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« on: February 24, 2008, 20:59 »
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Do you still remember feeling when you got your first sale?
I should tell it's great feeling and although I've just made 0.60$ it's still good to know that your pictures could be sold(as I have doubts previously that someone would buy anything).

I have to tell that have sold images before from my own site but selling on microstocks is kind of different so I feel excited when find out that someone choose one from 4 uploaded images on IS  ;D


« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 22:26 »
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The problem with a first sale is that it makes you greedy, and you want more, more, more!

And if you make less in the first sale in another site, you will feel bad. 

Now you are doomed.  ;D

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 01:00 »
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It was very good feeling (and it's only little more than two months in past for me).

Personally the satisfaction kind of depends on site/price. Not because  the price it self would be that important but because you feel the designer behind the decision. So if someone downloads your picture on SS for 0.25, you know they probably just had one more spare subscription item. Not bad - they chose your picture after all - but not that good either, they were probably just browsing the site, tired, looking for something to download to had the feeling they spent all they had.

On the other hand when you sell XL size on IS, you know that someone decided to pay some $$$ for your particular picture.

And not to mention first extended license sale when you know someone has some special use for your picture.

« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 11:18 »
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The problem with a first sale is that it makes you greedy, and you want more, more, more!

And if you make less in the first sale in another site, you will feel bad. 
right now I wouldn't mind to have even single sale on any other site I'm participating even if it would bring less money, I just wish to see that I have selling potential on other stocks too :)
But maybe you're right and if I got less on next sale for same image I would feel bad and think that I should sell it exclusively on IS  ??? ::)

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Now you are doomed.  ;D
that's the price we have to pay ;D Hope I'm doomed for a lot of downloads of course ;D

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It was very good feeling (and it's only little more than two months in past for me).
so you're not too long in stock photography also, wonder if you got a lot of sales during this period?

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Personally the satisfaction kind of depends on site/price. Not because  the price it self would be that important but because you feel the designer behind the decision. So if someone downloads your picture on SS for 0.25, you know they probably just had one more spare subscription item. Not bad - they chose your picture after all - but not that good either, they were probably just browsing the site, tired, looking for something to download to had the feeling they spent all they had.
I didn't register with SS, so doesn't facing this dilemma yet :)

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On the other hand when you sell XL size on IS, you know that someone decided to pay some $$$ for your particular picture.
I wouldn't be able to offer such download even if I can since my camera produce only "Medium" size pictures in terms of IS and picture was downloaded in "Small" size which is middle resolution and not so bad :)

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And not to mention first extended license sale when you know someone has some special use for your picture.
I think I have long way to go for my first extended sale especially that I doesn't upload any pictures last week and my portfolios are really small.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2008, 11:20 by sensovision »

« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 12:23 »
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I've only been at it since the beginning of the month, and have only been a member at DT and FT the whole time (just got accepted at IS no photos approved yet, all in the waiting que, denied at StockXpert (sux they give no reasons or a photo by photo breakdown, they just said no), haven't tried SS yet, probably in the next few days, BigStock has had an upload moratorium until today (not at home base right now), and darn 123RF won't send me my initial password, and I'm sure my email is working and that the address I entered is correct, it is on their end).  I've got 20 approved at FT and 30 at DT (some in the que too, probably will have 35 out of the same submissions I got 20 out of at FT).  I've had 5 sales, 1 at DT, just a measly sub, but 4 at FT, to 2 people, both bought the same picture twice, one got the XS and the S of a shot within minutes of each other, another got the S and came back the next day and got an extended, it was my 4th sale.

« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 13:13 »
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My first sale was for $600 back in 2001 when a UK paper found 2 photos they wanted on my website.  The money was great and seeing my photos in the paper was good too.

I haven't had a thrill like that with microstock.  Hopefully one day alamy or another higher priced site will do it for me.

« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 13:23 »
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My first sale was for $600 back in 2001 when a UK paper found 2 photos they wanted on my website.  The money was great and seeing my photos in the paper was good too.
wow! 600$ really good cash for photos, congratulations! BTW would you mind to show these  photos?
Feeling of seeing your photo on book cover and in brochure is also great and familiar to me :) Although I sold my photos very cheaply as in times when it happened I photographed not for revenue and was unfamiliar of pricing schemes.

« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 18:19 »
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just got another download which was only 0.23$ but I doesn't feel bad actually :)

Wonder for which reason they downloaded so small picture 400x300pixels only, is it for evaluation purposes of for some articles? ::)


 

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