This is more of a request / question / petition, to see what others think, with the possibility of our editors/admins input. I have been earning a living for 9 years, on keen.com which is a totally different venue, of "set your own price" for live psychic advice by phone and email.
Several years ago, a few years after Keen started in 2000,
they implemented a bid for top placement option within their site.
At first, it annoyed the advisors. Now, it has become a wonderful tool, to make it possible to step into the business early, late, or to jump back in from breaks, and always earn money around the clock.
Would it be possible, to have a bidvertising section area on dreamstime, similar to keens "featured advisors" section and front page spots?
Hi Gmargittai, I can imagine, the idea would horrify people at first. And then, they would love it! Since Dreamstime has gone for the cut-throat approach, with the "get paid to report bad keywords" tool, I think it should go all the way and join the masses like ebay, google, keen, overture, etc! A small healthy section for promoting contributors choice, would not hurt the rest of the site. It would grant the contributors more control over exposure, and help bring attention to some very ignored images or help raise levels of quality images to the top quicker.
I don't think the buyers would appreciate it. This would distort the searching results. And the sellers... When you do not sell you would blame those "professionals" that crowded themselves in front. This is not a new idea, all the commercial search engines do this (Google Yahoo everybody), putting better paying clients in front of the lesser clients.
James was born December 28, 1922.
He was an Airforce pilot, with a passion for computers for over 30 years. He loved adventure and traveled the world all his life.
This year, in March 2010, he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He will remain in his favorite place for the rest of his days, to ensure he passes away peacefully at home.
Although he is 87 and has remained very active until 2009, his diet was very poor all of his life, but he enjoyed every bite of it, to the fullest.
Recently we've discovered that raw honey cures the H Pylori bacteria that causes stomach cancer.
Despite this tragic news, he lived a long and very happy life.
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