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Slovenian

« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2011, 07:31 »
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My last review took minutes.  I have had some stick occasionally but they're usually the best site for review times.  I really don't understand the logic in uploading and then leaving a site like CanStockPhoto.  If I left sites like CanStockPhoto, I would go exclusive with istock.  It's the long term earnings from lots of sites that attract me to being non-exclusive.  CanStockPhoto takes a long time to get earnings going, especially if you're building up from a small portfolio.  When sales do pick up, they're very consistent and they pay some nice royalties.  I sold a small size for $9.80 this week.

Yeah but how long does it take to process them (i.e. before they show up in your port and in search)? The logic is that after uploading 150 photos and getting a pathetic 10$ return in over month and a half, it doesn't show any promise for decent earnings and the site is just getting on my nerves to a degree I won't let 'em keep my 10$ and for that reason I decided to UL a series that has the selling potential, to get up to 50$ as quick as possible and get rid of them. It has no attraction/appeal for me whatsoever. It's not a nice, relatively good earning site like 123RF. I won't upload to a site for 10-20$/month, that's getting me less/hour than flipping burgers. It's insane, we're artists, not some loser high school dropouts who just don't have any other options


« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2011, 07:51 »
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I don't spend hours working on the site.  It probably takes less than 1 minute a month.  I don't know any burger places that pay 10-20$/month for one minutes work.  I can also not do anything with the site for a year and it still earns me money.

Slovenian

« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2011, 08:51 »
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I don't spend hours working on the site.  It probably takes less than 1 minute a month.  I don't know any burger places that pay 10-20$/month for one minutes work.  I can also not do anything with the site for a year and it still earns me money.

Well then I'd like to know the secret of uploading for instance 30 files/month (which is really not a lot, but my average lately), attaching various releases and completing the upload process after that. And of course I never do it all at once, it's a batch a week. It sure doesn't take an hour or more, but it does at least 5 minutes each time. Earning as it is now, 5$/month with the prospect of earning 10-20$ is really not what I signed up for. And all the bugs and glitches, leading to reuploding easily makes it an hour or two, especially if you have to ask questions about it in the forum, like I had to. As many glithces as at IS at its worst, but for a fraction of return.

« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2011, 09:35 »
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Canstock is and always has been one of the best programmed sites around, and often they were the first to implement a new feature. They even beat 123RF with their Model Releases module and I never - in more than 6 years there - encountered a glitch.
Most of all, Duncan has always been a heck of a guy and very responsive to remarks. Although he has never been one of those slick slimy corporate i-Guys that scr*w you when you're not looking, he is a man out of one piece. I didn't upload there in more than half a year but I'll upload my 200 latest right away.

As to Slovenian burgers, the first and definitely the last time I passed there in Cevapcici county they tasted like would-be western crap and I bet the poor dudes flipping it (they actually didn't flip but they charcoaled them on 1 side while the other side was still raw with pieces of ice in it) won't get 8 euro/hr, so thanks to Marshal Tito for the ignore button  :D (I still love Suljo!)
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 09:36 by AttilaTheNun »

Slovenian

« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2011, 10:41 »
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As to Slovenian burgers, the first and definitely the last time I passed there in Cevapcici county they tasted like would-be western crap and I bet the poor dudes flipping it (they actually didn't flip but they charcoaled them on 1 side while the other side was still raw with pieces of ice in it) won't get 8 euro/hr, so thanks to Marshal Tito for the ignore button  :D (I still love Suljo!)

Wow even Google can't lower your incredible level of ignorance :o . Getting just everything so wrong...


CD123

« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2011, 13:21 »
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If it was not for sites like CanStock and 123RF I would not have been able to start a constant income flow. Last month I had a BME for all my sites on 123RF and this month CanStock has surpassed it by far.
Sales on these sites seem to vary based much on luck of the draw some months. Some people complaining of little sales this month while others make it big. The next month it is just reversed.
CanStock is  one of the most reliable and value for effort sites I submit to.
You guys still rock big time for me Duncan - keep it up!  ;)  
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 14:12 by CD123 »

CD123

« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2011, 15:50 »
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Oh yes Slovenian, this from one of your previous threads you started about CanStock titled "EDIT: the site that drives you crazy like no other!":
"I already walked away, just finished the unfinished files, waiting to clear 50$ and delete the whole port. And I really don't know why I should say negative things about an agency, that's what the forums are for, giving ppl info, negative or positive. So don't expect me to stop spitting on pathetic little agencies like this  ;)"

Can not wait for you to earn that $50 so you can finally delete your port and get off the CanStock forum, this (your constant "spitting an whining") is just getting annoying. Maybe the satisfied contributors can all contribute a bit to help you along to the magical target so that you can keep on walking........  ;)
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 15:57 by CD123 »

« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2011, 15:56 »
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I don't spend hours working on the site.  It probably takes less than 1 minute a month.  I don't know any burger places that pay 10-20$/month for one minutes work.  I can also not do anything with the site for a year and it still earns me money.

Well then I'd like to know the secret of uploading for instance 30 files/month (which is really not a lot, but my average lately), attaching various releases and completing the upload process after that. And of course I never do it all at once, it's a batch a week. It sure doesn't take an hour or more, but it does at least 5 minutes each time. Earning as it is now, 5$/month with the prospect of earning 10-20$ is really not what I signed up for. And all the bugs and glitches, leading to reuploding easily makes it an hour or two, especially if you have to ask questions about it in the forum, like I had to. As many glithces as at IS at its worst, but for a fraction of return.

I disagree with you. I have no problem with CanStock. Few sales ... ok. But the site is nice, easy and quick review, high acceptance of photos, fair commissions, and surprise with sales.
But very few 150 photos ...
Forget the web. Let it rest a few months. Do not think, do not look, do not open it. And in the spring look ... What is the problem?

« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2011, 16:08 »
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I don't spend hours working on the site.  It probably takes less than 1 minute a month.  I don't know any burger places that pay 10-20$/month for one minutes work.  I can also not do anything with the site for a year and it still earns me money.

Well then I'd like to know the secret of uploading for instance 30 files/month (which is really not a lot, but my average lately), attaching various releases and completing the upload process after that. And of course I never do it all at once, it's a batch a week. It sure doesn't take an hour or more, but it does at least 5 minutes each time. Earning as it is now, 5$/month with the prospect of earning 10-20$ is really not what I signed up for. And all the bugs and glitches, leading to reuploding easily makes it an hour or two, especially if you have to ask questions about it in the forum, like I had to. As many glithces as at IS at its worst, but for a fraction of return.

never had a glitch or bug at CanStockPhoto, one of the best agency regarding fast submission, great support also, they are my 9th $$ agency with 1.8% of my total earnings, if they had glitches I wouldnt submit

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"

« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2011, 17:09 »
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I'm still without possibility to edit, delete or even choose simple things as number pages... with any browser, in different pc's ;D

I have more site bugs than sales, but still uploading to CanStockPhoto by the reasons posted on first page.

Slovenian

« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2011, 12:14 »
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My fav MS site is down for hours, what's going on ?!? I'm in shock, experiencing shaking, becoming worried sick. After all hundreds of cents are at stake. For every week that it's down :D

« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2011, 12:43 »
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CanStock is a solid agency.  Right up there with 123RF and BigStock, solidly in Middle Tier.  If you're not selling there, you should check your port against what is popular there and see if you're on target with buyers' needs, because there is a lot of activity there... far from "no salses" as the OP suggests.

« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2011, 12:54 »
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For me Canstockphoto is my second best seller (On comparison with Shutterstock (1st), Fotolia, 123rf, Deposit and a few others which I have the same size portfolio on).

Slovenian

« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2011, 13:10 »
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Just not today ;) .

I was actually just trying to get the info wether the rest of you also have a problem accessing the site and hoped to see Duncan drop a line ;)

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"

« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2011, 13:19 »
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I was actually just trying to get the info wether the rest of you also have a problem accessing the site and hoped to see Duncan drop a line ;)

No problems accessing at all ( portugal )... all day.

But they are making some "corrections" over my ( and others ) problem: Unable to edit files, etc. 

« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2011, 14:11 »
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Slovenian,

We haven't had any unplanned outages for quite a while. What specifically happens when you try to visit the site?

Could you do a "
raceroute" and let us know when it says? I would expect that it's probably a local DNS problem - or in other words, your local service provider is having a network connection problem which impacts the route needed to get to us. This would show up in a traceroute as a time-out before reaching it's final destination (us).

Duncan

Slovenian

« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2011, 14:25 »
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It works now, but it was something like "redirection problem" (not 404). Funnily every other site worked (or else I would also be able to post here).


Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"

« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2011, 10:19 »
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Ahhh... problem solved.  ;D Now I can edit and delete files. Thanks Duncan!

« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2011, 10:56 »
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My video sales have appear to dropped in the last month and show no signs of getting better.

I became a video contributor about 5 months ago, in the 1st two months i had no sales then it started to trickle in, and then each week sales were increasing to the point where i was getting excited (around the time when the site had a face lift) and then about a month after that it all stopped and has slowed down to a crawl again.

Were videos given a higher priority in the search engine as a test and then that was taken away again? If so its certainly starting to show which is a shame because royalties for both contributor and agency are much higher than for photos. Despite this i shall continue to upload for the time being.

RT


« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2011, 12:58 »
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On what should have been one of the best months for sales I'm afraid to say Canstockphoto was the lowest of all sites I upload to, and lower from previous months there. Disappointed.

CD123

« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2011, 13:21 »
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Had a BME for all my sites at Canstock in October (even surpassing my BME set by 123RF the month before). The number of sales were less but value per image was much higher.  Hope I can hit another one like that, it saved a rather disappointing month for me at most of my other sites!  ;D
« Last Edit: November 02, 2011, 13:27 by CD123 »

« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2011, 13:22 »
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I had quite a good month, better than 123RF.

« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2011, 17:50 »
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I had quite a good month, better than 123RF.

Quite opposite at me!
 :o
Probably 123RF is 30 times better than Canstock last month...


 

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