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« on: July 30, 2009, 10:21 »
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I was quite active on the other thread about 3d Studio pointing out the negatives, so as a balance here is a more positive comment.

I uploaded 86 RF Images on the 27th July 2009, the upload was quite quick and took all the metadata as expected, so easy to manage I only had to add a category and attach a model releases where required, I checked today 30th July 2009 and I already have 1560 views and 1 sale.

Now I am not going to rush to do the IRS W-8 form, but I left the prices as the Minimum (Minimum: $4/$8/$12) which is the default, I could have set my own prices if I had wanted, the sale was 1600 x 1067 and sold for $8, the commission is $5.40.

I checked this against Istock pricing and the size relates to 1600 x 1200 which is 6 credits, in the UK the credits work out at $1.71 each, so that would be a $10.30 sale, and I would get $2.06 from IS.

Now I know that 3d Studio are not going to compete in anyway to the big players, and it will be a while until I get 10 downloads for a payout, but I thought I would share!



David  :P  ;D  
« Last Edit: August 12, 2009, 14:48 by Adeptris »


« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 11:50 »
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Thanks for Sharing David

WarrenPrice

« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 13:34 »
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That was the right thing to do, David.  You gained a bit of my respect. 

« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 13:41 »
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Good job!

« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 15:46 »
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thanks

« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 16:06 »
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 16:22 »
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Good job!

Is everything ok? ;)

Sorry! 

Geez, David, what were you thinking?  You're contributing to the downfall of Western Civilization!

Squat

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 16:35 »
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That's awesome,
That's  good commission for the size. A few cents less for what we get with certain Big 6 on an Extended License for a much much larger size image . Or like how many subs ??? 20 ??  congrats David.

I also like the watermark.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2009, 16:40 by 50%egg »

« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009, 16:42 »
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That's awesome,
That's  good commission for the size. A few cents less for what we get with certain Big 6 on an Extended License for a much much larger size image . Or like how many subs ??? 20 ??  congrats David.

I also like the watermark.

The best watermark I have seen.

bittersweet

« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 09:10 »
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I think Veer MP's watermark is pretty good:



*not my file, in case you're wondering ;)

« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 14:46 »
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O.M.G.

I just had another look 2 sales in 4 days!  :o

Quick statistics:
Royalties today: $7.20
Royalties this month: $12.00
Royalties owed: $12.00
Total active products 86
Total product views: 2,005
 
The second sale is full size and an object not a people shot, $12 and I get $7.20, maybe as they are a 3d modeling website someone wanted it to base a a new 2d or 3d model on ;)


David  ;D (Now I might rush to do the IRS W-8 form)
« Last Edit: July 31, 2009, 15:05 by Adeptris »

LSD72

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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 17:24 »
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and only a $50 payout for Paypal...yea...might want to get that form in ...lol. You might hit payout in August.

« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2009, 14:08 »
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I send them also some images.
See what's gonna happen.
Lots of views . 

Squat

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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2009, 15:33 »
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I think Veer MP's watermark is pretty good:



*not my file, in case you're wondering ;)


Yes, totally.
It's good to see two "new" sites (new , to me and many of us here , that is) , both with excellent watermarks. Shows that some sites DO care about protecting contributors images.
Let's hope the sales is just as good  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2009, 15:37 »
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David  ;D (Now I might rush to do the IRS W-8 form)

btw David, where do that?
US and Canada (we have a treaty vice versa), do we still have to do the IRS thing? On which page is that?

« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2009, 15:44 »
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David  ;D (Now I might rush to do the IRS W-8 form)

btw David, where do that?
US and Canada (we have a treaty vice versa), do we still have to do the IRS thing? On which page is that?
Login then My Account > Payment Information there is all the info there:

David  ;D

Squat

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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2009, 15:57 »
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cheers David. and congrats for your dl #2 success.

tan
(btw, the CEO of 3D is also matt ... a fine name !)   ;)

« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2009, 00:11 »
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and only a $50 payout for Paypal...yea...might want to get that form in ...lol. You might hit payout in August.

You might be right there, less than two weeks, 4 downloads, $24.00 commission:

Royalties owed: $24.00
Total active products 86
Total product views: 2,302
Total product downloads: 4

1 Big Cat image
1 Girl on mobile phone
1 Boy in hat
1 Wooden toy

David  ;D
« Last Edit: August 08, 2009, 00:15 by Adeptris »

« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2009, 16:49 »
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Is it joke site like SCAM - PTC and PTR sites or what?
On Alexa graph they curve is crawling just little above bottom line?

michealo

« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2009, 16:58 »
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Is it joke site like SCAM - PTC and PTR sites or what?
On Alexa graph they curve is crawling just little above bottom line?

Alexa sats mean nothing, I have worked for 3 companies with a total of almost half a million workstations between and no one ran Alexa because the desktops were locked down and each of the three bought lots of stock imagery

« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2009, 17:13 »
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and only a $50 payout for Paypal...yea...might want to get that form in ...lol. You might hit payout in August.

You might be right there, less than two weeks, 4 downloads, $24.00 commission:

Royalties owed: $24.00
Total active products 86
Total product views: 2,302
Total product downloads: 4

1 Big Cat image
1 Girl on mobile phone
1 Boy in hat
1 Wooden toy

David  ;D

it must be nice to check your earnings and see a lot more than 30 centavos..lol..

at this rate David, you might be saying goodbye to micro stock and sub price very soon.
send me one of those  shamrocks  or rabbit's foot you have there hiding in your wallet pocket, ok? ;)

p
« Last Edit: August 08, 2009, 17:43 by inch - a- L »

« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2009, 17:46 »
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Is it joke site like SCAM - PTC and PTR sites or what?
On Alexa graph they curve is crawling just little above bottom line?

Alexa sats mean nothing, I have worked for 3 companies with a total of almost half a million workstations between and no one ran Alexa because the desktops were locked down and each of the three bought lots of stock imagery


Hmm
Half million workstations???
I think that Google and Yahoo summary dont have that ammount of servers eg work stations together!!!
Maybe the Total product views is general views of this site visits not views for each authors port  ;)
I post them 30 photos and after few hours stats is:
Total product views:   437
Like every hour views are rising about 100 view amount???

michealo

« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2009, 18:10 »
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I didn't say any of them were Google or Yahoo

And if you see here

http://www.pandia.com/sew/481-gartner.html

some estimates put Googles servers at 1,000,000

do some basic research  on Google or Yahoo before contradicting people

For example how may workstations do you think IBM or HP have deployed?

« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2009, 18:50 »
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I didn't say any of them were Google or Yahoo

And if you see here

http://www.pandia.com/sew/481-gartner.html

some estimates put Googles servers at 1,000,000

do some basic research  on Google or Yahoo before contradicting people

For example how may workstations do you think IBM or HP have deployed?


OK
Let it bee that you are right. After few months I was watching some Google video on they site about grid software and they servers, and they claimed that they didnt purchase servers and workstations and  terminals from this manufacturers because they make they custom models of machines for they own purpose. Its not my point how many machines some of manufacturers sell to different customers.
It was not point on that when I was see this lecture because this lecture can be old few years and if you are counting Moore Law in doubling space, memory, performance etc etc every year or 18 months it will be possible as you are claiming.
For all quoted above you right in this case
but I am just curious about visit stats for my 30 images in few hours. I know that people from Dreamstime are complaining for missing views eg no views no sales problem at this time.
From port on Dream of 800 images I havent so much views and now from 30 images in few hours I have 439 views???

« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2009, 00:27 »
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but I am just curious about visit stats for my 30 images in few hours. I know that people from Dreamstime are complaining for missing views eg no views no sales problem at this time.
From port on Dream of 800 images I havent so much views and now from 30 images in few hours I have 439 views???

It is a matter of what constitutes a view, different website calculate differently, I was also wondering when I joined but the sales did happen, when you first upload your images go straight to the most recent thumbnail strip displays, maybe on each pageload a view is recorded, they also feed out via RSS and these might be recorded as views, lets not confuse views of thumbnail strips or pages with zooms to the details.
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EDIT: deleted comment as answered by 3DStudio in next reply
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If you have joined and worried about how much traffic, then go to reports and look at the last 100 searches, look at the date and time of the first and last searches, when I checked the 100 searches were carried out in around 5 minutes, so that is 24 a minute or one every 2.5 seconds.

B.T.W. after the inital rush of views they do settle, my 86 images average about 100 views a day.


David  ;D
« Last Edit: August 09, 2009, 23:19 by Adeptris »


 

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