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lisafx

« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2011, 10:52 »
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I would have to disagree about 123rf.  They have never been more than 2% of my income.  By contrast, Bigstock is 5% but I don't think that makes them top tier either.


« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2011, 11:08 »
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I don't get it.  123 CS FT are always tied for the bottom and 123 often wins.  They earn between 1-3% for me, some months it's not even  a full 1%.

« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2011, 12:46 »
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Well, I'm pretty new at all of this and 123RF is only the third agency I've joined after DT and FT, but so far I'm pretty impressed with them. Maybe it depends on the type of photos you upload? I specialise in food photos and have already had about 8 or 9 sales there since I started uploading no more than about a month ago (with a portfolio of only about 50 photos). The sales have started a LOT faster than they did at either DT and FT and I'm most definitey just an improving amateur. Let's see how things continue ...  :)

« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2011, 12:57 »
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Looking at how the different agencies perform for me, there are clear division points.

SS, FT, IS, DT are clear top tier agencies, just by looking at my sales and nothing else.

BigStock, 123, DP, CanStockPhoto are grouped together in a pretty clear second tier.

GL is doing well and on the rise, and could get into the second tier sometime soon.  The rest are just also-rans and I think they'll forever be bottom feeders.

« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2011, 15:29 »
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I don't get it.  123 CS FT are always tied for the bottom and 123 often wins.  They earn between 1-3% for me, some months it's not even  a full 1%.

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Don't know if this is what is driving the issue, but I'm a diamond on Istock and former exclusive and SS and DT won't accept the vast majority of my images that I've had on IS because of their restrictive acceptance policies whereas 123 and CS have taken almost all of it.  As a result, My sales on 123 and CS are pretty good.  Maybe other new to independence or new to stock are having similar issues, so relatively speaking, those people are reporting growing sales at 123 and Canstock?

rinderart

« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2011, 00:53 »
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Lets just wait and see. problem is what some consider great others,....That have been around dont. Some make 50 dollars and go Woo Hoo. My apoligizes to Tyler but, The polls here don't reflect what i think anyone should gauge there time On. It's about the work. It always has been and always will be.

« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2011, 03:46 »
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123RF is real Big 4 for me. I got $82 and $ 87 in September and October. FT and DT are less than 123RF.

Microbius

« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2011, 05:44 »
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Lets just wait and see. problem is what some consider great others,....That have been around dont. Some make 50 dollars and go Woo Hoo. My apoligizes to Tyler but, The polls here don't reflect what i think anyone should gauge there time On. It's about the work. It always has been and always will be.
The polls have always been broadly in line with my earnings with maybe one or two of the sites further down the list being off.
I know a lot of the pro micro guys have similar views.
It just seems to be a few independents that only sell (well) on SS or have smaller portfolios so are more prone to ebb and flow that tend to complain about their accuracy.
We can start a poll to check this out maybe?

« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2011, 14:36 »
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123 was always better than FT for me. Although she has been rather bad ... some months, unlike the survey ...

« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2011, 00:56 »
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After joining FT and 123RF, what can i say .... 123RF is selling twice as much as FT; for me is way, way ahead of FT.

« Reply #60 on: December 05, 2011, 01:36 »
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I do mix of illustrations and some photos..most photos aren't done in studio.

123rf had a obvious increasing of sales recent months, I focused on dreamstime and fotolia, trying to make the earnings improved every month, but 123rf ends up the one who make the earnings improved every months, something which dreamstime and fotolia is not working for me.

they pay fair and the uploading is faster than dreamstime and fotolia..ftp with IPTC data..and all you need is one click to send them for review.

Here is my referral link:

http://www.123rf.com/#mtkang

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2011, 02:01 »
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123RF is doing fine - better than IS and DT, and just below FT

But for me it's more like a Big One (Shutterstock) and then a lot of sites in Middle Tier.

« Reply #62 on: December 05, 2011, 06:19 »
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Same here. 123rf has now become my No 2 after SS.

In the past 123rf was real slow but over the last few months the sales have really come in nicely, and with very good commissions (other than subs which are again reasonably priced compared to others). I am very happy with the results.

I know its early days reporting for this month, but my commission so far on 123rf for December has even almost doubled SS commission (which I am so surprised at), and if it carries on this way they could very well end up being my No 1. Having said that, I reckon my sales on SS are not what they should be due to all the bugs flying around where no new images have been selling for the last 2-3 months, plus they (SS) cocked up the 'most popular' search for a few weeks, so that didn't help.

Keep up the good work 123rf - I'm beginning to love you lots  ;D


« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2011, 12:04 »
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I must be missing something here.  October was my best month by far at 123 with $26 in revenue coming my way.  Last month it was $19. 

Mat

Mat I would say keep up there and continue to upload, you have only 700 files there, pile them up there once you just need to upload and its done, no categories or other as you know and MRs work quite nicely there, give them a little time too, after some sales they will go up, you need to fav them too at their website (5% of your portfolio)

for me they are now my 3th best earner in terms of totals, last month stats
SS 847 sales (415$)
IS 44 sales (40$) went down used to be around 80$, after PP it will go to around 100$
123RF 138 sales (95$)
FT 129 sales (77$)
DT 63 sales (60$)

of course we all have different earnings, portfolio, etc etc some do better here other there, per example for me BigStock is just depressing like 10$ per month



 

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