How long did you have to wait for your first download?

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Xerith
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloads
Posted Sat May 26, 2012 6:50AM

Hi,


So how long did you guys had to wait for your first ever download when you joined istockphoto?


(I only have 3 photos now, so I know I will have a lot longer to wait if I don't start taking more photos but just curious so I won't need to hold my breath... haha)
RyersonClark
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Posted Sat May 26, 2012 6:52AM
About two months for me.
CowlickCreative
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Posted Sat May 26, 2012 7:02AM
Mine happened after about a week. Its completely unpredictable, just keep uploading good content. That's the key.
HeliRy
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Posted Sat May 26, 2012 7:36AM
Ditto on 2 months. Waited 6 months for my 1st payout.
Difydave
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Posted Sat May 26, 2012 8:14AM
About  a month, but that was back in 2005.
Willowpix
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Posted Sat May 26, 2012 8:22AM
Posted By Difydave:
About  a month, but that was back in 2005.


...when months were shorter and men were men, and, uh...


My first was about a week after my first acceptance, but it was a Christmas image a month before Christmas so I got lucky. In any case, that was no indication of much of anything going forward as far as trends or whatever else.
Difydave
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Posted Sat May 26, 2012 9:01AM
Posted By Willowpix:


Posted By Difydave:
About  a month, but that was back in 2005.



...when months were shorter and men were men, and, uh... wink


My first was about a week after my first acceptance, but it was a Christmas image a month before Christmas so I got lucky. In any case, that was no indication of much of anything going forward as far as trends or whatever else.



Aye! Way back when images were still worth something. (20c a DL. I just looked)


I don't remember months being shorter though, they seem to get that way as time goes on rather than the other way round!
Willowpix
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Posted Sat May 26, 2012 10:52AM

Re: "...other way round..."


Ain't THAT the truth!!
karenhermannCLOSED
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Posted Sat May 26, 2012 1:49PM

Five weeks, back in 2008.
landbysea
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Posted Sun May 27, 2012 7:46AM
In '07 the 23 cent royalties came in almost immediately.
kev303
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Posted Mon Jun 4, 2012 8:53AM
It took me ages, my images were rubbish to start with though... and I still covet many other photographer's works
jonathansloane
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Posted Mon Jun 4, 2012 11:29AM
One month. Got 25 cents.
dcdp
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012 6:11AM
A bit less than 1 month after my first upload and I got 92c for Medium DL!
sara_winter
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012 8:13AM
Just less than 3 weeks, a $1.50 medium download. I don't think that image ever got downloaded after that one first time.
SAKhanPhotography
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012 11:50AM
I am so excited to see my first sale after couple of weeks of uploading my images. Its so encouraging as reading other contributors I was not expecting to have any sales before 100th upload and with in one year.
kelvinjay
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012 3:11PM
^ Congrats! That shot of Salford quays is great.
EmilySkeels
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012 12:48PM
It took me nine months from my first upload, but I was incredibly slow to uploading and my images at that time were not my best.
MikeCherim
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012 3:57PM

Posted By Willowpix:
Posted By Difydave:
About  a month, but that was back in 2005.


...when months were shorter and men were men, and, uh... ;)

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Lol, Ted, you slay me sometimes. It was about a month for me.
hereswendy
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012 5:49PM
First download was after about 2 months and then I didnt submit anything for a couple of years I think .... not really sustainable as a business model lol. The only way of getting anything good out of this is to keep uploading good quality images!
CraigNeilMcCausland
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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2012 3:08PM
Five weeks. I made 23 cents and thought I was going to be a milionaire!!!
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