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« on: August 14, 2006, 08:52 »
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All that hype at the beginning about StockXpert is now gone and its settled into the lower-middle tier of micro agencies.  In my opinion anyway.  Reason being is that I have not had a sale in over a month and I have almost 150 images online.  Every other agency (including Bigstock) performs better and most with smaller portfolios and such.   Is anyone else finding this?  Is anyone else starting to believe that the major players are the 'only' serious players?



« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 09:00 »
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for me stockxpert is still chugging away at the rate of bigstock.  Still better than canstock.

I wouldn't be surprised however if the margins grow larger and larger between the 'good agencies' and the 'poor agencies'

« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 09:03 »
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Yup, after a good first month StockXpert is now definitely not up there with the big boys now. I love the uploading and bulk editor so I hope to see some increase in sales.

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 09:18 »
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I think we are feeling the effect of low sales growth compared to high portfolio growth as all the big players jumped in.  With such an easy upload, there were able to get in fast and easy and have diluted the sales considerable.

As it is stillnew and has a good backer (Jupiter??? - I always get this one wrong), I wouldn't write it off so soon.  It depends on whether the backer wants to start marketing it and risk taking it sown market share.

It has good sales for a new site.  Worth sticking with as potential rising star.

« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 09:22 »
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CJ makes a good point, but Phildate is a very large player and even he is feeling the effects.  His portfolio is fabulous and its all about peopleshots - which apparently (I have none so I don't know) sell everywhere.

« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 11:06 »
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Another interesting observation is that 123RF is picking up again.  This is all very weird....or so it seems.

GWB

« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 12:00 »
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It was slow a few months ago but seems to have picked up for me once I got past July.  But that was true for a lot of the sites I'm on.  Ebbs and flows...

G~

dbvirago

« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006, 13:45 »
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For me, it's still ahead of Canstock and a couple others. And with an .88 avg per pic payout, I'll hang in there. Also, one of the least time consuming upload processes.

« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2006, 16:49 »
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StockXpert was my 4th best selling site in June and July, and currently it's my second best.  Few sales, but good return.  My best one used to be DT, but it stopped a few days ago after a good start of the month (what curiously is a trend for me there), and FT surpassed them.

But then my portfolio in those sites is relatively small, so I know my statistics are not a good reference.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2006, 17:46 »
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Quiet last week, then it woke up yesterday again with some downloads. It's still doing ok for me, for a small portfolio.

« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2006, 19:13 »
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Xpert is still giving me more or less the same performance since I started with them 2 months back. Still no5 on my list of earners

Quevaal

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2006, 21:13 »
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For me, it's starting to pick up, so I'll definitely continue, especially as it's so easy to upload.

« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2006, 03:36 »
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EZ uploading, low pay out threshhold and size dependent sales.

I will definitely continue uploading here even if the reviewing is sometimes a bit inconsistent with other sites.

The sale really are sporadic

« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2006, 03:37 »
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yeah,, sportic is right.

I have been continually receiving about $1.50 per day for the last month, then all of a sudden have two days over $5.00

« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2006, 03:41 »
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I seemed to be stuck just below $50 for ages waiting for a few DLs to cash out - frustrating

« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2006, 05:20 »
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It's 5th for me after iStock, Shutterstock, Dreamstime and Fotolia. WAY better than BigStock, not even mentioning the tricklers like CS or 123. Not of whole lot of sales, but with a 300 image portfolio I can payout every month and a half.


 

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