Our Review: 

May 5 2008, Lucky Oliver has closed.

This review has now become an historical reference... (the 7/10 ratings has been removed) so that the site no longer appears in our top 10 (it was position 9) it's a pity to see it go. It was a nice looking site, and the first of the credible sites that I have seen fail.


Lucky Oliver has been around for quite a while now, gradually building up a customer and photographer base. Everyone's first impression of the site is 'Hmmm this is Different'  personally I like the circus/carnival theme and it's a really cleanly set navigation, just remember that as a photographer you are a 'Carny'  one of the 'carnival employees' and you will soon get the jist of the other vocabulary..... And yes that's right, you become a Fire Eater when you have uploaded 500 images, then a Sword Swallower at 2500, cool.

Olivers images are a little cheaper than the other big sites, which is probably good news for you as a photographer, if anyone actually purchased them (that's the problem!)... Once you have accrued enough downloads your images are also displayed in the side show where they cost 3x as much as they do normally - you get 3X commission.

You can also set your own buyout price to sell an image exclusively, you earn %50 of that price. 

Currently earnings from the site are low, and I recommend you upload to one of the more popular microsock sites

Site Details
Real US$ Cost of 1 Standard Image: 
2.85 (compare prices)
Referral Scheme: 
CLOSED $1 for a photographer or $5 for a buyer, pretty miserly is the "LuckyOliver Affiliate Family (LOAF)" I really wouldn't bust a gut to recommend this one to anyone. (compare rates)
Cost of a standard image (1600x1200) 2MP approx: 
3 Credits
Royalty Rate: 
CLOSED 50% - significantly better than some sites iCouldmention (compare)
Cost of 1 Credit (basic): 
$ 0.95
Site Statistics
Approx. size of photo collection (0 = no current estimate): 
600,000 Images (compare)
Alexa Traffic Rank: 
29025 (a measure of the site popularity, lower number is better)
Alexa 3 Month Change: 
0% (measurement of the increase of site popularity compared with three months ago, negative is a decrease)
2006 - 2008 (closed)
Overall Rating: 
Site Closed / Not Recommended

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