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« on: December 16, 2016, 09:13 »
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Has anyone detected a pulse there lately?

A response from support (besides the automated one), an image reviewed, an accepted image being added to the portfolio, a sale?



« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2016, 09:27 »
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I was making in the $175-$200 range per month three months ago for the last couple of years.  Then a few months ago, my income was cut in half. I am now at $80 a month or so.  They definitely made some sort of search change or lost a c r a p load of buyers.

Giveme5

« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2016, 09:45 »
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I was making in the $175-$200 range per month three months ago for the last couple of years.  Then a few months ago, my income was cut in half. I am now at $80 a month or so.  They definitely made some sort of search change or lost a c r a p load of buyers.

I am in the same boat! Almost identical to your numbers!  :-[


« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 10:16 »
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They still have a faint pulse but are mostly on life support.  I haven't submitted anything there in months so don't know about reviews - lost my enthusiasm once they went to the RC system and it's been pretty much downhill ever since.

Their initial subs payout I think is 22 cents or something like that so I wouldn't recommend anyone new starting with them.  Too bad - they used to be pretty good.

« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2016, 11:15 »
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After some bottom-fell-out drops in sales August through October (as in about 50% of the 2015 numbers), November and this month have returned to "normal".

Don't know about submissions as I tend to give them batches every few months and the last was in September. Took them forever to review even after I nudged them and there were lots of oddball rejections for composition (things that have been selling just fine at SS).

I think Andy Sitt (founder) has turned his attentions elsewhere, not that I think StockUnlimited has a future given the lifetime subscription for a one time price of $49 that was being offered earlier this year...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-grind-kuala-lumpur-hosts-andy-sitt-123rf-tickets-20750752058

http://www.appsumo.com/stockunlimited-lifetime/


« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 11:42 »
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Been seeing steady growth from 123. Ahead of DT and not far behind FL for me

« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2016, 12:10 »
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I've been seeing steady growth on 123RF. Last month was the best month I ever had and it was a 20% growth over the previous month. This month is pretty decent considering it's December.

« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2016, 14:44 »
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I was making in the $175-$200 range per month three months ago for the last couple of years.  Then a few months ago, my income was cut in half. I am now at $80 a month or so.  They definitely made some sort of search change or lost a c r a p load of buyers.

I am in the same boat! Almost identical to your numbers!  :-[

Me too.  Was consistently making $300-400 or more a month there for several years, then a couple of months dropped to less than $200 and this month looks to be under $100.  Nevrr seen such a steep dropoff in so short a time anywhere! 

Never thought I'd have to ask, but whats their min payout per month?  I  may not make it.  :(

« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2016, 16:22 »
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$50 so you should be fine :)

« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2016, 16:40 »
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Been seeing steady growth from 123. Ahead of DT and not far behind FL for me

I don't see any of your work there. 

« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2016, 16:43 »
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I've been seeing steady growth on 123RF. Last month was the best month I ever had and it was a 20% growth over the previous month. This month is pretty decent considering it's December.

Steady growth from my angle, as well. And this month looks also very good.



« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2016, 23:44 »
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After a decent Sept. they fell off a cliff for Oct. Nov. and Dec. below 30% of normal. before that it was ticking along at a pretty sad rate (compared to the promised doubling of sales when they started their crappy pay you less RC system). I don't usually even bother to check submissions there anymore since they take a month or 2 to review, just fire and forget. (the last batch I sent in was reviewed though). Either I haven't really figured out their new interface or it just has less information available than the old one. More glitz and bling and less information.

« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2016, 09:09 »
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I've been seeing steady growth on 123RF. Last month was the best month I ever had and it was a 20% growth over the previous month. This month is pretty decent considering it's December.

Steady growth from my angle, as well. And this month looks also very good.

Good job.

« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2016, 12:29 »
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$50 so you should be fine :)

Thanks for the info.  :)

Netting 1/4 of my usual income there is still a huge bummer.

« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2016, 16:17 »
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November 2016 was my BME for 123rf ... $2.76.

I haven't been doing anything though. So I don't expect much.

baz777

  • Im not sociable so I dont use social media
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2016, 01:59 »
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Income for December already exceeds that for October & November.  Generally down on income from a year ago even with double the images.

« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2016, 10:26 »
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Holy cow, there's a survivor!  Live chat got me someone.  She couldn't do much, but tell me to be patient.  Their excuse is that the Festive Season is causing a backlog. 

The backlog apparently started in 2010, but whatever.

« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2016, 12:05 »
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123rf is doing extremely well throughout the year

« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2016, 12:16 »
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I can't help but think that this month would have been better if my Christmas images had actually showed up in search in time to sell.  I uploaded them at the beginning of November, and they were reviewed in a week, but have sat in limbo ever since.  No chance for Christmas sales.

Maybe it's only a few dollars, but dammit, I need them! 

I feel cheated.

If I want to sell any new Summer images, I had better get them submitted right now! 

« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2016, 05:27 »
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I can't help but think that this month would have been better if my Christmas images had actually showed up in search in time to sell.  I uploaded them at the beginning of November, and they were reviewed in a week, but have sat in limbo ever since.  No chance for Christmas sales.

Maybe it's only a few dollars, but dammit, I need them! 

I feel cheated.

If I want to sell any new Summer images, I had better get them submitted right now!

Agreed. Mine got approved after a month+ but still I suspect will not be in portfolio before 2017.

« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2016, 08:43 »
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I finally got a response.  They tell me the images I don't see in my portfolio are in my portfolio.

Uh huh.

They don't show up in search for me, or for anyone else I have asked to look for the images from their computer.

Now, another six weeks to see if I get a response to my reply that they are mistaken.


« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2016, 08:44 »
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Oh, I had another 25 cent sale.  woohoo. 

« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2016, 18:34 »
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congrats.bare to buy me a gum? :D

« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2016, 06:04 »
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In the last six months 123 has picked up massively for me. For a period of three months each month more than doubled the last and now it seems to be gradually increasing from there. I'm not really sure what has happened because for the first year there I think I only made payout twice. Now it's nicely filling in the gaps from other agencies that are seeing slow months (as well as totally messing up my graphs). It's the only site that's had a perfectly consistent increase month by month.

substancep

  • Medical, science, nature, and macro photography

« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2016, 13:00 »
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 54 cents yesturday. 3-ish dollars in total. after around 6 months.

« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2017, 11:13 »
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3 dollar in january....i don't know people who sell what kind of images had but really  i never sold nothing in the 123rf....worst than can stock for me

dpimborough

« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2017, 13:00 »
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3 dollar in january....i don't know people who sell what kind of images had but really  i never sold nothing in the 123rf....worst than can stock for me

$11 in January  Woo Yay!  ::)

baz777

  • Im not sociable so I dont use social media
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2017, 16:19 »
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This January is my lowest monthly income there for years.

« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2017, 18:31 »
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RF123 has always been one of my lowest earners since I started in 2005. They range about 1/5 of iStock earnings and about 1/10 of shutter stock's earnings, with the same images. January was my biggest month in 2016, but that isn't saying much. 1600 images and I earned a whopping $146.00 the whole year. I should say I don't submit much to micro anymore, and haven't for three or four years. I think my images are reaching the end of their shelf life. 

« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2017, 14:49 »
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123RF has been slowly rising and it's consistent. It's only a fraction of SS and FT, but it's a nice extra bit of income.


 

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