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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2014, 01:55 »
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I persevered with CS but now it's time to stop flogging a dead horse and stop uploading.

No sales this month and previous months ever amounted to more than a dollar.


Tror

« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2014, 06:10 »
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Canstock dramatically lowered their royalties to a ridiculous level. I always uploaded them because they had been a fair site. Combined with the low sales volume I recommend to stop uploading.

« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2014, 11:18 »
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Canstock have pathetic sales on my portfolio.  Cant understand why I've continued to waste my time uploading there   :(

The Fotosearch tie-up came with such big hopes on the contributor side few years ago.  But, with the kind of sales I usually get on Canstock, its a non-issue.


« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2014, 21:37 »
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Sales there are very variable but overall I have made more there than BS and almost as much as FT.  Uploading is very easy and that keeps them on the upload list for me.

« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2014, 23:16 »
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I got a payout a month there or better.  No complaints about Canstock from me. 

« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2014, 23:53 »
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@sgoodwin & @pixelbytes

Do you sell photos or illustrations? And how large is yout portfolio?

« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2014, 09:15 »
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I only make $20-$30 a month on CanStockPhoto with 2800 images.  But their upload is among the easiest of all micros and I will stay for that reason. I just went in and checked my image royalties and they are mostly 50 cents, 75 cents and $1, with only 2 in the last 25 sales at 25 cents. I am staying with CanStockPhoto for now. While Duncan doesn't come to these forums much, he reads them and is very responsive when you site mail him and his staff.  I DO NOT expect growth there unless, potentially, a big name closes its doors and drives traffic to them.  But the sales are consistent and I don't see the cutthroat behaviors....necessarily. I DO NOT like the $0.25 sub commissions, but those aren't that many...yet anyway.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2014, 13:55 »
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« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2014, 21:34 »
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@sgoodwin & @pixelbytes

Do you sell photos or illustrations? And how large is yout portfolio?

Photos.  A bit over 5,000.

« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2014, 23:07 »
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@sgoodwin & @pixelbytes

Do you sell photos or illustrations? And how large is your portfolio?

Photos, with the occasional illustration made up of photos.  The statistic I like to look at is total return per accepted image per year.  From 2010-2013 at CS this has ranged from $0.24 to $0.32 - not great, but much better than BS which was $0.08 to $0.16 and not much behind FT at $0.18-$0.41.  Of course, none of those are very good compared to SS, where total return per accepted image per year has ranged from $1.83 in 2010 to $2.33 last year and so far this year is slightly higher.

Stated another way, I have made from $24 to $32 per year for every 100 images accepted at CanStock - not bad for the few extra minutes needed to submit there every year.  I shoot mostly landscapes, travel and simple isolations so I assume most people do much better than that.

« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2014, 00:37 »
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@sgoodwin & @pixelbytes

Do you sell photos or illustrations? And how large is your portfolio?

Photos, with the occasional illustration made up of photos.  The statistic I like to look at is total return per accepted image per year.  From 2010-2013 at CS this has ranged from $0.24 to $0.32 - not great, but much better than BS which was $0.08 to $0.16 and not much behind FT at $0.18-$0.41.  Of course, none of those are very good compared to SS, where total return per accepted image per year has ranged from $1.83 in 2010 to $2.33 last year and so far this year is slightly higher.

Stated another way, I have made from $24 to $32 per year for every 100 images accepted at CanStock - not bad for the few extra minutes needed to submit there every year.  I shoot mostly landscapes, travel and simple isolations so I assume most people do much better than that.

Thanks for sharing the data!

Well, I certainly do much worse... This year I made the grand total of $27 with 700 photos...

I know my portfolio is still small but I consider dropping any agency where I cant even make payout once a year.

Tror

« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2014, 10:18 »
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I only make $20-$30 a month on CanStockPhoto with 2800 images.  But their upload is among the easiest of all micros and I will stay for that reason. I just went in and checked my image royalties and they are mostly 50 cents, 75 cents and $1, with only 2 in the last 25 sales at 25 cents. I am staying with CanStockPhoto for now. While Duncan doesn't come to these forums much, he reads them and is very responsive when you site mail him and his staff.  I DO NOT expect growth there unless, potentially, a big name closes its doors and drives traffic to them.  But the sales are consistent and I don't see the cutthroat behaviors....necessarily. I DO NOT like the $0.25 sub commissions, but those aren't that many...yet anyway.

I totally respect your decision of staying with them, but supporting a low seller with 25% comission and 0.25 subs may be a very unconstructive and harmful policy on the long term. However, as said, no bad criticism, I understand your position.

Valo

« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2014, 10:28 »
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They still pay 50% and have not lowered their royalty as far as I know

http://www.canstockphoto.com/payout_schedule.php

Tror

« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2014, 10:46 »
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They still pay 50% and have not lowered their royalty as far as I know

http://www.canstockphoto.com/payout_schedule.php


They pay 50% on custom licenses, but not the regular ones.
Compare what they pay you (the link you provided) to the prices they charge the customers found here
http://www.canstockphoto.com/about.php

After double checking I see it averages sometimes more on 33% than 25%, nevertheless...



Valo

« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2014, 12:10 »
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Sure, but they have never lowered the royalties in the 3 years I am with them. Sales plod on nicely. The only comment I have is that the light on their site is on but there is nobody home.

« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2014, 19:24 »
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Sales there are very variable but overall I have made more there than BS and almost as much as FT.  Uploading is very easy and that keeps them on the upload list for me.
CanStockPhoto is a good site for me. About $350 sales so far this month, better than August and up about 30% over Sept 2013. IMHO people should think twice about dumping CanStockPhoto, which sometimes seems to favor older images (I started submitting there in 2006, I think). Patience may pay off with CanStockPhoto and yes it is easy to upload there, so why not?

« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2014, 21:10 »
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I've been sitting at $49.95 at Canstock for just over a month now. Sure would like to make that .05 sale so I can collect my money! :)

« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2014, 17:58 »
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I left them long time ago...

« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2014, 19:31 »
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Sales there are very variable but overall I have made more there than BS and almost as much as FT.  Uploading is very easy and that keeps them on the upload list for me.
CanStockPhoto is a good site for me. About $350 sales so far this month, better than August and up about 30% over Sept 2013. IMHO people should think twice about dumping CanStockPhoto, which sometimes seems to favor older images (I started submitting there in 2006, I think). Patience may pay off with CanStockPhoto and yes it is easy to upload there, so why not?


It is painless to upload there like you said... Photodune and Alamy, well that's another story.


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Valo

« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2014, 06:44 »
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Photodune is as quick as Canstockphoto. It is one of the easiest processes in stock. Resubmission is another story all together.

« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2014, 11:16 »
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Canstock sales are down 33% for me since the end of the first quarter 2014.  Ebbs and flows, I guess?  Hopefully it changes.  I love me some CanStock.  They've been an incredible company to work along with, over the years.

« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2014, 18:58 »
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...I love me some CanStock.  They've been an incredible company to work along with, over the years.
Same here. Duncan has always seemed like one of the good guys in microstock. To update what I posted above, my Sept 14 was 30% better than Sept 13 at CanStockPhoto, the only site which had a significant year-over-year increase for me. And October is off to a good start, over $15 per day so far.

« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2014, 02:42 »
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Today and, maybe, yesterday seems that Canstock doesn't work.

0 views in a day isn't normal
7 file in upload queue that not go ahead

Anyone the same?

« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2014, 08:57 »
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...I love me some CanStock.  They've been an incredible company to work along with, over the years.
Same here. Duncan has always seemed like one of the good guys in microstock. To update what I posted above, my Sept 14 was 30% better than Sept 13 at CanStockPhoto, the only site which had a significant year-over-year increase for me. And October is off to a good start, over $15 per day so far.

This is pleasant news even though you are an illustrator (as opposed to photos). Documenting growth with CanStockPhoto is reassuring that they are still in this game and, in all probability, attracting more customers.

« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2014, 09:29 »
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I got 6 images sale in September and better money per download.  Uploading is batch process in sequence mode for the agencies I submit to. I never stop uploading to the agenceis. I got recent payout from mostphotos. That was surprise for me.


 

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