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

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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!
recently bought Nikon D300 for my wife, will use it a bit....
Posted: 04/26/2007, 01:18:54 AM
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
f2,8L USM, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8L USM, Sigma 28-200mm f3,5-5,6 DL, S...
Posted: 04/26/2007, 02:21:15 AM
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!
Posted: 04/26/2007, 03:50:35 AM
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
f2,8L USM, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8L USM, Sigma 28-200mm f3,5-5,6 DL, S...
Edited: 04/26/2007, 05:14:52 AM
Misspheebie
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)
Edited: 11/20/2013, 07:46:40 AM by Admin
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
Posted: 04/29/2007, 03:49:25 AM
Ankevanwyk
It took me 3 months without any EL sale - quite quick, I think. I definitely can't complain.
Nikon, Nikon, Nikon!
Posted: 04/29/2007, 07:27:09 AM
Msc1974
Just 3 months with a total of 16 images (only 10 bought)
CS4 Extended, Cinema4D 11, Wacom Intuos4. Cameras: Panasonic Lumix D...
Posted: 06/04/2007, 18:49:50 PM
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! :)
Posted: 09/05/2013, 06:19:08 AM
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
2.8, Sigma 24-135. Nikon SB800 SB600 Dell Studio17 Laptop...
Posted: 09/05/2013, 08:40:58 AM
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
Posted: 09/24/2013, 12:40:29 PM
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
Posted: 10/28/2013, 10:14:01 AM
Amlanmathur
O_O .... and here I am still waiting for my first download :(
Sony NEX 6
Posted: 10/28/2013, 10:58:30 AM
Matthiase
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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.
F/1.8 | Tamron 70-300 mm F/4.0-5.6 | Sigma 85 mm F/1.4 | Sigma 105 ...
Posted: 11/20/2013, 05:27:01 AM
Costa007
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Four months from the time I started uploading photos. I had the account active 5 months earlier though.
more...
Posted: 11/20/2013, 06:42:41 AM
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 :)
Dreams
Posted: 11/20/2013, 07:49:51 AM
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.
28-300, Canon L 400mm, Canon L 24-70, 50mm prime f/1.4, 2 x Canon 580...
Posted: 11/20/2013, 08:55:23 AM
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
Posted: 12/12/2013, 10:24:34 AM
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
Posted: 01/17/2014, 04:17:37 AM
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.
Posted: 03/11/2014, 06:37:20 AM
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