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« on: July 27, 2015, 10:48 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 10:52 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 11:08 »
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Fotolia is going really bad for me since several months, and today 0 sales.  :'(

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 11:37 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2015, 11:53 by Rose Tinted Glasses »

« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 11:51 »
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Also, for me today was a very bad day.... And all month was like this.
SS - 3 dls
FT - 0
BS - 1
0
0
0

I believe that is not worth wasting our time with something like this anymore !!!

« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 11:58 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40?

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


Therefore, what are your plans now?

Rinderart

« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 12:05 »
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Ft For me is doing Rather well. compared to a few months ago. Fingers crossed.SS is falling apart this month.

« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 12:15 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2015, 12:21 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

Not here.

« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2015, 12:23 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.
You only get 40 cents once you get 1,000,000 sales.  It's less than 38 cents for the first 999,999 sales.

« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2015, 12:31 »
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I believe that is not worth wasting our time with something like this anymore !!!

That pretty much sums it up. 

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2015, 12:36 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

True enough. But I can't afford to sell my work for so little. Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.

« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2015, 12:58 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

True enough. But I can't afford to sell my work for so little. Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.

Are you on istock?   If so, how do you manage to keep your work out of the subs program there?

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2015, 13:11 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

True enough. But I can't afford to sell my work for so little. Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.

Are you on istock?   If so, how do you manage to keep your work out of the subs program there?

I don't. I was forced into it. If I could opt out I would. But to really opt out I'd have to pull my work, and that would be foolish to give up a source of income that is very good to me. Consider it a strangle hold that you'd be foolish to tap out on. It sucks, but that is the way it is.

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2015, 13:17 »
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It does seem like a Sunday on SS. This July is much slower compared to last year's July.
FT totally sank for me some time ago. They emailed me asking why I have not uploaded anything in over a year. I said it was because of super low sales and they said I need to upload more to get sales. The dollar photo club thing was very shady business too which makes me not want to continue to upload.

Shelma1

« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2015, 13:20 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

True enough. But I can't afford to sell my work for so little. Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.

Where do you get the $4.00 maximum? My best-selling images have earned thousands.

ShadySue

« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2015, 13:34 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

True enough. But I can't afford to sell my work for so little. Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.

Are you on istock?   If so, how do you manage to keep your work out of the subs program there?

I don't. I was forced into it. If I could opt out I would. But to really opt out I'd have to pull my work, and that would be foolish to give up a source of income that is very good to me. Consider it a strangle hold that you'd be foolish to tap out on. It sucks, but that is the way it is.
For many people on msg, until recently SS was their main income; so if your port suited SS, it made sense to sell there.


Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2015, 13:38 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

True enough. But I can't afford to sell my work for so little. Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.

Where do you get the $4.00 maximum? My best-selling images have earned thousands.

You have sold a photo 10 times at a maximum royalty rate of 0.40c and made more than $4.00??? I even had to use my calculator and double check that this was right. And just to double check I asked my 7 year old kid to triple check for me, and it is true, 10 times a maximum royalty rate of 0.40c is $4.00
« Last Edit: July 27, 2015, 13:41 by Rose Tinted Glasses »

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2015, 13:39 »
+1
Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

True enough. But I can't afford to sell my work for so little. Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.

Are you on istock?   If so, how do you manage to keep your work out of the subs program there?

I don't. I was forced into it. If I could opt out I would. But to really opt out I'd have to pull my work, and that would be foolish to give up a source of income that is very good to me. Consider it a strangle hold that you'd be foolish to tap out on. It sucks, but that is the way it is.
For many people on msg, until recently SS was their main income; so if your port suited SS, it made sense to sell there.

Fair enough, but I could never afford to sell my work for 0.25c on up to 0.38c


Shelma1

« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2015, 13:53 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

True enough. But I can't afford to sell my work for so little. Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.

Where do you get the $4.00 maximum? My best-selling images have earned thousands.

You have sold a photo 10 times at a maximum royalty rate of 0.40c and made more than $4.00??? I even had to use my calculator and double check that this was right. And just to double check I asked my 7 year old kid to triple check for me, and it is true, 10 times a maximum royalty rate of 0.40c is $4.00

I'm not questioning your math; I'm questioning your assumption that a photo would only sell 10 times. But you knew that.

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2015, 14:12 »
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[/quote] Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.
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I'm not questioning your math; I'm questioning your assumption that a photo would only sell 10 times. But you knew that.
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10 times, 100 times, 1000 times... either way you want to slice it selling your work for a max of 0.40c royalty is wrong. and what is even more wrong is you have to sell it for 0.25c hundreds if not thousands of times to get to that 0.40c

To each his/her own, but I place value on my work.


« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2015, 14:42 »
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Why are you on a microstock forum if you don't sell on microstock sites and don't seem to comprehend that you don't just get $0.25 to $0.40?  I suggest you do some research, people have been asking the same wrong question here for years and it gets tedious.

« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2015, 14:46 »
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Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.
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I'm not questioning your math; I'm questioning your assumption that a photo would only sell 10 times. But you knew that.
[/quote]

10 times, 100 times, 1000 times... either way you want to slice it selling your work for a max of 0.40c royalty is wrong. and what is even more wrong is you have to sell it for 0.25c hundreds if not thousands of times to get to that 0.40c

To each his/her own, but I place value on my work.
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Where do you get off saying you can only get max .40c per download at FT.
My average DL is netting me 0.76 at FT this month.
You don't just sell subs there.

« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2015, 14:47 »
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Is 76 cents per download supposed to be a good thing?

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2015, 14:53 »
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Is 76 cents per download supposed to be a good thing?

You posted exactly what I was posting and saw your message beat me to it.



 

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