MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: no salses at canstockphoto  (Read 11339 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« on: October 16, 2011, 08:11 »
0
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 ???


Slovenian

« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 08:21 »
0
I can only confirm that the sales over there are pathetic. I earned approx 6x more at 123RF in the first month and a half and I've started 123RF during the summer slump, unlike I started at CS in the best time of the year, at the end of August. So the sales are really at least 10x worse. Not a site that's worth contributing to, I've uploaded just over 150 photos there and I'm just sticking around 'till the first payout. There were also lots of bugs and glitches on the site when I started, lots of errors (image too small etc, while I uploaded 21 mpix photos) and the list just goes on and on. Definitely the worst MS site I've contributed to.

« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 08:28 »
0
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 ???

To make money in microstock you have to meet several criteria:

1. Usable concepts
2. Quality
3. Quantity
4. Upload to multiple sites (unless you want to go exclusive somewhere)

I think you would need 500-1000 images to start seeing any repeatable monthly income.  One of the most frequent mistakes new contributors to microstock make is the expectation of rolling in the income with only a handful of images.  Plus you've chosen to upload to middle tier sites.  Why not try to upload to Istock or Shutterstock?

Keep shooting, keep uploading.  If your stuff cuts the muster you'll start to see the counter move in the right direction.

« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 08:50 »
0
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 ???

To make money in microstock you have to meet several criteria:

1. Usable concepts
2. Quality
3. Quantity
4. Upload to multiple sites (unless you want to go exclusive somewhere)

I'm also uploading to Dreamstime and Fotolia with sales one both sites. Depositphotos was one of my very first sites i was uploading to, just to get the feeling of stock.  60 pics in portfolio and 3 subs sales but stopped uploading there for now. Last week added Alamy to my agencies (also submitting there some RM pics) just to give it a try.

It just a pity CS sales doesn't start off and it makes me wonder. The site seems ok after the recent update its even better. Support is extremely good, after posting any issue an immediate answer and if possible solution is given. Sales can be made without subscription which is a good thing to start promoting sales from my personal site.

I know that its difficult with a small starting portfolio it's hard to tell which agency will be the best in the long run.

 

« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 08:56 »
0
you need to be at the top 5 agencies, if not, you better do other thing beside stock, look at the Poll Results here at the right below CanStockPhoto ad

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"

« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 09:03 »
0
59 pictures? I'm with 355 and have 3 sales (  year no completed yet ). Even PM sells better than CS ( for me ). Hmm PM have something interesting.. Almost each view give me a sale.

As said, keep uploading, work with multiple agencies, and give my example. If in SS with 250 images i start see some regular sales, in low earners in need 5x more images to hit same volume of sales.

I will keep CS because it's easier submitting and good support. Probally, photos on hard disk will sell less...   
   

helix7

« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 09:57 »
0

A lot of people were raving about can stock a few months back so I signed up. Made $2 since. Total waste of time in my opinion.

« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2011, 11:11 »
0
It seemed to pick up a few months ago, then it faded again. Pity.

« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2011, 11:19 »
0
Sales are slow for me but I usually get something each month and the upload process is easy so I've continued to upload.  I only have about 200 images so I know I need to greatly increase my portfolio before I see more.  I also do a lot of food shots and when I look at the Recently Sold photo stream I can see that the buyers at CanStockPhoto are leaning towards more business and lifestyle shots so I know that my downloads will be lower until I expand to additional niches beyond food. 

« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2011, 11:26 »
0
I had about 350 sales this year with a portfolio of 1090 images (all illustrations). About $800 so far - not too bad.

« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2011, 12:34 »
0
I have 1276 photos there and 366$ of earnings overall... Bad enough... :(

« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2011, 12:56 »
0
I have 1276 photos there and 366$ of earnings overall... Bad enough... :(

I have a lot lower RPD, only two big sales..

since April 2009
Uploads:    4,611
Sales:    217
Earnings:    $220.24
« Last Edit: October 16, 2011, 14:19 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2011, 14:07 »
0
1310 images since July 2010, 39 sales, $45. Hopefully I'll reach my first payout this year.

« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2011, 15:21 »
0
I've been there for ages, my portfolio is small as in all agencies, and sales are very slow for me. Sometimes I have a gap of over a month between sales. Yesterday I had my first sale this month.

« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 16:09 »
0
Sales are slow but I think its worth using them.  I didn't upload until I had over 1,000 images.  Anything less than 500 and I'm not sure its worth the effort.  The upload is extremely easy, reviews are quick and they don't reject much.  They have sold several of my photos that were recently rejected by SS.  There were a few EL size sales with fotosearch that gave my earnings a nice boost but I haven't had one of those for a while.  I think they were swamped with new images and that's diluted earnings a bit but I still upload all my new stuff to them.

tab62

« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2011, 21:07 »
0
I am new and 23 sales so far and each month is getting better and better so stick with them...

Microbius

« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 04:50 »
0
I get at least one payout every month

« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2011, 09:33 »
0
Member since February. Portfolio of 122 images. 88 Sales.

If you have images that are successful at other sites, it is worth your time to upload to CS.

For me, CS is doing about the same as Dreamstime as far as revenue is concerned. Less sales, but a much higher RPD.

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"

« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2011, 10:00 »
0
If you have images that are successful at other sites, it is worth your time to upload to CS.

For me its far from true. Have some images that sells in Top Tier 4, middle, lower... and none sale at CanStockPhoto. More: These images are the least seen my portfolio ( less views  ).

So, it depends too, on which type of subjects You work. 

« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2011, 06:03 »
0
I am pretty satisfied with my sales at Canstockphoto. I am member since mart, have 193 illustrations, and usually have payout one in a month. The problem is I didn't receive my money almost 12 days. I made payment request on October 7th, and usually get money on 2nd and 17th in the month, but nothing is appeared on my MB account so far. They don't even responding to my e-mail about this issue. I really don't know what to think anymore.  :-\


« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2011, 07:16 »
0
Thank you for your response Duncan. I already feel better. :)

Slovenian

« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2011, 04:17 »
0
They're advertising current review times as 33 minutes (i think it was 12 minutes just the other day), which of course never happens, they're not FT, but what is worse they're processing my last batch for over 2 days. Unbelievable! And I said I wasn't going to post anything more on top of the initial 150 photos, but I just had to UL my latest series to get that lousy 50$ ASAP and get . outta there

« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2011, 05:06 »
0
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.

« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2011, 06:04 »
0
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.

PhotoDuneMicrostock Insider

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
6 Replies
1838 Views
Last post February 10, 2009, 15:53
by hroe
3 Replies
2469 Views
Last post June 23, 2011, 05:38
by Carl
4 Replies
1107 Views
Last post December 02, 2011, 20:28
by santosa laksana
11 Replies
1503 Views
Last post June 29, 2014, 06:42
by Nikovsk
27 Replies
1973 Views
Last post April 01, 2014, 06:27
by spike

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors