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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2017, 20:13 »
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However uploading a hundred colour variants of basic images that anyone could modify from the original in 30 seconds is not a sensible strategy and it's only going to lower that baseline estimate for you. It's one of the reasons I've never bothered getting into creating vectors. I can't compete with others without compromising my integrity. If I do colour variants of rasters it's because it would take the buyer enough time and enough knowledge of the software to modify that it is justified but if it is just a simple vector I think you're better off sticking to a black and white version and one, maybe two colour variants... not two dozen. That only results in dividing your sales and ensuring nothing will ever become popular. A handful of popular images can earn more in a year than a thousand other images...

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« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2017, 20:19 »
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I don't mean to be rude, but I had some copycats recreating that image, so no, I won't put a link. (I am not saying it will be you, can be just anyone reading this).

It is nothing special about it though, I think it was just uploaded in the right time (without planning it) and then made it to popular - first or second for some keywords, and it is still there. Now it does not sell so much, but still sells everyday.

And the reason I think others outdo that for sure: this vector never made it to most popular vectors (regardless of keywords).

I am talking about shutterstock BTW.

It is just luck. My bestseller at FT has made bugger all elsewhere whilst others in the same batch have sold well on IS and SS. My bestsellers there have sold little on FT. Before Istock messed up the site and removed the totals I was amazed to find that one image had earned $200 there and had about 400 sales in 6 months when it hadn't even earned $100 everywhere else combined. Timing, as hard as it is to predict is important but getting an image popular seems like pure chance. I've tried to create similar images to some of my popular ones and they've never managed to come remotely close to the originals. It's one of the reasons not being exclusive is so important I think.

« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2017, 20:40 »
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I don't mean to be rude, but I had some copycats recreating that image, so no, I won't put a link. (I am not saying it will be you, can be just anyone reading this).

It is nothing special about it though, I think it was just uploaded in the right time (without planning it) and then made it to popular - first or second for some keywords, and it is still there. Now it does not sell so much, but still sells everyday.

And the reason I think others outdo that for sure: this vector never made it to most popular vectors (regardless of keywords).

I am talking about shutterstock BTW.

It is just luck. My bestseller at FT has made bugger all elsewhere whilst others in the same batch have sold well on IS and SS. My bestsellers there have sold little on FT. Before Istock messed up the site and removed the totals I was amazed to find that one image had earned $200 there and had about 400 sales in 6 months when it hadn't even earned $100 everywhere else combined. Timing, as hard as it is to predict is important but getting an image popular seems like pure chance. I've tried to create similar images to some of my popular ones and they've never managed to come remotely close to the originals. It's one of the reasons not being exclusive is so important I think.

I agree. Different sites, different images that sell.
My best seller on DT is so old and bad that I am ashamed to show it :)). I made it when I discovered the rotate tool in Corel Draw LOL.

« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2017, 08:02 »
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hey all
i want to know how many vector files should i have to make at least $100 per month ?

One is enough. But it has to be a good one.

Is it possible to have a link to that one image that brings you 100/month?

I don't mean to be rude, but I had some copycats recreating that image, so no, I won't put a link. (I am not saying it will be you, can be just anyone reading this).

It is nothing special about it though, I think it was just uploaded in the right time (without planning it) and then made it to popular - first or second for some keywords, and it is still there. Now it does not sell so much, but still sells everyday.

And the reason I think others outdo that for sure: this vector never made it to most popular vectors (regardless of keywords).

I am talking about shutterstock BTW.
You should definitely show the image to the guy who expressed a desire to re-upload other people's work to his portfolio. I mean why not?

« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2017, 13:03 »
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hey all
i want to know how many vector files should i have to make at least $100 per month ?

One is enough. But it has to be a good one.

Is it possible to have a link to that one image that brings you 100/month?

I don't mean to be rude, but I had some copycats recreating that image, so no, I won't put a link. (I am not saying it will be you, can be just anyone reading this).

It is nothing special about it though, I think it was just uploaded in the right time (without planning it) and then made it to popular - first or second for some keywords, and it is still there. Now it does not sell so much, but still sells everyday.

And the reason I think others outdo that for sure: this vector never made it to most popular vectors (regardless of keywords).

I am talking about shutterstock BTW.

I just had a look at your wonderful portfolio on SS, great stuff!.... and I think you might be a bit of a Maru fan.....!? :)

« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2017, 09:36 »
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hey all
i want to know how many vector files should i have to make at least $100 per month ?

One is enough. But it has to be a good one.

Is it possible to have a link to that one image that brings you 100/month?

I don't mean to be rude, but I had some copycats recreating that image, so no, I won't put a link. (I am not saying it will be you, can be just anyone reading this).

It is nothing special about it though, I think it was just uploaded in the right time (without planning it) and then made it to popular - first or second for some keywords, and it is still there. Now it does not sell so much, but still sells everyday.

And the reason I think others outdo that for sure: this vector never made it to most popular vectors (regardless of keywords).

I am talking about shutterstock BTW.

I just had a look at your wonderful portfolio on SS, great stuff!.... and I think you might be a bit of a Maru fan.....!? :)

Thank you so much for your nice words. What is Maru?

OK, I just googled it. It's a cat :). Well I am a fan of all cats I guess.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 10:03 by zsooofija »


 

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