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santosa laksana

  • White Flower.88.
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2011, 01:33 »
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I also had a 9.80 small sale at CS in August.
Big surprise yesterday, a first time sale for an image - 5 dollar eps with an added 25 dollar EL.
Nice to balance out the subscription sales.

You Can Share My Experience As A Beginner To?


« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2011, 07:54 »
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I applaud how easy it is to get ur photos approved however, 70 photos later, none of them have been viewed. I don't think the search give much weight to new uploads? If this continues then it's a complete waste of time no matter how many photos gets approved...
« Last Edit: December 04, 2011, 07:59 by frozensage »

wut

« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2011, 08:01 »
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I applaud how easy it is to get ur photos approved however, 70 photos later, none of them have been viewed. I don't think my photos are being indexed by the search. If this continues then it's a complete waste of time no matter how many photos gets approved...

It's normal, I get roughly 1% of SS's sales on CS. By far the worst earner for me, actually next to BS (but I really just started at BS, so the comparison isn't really fair). I stopped uploading to both.

« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2011, 08:58 »
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I applaud how easy it is to get ur photos approved however, 70 photos later, none of them have been viewed. I don't think my photos are being indexed by the search. If this continues then it's a complete waste of time no matter how many photos gets approved...

It's normal, I get roughly 1% of SS's sales on CS. By far the worst earner for me, actually next to BS (but I really just started at BS, so the comparison isn't really fair). I stopped uploading to both.

Stopping to upload to CanStock is a bad idea if you ask me. It's one of the most easy website to upload to... For my part it gives me a good 230$ per month, twice as much as Fotolia.

CD123

« Reply #54 on: December 05, 2011, 10:09 »
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I would not recommend people not to leave or to leave a specific site. Sales at specific sites can be very dependent on your portfolio makeup (type of pictures/images).  What work for you at one site and brings adequate income, will not necessarily work for someone else at all and might be a total waste of their time.

If your own experience is no or little sales, your port is probably not that suitable for the specific site's customer base or (if many other contributors report the same) the site just does not have enough buyers. Move on and try another site, but I will not easily withdraw form any site unless I have given them at least a 6 month's try.

« Reply #55 on: December 05, 2011, 16:38 »
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I would not recommend people not to leave or to leave a specific site. Sales at specific sites can be very dependent on your portfolio makeup (type of pictures/images).  What work for you at one site and brings adequate income, will not necessarily work for someone else at all and might be a total waste of their time.

If your own experience is no or little sales, your port is probably not that suitable for the specific site's customer base or (if many other contributors report the same) the site just does not have enough buyers. Move on and try another site, but I will not easily withdraw form any site unless I have given them at least a 6 month's try.

It also depends on the size of the portfolio. If you are crying that you have no sales with a 50 images portfolio, it's a different story if you have no sales with a 500 images portfolio.

On small sites, size does matter, but like you say, maybe there is a different niche for different types of images.

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2011, 16:52 »
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I'm at 1,180 files and very low sales.  Very few views, even.  Perhaps it's the site; perhaps it's my portfolio.  I get daily sales on SS, though, so I think I'll continue in the direction I'm going.  I'll keep uploading to CanStockPhoto because it's so easy and user-friendly, in the hopes that one day it will begin to generate some activity.

CD123

« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2011, 17:08 »
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I'm at 1,180 files and very low sales.  Very few views, even.  Perhaps it's the site; perhaps it's my portfolio.  I get daily sales on SS, though, so I think I'll continue in the direction I'm going.  I'll keep uploading to CanStockPhoto because it's so easy and user-friendly, in the hopes that one day it will begin to generate some activity.

Absolute proof in point Carl. Our ports are about same size at Canstock, but I am not on SS as my type of images are not suitable for them. I only started this year with stock so I can not talk of big sales, but I had a $56 income in October (payout in one month ever for me) and are already on $10.25 for this month (must add I do have a lot of vectors, which can make a large difference at Canstock, as they still pay proper prices for Vectors).

So, as the point above goes, even same port sizes, but due to the difference in makeup of it, I can not give you advice on leaving or staying. Your impression also of "low sales" can be my "great sales". Your own experience will determine. All I can confirm is that the site is very much alive and does have sales activity, port dependent.    

Charl
« Last Edit: December 05, 2011, 17:13 by CD123 »

« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2011, 18:16 »
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I'm at 1,180 files and very low sales.  Very few views, even.  Perhaps it's the site; perhaps it's my portfolio.  I get daily sales on SS, though, so I think I'll continue in the direction I'm going.  I'll keep uploading to CanStockPhoto because it's so easy and user-friendly, in the hopes that one day it will begin to generate some activity.

Absolute proof in point Carl. Our ports are about same size at Canstock, but I am not on SS as my type of images are not suitable for them. I only started this year with stock so I can not talk of big sales, but I had a $56 income in October (payout in one month ever for me) and are already on $10.25 for this month (must add I do have a lot of vectors, which can make a large difference at Canstock, as they still pay proper prices for Vectors).

So, as the point above goes, even same port sizes, but due to the difference in makeup of it, I can not give you advice on leaving or staying. Your impression also of "low sales" can be my "great sales". Your own experience will determine. All I can confirm is that the site is very much alive and does have sales activity, port dependent.    

Charl

Yes pointing out a Vector portfolio might do a difference. I sometime forget that I have about 95% vector in my port, and EPS and Vector format sales surely must add up compared to image JPG sales.

wut

« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2011, 05:56 »
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I would not recommend people not to leave or to leave a specific site. Sales at specific sites can be very dependent on your portfolio makeup (type of pictures/images).  What work for you at one site and brings adequate income, will not necessarily work for someone else at all and might be a total waste of their time.

If your own experience is no or little sales, your port is probably not that suitable for the specific site's customer base or (if many other contributors report the same) the site just does not have enough buyers. Move on and try another site, but I will not easily withdraw form any site unless I have given them at least a 6 month's try.

It also depends on the size of the portfolio. If you are crying that you have no sales with a 50 images portfolio, it's a different story if you have no sales with a 500 images portfolio.

On small sites, size does matter, but like you say, maybe there is a different niche for different types of images.

It's closer to 500 and it's lifestyle, which sells everywhere. Perhaps it's the models in case the buyers want more American looking ppl (better said what Americans idealise, not look like ;D )

« Reply #60 on: December 06, 2011, 06:46 »
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I do very poorly at CanStockPhoto, tens of dollars a month, not hundreds. What really surprises me is that I have excellent search engine placement on Fotosearch for the categories I provide - about 10 "christmas turkey" hits in the first 100 results, for example, and I pretty much own the search for Qatar - but it doesn't seem to translate into sales.

« Reply #61 on: December 06, 2011, 10:29 »
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I think there is no arguement canstock are selling, just look at the recently purchased items on the first page, there are familiar contributors name are on the pages all the time, and usually are with few purchase.

i feel vectors sell much better than average non studio shots in canstock, check the recently purchased so u know there a lot of sales.

so..here is my referral link..


http://www.canstockphoto.com/mtkang?r=52473

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"

« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2012, 11:09 »
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Got surprised today :

1 Sale - Distribution - Regular -> 20$

Image views = 0

:D

wut

« Reply #63 on: January 18, 2012, 11:13 »
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Yeah these distribution sales can bring some nice sales, site itself is a joke, I'm only getting 0,25-1$ sales. And I get then rarely, I wouldn't complain if was getting them hourly, but I don't even get them every day...

santosa laksana

  • White Flower.88.
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2012, 00:54 »
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Got surprised today :

1 Sale - Distribution - Regular -> 20$

Image views = 0

:D

Hi .........

Congratulations to you, may I also experienced it.
  Horeeeeeeeeee .........

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"

« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2012, 04:43 »
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Yeah these distribution sales can bring some nice sales, site itself is a joke, I'm only getting 0,25-1$ sales. And I get then rarely, I wouldn't complain if was getting them hourly, but I don't even get them every day...

In my particular case ( tiny portfolio, specific subjects, beginner, etc ) and looking to the few sales so far, is a question of "numbers". The files sold so far on CanStockPhoto have "enough" sales on top tier agencies.

Now, or i work on same "series" and try got 10x more images there, or work until find a "niche".

 

Microstock Man

  • microstockman.com

« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2012, 22:52 »
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It's very slow there. With around 1300 files I only just reached the Green Camera level - which is only a measly 50 sales!

I must admit I had greater hopes for this site, but after nearly 2 years there, I'm pretty disappointed with the sales.

CD123

« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2012, 00:38 »
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It's very slow there. With around 1300 files I only just reached the Green Camera level - which is only a measly 50 sales!

I must admit I had greater hopes for this site, but after nearly 2 years there, I'm pretty disappointed with the sales.

Where do you see your level?

I am now doing stock for just over a year, so I started with then from zero to current 1200 images, made 68 sales for $158. This = 3 payouts in my first year and more than $2 per image sold (mixture vector and photos). They still pay decent commission (which is also more than can be said of most, even the bottom tier). They might not be rocketing, but has proven to me as being a constant, stable seller with decent commission, proper support and helpful staff.

More sales will obviously always be welcome, but it will take a lot to get me to drop them for one of the feeble excuses for RF sites currently on the list!

Charl

Microstock Man

  • microstockman.com

« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2012, 01:24 »
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Go My Account, Edit Account, then View Profile and you will see a little camera next to your name.  If you click on it you will see what they mean. :)

Sounds like your content is doing better there than mine.  Didn't mean I was going to drop them, just that they don't perform as strongly as I would have thought (with my content)

wut

« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2012, 06:49 »
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It's very slow there. With around 1300 files I only just reached the Green Camera level - which is only a measly 50 sales!

I must admit I had greater hopes for this site, but after nearly 2 years there, I'm pretty disappointed with the sales.

Where do you see your level?

I am now doing stock for just over a year, so I started with then from zero to current 1200 images, made 68 sales for $158. This = 3 payouts in my first year and more than $2 per image sold (mixture vector and photos). They still pay decent commission (which is also more than can be said of most, even the bottom tier). They might not be rocketing, but has proven to me as being a constant, stable seller with decent commission, proper support and helpful staff.

More sales will obviously always be welcome, but it will take a lot to get me to drop them for one of the feeble excuses for RF sites currently on the list!

Charl

And you're satisfied with that? You'd make that kind of money at SS in a few days with 1200 (decent) images ;)

« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2012, 09:12 »
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^^^CanStockPhoto buyers don't use SS.  For the few seconds a week it takes me to upload, I'm satisfied with the earnings.  I also don't want to rely too much on one site, spreading the portfolio around to all sites that make a payout every now and then seems like a sensible strategy to me.

« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2012, 09:49 »
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Canstock was an also-ran for me for a lot of years.  Lately it's pickup up in a major way, with sales up 175% year over year and a particularly impressive performance this month.  I'm selling a lot of images from series, which suits my approach to submissions.

In summary,they're low effort, and if the results are inconsistent month to month, they still justify a little additional time to upload.

CD123

« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2012, 15:11 »
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And you're satisfied with that? You'd make that kind of money at SS in a few days with 1200 (decent) images ;)

I am extremely satisfied to have them in my list of sites to upload to. I have quite a number of sites which take a lot more effort to upload to and perform much worse (just look to the list on your right here and you will find ample examples of worse performers).

As disorderly pointed out, they have been improving quite a lot and is it not a nice feeling to contribute to  an improving site lately!!!  ;)

Like our other wise friend, sharpshot mentioned, I also do not go for the one basket approach (and frankly, I am not in the $1000 a month league, so every bit helps).   ;) ;)

« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2012, 00:50 »
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I have a small port of 350 images (raster illustrations) and it seems to be hitting its stride and making monthly payouts now. I haven't made a payout at any of the other agencies yet.  I really like CanStock ... I consider them the 'minimal crap' agency and the fast reviews tell me that they actually want files.  90% of my sales there are files that would be -- or have been -- rejected at DT.  And it's true that every contributor is different: on 123 I've only had 8 sales on a port of 175 so far.

My only complaint there is that they should have come up with a more minimalist site redesign to emphasize the fact that they are a simple, easy, no-nonsense site and change the name to C-Stock or something like that because CanStock sounds a bit awkward.   ;) 

« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2012, 12:31 »
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It's very slow there. With around 1300 files I only just reached the Green Camera level - which is only a measly 50 sales!

I must admit I had greater hopes for this site, but after nearly 2 years there, I'm pretty disappointed with the sales.

Am I the only one being a happy camper at Canstock? For my part they do VERY well, being my second best agency after Shutterstock and giving me payouts twice as big as Fotolia and 123rf. I have a large vector or Illustrations portfolio which might help my case (I start noticing that Illustrations seems to sell better there than photos).

Also when mostly selling vectors we get 2.50$ (sub) or 5.00$ per image download, which adds up quickly. I have 721 sales since I joined in January 2011.

So my guess would be, for Illustrations Canstock seems to have a nice market there, but for photography, from what I hear from most photographer, they just don't sell enough?


 

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