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« on: April 03, 2010, 18:54 »
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to be honest, I dont know how it works (photographer payoff) but its my second best selling agency after shutterstock.
It has overtaken (regarding my revenue) fotolia within 2 months, wow!
« Last Edit: January 05, 2011, 08:49 by OxfordSquare »


« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 19:41 »
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Their 'about us' area says that they started in 1996.
Sounds like good longevity for this business.

« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 19:42 »
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Yep, sales for .03...almost-free = still alive.

« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2010, 21:36 »
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How do you get to .03? Not a bad looking site. All the key words that interest me yielded mostly really bad images there. Is this site listed in a hidden below-low-earners section on the right?

« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 22:03 »
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I seriously hope people don't start flocking to them and encouraging their new plan .. they are selling unlimited download subscriptions for $329 a year !!!!! Man who took over and turned that company into a huge piece of &*^%*%? I remember they use to be a major player back in the day.

« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010, 03:32 »
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They offer this for $329:

"UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS PhotoSpin is the only subscription on the market that offers a truly unlimited service. You will have access to download as many images as you like during the term of your subscription. No limits."

That is....no comment....

I wonder how much they pay contributors?

« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2010, 06:41 »
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They offer this for $329:

"UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS PhotoSpin is the only subscription on the market that offers a truly unlimited service. You will have access to download as many images as you like during the term of your subscription. No limits."

That is....no comment....

I wonder how much they pay contributors?

I wonder that too. Can the OP give us some examples of how much he has received for different size sales so we can compare?

« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010, 07:19 »
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U saw their full page add in Photo District News magazine about a year ago, so it looks promising. There were Yuri's pictures there, too. I understood they are asking for exclusive pictures, is it true? After that I forgot about them. Thanks for reminding me, anyway!

« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010, 07:24 »
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Ok, I just saw it:
What does PhotoSpin pay?
There are 2 ways you can participate: you can either receive a 50% revenue split for exclusive images to PhotoSpin or a 40% revenue split for non-exclusive images. In both cases the copyright and the image remain yours, you're only licensing the image to us to distribute (as royalty free) to our customers on your behalf. Each revenue split is based upon the number of total downloads of your images per customer per month.

« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2010, 09:10 »
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Ok, I just saw it:
What does PhotoSpin pay?
There are 2 ways you can participate: you can either receive a 50% revenue split for exclusive images to PhotoSpin or a 40% revenue split for non-exclusive images. In both cases the copyright and the image remain yours, you're only licensing the image to us to distribute (as royalty free) to our customers on your behalf. Each revenue split is based upon the number of total downloads of your images per customer per month.

Yes, but how much is the revenue per picture?

« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2010, 10:26 »
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Yes, but how much is the revenue per picture?

You never know until after the last day of the month how much you have made.  Here's an example of mine from many months ago:

62992    145    2    $7.21    $0.04

User #62992 downloaded 145 total photos for his $7.21 subscription.  Two of those were mine so for both I made .04  That's .02 per photo download.

Extra, extra, read all about it - the new low had been broken! lol 

« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2010, 10:54 »
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Wow! 2 cents a pop! Let's rename it photoream.

« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2010, 11:07 »
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@Mantonio, so did you pull your images and cancel your account from there?

gbcimages

« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2010, 11:14 »
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I believe you can't close your account for 5 years

« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2010, 14:21 »
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I believe you can't close your account for 5 years

after 2 years

« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2010, 19:30 »
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now for the real surprise .. how many people will read this and go .. I'm gonna upload all my photos anyway and see what happens because last year I made 50 whole bucks off another low-earner and that's $50 I didn't have before ... there's a lot of *ahem* smart thinkers out there.  ???

« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2010, 19:51 »
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now for the real surprise .. how many people will read this and go .. I'm gonna upload all my photos anyway and see what happens because last year I made 50 whole bucks off another low-earner and that's $50 I didn't have before ... there's a lot of *ahem* smart thinkers out there.  ???

LOL

Where are my 2 cents!?  ;)

« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2010, 21:07 »
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Payment is sent when your balance reaches 1 billion dollars.  ;D

« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2010, 06:55 »
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OK so I had to test the waters and am very satisfied so far. First 150 images got 13 downloads and $3.69 for the first day.

« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2010, 09:43 »
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What everyone of you are doing there. Is some of you are uploading addicted ?

« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2010, 22:33 »
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Yes, but how much is the revenue per picture?

You never know until after the last day of the month how much you have made.  Here's an example of mine from many months ago:

62992    145    2    $7.21    $0.04

User #62992 downloaded 145 total photos for his $7.21 subscription.  Two of those were mine so for both I made .04  That's .02 per photo download.

Extra, extra, read all about it - the new low had been broken! lol 

Yes, good maths but what counts is cash in my hands  ;D
I get around 80,00 - 120,00 Dollar a month with 400 pictures.

bittersweet

« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2010, 22:43 »
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One of my clients has a subscription there. It was super cheap and there are pretty much no limits to how many files I can download. I don't see how any contributors can possibly make more than a few cents per download but maybe I'm missing something.

« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2011, 22:04 »
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One of my clients has a subscription there. It was super cheap and there are pretty much no limits to how many files I can download. I don't see how any contributors can possibly make more than a few cents per download but maybe I'm missing something.

I am not a contributor there but I have looked minutes ago and it isnt unlimited anymore, now its 50 daily.. Yuri is there

« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2011, 22:47 »
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Yes it's 1500 max monthly. Which is still an awful lot for this price. One year subscription on Shutterstock is about $2500, and you can download 25 images a day. One year at Photospin is $329-549 and you can download 50 a day. Seriously, they gotta be kidding. I don't know what Yuri is doing there:)

« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2011, 03:04 »
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Despite all the negative comments here, I might give Photospin a try IF they have an easy upload.

-In the bottom line I'm only interested in how much the client pays for an image they REALLY USE. For example they might upload 10 images for $0.03 a pop, but if they use only one of them it's the same as a $0.30 subscription download. And if they use it only in a small size, it's no worse than a $0.30 small size download. I'm still guessing the big players that use images a lot are using IS, SS etc. because they have more images to choose from.

-Yes I'm a bit concerned for piracy, but then again:

-I will only upload selected "crap", images that are collecting dust on other sites, perhaps 5% or 10% of my portfolio.


 

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