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« on: January 27, 2008, 19:02 »
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So far I have 123 images at 123RF.  Since the begining of December I've had a total of 2 sales.  One a subscription and one a credit.  Is it worth continuing uploading to this site or a waste of time?

Connie


« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 19:47 »
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It not doing well for me either, two sales in three months.

« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 20:12 »
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Just started uploading there for almost two months and have a portfolio of 567 images. I've had 29 downloads at 123RF this month with 13 of them subscription sales.  I have a diverse portfolio and a wide range of them have been downloaded there.

« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 21:39 »
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123RF is a quiet but consistent low earner - my 6th best normally.  Easy to upload, so I stay there.  Subs sales are a bit too common and that's the only real con in their site.

Regards,
Adelaide

DanP68

« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 23:12 »
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They make up about 3%-4% of my total earnings, roughly 1/3 that of BigStock.  I suppose it is up to each individual to determine if it is worth the effort or not.  Personally I think they have the potential to grow at least as large as BigStock.  They came from Inmagine for one.  They also have a sharp, fast, good looking website.

« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2008, 23:38 »
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123RF is a bit slow for me as well, but 20 times as fast as LO and not much behind BS. The ultra-easy upload makes me stay, although I'm not to happy with nearly 50% subscriptions there.

« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 02:09 »
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Slow but steady sales, not much more than crestock and LO are catching up.

« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2008, 05:14 »
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123RF was slower than usual for me this month but got better after the 15 so I might have a BME. It takes at the moment 7% of my earnings.
Overall I like the website and I my best sellers are very differents to the ones in IS and SS.
One thing to do increase sale is to "pimp" 20 of your pictures by adding them to your favorites, it really works very well.
I like the new movable watermark very much
L

« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2008, 05:31 »
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i have pretty slow sales at 123RF too, now sure how they managed to get ahead of bigstock in the voting, but they obviously must be doing all right for some people.

jsnover

« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2008, 10:20 »
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I think you get to "Fave" 5% of your portfolio - rather than a fixed number of pictures as noted above. I think it does make a difference in sales.

Back in November I'd commented on one site that 123-rf sales were a rounding error in the monthly totals for me and got e-mail from Alex, one of their admins. He suggested I "Fave" some images to improve their placement in search results.

December and January are much improved at 123-rf so that they're now just below DT at the bottom of the money-worth-counting list (versus scraping along the bottom with CanStock as they had been).

« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2008, 10:59 »
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I have 3 times more sales on BS then 123RF. it has always been a slow and low earner for me but like mentioned  a steady one as well.

« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2008, 15:01 »
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I will try the "Fave" thing and see if it makes a difference for me. 

Connie

« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2008, 19:01 »
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I will try the "Fave" thing and see if it makes a difference for me. 

Connie

within a couple of weeks of doing the faved, my sales increased heaps.  Once a week I spend ten minutes, have a look and my old faves, new images I want to be faves, faves that haven't sold etc.  Its a system I like.

This month 123rf will be my number 4 at about 6% of sales, double what I get from StockXpert.

Phil

« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2008, 19:10 »
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my sales suck there... i'll try this fav thing...  if it works for me, it should work for  everyone...  I'll let you know how it goes.... 8)=tom

dbvirago

« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2008, 19:17 »
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Normally a steady producer for me, but it's been quiet since Friday. Strange. I also refresh the faves periodically.

« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2008, 23:39 »
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Having a BME at 123rf


November = 0
December = 0
January     = 3 (BME) only one of these was subscription

I am now up to 103 images there and will continue to upload as their Upload system is a breeze and their fast approval process of generally 14-16 hours rocks !

Mark

« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2008, 05:40 »
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The fave feature works great!  Which reminds me, I need to go back and fave some more.  :-)

And yes, it's worth it to upload to 123RF.  They are consistently exceeding BigStock for me.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2008, 12:43 by Karimala »

« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2008, 19:05 »
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The "Fave" feature increases in proportion to the size of your portfolio (I believe its 5% since I'm just around 100 images approved there)

I am hoping to confirm that it goes higher after I get up to say 125 or 150 images.

I think its a great feature !

Mark

« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2008, 00:47 »
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Yes, the faves really do help! Check this one out too (Watermark tool) http://submit.123rf.com/watermark_pos.php

« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2008, 23:12 »
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my sales suck there... i'll try this fav thing...  if it works for me, it should work for  everyone...  I'll let you know how it goes.... 8)=tom

just pulling back my comment..    I tried the fav thing.   I don't know if it is just a big fat coincidence or what...  but I started selling after I did it...  I'm not going to be retiring on my 123 sales,  but  at least  something's happening now!...    got nothing to lose but a little time setting it up.   give it a try if your  sales are poor to zero there.  8)=tom

« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2008, 23:59 »
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Personally from among seven sites that I contribute to, I find 123rf the most consistent thus moving into my third best seller, after SS and IS and knocking DT into fourth. While I didn't add any new images for four months (Oct 07 to Jan 08) , 123 seemed the site least affected by this...

nruboc

« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2008, 00:12 »
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Thanks for the tip on the FAVS, it nice to see a helpful thread instead of a thread by a certain member bragging how great they are and how they know everything about Photoshop

« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2008, 17:40 »
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I had a BME at 123rf in January and am approaching another BME there for February (crossing fingers) based on a portfolio of 124 images.

I have been using the "Fav" feature and images that have been faved have seen increased exposure and sales.

Mark

« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2008, 18:05 »
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February is a BME for me also (which means only US$9.19...), and I've reached my first pay-out.  Also an increase in credit/subs sales, which is always good news.

Regards,
Adelaide

DanP68

« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2008, 23:28 »
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Already over $12 this month Adelaide, and averaging $0.78 per sale even with a few subscriptions.  I could not be more pleased with the progress at 123rf, and I hope it continues.


 

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