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« Reply #125 on: September 22, 2006, 16:51 »
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they probably figured it out because you said that you did it about 10 posts ago ;)


« Reply #126 on: September 23, 2006, 03:52 »
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same here, I also got tokens refounded for self download! For the moment I stop uploading to them and wait if they are really worth the hasslle  ??? SY

« Reply #127 on: September 23, 2006, 03:55 »
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yep same here.  I test downloaded 2 pictures back in july and have now been slapped on the hand.

« Reply #128 on: October 06, 2006, 16:32 »
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Has anyone actually gotten a real check from LO?  I am not interested in the token gimmick; I want real money.

dbvirago

« Reply #129 on: October 06, 2006, 19:31 »
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Woohoo! Made a .30 sale today, another one last month. If it keeps going like this, I'll be read for a payout in 300 years. And still no reviews.

« Reply #130 on: October 07, 2006, 02:47 »
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i have been making about $1-$2 per week.  Pretty small potatoes, but not bad for a start up company.  I also have over 2500 images there though.

« Reply #131 on: October 08, 2006, 00:01 »
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I've made a whopping $2.70 on this site and have been on the site about a month.  Thank goodness I have a day job!  I'm hoping their sales vamp up soon.

« Reply #132 on: October 30, 2006, 05:10 »
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My first three just got accepted at Lucky Oliver.
 Do they pay with Paypal, and is the payout limit still $100? I can't find anything about it on their site.

Inger

« Reply #133 on: October 30, 2006, 05:41 »
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Payout is $100 and I beleive they only do cheque at the moment.  Paypal is on their list of things to be but I would put gettng buyers ahead of paypal as without the buyers, I will have no need for paypal.

Had a few says at the start of the month but haven't had any in the second half. hmmmm

« Reply #134 on: October 30, 2006, 06:37 »
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been a few days since any downloads for me as well.

and yeah, just to echo cjphoto.. paypal won't be coming for a while by the sounds of it.

dbvirago

« Reply #135 on: October 30, 2006, 10:56 »
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What difference does it make how they pay? According to all posts I've read, best case scenario is a payout in 2 years. If that doesn't improve, none of us will still be there.

« Reply #136 on: October 30, 2006, 11:16 »
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That really doesn't sound too good.

« Reply #137 on: November 03, 2006, 18:19 »
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Just got my three shots accepted and have started uploading.  Super fast approvals and a motivating comment or two on some of my shots -- nice touch.  I cannot get the ftp link to work (my side I'm sure) so we're uploading 5 at a time.  I have older shots saved to disc that don't have titles/keywords/desc. so I'm having to cut and paste from already uploaded spots (when available) so this is quite an investment.  Here's hoping all of us do well.

« Reply #138 on: November 23, 2006, 11:29 »
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Any update on LO? Anyone with a check in his hand?

« Reply #139 on: November 24, 2006, 04:37 »
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Joined LO July. Currently about 500 images online. My stats read as follows:

Views: 5536
Downloads: 66
Piggy bank: $61.20

No payment yet, but for me LO is for sure much better than sites such as CanStock, Crestock and Featurepics. I feel possitive about them and will continue to submit to them.

« Reply #140 on: November 24, 2006, 07:53 »
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I cant remember where I read it but I think the views numbers are misleading as they were excluding the crawlers from Google etc. 

That is a good number of Dl from a new site.

« Reply #141 on: November 24, 2006, 18:33 »
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I had no dlds in Oct and Nov.  Since it's still a new site and I see them investing time in it, and also uploads are so easy, I keep on uploading.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #142 on: November 24, 2006, 19:27 »
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I cant remember where I read it but I think the views numbers are misleading as they were excluding the crawlers from Google etc.

That's a good thing. Otherwise the number of views would be inflated.

« Reply #143 on: November 27, 2006, 17:39 »
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I've been a member there for a few weeks now. I have over 90 images in my portfolio and not one download yet :( even though the reviewers were quite impressed with the images I had uploaded. Only 1 image has been rejected. *shrug* so I think I'm going to wait and see what happens over the next couple of months before I upload anything else. I am hoping that they start marketing heavily and then maybe things will start taking off.

« Reply #144 on: November 28, 2006, 16:30 »
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I had my 9th download this week, out of about 120 images.  Hopefully sales will catch up...?

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #145 on: November 28, 2006, 23:01 »
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I have 673 images in my gallery with a whopping total of 7 sales since August 2006.  I've made a total of $4.20.  I'm not sure why I keep uploading there but I keep hoping sales will pick up and the FTP uploading is so easy (I start it before going to sleep at night).  I also like the fact you don't have to select categories but can just select a model release for those needing it and push all of them through with the click of a button.  Very convenient.  Sure hope things pick up and sales start occuring!

« Reply #146 on: November 29, 2006, 02:42 »
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it seems like they are working somewhat hard at least, and that there is more than one person involved which often means there is wages to pay and the site HAS to make sales.  So hopefully in the future the sales will come.  other sites where it is a one man show, if there are now sales, it probably doesn't matter THAT much to the owner because he has another job anyhow.

« Reply #147 on: November 29, 2006, 06:13 »
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it seems like they are working somewhat hard at least, and that there is more than one person involved which often means there is wages to pay and the site HAS to make sales.

But there is the rub.

First, as many of you know, salaries are usually the largest cost for a company.  And from what I am hearing thru the grapevine, they aren't making many sales.  Most of you that are reporting hardly have any sales.  Here is a short synopsis of this thread recently:

637 images - 7 sales
120 images -  9 sales
90 images - 0 sales
500 images - 66 sales

So that adds up to 1347 images and 82 sales.  If we assume that they have 50,000 images and extrapolate the sales, you end up with 3,048 total sales.  Even at $5/sale, that is barely enough to cover one persons salary, let alone a whole team.

Second, LuckyOliver has pretty much missed the biggest sales season of the year (Christmas).  A large percentage of sales come from the holidays.

My prediction, they won't last another year...

« Reply #148 on: November 29, 2006, 06:22 »
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ouch, that is a pretty tough prediction.

I think they will last the year quite easily.

my vote for the next doomsdayer is canstock.

although back to luckyoliver.... yeah salaries are probably one of their biggest expenses (assuming there are a few people working there).  which means they are either going to pick up speed, or kick the bucket.  I think they will have a while yet before they push over.

« Reply #149 on: November 29, 2006, 06:45 »
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yeah salaries are probably one of their biggest expenses (assuming there are a few people working there).

They have at least 9 staff:

Bryan Zmijewski - Head Honcho
Robert Konves - Lead Designer
Joel Michael - Developer
Jill Goodell
Amy Maven - Publicity & Marketing
Jeremy Britton - Director of ZURB
Hunter Block - Business Development
Ryan Wilke - Web Designer
Nichole Nye

That is a lot of mouths to feed.  Even if they make only $35,000/yr., then you are talking about $315,000/yr in salary overhead alone.  And salaries are probably much higher than that, considering that they are based near San Francisco (which has some of the highest property values in the world).

And that figure doesn't include anything else, such as office space, hardware, software licensing, internet connectivity, etc.

It ain't cheap to run a business.


 

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