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m@m

« Reply #200 on: June 25, 2010, 15:39 »
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Pull my photos out of there (about 400) at the beginning of the year...
1 SALE IN ALMOST A YEAR!!!... :o


WarrenPrice

« Reply #201 on: June 25, 2010, 15:45 »
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I've had a really good run at Cutcaster, but only with exclusive images and all were editorial only.  I really should be offering more support for John.  I haven't uploaded in quite awhile but certainly won't be pulling the portfolio.

If it makes any difference to anyone ... I think we have noted from the very beginning that John's is a unique site and the most logical approach to "pricing your own" is offering them exclusively.

Or, price them in the same range as Big Four Credit Sales.

« Reply #202 on: June 25, 2010, 15:49 »
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I've had a really good run at Cutcaster, but only with exclusive images and all were editorial only.  I really should be offering more support for John.  I haven't uploaded in quite awhile but certainly won't be pulling the portfolio.

If it makes any difference to anyone ... I think we have noted from the very beginning that John's is a unique site and the most logical approach to "pricing your own" is offering them exclusively.

Or, price them in the same range as Big Four Credit Sales.

How about automatic price setting algorithm? I got impression it should set most optimal price.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #203 on: June 25, 2010, 15:51 »
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^^^ That was the intention, I suppose.  Does it seem to work for you?

I prefer the "no less than" choice.

« Reply #204 on: June 26, 2010, 11:26 »
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Ok, it's not happening yet.  But I see no reason not to leave my images there, and will probably resume uploading. 

I recently closed my account at Fotolia because I basically didn't trust them - their goofy non-responses to questions, and growing ring of shadowy "partner" sites gave me a bad feeling. 

None of that is going on at CutCaster.  The more images John has,  the more he'll be able to attract new customers.   Pricing, search functionality, etc. can all be changed, new approaches can be tried, as long as he has enough content to work with. 

I can start to foresee microstock changing for the better (from my point of view).  I think some of the really big producers will start putting up their own sites and selling direct - pulling their portfolios from the microstocks.   If that starts happening, today's 'big' microstocks won't have such an overwhelming advantages over sites like CutCaster.  Arcurs is great at what he does, but he doesn't do what I do.  My small group of oddball object shots makes a decent number of sales, but not enough to be worthwhile at 25 cents per download.  What might work better for me is to get away from sites where pricing is structured for high-volume images and has no flexibility.   

« Reply #205 on: June 26, 2010, 22:27 »
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Is there a way to change  the pricing in bulk for images you already have on sale?

« Reply #206 on: June 27, 2010, 06:23 »
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Is there a way to change  the pricing in bulk for images you already have on sale?

You need to contact John...

« Reply #207 on: June 27, 2010, 11:09 »
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Is there a way to change  the pricing in bulk for images you already have on sale?

Apparently not, and we really need a way to do that.


cascoly

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« Reply #209 on: June 28, 2010, 21:19 »
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i submitted to cut early on, and after LO it was about the most frie3ndly site around with good suppoty, but after a year w just 1 sale it's realy KIA if not DOA. i stopped upl'ing long ago.  too bad, but i dont have the time

steve

« Reply #210 on: August 18, 2010, 15:00 »
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I just had one extended license sale on Cutcaster! I have to say I was surprised as i didn't have any sales in a long time. I guess I am finally getting my first payout, too. I really hope things change for the better there. I appreciate the great support John has provided.

« Reply #211 on: August 18, 2010, 17:25 »
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I just had one extended license sale on Cutcaster! I have to say I was surprised as i didn't have any sales in a long time. I guess I am finally getting my first payout, too. I really hope things change for the better there. I appreciate the great support John has provided.

Hurray for your EL!

I am a little perturbed at my latest experience with Cutcaster. I asked that my photos be removed back in May and John handled that promptly. He removed my photos and closed my account. Last week I came across some of my pictures on ImageTrail. I have opted out of all partner programs (months ago) so I couldn't figure out why there were there. When I followed my image link, they trailed back to four pages of my images that were up on Cutcaster! My account was back open and there were images there! Images and my account that I verified had previously been deleted. No sales.

Yeah, I know, everybody makes mistakes blah, blah blah. I'm sorry, I feel the same way about this as I felt about the Thinkstock debacle, which was when I had been opted out of partner programs on IS for months and yet my images showed up on Thinkstock. I think you might as well consider me invisible and run your SUV right over me fifty times, because I think it shows a supreme lack of respect for other peoples property. Of ALL the things that should be done professionally and correct, it's the handling of contributors property.

But none of this really matters because nothing is going to change at any of the sites. In fact, I think it's getting worse.


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