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« on: October 20, 2008, 07:11 »
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Today I became GOLD rank at FT. :)


« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 07:35 »
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oh wowo...congrats1

« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 07:41 »
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congrats.  are you upping your extended license pricing?
I am still waiting impatiently for that elusive emerald ranking when I can double all my prices.

« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 08:27 »
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Congrats Peter !!! I'm millions miles away from this...

« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 09:22 »
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Congrats Peter!

« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 10:06 »
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Tnx all. No, when I was silver, I kept them on 50$ (an I could put them to 100), now that I am gold, I will leave them on 50$. When I become emerald, I will put my basic prices to x2.

vonkara

« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 10:28 »
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Congrats Peter! I will never become one for sure. LOL I suck so hard on Fotolia

« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 10:33 »
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Congrats Peter  :)

according to my calculations I will be a GOLD member in summer 2013 too  ;D ;D ;D
or my be never...   >:( ::) ;) ;)


« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008, 11:23 »
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Congrats, 
Just wanted to say that I have all of my Els at 150$ and I sell just as many as when I had them at 10$.   Try it for a month or two and if you feel you are getting less then you can put them back down. Believe me it's great when you get nearly 60$ in your account.  One month I had 6 and it was my BME. The only place that I get more ELs than Fotolia is SS.

CofkoCof

« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008, 11:24 »
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Congrats Peter! Hopefully it will go even faster now with the new camera :D

« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2008, 11:34 »
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Way to go!

« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2008, 11:40 »
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tnx all. It took me 17 months to become gold, since I started on FT. But it took a lot of hard work.

Fotografer, maybe you are right. I sell average 1 EX per month, so I have nothing to loose. I will put them all to 150, and when I sell one at least I can afford a decent prostitute for a night. LOL. Just joking. :D

« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2008, 11:47 »
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Even if you only sold one every 2 months instead of one a month you would still gain but as I said mine didn't decrease at all.  The month that I  sold 6 was just after I put them up to 150$  :)
tnx all. It took me 17 months to become gold, since I started on FT. But it took a lot of hard work.

Fotografer, maybe you are right. I sell average 1 EX per month, so I have nothing to loose. I will put them all to 150, and when I sell one at least I can afford a decent prostitute for a night. LOL. Just joking. :D

« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2008, 14:51 »
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Congrats.  That's a great achievement.

I haven't had any EL in FT lately, and it used to be the place where I had them more frequently (just one every 2 months).

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2008, 15:14 »
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congrats Peter! quite an achievement!
I got  to wait a little longer to get there.
as for putting the EL prices up  I'd suggest ,like others, it should at least be usd 100 remember that is the price on most site so why should you sell for  less over there .of course it's up to you.I don't think you'd loose an EL buyer just for the price difference I think they would buy the image as long as they are happy with it.go for 150 ,which is better:)
« Last Edit: October 20, 2008, 15:16 by stokfoto »

« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2008, 03:03 »
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Tnx.

Before they introduced subscriptions, I used to sell 5-6 EX per month, now I sell 1 in one or two months. Perhaps buyers think when they buy subscription package, they have right to EX licence?!

« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2008, 13:43 »
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Not to hijack this thread but I just got my first EL at FT.... a whopping $6.60 I earned? I'm feeling nauseous over this... please tell me this isn't a correct amount?  :o

« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2008, 14:39 »
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Assuming that you are still "white" at FT (less than 100 sales) then, yes, that is what you'll get.
At that status your commission is 33% and the maximum price allowed for ELs is 20 credits.
When your status moves up you will be allowed to set higher prices, with the next step to bronze (after 100 sales) you can set prices up to 50 credits and your commission rises to 35%.

But why are you surprised? Did the site state something else when you entered into the contract with them to license your material?

« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2008, 14:41 »
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yeah, as dirkr said the amount is right.  If you are at a higher status than white you should set up your extended license prices on all your images.  Just send a sitemail to admin and they will change all your pricing for you.  Whenever I change levels on fotolia I have raised my prices and now get $58.50 (39% of 150) for extended licenses making them one of the highest paying sites.

« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2008, 16:34 »
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Not to hijack this thread but I just got my first EL at FT.... a whopping $6.60 I earned? I'm feeling nauseous over this... please tell me this isn't a correct amount?  :o
That is exactly why I do not make any of my images available for EL on FT... I think the amount they pay for them (at the bottom earnings level, which is what I'm at because my sales there suck compared to every other site) is insulting.

« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2008, 17:28 »
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But why are you surprised? Did the site state something else when you entered into the contract with them to license your material?

Thank you for the info! I obviously missed that one  :D

« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2008, 17:35 »
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yeah, as dirkr said the amount is right.  If you are at a higher status than white you should set up your extended license prices on all your images.  Just send a sitemail to admin and they will change all your pricing for you.  Whenever I change levels on fotolia I have raised my prices and now get $58.50 (39% of 150) for extended licenses making them one of the highest paying sites.

Yes, I am at the white level  :-[  FT is my worst earner & I flip flop on whether or not to focus on them. This just surprised me... it gives me a good idea of what I could work towards though!

Thanks Leaf!

« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2008, 17:36 »
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Not to hijack this thread but I just got my first EL at FT.... a whopping $6.60 I earned? I'm feeling nauseous over this... please tell me this isn't a correct amount?  :o
That is exactly why I do not make any of my images available for EL on FT... I think the amount they pay for them (at the bottom earnings level, which is what I'm at because my sales there suck compared to every other site) is insulting.

I can understand that!  :D

« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2008, 18:58 »
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Believe me it makes up for it when you start to get nearly 60$ for each EL which is much more than I get anywhere else
Not to hijack this thread but I just got my first EL at FT.... a whopping $6.60 I earned? I'm feeling nauseous over this... please tell me this isn't a correct amount?  :o


« Last Edit: October 28, 2008, 19:00 by fotografer »

« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2008, 00:41 »
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Do they queue images for review by contributor rank?  My review times have gotten longer and longer and my 7 day rank is lower than it ever has been. My acceptance rate is pretty bad too but that does not seem to be unusual at FT.

fred


 

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