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« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2012, 05:06 »
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721 sales in a year = well done ! :-)
I don't have much sales there since (41 since beginning of september 2011 - ~400 images port) but I always wonder if it's not only because i don't put my illustrations in vector format (only jpegs)...
Maybe I should delete all jpegs and re-upload...?


« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2012, 15:38 »
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Defintely.

Canstock automatically converts your EPS (vector) to JPG, and offer both to users.

Of my 700 sales, 300 of those are EPS format. Commission on EPS is great (2.50$ to 5.00$) so it adds up quickly. If you have the EPS version of you illulstrations, I would recommend removing the port and re-uploading as EPS (with meta data in it), you might be losing some sales there.

I have a fairly large portfolio now (3500 images), I started with 400 at the beginning of the year.

At 400 images (vector) I had around 20 sales per month, and right now I have around 100 per month.

Hope a bit of stats help you, but considering 300 EPS out of 720 sales, it means 41% (more or less) of my sales are EPS, so that is a lot.

« Reply #77 on: January 26, 2012, 04:23 »
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Thanks a lot for the advice Morphart. That helps me a lot !
your stats are very significant

Fortunately I put IPTC data in my images each time i upload so it won't be very painful
I'll probably remove most of my images, but slowly and smoothly (just to be sure i don't bother the CS inspector team ;-)

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #78 on: January 26, 2012, 06:44 »
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Apparently you're right, Morphart.  I'm a photographer, and prior to this past December, I'd average about half a dozen sales per month.  Had twelve sales in June, one sale in July.  Had six sales in November and then... nothing.  One sale a couple of days ago.  I like CanStockPhoto, and I really hope it does well, but so far that's not the case for me.  (My portfolio there is 1,313 files.)

« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2012, 11:14 »
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The only thing about uploading vectors on CanStockP is that the jpeg preview images generated automatically aren't very clean and well rendered
That's what made me prefer to upload only jpegs at the beginning

Another thing i'm wondering is if you always feed the category fields after your files are accepted ?
Probably useful if CS buyers uses oftenly the 'browse' menu...

« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2012, 18:18 »
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Apparently you're right, Morphart.  I'm a photographer, and prior to this past December, I'd average about half a dozen sales per month.  Had twelve sales in June, one sale in July.  Had six sales in November and then... nothing.  One sale a couple of days ago.  I like CanStockPhoto, and I really hope it does well, but so far that's not the case for me.  (My portfolio there is 1,313 files.)


Yes I do feel after reading a lot of threads on Canstock that illustrations does better there then photography.

This thread here is another example of it:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/canstockphoto-com/can-stock-blowing-up!/

@Pixmicro
Check with their support, I don't seem to have that issue with my Illustration. The preview looks like the my illustration even when I zoom in.

I had issues before with Bigstock because my illustrations EPS were set to CMYK instead of RGB, so the color got distorted, maybe you can check this too just in case.

gillian

  • *Gillian*

« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2012, 04:51 »
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Total newbie, uploaded about 40 images from my fledgling portfolio (total 70 to date). After a few days of nothing I got one view and one sale. Best Graph Ever. It can only go downhill from this glorious statistical moment.

santosa laksana

  • White Flower.88.
« Reply #82 on: January 30, 2012, 10:42 »
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I read all the letters of an existing, canstock actually very good in sales. just does not easily get all the sales. So in my opinion, better keep uploading and patiently hoping to get a sale.

« Reply #83 on: March 11, 2016, 21:21 »
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As newbie I've started submitting to canstockphoto and 123rf about the same time. On Canstock I've 59 pictures in portfolio on 123rf 48. Sales on CS just around 0   ???. Sales on 123rf 9  :D. Does any newbie had some sales on CS ???

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« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2016, 21:34 »
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When I used to have less than 50% images at CS, I already had sales. But the downloads are concentrated on particular category, the photos were about floods.

Probably, depends on the category. So I'm good sales at CS than 123RF.

« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2016, 23:22 »
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Four year old thread.

« Reply #86 on: March 25, 2016, 09:32 »
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As newbie I've started submitting to canstockphoto and 123rf about the same time. On Canstock I've 59 pictures in portfolio on 123rf 48. Sales on CS just around 0   ???. Sales on 123rf 9  :D. Does any newbie had some sales on CS ???

I had only good things to say about CS when I started out: I even had my very first sale ever through that agency -- surely something to remember ;)

That was back in 2014. Since then, I have kept uploading. Very few consecutive sales since, so I can confirm it seems very slow on CS now.

CanStockPhoto might want to actually get in more buyers, pitch the agency and artists' work to editors, bloggers, newspapers etc to increase actual sales. Basically, that's the same thing every single one of us needs to do, ideally when selling independently -- unless, of course, we're work-shy or freeloaders or wimps, and for that very reasons stay in this microstock business and with these microstock "agencies" who, more often than not, take 70% as a "commission" (it should be the other way round): the agent is supposed to have 30%, else it's not a commission.

(Similarly, a 120% interest rate -- or tax, as the Swedish used to have earlier -- would not be an interest rate (or tax) but a rip-off or plain theft. Everyone outside those "agencies" -- or European governments of various flavours -- knows that.)

On that note, i e commission levels, CanStockPhoto seems to be one of the better agencies taking "only" 50%.

They ought to work at their overall performance though and actually be able to make sales happen! An agent not selling is not actually an agent either...
« Last Edit: March 25, 2016, 09:40 by Hi Cliff(s)! »

« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2016, 11:20 »
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I have few sales with canstock every month. Some small sales .25 and vector 5$ sales :) not bad. Almost like bigstockphoto.

Rinderart

« Reply #88 on: May 09, 2016, 16:17 »
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Didn't even know they were still around. Is Duncan still running the joint?

« Reply #89 on: May 09, 2016, 16:23 »
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Funny enough, but I saw this thread update right when I was deleting, one by one, all the pictures from my portfolio at CS in order to be able to delete/cancel my account there (seriously, this is just a disgrace from their side by not allowing closing account in a more humane way). Why? Not a single (!) sale after almost a year with few hundred photos in port. Ok, this could be fine for places like Alamy, but not at 100% microstock agency paying you 25-30 cents per download...

« Reply #90 on: May 09, 2016, 16:36 »
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They have really crapped out as a ms site - from inane rejections, to almost zero sales, this site has fallen by the wayside.

The only change ive seen is on the homepage now you can opt in to give them an image to give away for free, and links to promote their site.
How contributer friendly!
(Pls dont chime back with 'this benefits contributers by promoting their ports blah blah)

« Reply #91 on: May 09, 2016, 16:47 »
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Last 2 batches 100% accepted and while sales have never been the best there, they are steady.  Funny how we all perceive sites differently, I much prefer CanStockPhoto to some of the more shady sites that have cut commissions and keep changing things that make it harder for us to make money.

« Reply #92 on: May 09, 2016, 18:31 »
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Last 2 batches 100% accepted and while sales have never been the best there, they are steady.  Funny how we all perceive sites differently, I much prefer CanStockPhoto to some of the more shady sites that have cut commissions and keep changing things that make it harder for us to make money.

Agree.  CanStockPhoto is still a steady, if not big, earner.  I get a payout every month and no drama or BS.  And yes, Duncan is there even tho he sold to another company a few years back.  I don't remember what company bought them.

« Reply #93 on: May 10, 2016, 03:28 »
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I get a pay out every month.  It doesn't seem to have the dramas that most sites have from time to time and is easy to upload to.

« Reply #94 on: May 10, 2016, 06:36 »
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Never had single sale on CanStock.
I'm in from august 2015, now I have like 400 images in sale on CanStock...
I sell the same pictures on others low earners too like Deposit of BigStock.. and I have sales...
I'm still uploading to CanStock cause their indexing system is fast and painless...otherwise I would have already drop it.

if you want to accept advice from another noob: try SH, Fotolia, iStock first of all..

« Reply #95 on: May 11, 2016, 13:33 »
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Didn't even know they were still around. Is Duncan still running the joint?

I think that Duncan is now smoking the joint

« Reply #96 on: May 11, 2016, 20:21 »
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Yeah sales wise as bad as Alamy and Zoonar for me. The only three where I have not sold a single image.

« Reply #97 on: May 14, 2016, 01:48 »
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My sales stop for a long time every time when it is close to payout

« Reply #98 on: May 14, 2016, 11:33 »
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Last 2 batches 100% accepted and while sales have never been the best there, they are steady.  Funny how we all perceive sites differently, I much prefer CanStockPhoto to some of the more shady sites that have cut commissions and keep changing things that make it harder for us to make money.

Agree.  CanStockPhoto is still a steady, if not big, earner.  I get a payout every month and no drama or BS.  And yes, Duncan is there even tho he sold to another company a few years back.  I don't remember what company bought them.

Same here, I'm very happy with CanStock.

« Reply #99 on: May 14, 2016, 12:44 »
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I have monthly sales at CS, my portfolio has less than 200 images and videos


 

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