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Microstock Man

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« on: June 05, 2012, 22:06 »
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Have been toying with the idea of uploading my port to Feature Pics for some time now, and just wanted an update from anyone currently with them...

I see they make it into the Poll Results (just) - Is anyone REALLY getting sales there?

Is it for more than a few cents per sale?

Thanks in advance :)


« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 22:34 »
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2 sales in 2010
8 sales in 2011
15 sales in 2012

Microstock Man

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 23:01 »
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2 sales in 2010
8 sales in 2011
15 sales in 2012

Thanks luis. Do they sell for more than sub prices if you don't mind me asking? Not sure I want another site with a dribble of 30cent sales.

« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 23:07 »
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2 sales in 2010
8 sales in 2011
15 sales in 2012

Thanks luis. Do they sell for more than sub prices if you don't mind me asking? Not sure I want another site with a dribble of 30cent sales.

from 35 cents to 3$, still haven't got to a payout after 3 years and 2 months, that said 35.2$ for 25 sales

Microstock Man

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 00:59 »
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wow, ok, thanks a lot for that info. Anyone else care to chime in?

Much appreciated luissantos84

« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 01:15 »
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Usually 2 - 3 downloads / month - from 0,35 to 5 USD (vector). 

I'm not sure what to think about FP - they haven't change images on homepage since I started uploading there (one year ago), they took two weeks off last summer...  It doesn't look like serious business to me. Much better earner than Cutcaster but if it's worth it - I don't know.

Microstock Man

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 01:25 »
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They took two weeks off!!!??? What on earth!!  ;D

« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 01:35 »
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I've made $22 since March.  12 sales.  Not much but it adds up over many years and they've been around for a long time now.  Check their new images lock in, I think it's 90 days now but I'm not sure.

I'm sure it's a site run on a tight budget with little spent on marketing but unlike some that have come and gone, they're still here and the 50% commission is nice.

« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 08:37 »
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2010, 4 sales for $10.50
2011, 3 sales for $2.80
2012, 7 sales for $8.50

Sales from $0.35 to $4 at 50% commission
RPDL over all sales $1.48, second highest of all the sites I contribute to after Veer

I stopped uploading for a while because I could only get 2 or 3 to go at a time and ftp didn't work, plus I had no sales for ten months from May 2011 through Feb 2012.  I've had from 1-3 sales per month starting this March and started uploading again with now more than 570 images.  With ftp working, easy uploading, fast and reasonable reviews it doesn't take much additional time to keep them in the workflow.  I like supporting a site with 50% commissions and may get a payout in the next year or so (assuming they last that long).  Not sure if the recent uptick in sales is due to marketing or a small-sample statistical anomaly, but I hope it continues.

« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 09:47 »
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Upload is very easy, especially if you don't have releases, essentially FTP plus one click per image (assuming they are all photos).

Sales are not great, but they keep ticking along, my best year was 2010 w/ a number of EL sales, they were actually my #2 earner one month! Lately it varies from a few bucks to lower double digits per month - not great, but probably on par for effort with some of the other little guys (I got more on FP last month than on Stockfresh in 11 months).

Based on my guess of their expenses (low) and the fact that they do continue to have sales I think they will not fold suddenly. I certainly wouldn't want to count on them for my income, but once I have the images produced I think it is worth uploading there in my down time.

« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 16:07 »
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sgoodwin4813:
When logged in at FP clicking manage portfolio and then at the upper left side of the page you see My FTP.
Theres the info you need for your FTP upload program. It works with Filezilla.
Once I had problems with the FTP uploading too, when I send them an email the problem was quickly solved.

Using Filezilla, uploading and submission is easy. Mostly I do a lot of images uploading (in the background when in between doing other work) at once. Barely any rejections and fast help when having problems. Sometimes I had a sale in the past.
Lately the site seems to come alive (at least for me) and now I m having regular sales there.
 
123RF was also slow with sales when starting there, but they seem to grow fast now, giving me monthly payouts. Who knows what will happen to FP?

« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 17:48 »
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I dumped them a few years ago.  Not a single sale.  They wouldn't close my account after several requests so I changed all my prices to a $1,000,000 each and within a few days they deleted my account.

Microstock Man

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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2012, 19:13 »
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Thanks everyone, much appreciated :)

m@m

« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2012, 19:36 »
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 Much better earner than Cutcaster...

Really bad example though, my grandmother standing on a corner can sale more than CC...Featurepic, I have close to 800 photos with them, 1 payout since 2008 at the beginning of this year :'(, but they do sale from time to time fair wages, Elena is in my top list as an great administrator/customer service person, very easy to upload too site, fast reviews, and for some reason her 50% commission IMO is worth supporting...  


 

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