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lisafx

« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2009, 14:43 »
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Although I don't make as much money on 123RF as I'd like to by now, I'm still earning enough to make the time I spend uploading worthwhile.  Just wish my sales weren't so stagnant.  I haven't seen any measurable growth since July 2007. 

This describes my experience there exactly.  I still manage to make payout each month, but after 3 years and quadrupling my portfolio in that time I would expect to have seen some growth.


« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2009, 15:31 »
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Thats the problem, despite uploading I did not experience really growth in return, so I decided to not upload anymore since it almost does not make a difference.

« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2009, 19:55 »
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I just checked 123RF and noticed I had a PEL there today. But I don't know how to navigate the site well. Does anybody know how to find the picture that actually sold PEL? All I can find is the mere number of downloads.

« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2009, 21:57 »
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I just checked 123RF and noticed I had a PEL there today. But I don't know how to navigate the site well. Does anybody know how to find the picture that actually sold PEL? All I can find is the mere number of downloads.

http://submit.123rf.com/submit/downloaded_stats.php
Then click on "view'

« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2009, 06:09 »
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« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 06:11 by FlemishDreams »

rinderart

« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2009, 11:10 »
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Thanks guys. Been with them since the beginning. Was just curious if any of the "Regulars" were still there. And agree one of the easiest to upload to and attach releases.

« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2009, 12:46 »
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I left there about 2 years ago because of dismal sales on my images that sold well on IS, SS, DT, and StockXpert. I decided to look again at 123 if they were doing any better after a year or two.
Anyone here seen improvement in sales there over the last 24 months?

gbcimages

« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2009, 14:53 »
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I've been with them well over a year with very little increase in sales. 3 in feb,1 in march,and nothing in april as of yet.

« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2009, 20:10 »
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I've been with them well over a year with very little increase in sales. 3 in feb,1 in march,and nothing in april as of yet.

Ouch. You can not deduce trends from a number like that. I just looked and I had a meager 24$ there till now in April. Apparently, mileage may vary.  :o
Let's assume 30$/month, that's still 360$ per year. Easy upload, no categories, model release added in bulk. For those 360$ earned in a couple of hours per year, I can't go flip hamburgers.

gbcimages

« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2009, 21:29 »
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very true! Some does better then others. It is easier to upload to.I would like to see some consistency.   

« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2009, 23:17 »
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very true! Some does better then others. It is easier to upload to.I would like to see some consistency.

I like the Hamburger-flipping criterion a lot  :P
Istock makes me about the same per year, but it takes 20x the upload time. That's 40hrs per year. Well, even if I have the images ready and keyworded, it's a loss to upload to iStock for me since I get less out of it than flipping Hamburgers during that time. That's not emotional at all, it's just logic.

digiology

« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2009, 13:29 »
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^ you should try flipping cevapcici.... I hear that's where the big money is!  ;D

« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2009, 20:37 »
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Flipping cevapcici is much harder though :), I had a couple run away from the BBQ last weekend :D

« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2009, 20:43 »
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Flipping cevapcici is much harder though :), I had a couple run away from the BBQ last weekend :D

What is cevapcici::)  ;D

« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2009, 21:07 »
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RaFaLe

  • Success level is directly proportional to effort
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2009, 06:26 »
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Yeah, I also upload there. I've hit 5 downloads for April so far, 3 for March (that's when I started uploading there I think).
Not bad really, considering the size of my port - just a hair under

This is actually my 2nd best selling site atm, considering iStock reject me every time I apply (4 times now, and counting).
SS and 123RF (oddly enough) outperform any other site I upload to.

I think there's potential there.
Ok, look, my ports are TINY at FT and DT (no sales there in 2 months).
StockXpert and BigStock are under 100 images.
SS is 64, 123 is about 142 odd I think.
I'm not the world's greatest photographer (in fact, probably closer to the worst :)), but hey, it's a good start in my honest opinion.

I reckon we should all give the smaller sites a chance - especially when comms are as good as 123.


 

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