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« on: September 21, 2010, 07:49 »
Hi! Just like to ask how are the earnings here, are they coming regulary? how about payments? how much can do a month with a portfolio about 2000 pics?

thank you!!!!

« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 08:05 »
With 2000 images you can make anything between 0$ and 100s of $ depending how good those images are.   123 make up for about 1%-2% of my total earnings at 7 sites.   The same with bigstock.  Crestock is even worse.

« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 09:43 »
123 gets me usually about 5% of my monthly total (i am uploading to 9 sites).

this september is much better than all the past months on 123 though. i am acutally making more money than on DT and FT. only SS and IS are (much) better. i might reach about 10-12% of my total earnings this month.

with a port of 2000 pics you should make at least 50-100usd per month. but it might be easily much more depending on your port.

edit: if you make much less then you are probably not shooting what they are looking for  ;)
« Last Edit: September 21, 2010, 09:46 by thaimacky »

« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 09:51 »
For me it's a low one-digit percentage of monthly income, a lot less than the "big four" but better than Bigstock.

Since their upload process is rather simple, it might make sense for you to upload as an addition to the "big" sites.

« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 09:59 »
1-3% of my earnings.  Verrry slow.  

You asked about payments - they do pay automatically by about the 15th if you have reached $50 at the end of the month.  They seem to be reliable with payments.


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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 10:44 »
I personally have no luck with 123RF and quit uploading to them a long time ago. My port just sits there because I have never reached payout. Once in a great while I receive a sale. Some others on here get regular sales, though it's not a top earner for many of them. It all depends on rather you have the style their buyers a looking for. I do much better on Bigstock. Most of those who do go on 123RF do good with Fotolia, which was another on of my terrible earners so I deleted my port there. I guess what I'm trying to say is if you do good with Fotolia, then more than likey you'll do ok with 123RF.

« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010, 11:00 »
123rf is for me a low to medium earner. If you already submitting to Shutterstock, Dreamstime, Fotolia, iStockphoto, and BigStock, then 123rf should be on the short list for possible agencies you like add. Others on this list would be Veer, GraphicLeftover, CanStockPhoto and maybe DepositPhotos.

« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 11:13 »
regarding my modest earnings they are in 4#.. so they are worth!

« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 11:29 »
Dependable, low earner for me. At most they got 10% of my monthly sales. I do not have payouts every month even with quite large portfolio there so maybe it is not what they are looking for.

« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 16:19 »
Very easy to upload to, so well worth using.  Earnings are low but some months are good and it all adds up nicely over the years.

« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2010, 16:23 »
for me it's about 3% of total earnings (average 2010)

unless you decide to stick to the big 4 to save time, this is certainly a site to consider


« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2010, 16:25 »
It represents 2% of my micro income this year.

Even if it is very easy to upload, I always question myself if even that little work is compensated by my earnings there.

« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2010, 19:09 »
123rf was 5% of my total last year but has moved up to 10% this year.  That puts it just ahead of Dreamstime and just behind Fotolia in fourth.  As others have said, they're easy to submit to.

« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2010, 19:44 »
edit: if you make much less then you are probably not shooting what they are looking for  ;)
In that case, I'm not shooting what they're looking for.  :P
Their search engine is still totally f'ed up and the site is infested with spammers. I keep selling my same old images over and over, which shows - once again - you can't beat a search engine out of control.


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