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This was published on Aug 31, 2010

7 Comments

Thanks Jacob.

I’m a very satisfied Site5 user. Would definitely recommend. Much appreciate the list here. The only thing I can’t deal with it places like iStock and others that use the “credits” system which I consider to be a blatant and unfair cash grab.

Of course they need to make money, but you can almost never get the most out your credits. I don’t consider it to be fair so I don’t do business with these places, and urge others not to, as well.

Between them and “Template Clubs” I don’t know which one is worse…

Jacob Gube Aug 31 2010

@John G: I used Site5 even before Six Revisions. The service — in my opinion — has been unbeatable when you consider their price point. A lot of my existing and prior clients are still on Site5.

I think credits versus subscriptions really depends on how often you will be using stock. I know someone who switched to the credit model simply because their company didn’t download enough stock per month to merit a subscription fee. It’s working out great so far, but the problem is that if in one month, they need a lot of stock, then they’ll obviously have to pay a lot more.

@Jacob. I do see what you’re saying. It must work out for many people, because it’s obviously a very popular and successful business model.

I’ve just never come across one of these systems yet where it really seems like I’m getting my money’s worth.

There’s always that little bit of unused credit left over that you can’t do anything with, unless you buy more credit -but you can’t just buy just any amount, it has to be in certain blocks, all of which are designed to leave you with unusable left over credit, that then EXPIRES in a year.

That’s why I usually just move on when I come across credits systems. Problem is, it’s getting more and more difficult to avoid…

Sam Kong Aug 31 2010

Thanks Jacob.

Jacob Gube Aug 31 2010

@Sam Kong: You’re welcome Sam.

@John G: Yeah, it’s tough, but I do still think the credits option is great for many people. Me for example, I might buy a few credits from Bigstock, a few from Shutterstock, and a few from Thinkstock to keep the variety flexible.

Another good idea, when it comes to credits, is to buy them only when you get billable projects that require X number of stock. So, say, you’re negotiating this mega-huge project and the specs is looking like they’ll need stock images, you quote with the price of the stock credits in mind. I think for a lot of situations, credits will be more cost-effective than subscription-based, but in others it’s vice-versa. Subscription-based are going to be more cost-effective to, for example, publishers (e.g. book companies, magazines, web publishers, etc.) since they know they’ll need a lot of stock per month.

CorelDraw fanatic Sep 01 2010

gratz Jacob on having these advertisers :) … have to admit – i don’t use any of their services :/

keep sharing!
tx from the UK

Some great sponsors in here, and without them a lot of valuable content and resources would not be shared keep up the great work

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