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forum => International forum for English speakers => Illustration => Тема начата: Edgar от Март 04, 2008, 02:45:57 am

Название: Do I find here exclusive on Istockphoto vector designer?
Отправлено: Edgar от Март 04, 2008, 02:45:57 am
I have question - Is that good business? More sales, better position in searching results??

thank you for answers girls and boys. :)
Название: Re: Do I find here exclusive on Istockphoto vector designer?
Отправлено: dolgachov от Март 04, 2008, 12:17:09 pm
you never know how will it work for you before you'll give it a try, believe me.

if istock gives you more than 60% of monthly microstock income now - try it.
Название: Re: Do I find here exclusive on Istockphoto vector designer?
Отправлено: Edgar от Март 04, 2008, 02:11:57 pm
So why you are not exclusive? (If can I ask)
What is the reason?

I alwayce wanted to ask about it some microstock celebrity :D

Название: Re: Do I find here exclusive on Istockphoto vector designer?
Отправлено: dolgachov от Март 04, 2008, 02:24:21 pm
1. - istock doesn't accept ALL of my works and as an artist i want all of my works be available to public. i want each and every of my picture to be available at least somewhere.

2. - istock doesn't generate more than 50% of my sales. going exclusive would give me less money than i have.

3. - diversification is smart. one month stock sells good, other month it's fotolia then it's shutterstock.

but number 1 is enough for me anyway. i would only go exclusive anywhere if i would be granted the fact EVERYTHING i produce will be accepted for sale.
Название: Re: Do I find here exclusive on Istockphoto vector designer?
Отправлено: Edgar от Март 04, 2008, 02:30:51 pm
thank you Lev

I thout that your every photo is accepted on IS :D

I think you have right - specially with diversification.

Best Regards :)
Название: Re: Do I find here exclusive on Istockphoto vector designer?
Отправлено: DanPadavona от Март 04, 2008, 04:28:55 pm
AndresR reported on another forum that Fotolia has been his #1 earner 2 months in a row.  My data sample is much smaller, but Shutterstock passed iStock in earnings in January and February. 

I like iStock despite the miserably low commission.  But they represent only 25% of my earnings these days, so I would not consider exclusivity.  Also, microstock is so young.  Who knows what new major players will emerge this year or next, or who might flame out.
Название: Re: Do I find here exclusive on Istockphoto vector designer?
Отправлено: dolgachov от Март 04, 2008, 05:35:52 pm
i have a feeling Fotolia will be my #1 soon too. after reaching emerald level there i doubled prices for my entire portfolio there and it doesn't affect sales ammount at all. i just started to earn twice more. just like this.  :headbang:
Название: Re: Do I find here exclusive on Istockphoto vector designer?
Отправлено: Edgar от Март 04, 2008, 06:09:09 pm
Fotolia is not friendly for vectors - only SVG files and only to 1 MB

Its not good for designers - no layers, flattened artwork, only simply shapes.

For example - this icon set is possible on Fotolia only as jpg. :(

Nobody want jpg - designers want to change background, and edit files, etc.

Название: Re: Do I find here exclusive on Istockphoto vector designer?
Отправлено: dolgachov от Март 04, 2008, 06:16:00 pm
that's why we talked about diversification ;]