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« on: March 17, 2008, 14:16 »
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All,

Today I got my first sale at Featurepics. Its been an interesting story ... after trying my pricing all over the place $8, $6, $2, $5,  for a couple of months with no results I was frustrated. I told myself if I was going to have to wait, then I might as well be paid well for any sale there. I rasied my price to $10.00 for all images with allowing resizing.

The next day I got a sale for $4.00 with a commission of $2.80 :)

Note: Its a picture that I have on all of my sites.

Mark


« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 15:28 »
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I have often wondered about this, being new at this game.  Does the fact that you have an image listed as 0.25 somewhere keep it from being purchased for $10 elsewhere.  For heavens sake, I suspect that the prices are so * low that it probably wouldn't be a deterrent if the image were definitely needed.  It is one thing if a designer is collecting images just to have them on hand from a subscription service or for a general mock up, but I would think if a specific image is found that can be put to a specific use right away the $10 is likely such a trivial part of the overall budget that it simply wouldn't be worth the time to check other sites.  But then again, I really don't know a whole lot about this business...I am just envisioning the way I would act.  Does anyone out there know for sure if this makes sense or not?

digiology

« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 15:53 »
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I have often wondered about this, being new at this game.  Does the fact that you have an image listed as 0.25 somewhere keep it from being purchased for $10 elsewhere.

.25 is your commission. Not what it sold for.

Mark - Congrats on the sale! I just joined but have not sold anything yet.

« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008, 18:32 »
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Congrats, Mark.

With the recent price increases in many sites, I'm going to raise my prices in FP. 

Regards,
Adelaide

RT


« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008, 18:35 »
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Congratulations Mark,

With a bit of luck you'll reach the $50 payout by the end of next year, of course you'll need to do a hell of a lot self marketing for that because they don't do any.


« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008, 19:41 »
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Most of my images are at 10.00 none less than that.

« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008, 20:37 »
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but I would think if a specific image is found that can be put to a specific use right away the $10 is likely such a trivial part of the overall budget that it simply wouldn't be worth the time to check other sites.

That's exactly it.

« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008, 22:00 »
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In which case you would think that the micro-stocks could figure out a better pricing structure that would benefit everyone, photographers and the stock company.

« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2008, 00:41 »
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In which case you would think that the micro-stocks could figure out a better pricing structure that would benefit everyone, photographers and the stock company.

Many agencies won't do that. They want to sell subscriptions: higher, regular payments from the customers, lower payouts to the photographers.

« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2008, 13:47 »
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Hi Mark !

Congratulations.

I had my first sale there two weeks ago (and it was my first sale through a stock agency too !).

Yes, I know what some will say : I'll have to wait some time to get enough sales to get the money, but I'm not in a hurry : I am building my portfolio. And with 10$ the sale (7 for me) it should'nt need too much of them to get something.

And anyway, I like the site and their friendly attitude toward the photographers. I sent them a message with some suggestions and they answered quite quickly and their answer were dead on the point and really positive.

Good luck Featurepics.

« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2008, 17:48 »
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Congrats Mark!

Nice when they come along - only wish they were more often!

michealo

« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2008, 18:03 »
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Just checked FP after reading this and I too had just sold one for $5 so 3.50 for me ...

« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2008, 18:28 »
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I've had two sales lately and I'm sure I didin't get a email for the last one.  I can't guarantee about the previous one, but I also think there was no email.  So both were very good surprises.

A bit more and I'll have my 2nd payout.

Regards,
Adelaide
« Last Edit: March 18, 2008, 18:32 by madelaide »

dbvirago

« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2008, 19:05 »
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I typically get emails from FP anywhere from 24-38 hours after the fact.

suwanneeredhead

  • O.I.D. Sufferer (Obsessive Illustration Disorder)
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2008, 19:16 »
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With the recent price increases in many sites, I'm going to raise my prices in FP.

Me too!

Congrats, Mark! Smart move! ;)

« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2008, 19:40 »
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Congratulations Mark!  I haven't sold one there yet, but I'm encouraged.

« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2008, 20:18 »
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All,

I've bumped my pricing up to $11.00 per image for RF+Extension allowing resizing. As I hope the higher commissions will be worth any wait in between sales.

Mark

« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2008, 04:21 »
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hi,

I have everything at $5, changing from $2 three months ago and now seen three bme's. will probably put it to $10 soon. 

Sales for me this month are the same as crestock and canstock combined :) and within a $1 of LO who managed to more than triple their last months earnings. not at monthly payout yet, but it's coming :)

my thoughts on pricing... I cant find it now but they have a graph that shows pricing of sales.  most people search at $2, $5, $10, $20 etc if you price at say $6.50 people those who search at $5 don't see it and most people who do see your image are willing to pay $10+ so you are missing out on income. 

Phil

« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2008, 05:56 »
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I too have just checked to find i've had 3 sales! WooHoo!

edit: just found the bulk editor for pricing (took a while) - i've upped my prices 100% across the board - from $5 to $10.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 05:59 by maunger »

« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2008, 13:56 »
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i like an opinion from anyone , please.
do you think collections or galleries helped you make the sales?

« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2008, 14:01 »
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I have only had 1 sale on Featurepics. $8.40 commission from it. Just wish they were a little more frequent.

« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2008, 16:09 »
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I have 20 downloads there in the year or so that I am with them, it was enough for one pay check of $51.30.

at the beginning I had all my images there set at $5.00.
I recently changed all images to $7.00 to see how it works, and each sale of a file increases it's price by one dollar, so now I have files at 7,8 and 9 dollars.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2008, 16:11 by Lior »

« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2008, 16:26 »
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i like an opinion from anyone , please.
do you think collections or galleries helped you make the sales?

Galleries are free images.  I did it once and I don't think it boosted sales at all (as they did not in 123RF for me).

Collections are good to send a group of images to prospective buyers or put in your own website.  If one of yours gets highlighted by the site, you may have many views, but I haven't noticed any correlation with sales.

However, sales are scarce for a proper statistical analysis.  Anyway, I've just reached my second pay-out.  ;D

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2008, 16:49 »
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i like an opinion from anyone , please.
do you think collections or galleries helped you make the sales?

Galleries are free images.  I did it once and I don't think it boosted sales at all (as they did not in 123RF for me).

Collections are good to send a group of images to prospective buyers or put in your own website.  If one of yours gets highlighted by the site, you may have many views, but I haven't noticed any correlation with sales.

However, sales are scarce for a proper statistical analysis.  Anyway, I've just reached my second pay-out.  ;D

Regards,
Adelaide

cheers Adelaide for the clarification and your opinion :)

« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2008, 18:11 »
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Recently changed to $10.00 RF+Extension for all images.

I've only had one sale there for $4.00 with a $2.80 commission back in February ...

Mark


 

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