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« on: June 15, 2008, 17:21 »
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It's been a long four months since my last sale at Featurepics.
I haven't been uploading there and the way it's going, not looking like I will.

Will bide my time for payout - that's it!


« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 18:02 »
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Same here, I had a payout in Feb, and since then my balance remained $0.00

« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 18:11 »
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April was great with 10 sales, then May had only 2 and now in June other 2 so far.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 21:53 »
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Never sold a pic on FP.    8)=tom

digiology

« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2008, 21:57 »
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zip for me too  :'(

« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 11:20 »
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I have not sold a single picture there since April 15th! Unless they sell anything by the end of this month, I shall stop uploading. It is not worth.

« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 11:24 »
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I canceled my account after it took two plus years to reach a payout with over 1000 photos.   

dullegg

« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2008, 11:48 »
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don't feel so bad now.
i have been with fotolia for 4 months too, and zippo for sales.
submitted like over 100 images, in the first 3 weeks, got thrashed
rejected by the mass murderer.
the other reviewer was good, and took what was left, and what this reviewer rejected, there was a good reason given.

so maybe that mass murderer reviewer who mass rejected the other 90 odd images took away some potential business for fotolia.

as for featurepics, i like them, they accept everything. but zippo on sales either.
i think featurepics is good, they are communicative, and do not employ a freako reviewer like fotolia. (thank goodness )...
but perharps they (featurepics) are lacking in sales promotion.

can 't say much about fotolia either, but i think already others have said just about all there is to know about them.

i guess we'll just have to try somewhere else !!! 8)

DanP68

« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2008, 23:31 »
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I left them months ago after having no sales on 300-400 images.

I was considering rejoining FP to use them as a backbone for a personal website.  Is anyone selling through their own website using FP?  I'd like to look at some examples of what can be done design wise.

RT


« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008, 01:52 »
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I was considering rejoining FP to use them as a backbone for a personal website.  Is anyone selling through their own website using FP?  I'd like to look at some examples of what can be done design wise.

This is probably the best way to use FP.

« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 03:03 »
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I do not understand... Are we SUPPOSED to design our own pages to promote FeaturePics? Too bad... I would not know how to do it.

« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2008, 03:47 »
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FP for me is not a worst. I have over 1000 images and had 4 payouts, fifth is going to finish. They are a bit different and I like them. Just thought that I will upload my next couple thousands and then can expect a payout every month.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2008, 05:58 by 4seasons »

« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2008, 04:16 »
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I do not want to be a wet blanket but are we speaking about FeaturePics or Fotolia here?

« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2008, 04:35 »
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It's up and down for me, as with any other agency, although slower than most. I'm still comfortable with them. It's where I send customers who want to buy my photos, since they generate much more profit per sale than others.

I'm much more worried about places like Crestock and Snapvillage, where I have a similar sales volume, but just a fraction of the profit.

I had my latest sale there 2 days ago, so they are absolutely alive  :)

« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2008, 05:59 »
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I do not want to be a wet blanket but are we speaking about FeaturePics or Fotolia here?

yeah, sorry, I wrote FT instead of FP. Now I edited. I'm speaking about FeaturePics.

« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2008, 09:51 »
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When I was on FP, even my views seemed to stop dead. So in March I think I dumped this dog.

« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2008, 18:08 »
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This has been discussed before. I happen to have a reasonable result in FP. Nothing outstanding, but good. In total, I've made more there than in 123RF, and never had to see an image sold as subscription. This month I made more there than in StockXpert, which is unusually slow for me so far.

They said there will be some site upgrades tonight, but I have no idea what that will be. 

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2008, 20:53 »
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steadily increasing sales all year, nothing amazing but good steady growth.  Payout now about every 4-5 weeks and with new uploads in bulk and 100% acceptance rate they are one I'm sticking with.   

DanP68

« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2008, 06:11 »
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I'm giving Featurepics another chance.  I've already accepted that they don't advertise enough for me to expect sales.  This time however, I am using them as the backbone to my own stock site.  So it will be up to me to produce enough quality images, and promote my own site.  I've never done anything like this before, so I am flying blind.

It probably won't make much of a difference in overall earnings.  My goal is to get enough exposure that my earnings through Featurepics at my site equal my earnings at my lowest earner of the Big 7 (usually about 3-4% of earnings).

« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2008, 06:19 »
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Good luck Dan let us know how it goes !

« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2008, 08:10 »
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Feature pics perform quite well, I get a payout most months. Its odd how some sites perform good for some people and not so well for others.

« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2008, 13:48 »
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Good move, Dan.  Even if FP is slower than many sites, I like them and I do reasonably well there.  Got 7 sales there this month, what puts it not very behind BigStock and 123 for me in $$.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2008, 15:37 »
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I got 2 sales this month. my first sales ever at FP.

« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2008, 16:27 »
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My little experience is: 5 sales joining all sites, I'm an absolutely beginner and I'm microstocking just fun (I'm not good enough yet and my equipment is just a coolpix L2 :), but the one I've sold on FP has give me 70% of all my earnings.

The idea of being exclusive on FP in the future is in my mind, the site is the way I like and you could set your own price which I think is very interesting. I think microstock prices are absolutely crazy because they don't respect the talent of the photographer at all. Arts and commercial should be together in my opinion.

DanP68

« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2008, 04:24 »
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You want to go exclusive with Featurepics?  Good luck with that.

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