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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2010, 15:30 »
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Sold 6 today, all small sizes and not much commission but a step in the right direction.


« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2010, 16:07 »
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I sold 2 so far this month. Hope it is continuing like this.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2010, 16:20 »
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Congrats, y'all.  That is great to hear.  I would imagine that it makes John quite happy too.   ;D

« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2010, 19:26 »
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I may have to take back some of what I said.  I'd quit looking at my CC account because nothing was happening there. But I  just flipped through it now and I see that I've been getting some views after all, although nothing has sold. It's odd because based on experience with other sites, I'd expect a few sales for that number of views.  It seems like there's more 'window shopping' at CC. 

"Hope springs eternal."
 

« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2010, 23:37 »
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I've been driving around non-stop looking for 'motocross' events, but no one here in Minnesota seems to know what I'm talking about...  ;D

That's funny that you say that. I had a Photography assignment to show pan motion, so I looked around here in South Carolina for some motocross tracks. I found a couple of place to go to online...drove around for an hour and a half and still couldn't find the one closest. No signs, nothing. It's like they are a secret or something.

« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2010, 16:56 »
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I haven't had much problems with rejections, but I'm still waiting for that first sale.  I'm still uploading though.

1601880

« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2010, 11:40 »
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My first sale was in August after slowly building my portfolio of images up to a little over 200 recently since beginning in this business at start of 2010. All non-exclusive.

« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2010, 10:11 »
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First uploaded in Dec 2008. First, and only sale, was Jan 2010. Just over 400 accepted images online.

« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2010, 05:58 »
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i don't like the website layout, a good interface is needed. As a contributor you need to click a lot to get accessed your portfolio, stats..

anyone knows how to search within our own portfolio?

« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2010, 06:07 »
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No sales for one year and about 500 images online  :(

« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2010, 07:43 »
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I had my second sale on Cutcaster, one day after I requested payout...  ;) ;)

« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2010, 17:59 »
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1700 images online, 0 sales. Things can only get better.

« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2011, 14:43 »
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1700 images online, 0 sales. Things can only get better.

well hearing things like this makes me wonder....why would anyone even expect to get sales from a website that also offers the option of FREE IMAGES right on the front page.....Ummm am I not getting something here if I went to a website to buy an image and saw that I could either buy it or get it for free I think I would go for free!   

I will not upload to sites that give free images away anymore...this model has been tried and it never works.  Remove the words FREE IMAGES and I will be more than happy to upload my portfolio (i do like the idea of more fair commissions) Who started this idea that offering free images as bait would bring in buyers, it only brings in people who cant afford to pay for images. They can find plenty of free images on flicker you don't need to provide yet another place for our work to be devalued down to zero dollars. 

« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2011, 21:46 »
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Who started this idea that offering free images as bait would bring in buyers, it only brings in people who cant afford to pay for images. They can find plenty of free images on flicker you don't need to provide yet another place for our work to be devalued down to zero dollars.  

I agree.

If you go to the hardware store needing a tool... and hey, there's a bin marked "free tools".... they may be low quality stuff, but chances are pretty good you'll grab one you think will do the job and walk out feeling smart.  

The ever-growing collections of free images are one of the things eroding what's left of microstock.   
« Last Edit: January 22, 2011, 21:52 by stockastic »

« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2011, 02:07 »
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1700 images online, 0 sales. Things can only get better.


well hearing things like this makes me wonder....why would anyone even expect to get sales from a website that also offers the option of FREE IMAGES right on the front page.....


Have a look at www.dreamstime.com, www.istockphoto.com, www.shuttestock.com (I did not check the others). All do and all on their home page.

« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2011, 02:13 »
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Who started this idea that offering free images as bait would bring in buyers, it only brings in people who cant afford to pay for images. They can find plenty of free images on flicker you don't need to provide yet another place for our work to be devalued down to zero dollars.  


I agree.

If you go to the hardware store needing a tool... and hey, there's a bin marked "free tools".... they may be low quality stuff, but chances are pretty good you'll grab one you think will do the job and walk out feeling smart.  

The ever-growing collections of free images are one of the things eroding what's left of microstock.  


The original argument is only partially true. It is quite possible that if superior non-fee images are offered visibly along the free ones, it can indeed make some sense. And that's how most stock sites do it.

Example:
If you Google for your free image of a 'free WOMAN SLEEPING', click say on this one

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-woman-sleeping-3-imagefree8332260

You get what I'm talking about. Visible choices of non-free images jumping at you. The big red text will also tell you how cheap it is nowadays to purchase an image. And, believe it or not, some of those Googling for a free image for example for their blog won't know that.

The problem may be sometimes that the quality of the free images is surprisingly high (at least of some of them). But that really only tells us the market value of this product nowadays.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2011, 02:15 by Danicek »


 

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