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« on: February 09, 2006, 11:42 »
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Has anyone else looked at featurepics.com at all? 

I submitted some last night - it was kind of fun because the reviewer was reviewing as I submitted.  Anyway, you set your own price and you are paid 70%.  I set all of mine to $1.  There seems to be quite a bit of traffic there, but it may just be other photographers coming over from MicroStockForum where they're featured this week.

One thing I thought was strange - other photographers were setting prices at like $30+ for royalty free use rights.  It doesn't seem to me that any buyer would pay this amount when they can go to the other sites and pay a much lower price and have such a larger collection to choose from.  Am I missing something?




« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 13:01 »
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I haven't heard ofthem.. but will check them out.

a link for those wanting a link
www.featurepics.com

Yeah i dunno if there would be much sales for $30 images when they are beside a $1.00, or on other sites for $1.00. I do know however that alamy sells RF images for $250-$500.. and the quality is the same as many micro stock shots.  I am not sure why people would go to alamy.  I guess it is what people are used to or where they can find what they are looking for.  People probably have their favorite places to shop.....

but that still doesn't explain why a $30 image would sell on a site that is usually selling for $1.00

However.. after all that is said.
I have priced my 'print' images on fotolia for $2.00, and I think i am glad i have done so.  I have gotten quite a few $2.00 sales there.  My thought was that if people want the image $1.00 or $2.00 isn't going to make a differance at all.

« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006, 13:09 »
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It looks a little slow there... or like they don't have very many pics.. but if someone has some images there, I would be interested in hearing how it is going. 

« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006, 13:17 »
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after a little more checking....

on the flip side, one thing that I think is a good idea, that other micros haven't done, is an image collection.  This seems like a good idea.

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2006, 06:09 »
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I would be interested in hearing if you get any downloads from there.

« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2006, 16:24 »
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I have never heard of them, but I don't think I'll waste my time there... it doesn't look to promising yet.

« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006, 21:58 »
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I would be interested in hearing if you get any downloads from there.

Hey, I finally got a dl from featurepics!   ;D

« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2006, 02:40 »
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How many uploads do you have there? How much did you earn from the download?

« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2006, 11:07 »
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I have about 40 there, and I earned $0.70 from the dl.  I priced everything at $1.

« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2006, 04:16 »
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Well I suppose it is promising to see SOME action... although it isn't enough to convince me to upload yet.

I believe a rep. from Featurepics.com signed up on the message group last week.  I wonder if she will poke her head in and say hi?

« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2006, 15:29 »
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i've just uploaded some photos here at featurepics, they have accepted them all....but sometimes seems that they have some problem with the site... for example when i click "WHERE ARE MY IMAGES" it appear "You have no published images yet." but sometimes it shows my published images correctly

have you got similar problem?

« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2006, 20:43 »
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Yes I get the same errors and problems. It says I don't have any published images when I do. I recently uploaded a batch of about 30 images and despite their promise on their homepage about being able to use IPTC metadata none of the keywords transferred with the pictures. That feature makes all the difference in the world so I've been slow to re-enter it online. Especially since their website is flaky, slow and stops repsonding many times.

I sent an e-mail to customer service and I'll post it if I get a response.

Mark

« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2006, 00:42 »
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Well I sent off an e-mail to featurepics.  I never did get a reply but the next day the keywords and descriptions were all there and ready to go.  I've only been with Featurepics for a few weeks and have gotten 2 downloads from about 20 pics.  The one thing nice about them is you get 70% and you can set the price of your own images.  There website is still a little hokey but I think that will improve with a little bit of time.  I think they are off to a great start.

Mark

« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2006, 01:40 »
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Are you selling your images for $1.00 or how much have you set your price?  Congrats on the sales.  :)

« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2006, 12:28 »
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I sell my images for $2-$3. I figured if they are willing to pay $1, $3 isn't that much more. Especially since many other pictures are set above $50. So for each download I get $2.10 which the equivilent of 10 downloads at iStockPhoto.

Mark

« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2006, 12:44 »
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That sounds like a good pricing plan.
I agree quite a bit that if they are willing to pay $1.00, they are willing to pay $3.00.  I have my non-web images at fotolia all listed at $2.00 and have gotten quite a few $2.00 sales (66 cents for me)

Well it might be worth checking out featurepics.... I guess I will ponder it, or perhaps upload 100 or so and see how they perform.  I would be interested to know if you get any more downloads.

« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2006, 00:35 »
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Since there seems to be interest in the activity levels at this site I thought I'd mention I got another dl from featurepics.com today...

« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2006, 10:23 »
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Well I checked them out yesterday, and tried to upload a few photos and lost patience.  it is takes a little bit of time selecting catagories, with the page reloading every time you click something.... not my cup of tea.  I think I will hold off again for a while. :S

« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2006, 07:00 »
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i've send a mail to featurepics and they have reply to me that on monday or tuesdey they will change the category selection system! it's great!  ;)

« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2006, 04:30 »
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they have just setup a new category selection system....but at the moment i didn't have any image to upload and test it... let me know how it works ;)

« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2006, 10:00 »
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I joined a few days ago, uploading is easy, reviews are fast and I have had my first sale of which I earn 70% .  The page does reload between each catagory you select but it does not take long.

« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2006, 12:09 »
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Are we allowed to post referals?

If so can someone post one for feature pics if they have a system and I can send them some Scotland photos.

Also referrals for Scanstockphoto, Gimmestock would be welcome.

Thanks

Steve

« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2006, 14:52 »
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Featurepics is one of my top producing sites.  I signed up at the end of Feburary and during the course of March I uploaded about 170 images.  They have accepted most of them and I've earned $13.30 during that time with 6 downloads.  I've gotten many more downloads from other sites but I priced my images at $4.00 so I get $2.80 from every download.  That adds up much faster than $.20 or even $.50.  Their customer service is the best around and are very helpful.  If you don't want to bother categorizing your images they will do it for you at the moment.  They just released their ftp uploading so adding images is quite easy.  I'm very happy with them so far.

Mark

« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2006, 14:54 »
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They don't have a referal system at the moment.  They are considering it and may implement one soon.

Mark

« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2006, 16:18 »
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and yes it is allowed to put referal links in the forums


 

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