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Author Topic: Canstockphoto - is it worth it?  (Read 12299 times)

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hartlet12

  • Illustrator
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2015, 02:13 »
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I already stop uploading there.With 700+ vectors in my portfolio I only got $29 within 6 months


« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2015, 05:27 »
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They do several times what BS does for me. Although I did stop uploading to BS a while ago in protest over SS giving out a much lower comission than on the main site and penalising people who already uploaded to BS with the bridge program.

Benozaur

« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2015, 11:55 »
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For footage, Canstockphoto is a complete waste of time. Don't bother

« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2015, 02:57 »
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bsolutely and emphatically NO. I haven't had an image sale since September. Not even bothered with footage :-\

« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2015, 10:21 »
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No sales in December so far... wouldn't bother uploading.

« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2015, 20:18 »
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I still haven't decided on cutting CanStockPhoto yet, but I did just close Graphic Leftovers ($1-3 a month), Most Photos ($0-$2 a month) and Stockfish ($2-$4 a month).  Just want less to manage and those sites were not very good revenue sources for me.  CanStockPhoto is $20 a month so at year's end it helps pay my taxes.

Tryingmybest

  • Stand up for what is right
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2015, 20:30 »
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I see from the Poll on the right that CanStock is showing results similar to BigStock.  Does this reflect reality for most people?  Is CanStock worth uploading to, or are the numbers misleading like Deposit?  Has there been any improvement and/or progress at CanStock since they were integrated into Fotosearch?

As an illustrator, I have growing sales and payout every month with a portfolio of 5000+. I am very satisfied 8)

« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2016, 10:28 »
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I have a relatively small portfolio of all vector work, 143 images, and I regularly get sales there in their "instant" category that range from $1.00 to $5.00. I think it's probably the most successful middle tier site for me.

« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2016, 19:32 »
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Based mainly an article on a popular Microstock blog where Canstock had made a large jump in their earning for 2015 I decided to give it a try having started out at DT, IS & more recently SS. My portfolio is not large having only been doing microstock for about 6months, 350ish images but quite varied and including models. I ended up uploading 160 but was too busy to finish the rest and decided just to sit it out a few weeks and see If anything happened before I uploaded the rest. A month later and nothing, nada, not ever a subscription sale, 12 total views is all I have to show for it with images SS or IS seems to have no trouble selling on a regular basis.
 
It is quite a small sample size but I'm really not sure I'm going to bother uploading the rest of my images and make it part of my routine unless something amazing happens fast.

Joker

« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2016, 19:39 »
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if you submit to iStock at their rates why not CanStockPhoto as well? 


J

« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2016, 23:29 »
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They do several times what BS does for me. Although I did stop uploading to BS a while ago in protest over SS giving out a much lower comission than on the main site and penalising people who already uploaded to BS with the bridge program.

How does SS  penalize people who upload to BS?

« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2016, 01:51 »
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They do several times what BS does for me. Although I did stop uploading to BS a while ago in protest over SS giving out a much lower comission than on the main site and penalising people who already uploaded to BS with the bridge program.

How does SS  penalize people who upload to BS?

They don't.  Some top sellers get to have their images transferred to BS straight  from SS instead of uploading to BS.  Some people who didn't get into the program and have to upload directly to BS got mad.

« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2016, 02:28 »
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It wasn't top sellers. It was pretty much anyone who didn't already upload to BS. If you already had your work on BS you get a much lower rate. Way to treat people who supported BS. It was the first sign of SS's new attitude to contributors.

« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2016, 02:52 »
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It wasn't top sellers. It was pretty much anyone who didn't already upload to BS. If you already had your work on BS you get a much lower rate. Way to treat people who supported BS. It was the first sign of SS's new attitude to contributors.
Not quite true.  I already had my port at BS but still got the bridge.

« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2016, 05:00 »
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I think they probably didn't spot it for whatever reason. There have been many people I know sell an absolute fraction of what I do and also have much lower RPIs that got bridge because they weren't already on the site.

« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2016, 05:22 »
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I got the bridge and I already had my portfolio on BS.

« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2016, 05:42 »
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Did you have your whole portfolio on both or just some? Did they connect the two portfolios or did you end up with a bridge version and non bridge version on BS?

« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2016, 05:45 »
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I had more on BS than SS because I had removed some of my worst from SS.  They just started adding any new images I upload to SS to my BS portfolio.

« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2016, 05:48 »
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Thanks for the info. Now I'm even more peeved  >:(

« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2016, 13:35 »
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I had more on BS than SS because I had removed some of my worst from SS.  They just started adding any new images I upload to SS to my BS portfolio.
Same here

« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2016, 14:52 »
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the thing I like about CanStockPhoto is you can see what actually is selling there when it sells if you ever check the 'recently purchased' on the homepage.  also their upload process has to be the easiest of anyone i've sent to.  i joined in 2012 and kept a small portfolio until 2014 when I made a couple big sales.  Then I managed to get 5000 uploaded and through the queue in a very short time.

they keep chuggin' along for me, maybe slowly, but surely. i'm sure if i did illustrations or 3D renders they'd probably do even better for me..

anyways, i have no complaints myself, but i can understand your frustrations..

« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2016, 15:34 »
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I like them too but do feel sales are slowing and their site has not been so reliable of late hope they start to pick up

« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2016, 17:08 »
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I like them too but do feel sales are slowing and their site has not been so reliable of late hope they start to pick up

it definitely was quite slow over winter months, but i've noticed a pick up in sales last couple weeks.
i may be slightly biased too - they're one of the last Canadian agencies left in the industry, so for me, this is about as close as it gets to supporting a local business.

« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2016, 09:33 »
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Hello,
I subscribed to CanStock and BigStock just few months ago, in September 2015 (i'm 'new' to micro)

-CanStock:351 pictures online and no sales at all.
-BigStock: 346 pictures online and 40+ sales.

So in my short experience I can say that BigStock its pretty better...but my portfolio is not big as other so things can change..
just m2cents

« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2016, 09:36 »
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Sales at CanStockPhoto stopped. For me they stopped at 46.75$ so I'm waiting now for 3 months to reach payout. Used to have regular sales there, not much, but still...


 

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