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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2009, 15:41 »
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The better question is - has anyone been paid on Crestock?  I knew they had Moneybookers problems, but these guys have been trying to get payments since last year.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/crestock-com/i-think-crestock-is-refusing-to-pay-me/msg86998/?topicseen#new


Yes, if you read to the end of that thread, everyone has gotten paid.  I get a payout every month.


« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2009, 15:46 »
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Yes, I got extremely lucky that I figured out not to bother with them anymore :-)

« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2009, 15:58 »
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I get steady, but not spectacular sales on Crestock.  They are not a big seller for me, but manage to get a payout or two a month.  That is enough to keep me uploading there. 

I like that they have high standards.  It keeps the collection tight and may pay off for them in the future. 

I agree totally.   I just dont get it why they dont have a simpler way to delete accounts.  For their own sake.

Half of this forum is about deleting account at Cs...

so that's why my earnings keep increasing  ;)

« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2009, 16:45 »
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I noticed that Crestock loves very bright images, very evenly lit, with almost unnatural look. I mean they actually look unnatural, but it's OK, because microstock photography isn't real world.
I upload there with high rejection rate, because their upload system is easy, and that is the only reason, but if sales continue this way, I will reach $100 in 50 years ;D
I am not sure about Crestock future. There are so many photographers that don't support Crestock. I think if they survive in next few years, they could build very specific and strong database that can compete with big agencies with great success.

I have to add that I like their "worst image archive" a lot! :D
« Last Edit: May 18, 2009, 16:47 by Whitechild »

« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2009, 16:48 »
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I upload there with high rejection rate, because their upload system is easy, and that is the only reason, but if sales continue this way, I will reach $100 in 50 years ;D
Same here :) Maybe we could ask their customer support if our children and grandchildren can get payouts  :D
« Last Edit: May 18, 2009, 16:55 by goldenangel »

« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2009, 16:53 »
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US$100??? isn't their minimum payout US$50?    :'(

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« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2009, 16:54 »
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I upload there with high rejection rate, because their upload system is easy, and that is the only reason, but if sales continue this way, I will reach $100 in 50 years ;D
Same here :) Maybe we could ask their customer support if our children and grandchildren can get payouts  :D

That's a good one goldenangel !!!!! :D :D :D :D
Needless to say I took all my pics off of there. I thought their rejections were ridiculas and a waste of my time to upload.

« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2009, 16:56 »
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US$100??? isn't their minimum payout US$50?    :'(
You have just given me hope, Adelaide :)

« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2009, 16:57 »
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US$100??? isn't their minimum payout US$50?    :'(

Oh, I think it is $50 Adelaide, but I always count on $100

« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2009, 16:59 »
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US$100??? isn't their minimum payout US$50?    :'(
You have just given me hope, Adelaide :)
Wooooo! Then it's only 25 years until payment!

« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2009, 17:03 »
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The better question is - has anyone been paid on Crestock?  I knew they had Moneybookers problems, but these guys have been trying to get payments since last year.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/crestock-com/i-think-crestock-is-refusing-to-pay-me/msg86998/?topicseen#new


Yes, if you read to the end of that thread, everyone has gotten paid.  I get a payout every month.


How long does it usually take for Crestock to pay contributors?  I requested a payout almost 2 weeks ago, and just tried logging on to their site to search for an answer, but it's down.

« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2009, 17:04 »
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I had low rejections and reasonable sales but wont upload again until they increase the 25 cents subs commission.  There are lots of sites paying much more than that and I will work with them.
And I am still waiting.  Until they give us a raise, I would prefer the subs buyers go to shutterstock.  It makes a big difference in the long term.

lisafx

« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2009, 18:07 »
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How long does it usually take for Crestock to pay contributors?  I requested a payout almost 2 weeks ago, and just tried logging on to their site to search for an answer, but it's down.

The last payout I received was on 5-7 and requested on 4-23, so it took exactly two weeks.  That is about normal for them. 

I don't worry too much because it is such small amounts I am requesting.  They are the slowest paying site I submit to.

« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2009, 20:48 »
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Thanks, Lisa!  :-) 

« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2009, 02:25 »
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They are the slowest paying site I submit to.

My latest payout on Featurepics (requested 2009/3/30) took amost a month.

« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2009, 02:29 »
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Wooooo! Then it's only 25 years until payment!

Wrong, they are gone by then, or bought by YAY and Fotomina. Many sites (even the parking fee hosters) make a very nice income from photographers never reaching payout. Not to mention the interests and inflation.

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« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2009, 18:01 »
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Wow; you are awsome Lisafax!  If I have to beat you to get something on CS, I have to say it is time for me to quit that site.  I have tried tow uploads and managed a 7% acceptance rate.  My last upload (6/3/09) of 25 images resulted in 2 being accepted.  These 25 had good sales for the past three months on SS, DT and BS.  I/m not complaining - just astounded at the technical skills they require for .25/ image.  I wonder how old Ansel Adams would have made out there?

I'm out of there as of now!  Just going to upload to the top sites.  BS may not be in the top six, but I like them, because they got me started.

Good going Lisa!  I can't immagine me ever getting two payouts in a month from any site, but it is nice to hear you better photographers are doing so well.  Keep it up!

Roadrunner

« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2009, 19:33 »
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They are the slowest paying site I submit to.

My latest payout on Featurepics (requested 2009/3/30) took amost a month.

Those are their terms: Payments requested one month is paid out by the end of the next.

« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2009, 21:46 »
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My latest payout on Featurepics (requested 2009/3/30) took amost a month.
Those are their terms: Payments requested one month is paid out by the end of the next.

I didn't complain, just observe. I had the impression that before, it was faster.

« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2009, 10:18 »
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Hi there!

So how do you delete your portfolio from Crestock?

I have an enormous amount of approved pictures there 6 in total of which I've earned a whopping 25 cents! And that's nearly a year ago.

I've sent an e-mail to their support asking them to delete me and my 6 photos from their site, but they don't reply. I'm even willing to let them keep my 25 cent. To do whatever they want with. Give to charity or buy something pretty. ;-)

I just don't want them to be able to sell anything more of mine (as if!) since I will never ever ever reach something close to a payout there. And I've never uploaded anything more either since they reject everything they see.

/P
« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 10:20 by kapsyl »

« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2009, 10:54 »
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Hi there!

So how do you delete your portfolio from Crestock?

I have an enormous amount of approved pictures there 6 in total of which I've earned a whopping 25 cents! And that's nearly a year ago.

I've sent an e-mail to their support asking them to delete me and my 6 photos from their site, but they don't reply. I'm even willing to let them keep my 25 cent. To do whatever they want with. Give to charity or buy something pretty. ;-)

I just don't want them to be able to sell anything more of mine (as if!) since I will never ever ever reach something close to a payout there. And I've never uploaded anything more either since they reject everything they see.


/P

Crestock is not the fastest I agree with that, but u really need to start shooting if u wanna sell.  You have way to small portfolio to complain about sales.    You have more kapsyler ( bottle caps) on your website actually ;)
« Last Edit: June 16, 2009, 08:22 by Magnum »

« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2009, 11:27 »
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Facts:

Crestock doesn't have an "office".

The few "employees" work pretty much from home.

Yet, they run a small micro agency that accepts images of a certain kind.

They pay via Paypal every time I requested a payout with a delay of 1-3 weeks.

If you upload what they want, you wouldn't face such high rejection rates. Not every agency is the same. Just because Canstock takes it doesn't mean Crestock takes it.

There is something wrong with EVERY agency that I would like to change. If you hate Crestock so much just stay away from them and don't bite the hand that feeds you.

Less competition means more sales for me...

« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2009, 02:08 »
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MAGNUM: "Crestock is not the fastest I agree with that, but u really need to start shooting if u wanna sell.  You have way to small portfolio to complain about sales.    You have more kapsyler ( bottle caps) on your website actually Wink"

I know Magnum!
I'm just a wee beginner at this photobusiness. But slowly I'm going to build a portfolio that's going to be much bigger than my kapsyl-collection! Hopefully! If I ever learn how to avoing bad lighting rejections. And how to not crop my images in camera to make them nice but not sellable...

Obviously I'm quite the newbie as I don't even know how to properly copy a quote from an earlier post ;-)
« Last Edit: June 16, 2009, 02:10 by kapsyl »

« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2009, 08:11 »
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Its not only the contributors that are unsatisfied.  Im doing ok, but Ive heard some stories.

Heres a post from a buyer:

"Now come on guys, we are all still waiting to recieve help to order images, I am not alone here, we cant do the simplest of things, buy your pics!  Still no reply to email, my spam filter is off, and no reply to the forum either THAT I POSTED 10 DAYS AGO - PLEASE HELP WHY CANT WE BUY????  I cant even but credits now either !"

« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2009, 08:38 »
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Crestock is one of the smallest agencies - period.

Also, there is no business in this world that has 100% satisfied customers.

And a business simply can't make everybody happy.

There will be glitches, misunderstandings and sometimes people who are impossible to deal with.

I'm a contributor. I have sales. I get paid. That's all that counts for me.

If anyone else doesn't like them, simply stay away.

Complaining about them is not going to increase your sales or what is the real reason for complaining...???


 

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