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« on: February 14, 2006, 02:29 »
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After the last week or so, fotolia has come to be very close to the #4 producing site for me. Which means only dreamstime, shutterstock and istock are better.  That seems pretty promising for a site that just opened.  I think they have some really good ideas which are going to make them grow.  Any thoughts?


« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2006, 16:23 »
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Yeah it has been picking up for me to, I wonder if they have been advertising, or just more people finding them and downloading since they are getting a better amount of pictures.

« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2006, 04:17 »
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Fotolia seems to have been quite steady for me the last couple weeks.  I think they are doing a good job of getting buyers. 

« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2006, 18:59 »
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Glad to hear you're having success there.  I've got about 115 shots accepted but 7 sales.  I've had then online from mid-Jan.  How long have you been collecting revenue?  I'm, by far, more successful at shutterstock with Feb, 2006 my highest grossing month.  I've reached 190 in uploads accepted.  (I'm going for a clean sweep -- a sale every day in Feb -- only two more to go)  ;D

« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2006, 07:54 »
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hey there... congrats on the clean sweep.. it is exciting to see things progressing.

I have had my images on fotolia just since january. I had perhaps 50 there before that, but very few sales didn't promot spending time to upload.  When the Jan. upload reward program came around, I spent a few full days uploading all my images and now have 1200 or so there.  I agree that shutterstock is BY FAR better than fotolia, but I find it encouraging that there is a few sales at fotolia, and their upload reward programs make it work the time uploading my images (even if they only get a few sales)

« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006, 12:19 »
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Fotolia is getting good but Shutterstock is rocking for me....:)

Melissa
http://www.melissaking.ca

« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 12:31 »
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are you saying that your shutterstock average $/image is going up and up? :)

« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2006, 10:01 »
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Yep....I uploaded one image over the weekend and it got accepted right away...and sold like 10 times since

Thinks are going great at Shutterstock for me

Melissa

« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2006, 10:04 »
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Yep....I uploaded one image over the weekend and it got accepted right away...and sold like 10 times since

Thinks are going great at Shutterstock for me

Melissa


WHAT ??  :o one image sold 10X ... wow.. congrats :)

« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2006, 16:03 »
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You both are amazing... I will someday have 1200 shots (2006 goal is 300).  I smile when I sell a new addition right away.  I enjoy instant gradification.  My February totals are in and I sold at least one a day.  Next milestone is $100 in one month.


« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2006, 17:19 »
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Well one a day is an achievement.  I find it very encouraging to set goals for myself.  It becomes very exciting to reach and overcome your goals, and look back 6 months later, and see how small they were :)

« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2006, 04:02 »
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It looks like Philip Date and Andre are well over 1000 sales at fotolia. Pretty impressive.  I am still striving for my first 100 :(

« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2006, 20:39 »
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I had my 3000 sale yesterday so just 2000 more to go to get Gold status. Recently the sales have been great and I am sure they are picking up for everyone else. This month Fotolia is second in terms of earnings after istockphoto. Andresr must have more downloads/sales than me as I am only Rank 2!

« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2006, 01:56 »
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I've had 7. :-).

But then I've only got 50 images on there, and just started submitting there the 2nd of this month.

That makes it better than 123rf was for me by a huge margin....  I had a sum total of $6 earnings there for 5 and half months before I removed my images..

My overall ranking is 2159, my 7day ranking is 524...  Bit of a long way to go to catch up to you phildate! :-)


« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2006, 02:48 »
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I had my 3000 sale yesterday so just 2000 more to go to get Gold status. Recently the sales have been great and I am sure they are picking up for everyone else. This month Fotolia is second in terms of earnings after istockphoto. Andresr must have more downloads/sales than me as I am only Rank 2!

it is good we have people like you, phildate, for the rest of us to try be better than :)  It gives me ambition to keep at it anyhow.

Yeah I agree fotolia is really picking up, pretty impressive for such a new company.  I am however still down at just over 400 downloads.  I gotta get my but in gear if i want to be in the top 10. (am at 67 now all time)

« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2006, 03:14 »
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I have split this topic to make it easy to find the what we do for a living conversation later.  That thread is now here

What is your job

« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2006, 20:15 »
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Currently Rank 30 with 770 downloads  :D
« Last Edit: May 13, 2006, 20:50 by jlye »

« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2006, 02:48 »
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ohh you are doing well.  What is the link to you gallery?

I just moved up to 66 today :)... i'm catching up.

« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2006, 06:46 »
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Fotolia is doing well .. even with a few sales going daily .. I am still dropping in ranking,
Now I am at rank 32 .. LOL ..

ohh you are doing well.  What is the link to you gallery?

I just moved up to 66 today :)... i'm catching up.

« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2006, 06:49 »
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I hover around the 1180 mark.  Guess I have a long way to go

« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2006, 08:11 »
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I hope that Fotolia keeps picking up.  Hopefully they will become very popular - they seem to have a good layout and format, unlike 123RF and some others.  And I like the ranking thing too.

Do you find that old photos seem to be selling just like the newer ones uploaded?

« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2006, 08:38 »
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I hope that Fotolia keeps picking up. Hopefully they will become very popular - they seem to have a good layout and format, unlike 123RF and some others. And I like the ranking thing too.

Do you find that old photos seem to be selling just like the newer ones uploaded?
  I do find there site quite slow though.

I dont have enough sales to pick up a pattern yet.  I note that they have justed added the option to buyers to sort by sales.  Not sure if this is a good or a bad thing but will basically enable the buyer to avoid looking at all your photos that haven't had DL yet and instead look at ones that have been used by others (ie tried and tested - as opposed to looking through varing quality of those with no DL).

« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2006, 08:45 »
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on the other hand.

If a designer wants an image that hasn't been 'around the block' yet, he can sort by downloads (least downloaded) and get a new fresh image.

« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2006, 09:00 »
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I see that point but given these are not normally global campaigns, it is unlikely that you will see the same picture again.

Just look at the most downloaded at any of the sites and you will see they continue to get hits.

CJ

« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2006, 16:12 »
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Fotolia is very slow to me, not only few sales - only 4 so far, but I have a small portfolio - but also very few views. 

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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