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« on: May 13, 2016, 07:48 »
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Did anybody have recent sales at 500px?

I used to have one or two sales per month until February but not a single one after that...                       


« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 10:20 »
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Did anybody have recent sales at 500px?

I used to have one or two sales per month until February but not a single one after that...                       

This is also my observation.

500px performed very well for me, for at least half a year, until February, indeed.
After that, I had only one large sale in March, only two small sales in April, nothing in May, so far.

Is this related to that commission cut and strategy "revamping", in some shape or form, or just a coincidence?

« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 11:08 »
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500px has been losing traffic since the commission cut in March.

It could also be the negativity surrounding the commission cut. It was all over the news and many buyers were aware of it and stopped buying from them.

500PX is a community. Many of the buyers were contributors and vise versa.

« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 14:09 »
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God knows, I disabled my store.

« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 14:11 »
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Anyway, nice to hear, buyers dumped them.

« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 15:40 »
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It would be nice to find out that their totally graceless slashing of commissions actually backfired on them.    I'm one of those who immediately closed my account.

« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 19:06 »
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I closed my account there too.  Had all my underwater work there.

« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2016, 00:53 »
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So do I !
I closed my account immediately after that "wonderful" announcement !

« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2016, 12:34 »
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Same here, closed my account and never looked back.

« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2016, 01:26 »
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I sold my very first photo today and it was the first photo I have uploaded. I am over the moon. It was bought in XL and I got 0.25 for it. I have only 4 images on that website at the moment. I still can't believe I sold a photo. Just had to share that with you.

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ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2016, 02:16 »
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^^ And are you still a Happy Bunny?

« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2016, 03:39 »
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I sold my very first photo today and it was the first photo I have uploaded. I am over the moon. It was bought in XL and I got 0.25 for it. I have only 4 images on that website at the moment. I still can't believe I sold a photo. Just had to share that with you.

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Are you sure youre talking about 500px?

« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2016, 04:39 »
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No. It was on Fotolia.

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2016, 19:18 »
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i got a mail from them for their market that i need to post on my prof more private things like my id and phone number and stuff like that like that is with other agencies.
the thing is after i read about the site here should i go and remove my portofolio from the market?
or stay with them waiting for a sale

« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2016, 04:09 »
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I recently had two sales totaling about $100 commission. I only have images there now that I also sell on microstock, so not too bad.

« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2016, 14:59 »
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Did anybody have recent sales at 500px?

I used to have one or two sales per month until February but not a single one after that...                       

Same here. Nothing since the commission cut.

« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2016, 12:20 »
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Hi ShadySue, sorry I only just saw your question. Well, I am still a happy bunny but when I went to a photo shop today I had to get it off my chest how much money  I got paid for my now 2 sold photos. I can't even buy a cup of coffee for it. At least it will pay for a couple can of cat food. :-)
I do feel much more appreciated on my award winning survey website.

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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2016, 21:05 »
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Nope, also because I deleted all my photos. I had uploaded more there than most places due to the nice Lightroom plugin.

« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2016, 09:34 »
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There's still an opportunity for someone new to come in to this market and do it right.   Some new mix of inspection, curation, social interaction, control over price, keyword search, a modern looking gallery presentation,  and promotional tie-ins.  Oh and maybe a bit of up-front honesty and respect for contributors.  We've seen plenty of sites that have some items from that list but not enough of them.  FAA, Crated, 500px, SmugMug, RedBubble, on and on - not one of them has it all together.   There's a market for wall art photos and serious photographers are willing to pay a few bucks to the site that finally gets it all together.

 
« Last Edit: May 26, 2016, 10:41 by stockastic »

ShadySue

« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2016, 11:40 »
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Hi ShadySue, sorry I only just saw your question. Well, I am still a happy bunny but when I went to a photo shop today I had to get it off my chest how much money  I got paid for my now 2 sold photos. I can't even buy a cup of coffee for it. At least it will pay for a couple can of cat food. :-)
I do feel much more appreciated on my award winning survey website.

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Sorry, my comment was before you said your 25c was on Fotolia. I had assumed it was a 25c from 500px, and didn't think anyone would be happy at that.

Still, good you live somewhere with cheap cat food!

« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2016, 12:55 »
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I just got a $10.20 sale!  >:(  Yay me!

These guys messed up big time a very promising website!
« Last Edit: May 27, 2016, 12:58 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2016, 12:56 »
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« Last Edit: May 27, 2016, 12:59 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2016, 13:03 »
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I just got a $10.20 sale!  >:(  Yay me!

These guys messed up big time a very promising website!

It's kinda funny that 30% of their traffic comes from the word "nude". Their community were also their buyers, which they p*ssed off after the commission cut.

« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2016, 11:46 »
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Hi Everybody,

Does anybody license "main stream concept" stock photos on 500px?

By "main stream" I am referring to popular concepts like:  Business meetings, interactions, teamwork, home lifestyle, etc.

If so, any luck?  If not, why not?

Thanks!  -m

« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2016, 12:49 »
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I take back what I said about their traffic dropping. It was dropping when I originally made the post, but their traffic has been rising quite a bit lately.

And based on their recent marketing and advertising, they're really pushing hard as a stock photo website instead a community. They're positioning themselves as a macro site, with much cheaper prices than Getty and more expensive than micros.

Their commission cut really sucks, but it hasn't slowed down contributors from uploading.


 

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