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« Reply #150 on: November 29, 2006, 07:04 »
they may also have other revenue sources than lucky oliver.

but none the less, what you are saying is exactly my point.

If they don't make sales, they aren't going to get paid.  that means, you had better believe they are going to work hard at getting the sales.  in the end it is either going to be a good site, or be dead.

sites like canstock on the other hand who are a one man show (as far as i can tell), with that one man having another job, don't really care how much they make.  if the site has 1000 or 100 000 sales in a month, it is hobby income for them, so it doesn't matter.  they aren't going to spend the thousands on advertising like shutterstock and istock do.


« Reply #151 on: November 29, 2006, 13:22 »
Said it before, and I still don't have any hard facts to back it up, but I think that LO has some decent financial backing from investor(s). This means they have a business plan and that plan probably projects operating at a loss for x months. My fear is that the plan is projected out too far and while they can afford to wait 2 years to turn a profit, their suppliers aren't going to.  If it does tank, I can assure you that it will be the last startup I'll participate in. Been burned too many times already.

« Reply #152 on: February 21, 2007, 18:48 »
they look like a hell of a lot of work but dont have the sales to back up the effort

« Reply #153 on: February 21, 2007, 20:22 »
I just started uploading there, and with a very small portfolio I've already had a couple of sales. Looks good to me. Uploading is easy, and the design rocks. The latter may be important to some customers.

« Reply #154 on: February 21, 2007, 20:49 »
I've also had a few sales when I started uploading, but now it stoped for what it looks like a long time now.
I just keep uploading because it's easy and I really like the site.

I'm just starting to think I do submit for to much non (or very low) sellers sites.
Cuts will start sooner or later!

« Reply #155 on: February 21, 2007, 20:56 »
I'm still slowly building my portfolio there... hoping it's going to take off soon!!     8) -tom

« Reply #156 on: February 22, 2007, 03:50 »
I am not wasting time uploading until I see some signs of life.  At the moment, I am concerned that they will either run out of money or sell the site.  I don't think they should have taken so much time before trying to attract customers.  Their rivals now have a big advantage.  They also pay a very low percentage compared to other sites.  Why should I take a lower percentage from a site that spends less money on advertising?  It just doesn't make sense to me.

« Reply #157 on: February 22, 2007, 06:42 »
sales have been picking up for me lately - for a week or two i was getting about one a day. litifeta said that it looks like too much work - actually, their site is the easiest of all to upload to... iStock is the absolute worst and LuckyOliver is the easiest. And their making progress on all fronts. Google searches often come up with LO links in the first page now - that is building traffic by itself.

« Reply #158 on: February 22, 2007, 06:44 »
Google searches often come up with LO links in the first page now - that is building traffic by itself.
Are people who search Google actually looking to BUY photos though?

Agree it is the easist to upload to if you have all the IPTC done.

« Reply #159 on: February 22, 2007, 14:44 »
Are people who search Google actually looking to BUY photos though?
That's how I got most of my sales in ShutterPoint.


« Reply #160 on: February 22, 2007, 15:13 »
I get first page links on Google under my name and/or under names of my pictures. I just assumed that was normal.     Sometimes I get multiple links to LO, BigStock, DT, FT, SS & StockXpert  all in the first 1-3 pages...  Thought that was just the way it worked. isn't it?
       But for all those links to LO... I've only 8 sales.  Beats me...   8) -tom

« Reply #161 on: February 25, 2007, 08:31 »

LO is steadily improving for me. Two sales on each of the last three days. I'm happy :-)

All the best,

« Reply #162 on: February 25, 2007, 14:47 »
Just got my first extended lic. sale -- very  8)

« Reply #163 on: February 25, 2007, 15:59 »
I've joined LO on Dec 25 2006
Since then until 6 Feb I had 7 sales.
After 6 Feb not even one sale, despite that the views counter is going up.
Also I've noticed some delay on the reviewing process. I have 3 pictures waiting for more than a week now. I'm not worried with that since none of mine are selling any way.

I'm not happy with things at LO, at least for me.

« Reply #164 on: February 25, 2007, 23:10 »
Hey guys, it's great to see some of you getting sales- downloads are steadily increasing week by week. I know the importance of seeing the dollars in your account, but we'll continue to ask for your patience as we expand our presence.  It's going to take some time to see the same type of activity as companies that have been established for five + years. We're getting there...just keep mind that the market is still rapidly expanding.

Some artists will see more growth than others now- it's key to look at our momentum over months and years.  We're focused on two things- establishing relationships with people and providing education for buyers and sellers.  Longer term this will provide a solid foundation for growth- short term it will be hard to see our progress. We believe this grass roots approach teamed with a strong marketing program will fuel growth.

Thanks for your efforts!

« Reply #165 on: March 03, 2007, 07:59 »
after reading a discussion here on msg. forum, i decided to try with l.o. site. i sent some 800 images in a few batches, and as a matter of fact, one of my photos is a photo of a week at this momentum.
 and i even had a download of this photo the same day.


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