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Title: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: archibald1221 on February 07, 2012, 14:11
Hi,
Are there anyone who sell photos or graphics in www.iclipart.com? (http://www.iclipart.com?) I noticed this agency in one of the microstocker's blog:
http://www.graphicgravy.com/2011/09/vector-microstock-power-rankings-%e2%80%93-august-2011/ (http://www.graphicgravy.com/2011/09/vector-microstock-power-rankings-%e2%80%93-august-2011/)
It is described here as quite good earner. But i can't find many information and resposnes about it on web.  If someone of You are selling thare it would be great if You shared Your experience. Is it worth to try?
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Metsafile on February 07, 2012, 15:15
Beware, it's a Getty site.
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: archibald1221 on February 08, 2012, 04:32
So, what is wrong with it? :)
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Microbius on February 08, 2012, 04:39
Is it definitely a Getty site? Do Getty own Vital Imagery Ltd.?
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Metsafile on February 08, 2012, 06:14
Is it definitely a Getty site? Do Getty own Vital Imagery Ltd.?

This is the list of the Getty companies I saved from somewhere.

Getty Images - iClipart.com - iStockphoto - Jupiterimages - Photos.com - PunchStock - Thinkstock - WireImage

If you Google - Getty Images and iClipart - you'll find iClipart to be a subsiduary of Getty.
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Metsafile on February 08, 2012, 06:20
So, what is wrong with it? :)

I looked into iClipart awhile back but became apprehensive.
Honestly I can't remember why, but I would also be interested in feedback from current contributors.
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: cidepix on February 08, 2012, 06:30
I had sent them an email a year ago asking for more information..

They pay %20 commission and that was the deal breaker for me.. It's a "NO NO" especially for a new site..

Yes I am on IS, but that was like almost 5 years ago and believe it or not: I signed up with them before I found out that their commission was so abysmal.. I thought this is istockphoto, they are not going to try so hard to screw me so I don't really need to read the details.. Man, was I wrong!

It was the last time I trusted a site just because they were BIG..

Oh, and one more thing about iclipart, last time I checked they don't credit illustrators on the item pages.. That's even worse than paying %20 commissions.
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Metsafile on February 08, 2012, 07:01

Oh, and one more thing about iclipart, last time I checked they don't credit illustrators on the item pages.. That's even worse than paying %20 commissions.

That is strange "Contributors Anonymous"
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: archibald1221 on February 08, 2012, 08:31
"...Oh, and one more thing about iclipart, last time I checked they don't credit illustrators on the item pages.. " -  I  agree with it. It looks a little bit strange and i don't really understand why they are doing it.
But anyway i feel temptation to try them :) I didn't succeed to pass istockphoto exam and became vector contributor there  - so now i am looking for an alternative for it. This is the reason why i am looking at the smaller microstock agencies now. I've heard that from the low earners there are several agencies with good potential for vector artists. several of them are:
www.clipartof.com (http://www.clipartof.com) - recently i contacted them, but i was informed that they don't accept new contributors anymore :(
www.iclipart.com (http://www.iclipart.com) - very little information and responses about it, but in some posts some microstockers told about quite good earnings there
www.isignstock.com (http://www.isignstock.com) - a lot of complains from contributors about very long files review time and other disadvantages but there also are many positive responses about quite good earnings there.
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: luissantos84 on February 08, 2012, 11:46
"...Oh, and one more thing about iclipart, last time I checked they don't credit illustrators on the item pages.. " -  I  agree with it. It looks a little bit strange and i don't really understand why they are doing it.
But anyway i feel temptation to try them :) I didn't succeed to pass istockphoto exam and became vector contributor there  - so now i am looking for an alternative for it. This is the reason why i am looking at the smaller microstock agencies now. I've heard that from the low earners there are several agencies with good potential for vector artists. several of them are:
[url=http://www.clipartof.com]www.clipartof.com[/url] ([url]http://www.clipartof.com[/url]) - recently i contacted them, but i was informed that they don't accept new contributors anymore :(
[url=http://www.iclipart.com]www.iclipart.com[/url] ([url]http://www.iclipart.com[/url]) - very little information and responses about it, but in some posts some microstockers told about quite good earnings there
[url=http://www.isignstock.com]www.isignstock.com[/url] ([url]http://www.isignstock.com[/url]) - a lot of complains from contributors about very long files review time and other disadvantages but there also are many positive responses about quite good earnings there.


have been wondering about clipdealer too, many top contributors joining, might be other reason yep..
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Johnnie on February 09, 2012, 12:39
[url=http://www.isignstock.com]www.isignstock.com[/url] ([url]http://www.isignstock.com[/url]) - a lot of complains from contributors about very long files review time and other disadvantages but there also are many positive responses about quite good earnings there.


Hello!

We try our best to process submissions as quickly as possible although Im afraid there have been a few instances where contributors have waited longer than we would like. Please always feel free to drop me (johnnie[at]ingrampublishing.com) or my colleague Lotti (lotti[at]ingrampublishing.com) an email and we will prioritise your work for review.
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Alison Hoy on February 09, 2012, 15:00
Is it definitely a Getty site? Do Getty own Vital Imagery Ltd.?

This is the list of the Getty companies I saved from somewhere.

Getty Images - iClipart.com - iStockphoto - Jupiterimages - Photos.com - PunchStock - Thinkstock - WireImage

If you Google - Getty Images and iClipart - you'll find iClipart to be a subsiduary of Getty.

Getty owns clipart.com, not iCLIPART.com ;)
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Kenny on February 09, 2012, 17:45
According to LinkedIn iCLIPART is owned by...

Alison Hoy - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alison-hoy/34/939/b1a (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alison-hoy/34/939/b1a)

Charlie Hoy - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/charlie-hoy/6/a6a/6b6 (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/charlie-hoy/6/a6a/6b6)
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Metsafile on February 10, 2012, 03:18


Getty owns clipart.com, not iCLIPART.com ;)
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Looks like a made big mistake. My apologies.

So there's a clipart.com, iClipart.com and a clipartof.com.
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Microbius on February 10, 2012, 04:17
Is it definitely a Getty site? Do Getty own Vital Imagery Ltd.?

This is the list of the Getty companies I saved from somewhere.

Getty Images - iClipart.com - iStockphoto - Jupiterimages - Photos.com - PunchStock - Thinkstock - WireImage

If you Google - Getty Images and iClipart - you'll find iClipart to be a subsiduary of Getty.

Getty owns clipart.com, not iCLIPART.com ;)
I thought there was some kind of mix up!! Thanks for clearing that up!
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: cidepix on February 10, 2012, 07:48
Yeah as some mentioned sales maybe good.. BUT,

- Not crediting contributor's name..
- Paying %20

are 2 unacceptable issues..
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: archibald1221 on February 25, 2012, 10:56
Yeah as some mentioned sales maybe good.. BUT,

- Not crediting contributor's name..
- Paying %20

are 2 unacceptable issues..

well, yes those two issues aren't big advantages. But if sales are good there, i think it might be worth to try. I'm going to contact them for some more contributor information.
I checked stats of this site - alexa rank and traffic looks quite good.
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: RobertMell on September 09, 2012, 16:56
I have been buying clip art now for 10 years and made a mistake with these people and was not aware of it until I wrote them as many of their transparent graphics do not download transparent. It was then they told me I could not use these commercially at certain sites. I am pretty good even legally blind and 76 seeing thee things. I had made 2 products immediately removed them and deleted every graphic. I was in the 3 day money back but they said since i had downloaded more than 3 I was not getting a refund.!! It took me 10 downloads to see the clipart was awful and and could not be used as I needed so I was taken for one week. 12.95 and I upgraded to be able to do more than 35 the same day for 79.95 so almost a hundred dollars for nothing. Do not order anything from them they are crooks and have a nasty attitude. I am sure they are making a lot of money of not giving refunds.  I am on Social Security and that is all I have and this really hurt
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: EmberMike on September 09, 2012, 19:59
Robert, could you elaborate on this? Which graphics were you having trouble with?

Every image I've looked at on the site doesn't specify whether it has a transparent background or not. Were you told by someone that the images would come with a transparent background?
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Microbius on September 10, 2012, 00:40
Total guess here, but I'm thinking POD site like Zazzle and a poor understanding of copyright issues....he says "I had made 2 products"
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Noedelhap on March 28, 2013, 11:48
-Up-

So, iClipart, does it have good sales or not, despite the 20% commission?

I'm aware of them not giving credit to the artist, which is questionable to say the least, but not necessarily a dealbreaker.
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: lima on April 05, 2017, 21:50
its an old thread, but im new contributor at vitalimagery.com, just send my first upload.

Please tell me about sales in iclipart.com, iphotos.com and they buy clipart.com, If somebody have an account please give me a review! any sale on those sites? worth it?

Thankyou!
Title: Re: Anyone selling in iclipart.com?
Post by: Noedelhap on April 06, 2017, 08:57
its an old thread, but im new contributor at vitalimagery.com, just send my first upload.

Please tell me about sales in iclipart.com, iphotos.com and they buy clipart.com, If somebody have an account please give me a review! any sale on those sites? worth it?

Thankyou!

I am getting sales, however they calculate your royalties based on a percentage of your sales in regard to the total sales/revenue.

It does provide me with a decent monthly payout, the bulk of the sales coming from Clipart.com.