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« on: July 15, 2017, 05:38 »
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hello, i work with fotolia and i focus on food photography only i am new here
and i have a question and i need actual success stories
and an actual statistic based upon experience about how many downloads
do a photo get after one month or one year ?
for approved high quality high resolution content.
for example do you have photos that got downloaded at least a thousand times?
so thousand photos multiple by a thousand
download that's a million not very bad there mralihaider
thank you and good bye now.


SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 06:07 »
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Top seller on Photodune (just because they have sales figures) makes 250 sales a year. As they're pretty low down the list compared to the big sellers, I guess 1000 a year isn't outside the realms of possibility. Obvioulsy depends heavily on quality and commercial viability.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 06:15 by SpaceStockFootage »

« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 06:08 »
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There is no rule.
Some photos can sale 0 time and some other an infinite number of times Other something in the middle (but probably closer to 0 that to ∞)

Quality is important, obviously.
But today microstock is a lottery

« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 06:33 »
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hello, i work with fotolia and i focus on food photography only i am new here
and i have a question and i need actual success stories
and an actual statistic based upon experience about how many downloads
do a photo get after one month or one year ?
for approved high quality high resolution content.
for example do you have photos that got downloaded at least a thousand times?
so thousand photos multiple by a thousand
download that's a million not very bad there mralihaider
thank you and good bye now.

It is extremely unlikely and pretty much against the laws of nature that all of a thousand uploaded photos will perform equally well.  Perhaps about 15-20% will account for the majority of downloads. So, if you have several that are downloaded thousand times per, let's say, a year, about a hundred will be downloaded hundreds times, and the rest will be tens or less.

« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 06:54 »
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hello, i work with fotolia and i focus on food photography only i am new here
and i have a question and i need actual success stories
and an actual statistic based upon experience about how many downloads
do a photo get after one month or one year ?
for approved high quality high resolution content.
for example do you have photos that got downloaded at least a thousand times?
so thousand photos multiple by a thousand
download that's a million not very bad there mralihaider
thank you and good bye now.

It is extremely unlikely and pretty much against the laws of nature that all of a thousand uploaded photos will perform equally well.  Perhaps about 15-20% will account for the majority of downloads. So, if you have several that are downloaded thousand times per, let's say, a year, about a hundred will be downloaded hundreds times, and the rest will be tens or less.
Indeed Pareto tells us 80% of downloads will come from 20% of a port.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 06:59 »
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Return per Image (RPI) varies considerably but should be at least $1/RPI/YEAR as a minimum unless you're taking snapshots

« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 07:10 »
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Top seller on Photodune (just because they have sales figures) makes 250 sales a year. As they're pretty low down the list compared to the big sellers, I guess 1000 a year isn't outside the realms of possibility. Obvioulsy depends heavily on quality and commercial viability.
I reckon 20 times that is not out of reach on SS but those images are the cream of the cream and only a small %age of even the top contributors.

« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 07:34 »
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You'll find out what sells and doesn't after a while.  That's part of the 'fun'.

« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 07:38 »
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You'll find out what sells and doesn't after a while.  That's part of the 'fun'.
Yep I have lots of fun finding what doesn't sell. I'm sure when I find what does it will be even better  ;D.


 

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