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« on: October 06, 2018, 09:02 »
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Feel free to share your earnings per download. It's one of the Shutterstock stats I track. I'm interested. Divide your lifetime earnings by lifetime downloads. Mine is USD $0.662.

newbielink:https://www.shutterstock.com/g/AnnaSwiderska [nonactive]


« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 09:39 »
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0,696

EDIT: Are video downloads also calculated into Total downloads"? Without videos it's 0,674

Another EDIT: I see you're from Australia. Alamy is posting "Image needs" from Australia all the time. The lates was from 14h ago was "@AlamyContent
#AlamyPicNeeds: Australian A-League soccer #stockphotography". I don't know though, do customers really request all this australian images or do they just want to fill the gap.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 09:45 by Dumc »

« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 10:27 »
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Mine is very similar about $0.67 for photos. If anything trending up which seems contrary to what many are reporting.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 10:30 »
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Mine is 0.79, although I don't know what it tells us?  BTW - very nice travel shots, Anna. You have been around the world I see!

Steve

« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 10:33 »
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Mine is 0.79, although I don't know what it tells us?  BTW - very nice travel shots, Anna. You have been around the world I see!

Steve
Like about 95% of the stats you can get about microstock from the sites I don't think it tells you anything that you could actually do anything with!

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 10:34 »
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Quote from: steheap on Today at 10:30
Mine is 0.79, although I don't know what it tells us?  BTW - very nice travel shots, Anna. You have been around the world I see!

Steve
Like about 95% of the stats you can get about microstock from the sites I don't think it tells you anything that you could actually do anything with!

Yes, but it keeps us amused...

« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 10:57 »
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Quote from: steheap on Today at 10:30
Mine is 0.79, although I don't know what it tells us?  BTW - very nice travel shots, Anna. You have been around the world I see!

Steve
Like about 95% of the stats you can get about microstock from the sites I don't think it tells you anything that you could actually do anything with!

Yes, but it keeps us amused...
It certainly amuses me what conclusions people draw from such limited stats ;-).  I would really like to know which images were viewed using which keywords so I could see demand and which of my ideas/pictures  could actually be improved to increase the chances of a sale.....too much to ask I guess

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 11:06 »
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It certainly amuses me what conclusions people draw from such limited stats ;-).  I would really like to know which images were viewed using which keywords so I could see demand and which of my ideas/pictures  could actually be improved to increase the chances of a sale.....too much to ask I guess

Yes a deep analytics program that could pull that sort of data and provide some trends would be good.

In the meantime, I did become interested in what my numbers looked like for photos and videos. Photos are $0.76, videos $19.80. Now if only I could make my photo number get closer to the video number!

I know what this can be used for - an advertising pitch. "Buy my book and you too can have numbers like me..."

Steve

« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2018, 12:05 »
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One's numbers will also be affected by when they started and how much they sold early on when subs were .20, and OD's and SOD's and EL's hadn't been invented yet.

Minus Video Stats (I have no reference for that).
Here's a brief history of SS royalties.
*disclaimer just a quick look back at my history - not anything official*
2005 Subs .20

2006 Subs .20 
         ODs introduced (3.99)
          ELs introduced $20
          March 30th Subs increased to .25 

2007 Subs .25 
         April 30 Subs increased to .30

2008 Subs .30   
         May 14th Levels introduced
         Subs increased to .25 - .33 - .36 - .38
         ODs increased to current tier level
         Els increased to $28


2009  Subs & OD's - No Change

2010  Subs & OD's - No Change

2011 Subs & OD's - No Change
         SODs introduced ($2.94; $5.70 & $18.00)

2012 Subs & OD's - No Change
         SOD's (Sept got first larger $90 DL)

2013 Subs & OD's - No Change
         Facebook .38 SODs introduced (late January)

2014 Subs & OD's- No Change
          Larger SOds
          June SODs for 125.61; 73.81; 120.00


2015 Subs & OD's - No Change

2016 Subs & OD's - No Change
         EL's change to your level pricing and amounts vary, but most under $28.00

2017 No Change

2018 No Change

** Edit - .71 for me all time

« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 12:08 by PhotoBomb »

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2018, 13:00 »
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$22.89

nobody

« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2018, 13:08 »
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$.79 RPD  based on 47,374 downloads

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2018, 15:24 »
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~ $0.71

« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2018, 16:01 »
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For all time:

   RPI - $2.99
   RPD - 0.71

2018:

    RPI - $1.71
    RPD - 0.70

Oct 2018:

    RPI - 0.51
    RPD - 0.46

« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2018, 16:29 »
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All time RPD: $1.02

« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 17:51 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2018, 00:57 »
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all time : 0.69

« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2018, 01:07 »
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$0.000000000001

« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2018, 04:10 »
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2018, 04:15 »
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0.61

This will largely depend when you started, in 2006 it was only .26c. It is closer to 75c now, so old timers will have their average dragged down by downloads in those early years.

For me, sadly the YTD is the first drop in SS history, 76c 2017 down to 75c 2018 :-(

Hopefully things will improve by then end of the year.

« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2018, 13:25 »
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rpd $ 0.71
rpi $ 6.27

« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2018, 03:13 »
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0.62

nobody

« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2018, 08:59 »
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$0.000000000001

why are you still submitting with such low performance compared to 99% of others that make a lot more?

Have you thought about training or purchasing one of the microstock books to get better?

Also you might consider taking a free art course at a local high school? Most likely you have never taken any art courses in your life thus don't understand composition or contrast like alone 2D or 3D dimensions.  8)
« Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 09:59 by nobody »

« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2018, 10:07 »
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$0.000000000001

why are you still submitting with such low performance compared to 99% of others that make a lot more?

Have you thought about training or purchasing one of the microstock books to get better?

Also you might consider taking a free art course at a local high school? Most likely you have never taken any art courses in your life thus don't understand composition or contrast like alone 2D or 3D dimensions.  8)
  ::)
« Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 10:41 by Pauws99 »

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2018, 16:19 »
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.....
 It certainly amuses me what conclusions people draw from such limited stats ;-).  I would really like to know which images were viewed using which keywords so I could see demand and which of my ideas/pictures  could actually be improved to increase the chances of a sale.....too much to ask I guess



I started some keyword analytics when we had the symbiostock community available and could get the needed data on keywords, uses, views, etc

http://cascoly.com/symbio/symbiostock-keywords.asp

but didnt keep up to date as the sites went quiet

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2018, 17:10 »
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74cents

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2018, 12:36 »
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One's numbers will also be affected by when they started and how much they sold early on when subs were .20, and OD's and SOD's and EL's hadn't been invented yet.

Minus Video Stats (I have no reference for that).
Here's a brief history of SS royalties.
*disclaimer just a quick look back at my history - not anything official*
2005 Subs .20

2006 Subs .20 
         ODs introduced (3.99)
          ELs introduced $20
          March 30th Subs increased to .25 

2007 Subs .25 
         April 30 Subs increased to .30

2008 Subs .30   
         May 14th Levels introduced
         Subs increased to .25 - .33 - .36 - .38
         ODs increased to current tier level
         Els increased to $28


2009  Subs & OD's - No Change

2010  Subs & OD's - No Change

2011 Subs & OD's - No Change
         SODs introduced ($2.94; $5.70 & $18.00)

2012 Subs & OD's - No Change
         SOD's (Sept got first larger $90 DL)

2013 Subs & OD's - No Change
         Facebook .38 SODs introduced (late January)

2014 Subs & OD's- No Change
          Larger SOds
          June SODs for 125.61; 73.81; 120.00


2015 Subs & OD's - No Change

2016 Subs & OD's - No Change
         EL's change to your level pricing and amounts vary, but most under $28.00

2017 No Change

2018 No Change

** Edit - .71 for me all time

That was interesting. I never collected all the changes, but I knew there have been some.

As a hobby Micro shooter, unlike the "professional" which some here actually are...  ;)

.697720475 or .70 RPD

I started in 2007 but honest uploads 2008 (total crapstock!), had files in the hundreds (amazing lack of effort) until 2012 when I added a couple thousand and 2015 a couple thousand more. I'm at 4482 now and upload when I get an idea or the urge. I will say that better images, make more and the junk or filler is still a waste of time.

How's that? Oldest 100, which is pretty much first 100 = .48 lifetime RPD average, Newest 160 2018 .82 but wait a year. What I'm hoping is that I'm smarter and make images that sell better, than the first year when I shot everything I saw.

A particular event, setting, action kind of shot, that I shoot additional a few times a year, $1.52

My Illustrations, my blurred backgrounds, other ideas that I did test sets of say 50-70 works = .50 average (my illustrations are terrible rasters, don't waste time looking) there are others that I just skip now.

Just pointing out that when I find something that earns more, I upload more of that. And when I find some idea that doesn't work, like flowers, my nasty illustrations, insects, isolated food on white, or whatever else, I stop spending time on those. I can say, almost no duck shots.  ;) My stunning, inspired, and brilliant triple cheeseburger concept, 3 sub DLs  ;D




 

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