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Messages - riffmax

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It's a correction for those facebook SOD's earlier in the month when we got less than the sub commission.

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iStockPhoto.com / Download statistics
« on: November 13, 2015, 14:17 »
Has Istock changed where to see what is being sold? My sales total is going up, but I can't find any information on downloads.

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Adobe Stock / Re: Can someone explain how Fotolia really works
« on: November 06, 2015, 14:00 »
Thanks for the reply - that's quite helpful.

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Adobe Stock / Can someone explain how Fotolia really works
« on: November 05, 2015, 19:04 »
I started uploading this year and my gallery is SSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWLY growing. I have sales, but I'm not sure how to interpret them.

What's the difference between sales in credits and sales with subscription?
What happens when you convert credits?
What is the payout level (sorry if I'm being lazy)?
And why has one specific image been almost the only one that is selling for almost a month now? What effect does your weekly position have?
Do photos have a weekly position or is that only applied to your portfolio in general?

I'm sure I'll have more questions as I go along, but I am moderately pleased with the results I'm getting there and am trying to determine if I should direct more of my efforts here.

Main thing is with all this differentiation between commissions and credits, I don't even know if my total credits amount is my income balance.

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So, this could explain why I'm showing royalties, but no downloads - these are delayed royalties?

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock site is down right now
« on: October 26, 2015, 17:52 »
Must be the new tech guy.

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My FT port is less than 400 and my overall rating which started at 60,000 two years ago has now reached 28,000. My weekly rating moves between 10,000 and 20,000. What I find surprising is that to move from 20,000 to 10,000, I require only about 4-5 sales in that week (and most of the time, it does not happen) :)

Pretty new to FT, so I thought I would see how I'm doing.  A few sales here and there. SSSSSLLLLLOOOOOWWWWLLLLYYYYY building my port. Yes, I know it's important to build, but I work full time and don't want to take too much time away from the site/s that do the best for me, so I have pretty limited time.

But based on your rating, I guess being at a weekly rating of 14,650 with just over 100 images isn't too bad? My overall is 52,000.

I have no earthly idea what the rating system is all about and how it affects sales, but it's nice to be able to find something to compare it to.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Deep Meta indicates pending images
« on: October 06, 2015, 06:56 »
Got it.  Thanks. Yes, some of them are my last upload, but others are dated back to August and are, in fact, in my gallery.  Perhaps they are pending because I duplicated them?

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iStockPhoto.com / Deep Meta indicates pending images
« on: October 06, 2015, 06:23 »
When I look at my stats in deep meta, it says I have something like 13 images that are pending.  But I can't figure out how to get to those images so that I can see which images they are? I assume pending means they are waiting on review, but I'm not sure. I upload to several sites and I'd like to know which images these are so I don't repeat the same images.

Any input?

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Spam Attack on SS Forum
« on: October 02, 2015, 05:25 »
50 pages of the stuff in the "bugs" forum alone.


Added at 8:00 a.m. - seems to be better now.

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123RF / Re: incoherencies in the recording of earnings
« on: September 25, 2015, 07:30 »
Thank you!

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123RF / Re: incoherencies in the recording of earnings
« on: September 25, 2015, 05:41 »
I can't find where to see which images have sold.

In spite of starting my port several years ago, I have completely neglected it until recently, so I consider myself a 100% newbie.  Only today did I find that I have actually had a couple of sales. I can see how many and for how much, but where do I find which images?

Sorry if this has an obvious answer. Mr. Obvious is not available to me right now, though, so I came here :)

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123RF / Re: 123RF Georank - Yuck
« on: September 25, 2015, 05:36 »
I didn't realize it was an option.  I assumed I wouldn't be able to submit if I didn't select a location.  But that's why I'm here today - to see if I'm the only one who doesn't like this "feature".

Good to know I can leave that alone. Next time I upload, I will disregard.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: How to withdraw the money?
« on: September 21, 2015, 06:41 »
I figured it out....the email address that I had on file was not the same as the one I was putting in interview. I updated that and it all went through.

Thanks for the input!

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: How to withdraw the money?
« on: September 13, 2015, 10:02 »
Try different browsers....I was on a Mac and had trouble with that too....but changing browsers worked for me.

I am trying to complete the tax interview, but on the last page, the W-9 submit button is not lit for me to be able to submit.

Any thoughts?

Thanks - but that didn't work either. I've tried it on IE and Chrome.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: How to withdraw the money?
« on: September 13, 2015, 08:49 »
I am trying to complete the tax interview, but on the last page, the W-9 submit button is not lit for me to be able to submit.

Any thoughts?

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Shutterstock
« on: July 16, 2015, 06:36 »
Agree with cobalt.

Also, avoid harsh shadows.

Do some research on the site first - look up similar images to the ones you are going to submit and see if your images match the quality of the "most popular" that comes up.  (Note: I wouldn't pay much attention to more than - say - 100 or so of the highest ranked most popular, as shutterstock pushes newer images in that sort algorithm. In my case, within my own gallery, my top 100 most popular images are images that are actually selling, then my newest come up. Images that haven't sold sorted ahead of older images that HAVE sold.  I assume the site wide most popular search yields similar results.)

Be your own harshest critic. And once the forums are up and running again, post to the critique forum there to get some honest feedback about whether your images might be up to shutterstock standards. 


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Shutterstock.com / Re: Forums
« on: July 15, 2015, 06:59 »
This was a scheduled maintenance thing.  They announced it a week or so back - maybe longer.  They are supposed to be down all this week.

We'll see what the "new and improved" forum will be like.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: sudden increase of $0.38 SODs
« on: June 28, 2015, 07:26 »
Those FB SOD's seem to have vanished just as quickly as they arrived :-(

It never happened.

Mine are still there.  Just haven't been any more since Friday.  Did anyone seriously think that was gonna last forever?  Pretty sure they were catching up on a reporting backlog.

I certainly didn't think so!

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Shutterstock.com / Re: sudden increase of $0.38 SODs
« on: June 27, 2015, 12:18 »
Those FB SOD's seem to have vanished just as quickly as they arrived :-(

It never happened.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: sudden increase of $0.38 SODs
« on: June 26, 2015, 12:06 »
Mine started yesterday. Nothing like the numbers that are being reported here, but a definite change. From the very very rare SOD to 5 yesterday (4 of the same image) and 6 today (5 of the same image that got 4 yesterday).

Sure wish ss would chime in on this one.

I am suspicious this will not last.

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123RF / Is 123 always buggy?
« on: June 23, 2015, 07:01 »
I've recently begun to try to build my galleries across various sites, but I seem to be running into problems here and elsewhere. I want to be productive with my time, so if this site is notoriously buggy, maybe I won't bother.

Bugs include: Accepted images not showing in my portfolio - finally got a reply to a support ticket that the missing images will be "re-batched" and will show up in a few days. Also, just tried to upload another few and after waiting for the upload for about 10 minutes, I got a screen that says I don't have any images q'd.

Do I have bad timing and have been trying to do this when they are having problems? Or, is it just a horrendously buggy site?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Stock Photos in Real Life
« on: June 20, 2015, 13:04 »
I don't care WHO you are....that's funny!  :D

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Off Topic / Viewbug
« on: June 18, 2015, 07:01 »
Does anyone actually sell anything there, or is it just a showme site with contests?

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123RF / How long before images show up?
« on: June 06, 2015, 07:46 »
I'm trying to build my ports at various sites, so I'm not really familiar with the flow here. How long do reviews take and how long before they show up in your port?

I submitted a few on 5/30. I discovered by accident that they got accepted, but when I open my port, they aren't there.

Thanks in advance.

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