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| p.3 #5 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives? |
I am on Smugmug but I just got an email that they are raising their prices to $300 a month for a business account thats $150 more a year than it was.... I AM OUT.
Is there any portfolio sites like smugmug that have access to print studios and fair prices?
as a struggling photographer 300 a year is too much for me to pay, It was hard enough to cough up the $150.
Why don't you calm down and stop spouting misinformation?
First of all, the increase for returning customers like yourself is to $250, not $300. So, you're wrong there. Also, it's $300 per year, not per month.
Secondly, since you're a "struggling photographer" why don't you work on perfecting your skills and getting better so that a paltry extra $100 a year won't send you into a tizzy? I mean, really, in this day and age $100 a year is a drop in the bucket if you have even a trickle of sales coming in. It's just the cost of doing business. Getting all worked up and smearing Sumgmug with false statements isn't constructive, nor is it helpful to anyone on this forum. Furthermore, you could also just get the "portfolio" option which is only $150 per year. Sure, you can't sell prints with that option, but, by your own comments, it doesn't appear you're doing much of that anyway.
I've been with Smugmug for years. When I got the price increase notice, I read it. I watched Baldy's video. I looked at what they give you for the money, and how long it's been since there's been a price increase. I looked at how much storage costs with alternatives. I looked at my website and the tools that they give me to customize it and keep commerce going on it. I looked at the quality of my website's presentation, the exposure it gives me, the rave reviews I get from clients when they get their prints, and the huge...Show more →
Now here is someone thinking calmly and rationally about the situation. Couldn't have said it better.