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StockXpert.com / Re: What Happened to Payouts??
« on: October 24, 2008, 06:09 »
Make a request yday and got it in less than 12 hrs

StockXpert.com / Re: StockXpert Images on Photos.com
« on: July 29, 2008, 17:43 »
Hi guys,

We're inviting you to participate in a conference call on Thursday 7/31 at 2pm Easter to discuss these changes further. We want to be as open as we can about this.

Please see details at http://www.stockxpert.com/forum.phtml?f=showtopic&n=15651.


This is by far the best effort from a stock company showing their willingness to listen to its contributors and I hope it will not be listening without actions.

LuckyOliver.com / Re: Last payout from Lucky Oliver...
« on: July 18, 2008, 01:08 »
oh money is in .. finally ...  :D

LuckyOliver.com / Re: Last payout from Lucky Oliver...
« on: July 17, 2008, 18:08 »
If i still dun get my last payment .. can I do anything about it?? ???

Try the info/ emails here:



Thanks for the info .. will try to contact them again.

They reply earlier saying payment has been made to me and even give me a paypal reference number. I query paypal about it but they told me that the reference number is not for my account ..

well I think my money is gone ..

LuckyOliver.com / Re: Last payout from Lucky Oliver...
« on: July 16, 2008, 16:46 »
If i still dun get my last payment .. can I do anything about it?? ???

Off Topic / Re: Spain 4 Russia 1
« on: June 11, 2008, 20:37 »
Just sharing a photo of an exhibit in Zurich

interesting concept ... great work leaf!

Merry Xmas to all and Happy 2008!!

My Goal for 2008

1) Increase my portfolio by 50-100 images a month

2) 25% increase in monthly income

3) Get a new camera possibly the Nikon D300

4) Enjoy Life ...

Off Topic / Re: How long have you been doing microstock?
« on: December 21, 2007, 23:34 »
Nov 04 submitted my first 2 pics onto SS ..

but actual decent income starts coming in Feb 04

Off Topic / Re: Domain Names. What's yours and why?
« on: October 02, 2007, 01:49 »
Mine is issimple.com

I like it very much cause i can just append anything to the front as sub-domain eg stockphoto.issimple.com, photography.issimple.com

But so far .. not much work done on it ..

StockPhotoMedia.com / Re: Never had any dld in SPM - have you?
« on: September 28, 2007, 17:50 »
1300+ files online .. 43 downloads ..

LuckyOliver.com / Re: Sept at LO
« on: September 28, 2007, 17:48 »
13 for sept so far

Adobe Stock / Re: What's your rank?
« on: May 24, 2007, 18:20 »
Rank (all times)  93
Rank (7 days)    153
Portfolio:  1765
photos sold: 3920

My aim is to be ranked 50 or lower by the end of the year!  ;D

Looking at the photo sold vs ranking ... fotolia's ranking is base on income and not by download

Having a bad week? Must upload more!

LOL .. I have been constantly sliding down in Fotolia .. just too many good photographers around :)

Adobe Stock / Re: What's your rank?
« on: May 24, 2007, 04:23 »
Selected photos    1319
Sold photos       4069
Rank (all times)    111
Rank (7 days)    443

Oh CS does charge which is the reason why now i try to use my basic account for all payout

I have a premier account also. Most microstocks pay me and I don't get charged a fee. I just got my first payout from CS and there was a fee attached. I think it is a combination of the type account you have and how the agency submits payment.  If LO sticks with a $100 payout, I don't know when that will happen.

Bigstock.com / Re: Bigstock slow?
« on: May 10, 2007, 17:12 »
BS does bring in decent money for me .. :P

CanStockPhoto does not charge any fee.. not that i know of.

the reason why i get to pay a fee on paypal is because i am using premier account. But it's possible to waive it if the stock site do something about it

I suppose that's the main reason. Silly of me as well. Now I put my "basic" paypal account as the payout email to avoid the troubles.

Just to bring this point out in case others are not aware of it

Well I doubt LO is sending out enough payouts just yet tpo qualify for mass payments which would remove the fees. In the meantime if the fees are to much for you I suppose you could always request a check but banks charging fees is nothing new.

Finally manage my first payout from LO. The payout to my paypal account (premier account) resulted in me being charge a fee.

If some other stock site can payout to premier account on paypal without the need for me to pay a fee. I suppose LO can do something about it too.

CanStockPhoto.com / Re: CanStock has FTP !
« on: May 09, 2007, 17:17 »
I am very impress by CanStockPhoto auto keyword suggestion and automatic catergory insertion. All i need to do after FTP is to approve them

1 per 114.

CanStockPhoto is the lowest earner among all. about $15 a month .. hahah. that will work out to about $180 per year. Good enough for me to get candies for my girl


General - Top Sites / Re: Graph comments please
« on: April 25, 2007, 17:31 »
I prefer to trust my own chart base on earnings .. LOL

no point having a great number of hits if my photo will not sell there.

Adobe Stock / Re: april sales?
« on: April 23, 2007, 23:34 »
mine is about 80% of previous month.

From what I remember when i started stock about 2 years back. April has always been a lousy month.

Shutterstock.com / Re: What do you expect the pay rise to be?
« on: April 23, 2007, 17:34 »
At least I think the $500 goal is achievable in SS and definitely something to work towards for those who have yet to reach $500

I would defiantly pay a token for that if it meant being on the first page, however if there are 100, or 500 side show images for a certain keyword term (and there will be in the future if people place 50% of the portfolio in the sideshow), and only 8 are shown on the first page - it would almost be better to take your chances with the regular search. 

or take this example.
in a few years a keyword term YYY has 500 search results.  People like the sideshow feature and many put 50% of their images in the sideshow - there is now 200 of the images in the YYY search in the sideshow.
-of the sideshow images only 8 are shown but they are apparently shown is random order and sorted every time, so any given image would be shown in 1 out of every 25 searches.  If you have an image in the main search that comes up in page 1 it is shown 25 out of 25 searches.... the side show would NOT be the best option.  Lucky oliver is down right now so i don't know how many images it shows on a page but maybe 50 - that means the image in our example has a 1/10 chance of getting on the first page with the regular search.

I think in the end, the sideshow would only be worth it for images that are stuck at the bottom of the search results and are neglected.

Agree with Leaf 100%.

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