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« on: December 26, 2006, 08:42 »
Haven't sold anything there since 11/21. By far my slowest site. November was my best month and December close behind everywhere else.

« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006, 11:34 »
I was selling one or two per month, then I decided to lower all the prices at $2.70 to check if it would make a difference.  It did.  November became my best month with 3 sales.  December  was my best month ever with 5 sales (3 in large format and 2 in smaller format), which at that price is the equivalent of selling 34 pictures at SS.  Although the sales show low numbers, I  expect them to grow.

dbvirago, what is your selling price at FP?


« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2006, 12:59 »
I'm all over the place, but lately have been raising prices. My thinking was, if something did sell, it would make up for it, but that hasn't worked. I may try your method - were you able to do a global price change?

There are some I have priced very high, using them as more of a macro stock site, but not sure if that will be effective either.

« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006, 13:21 »
There are 2 options to change prices globally.  Go to 'Account Settings', and then:

- either "Set flat price for ALL your images"

-or "Set percentage of prior prices for ALL your images"

Setting a reasonable lower price and selling more feels good.  It's also a way for FP to stay competitive in the stock market.   I also like their attitude towards the photographers.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2006, 18:38 by berryspun »

« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 15:11 »
I had my best month there with 3 sales and US$4 earnings (not outstanding, I know...). Interesting information about the price effect.  I have prices set so that the 800x600 cost 99c.    I will change some and see what happens.



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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 10:02 »
Not many sales there for me either, but, ya gotta love the site.  Set your own prices?  I've heard of people setting their prices up to $200.  I don't know if they sell, but ???  Most my prices are from 1 to 5, with an ocassional 8, I've sold at 6. 

I think, or maybe better, wish, all sites operated on the Featurepics format.

« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 14:29 »
Have sold 2 there since joining in late October with a portfolio of 62.
The good commission makes up for number of sales.

« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2006, 00:04 »
yes i have sold a few at Featurepics since i join. i am happy cos i get 70% of the payout. I think with time, it may work here. They are friendly and they take suggestions, so with such positive attitude i would say the future is good for them. I set my prices mainly betwwn $4-$5 with resize options.

« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2006, 18:03 »
I've had a total of 16 sales on that site since I joined late August 2006.  I set all my prices to $2.00 with resizing options.  I've never been able to get the FTP to work so that's been kind of a pain to upload but other than that, I'm hoping the site will take off soon.

« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2007, 06:28 »
i sold one 2 days back after Long time (since august also) ... i have 7 downloads only there

« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2007, 07:40 »
I've sold 23 since March with 456 images uploaded.  As takestock said, I think the good commission makes up for number of sales also.  I have some images priced low and some high and have sold both.  I think it's a great site and worth putting time into.   

« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2007, 02:46 »
Only four sales in three months. I've priced my photos from 5-7 mostly. I don't think there's much point in setting the prices much lower as long as the re-sizing option is used. When customers find the image they need, one or two dollars extra won't matter that much. The question, as always, is if they can market the site properly. That would be nice.

« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2007, 06:06 »
I sold one 2 today !! this month is good since i started


« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2007, 07:25 »
Unfortunatelly this is the only one where I've never sold 1 pic but keep uploading "against my good sense".
I don't know if it's my pictures, something I'm doing wrong or they don't really sell too much. My "huge" earnings are on the $0,02 thanks to a referal.

« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2007, 08:35 »
Unfortunatelly this is the only one where I've never sold 1 pic but keep uploading "against my good sense".
I don't know if it's my pictures, something I'm doing wrong or they don't really sell too much. My "huge" earnings are on the $0,02 thanks to a referal.
Same here Miguel.  Not one sale so far.  Although I like the concept of this website, they have to improve it somehow.  For the moment it's rubbish--a combination of everything from ridiculous to sublime.  There are too many rubbish images priced too high on that website.  Imagine as a designer all the mess you have to look through to find a decent image at a reasonable price.  I would not bother in their place.... there are plenty of alternatives.

« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2007, 12:50 »
As it looks this is not a mass seller site. So I went there and priced all my images at 30, and submitted one collection with my underwater pictures with a nice discount of 40%.
Maybe I'll get some luck like this who knows...

If it happens to sell something with this new aproach I'll report it here.

« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2007, 17:05 »
I like the way they are always adding new features suggested by the members.  The way they implement some coding is good to use them in our own websites and redirect buyers to FP if they want do by something.  I already got two sales plus referral earnings this way.


« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2007, 22:14 »
I have been selling 3-4 pictures a month for the past few months I am with Featurepics so I am quite pleased. It's not a lot but with 70%, I get $1 - $3 a sale cos my photos are set between $4-5 with resize options.

I have great expectations of this site and will continue to upload cos they give the most payout. Gracey mentioned that she has received a few payouts from Featurepics so I am hopeful about it.  ;D

Oh and of course I love it that they listened to all my suggestions to improve the site and they took them all up and took action to enhance Featurepics according to all my suggestions. (Most site just ignored my suggestions.) So I am happy to know that quite a no. of the features there is a result of my suggestions
« Last Edit: January 22, 2007, 22:16 by Peiling »

« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2007, 06:56 »
I have received a payout - quick, paypal and only a $50 limit.

I only get a few sales a month but with the 70% commission, it definately pays of being there.

They are definately a site everyone should support.  If there volumn of sales increased to big 6 levels, they would probably be a top earner for most people due to high commission.

If your not there, get on there now.  I can be bother giving my link so follow one leafs link to your right (help support the site).

« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2007, 13:18 »
I just went with FP a few weeks ago, only have a handful of pix there.   I haven't noticed so many views...  However, I was pleased to see everyone of my pictures show up on page one of mutliple pages of the subjects. 
   I will continue to upload there, understanding that sales will not be typical of microsites.  Then again, when/if  I make any, they'll be nicer sales.
    Price-wise,  I went with the advice I received here,  all priced at $4.00 with sizing options.. I've got one pic priced higher.  I like the shot, if someone else likes it, maybe they'll pay the extra bucks.  If not, no loss to me.  Heck, truth is, it's selling for a quarter elsewhere....   now I think I sound like I'm 'whoring' my pix.......       :D

« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2007, 15:43 »
At the monent I am averaging 3-4 sales/month... SY

« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2007, 06:37 »

I've been with featurepics for about 3 weeks. I uploaded my complete portfolio there (around 400 photos) which were mostly accepted and which sell well at the big 5 and the other agencies.

Didn't get a single sale from them yet. I'm considering to remove my photos from them, but at the moment I just stop uploading to them and wait - can't hurt.

All the best,

« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2007, 06:45 »
They are one of my absolute slowest, but they are new, so I'll give them more time. They are also very friendly, accept editorial pictures, and pay well, so it may well be worth the wait.

« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2007, 12:21 »
I joined the beginning of januari with approx 200 photo's and made 3 sales this month. They are priced at $5 with re-sizing option.

They are friendly, at respond fast an I like being able to incorporate my collections with them in my own website


« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2007, 17:19 »
Sales in FP are indeed slow, but they happen and they're always listening to suggestion and upgrading the site. 

BTW, now collections have referrals too, thanks to me.  ;)



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