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Exclusivity Question

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Jormonago
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Message posted at 07/11/2013, 12:38:48 PM by Jormonago
If I apply to be an exclusive Dreamstime contributor is this a permanent contract or if I change my mind at some point in the future can I go back to being a non-exclusive contributor?
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Message posted at 07/11/2013, 12:42:49 PM by Robinstockphotos
You should read in the terms and conditions.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click Terms of Use. Everything in there.
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Jormonago
79 posts
Message posted at 07/11/2013, 12:46:51 PM by Jormonago
Perfect, found it. Thanks!
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Alvera
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Message posted at 07/12/2013, 01:23:07 AM by Alvera
http://www.dreamstime.com/terms
and go to the last line, Contributors rights & obligations - non-exclusivity and exclusivity.

"an Exclusive Contributor may terminate their status as an Exclusive Contributor with thirty (30) days prior written notice to Dreamstime.com. If an Exclusive Contributor terminates this Agreement prior to the passage of six (6) months, Dreamstime.com reserves the right to recover all commission payments made to the Exclusive Contributor prior to the termination of Exclusive Contributor status. These payments include the upload bonus received after each accepted submission and the extra Revenue Share earned by exclusive contributors."
Nikon. 4x4 car for wildlife adventures. Inkscape for vectors...

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Suyerry
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Message posted at 07/12/2013, 10:20:02 AM by Suyerry
Has anyone here ever dropped their exclusivity? and if so, what happened?
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Komar
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Message posted at 07/13/2013, 00:49:02 AM by Komar

Originally posted by Suyerry:
Quoted Message: Has anyone here ever dropped their exclusivity? and if so, what happened?

Historically on the rare occasions that it's happened, mass demonstrations and civil disorder takes place in the contributor's country of residence. Please be very careful. ;-)


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Alvera
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Message posted at 07/13/2013, 05:23:39 AM by Alvera

Originally posted by Komar:
Quoted Message: Historically on the rare occasions that it`s happened, mass demonstrations and civil disorder takes place in the contributor`s country of residence. Please be very careful. ;-)


Not in my kingdom. :)) All exclusives are free to become non-exclusive every night. The only rule is not to date with exclusives. :)
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Lfmpereira
347 posts
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Message posted at 07/13/2013, 10:07:58 AM by Lfmpereira
Once upon a time, i was exclusive. Not anymore, and no riots or civil disorder happened here. :)

I would recomend thinking thoroughly if being exclusive is REALLY what you want. If so, go ahead. Keep in mind that DT is a very good site, and it has a very good comunity. But it's not the one site that sells more. So, if you dont have time to keep uploading in many more sites, go exclusive. If you have the time, keep your options open.

It's up to you.
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Alvera
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Message posted at 07/13/2013, 18:41:27 PM by Alvera
The man asked if he can change his mind...
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Lfmpereira
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Message posted at 07/14/2013, 17:13:37 PM by Lfmpereira
As a matter of fact, she asked. It's a she. If not, it is a very pretty man, and i present my apologies.
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Murdock2013
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Message posted at 07/14/2013, 17:56:47 PM by Murdock2013
Just a matter of interest Lfmpereira, what were your stats like once you left Exclusivity? How badly did it affect your image positions etc.. I can imagine you took a dip in revenue for a while until your new uploads on other sites were visible on the search engines.


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Alvera
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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 00:17:36 AM by Alvera
The image position is affected only by the exclusivity/non-exclusivity flag? I remember a reply from an admin, he said that it is also some kind of rotation, today mine photo is on first pages, next day yours and so on. Hope I remember good...
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Alvera
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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 00:19:18 AM by Alvera

Originally posted by Lfmpereira:
Quoted Message: As a matter of fact, she asked. It`s a she. If not, it is a very pretty man, and i present my apologies.


Sorry, my big, big, big mistake! :-)
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Miraclemoments
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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 01:11:04 AM by Miraclemoments
The main this is T I M E. Some of us have the luxury of extra time to upload and keyword to other sites. I wish I had that time but have decided to stick around as exclusive for know. That way I maximise from my sales, uploads and exposure all at once. Obviously exposure would be better on multiple sites but hey....oh shucks...gotta go...time is up ;-)
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Lfmpereira
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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 02:17:53 AM by Lfmpereira

Originally posted by Alvera:
Quoted Message: Sorry, my big, big, big mistake! :-)


;)
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Lfmpereira
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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 02:22:07 AM by Lfmpereira

Originally posted by Murdock2013:
Quoted Message: Just a matter of interest Lfmpereira, what were your stats like once you left Exclusivity? How badly did it affect your image positions etc.. I can imagine you took a dip in revenue for a while until your new uploads on other sites were visible on the search engines.


Well, first of all, i'm a small fish (very small) in this stock image business, but when i was exclusive i used to sell one image each three days, and i used to make 8 to 15 bucks.

Since i left exclusivity, i started selling something between 40 to 80 images per month, and i make a little more money. It's not enough to become rich or even pay rent, but i prefer it like this.

Good luck to you.
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Murdock2013
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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 06:15:00 AM by Murdock2013
Glad its worked out for you Lfmpereira, and thanks for the info.


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Alvera
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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 06:25:28 AM by Alvera

Originally posted by Lfmpereira:
Quoted Message: Since i left exclusivity, i started selling something between 40 to 80 images per month, and i make a little more money. It`s not enough to become rich or even pay rent, but i prefer it like this.Good luck to you.


Confused, 40 80 only here on Dt or total?

Original question still without answer, it seems nobody survive to tell us if coming back to exclusivity is possible :-)
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Murdock2013
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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 06:52:07 AM by Murdock2013
I can see Contributors going with several sites when they have only a couple of hundred images in their port, but Someone like yourself Alvera with nearly a couple of thousand in your portfolio that would be a full time job to transfer all your images.. I have read from so many people that it would only be worthwhile using multiple sites once you have a large port but I just could not imagine the amount of work this would involve. I went exclusive here several months ago once I reached the 50 images required but I do often wonder if I have done the right thing as sales are so erratic. It is like putting all your eggs in one basket!


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Lfmpereira
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Message posted at 07/15/2013, 07:15:24 AM by Lfmpereira

Originally posted by Alvera:
Quoted Message: Confused, 40 80 only here on Dt or total?Original question still without answer, it seems nobody survive to tell us if coming back to exclusivity is possible :-)


Total, in all sites. Theres is one site that sells a lot (i cannot put it here for obvious reasons). Here at DT i only sell 4 or 5 each month, at best.
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