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« on: December 12, 2007, 13:18 »
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I recently join Bigstock and am uploading stock images. The slow approval process is a drag.

I am interested to know how sales are and if it worth my time? I have about fifty image up at this time and more pending.


« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 13:27 »
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For me...just playing around 2 month....almost nothing. Dissapointed comparing to other stocks....

« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 13:34 »
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Its my 6th best selling site.  I make around $70 a month there.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 13:39 »
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I had my first Microstock sale with BigStock so I have a soft spot for them.

Out of 12 sites it's in 5th place overall for earnings for me. Everybody's earnings are different but SS and IS make up over 80% of my earnings. I made more so far today at SS then I made the whole month of November at BigStock (with half the amount of images at SS).

I would like to see BigStock grow because I like the site and they're pushing prices upward.

« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007, 14:28 »
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BS is usually slightly better than FT for me.  They have a low-payout, $30, so you do get frequent payouts.  Their credits have gone up recently as well, so overall incomes with them should improve.  They still have a long way to catch up to the top three but a site worth giving attention to.

gbcimages

« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007, 15:12 »
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1 n two months

« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2007, 15:15 »
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Bigstock is one of the most reliable sites as far as earnings go. They are always in my top five or six, and the earnings increase from month to month.

« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007, 16:29 »
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I like Bigstock. It was the first agency I started selling through. Almost all my images get accepted, and it is my 4th best earner.

« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2007, 16:34 »
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Well last month was my BME there, but that isn't saying much. It only gets me about 2-4% of my total earnings.

« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007, 16:35 »
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slow but steady..   I too like BigStock.   I have a high acceptance rate and I have always found the folks to be extremely friendly and helpful!!  I have had cashouts there,  not frequently, but I have no reason to leave.  In fact I uploaded a dozen more pix there last night.  I think BigStock has my largest 'folio.   I can always count on sales there.  8)=tom

« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2007, 16:56 »
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I make $30+ per month on BigStock with 1400+ images there. It's a third tier site, and I would be very surprised to hear that anyone earns a significant amount using it.

« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2007, 17:04 »
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Slow, steady, reliable trickle of sales, it was my first site I submitted to and my approval ratio is close to 100%, so I stay, for the moment. SY

« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2007, 17:28 »
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a slow trickle of sales.  Around $100/month on a few thousand images.

« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2007, 17:41 »
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Interesting, leaf. with your 2700 pics you get $100 per month, I get with 240 pics $10 a month. Now we all know what Bigstock is all about ...

vphoto


jsnover

« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2007, 18:15 »
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I make $30+ per month on BigStock with 1400+ images there. It's a third tier site, and I would be very surprised to hear that anyone earns a significant amount using it.
In general, BigStock is slow-ish for me, but last Christmas and again this November, they are selling like crazy. Last month they topped $300 per month and were my top earning site!

They've never been #1 in the earnings tally, but good Christmas sales and the price increase worked wonders. I have about 1500 images there.

This month they're running #2 (not far behind SS) but I don't expect that to last beyond the holiday season. We'll see how the coming year goes - how the price increase works out over time.

« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2007, 18:42 »
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I make $30+ per month on BigStock with 1400+ images there. It's a third tier site, and I would be very surprised to hear that anyone earns a significant amount using it.

I remember andresr mention he makes $500 a month there.  That's a significant amount to me :)

« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2007, 19:42 »
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He also mentioned recently on SS that he sells between 12-16 percent of his portfolio per day... I think he has about 8500 photos on SS so that's between 300 and 400 $ sales per day.  He makes more in 2 days at SS than BS in one month.   Pretty incredible.  It would take me 20 years to produce that many photos.


« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2007, 20:17 »
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I make US$12-17 a month there, with less than 400 images (I guess). Not a big earner, but constant, and the US$30 payouts are a treat.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2007, 23:21 »
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We make almost exactly the same on FT, StockXpert and BS,  but sell a completely different group of photos on each site. The three together make about 24% of our earnings.

DanP68

« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2007, 02:14 »
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I make $30+ per month on BigStock with 1400+ images there. It's a third tier site, and I would be very surprised to hear that anyone earns a significant amount using it.


Nothing significant, but most people are surprised to read that they outsell DT for me.  Seven months of earnings, and they are my #3 earner well behind IS and SS.  This month, they are #3 again so far.  Well ahead of DT, StockXpert and FT.

Why?  I don't know.  Perhaps because they accept so many images, that I have a larger presence there?  For whatever reason my images work there.

« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2007, 02:33 »
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I like Bigstock. It was the first agency I started selling through. Almost all my images get accepted, and it is my 4th best earner.

That says it all and it's exactly the same for me. It was my very first site to submit, and I always get very friendly replies there. Sales are not the top of the bill, around rank #4-5 or so, but they are stable and reliable. They had some glitches now and then in the past, but most were addressed. Last but not least, they are run by an entrepreneur couple, not by some huge anonymous company. Just call it a soft spot of mine.
Sure it's very worthwhile to upload to BigStock!

« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2007, 09:34 »
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Thanks to everyone for their input. 

The high rate of acception of images is a great concern. Too many similar images seem to clutter the site.

What got my attention was recently 17 images accepted of the same ugly baby. Maybe 3 or 4 and that would still be overkill.

I will continue to submit images and give it more time to determine if it is the Bigstock or a Big Sock.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2007, 09:37 by shutterdrop »

« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2007, 11:21 »
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Bigstock is declining according to compete.com stats. Which is not a surprise giving the web site design, 10 GB limit to files sizes. Still $3 sales count.

vhpoto

« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2007, 17:27 »
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BigStock was my first stock site. For that reason alone I will always have a soft spot for them I suppose ...

That being said,  I am now at 36 approved images and still awaiting my first download from them. Since then ... I've been approved at:

2nd Approved Site: Fotolia (FT)
3rd Approved Site: Crestock
4th Approved Site: 123rf

Here are the few observations from being a competitive and market research analyst by profession and a newbie to uploading stock photography ...

my # of views on my 17 images on DT have blown away the # of views on the 36 images at BigStock even though the BigStock images had a good month on DT.  This tells me that the traffic at DT is much higher than BigStock ...

my 1st sale has come from DT not BigStock

my approval % is around 23% on BigStock. This was locked in lower than my other sites due
to my learning curve about what works for stock  and what does not. Its been my goal of improving my submissions each week.

I'm on my 5th application at Istock
I'm on my 3rd attempt at shutterstock

BigStock requires more data input to upload to its site than several other sites. I use this to my advantage by often uploading new material there first, so that I have the most complete copy of data there (title, description, keywords etc.) Their keyword dialog box retains the commas which are needed at other sites after cut-n-pastes. They also keep track of all rejections. DT's list is only 7days long. This is a benefit to BigStock when I want to find data for an image that's been rejected, that I think will work on a different site.

Anyway ...

I hope some of this information might be of some use to someone.

Mark

« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2007, 18:24 »
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Just steadily ticking along to almost first payout.


 

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