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How long did it take YOU to get your first payout?

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Zevark
410 posts
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Message posted at 04/26/2007, 01:18:54 AM by Zevark
Well over a year. I have to say though that I don't have stock orientated photos, but plan to change that soon. I also waited until well over $100 because I live in South Africa and the banks take a lot when you convert $ to Rand.



It's not big money, but a lot of fun to do this!
Sony A100 (Alpha) Started of with a Nikon D100, re...

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Rallek
253 posts
72
Message posted at 04/26/2007, 02:21:15 AM by Rallek

Originally posted by Zevark:
Quoted Message: I also waited until well over $100 because I live in South Africa and the banks take a lot when you convert $ to Rand.





Hi Martin,



you should use "Moneybookers" for your transactions.

They only take 17.3 ZAR for the transaction and additional 1.3 % for the money coversion from USD into South African Rand.



Cheers,



Rallek
Canon EOS 5D, EOS 10D, Canon 100-400mm f4,5-5,6L IS USM, Can...

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Ankevanwyk
1364 posts
Message posted at 04/26/2007, 03:50:35 AM by Ankevanwyk
Hi Rallek,



you are right, but it is most expensive if you want to transfer your money from the moneybookers to your South African account! Really unfair, but nothing we can do...



Regards,



Anke

Nikon, Nikon, Nikon!

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Rallek
253 posts
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Message edited at 04/26/2007, 05:14:52 AM by Rallek

Originally posted by Ankevanwyk:
Quoted Message: Hi Rallek,



you are right, but it is most expensive if you want to transfer your money from the moneybookers to your South African account!





Hi Anke,



thanks, I didn't know that....doesn't sound good :-(



Cheers,



Rallek
Canon EOS 5D, EOS 10D, Canon 100-400mm f4,5-5,6L IS USM, Can...

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Misspheebie
39 posts
Message edited at 11/20/2013, 07:46:40 AM by Admin
At this rate, it is VERY doubtful that I will ever get a pay out here. As it stands, I don't even think you get whatever money is built up in your earnings balance if you leave the site. I'm just fortunate enough to have found another stock site that does accept my work. Happily, I should see a pay out there after another 2 or 3 downloads.
Olympus E-volt 500, Fujifilm Finepix S5100, Sigma SA-9 (film...

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Gala98
17 posts
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Message posted at 04/29/2007, 03:49:25 AM by Gala98
I'm glad you asked this question - I've been getting a little discouraged by my own slow sales but obviously I'm not alone. Most of my early stuff was more landscape/travel but I've been working really quite hard at the old white background stuff and that's not working either. Maybe I'll have to have yet another look at my keywords and see if that will help.
Canon EOS 350D Canon 18-55mm Canon 75-300mm

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Ankevanwyk
1364 posts
Message posted at 04/29/2007, 07:27:09 AM by Ankevanwyk
It took me 3 months without any EL sale - quite quick, I think. I definitely can't complain.
Nikon, Nikon, Nikon!

Uploaded files:5618 | Total Sales: 27617
Msc1974
19 posts
48
Message posted at 06/04/2007, 18:49:50 PM by Msc1974
Just 3 months with a total of 16 images (only 10 bought)
Apple MacPro 2 x 3GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Apple 30-inch Ci...

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Jonnycwh
52 posts
Message posted at 09/05/2013, 06:19:08 AM by Jonnycwh
I joined in 2005 and i only just now sent a payment request. My first one! I'm excited! I have only been uploading randomly and need to be more proactive! Its only a hobby, i don't intend to pay the bills with it but its fun. Good luck to you all! :)


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Nikon4004
2528 posts
66
Message posted at 09/05/2013, 08:40:58 AM by Nikon4004
Almost 2 years. I had d few uploaded and then got busy with wedding photography and didn't really put a lot of time into stock
NikonD300, D90 , D70 ........ Ricohflex 2 1/2 Nikon 50mm 1....

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Amlanmathur
202 posts
62
Message posted at 09/24/2013, 12:40:29 PM by Amlanmathur
wow, this gives me a lot of hope. So I guess it'll take time and till that time I need to focus on building up my portfolio of shots
Sony NEX 6

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Lauralight
2 posts
Message posted at 10/28/2013, 10:14:01 AM by Lauralight
I consider these sites now just free areas of advertising for myself and a profile I can put on business cards....
I've been doing this on other sites for about 8 years, and have only had 2-3 50 dollar payouts. However its getting my work out there, and I'm going to put my stuff up on this site as well very soon.
Photoshop Artist, Fugipix camera

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Amlanmathur
202 posts
62
Message posted at 10/28/2013, 10:58:30 AM by Amlanmathur
O_O .... and here I am still waiting for my first download :(
Sony NEX 6

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Matthiase
497 posts
70
Message posted at 11/20/2013, 05:27:01 AM by Matthiase - member is an admin
About a year=).
Quite a long time, but i was new to the stockimage market then, i have learned a lot and i work hard now and making more and more money on my portfolio.
Nikon D7000 | Nikkor 18-55 mm F/3.5-5.6 | Nikkor 50 mm F/1...

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Costa007
427 posts
84
Message posted at 11/20/2013, 06:42:41 AM by Costa007 - member is an admin
Four months from the time I started uploading photos. I had the account active 5 months earlier though.
Sharp eyes, opened mind, two cameras, paper, pen, books, mus...

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Dudau
604 posts
76
Message posted at 11/20/2013, 07:49:51 AM by Dudau - member is an admin
Back in the days, it took me almost one year to reach my first payout. Now I make a payment request at least once a week :)
Canon 1D Mk III, Canon 7D, Canon 20mm f2.8, 28mm f1.8, 50m...

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BCritchley
3724 posts
80
Message posted at 11/20/2013, 08:55:23 AM by BCritchley - member is an admin
Same as Dudau, just over a year for first payment. You can't really worry about the money whilst have a new/small portfolio. But regular uploads saw my portfolio grow and popular images rise up through the level system. In the last three months I could have cashed out over 30 times, and I'm still hungry to grow my portfolio and sell at higher levels.
Canon 5D MK III & II, Canon 300mm F/2.8L, Canon L 180mm macr...

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Amlanmathur
202 posts
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Message posted at 12/12/2013, 10:24:34 AM by Amlanmathur
wow, you people are just amazing. I'm having a hard time just getting my images accepted, and I guess with just 21 images dreams of a payout are just that .... dreams
Sony NEX 6

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Wangyun
168 posts
75
Message posted at 01/17/2014, 04:17:37 AM by Wangyun
Beginning to realize the first three months from the first payment, the first four months to achieve the second payment.
D300s 12-24 f4 35 f2 50 1.4 85 1.8 70-200 2.8 D50 18-55

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Pincarel
5 posts
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Message posted at 03/11/2014, 06:37:20 AM by Pincarel
In the beginning it took me about six months to reach my first payout. Now I make a payment request once a month.
Sony Alpha 350, Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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