Veer Dash for Cash

Aggressive Uploading Incentives from Veer

Veer Marketplace is creating some big waves this week with an aggressive new incentive directed towards photographers called Veer Dash for Cash.  The program will reward photographers for every accepted image uploaded between May 5 and June 30.  The payout per image will be between $0.35-$1.40, which is the highest the microstock industry has ever seen and certainly makes a statement about how serious Veer is about bettering their position in the industry.  Photographers will of course, still be compensated at their regular rate whenever their images generate sales.

[Discussion on MicrostockGroup]

[Program detail on the Veer site]

Here is the press release with all the juice:

Veer® ‘Dash for Cash’ Gives Contributors Chance to Earn Extra Money

Veer plans to give away hundreds of thousands of dollars for images contributed between May 5 and June 30, 2010

CALGARY (May 5, 2010) – Veer (www.veer.com), a producer and provider of affordable visual elements and design-related products, today announced the Veer® Dash for Cash where image contributors have a chance to earn their share of the hundreds of thousands of dollars that Veer plans to give away to new and existing contributors during the promotion.

The Veer Dash for Cash gives new and existing Veer contributors from most countries worldwide the chance to earn up to $1.40 per approved image submitted between May 5 and June 30, 2010. Contributors from the U.S. and Canada may also participate in the “Bonus Round” to win a $500 cash bonus just by following @veermarketplace on Twitter™ and tweeting about the Veer Dash for Cash. See below for details.

During the Veer Dash for Cash, contributors may submit as many images as they’d like, up to the standard maximum of 100 images per week. Every image that is approved by Veer editors will count towards a contributor’s final tally, and contributors will earn cash for every approved image. After the promotion ends, contributors will continue to earn royalties for every image sale of the approved photography or illustrations.

The Veer Dash for Cash per image cash payment varies depending on whether contributors are new or existing to Veer, and how many total images are approved during the Veer Dash for Cash program.  The more images that contributors submit, the more money they can earn. As contributors have more of their images approved, their per-image-payout increases, up to $1.40 per image. See below for the various payout levels.

New contributors

  • Get 1 to 199 images approved and earn $0.35 per image.
  • Get 200 to 399 images approved and earn $0.70 per image.
  • Get 400+ images approved and earn $1.40 per image.

Existing contributors (fewer than 199 images on veer.com)

  • Get 1 to 99 new images approved and earn $0.35 per image.
  • Get 100 to 399 new images approved and earn $0.70 per image.
  • Get 400+ new images approved and earn $1.40 per image.

Existing contributors (200 to 399 images on veer.com)

  • Get 1 to 49 new images approved and earn $0.35 per image.
  • Get 50 to 399 new images approved and earn $0.70 per image.
  • Get 400+ new images approved and earn $1.40 per image.

Existing contributors (400+ images on veer.com)

  • Get 1 to 399 new images approved and earn $0.70 per image
  • Get 400+ new images approved and earn $1.40 per image

“Veer is a few months away from launching a refreshed website, and we are serious about offering an even wider selection of quality content to our customers when we do,” said Aaron Booth, Senior Director, Creative Content, Veer. “The Veer Dash for Cash is a way of saying thanks and rewarding contributors for submitting their best work to us as we ramp up our activities.”

As part of the Veer Dash for Cash, contributors based in the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) also have the chance to enter the Bonus Round to win an extra $500 cash by following @VeerMarketplace and re-tweeting “I’m in the Veer Dash for Cash! Upload images and earn cash instantly when they’re approved. Find out more at http://bit.ly/dflggq.” The winner will be drawn at random and notified via a Twitter direct message. Click here for full details, terms and conditions.

Due to the expected high volume of submissions, Veer Dash for Cash payments will occur on or before September 15, 2010, after all submitted images have been reviewed, tallied and published.  Visit the Veer Contributor website for full details on the Veer Dash for Cash and on becoming a Veer Marketplace contributor.

About The Author:

Tyler Olson works as a microstock photographer who also runs the MicrostockGroup forum and blog. Being so closely involved in the microstock community as a submitter, forum moderator and blogger, Tyler is able to keep updated in the constantly changing microstock marketplace.
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Posted on May 5th, 2010 in Microstock News | tags: , , ,
  • Feeling a bit gutted now that I joined up early and have already uploaded 90% of my portfolio :/

  • Just heard about Veer and am looking into submitting photos.
    Wondering what sort of results people may have had with them as a photo contributer?