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« on: October 18, 2012, 12:03 »
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Does anyone have any sales recently?
I'm there with 2000+ files, last sales was in August.

I'm still uploading files (yeah...limited to 10 files a day!). Most of them rejected because The image subject doesn't suit the site at the present time or This category is too big compare to other categories.
What does Featurepicks accept? To me it's already clear that they do not want flowers, food or animals but even other subjects seem to be fully covered.
Funny for such a small, low selling agency. Guess they do not want to grow and make a decent profit?


tab62

« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 12:06 »
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why would you even be concern at all with such a loser company? Spend your 'positive' energies on other things in life...

« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 12:14 »
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Very low sales but I get a cash out occasionally.  As they've survived when many other sites have failed, I'm pleased I uploaded to them back in 2006.  I don't upload much anymore, just check sales about every 3 months.

« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 12:17 »
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Very low sales but I get a cash out occasionally.  As they've survived when many other sites have failed, I'm pleased I uploaded to them back in 2006.  I don't upload much anymore, just check sales about every 3 months.

Agree

« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 12:57 »
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it just amazes me that people actually submit to agencies like this.

« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2012, 14:26 »
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I have 600-something files there and my last sale was April or May, so not a great return.  I'm still uploading there because it's easy and they have accepted almost everything.  I like the 50% commission and decent sales prices but probably will stop uploading if I don't see any action by the end of the year.

« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 18:53 »
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why would you even be concern at all with such a loser company? Spend your 'positive' energies on other things in life...

+1. They only way I could get them to close my account was to raise all my prices to a million bucks, so I did.  A week later they closed my account.

tab62

« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2012, 20:09 »
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lol! you were too greedy Mantis!  You should have only raised to to $10,000 per pic...

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2012, 21:51 »
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Submitting my illustrations there since I started 2 years ago. It's very easy and I've had a few sales. Since it takes virtually no effort to submit and I like their percentage (fairness), I'll keep uploading.

Does anyone have any sales recently?
I'm there with 2000+ files, last sales was in August.

I'm still uploading files (yeah...limited to 10 files a day!). Most of them rejected because The image subject doesn't suit the site at the present time or This category is too big compare to other categories.
What does Featurepicks accept? To me it's already clear that they do not want flowers, food or animals but even other subjects seem to be fully covered.
Funny for such a small, low selling agency. Guess they do not want to grow and make a decent profit?

dbvirago

« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 07:21 »
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Very low sales but I get a cash out occasionally.  As they've survived when many other sites have failed, I'm pleased I uploaded to them back in 2006.  I don't upload much anymore, just check sales about every 3 months.

yeah, pretty much this

« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 11:40 »
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Yeah, I see them as a small but fairly steady site. They just slowly tick along and every once in a while I get a payout. Since they are so easy to submit to and I already have most of my stuff there I just let them ride along. They fall into the "upload if I am not doing anything else" sort of sites. I don't think they have much chance of making it big time, but they also aren't in the race to screw us.

« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2012, 12:11 »
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Yeah, I see them as a small but fairly steady site. They just slowly tick along and every once in a while I get a payout. Since they are so easy to submit to and I already have most of my stuff there I just let them ride along. They fall into the "upload if I am not doing anything else" sort of sites. I don't think they have much chance of making it big time, but they also aren't in the race to screw us.

agree

« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2012, 14:12 »
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very close to payout after 3 years and half

Your Earnings Before Tax: $52.50
Your IRS withholding rate is: 10%
Taxable Amount (2011 US-based purchases): $29.20  Tax: $2.92
Your Total Earnings After Tax: $49.58

42 sales

« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2012, 18:08 »
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This year, with 1258 images,  I have been getting a steady 6-7 dollars a month. I have been with them since 2005 and can't remember them rejecting anything. Like others have said, very easy uploading process, therefore hardly any work at all with that site.

Poncke

« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2012, 18:12 »
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7 dollar a month? You cant spend more than 5 minutes per month on that site otherwise its not even remotely worth it. If you  do, its costing you money.

« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2012, 18:18 »
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7 dollar a month? You cant spend more than 5 minutes per month on that site otherwise its not even remotely worth it. If you  do, its costing you money.

5 minutes and 7 dollars... that's a healthy 84 dollars per hour...

Poncke

« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2012, 01:17 »
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7 dollar a month? You cant spend more than 5 minutes per month on that site otherwise its not even remotely worth it. If you  do, its costing you money.

5 minutes and 7 dollars... that's a healthy 84 dollars per hour...
Thats my point, you CANT spend more time on it, WHEN you do, its not worth it. Right. If you spend 3 hours on that site per month you make 2.33 dollar per hour. See what I mean now?

« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2012, 09:01 »
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7 dollar a month? You cant spend more than 5 minutes per month on that site otherwise its not even remotely worth it. If you  do, its costing you money.

5 minutes and 7 dollars... that's a healthy 84 dollars per hour...
Thats my point, you CANT spend more time on it, WHEN you do, its not worth it. Right. If you spend 3 hours on that site per month you make 2.33 dollar per hour. See what I mean now?

1258 images in 7 years,  179 images a year,  average 14 images a month.  Featurepic takes an extra 5-10 minutes to upload and process. So I guess, it is the equivalent of 40-80 dollars an hour.  I am a security guard full time making 18.78 an hour, therefore anything above that is ok with me.  I guess, we are not all superstar photographer like you

Poncke

« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2012, 09:23 »
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7 dollar a month? You cant spend more than 5 minutes per month on that site otherwise its not even remotely worth it. If you  do, its costing you money.

5 minutes and 7 dollars... that's a healthy 84 dollars per hour...
Thats my point, you CANT spend more time on it, WHEN you do, its not worth it. Right. If you spend 3 hours on that site per month you make 2.33 dollar per hour. See what I mean now?

1258 images in 7 years,  179 images a year,  average 14 images a month.  Featurepic takes an extra 5-10 minutes to upload and process. So I guess, it is the equivalent of 40-80 dollars an hour.  I am a security guard full time making 18.78 an hour, therefore anything above that is ok with me.  I guess, we are not all superstar photographer like you

Why the childish comment at the end? I just said dont spent too much time on the site for 7 dollars a month. I am not knocking you or your work nor did I claim to be better then you.

« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2012, 09:50 »
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7 dollar a month? You cant spend more than 5 minutes per month on that site otherwise its not even remotely worth it. If you  do, its costing you money.

5 minutes and 7 dollars... that's a healthy 84 dollars per hour...
Thats my point, you CANT spend more time on it, WHEN you do, its not worth it. Right. If you spend 3 hours on that site per month you make 2.33 dollar per hour. See what I mean now?

1258 images in 7 years,  179 images a year,  average 14 images a month.  Featurepic takes an extra 5-10 minutes to upload and process. So I guess, it is the equivalent of 40-80 dollars an hour.  I am a security guard full time making 18.78 an hour, therefore anything above that is ok with me.  I guess, we are not all superstar photographer like you

Why the childish comment at the end? I just said dont spent too much time on the site for 7 dollars a month. I am not knocking you or your work nor did I claim to be better then you.

Because you started first by saying it is not remotely worth it if you spend more than 5 minutes.  "Remotely" is an extreme word meaning that if I spent 6 minutes it would not be worth it. In my case spending 20 minutes would still be worth it because it would equate to a little more than what I do at my full time job.  What so wrong saying that you could be better than I?

« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2012, 09:59 »
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$1-$11 per month for me with them. I upload batches of 5 images. And that takes me less then a minute per batch to submit there. As long as I have a return there, I will also upload.


 

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