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« on: July 27, 2020, 07:19 »
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Photo4me--Good or Bad?  Any sales there?  Thanks.


steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 09:11 »
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I had 2 years with no sales, but then have sold 4 prints in the past 2 months. it always tends to be the same print (of a beach sunset in England) and I think their sales are often very UK based (ie places in the UK)

Steve

« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 10:07 »
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Thanks Steve for the reply.  I love your newsletter and it is truly an inspiration for me--Oscar Williams

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 14:48 »
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Thanks Oscar!

Steve

« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 18:45 »
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I've been on there about 4 years - I get maybe 3 or 4 sales a year.  As Oscar says, mostly one particular print that sells. 

So not a great place for me, but worth the effort;  I already have the images, so why not?

« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 22:31 »
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Do any other topics than UK places or scenery sell there? Anybody had any other sales?

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 09:15 »
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All of my sales (about 11 so far) have all been of the UK. 9 of them are the same photo of the beach (which I think shows that once you have sold an image it tends to rank higher) and a glance at the new sold images across the site seems to show a preponderance of UK locations:


Steve

ShadySue

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 09:29 »
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I put up one (sic, 1) image a few years back, then got swamped with all the 'likes' (I think they called it something else [?]) and discovered that you have to get involved with  'liking' to push your images up the ranking. I couldn't be bothered with playing that game, so never looked at the site again, though that one image is presumably still there.

Do they still do that?
« Last Edit: July 28, 2020, 09:51 by ShadySue »

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 09:39 »
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Yes, although each time you get a sale, you tend to get a swarm of (It's exceptional, I Love it) so I think that probably helps with pushing that image higher. They sell a lot of images of old world war 2 fighter planes in the skies. Probably people like those on their wall.

I don't ever go to the site except to look at my occasional sales so it isn't necessary to spend a lot of time liking other images. Although you perhaps need to do that to get started these days?

steve

ShadySue

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 09:50 »
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Yes, although each time you get a sale, you tend to get a swarm of (It's exceptional, I Love it) so I think that probably helps with pushing that image higher. They sell a lot of images of old world war 2 fighter planes in the skies. Probably people like those on their wall.

I don't ever go to the site except to look at my occasional sales so it isn't necessary to spend a lot of time liking other images. Although you perhaps need to do that to get started these days?

steve

Thanks for the info!

« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 13:16 »
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All of my sales (about 11 so far) have all been of the UK. 9 of them are the same photo of the beach (which I think shows that once you have sold an image it tends to rank higher) and a glance at the new sold images across the site seems to show a preponderance of UK locations:


Steve
Thank you very much Steve for the helpful information! I uploaded about 100 images 2 years ago, none of them UK images, no sales... so probably won't upload more.

« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 14:54 »
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They reject a lot of my best images as "unsaleable" but they sure sell other places so my portfolio there is left with mostly images I do not think will sell.  Never had a sale.  Waste of time.

« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2020, 12:31 »
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A few years ago I uploaded a handful of my best.  Just recently, I got a sale. 

Their 'recently sold' page tells me that what sells there are UK landscapes, landmarks, planes and boats.  I don't have any of that.  But getting the sale, naturally, has me thinking about uploading more.

« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2020, 12:54 »
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Their best selling page is very British-centric.  Nice stuff.  Makes me want to visit. 

https://photo4me.com/search/all/all?sortby=top-selling



 

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