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The Launch of Awesomeness & A Story on How to Build a Sustainable Company

Published by Evgeny Tchebotarev · November 14th 2010

Just 2 days ago we have launched our new account, called "Awesome". It is a premium account which costs only $5 per month, but gives you a truly unlimited access to the world of creativity.

Here's why we did it.

We are a small company that has a wish to provide an outstanding service at unbeatable prices. That's why we have given what we, as photographers, would value ourselves — great looking portfolios for a price of just one venti latte. We want to create a sustainable company and looking to do that by empowering our users to be awesome.

What do you get in "awesome" flavor?

A lot. First of, we capped our basic accounts at 20 photo uploads per week, and our awesome members get unlimited uploads. Everyone can upload their best photos, not worrying about size or how many megabytes it weighs.

Second, you get portfolios. It is our newest and very cool feature that allows to create great looking portfolios in seconds. If you are awesome — you get access to growing pool of elegant layouts, unlimited collections (i.e. folders), and unlimited uploads & photos.

We also provide the ability to link your domain with portfolios, so you can have a professional presentation of your work. If you like total control, you can also remove 500px footer, so that it feels custom-made.

Some other fun things you get are the full-size RSS feed, our support, and freedom from ads. Oh, and everyone gets SEO-optimized portfolio which, by the way, looks great on the iPhone or iPad. Just sayin'.

There are a lot of little presents that awaits our customers during this holiday season, so don't hesitate, become awesome now and support us.

PS: Our team is now made up of 4 members, which are raving about photography. We hope you enjoy our services and will consider upgrading. Building a sustainable company starts with small steps. We believe that we have build an exceptional service at a very low price, because we want to make our portfolios accessible to every photographer, from amateurs to professionals. Try it today, and we hope you'll love it for life.
     

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cahyman
Awesome Account
HY-TEC IMAGES  about 3 years ago
Folks, I can't find anywhere else to comment; however, why do I receive copies of comments that were left on a photo that I reviewed and on which I only commented? The photo is not mine.

Thanks.

polly
Awesome Account
Polina Rabtseva  almost 4 years ago
enjoy everything in my Awesome Account! Thanx a lot.
I hope everyone will get it
tchebotarev
500px Team
Evgeny Tchebotarev  almost 4 years ago
Tatyana, there's a chance to pay with Yandex.Money, but to pay with Paypal you need only to have a regular credit card — it doesn't require any special registration.

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