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« on: December 30, 2008, 16:40 »

I've been uploading to stockxpert for a few weeks now (a little under a month I think) and have a gallery of only 33 images, but thats a lot for me to put on in a month. I have yet to have a sale. Now, I know that at some other sites, it takes a little while to get going (aka, get sales) for most people. So I'm wondering if its the same here or if it's me. Anything will help me understand since I'm not super familiar with the site yet. Thanks a lot.

« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 17:42 »
If your images have commercial value there's usually very little lag between uploading and selling.

That being said, you chose the worst month of the year to begin uploading your stuff - demand is generally lowest this time of year. I ceased uploading after the first week of December, then resumed so my images will 'go live' in the first week of January. It's also important to upload images when they are in demand (e.g. you're better off uploading a shot of colorful trees in late summer or early fall than in winter).
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 17:48 by sharply_done »

« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 06:06 »
Yes! you haven't uploaded at a really good time.
That said, you have your images there and when they settle in your sales will come along as things pick up in the new year.
When I started at StockXpert I had a very slow start also - and that was when rejections were very high there.
Now I am quite happy with my returns there.

« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 19:39 »
Like Sharply_Done, I stopped uploading a couple weeks ago and am resuming now. The last 2.5 weeks of December are a wipe-out.

It may be just my imagination but it seems like sales do take longer to get going at StockXpert. And last month they had a glitch which caused some new images to not show up in searches for weeks.  StockXpert has a thread on this in their forum (which you might look at if you have not seen it and fear that some of your images were buried as a result of the bug), and in the thread an admin says, "Of course you can delete your images and re-upload at any time."

So if you want to give your images a fresh start in January, you could delete an re-submit.

« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 13:04 »
Thanks everybody...since I wrote this post I've slowly been uploading and am up to around 45 images. I've had about 6 or 7 sales now, so I'm not too worried about it anymore. If I were more ambitious and got more of my portfolio up, I'm sure things would pick up. But thanks anyway. :)


« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 15:52 »
Keep at it. I was new a little less than a year ago, and things were slow. But the sales is regular with StockXpert . That's one thing they are good.
And yes, keep special notice on how quickly you sell. As sharply-done mentioned, there is very little lag between sales and upload.
I got a few sales that started almost the very next day or seems like it, and it's repeating . You learn from all these little things, and you shoot the style of those images that are repeating sales. 
More important is you don't stop to enjoy, sales or no sales. If that happens, give it up. BUT before you do, give it time. You will not be disappointed with StockXpert.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2009, 15:54 by tan510jomast »


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