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Hongover

« on: July 07, 2015, 23:54 »
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I had about 10 images on 123 when I started signing to microstock websites. Been focused on SS for the last few months and just uploaded about 60 new images to 123.

How is 123RF compared to Fotolia when it comes to photography & vector art? Some insight would be nice.


« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 01:14 »
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How do you mean?  sales, acceptance rates, search results???

Hongover

« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 01:50 »
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How do you mean?  sales, acceptance rates, search results???

Sales and downloads.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 02:06 »
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Its about $50-$90 dollars per month for me with 3000 images. 50-75 downloads per month.

« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 11:12 »
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Its about $50-$90 dollars per month for me with 3000 images. 50-75 downloads per month.

That was just about my experience, too.

Hongover

« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 21:46 »
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Its about $50-$90 dollars per month for me with 3000 images. 50-75 downloads per month.

Thanks for sharing. It looks like I have a lot of work ahead of me to make some real cash on 123. On the bright side, their upload process is incredibly simple.

« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 21:47 »
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Its about $50-$90 dollars per month for me with 3000 images. 50-75 downloads per month.

Thanks for sharing. It looks like I have a lot of work ahead of me to make some real cash on 123. On the bright side, their upload process is incredibly simple.

Really?  Because I thought it was a huge PITA.

« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2015, 04:16 »
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Really?  Because I thought it was a huge PITA.
PITA why??  It's one of the easiest.  No catagories. Bulk model release add on.

« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2015, 09:14 »
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I don't remember from when I tried it.  Too many steps/pages to go through?  Maybe I'll check it again.

langstrup

« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2015, 10:30 »
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Sean I also remembered it as a pain, but after spending 20 minutes to really understand the TFP / bulk release system I find it super easy and fast too :)

« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2015, 11:15 »
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123 has added some steps to the process. Made it a little harder fot FTP up loaders

« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2015, 14:53 »
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I hereby reconfirm that 123rf is the biggest pain to upload to.  Very confusing, things on multiple tabs, no bulk editing.  Does "save" mean "submit"?  Who knows?  Is there a release attached?  Who knows?

« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2015, 14:55 »
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I have given up on them, I think I have less than 10 files there because I never understood their upload system.

Hongover

« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2015, 15:21 »
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And I'm finally done uploading. 900 images took a couple weeks and more than half of them are still waiting to be indexed by their search engine. I probably won't know sales trends until next month, but sales are starting to trickle in.

I thought 123RF's upload system is really easy. Every image uploaded goes on the review queue automatically and they skip it if it has no metadata. I think that tab interface confuses a lot of people, but I didn't have a problem with it.

« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2015, 15:50 »
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graphicleftovers is "really easy".  123 is what I imagine root canal work is like.

« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2015, 03:02 »
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I dont know if this may help you with comparison. Im not a newbie in microstock, Ive been doing this for four years now but I avoided 123 for some time, then I decided to give it a try last month and created an account there. It took a few weeks to get my images submitted, reviewed and appear in searches.

Now I have 300 vectors online and they generated 80 sales so far in July, grand majority of them are subs. So this is my "newbie" experience so far at 123rf, the first month... Im curious how this will go on but I dont have high expectations.

« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2015, 06:17 »
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Looks like their disappearing portfolio bug is back.  My port dropped by 150 Sunday night... 
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 06:29 by trek »

« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2015, 07:28 »
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I dont know if this may help you with comparison. Im not a newbie in microstock, Ive been doing this for four years now but I avoided 123 for some time, then I decided to give it a try last month and created an account there. It took a few weeks to get my images submitted, reviewed and appear in searches.

Now I have 300 vectors online and they generated 80 sales so far in July, grand majority of them are subs. So this is my "newbie" experience so far at 123rf, the first month... Im curious how this will go on but I dont have high expectations.
That's pretty awesome, 80 sales in a couple of weeks. I've been here for months and have a port of about 500 images. Nowhere near that many sales yet

« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2015, 08:00 »
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I dont know if this may help you with comparison. Im not a newbie in microstock, Ive been doing this for four years now but I avoided 123 for some time, then I decided to give it a try last month and created an account there. It took a few weeks to get my images submitted, reviewed and appear in searches.

Now I have 300 vectors online and they generated 80 sales so far in July, grand majority of them are subs. So this is my "newbie" experience so far at 123rf, the first month... Im curious how this will go on but I dont have high expectations.
That's pretty awesome, 80 sales in a couple of weeks. I've been here for months and have a port of about 500 images. Nowhere near that many sales yet

Thank you, it might have been some initial good luck as I sumbitted my images in large batches so many of them came online at the same time. Perhaps they caught some buyers eyes. Next month will be different because I dont have much more to add now and Im slow at creating new stuff so I dont know what to expect. I take it as an interesting experiment :)


 

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