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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2009, 18:26 »
Just received a message that another image sold.  That was my fourth sale this year ... all exclusive to CC and all Editorial Only. 

Linking to my "legends" folder from Google seems to help. 


« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2009, 18:54 »
  Can't  even  get  my  photos  on  site.  No  need  to  try  again.

« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2009, 10:58 »
All it would take would be a couple of sales, and I would suddenly get really interested in CC.

I'm not giving up yet.  Maybe I'll even start uploading again. 

« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2009, 12:37 »
All it would take would be a couple of sales, and I would suddenly get really interested in CC.

I'm not giving up yet.  Maybe I'll even start uploading again.  

Stockastic, I think those are everyones feelings on this thread, we all have this wishful thinking frame of mind about CC. But as you mention, a couple of sales would make all the difference in the world at this moment, at least to get folks interested in uploading again, I know I would not mind uploading the rest of my portfolio there, but not under the current conditions, I would need to see some kind of change in sales before I would spend more time uploading large amount of photos to CC, I would rather use that time to shot newer photos and uploading them to sites that are selling...so for now I'll just upload 1 or 2 images when I have the time, and hope for the best. I really hope things change I really like John and the site.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2009, 15:18 by [email protected] »

« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2009, 12:40 »
Same thing here.   :-[

I did have a few sales, some of them EL's and I had 2 payouts but it has been a long time since my last sale.

« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2009, 14:38 »
Again, thanks for the feedback everyone. I like the premise of Cutcaster, as do most responders on this thread it seems. I also agree a few sales would be encouraging and would motivate me to upload more and more often.

Perhaps Cutcaster could give us some encouraging percentages around the following:

a) sales growth
b) client base
c) site visits etc

« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2009, 07:08 »
Every midstock site needs to explain to their buyers, one thing on the front page...

Advantages of midstock RF  over microstock RF....

What buyer gets more on Cutcaster or Zymm than usual on micros!?

« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2009, 07:19 »
I was with CC last fall and had a port of about 600 images there for round 6 months. My top image had about 30 views but no sales. I originally had my prices set to around 20.00 but then asked John to set them to the CC algorithm in hopes of getting a few sales.  That didnt work either so I ended up pulling all my images.

« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2009, 13:16 »
Zero sales and the views are mostly my own. (yes, your own views count.) 440 images on site.

I like John but I am ready to give up

The mouse over views cut off 1/3 of the horizontal images and description. (needs to be fixed!)


I changed my mind! I am not going to give up on John this early as he is a nice person; giving it his all and without us he cannot make it.
So I uploaded some more and will hope for the best for me, you, and John.

« Last Edit: October 01, 2009, 13:28 by Lcjtripod »

« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2009, 14:39 »
I have no timeline.  Who knows where microstock will be in 2 years?  Maybe CC will find a niche.  They're not chained to an archive of 8 million clunky images, they can be flexible and maybe find a way to do something better that the others.  I think I'll upload the rest of my gigantic portfolio of 100 images.  Hey, but they're good ones and they all sell, now and then.

« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2009, 14:45 »
I had on EL today at Cutcaster. Not sure what's happening, but lately I had one EL at Veer, one EL at Cutcaster, one EL at Fotolia... All three low earners for me

« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2009, 15:33 »
Got an EL at Cutcaster today also:)

« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2009, 15:37 »
Congratulations guys! :) Those are encouraging news from Cutcaster. I also had my second sale there the other day, let's hope some buyers are there to stay.


« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2009, 16:01 »
congrats to those who's had some sales at cc. did you find exclusive photos had better sales pattern?

« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2009, 14:07 »
I never sold anything there but now I am expecting...

Did you get a mail about sale report!?

« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2009, 16:12 »
I also had another sale there the other day.  It was a bid and I accepted it.  ;D - $2.40 royalty - nice.

« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2009, 07:59 »
Remember that not everybody wants to buy a subscription, no matter how small the package.  The idea of getting the image you need without having to worry about having to fulfill a subscription may be appealing to many people. Indeed, the3dStudio is using that approach and are selling more.

3Dstudio sells nothing for me. You could differentiate not only by content, but also by size. Currently I have a 5DMKII but there is no way I'm going to upload the full sizes to unlimited-size subscription sites like SS, DT or FT. CC and ZYM wil get them.

« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2009, 13:43 »
Definitely worth a mention here, that Cutcaster was actually my top earner for October. More in my blog http://microstockposts.com/2009/11/02/ive-been-passive-but-my-income-reaches-new-heights/

« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2009, 14:16 »
I have also noticed sales picking up at Cutcaster with 4 sales last month. Not great but encouraging  ;)


« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2009, 11:50 »
Just sold three of my Motocross Legends images.  After more that 1200 views of the clipfolder, things may be starting to pickup.

Payouts are Great.   ;D

« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2009, 05:52 »
I don't have any sales yet, but I have a very tiny portfolio there so no surprise :)

I wonder how the site is doing in general, didn't here much lately. How was 2009 and what are the expectations for 2010?

« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2009, 07:26 »
The future for "midstock" looks very ominous. There has been Featurepics, Zymmetrical, LuckyOliver, Mostphotos and Cutcaster.

Featurepics had to change strategy drastically, added a volume plan, and is still critical; Zymm and LO had to stop; Mostphotos is a great backup; and Cutcaster is all that's left for now.

The midstock concept just didn't work, and all new sites that are popping up now play the low pricing game.

« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2009, 07:47 »
I haven't any dl here with 670 images online...

Zymm is over, and many like before them...

What to expect?

« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2009, 08:08 »
It is hard to be optimistic after what has just happened with zymmetrical.  I do hope John can come up with something to surprise us.  I think if Lucky Oliver had weathered the storm, it could of been in the big 6 now.


« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2009, 08:23 »
$65 total sales.  All editorial (motocross) images.


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