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ruxpriencdiam

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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2014, 11:30 »
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I am surprised that this link has yet to have been posted over here?

http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=141151&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2014, 11:58 »
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I have never had two payouts in a year. Of course my port isn't that popular I guess.
I try and create new stuff and upload at least one or two photos a day on average.
The problem with my port is I don't shoot people.That seems to be the most popular
target. I've been with SS since 2007 and  there is no change in sales always three to five sales a week. My port doesn't get found gets lost in the maze of others. I finally got a payout the other day and that will probably be the last one until next year sometime unless buyers find my port more often. KINDA DISCOURAGING!

« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2014, 12:01 »
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gimages... have you ever asked anyone to look at your keywords?  Sometimes keywording tips can make a huge difference.

« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2014, 12:19 »
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Yes I had the guys over at SS look at my port .They suggested I keyword more and I started key wording more. Just don't seem to be getting very many gallery views. maybe someone can look at my port from here.     Maybe I'm in the wrong business ! shutterstock.com./gbcimages

Valo

« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2014, 12:51 »
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I am surprised that this link has yet to have been posted over here?

http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=141151&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Sorry ruxpriencdiam, but that thread has nothing to do with the OP. And there are no answers in that thread to anything other then Shutterstock has left the building.

« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2014, 16:08 »
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I have never had two payouts in a year. Of course my port isn't that popular I guess.
I try and create new stuff and upload at least one or two photos a day on average.
The problem with my port is I don't shoot people.That seems to be the most popular
target. I've been with SS since 2007 and  there is no change in sales always three to five sales a week. My port doesn't get found gets lost in the maze of others. I finally got a payout the other day and that will probably be the last one until next year sometime unless buyers find my port more often. KINDA DISCOURAGING!

Wow, you have been submitting 1-2 images a day for the past 7 years?  If we take 1.5/day as an average, that is about 548/year or 3833 over the past seven years, and you only get 3-5 sales a week?  I'd say that's much more than kinda discouraging.  You should get some sort of perseverance award - I would have given up long ago with that kind of result.  I tried to look at your port but couldn't find it.  I don't shoot people or other popular subjects either but get much better results than that with far fewer images.  If it isn't the quality of your images then it must be keywording - are you using the free microstockgroup keywording tool?  If not, you should try it out, it's a great help.

Rinderart

« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2014, 16:11 »
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I have never had two payouts in a year. Of course my port isn't that popular I guess.
I try and create new stuff and upload at least one or two photos a day on average.
The problem with my port is I don't shoot people.That seems to be the most popular
target. I've been with SS since 2007 and  there is no change in sales always three to five sales a week. My port doesn't get found gets lost in the maze of others. I finally got a payout the other day and that will probably be the last one until next year sometime unless buyers find my port more often. KINDA DISCOURAGING!

Wow, you have been submitting 1-2 images a day for the past 7 years?  If we take 1.5/day as an average, that is about 548/year or 3833 over the past seven years, and you only get 3-5 sales a week?  I'd say that's much more than kinda discouraging.  You should get some sort of perseverance award - I would have given up long ago with that kind of result.  I tried to look at your port but couldn't find it.  I don't shoot people or other popular subjects either but get much better results than that with far fewer images.  If it isn't the quality of your images then it must be keywording - are you using the free microstockgroup keywording tool?  If not, you should try it out, it's a great help.

it's the only one I use now. THANK YOU.

« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2014, 17:10 »
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I meant to say as of lately I try and upload one or two photos on average a day. I have close to 1100 images. I've started to keyword more as of lately also.

my port is shutterstock.com/gbcimages

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« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2014, 17:28 »
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I meant to say as of lately I try and upload one or two photos on average a day. I have close to 1100 images. I've started to keyword more as of lately also.

my port is shutterstock.com/gbcimages
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« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2014, 17:41 »
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r u using google? I can get on it everytime I try

« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2014, 17:45 »
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« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2014, 17:47 »
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« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2014, 17:50 »
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thanks,that's it. sorry I for got to put the g in there.

« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2014, 17:57 »
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I think my port is pretty simple and easy and that's why I don't get  a lot of sales.

I'm not a professional photographer like a lot of u. I'm retired from my job in manufacturing. I don't do this year round I have other things in the fire that I do to make extra .

« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2014, 18:15 »
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I think my port is pretty simple and easy and that's why I don't get  a lot of sales.

I'm not a professional photographer like a lot of u. I'm retired from my job in manufacturing. I don't do this year round I have other things in the fire that I do to make extra .

no need to apologize for something you worked hard.
perharps it is just that, ie. pretty simple and easy.    which was my first impression when i browse your work.  could you not combine some of the simple and easy and make it look more which a client might just have use ? go for quality as opposed to quantity?

see what sold for you, and go with those in a more elaborate manner?

just wondering  ;)

« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2014, 18:32 »
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thanks,I appreciate . Most of the images I sell are isolated things on white. Most all of my photos that I upload get's rejected now since they are getting more technical.It's about 50/50 for sales between illust and photos. I'm in the process of getting a new and better lenses for my camera so maybe some more of my photos will be better and get accepted.

« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2014, 22:02 »
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SS has always been the highest performer for me, and it continues to be so, but for the first time in the several years I've been a contributor there, I failed to make payout for two consecutive months (July and August).  I've had a few months here and there that I was just a bit short of the required minimum for payout, but never for two months in a row... until now.  I'm wondering if it's just a fluke, or is it the beginning of a trend?   :-\

What's your payout set at? How many images do you have? Can you link to your gallery on SS?


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« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2014, 07:14 »
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