’ve also been replying to buyers’ twitter posts about Dollar Photo Club and suggesting other sites instead (including Symbiostock). I’ve gotten some nice feedback, but also some negative feedback about links that don’t work on Symbiostock.info. That might be something worth looking into and fixing.May 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm #2249May 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm #11319
Hmmmm. But one of the most popular strawberry images on Offset was supplied by Westend61:May 24, 2014 at 12:27 am #11325
I doubt he’s a real person, judging from the fake-ish sounding name and the use of a stock photo for his profile pic.May 17, 2014 at 12:37 am #2242
Congrats! Beautiful images.May 9, 2014 at 5:46 pm #2239
Did you realize we’re now over 280,000 images? And 185 sites? It’s nice to see the numbers keep moving up…
Slightly off topic, I was thinking about some way to cheaply say “thanks” to buyers and decided that I’d put together a small file with a thank you message and some isolated images that might be broadly useful. The file is 1000 pixels square, so the individual items are very small, but I referred to it as the equivalent to the mint on the pillow (or those candy dishes some restaurants have as you exit). I figured that it might be a nice small touch for each customer’s first purchase (and so far each one has been a new customer; I’ll worry about repeats when I have some :))
Nice idea. I bet customers will love you and come back to purchase again.May 9, 2014 at 2:21 am #2235May 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm #11039
Welcome! So far it’s looking great. I always recommend adding a slideshow to show off your best images. 😀May 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm #11025
Welcome! Best of luck with your site!May 2, 2014 at 7:51 pm #2215May 1, 2014 at 2:35 am #10843
I actually suggested a kickstarter thing when I first got here but was met with mucho hostility…and someone pointed out you can’t use it for websites? Anyway, if you could use it, I think it might be a way to raise funds for development and marketing.
Right now, how about a heartfelt email to all Symbiostockers requesting donations to move the project forward and for all the work Leo et al have done? We could come up with a suggested donation amount. Maybe even offer a free Symbiostock logo t-shirt or something to a winner chosen at random. The donate button’s already there. Could be a quick stopgap measure.April 30, 2014 at 6:12 pm #10849
I absolutely agree the developer(s) need to be compensated for their work.
However, how would you get people to pay? I ask because some people here have volunteered to do a lot of work…even if that work was “just” being helpful on the forums when other people ran into issues—and my fear is that those same people will now agree to pay to keep the momentum going, while the large majority of people who didn’t help much (not that they were required to) will refuse to pay or just drop out.
It could backfire and lead to a mass exodus.
We could make paying voluntary, but I can name in my head who would volunteer…the same good and helpful folks who’ve been volunteering all along.
I’m not knocking the idea, because as I said I think the developer(s) should be paid. Just raising questions.April 30, 2014 at 3:24 pm #2209
And I got a sale this morning. New customer, must not have had registration issues.April 29, 2014 at 4:19 pm #8188
Yay! Congrats!April 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm #2199
Congrats! i had a couple of sales in the past week too, though much smaller amounts. 🙂