Like all in life, we meet different kind of friends, those that are the friends we know in a moment or an occasion, by coincidence or friends of friends, other kind that we like to meet when it’s about fun & good moments, because we don’t have enough trust to share them more than that (We might call them friends of a drink)!
Some friends are from the heart, those who might drop honest tears of happiness or sadness for us! But never go further for some reason!
But the most important friends are those who are friends of the heart & all the rest! Those who might sacrifice for you or slap you if it’s needed to stop you doing wrong!
Those are the most precious ones that we should listen to them unconditionally & even with a blind trust…
No, I’m not teaching you any new thing maybe, but I’m trying to call your attention to a friend that is in the heart of so many here! A friend whom we knew in years and exchanged the good & weak moments with him!
A friend who always listened to us & we gave our congrats & thumbs down when it’s needed.
Dreamstime is my friend of the heart & all, so I consider myself with a privilege to give my congrats to them or to show my disagreement with them on what we might consider wrong moves! Should I slap you in the face to stop you Dreamstime?! Nah it’s not needed till now! HAHA
But I can assure you that I’m not happy to see you going in the wrong direction!
Yes the wrong direction, that is not in my simple opinion only! But all your friends that are screaming here & there, trying to make you listen!
Yes I know you can hear them in the social networks, message boards, phones, e-mails & blogs!
I won’t miss the occasion of expressing myself this time as many did because I’m your true friend if you don’t know or remember!
Dreamstime is going down & I hate that! Hate to see the business that many counts on going this way! We can save it still, nothing is lost yet!
Since April you have changed the royalties & created new levels, ignoring all the opinions & the attitudes of the buyers! Ignoring what happened to other agencies that had done the same! Ignoring the world crises that can’t be faced with higher prices! Ignoring the fact that many new agencies are getting in the market & some of them are on the right track!
Ignoring the fact that many have broke their exclusivity regardless the fact that you have the best exclusive royalties in the market!
WHY MY FRIEND?!?!
I still remember when you had a bad experience with the prints and you had to stop it! It was a great courage from you to stop it on the right time as it wasn’t worthy due to some troubles!
Why don’t you just stop now & think the way we think?! Yes, we, the friends that we know you even more than you know us!
Go back to your previous royalties & prices! It won’t make you look bad! But will make you look brave get stronger in the field! I’m sure it will even bring you more friends giving you their congrats & showing their support!
Go back before you lose more buyers that switched to other agencies!
Yes those small buyers that are counting the cost even more carefully now!
I’m sure that won’t be bad news for those buyers you rely on as well!
Many big groups of companies & enterprises are back to the consolidation strategy, after splitting their business into few companies for many years! In my humble opinion you are taking the opposite strategy, in the wrong timing to create a site for free images!
Web rings are no longer favorable in the internet market! But yeah strong presence on the search engines, advertising & being present on social networks is the way!
Dreamstime you are the only who can tell how profitable is to split into sites!
You are the only who can tell how profitable was it to give facebook profile pictures for free!
It’s okay if you can’t reply to me now, but I hope you think twice about the past few months!
Back to you my dear readers!
What kind of friends you consider Dreamstime?!
If Dreamstime is your friend of Heart & All, can you show your opinion to him?!
Wish you all the best, dreamstime, buyers & contributors!