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m@m

« Reply #250 on: January 15, 2010, 21:15 »
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Unfortunately I'm only a few dollars away to reach my first payout with them in a year, mind you, it wont brake me to loose that money either, but after so much work uploading to the site I feel I deserve to get pay the pennies I've accumulated... :)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 21:17 by m@m »


donding

  • Think before you speak
« Reply #251 on: January 15, 2010, 21:25 »
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Unfortunately I'm only a few dollars away to reach my first payout with them in a year, mind you, it wont brake me to loose that money either, but after so much work uploading to the site I feel I deserve to get pay the pennies I've accumulated... :)
Yeah I agree M@M..if your that close then hang on, but that $5.60 was from a sell right before they changed everything....I beleive that was in June or July if I remember right.

m@m

« Reply #252 on: January 15, 2010, 21:33 »
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Hey! who knows, if they don't close down and keep my money, I may be able to get pay before 2015  ;D

« Reply #253 on: January 17, 2010, 00:03 »
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I've got around $25.00 in there that I hope to get out ... but I'd rather see them pull things together.


-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 

« Reply #254 on: January 17, 2010, 11:23 »
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Considering Elena's attitude in the past, should any of you decide to close your account before a payout, I am certain she would pay your earnings.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010, 11:34 by madelaide »

gbcimages

« Reply #255 on: January 17, 2010, 11:28 »
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they didn't pay me my $22 when I closed a couple of months ago.

« Reply #256 on: January 17, 2010, 11:34 »
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That's surprising, gbc, because I think other people closed their accounts in the past and received their money.

donding

  • Think before you speak
« Reply #257 on: January 17, 2010, 12:56 »
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That's surprising, gbc, because I think other people closed their accounts in the past and received their money.

Yes madelaide I remember reading that on the forum there. I guess it all depends on rather you ask for it or not. I didn't ask since all I had was $5.60. It's really a shame that it didn't work out because Elena is really a nice helpful person. I see alot of photographers pulling out of featurpics.

« Reply #258 on: January 17, 2010, 20:01 »
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I also closed account a few months ago. In one year I've only sold one image for 3.5$. I didn't ask for that money. It bothered me they allowed only 15 keywords for an image..

« Reply #259 on: January 19, 2010, 04:29 »
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That's surprising, gbc, because I think other people closed their accounts in the past and received their money.


Yes madelaide I remember reading that on the forum there. I guess it all depends on rather you ask for it or not. I didn't ask since all I had was $5.60. It's really a shame that it didn't work out because Elena is really a nice helpful person. I see alot of photographers pulling out of featurpics.


Yes, some photographers are closing their accounts, but the number of submitted images is growing daily.
I have checked our stat - we have rejected 63% of image in Dec-Jan.
Received a few "Love your stuff" emails from clients.  Working a lot to improve the search results.

The first 5 pages at http://www.featurepics.com/Image/img.aspx - random reviewers' choice. Are working with old portfolios to "digg out" good images.

Hope to report news regarding "3d printing" (soon).

Thank you, Elena.

PS.  There is no problem to send payments "$5.60".  There is no problem to send payments advance.  Cheking my emails daily.


« Reply #260 on: January 19, 2010, 06:47 »
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That's surprising, gbc, because I think other people closed their accounts in the past and received their money.


Yes madelaide I remember reading that on the forum there. I guess it all depends on rather you ask for it or not. I didn't ask since all I had was $5.60. It's really a shame that it didn't work out because Elena is really a nice helpful person. I see alot of photographers pulling out of featurpics.


Yes, some photographers are closing their accounts, but the number of submitted images is growing daily.
I have checked our stat - we have rejected 63% of image in Dec-Jan.
Received a few "Love your stuff" emails from clients.  Working a lot to improve the search results.

The first 5 pages at http://www.featurepics.com/Image/img.aspx - random reviewers' choice. Are working with old portfolios to "digg out" good images.

Hope to report news regarding "3d printing" (soon).

Thank you, Elena.

PS.  There is no problem to send payments "$5.60".  There is no problem to send payments advance.  Cheking my emails daily.




Great Response!

« Reply #261 on: January 19, 2010, 08:24 »
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Sales have been slow there lately, but since most of my portfolio is there, FP is the place I link to when people ask to see my photos. I hope they survive. They are easy to deal with, which can't be said about all participants in this business.

gbcimages

« Reply #262 on: January 19, 2010, 09:59 »
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That's surprising, gbc, because I think other people closed their accounts in the past and received their money.


Yes madelaide I remember reading that on the forum there. I guess it all depends on rather you ask for it or not. I didn't ask since all I had was $5.60. It's really a shame that it didn't work out because Elena is really a nice helpful person. I see alot of photographers pulling out of featurpics.


Yes, some photographers are closing their accounts, but the number of submitted images is growing daily.
I have checked our stat - we have rejected 63% of image in Dec-Jan.
Received a few "Love your stuff" emails from clients.  Working a lot to improve the search results.

The first 5 pages at http://www.featurepics.com/Image/img.aspx - random reviewers' choice. Are working with old portfolios to "digg out" good images.

Hope to report news regarding "3d printing" (soon).

Thank you, Elena.

PS.  There is no problem to send payments "$5.60".  There is no problem to send payments advance.  Cheking my emails daily.


« Last Edit: January 19, 2010, 16:36 by gbcimages »

« Reply #263 on: January 20, 2010, 00:54 »
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Sales have been slow there lately, but since most of my portfolio is there, FP is the place I link to when people ask to see my photos. I hope they survive. They are easy to deal with, which can't be said about all participants in this business.

"Survive"  - not related to FP. I  am not going to "pass away" very soon. Hope so.
http://www.featurepics.com/photos-images/royal+trophy+golf.htm
Enjoined every image you posted :)
« Last Edit: January 20, 2010, 02:10 by Elena »

« Reply #264 on: January 20, 2010, 10:54 »
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One of "liveness" signs for a site is review time. My photos are "under review" since 12/10...

« Reply #265 on: January 20, 2010, 11:01 »
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Considering Elena's attitude in the past, should any of you decide to close your account before a payout, I am certain she would pay your earnings.

to conduct ourselves with professionalism is a two way street.

i have but completely forgotten about Fpics, as i joined them when they first started, and left it unattended as i felt they were too new then and still needed to get their act together.

but i also have to agree with Madelaide. even during those days when she had a whole new task and no doubt a much bigger burden on her hands , Elena had always taken the time to respond personally to my emails. and promptly too...
and in the most professional and upright manner.

i don't think  Elena is such a petty person to take what little piddly pennies accumulated before payout and run away with it should i decide to delete my account.
what would be the point?   still, i have a few other sites that have accumulated piddly earnings too, and have not seen the point of deleting my accounts there.



Elena is not like that. at least that's my impression of her.
should i choose to delete my account, i would not discredit her unfairly and unjustified,
without  first at least  writing her to ask (POLITELY).


 



« Last Edit: January 20, 2010, 11:18 by PERSEUS »

gbcimages

« Reply #266 on: January 20, 2010, 12:13 »
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FP informed me today that the money owed to me would be sent out the end of the month. I assume everyone who closes their account and is owed money will get it after the 31st.

« Reply #267 on: January 20, 2010, 16:39 »
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One of "liveness" signs for a site is review time. My photos are "under review" since 12/10...
Yep, I am taking time to review images. AND revising the old images our reviewers accepted earlier.
AND I am not going to accept images in "bulk".
AND we will not report 7 million images.
I am spending 30% of my time to develop and maintain the site, 40%  - to work with old portfolios, 30% - to review.

« Reply #268 on: January 20, 2010, 16:50 »
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Considering Elena's attitude in the past, should any of you decide to close your account before a payout, I am certain she would pay your earnings.

to conduct ourselves with professionalism is a two way street.

i have but completely forgotten about Fpics, as i joined them when they first started, and left it unattended as i felt they were too new then and still needed to get their act together.

but i also have to agree with Madelaide. even during those days when she had a whole new task and no doubt a much bigger burden on her hands , Elena had always taken the time to respond personally to my emails. and promptly too...
and in the most professional and upright manner.

i don't think  Elena is such a petty person to take what little piddly pennies accumulated before payout and run away with it should i decide to delete my account.
what would be the point?   still, i have a few other sites that have accumulated piddly earnings too, and have not seen the point of deleting my accounts there.



Elena is not like that. at least that's my impression of her.
should i choose to delete my account, i would not discredit her unfairly and unjustified,
without  first at least  writing her to ask (POLITELY).

Thank you.
The "request to close" procedure is in my "TODO" list. I don't want you to ask for money you earned.
In mean time - sorry for inconvenience. Just drop me an email.

« Reply #269 on: January 20, 2010, 16:52 »
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One of "liveness" signs for a site is review time. My photos are "under review" since 12/10...
Yep, I am taking time to review images. AND revising the old images our reviewers accepted earlier.
AND I am not going to accept images in "bulk".
AND we will not report 7 million images.
I am spending 30% of my time to develop and maintain the site, 40%  - to work with old portfolios, 30% - to review.


Elena,
that's really GOOD NEWS. looks like you're really wanting to do a general cleanup.
you will certainly find me uploading to you again, if this is the direction you are taking.
Best of luck to FPics.

p.s.
btw i have no plans to ask to delete my account. i was responding to those who were planning.

« Reply #270 on: January 20, 2010, 16:55 »
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I don't usually post earnings, but these numbers are so far off even my 2nd worst site, I don't care. Here are my monthy earnings since my last payout a year ago. I quit uploading months ago, but never felt it was worth the effort to delete accounts.

2/2009  $11.16 
3/2009  $5.58 
4/2009  $1.12 
5/2009  $7.68 
6/2009  $8.38 
7/2009  $0.40 
8/2009  $4.00 
10/2009  $3.40 
11/2009  $4.00 
12/2009  $2.50 
1/2010  $0.40 


You are my hero. I wish I earn so much on FP :-P

Roadrunner

  • Roadrunner
« Reply #271 on: January 20, 2010, 17:32 »
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I just requested to have my account closed, but it was nothing personal and I think it is a good site for those who get sales.  In 22 months I didn't have as many sales.  Just business, and I hope Elena can turn the site around.  I have been thinking about closing any account that has practically no sales (For me of course) or sites that reject more than 50% of my work on a consistant basis.  That will leave me with 5 of the so called Big 6 to work with.

I also closed out another site today, and I will be closing out a third account within the next month if things don't change in the way they reject things.  I din't like wasting their time, and I especially don't like going through a hoop of fire trying to upload, keyword and select categories when rejection rates are between 80% to 100%.

Again it isn't personal and I do not blame the site; things just don't work out for everyone on every site.  But I did try!

Roadrunner

« Reply #272 on: January 20, 2010, 18:18 »
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One of "liveness" signs for a site is review time. My photos are "under review" since 12/10...
Yep, I am taking time to review images. AND revising the old images our reviewers accepted earlier.
AND I am not going to accept images in "bulk".
AND we will not report 7 million images.
I am spending 30% of my time to develop and maintain the site, 40%  - to work with old portfolios, 30% - to review.

Elena,
that's really GOOD NEWS. looks like you're really wanting to do a general cleanup.
you will certainly find me uploading to you again, if this is the direction you are taking.
Best of luck to FPics.

p.s.
btw i have no plans to ask to delete my account. i was responding to those who were planning.
I have no choice. Clients should find what they are looking for. I put myself into this situation for a reason.
Search results - my priority for the next two months. I need to learn the portfolio (I know 40% of it only by now) and "tune" our search algorithms.
Really don't want to loose great images...


« Reply #273 on: January 20, 2010, 19:22 »
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I am spending 30% of my time to develop and maintain the site, 40%  - to work with old portfolios, 30% - to review.

Sorry, I did not realize that you are working alone on the site

« Reply #274 on: January 20, 2010, 19:44 »
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I am spending 30% of my time to develop and maintain the site, 40%  - to work with old portfolios, 30% - to review.

Sorry, I did not realize that you are working alone on the site
The agency is small, but I am not alone.
We are adjusting our policies according to the site size. Less images, better quality, more support for clients.


 

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