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« on: January 25, 2012, 10:40 »
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what an impressive work, very cool stuff, great improvements on the contributor end, gotta be one of the coolest design ever, the new pricing structure is very cool too, big hope for GL :)

http://graphicleftovers.com/whats-new-seller
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 10:47 by luissantos84 »


« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 10:45 »
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Nice look.

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 10:56 »
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I'm a little unhappy about the various sizes instead of just the vector sales. It would at least be nice to be able to set the prices on those as well. I woke up this morning to a $1.56 royalty on a small size which is much lower than the usual $7.8. I'm just not sure why everyone has to compete so viciously on price and undercut the large sizes.  :(

« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 10:58 »
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I'm a little unhappy about the various sizes instead of just the vector sales. It would at least be nice to be able to set the prices on those as well. I woke up this morning to a $1.56 royalty on a small size which is much lower than the usual $7.8. I'm just not sure why everyone has to compete so viciously on price and undercut the large sizes.  :(

had 1 too but I think it was nice to get also 1.56$ for a M :)

Small JPEG 700 x 465 pixels  $1    
Medium JPEG 1400 x 930 pixels  $3    
Large JPEG 4288 x 2848 pixels  $6

the M has a cool size too :D
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 11:02 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 11:23 »
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had 1 too but I think it was nice to get also 1.56$ for a M :)

Small JPEG 700 x 465 pixels  $1    
Medium JPEG 1400 x 930 pixels  $3    
Large JPEG 4288 x 2848 pixels  $6

the M has a cool size too :D

Yeah, it seems like a one man crusade that I'm fighting and losing by myself. I guess I could go talk to vector exclusives at iStock for moral support. They know what I'm talking about, but they have their own problems. ;D
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 11:25 by cthoman »

Microbius

« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 11:25 »
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looks very nice indeed. Good job on the design side of it!

« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 11:31 »
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had 1 too but I think it was nice to get also 1.56$ for a M :)

Small JPEG 700 x 465 pixels  $1    
Medium JPEG 1400 x 930 pixels  $3    
Large JPEG 4288 x 2848 pixels  $6

the M has a cool size too :D

Yeah, it seems like a one man crusade that I'm fighting and losing by myself. I guess I could go talk to vector exclusives at iStock for moral support. They know what I'm talking about, but they have their own problems. ;D

I agree with you, you are an intelligent businessman thats for sure but my point is that getting 1.56$ from a 1.4MP picture doesnt look any bad, actually I would love to sell this way many times a day

« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 11:45 »
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It was cool to log in and see my monthly sales chart.  It was an eye-opener to see how my sales have grown there since joining in early 2010.  I've been steadily uploading without much thought -- the upload process is the easiest around -- and log my regular sales each day of one or two downloads, without ever really thinking about how it's been adding up.  It's become a pretty reliable contributor to my bottom line... still a small player, to be sure, but one that's on a nice rise.

Now, I could retreat from these warm feelings if my pics all get downloaded at the smaller, cheaper sizes and my monthly take from GL plunges despite the same number or more downloads each month.

helix7

« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 12:05 »
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The new site is awesome, and the dashboard is great. Much better than the old text-only list of monthly sales totals. This gives a lot more insight into what's selling and how stats look over time.

« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012, 12:34 »
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The new site looks good, unfortunately my stats graph looks a bit like a bell curve rather than the uphill ramp or hockey stick I'd like to see.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2012, 13:02 »
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Looking good.


Only things that bugs me a little is that the $20 price is no longer available, meaning my biggest vectors are now 'downgraded' to $15. But with these 52%(?) commissions, I can live with that. I hope the image sales will spark some more life in GL; after all, I rather have 4 medium jpg sales than 1 vector sale.

And I'm missing search filters! Customers should be able to sort by Number of downloads, File Age or Price.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 13:07 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 13:35 »
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I'm a little unhappy about the various sizes instead of just the vector sales. It would at least be nice to be able to set the prices on those as well. I woke up this morning to a $1.56 royalty on a small size which is much lower than the usual $7.8. I'm just not sure why everyone has to compete so viciously on price and undercut the large sizes.  :(

Your not alone. I delay my uploads to sub sites by about 90 days (including SS) so that the higher paying sites get a head start with the SEO. That probably cost me some money but I still feel like I need to support the higher paying sites first. 52% is about as good as it gets.

I'll hold off judgement until I see what actually happens. I expect my $ per download to drop but hopefully the total sales will increase. Even with a drop GL's $ per download will still be in the top two.

I really like this site. The customer service for me has been great and the sales are there.

Nice to see some positive things happening. Maybe these types of sites will be the future?????

lagereek

« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 14:04 »
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It looks very nice and polished!  cool graphic works indeed.

best of luck

« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 15:29 »
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Nice changes for contributors.  I hope buyers think the same.  It would be great to see GL moving up the earnings poll.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012, 16:31 »
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Shouldn't GL Stock Images get its own subforum?

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 19:01 »
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New site is great, however the image watermark still reads Graphic Leftovers - surely that should be updated if they are trying to move away from that name!?

« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 19:34 »
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looks pretty but it remains to be seen if they can do anything about the miserable sales  - i've only been uploading to photodune & superhug, but hy've each already outperformed GL 's rsults for the last 7 months

Wim

« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 04:54 »
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Yup, I like it.

« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2012, 02:31 »
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I agree with you, you are an intelligent businessman thats for sure but my point is that getting 1.56$ from a 1.4MP picture doesnt look any bad, actually I would love to sell this way many times a day

I don't know about the intelligent part. I think it's mostly trial and error.  ;D I do agree though. Even with the lower priced small files, it's still better royalties than a lot of sites.

Off topic:

Hey Leaf, can we get these two threads merged?

« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2012, 08:22 »
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I agree with you, you are an intelligent businessman thats for sure but my point is that getting 1.56$ from a 1.4MP picture doesnt look any bad, actually I would love to sell this way many times a day

I don't know about the intelligent part. I think it's mostly trial and error.  ;D I do agree though. Even with the lower priced small files, it's still better royalties than a lot of sites.

Off topic:

Hey Leaf, can we get these two threads merged?

was thinking of the same, started this one 4 minutes earlier but I am ok with anything you decide leaf

« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2012, 08:57 »
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I agree the new site is awesome with a cool new design.
I've had few more sales than usual this week! :)

« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2012, 09:04 »
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I agree the new site is awesome with a cool new design.
I've had few more sales than usual this week! :)

had 3 this week, thats like 3 months for me  ;D

Wim

« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2012, 03:14 »
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Uploading still disabled for everyone?

« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2012, 09:00 »
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Uploading still disabled for everyone?

looks like! no news on twitter since end of January

Wim

« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2012, 10:41 »
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This is one of the agencies where I plan to keep uploading in 2012 but somehow they are making it very difficult ;)

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2012, 20:13 »
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I got my first XS JPEG sale. So they're TAKING OFF LIKE CRAZY. Nah, but at least they're alive. As I said before, I'd rather have 4 JPEG sales than 1 vector, so hopefully, it's gonna live up there.


 

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