MicrostockGroup Sponsors

Envato Elements

Author Topic: A Conspiracy?  (Read 11921 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

WarrenPrice

« on: November 23, 2010, 15:48 »
+1
Things were going great at 123rf, for 123rf; 9 sales in 11 days.  That brought me to within 12 cents of a payout.  Since then ... NOTHING; not one single sale in 12 days.  I realize that payouts are automatic and not calculated until the end of the month.  But ... Is it a conspiracy?  Are the delaying payment until the first of the year?   ???

Has anyone else noticed a slowdown in sales as you approach payout status?  Is it paranoia?   :P


lisafx

« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 16:02 »
0
I don't think it's related to payout.  I get a payout every month.  But sales the past week or so have slowed to a trickle, after a very good start to the month.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 16:33 »
0
I'm just bored, Lisa, bored and frustrated.  My only real complaint about 123 is the sluggish review process.  Surely I can make 12 cents in the next week.   ::)

« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 16:51 »
0
I had my first CEL days ago

lisafx

« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 17:26 »
0
I'm just bored, Lisa, bored and frustrated.  My only real complaint about 123 is the sluggish review process.  Surely I can make 12 cents in the next week.   ::)

Don't blame you!  I am pretty frustrated with 123 myself.  Sales there have been stagnant since I joined 4 years ago, and now are in gradual decline. 

« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 18:00 »
0
Things were going great at 123rf, for 123rf; 9 sales in 11 days.  That brought me to within 12 cents of a payout.  Since then ... NOTHING; not one single sale in 12 days.  I realize that payouts are automatic and not calculated until the end of the month.  But ... Is it a conspiracy?  Are the delaying payment until the first of the year?   ???

Has anyone else noticed a slowdown in sales as you approach payout status?  Is it paranoia?   :P
A watched pot never boils.  Don't look there for a few weeks and you will get some sales.  I only look there once or twice a month.  For the few seconds it takes me to upload, they are still worth using.  Sometimes they sell an EL and they beat BigStock.

« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 22:28 »
0

lagereek

« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010, 02:02 »
0
Yea this is another white elephant.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010, 09:42 »
0
Is it paranoia?
Yes.  :P

Just because I am paranoid doesn't mean no one is following me.   ;D

« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2010, 11:27 »
0
...and just because you're perhaps paranoid doesn't mean there's absolutely nothing wrong... ;D

WarrenPrice

« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010, 11:34 »
0
...and just because you're perhaps paranoid doesn't mean there's absolutely nothing wrong... ;D

Happy Days ... I got the 12 cents for my payout.

and, Colette, just because I got another sale doesn't mean there was no conspiracy.   ;D

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2010, 14:33 »
0
and, Colette, just because I got another sale doesn't mean there was no conspiracy.   ;D

they even increased the minimum size to 8 mp to prevent you to upload an old 4 mp image which could have potentially earned you 12 cents, and then they reverted to 6 mp as soon as they knew you already got there anyway: it's clearly a conspiracy
« Last Edit: November 25, 2010, 14:39 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2010, 18:46 »
0
Quote
they even increased the minimum size to 8 mp to prevent you to upload an old 4 mp image which could have potentially earned you 12 cents, and then they reverted to 6 mp as soon as they knew you already got there anyway: it's clearly a conspiracy
;D

lisafx

« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2010, 08:50 »
0
Did they revert to 6mp?

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2010, 09:17 »
0
Did they revert to 6mp?


Yes, they said it here: http://www.microstockgroup.com/123royaltyfree-com/min-image-size-upgrade/25/
and they actually did (I tried right now)

WarrenPrice

« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2010, 09:49 »
0
Aha!  So they were out to get me.   ;D

Thanks for changing it back, Alex. (Eric)?

« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2010, 06:02 »
0
Anyone noticed a price change on 123? I sold yesterday a S-sized image for .25$ and today a M-sixed for .40$. I don't remember such small comissions on 123rf.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2010, 09:41 »
0
Yep!  Just had a small image sell for 20 cents.  >:(

« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2010, 09:57 »
0
Not good. Is there an official announcement?

WarrenPrice

« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2010, 10:23 »
0
Not that I've seen.  I just emailed them.
Also, my contributor main page was changed this morning.  I now have to page down to find "earnings."

sc

« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2010, 11:12 »
0
Not that I've seen.  I just emailed them.
Also, my contributor main page was changed this morning.  I now have to page down to find "earnings."

^^ Same Here

and I think they only gave you a DL to shut you up ;-)
think about it

WarrenPrice

« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2010, 13:14 »
0
Not that I've seen.  I just emailed them.
Also, my contributor main page was changed this morning.  I now have to page down to find "earnings."

^^ Same Here

and I think they only gave you a DL to shut you up ;-)
think about it

LOL... probably true, SC; I was pretty sure that was why they closed the forum.   :P


« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2010, 21:25 »
0
Ok, let's hope for this. I'm very curious about next downloads. I'm with 123rf for about two years and never seen a .2$ download.

And where's the forum at 123?

WarrenPrice

« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2010, 09:36 »
0
Hi ibogdan and WarrenPrice,

123RF payout structure have always been the same. We share 50% of our revenue with our contributors. This include any discount given to our clients.


Many thanks,
Anglee

Anglee,
I sent an email to support long before posting here.  I have not received a response to my query.  I do not believe that you sold that image for 40 cents.  If you choose to explain pricing and expense sharing in a public forum ... please do.  I'm sure all 123rf contributors would like to know just how much of the overhead expense is taken from the sale price before our 50% is calculated?
Respectfully,
Warren Price


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
8 Replies
1933 Views
Last post November 16, 2011, 14:32
by WarrenPrice
32 Replies
5538 Views
Last post March 06, 2015, 04:35
by garth11
12 Replies
2237 Views
Last post October 04, 2018, 11:33
by EssexVIG
6 Replies
1437 Views
Last post October 17, 2018, 13:42
by christiano

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results