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« Reply #200 on: March 02, 2012, 13:24 »
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That's strange because I have had pm's here off a few people saying I have good stuff that should do quite well (again, I know I have more to shoot and better myself). The trouble with here is too many people looking down from an ivory tower (it's been said by other people) who just write rude, blunt remarks that are not constructive or helpful.

I am not that guy, you should look at my comments if you have any doubt


michealo

« Reply #201 on: March 05, 2012, 09:32 »
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That's your opinion.

That may very well be but it is also the opinion of the customers on SS ...

« Reply #202 on: March 05, 2012, 11:24 »
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In my personal case after 3 months of independence i started to earn two times more. in march i expect at least +20% more revenue than the last month. i new from the beginning that for a period of time i will earn less than when i was exclusive.

now SS is making 60% of all my microstock earnings with many dozens of dls/day

Yes, but how many images do you have at SS and how many do you have left at istock? Your portfolio there appears to be empty.)

« Reply #203 on: March 05, 2012, 12:37 »
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nicku, were you exclusive at IS or DT? I somehow remembered that you were exclusive at DT, and not IS. Sorry if my memory fails me. If you were exclusive at DT, I am not surprised that you earn much more as an indie.

Phadrea

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« Reply #204 on: March 14, 2012, 02:56 »
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Still dire sales  :-\ in 3 months I still haven't made enough to make my first earnings withdrawal.

« Reply #205 on: March 14, 2012, 03:30 »
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Still dire sales  :-\ in 3 months I still haven't made enough to make my first earnings withdrawal.

Maybe it's an indication of just how much better the images of istock 'exclusives' are placed. Once our port is available with no preferential treatment and we're competing with the true masses, we get an indication of how well our port fairs. As an independent my small ports do extremely well with agencies in the top 5. Maybe I should go exclusive at iStock.  ;)

Phadrea

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« Reply #206 on: March 14, 2012, 05:46 »
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Still dire sales  :-\ in 3 months I still haven't made enough to make my first earnings withdrawal.

Maybe it's an indication of just how much better the images of istock 'exclusives' are placed. Once our port is available with no preferential treatment and we're competing with the true masses, we get an indication of how well our port fairs. As an independent my small ports do extremely well with agencies in the top 5. Maybe I should go exclusive at iStock.  ;)

I am interested to see your port if your sales are so good ;-)

« Reply #207 on: March 14, 2012, 06:08 »
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Still dire sales  :-\ in 3 months I still haven't made enough to make my first earnings withdrawal.

Maybe it's an indication of just how much better the images of istock 'exclusives' are placed. Once our port is available with no preferential treatment and we're competing with the true masses, we get an indication of how well our port fairs. As an independent my small ports do extremely well with agencies in the top 5. Maybe I should go exclusive at iStock.  ;)

I am interested to see your port if your sales are so good ;-)

Herg in every thread you complain about sales. I have no complaints about sales from the ms sites which are known for selling, I particularly like all the Els in the past year or so. If you think your sales are 'dire', something must be up, or you have overestimated what you would get.

wut

« Reply #208 on: March 14, 2012, 06:10 »
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But then again, you complain about sales at DT, being dead for a week etc. I guess bugs are attacking your port everywhere... :o

helix7

« Reply #209 on: March 14, 2012, 10:51 »
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Don't know what to tell you anymore, Herg. It's all been said already here. I think you need to give it more time, and in the end it will pay off. And by more time, I mean about a year. Three months isn't much time to get up to speed at SS.

The vast majority of people do very well at SS. In fact, it's extremely unusual for anyone not to do well there. Hate to say it (although it's already been said in this thread) but it is possible that SS isn't the problem.

Again, give it more time. If in 6 months you're still not seeing any growth, then it might be fair to say that something is off. Could be your work, keywording, something else, who knows. But it's still way too soon to come to any conclusions. Weekly updates about how bad your sales are isn't going to help. If you're 3 months in, I'd say you need to give it at least another 3 months before anything else can be said about this.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 10:53 by helix7 »


 

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