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« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2009, 02:39 »
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I see, so I suppose I had no sales in March, thanks!


« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2009, 03:26 »
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Yes, that is possible if portfolio is very small. It is not that the content and quality has anything wrong but the estimate general revenue of 1-2 euros/year per photo is working very good in our agency and that is expected also in case of very good portfolios too.

« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2009, 04:59 »
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Sales reports are sent only if sales are occurred. Commissions are also paid monthly so in case sales report are caught in spam filter or lost somehow, you will see the payment in the Paypal or Moneybookers and ask for us sending sales report again.


Are you wanting vector as well?

Milinz

« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2009, 07:10 »
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Sales reports are sent only if sales are occurred. Commissions are also paid monthly so in case sales report are caught in spam filter or lost somehow, you will see the payment in the Paypal or Moneybookers and ask for us sending sales report again.


Are you wanting vector as well?


Yes they are paying monthly and yes they accept vectors. I sent you PM with details and referral ;-)

« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2009, 03:07 »
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Sales reports are sent only if sales are occurred. Commissions are also paid monthly so in case sales report are caught in spam filter or lost somehow, you will see the payment in the Paypal or Moneybookers and ask for us sending sales report again.


Are you wanting vector as well?


Yes they are paying monthly and yes they accept vectors. I sent you PM with details and referral ;-)

Yes cheers
Thank you

« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2009, 03:21 »
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I've sent a request to join Rodeo in middle June, but no answer yet...it's normal or I was just refuse?
Thanks.

« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2009, 04:30 »
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They can be very slow in communications and also reviewing images but not that slow.

I applied to join them in Feb but had to follow up with an email before I got a response. Try writing to [email protected]

I normally receive a sales report at the beginning of the month too but not this month. I don't know whether it's because I had no sales or whether they are on holiday or something?

« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2009, 06:34 »
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Rodeo send us an earning report only when we have sales

« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2009, 06:45 »
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I didn't receive an email from them this month.  That is the first time for me.  I hope they keep communicating with us.  I had some nice sales there but it is hard uploading and not being able to log in to the site to see if there are any sales.  Every other site I use lets us log in, so I hope they are busy working on that.

« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2009, 06:50 »
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I can tell you for sure that July is THE summer vacation month in Finland. Image sales in Finland are most likely to be almost zero, and most likely also the Rodeo guys are having their vacation then. Believe me, almost everything is "dead" (business-wise) in Finland during July.

« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2009, 06:54 »
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I am sure you're right about July being a "dead" month, but Rodeo sends sales reports in the beginning of the month, and I did not receive one either.  This means that we had no sales in June.  As for July, we'll have to wait until the first week of August.

« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2009, 07:58 »
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They can be very slow in communications and also reviewing images but not that slow.

I applied to join them in Feb but had to follow up with an email before I got a response. Try writing to [email protected]

I normally receive a sales report at the beginning of the month too but not this month. I don't know whether it's because I had no sales or whether they are on holiday or something?

Thanks for the answer, I'll try to contact Juha.

« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2009, 12:02 »
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Got two sales in couple months.

« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2009, 15:58 »
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Has any one heard from Rodeo or Juha Tuomi these last two months? 

The first 4 months gave good sales, then suddently it went dead :  no sales, no reports, no answer to e-mail, just silence.  Until a week ago, the site (www.rodeo.fi) was still working, there was just no contact between submitters/site.  Right now (could be just a temporary server problem) the site is down.
Via Google I found www.rodeostudio.fi which seems to be made to attract photographers, though lots of it is in Finnish. 
What worries me most, is the fact that Juha Tuomi is not reacting to the microstockgroup posts anymore (he used to be very quick in response a few months ago).

« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2009, 16:10 »
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OK, the site is on-line again, so that was a server problem.  It's even up-to-date because I am seeing a series of Autumn and back-to-school images.  But the silence towards submitters is still going on ... so has any one heard of them since June ?

« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2009, 16:25 »
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I haven't heard anything for the past two months.  I used to get a sales report email and prompt payment every month.  They did review a few of my photos that I uploaded a few weeks ago but I am not uploading more until I see another sales report email.  Hopefully it is just the summer holidays.  Winters are a bit dark in Finland, so I am sure they get out as much as they can in the summer.

« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2009, 18:38 »
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I haven't heard anything for the past two months.  I used to get a sales report email and prompt payment every month. 
Same here. I miss them! :-[

« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2009, 14:06 »
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If this goes on much longer, one of us should learn Finnish ...  shall we draw straws ?   ;D


« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2009, 13:36 »
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I finally sent e-mails to the 3 people I know at Rodeo, and this was Juha's reply today :
(I did check my spam folder daily though).

Hi Anyka,
Have you checked you spam folder? Reports should be sent thru June. July reports isnt sent yet. Some photographers have been found the reports in Spam folder since it is html mail with a lots of small thumbnail photos which might be caught by even easier set filter.  You should add my email ([email protected]) to safe senders list.

As summer is very challenging time for us as we're shooting a lot of new photos ourselves too are reports delayed a great time. Also summer months commissions are paid later September/October as July/August is national holiday season here in Finland and sales are very slow.

All emails what I receive will certainly get answer usually in 1-2 weeks. Summer season is exception as I might be out of office several days at time. Daily requests and questions I get thru out the year is like I earlier mentioned very challenging as I write around 300-400 emails every month plus all other work. As I always tell to everyone we only have two full time employees (me and Tero Sivula) and Ossi is doing reviewing as part time. Til we get more employees there is usually holiday seasons a great delays in replies since we have to keep up all the customer inquiries the minimum delay.

Hopefully this cleared up things how things work here and everything is going great here!
Best regards,
Juha Tuomi

« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2009, 13:40 »
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^^^ Thanks very much for that Anyka. Your Finnish is definitely improving!

zymmetricaldotcom

« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2009, 13:58 »
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I will be in Helsinki late October and hope to meet up with my namesake. Maybe can make a blog about it if he has time to hook up.

From my first trip back to the motherland last year (first from my family since they decided to pack up and go to Canada in the '30s), I have to say it's a country full of highly educated and motivated young people. And, apparently, a whole bunch of 7-11 - style quickie marts where there is a backroom for fanatical gambling on horse races. So, if you are an Equine photo specialist I am sure you could make a killing in that market. :)

« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2009, 16:11 »
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They are doing great with such a small work force.  I wish some of the other sites would work as hard at getting buyers.  Hope to get more sales reports after the summer.

« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2009, 14:10 »
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Just received my sales report for June, thanks Juha.  I will try a few uploads again now.

« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2009, 14:31 »
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Same here!

« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2009, 15:37 »
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We are alive and kicking!

No worries, I would just need a few extra hands and couple more hours in a day.

It was totally my mistake that I forgot to send a photographer newsletter to tell about how we work in summer time (or other holiday seasons). In summertime I'm out of office a lot of time shooting new photos and that means that email is totally jammed by all kind of questions and inquiries. We have to prioritise the customer service, calls and emails.

About sales. Rodeo has done amazing growth percents whole year thru to June. July was first month that we made little worse than year 2008 but the sales are so slow in that month since national holiday season, many small companies are totally or partly closed for a few weeks. Kids have here 10 week summer vacation starting in early June and ending around mid of August. During that time bigger companies have enough employees to keep companies running. Usually adults have 4-5 weeks summer holiday in Finland.

Hopefully that cleared up more.


Regards,

Juha


 

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