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« on: August 12, 2010, 04:08 »
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Just checked my sales and I have made over $70 in the first 11 days of August with veer.  Had 2 EL's and some nice PPD sales for higher commissions than I get from most sites.  This is the best I have done with veer or their previous microstock sites. 

Has integrating microstock in to the main site paid off?  So far, it looks like it is working well for me.


rubyroo

« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 04:09 »
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Excellent news.  Well done!  I hope some of us will follow in your wake  :)

« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 06:06 »
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I was just coming over here to happily report that I, too, am starting to see sales. I really wish they would finish reviewing the other 161 images I have in the q now, some since June. That might double my sales by right off the bat!

« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 08:54 »
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Great news!
I'm really happy it's been happening for you.
I had a sale too, and it gives me hope.
I like Veer very much and I wish them well.
But inspection times are way too long.
Veer collection is only about 1.5 mill images? Is that right?
They need a lot, a lot more.
To be able to compete with the fast paced world of micro they must drastically speed up their 2 months long inspection times.
It must be done.
I have images pending since early June. Illustrations related to South Africa FIFA World Cup. World Cup is long gone by now, images are still pending and I can't even delete them.
What about autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas?
We need to get those images online as soon as possible.
Come on Veer! You've been so generous, commissions are great, web site is beautiful, let's get things rolling.
I'm all for it :)
 
Ah! Prices on vectors? Still very much higher? And what about JPEG versions? Can we sell them now? Any news?

rubyroo

« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 09:40 »
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Great news, Cathy and Eireann.  Glad to hear it.

Yes... come on Veer!... We wanna love ya  ;D

donding

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 10:18 »
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Great news!
I'm really happy it's been happening for you.
I had a sale too, and it gives me hope.
I like Veer very much and I wish them well.
But inspection times are way too long.
Veer collection is only about 1.5 mill images? Is that right?
They need a lot, a lot more.
To be able to compete with the fast paced world of micro they must drastically speed up their 2 months long inspection times.
It must be done.
I have images pending since early June. Illustrations related to South Africa FIFA World Cup. World Cup is long gone by now, images are still pending and I can't even delete them.
What about autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas?
We need to get those images online as soon as possible.
Come on Veer! You've been so generous, commissions are great, web site is beautiful, let's get things rolling.
I'm all for it :)
 
Ah! Prices on vectors? Still very much higher? And what about JPEG versions? Can we sell them now? Any news?

Heh congrats....I'm gonna run over there and see if I've got anything.. ;D

donding

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 10:20 »
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Nope....... :-[

« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 10:45 »
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Dead as a dead mouse for me... ???

« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 10:48 »
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3 small sales.  I keep running into Veer banners when I am browsing.

« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010, 11:24 »
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I had a EL sale last week with a 60$ commission. Pretty promising :-)

donding

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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 11:27 »
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I've only had one sale for $3.50 a couple of weeks ago and that is it. :-\

« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 11:34 »
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Lol, they must be thinking we have all gone mad, with all that checking :)

Go on Veer! :)
Call your reviewers back from holidays, (summer almost over anyway), train a few more, get everyone working on the queue, bring vector prices in line with everyone else (JPEG versions included) and let fresh, beautiful new images do their job.
To make money for all of us.
We're keeping our fingers crossed :)

Sorry Donding and Maui :)
My sale was a small one anyway. A few cents, not a big deal :)
Chin up, hopefully we will all be getting lots more soon.

donding

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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 11:37 »
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I'll take your word for it Eireann....lol

« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2010, 11:40 »
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Hahahaha Donding !
I wouldn't do it if I were you ...
Hahahah...

« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2010, 11:57 »
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Yeah, I haven't seen much of an increase either. Sales are few and far between, but they are usually a pretty decent royalty when I get them. I have gotten several ELs since I've been there too, but none this month though.

« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2010, 13:43 »
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I only have 6 pix up from my initial app, the rest have been waiting to be approved forever .. but out of the 6 I recently sold 1 .... so I'm pretty stoked.  I really like their website and uploading is easy, so I hope they do well.

« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2010, 17:50 »
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Wow.. great for you.. Congrats! I'm still trying to be accepted there. :(

« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2010, 18:05 »
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I seem to have good luck getting accepted at most sites ... except ...  Istock :(  
« Last Edit: August 12, 2010, 18:20 by the808state »

« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2010, 18:14 »
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Haven't had a single sale there yet. And about a third of my dash for cash stuff is still pending. But out of the 300 already inspected, only 2 were rejected.

« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2010, 18:26 »
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I really like their website and uploading is easy
Not for me. I have to copypaste all my IPTC since they only cater for the (proprietary) Adobe scheme, and not for the open (base scheme). Uploading has been an ordeal. I got 200 pics accepted and 400 in the q for weeks. If I get my upload fee, I'll pay somebody to copypaste the xtra 300 pics waiting in the edit zone.

« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2010, 22:18 »
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number 5 earner for me the last 2 months, long way from dreamstime but well ahead of BigStock and 123rf. It would be nice to see the 700+ images I have in the queue approved.

« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2010, 16:03 »
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After many months with a few sales to tease me I just saw 130 dollars worth today...so definitely worth the time.

cmcderm1

  • Chad McDermott - Elite Image Photography
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2010, 18:33 »
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Where's Mine???  Maybe I should re-start uploading??  Would love a $130.00 hit one morning!!!

« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2010, 18:40 »
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If only it was every morning...then less sleepless nights!


Where's Mine???  Maybe I should re-start uploading??  Would love a $130.00 hit one morning!!!

« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2010, 12:14 »
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Warning: Odd situation ahead:

After MONTHS of zero sales and spectacularly high view counts...I got a few sales. The really odd thing is that the view counts dropped nearly to zero during the short period I got those sales. ?????

If the sales/view chart is accurate there is an weird inverse ratio going on. The fewer sales the greater the views, and with fabulous views zero sales. ???

If nobody looks at my images any more I'll make a fortune.

« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2010, 11:23 »
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I just had a sale disappear on Veer - it was only for $0.35 but since I tend to get one only every other month, I really care about them :D

It was there on Thursday or Friday and it is gone now ??? Does anyone know how Veer handles customer refunds and if they show up in the sales statistics?

« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2010, 13:54 »
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Yup... There's some strange things going on there... I had some number of sales and suddenly I have less than yesterday.

What I heard there are also $0 sales too?

Interesting development...

« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2010, 02:46 »
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After months of zero sales, friday I finally had a sale on Veer. But me too for 0,00 dollars.
I've contacted support about that, but I'm still waiting for an answer.

Xalanx

« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2010, 03:02 »
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Now what . is going on there? What's with these 0.0$ sales???

« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2010, 03:17 »
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Now what . is going on there? What's with these 0.0$ sales???

I'd like to know. Still waiting for an answer. But if they answer fast like they review images, maybe they'll answer next year, March or April.

« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2010, 03:50 »
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You, I got few sales as well

« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2010, 12:29 »
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Had an EL today, they're still doing ok for me. I had my last ones from Dash for Cash inspected and cant complain there either...no rejections.
About disappearing sales (not the strange 0.00 ones): there was an answer somewhere in their forum but i cant find the link anymore. It has to do with the timeline; as it moves sales at the beginning of the line fall off, showing a lower total balance, but the sales are not really gone...its a bit confusing.

« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2010, 12:40 »
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I lost several sales as well...around 2 dollars one day last week and another this week.....strange...what is happening?

« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2010, 13:14 »
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« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 14:23 by borg »

« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2010, 13:22 »
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Now what . is going on there? What's with these 0.0$ sales???

The "$0.00" sales showing up on some contributors stats pages is a bug that we're working on a fix for now. This is an error, and does not represent sale(s) you are not being credited for. We'll post an update here and on the Veer Contributor forums on our site when this is corrected.

The issue with total earnings changing or appearing to drop, is because the current stats page shows a rolling 1 year period, showing earnings from the last 1 year prior to todays date. Now that we are 1+ year into things, this has recently become an issue.
So to be clear: sales aren't actually dropping out of the system and accrued earnings will still be paid, the display and UI on the stats page is the issue. We're working on a revision to this page and presentation of stats to make this clearer and eliminate this problem.

In the meantime - the workaround to see your correct lifetime total:  on the bottom half of the stats page,  customize the date range to start at the earliest possible date, and you will see all sales since launch. You can switch this to 'table view' for individual sales detail, and can then export these to Excel as needed.


 - Brian

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2010, 14:45 »
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Thanks, Brian for clarifying.

While we're talking about statistics, may we have tables organised by months instead of weeks? Most of us do monthly statistics for all sites and using weeks is weird, as weeks from different months partially overlap. Even more for us Europeans, as you Americans swap the day and month :)
« Last Edit: August 25, 2010, 14:48 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2010, 16:13 »
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Thanks, Brian for clarifying.

While we're talking about statistics, may we have tables organised by months instead of weeks? Most of us do monthly statistics for all sites and using weeks is weird, as weeks from different months partially overlap. Even more for us Europeans, as you Americans swap the day and month :)

+1

And while you're at it, I couldn't find my current account balance anywhere on the site.
I can see total earnings since I began, but I can't find past payouts or the balance anywhere.

Thanks

Xalanx

« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2010, 17:29 »
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Now what . is going on there? What's with these 0.0$ sales???

The "$0.00" sales showing up on some contributors stats pages is a bug that we're working on a fix for now. This is an error, and does not represent sale(s) you are not being credited for. We'll post an update here and on the Veer Contributor forums on our site when this is corrected.

The issue with total earnings changing or appearing to drop, is because the current stats page shows a rolling 1 year period, showing earnings from the last 1 year prior to todays date. Now that we are 1+ year into things, this has recently become an issue.
So to be clear: sales aren't actually dropping out of the system and accrued earnings will still be paid, the display and UI on the stats page is the issue. We're working on a revision to this page and presentation of stats to make this clearer and eliminate this problem.

In the meantime - the workaround to see your correct lifetime total:  on the bottom half of the stats page,  customize the date range to start at the earliest possible date, and you will see all sales since launch. You can switch this to 'table view' for individual sales detail, and can then export these to Excel as needed.


 - Brian

May I suggest a "current earnings" value on the stats page - that is, the cash that was not payed to the contributor yet? Without us having to select values from comboboxes, etc. Of course, all-time earnings is cute to know as well. But I was under the wrong impression that I made it to payout this month and it appeared not to be so.

Last 2 weeks Veer was doing quite well for me, I hope it keeps up. :)

« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2010, 18:58 »
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Now what . is going on there? What's with these 0.0$ sales???


The "$0.00" sales showing up on some contributors stats pages is a bug that we're working on a fix for now. This is an error, and does not represent sale(s) you are not being credited for. We'll post an update here and on the Veer Contributor forums on our site when this is corrected.

The issue with total earnings changing or appearing to drop, is because the current stats page shows a rolling 1 year period, showing earnings from the last 1 year prior to todays date. Now that we are 1+ year into things, this has recently become an issue.
So to be clear: sales aren't actually dropping out of the system and accrued earnings will still be paid, the display and UI on the stats page is the issue. We're working on a revision to this page and presentation of stats to make this clearer and eliminate this problem.

In the meantime - the workaround to see your correct lifetime total:  on the bottom half of the stats page,  customize the date range to start at the earliest possible date, and you will see all sales since launch. You can switch this to 'table view' for individual sales detail, and can then export these to Excel as needed.


 - Brian


May I suggest a "current earnings" value on the stats page - that is, the cash that was not payed to the contributor yet? Without us having to select values from comboboxes, etc. Of course, all-time earnings is cute to know as well. But I was under the wrong impression that I made it to payout this month and it appeared not to be so.

Last 2 weeks Veer was doing quite well for me, I hope it keeps up. :)


Thanks Xalanx, and Dirkr for the suggestions. Both are excellent ideas and the sorts of things that we're hoping to implement to improve the stats page.

Glad to hear that you are seeing sales pick up.
Marketing has been ramping up over the past few weeks and will continue to increase this fall.

See the "Veer Super-Incredible Activity Book For Creatives"  for one example of a current Veer marketing campaign. Printed copies of the 100 page book were sent out to thousands of creatives and agencies over the past few weeks. I'ts also available to all via online and .PDF version:
http://www.veer.com/ideas/activitybook/ 

(if you need a break from shooting or keywording or retouching or MicrostockGroup'ing, be sure to check out the online version to do the puzzles and games in an interactive format - nifty!)


 - Brian

« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2010, 20:08 »
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wow, that activity book looks truly great, a marketing job well done Veer team!! Looking forward to sales going up even more.

« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2010, 02:48 »
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Last night I received a mail from Ryan of Contributor service: they think the "zero" sales are not real sales but only a bug (I'd prefer it was an EL with too many zero to bear for their servers, but...).
I think it's fair to add that I actually had one "real" sale (1,05 $, no champagne here) yesterday.
Thanks to Ryan & Brian, hope that the new wave of communication with contributors continues like that.

« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2010, 02:53 »
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I have very bad experiences with Veer. I am getting plenty of images rejected with the reason of "Unfortunately, we cannot accept this image as it is the second time it has been submitted with poor keywords." Does anyone know what is this? I never submit an image twice so I don't know what they are talking about.
I have 450 images online and 174 rejected with reasons like this and with the reaon of similarity (they are not similars). While I have zero downloads, ZERO at all. I give it up, waste of time.

« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2010, 13:21 »
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I have very bad experiences with Veer. I am getting plenty of images rejected with the reason of "Unfortunately, we cannot accept this image as it is the second time it has been submitted with poor keywords." Does anyone know what is this? I never submit an image twice so I don't know what they are talking about.
I have 450 images online and 174 rejected with reasons like this and with the reaon of similarity (they are not similars). While I have zero downloads, ZERO at all. I give it up, waste of time.

Hi Nitor,

I just sent you a personal message concerning this issue.  Please respond if you have a moment so I can look into this issue in more detail.

« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2010, 13:31 »
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I wish you didn't. Give up on Veer I mean :)
They need your photos and so do we.
They're doing better and better, great commissions, clever marketing and increasing sales.  
There must be a bug going on with your account. Have you tried support?
They'll fix your problem, I'm sure.
Don't give up yet, stick with Veer for a little bit longer.
There's a good chance they'll make it up there :)

One more sale here - 3.80.
Convincing enough ? :)

« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2010, 13:34 »
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Ah, sorry!
I was typing at the same with Ryan above.  
See?
I was right :)
They'll fix the bug :)
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 13:36 by Eireann »

« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2010, 05:44 »
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still waiting for my first sale after uploaded for dash for cash..

after seeing so many positive comments, hope i see some good results.

By the way, regarding to some keywords searching issue, have veer comes up with a better solutions?

thanks.


 

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