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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2010, 15:59 »
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Consoling made me feel better.  Thanks all.  Anita: Our ports are similar size.  I think you also do graphics?  More than 5 images a day is still good for me. I do get a few OD and a single EL.  Just $10 from another payout and sweating these last 10 days. 

For blufish ... don't be discouraged. SS is worth the effort. 

Thanks. I plan to start again hard next week when school starts again. Summers are just a pain to get much done.


« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2010, 04:51 »
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Sales are still going strong after two weeks on SS. 2 -3 d/l per day on average from my first batch of 50. I thought it would have died down after the first week. How hungry is the beast for you?

Microbius

« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2010, 05:18 »
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I feel like the Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE (HG Wells) marching to be eaten by those underground beasts, or do I have it backwards??

Chad
Yeah I think the Morlocks were (will be?) the underground beasts, can't remember what the name of the food guys was!

CCK

« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2010, 05:58 »
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My strategy is to upload 5 images, and immediately after evaluation the next 5.

Sometimes your get lucky. I have two images, uploaded in 2007 and 2008 respectively, but from the same shoot and both have been selling consistently since upload. I've now had hundreds of downloads from both, and week for week those two images are my top sellers. If all my photos sold like that, I would have been able to retire by now.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 06:00 by CCK »

« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2010, 06:24 »
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If all my photos sold like that, I would have been able to retire by now.

I just did some maths, just for fun. If my all photos sold as my top seller, I would be a multi-millionaire. I don't know if I should cry or laugh when I think about this :)

« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2010, 06:55 »
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I feel like the Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE (HG Wells) marching to be eaten by those underground beasts, or do I have it backwards??

Chad
Yeah I think the Morlocks were (will be?) the underground beasts, can't remember what the name of the food guys was!

They were called "tender vittles"!

sc

« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2010, 07:53 »
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I feel like the Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE (HG Wells) marching to be eaten by those underground beasts, or do I have it backwards??

Chad
Yeah I think the Morlocks were (will be?) the underground beasts, can't remember what the name of the food guys was!

They were called "tender vittles"!

The Eloi were the above ground people who were eaten by the underground Morlocks.

« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2010, 13:13 »
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OK I must feed beast, but the beast feed me too.
:D exactly. I don't mind feeding it, that's the nature of the subscription model. New images do the best as subscribers watch what comes in to pick up something they like for 'free'.

What worries me about SS these days is the changing review policies. They are rejecting highly commercial images for uncommercial reasons. Lately they have promised a new explanation of what they really, really want, but I don't see any reason to reject images (except technical or IP issues) which will sell better than others. What are they in business for?

If SS continues to reject good-selling images for secret/arbitrary 'reasons', then all it will have to do is start favoring some pets over other contributors and SS will be the new IS.

« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2010, 13:19 »
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I feel like the Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE (HG Wells) marching to be eaten by those underground beasts, or do I have it backwards??

Chad
Yeah I think the Morlocks were (will be?) the underground beasts, can't remember what the name of the food guys was!

FYI, The ELOI's are the ones that get eaten! Oops, I missed the post above...sorry

« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2010, 18:07 »
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OK I must feed beast, but the beast feed me too.
:D exactly. I don't mind feeding it, that's the nature of the subscription model. New images do the best as subscribers watch what comes in to pick up something they like for 'free'.

What worries me about SS these days is the changing review policies. They are rejecting highly commercial images for uncommercial reasons. Lately they have promised a new explanation of what they really, really want, but I don't see any reason to reject images (except technical or IP issues) which will sell better than others. What are they in business for?

If SS continues to reject good-selling images for secret/arbitrary 'reasons', then all it will have to do is start favoring some pets over other contributors and SS will be the new IS.

Maybe the change in policy is to say might be a good idea NOT to feed beast too much. 
I look at my own history (very very short one, 3 months only), and I see actually no correlation in more downloads with more uploads. Actually certain week sans upload get me more downloads even ppd.
So maybe feed the beast is no longer applicable.
I am trying now in new month to slow my upload due to other reports of too many surprising unpleasant rejections.  And see if abstension from upload affect download.
In the past the more approval I get the more upload I make, but then I find at certain point after too many
consistent upload you get one big slap in face of 60% rejection and this is sign for me to stop feeding beast.

But this is only my case. Do other people here have different experience? I think best to refer to newbie only because I am this.

cmcderm1

  • Chad McDermott - Elite Image Photography
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2010, 19:56 »
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I feel like the Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE (HG Wells) marching to be eaten by those underground beasts, or do I have it backwards??

Chad
Yeah I think the Morlocks were (will be?) the underground beasts, can't remember what the name of the food guys was!

They were called "tender vittles"!

The Eloi were the above ground people who were eaten by the underground Morlocks.

YES!!!  The Eloi's - that's us!!! 


 

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