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« 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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