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« on: March 06, 2007, 23:16 »
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I currently have my extended licences priced at $45.00. I am thinking this may be too low, I am currently getting 2-3 EL's per week at Fotolia. I am afraid if I raise prices these will go away, has anyone else raised their EL prices over $50? Have sales been affected negatively doing that?


« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2007, 06:59 »
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Why not raise them for a month and see the difference?

Also if I were getting 2-3 El's per month per week from one site alone, at $45 a time, I wouldn't be wasting my time here, I would be out picking some new lenses!  ;)

Way to go Marcopolo  :)

Photoguy

« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 07:36 »
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I'm sure a lot of people leave the EL at the default price. Congrats on your success, I don't get any EL's at Fotolia

« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007, 08:20 »
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Id there a way to change the EL price for all photos at fotolia?  It would take me a long time to do them all individualy.

« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007, 08:32 »
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Id there a way to change the EL price for all photos at fotolia?  It would take me a long time to do them all individualy.

Contact FT and they will change for you.

« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2007, 08:39 »
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Id there a way to change the EL price for all photos at fotolia?  It would take me a long time to do them all individualy.

Contact FT and they will change for you.
Agree, they changed all mine to $50 when I made bronze.

« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007, 08:53 »
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From FT website

"Currently only customer service can do a global change on your prices. However, this feature is coming."
Posted by Chad Bridwell on 17:43, May 26 2006"

« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2007, 09:19 »
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Thanks for that.  Interesting that feature has been coming since May last year.  I will email customer services, as I doubt the change will be implemented soon.

« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2007, 09:34 »
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I currently have my extended licences priced at $45.00.
Why did you choose $45 rather than $50 (I assume you changed the prices once you made bronze.
I understand PhilDate has some of his set at $100 and gets sales.

« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2007, 12:13 »
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I changed all mine to $50 last Nov, and since then I got two ESL, so not too bad, I did not get any prior that any way, ( 5 months )

« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2007, 15:55 »
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i dont change anything at all while i upload,
is that the reason why i havent get any EL yet  ???

« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2007, 16:44 »
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Why did you choose $45 rather than $50 (I assume you changed the prices once you made bronze.
I understand PhilDate has some of his set at $100 and gets sales.

I just decided to keep it $5 under the maximum. Perhaps it is kinda silly but it is the same idea as charging $99.99 for something instead of $100. It is interesting that Phildate get sales at $100, he is also one of the top photographers on mictostock, so I imagine he can get away with it. It has taken me a year and a half of spending all my spare time doing this and nearly 2000 files on the site to get even this far, and I don't know if it is a fluke that I have been getting more EL sales in the past month or so, but I hope it continues.
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Also if I were getting 2-3 El's per month per week from one site alone, at $45 a time, I wouldn't be wasting my time here, I would be out picking some new lenses!
I got some new lenses this time last year, I think I need to upgrade my camera next before I get any more lenses :D.   Really, want to be making enough at this I can quit my job by this summer, microstock is the frist step in my master plan to try to become an artist while avoiding starvation.  :P

« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2007, 17:23 »
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Couple of hours later after I posted, I got another ESL for $50.00, not too bad for 3 1/2 month, 3 ESLs ;D

« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2007, 10:39 »
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I emailed support last week to change my EL's to 50 credits and today I have two EL sales :)  Lucky I read this thread

« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2007, 10:59 »
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I seem to be getting a lot of EL sales but since I'm not yet bronze so I am stuck at $20 ~ only $6.60 commission. Hopefully will get bronze soon, Fotolia has been selling like crazy for me recently.

« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2010, 04:06 »
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I think that MAXIMUM price gives you maximum earnings... If someone wants that image as EL, then will pay maximum with no hesitation.

« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2010, 07:43 »
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I have mine set at 200$ and get about 1 - 3 a month which is the same as when I had them set lower.  I get more ELs at Fotolia than I do at any other site other than SS even set at that price.
Would I sell more if I set them a bit lower?  I don't know but there is something very satisfying about seeing 74$ commission every time I get one :)

« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2010, 10:13 »
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huge prices I see :) I set mine to 30$ when I have reached the bronze.. I guess if I got more ELs I would raise.. :P

« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2010, 13:33 »
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Being silver my maximum in 100. I've set them at 75. I don't get that many ELs, but got one yesterday.


lisafx

« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2010, 15:38 »
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Mine are set at $100 as well.  I still get about the same number I did when they were set at $50.  Never a lot of EL sales for me, but a few every month, and when I get them the payout is nice :)

« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2010, 08:50 »
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I just had my 1st EL sale today @ FT. \o/
Hadn't thought it before i had my price at 20credits :S
Question: is it still possible to raise the price for individual pictures only?

« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2010, 08:52 »
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I think that MAXIMUM price gives you maximum earnings... If someone wants that image as EL, then will pay maximum with no hesitation.

ditto, I have all mine set to the max price. 

« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2010, 08:58 »
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I just had my 1st EL sale today @ FT. \o/
Hadn't thought it before i had my price at 20credits :S
Question: is it still possible to raise the price for individual pictures only?
oh. never mind.
since im n00b there i can't raise the price at all ;(

saniphoto

« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2010, 14:58 »
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I had them at maximum, so 200 credits. Not out of greed, but because the terms of the license is very favorable for buyers and I think is fair that they pay the maximum allowed us to put (according ranking).
I can report already 5 EL at this maximum price. Must add for completeness of information, that for one full year I had... NONE!  :(


 

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