It seems a century I don’t open a topic.
Today I wanted to share with you my last experience.
I sometimes make a research to check for competitors. We all do that, isn’it? Lol
I’m not scared by competition, but I also love to compete and compare my work style with others, I did also gave part of my work sometimes, directing clients to another seller if i felt that seller could apply with a better entry and declining the job trusting that another artist could do it better, and i really mean it sometimes. This is at least how I live my job, i more care to point the best option to my customer rather than just “grab” what I can. I love my job, i respect my clients.
This is why I’m so pis*ed off.
When I search for my similar colleagues in the site i usually find one or two new entries and this cheers me up. but… in the last month it is like the category have been saturated from suspicious GIGs.
I made a research of 3 hours comparing pictures, descriptions and provenience of some sellers.
I did regularily report all the copyright infringements i could find.
But I could not report some profiles which seems legit but in the same time have:
- the same description between eachother
- the same “way to do” with profile picture (usually a random model from the internet)
- the same weird locations.
Don’t get me wrong, the location thing is not to being racist, no way. But is weird that all those gigs have THE SAME identical description under the profile, the same description for the gigs, the same range of pictures and plus the same provenience. I am afraid there is a sort of group or center which flooded the site just copying something here, something there from all the artists on the site.
I can talk for my category, illustration and design.
Please if you find something weird as I did, just share your impressions here.
I got like 30 gig i can report (and I did)
They have common images from internet or from another gig, with a description of another one gig.
I keep reporting them, but it is like an endless war.
They now learned not to use famous pictures but amatorial ones, which re tricky to find back on google images. so this is why i find t like an endless war.
What is your experience about it?