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« on: March 26, 2017, 12:30 »
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I just checked my featurepics account. Did not do this for the last 5 months and i noticed that there are no sales from 2016 September. Also my photo on their homescreen is still there as featured pic with the same photos for a lot of time. i got several sales until september and from then not a single one. They also do not reply to emails.

Featurepics is not my main site but it would be good to know if it is still online, or threre is something wrong witth my account, am i missing something that happened, etc...

How are you guys doing on Featurepics?


« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 12:58 »
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I just checked my featurepics account. Did not do this for the last 5 months and i noticed that there are no sales from 2016 September. Also my photo on their homescreen is still there as featured pic with the same photos for a lot of time. i got several sales until september and from then not a single one. They also do not reply to emails.

Featurepics is not my main site but it would be good to know if it is still online, or threre is something wrong witth my account, am i missing something that happened, etc...

How are you guys doing on Featurepics?
Dead for me

50%

« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 13:11 »
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featurepics? Wow you must have a lot of spare time!

« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 14:06 »
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featurepics? Wow you must have a lot of spare time!
Yep I'm an optimimist at one time the were slow but not the worst but they got slower and slower them and Yay seem dead in the water. Panther media on the other hand were never alive for me ;-)

« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 14:47 »
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They are surely one of the slowest sites in terms of sales.
But they do pay 50%, upload is easy, so I still upload to them (almost no effort).
I only have very few sales with them, but the last one was this month, so not completely dead yet.

« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 16:58 »
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Sold 2 so far in 2017, heading towards another payout.  I stick with them because they have survived a long time and still have some sales, unlike most of the sites that have come and gone over the years.

« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 17:08 »
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Never had a single sale from them so I dumped em.

« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2017, 18:24 »
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My last sale there was September 19 so I am seeing the same as the OP.  I like them in general due to easy uploads, fast, reasonable reviews (in the past at least), 50% commission and no subscriptions.  The problem is that sales were always very slow, and dead since last September.  I haven't uploaded there for a long time due to an unknown problem with ftp - not worth the effort to get it sorted out.  I would if sales pick up but unfortunately don't see anything happening any time soon.  My suspicion is that they are just coasting along to get what they can before either folding or selling out (if they can find a buyer).  I wish they would be more successful because they treat contributors well as far as percentage.

« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2017, 01:49 »
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My last sale there was September 19 so I am seeing the same as the OP.  I like them in general due to easy uploads, fast, reasonable reviews (in the past at least), 50% commission and no subscriptions.  The problem is that sales were always very slow, and dead since last September.  I haven't uploaded there for a long time due to an unknown problem with ftp - not worth the effort to get it sorted out.  I would if sales pick up but unfortunately don't see anything happening any time soon.  My suspicion is that they are just coasting along to get what they can before either folding or selling out (if they can find a buyer).  I wish they would be more successful because they treat contributors well as far as percentage.
I found the last batch I submitted pretty much all rejected suspect its quicker for the "skeleton crew"

« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 03:46 »
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My last sale there was September 19 so I am seeing the same as the OP.  I like them in general due to easy uploads, fast, reasonable reviews (in the past at least), 50% commission and no subscriptions.  The problem is that sales were always very slow, and dead since last September.  I haven't uploaded there for a long time due to an unknown problem with ftp - not worth the effort to get it sorted out.  I would if sales pick up but unfortunately don't see anything happening any time soon.  My suspicion is that they are just coasting along to get what they can before either folding or selling out (if they can find a buyer).  I wish they would be more successful because they treat contributors well as far as percentage.

The same for me, it got me 50USD per month, and i only have to upload fies, that is 1 click so no time needed for getting around. But from september i got no sales. i think it is over for them. no reply from the support team, my uploaded photos are still in pending phase. I think i am going to deactivate and delete my portfolio from there before they start to get cheeky.

« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2017, 03:49 »
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featurepics? Wow you must have a lot of spare time!

i think you do not need a lot of time (circa 2 min) to upload and manage your files. they have 50% commission so i supported them as well as graphic leftovers (dead too) :(

« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2017, 03:55 »
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featurepics? Wow you must have a lot of spare time!
Yep I'm an optimimist at one time the were slow but not the worst but they got slower and slower them and Yay seem dead in the water. Panther media on the other hand were never alive for me ;-)

panthermedia is very dead for me. 10K pictures on it and no sales almost :(  i tried out small sites like these, but no luck. only on Pixta. that site sells a lot of photos for me.

The frustrating thing is that only shutter, fotolia and getty has good sales and payouts. And also pond5 for me. and it is scary that stock photographers depend a lot on them. and lately Shutter is doing very sh**ty things...

« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2017, 03:56 »
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I find it difficult to believe you were getting $50 a month from FP and now nothing?  I have never made anywhere near that much there but I'm still getting the occasional sale.  I will asses the situation when I next reach the payout level.

« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2017, 04:06 »
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I find it difficult to believe you were getting $50 a month from FP and now nothing?  I have never made anywhere near that much there but I'm still getting the occasional sale.  I will asses the situation when I next reach the payout level.

well, it was 40-50 per month until a year from now and from september it is dead. that is why i asked here. i also have my photo in the promotion section on the homepage for a lot of time now and got a lot of sales from that. (and the promoted photos are not changing for almost a year now)

« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 04:09 »
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I find it difficult to believe you were getting $50 a month from FP and now nothing?  I have never made anywhere near that much there but I'm still getting the occasional sale.  I will asses the situation when I next reach the payout level.

most of my sales come from that image and it is only luck i think. but still...it is really strange. i looked at my tax information, and other stuff, and everything is working fine. that is why i assumed it is dead, but there was a comment that somebody made sales from 2017 so i presume it is alive.... anyways, it is sad to see a site go dead. they treated the contributors well.

« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2017, 04:43 »
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I'm the one with sales from 2017 but only 2 so far.  It's sad but perhaps inevitable.  The small sites that don't spend lots of money to attract buyers end up losing out.  I don't know why sites like FP and GL don't merge, seems like their only chance of survival in the long term.

« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 06:56 »
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I'm the one with sales from 2017 but only 2 so far.  It's sad but perhaps inevitable.  The small sites that don't spend lots of money to attract buyers end up losing out.  I don't know why sites like FP and GL don't merge, seems like their only chance of survival in the long term.

yes, but i think they dont even have the intention to merge. it would be the best tough...thanks for the help and information, i think FP is over for me, and i get my portfolio offline there. Bummer,i liked that site.


« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 16:54 »
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I used them for several years and had some sales but never met the threshold. The last time I logged in, my images were gone and so was my money earned. Never got a reply. I'd be careful.

« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2017, 22:35 »
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I've got about 5 small sites that used to earn at least a little and went dead over the last couple of years. Featurepics is one of them. I didn't have to stop uploading, some bug in their system prevents me from uploading and noone ever answered my ticket.


 

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