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Dan

« on: May 30, 2013, 14:35 »
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     They  just  past  canstock  and  just  85 cent  out  of  1st  place.  They  are  the  best  so  far  for  me,


« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 15:02 »
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 15:48 »
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I'll say it again... 123RF is top tier.   They'll officially be one of the "Big 4" in four to six months.


« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 15:55 »
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I'll say it again... 123RF is top tier.   They'll officially be one of the "Big 4" in four to six months.

I very much agree with you!

I've been with them for more then 6 years and this year I've had a couple BME and this month I made BME on the 19th. I feel 123rf is a fantastic site!

« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 15:56 »
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I'll say it again... 123RF is top tier.   They'll officially be one of the "Big 4" in four to six months.

123RF is my consistent second place earner and by a large margin. I've seen big increases over the past couple months.

Dan

« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 16:01 »
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     It  started  having  more  sales  since  the  begining  of  the  year.     85 cents  out  of  1st  place  in  earnings.

« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 16:23 »
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They've been my #1 for two of the last three months.

« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 16:31 »
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They have increased a lot for me as well and are now clear winners of the middle tier but still have a long way to go to make top tier for me.

Mactrunk

« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 16:32 »
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I am there for less than a year but they only make me about 8% of what I earn at Shutterstock and are at nr. 4 for me. Would like to know what your percentage is for them compared to SS. I even have 100 more images there than at SS.

« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 16:58 »
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I am there for less than a year but they only make me about 8% of what I earn at Shutterstock and are at nr. 4 for me. Would like to know what your percentage is for them compared to SS. I even have 100 more images there than at SS.
For me they make about a sixth or SS,  and about a third of what they do at the other top sites DT, Fot and IS.

gillian vann

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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 16:58 »
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ok i'm having a BME too - not saying much! I have more images with them than SS, iS, DT and nearly double FT, and they are still 5th.

CD123

« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 17:03 »
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Dare anyone say that their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working...........  8)

After this month I should be on tier 4 (80 to gain from last year to get there).

Will get payout this month and did last, after loosing out for the first 3 months due to the commission cut.

« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 20:36 »
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I'm a very happy 123rf contributor with steady increasing payout. 2012 was great but they are improving months by months on 2013

« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 21:02 »
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I like their very fast review time of my images (usually).  Sales for me have tended to trickle up this year.. although they only make a quarter or so of my SS earnings.   :)

« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 21:34 »
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Dare anyone say that their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working...........  8)

Their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working.

gillian vann

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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2013, 22:25 »
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Dare anyone say that their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working...........  8)

Their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working.

omg, some positive feedback on the MSG forums!! good to see.
might push them up a little further on my upload list.

CD123

« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2013, 23:17 »
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Dare anyone say that their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working...........  8)

Their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working.

omg, some positive feedback on the MSG forums!! good to see.
might push them up a little further on my upload list.
Well, especially if the rise in sales could have been caused by reduced pricing (especially coming from a reduction in commission), IT IS A HIGH RISK STATEMENT!!!!

« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2013, 02:15 »
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I am considering leaving them - lowest RPD for months (aside from lowest earnings generally).

« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2013, 03:48 »
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Complete opposite, 50% drop compared to last month.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2013, 07:14 »
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123RF is one of the few sites where I never sold one image

« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2013, 08:47 »
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Dare anyone say that their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working...........  8)

Their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working.

omg, some positive feedback on the MSG forums!! good to see.
might push them up a little further on my upload list.
Well, especially if the rise in sales could have been caused by reduced pricing (especially coming from a reduction in commission), IT IS A HIGH RISK STATEMENT!!!!

It could be that the people who do well there are selling even more, and the ones who never did well there are selling less and less.  Those who do well probably saw a rise up to Level 6, so the increase in commission coupled with an increase in downloads is leading to a very nice rise in earnings.  I know this is my case, and I'm betting it's true for a number of others.

« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2013, 09:01 »
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Dare anyone say that their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working...........  8)

Their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working.
I was one of the lucky ones that stayed at 50% and I have noticed an increase in the amount of dls and earnings since the change.

omg, some positive feedback on the MSG forums!! good to see.
might push them up a little further on my upload list.
Well, especially if the rise in sales could have been caused by reduced pricing (especially coming from a reduction in commission), IT IS A HIGH RISK STATEMENT!!!!

It could be that the people who do well there are selling even more, and the ones who never did well there are selling less and less.  Those who do well probably saw a rise up to Level 6, so the increase in commission coupled with an increase in downloads is leading to a very nice rise in earnings.  I know this is my case, and I'm betting it's true for a number of others.
I was one of the lucky ones that stayed at 50% and I have noticed an increase in the amount of dls and earnings since the changes.

fritz

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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2013, 09:08 »
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For me they're as good as Photodune and Dreamstime but  much better than Fotolia, DepositPhotos,Bigstockphoto and Pond5.

CD123

« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2013, 14:23 »
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It could be that the people who do well there are selling even more, and the ones who never did well there are selling less and less.  Those who do well probably saw a rise up to Level 6, so the increase in commission coupled with an increase in downloads is leading to a very nice rise in earnings.  I know this is my case, and I'm betting it's true for a number of others.

Very good point, but I actually took a % knock starting up on a level 3. My sales amount took an immediate drop due to it and I stopped hitting the monthly payout bracket. Within 3 months though, the volume went up adequately to place me back where I was amount wise and with the points system I will now probably go up to level 4, speeding up my income rise beyond the point it was when the new system was introduced.

Thus, in short, I survived the commission cut (full recovery) and should be able to reap now the further benefit of increased sales.

I guess anyone who started the new scheme on a low level 3 or lower will take proportionally longer to recover.

lisafx

« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2013, 15:31 »
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I'm having a BMY there in May.  Very welcome, considering that some other sites have been so slow. 

They are still nowhere near my top tier though. 

« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2013, 15:46 »
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Dare anyone say that their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working...........  8)

Their marketing ploy and price strategy for 2013 is working.

omg, some positive feedback on the MSG forums!! good to see.
might push them up a little further on my upload list.
Well, especially if the rise in sales could have been caused by reduced pricing (especially coming from a reduction in commission), IT IS A HIGH RISK STATEMENT!!!!

It could be that the people who do well there are selling even more, and the ones who never did well there are selling less and less.  Those who do well probably saw a rise up to Level 6, so the increase in commission coupled with an increase in downloads is leading to a very nice rise in earnings.  I know this is my case, and I'm betting it's true for a number of others.

Nope, I'm at level 5 and I was doing better and better each month up to now, now a near 50% drop.

« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2013, 16:26 »
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It might be working for them, not for me. The # of sales is about the same but the %age drop means I make less and they make more.

« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2013, 17:13 »
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It might be working for them, not for me. The # of sales is about the same but the %age drop means I make less and they make more.

pretty much my situation - what is different though - I added probably another 150 images in the past months - my sales are still the same level though - no real upload impact. Ranks lowest on my RPI the whole year so far, lowest RPD 3 out of 5 months (yes, that means lower than shutterstock). Not liking it at all.

« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2013, 21:36 »
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I have been doing better than any other agency after ss and is until recently. Adding New images also did not improve sell. Is anyone doing better in video section also these days ?

« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2013, 06:06 »
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I'll say it again... 123RF is top tier.   They'll officially be one of the "Big 4" in four to six months.

I completely agree! They will bump Dreamstime down and move into their position within months. My sales have gone up on 123RF, simply because they accept more good photos unlike Dreamstime.
My last upload on 123RF was 97% accepted and Dreamstime was 49% The ones on 123RF have already started to sell as they might have also on Dreamstime had they accepted them and not given me lame excuses of why my photos lacked this or that, my favorite was "Poor lighting due to lighting conditions (wrong time of day, dull skies, harsh shadows etc.)" this on a studio shot with proper lighting etc  :-\
Hope 123RF continues to do what they are doing because it's working!

« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2013, 12:10 »
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4th out of 5.  Adjusting for port size, 5th out of 5 although within 10% of FT and DT on that basis but reckon that's an aberration. 

« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2013, 20:12 »
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Today I became level 5 on 123rf!

« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2013, 21:15 »
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Today I became level 5 on 123rf!

Congrats!

CD123

« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2013, 04:13 »
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Was sure I would reach level 4, but still needs 27 credits. Hope this month can give me that final push over the threshold.  :'(

« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2013, 05:47 »
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I have been mad at them since they cut my commisions,- or raised theirs.

I have not uploaded anything since, and im close to removing my port.
The reason why I dont, yet, is that I want to see how they develop, they might be upcoming.

That aside, I had good sales in April and bad sales in May.
Still they are such a low earner, that I do not look at them very often.

« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2013, 11:51 »
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I have been mad at them since they cut my commisions,- or raised theirs.

I have not uploaded anything since, and im close to removing my port.
The reason why I dont, yet, is that I want to see how they develop, they might be upcoming.

That aside, I had good sales in April and bad sales in May.
Still they are such a low earner, that I do not look at them very often.

glad that somebody is saying what I feel also, I am quite sad to see that most have forgotten their strategy, I am level 4 but that doesn't mean I will join their show

CD123

« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2013, 12:26 »
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I have been mad at them since they cut my commisions,- or raised theirs.

I have not uploaded anything since, and im close to removing my port.
The reason why I dont, yet, is that I want to see how they develop, they might be upcoming.

That aside, I had good sales in April and bad sales in May.
Still they are such a low earner, that I do not look at them very often.
glad that somebody is saying what I feel also, I am quite sad to see that most have forgotten their strategy, I am level 4 but that doesn't mean I will join their show
I see I get a minus for hoping to reach level 4 next month (PS now cancelled out by someone's +). Just want to remind that EVERYBODY did not AGREE with the STRATEGY. Although I was OBVIOUSLY also sadden by their move, I clearly stated in those threads that I financially can not afford to react to them. I still can not and will not and financially hope for their success, as mine is also dependent on them. That does not mean I want to encourage other sites to follow suite (although many have already done so prior to 123RF's move - so 123RF was following them).
« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 12:29 by CD123 »

CD123

« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2013, 12:30 »
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Today I became level 5 on 123rf!

Great for you! Well done!

« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2013, 12:35 »
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I have been mad at them since they cut my commisions,- or raised theirs.

I have not uploaded anything since, and im close to removing my port.
The reason why I dont, yet, is that I want to see how they develop, they might be upcoming.

That aside, I had good sales in April and bad sales in May.
Still they are such a low earner, that I do not look at them very often.
glad that somebody is saying what I feel also, I am quite sad to see that most have forgotten their strategy, I am level 4 but that doesn't mean I will join their show
I see I get a minus for hoping to reach level 4 next month (PS now cancelled out by someone's +). Just want to remind that EVERYBODY did not AGREE with the STRATEGY. Although I was OBVIOUSLY also sadden by their move, I clearly stated in those threads that I financially can not afford to react to them. I still can not and will not and financially hope for their success, as mine is also dependent on them. That does not mean I want to encourage other sites to follow suite (although many have already done so prior to 123RF's move - so 123RF was following them).

the minus you had it wasn't from me, I can assure you that

CD123

« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2013, 12:38 »
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No, did not accuse you Luis, just mentioned that it my reply to you. Sorry if it came over as an accusation.

« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2013, 12:48 »
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No, did not accuse you Luis, just mentioned that it my reply to you. Sorry if it came over as an accusation.

all good, just wanted to tell you that

EmberMike

« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2013, 16:08 »
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Surprised to be saying this, but my May at 123RF was better than DT and FT. And nearly double what I earned there in January.

Things are definitely on the move over there.

Dan

« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2013, 15:24 »
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     My  approval  rating  is  going  up.  More  and  more  of  my  pics  are  being  accepeted.  My  sales  are  improving  (mostly  subs  -  but  they  count  also). 

« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2013, 15:32 »
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I have not uploaded to 123RF since the commission cut, yet they still beat my earnings last month at SS.  I find that disturbing.

« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2013, 15:58 »
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I have not uploaded to 123RF since the commission cut, yet they still beat my earnings last month at SS.  I find that disturbing.

That is disturbing - how many images on each?

I haven't uploaded since October - DL numbers don't seem so bad compared to DT / FT  but the earnings balance hardly moves in comparison (and, god knows, FT are pretty cheap).  SS actually pays better commissions, volumes are orders of magnitude better and there is the occasional EL and increasing numbers of SODs.  I've nothing against 123 but I can't see how they are worth submitting to unless you have several thousand images.  That said, there must be a hell of a lot of very small players willing to submit there or the small port commission cuts would not add to their bottom line.

Ron

« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2013, 16:06 »
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Yeah, same here, DLs and $$ going up. Still not liking 21 cent sales


 

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