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« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2010, 18:54 »
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Has anyone else noticed that if you want to upload more than 5 files at a time they charge you 10 pounds a year membership?


« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2010, 07:13 »
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Has anyone else noticed that if you want to upload more than 5 files at a time they charge you 10 pounds a year membership?

Yup - thats the PN Pro option... except its not really an option. It was my first experience with stock photography so when they asked I paid but having used other free sites since then I personally dont think its worth the spend. Thats my 2p.

« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2010, 12:45 »
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Yup - thats the PN Pro option... except its not really an option. It was my first experience with stock photography so when they asked I paid but having used other free sites since then I personally dont think its worth the spend. Thats my 2p.
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My experience too.
I've since tried iStockphoto and had some sales from the first 18 submissions.
The commission is still nowhere near enough to claim but it's been an encouraging start.
Also started to build a portfolio on Alamy, but no sales yet.

Incidentally, I've found the acceptance criteria much tougher with iStock than with PN.

I'm sure there will be some who have more than recovered their 10 PN fee, but with so many good established free site around there seems to me to be no point in paying up front.

Nevertheless, good luck to PN.


« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2010, 13:06 »
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Gosh I forgot you have to pay to have your images there. No way. I'd better delete my 2 that I have there by accident, before their wonderful servers break down again and they are out of reach.

« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2010, 11:13 »
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Anyone had any sales since they came back online?

« Reply #55 on: April 28, 2010, 06:32 »
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Anyone had any sales since they came back online?

With >200 photos in my portfolio and not 1 sale after a year (including the downtime) I'm tempted to close my account here.

It probably because they accepted all of the guff I initally thought was worthy of being counted as stock.

Thoughts (David)?

« Reply #56 on: April 28, 2010, 15:00 »
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Anyone had any sales since they came back online?


With >200 photos in my portfolio and not 1 sale after a year (including the downtime) I'm tempted to close my account here.

It probably because they accepted all of the guff I initally thought was worthy of being counted as stock.

Thoughts (David)?



Hi Rob, I had 3 in March and 3 so far this month. That breaks down as one med res sale (paying 4 commission) and the rest web res sales (paying 0.40). Subject wise four were celeb shots, one of an elderly couple, one of estate agent signs. Certainly, for me, editorial shots go best at PN with a smattering of scenic shots (Hastings Old Town etc). But, then, that is on a port of over 1300. I don't see the point of closing your account. You may as well just leave them on and see what happens. Good luck with your sales anyway, Regards, David.

www.shootingstock.blogspot.com

« Reply #57 on: April 28, 2010, 15:41 »
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Yes your right I will keep them online. But only as long as my subscription lasts. What I really mean then is in my situation I should probably focus on uploading to the big sites that I'm finding some success with.

I'm going for a read of your blog - are you full time now then?

« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2010, 02:57 »
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Yes your right I will keep them online. But only as long as my subscription lasts. What I really mean then is in my situation I should probably focus on uploading to the big sites that I'm finding some success with.

I'm going for a read of your blog - are you full time now then?


Yes, Rob, I've always believed in spreading my work around and you will certainly see quicker results on the big sites. The higher commission at PN is what makes it attractive to me and as I find them quick and easy to upload to, I'll keep them in the loop. I guess it does depend on how much time you have to spend. What is interesting is that I have never had sales on any of my foreign travel stuff there (Greek islands/Croatia etc) which sells on the other sites. That might be an area where they could direct their marketing more in the future. And no, certainly not full time yet! Long way to go. Regards, David

www.shootingstock.blogspot.com


 

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