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« on: February 01, 2007, 05:12 »
For a few months before I found my feet in microstock I was clicking on the box "if not accepted submit for the free section".

Initailly I got a few noticeable payments 10 and 20c then they quickly dropped to 0.002c

I was looking at the left of the screen last month and I noticed my free downkloads had crept up to 1,000 so I bit the bullet and went through my portfolio to find these free images. Also free Dls are included in your DLs/day stats (thanks really useful)

I think there were about 40-50 in total some were borderline crap but there were a few which weren't pretty but got the job done. One in particular is (my current third best seller on SS and had 7 DLs at DT) had 30 free DLs at FT.

So beware, I think now there is virtually no point submitting those free images especially as there are sites which have different ideas what is stock where someone will pay cash. A "one off" free image that appears on the frontpage is another thing entirely.

« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 14:24 »
I just had some photos - for the first time -  with blue button for 'accepted as free' at Fotolia,  I got 'declined' emails for the same photos.  The reference number was different.  If I click on the photo - Fotolia has a message which virtually says - never heard of this photo - does not exist!  When I clicked on the free photos on their site, the number of downloads was large for each (15 photos - I could not find more).  Can't find anything further on this subject on the net.  Is it worth having a photo as  'free'?  There is a click through to the photographer's portfolio which I suppose is helpful.
Any information welcome.


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