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Agency Based Discussion => Bigstock.com => Topic started by: WarrenPrice on December 28, 2011, 16:14

Title: One Thousand Images
Post by: WarrenPrice on December 28, 2011, 16:14
Just passed the 1,000 images mark at BigStock.  Closing in at two others.  Too bad that Bridge to BigStock doesn't work both ways.   :P
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: Carl on December 28, 2011, 18:00
I stopped uploading to BS a while back because of too many irrational rejections and virtually no sales.  SS is just the opposite, and is doing well for me.  Weird, isn't it?
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: WarrenPrice on December 28, 2011, 18:13
I suppose the sales are slow but by being the first site to accept 1k of my images ... welllllll.   ;D

Compared to most contributors, my sales are slow everywhere.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: w7lwi on December 28, 2011, 18:19
I don't know what happened, but after doing very well on BS all year, come the first of December it totally died.  I mean dropped of the face of the earth.  Same images doing fine elsewhere, particularly on SS, but at BS, zero, nada, zilch.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: WarrenPrice on December 28, 2011, 18:27
I don't know what happened, but after doing very well on BS all year, come the first of December it totally died.  I mean dropped of the face of the earth.  Same images doing fine elsewhere, particularly on SS, but at BS, zero, nada, zilch.

BS has never been exciting.  I keep hoping an increase in portfolio size will increase the excitement (sales).   :D
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: Smiling Jack on December 29, 2011, 11:36
Congratulations ! I hope having 1000 images brings you a lot of excitment(sales).
Smiling Jack
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: RacePhoto on December 30, 2011, 03:16
Just passed the 1,000 images mark at BigStock. 

There's the proof that we wanted that, BigStock takes anything. ???  ;)

Nice mark and good going.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: fiftyfootelvis on February 20, 2012, 11:33
Is it worth uploading to Bigstock? I only have a few images up so far, but although they are images that sell well at Shutterstock I haven't sold anything at Bigstock yet.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: luissantos84 on February 20, 2012, 11:40
Is it worth uploading to Bigstock? I only have a few images up so far, but although they are images that sell well at Shutterstock I haven't sold anything at Bigstock yet.

its all about your time and if a few small $ are key to you or not, honestly I rather upload to them than doing jack :D
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: steheap on February 20, 2012, 11:48
For me, they are around 10 - 15% of the income of Shutterstock - actually the poll numbers are pretty accurate here!

I don't find them too complex to upload to, although those guessed categories seem to always need changing, and they accept most of my images.

Steve
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: Metsafile on February 20, 2012, 12:53
I'm new to Bigstock and find it slow. Hard to believe it's so high on the Poll Results to the right.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: luissantos84 on February 20, 2012, 13:00
BigStock got 1% of my stock totals in 2011, my 13th agency
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: Microstock Man on February 20, 2012, 20:36
About 1000 images and lucky to get a couple bucks per month.

One of my worst agencies sadly.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: clickinchic on February 20, 2012, 20:47
I have to say I'm impressed with BigStock.  I was invited via Bridge to BigStock and in just 3 months it's jumped to #2  (SS is of course #1...I also submit to DT, FT, and blah iS...and Alamy and Getty via Flickr).  I'm encouraged with my short experience there.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: clickinchic on February 20, 2012, 20:57
I should have added that I've had 2 ELs there this month so that obviously has helped since ELs aren't common at most sites (except SS...LOVE THEM!)  I used to get them regularly at FT but not so much lately.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: stockmarketer on February 21, 2012, 10:26
For me, BigStock is at about 1/6 my SS earnings.  (It is usually matched these days by 123RF.)   I'm in the "Bridge" program, so it's nice having one fewer place to upload to each day.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: luissantos84 on February 21, 2012, 10:37
I have to say I'm impressed with BigStock.  I was invited via Bridge to BigStock and in just 3 months it's jumped to #2  (SS is of course #1...I also submit to DT, FT, and blah iS...and Alamy and Getty via Flickr).  I'm encouraged with my short experience there.

how long are you in BigStock?
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: clickinchic on February 21, 2012, 10:40
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I have to say I'm impressed with BigStock.  I was invited via Bridge to BigStock and in just 3 months it's jumped to #2  (SS is of course #1...I also submit to DT, FT, and blah iS...and Alamy and Getty via Flickr).  I'm encouraged with my short experience there.

how long are you in BigStock?

This is my 3rd month and I've made several hundred dollars for doing nothing.  Can't complain about that!   ;)
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: luissantos84 on February 21, 2012, 10:45
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I have to say I'm impressed with BigStock.  I was invited via Bridge to BigStock and in just 3 months it's jumped to #2  (SS is of course #1...I also submit to DT, FT, and blah iS...and Alamy and Getty via Flickr).  I'm encouraged with my short experience there.

how long are you in BigStock?

This is my 3rd month and I've made several hundred dollars for doing nothing.  Can't complain about that!   ;)

wow.. thats very nice :) sure your files are like hot bread!
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: Sion on March 25, 2012, 03:58
BS has never been exciting.  I keep hoping an increase in portfolio size will increase the excitement (sales).   :D

Wishing you for more excitements!
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: Microbius on March 25, 2012, 04:54
For me a lot less than 123 or Fotolia. In the same sort of tier as Canstock or Depositphotos
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: Mantis on March 25, 2012, 19:25
I don't know what happened, but after doing very well on BS all year, come the first of December it totally died.  I mean dropped of the face of the earth.  Same images doing fine elsewhere, particularly on SS, but at BS, zero, nada, zilch.

BS has never been exciting.  I keep hoping an increase in portfolio size will increase the excitement (sales).   :D

Well, I started BS about 6 years ago, and I made $50 a month with 300 images.  Now I make $60 a month 5 years later with 2500 images.  I wonder if they are growing or ending up like Stockfresh.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: Carl on March 26, 2012, 05:14
I stopped uploading to BS about a year ago, give or take, because the rejection rate was too high.  They were even rejecting stuff that sells on SS.  A few weeks ago, I decided to see if anything had changed, and they accepted 100% of a small submission, so I began uploading again, and my rejection rate was pretty low.  But I've been stuck at $6.00 in sales for months.  My current BS portfolio is 492 pics.   :-\
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: lisafx on March 26, 2012, 16:12

Well, I started BS about 6 years ago, and I made $50 a month with 300 images.  Now I make $60 a month 5 years later with 2500 images.  I wonder if they are growing or ending up like Stockfresh.

My earnings there haven't kept up with portfolio size either.  I think it's growth, though.  When the Bridge to Bigstock program started, for example, my sales were knocked back quite a bit due to increased competition.  After quite a few months they are recovering. 
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: rinderart on March 26, 2012, 17:17
First site I joined I think. Completely different customer. I would say 99% web use. Although I did 50 % better when Tim and Dawn owned it.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: frozensage on March 28, 2012, 19:59
I submitted the same bunch of images multiple times and I get some approved after 2 times and bunch of others gets rejected for different reasons every other time... then afew weeks later I try again and get afew more approved go figure!

Have not got 1 sale out of these guys for last 5 month, even canstock is doing way better and they accept everything I throw at them.
Title: Re: One Thousand Images
Post by: WarrenPrice on March 28, 2012, 20:07
Averaging about $7.50 per month.  It takes a while to accumulate a payout.  But, it only takes $30 to request money.