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« on: September 02, 2008, 09:07 »
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I am about to give up on CanStock. Only 12 sales over the last year and a half, and now the proportion of rejection, which try to rival Fotolia's. Almost all my files (28) from the last shoot were accepted by IS, SS, ST and 123RF; Fotolia accepted 11, which is a record. Now, CS have not finished reviewing all the files, but I have got now a string of rejections of "Out of focus" or "Not unique enough" for files which were gladly approved by the others...

Rejections, combined with non-existent sales are about to make me pull the plug and delete my portfolio from CS (even loosing $7.25). Would anyone want to dissuade me?


jsnover

« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 09:39 »
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No :)

I left CanStock early this year after being with them since October 2004. I had my portfolio on other sites where it was earning nicely and there I could barely make a payout every 6 months. I wanted to believe Duncan was going to turn things around (and there were several efforts at that during the time I was there) but it didn't happen.


« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 09:53 »
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 10:00 »
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Reach first payout,and then delete them ;D

« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 10:02 »
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Got comfused in first post so i deleted...

I'm looking forward for first payout to delete my images too

« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 10:03 »
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you are right, there are no earnings at Canstock, but its easy to upload to CS. So I continue to upload...   I see it as a kind of investment... may be CS will grow in the future.
hm, by the way... do you think earnings at CS will rise or fall duringe the nex 12 months?

« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 11:05 »
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According to my estimations, I will reach payout in 2017.... :)
gunnar3000, if the sales at CS drop any further during the next 12 months, they will become negative...

lisafx

« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 12:11 »
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Canstock is consistently 0-1% of my income from stock.  I have threatened to quit uploading there a bunch of times and every time my sales spike for a bit and I hang in there.

At this point, with the upload process as easy as it is, I keep uploading when I have free time and the sales keep trickling in.  I get a few payouts a year there so not a complete waste of time in my case. 

« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 17:03 »
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I'm still there, though haven't uploaded in months.  It's a pity, the site had a friendly atmosphere, but it seems to be run very amateurishly and I believe there is little space for this now.  Ok, they are a small business, not K-mart, but still, something's wrong.  BigStock and FP are also small businesses yet they perform much better, at least for me.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 17:17 »
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I pulled out of there quite awhile ago.  Even with easy uploading, it wasn't worth the time due to the extremely low volume of sales.

« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2008, 17:40 »
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easy uploading??? have things changed in the last few months.

Last time i tried, you had to select catagories for the images.  They had an automatic catagory thing but you still had to go through the images one at a time reloading the page for every image!!..

Sites like crestock, stockxpert, 123RF etc where you have one big page with all your images and click the mouse ONCE is what i call a fast upload.

« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2008, 13:32 »
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Pulled out just recently - not the place for my images.
Sales so very low!

« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2008, 13:37 »
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I had 1 single sale in 2008... I didn't upload anything for several months, and finally decided to delete my account too.

rinderart

« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 01:45 »
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Dumped 2 years ago after I found out about some crap being done.Don't ask.

« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 15:52 »
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Dumped 2 years ago after I found out about some crap being done.Don't ask.

This is so unfair to leave us with the question at the tip of our tongues, so I beg you to tell us more!

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2008, 12:45 »
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I am still at $7.25 there and a complete portfolio - too lazy to delete :) With the Fotosearch news I am willing to give CanStockPhoto another chance. Say 1/2 a year more....

fotomy

  • i'm not second class i'm non exclusive!
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2008, 14:56 »
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Ive canned canstock.
have closed my account here tonight, reviewers suck, i can take rejection as good as the next microstocker, but when  they rejected every photo i submitted and these are images that have been
through the review process at is, ss, ft, dt, StockXpert, 123, cs, fp, StockXpert and cc, then i know the problem is not with my photos, its with a reviewer that does not no his job. good riddance scamstock, they are not worth the time and effort.

« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2008, 16:50 »
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I thought they were sold. I still get a sale about once every millenium. I was hoping the new buyers might have plans.

lisafx

« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2008, 16:58 »
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I thought they were sold. I still get a sale about once every millenium. I was hoping the new buyers might have plans.

I am hoping for more sales from this buyout too.  Maybe it's too soon to see results. 

I think Nemo is right that by 6 months or so we should know if there is improvement.  Hopefully sooner of course :)

« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2008, 19:21 »
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They were sold?

I pulled out earlier this year after reaching my second payout in three years.  Too many subscription sales and no increase in commissions during that time convinced me.

« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2008, 21:28 »
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I just seems logical to give them some time and see how the new owners do. I have over 600 pics there so few more months will not kill me.


 

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