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« on: February 22, 2011, 05:47 »
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Hi, I'm on Fotolia since august. Ive 200 images in my portfolio but only...10 downloads and few views. I don't understand what is the problem. If my works are not interesting or if fotolia is in crisis.
I'm italian so I like Fotolia for speak in the forum but I don't sell anything!


« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 05:49 »
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Doyou sell on fotolia? How many images in your portfolio?

lagereek

« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 06:16 »
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Stick with it!!  FT, is one of the best.

« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 06:24 »
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I'm trying to unserstand, I don't want to tell that fotolia isn't one of the best  :-X

« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 06:33 »
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Hi, I'm on Fotolia since august. Ive 200 images in my portfolio but only...10 downloads and few views. I don't understand what is the problem. If my works are not interesting or if fotolia is in crisis.
I'm italian so I like Fotolia for speak in the forum but I don't sell anything!

Try to upload more and more files in your portofolio, you'll not sell much with only 200 files. After you'll change the rank, you'll see more downloads. Good luck.

« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 06:36 »
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Thanks a lot Roberto. I'll upload more  ;)

« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 07:00 »
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I agree, two hundred is barely getting started.  I have been with them a week and have 400 approved and another 100 waiting to be approved.  it is a numbers game.

« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 07:03 »
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Images on fotolia are all or nothing.  I have images that sell several times a day every day and other images that never get a view.  I think it depends a lot on what the reviewer thinks of your image (my guess). You just have to keep uploading and hope one of your images gets into the 'superseller' club.

« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 07:13 »
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Thanks a lot Roberto. I'll upload more  ;)

You are welcome. And try to improve your skills every day. The better you are, more sales you will have. You don't need only many images, but also good ones. You need to work hard, and the money will come.

Good luck
« Last Edit: February 22, 2011, 07:14 by robertosch »

« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 07:44 »
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Thanks a lot Roberto. I'll upload more  ;)

You are welcome. And try to improve your skills every day. The better you are, more sales you will have. You don't need only many images, but also good ones. You need to work hard, and the money will come.

Good luck

Yes, good point - that is especially true for a site like Fotolia.  Only the best images will get into the images which have constant sales.  The other will sit and sit with nothing.

« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 08:08 »
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is it an option in fotolia to choose for 3rd party sales? i notice some of the sales in fotolia are through reseller.

basically if you didn't get sales, try submitting different kind of photos..

« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 08:25 »
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Thanks to everyone. First of all I'll try to improve my portfolio, than I'll try different kind of subjects...but it's strange, I'm building my portfolio on dreamstime too. I've only 60 images but I sell better than on Fotolia.

lisafx

« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 10:07 »
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I think the search engine criteria on DT and FT are different.  Dreamstime seems to weight the contributor's acceptance rate pretty highly, whereas Fotolia seems to give more weight to image success. 

I know that makes it difficult - if you don't have any successful images, how are you supposed to get any if they aren't seen?  But once you get a couple of good sellers you will see your sales take off there.  They are consistently my number two site every month.

« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 11:45 »
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I don't have few downloads at FT. The problem is the very low commission and the subs. Add to that the US-sales tax, and RPD shows to be very disappointing.


 

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