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Brasilnut

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« on: September 24, 2020, 03:54 »
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"How to earn less than $1 a month on 3,870 images" by a donkey BigStock contributor

Sept 2019, I earned a relatively high $24 on 3,667 images.

Have your sales also collapsed?


« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 04:32 »
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I've seen a falloff but not quite as severe as yours. I'm doing about $8 / day on BigStock, down about 30% vs 2019.

This is with a port of 10,000+ images.

« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 06:34 »
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In the "good times" I used to make $100+/month there, last month it was a whopping $6

(short of 10K images there  I think)

« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 10:13 »
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I don't normally leave a site just because sales are slow (looking at you Canstock and Dreamstime), but I've been planning to leave Bigstock as soon as I get my next payout.  I don't trust the security of my images there because they are owned by Shutterstock. *ptui*

Sales have slowed down so much though, that I may leave without the payout.  It's taking too long, and I imagine Shutterstock looking at Bigstock for their next weird experiments.

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 16:04 »
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I don't normally leave a site just because sales are slow (looking at you Canstock and Dreamstime), but I've been planning to leave Bigstock as soon as I get my next payout.  I don't trust the security of my images there because they are owned by Shutterstock. *ptui*

Sales have slowed down so much though, that I may leave without the payout.  It's taking too long, and I imagine Shutterstock looking at Bigstock for their next weird experiments.

I finally pulled the plug on Bigstock last week and closed my entire account. I was below the payment threshold, and after contacting support a couple of times I got someone helpful who immediately closed my account and scheduled my payment to go out with Octobers payments (I received a payment email from Bigstock to confirm this is the case).

So seems you don't have to wait for a payout if you want to leave.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2021, 09:47 »
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"How to earn less than $1 a month on 3,870 images" by a donkey BigStock contributor

Sept 2019, I earned a relatively high $24 on 3,667 images.

Have your sales also collapsed?

Just having a laugh at myself. Yes I cut BS years ago. When they went from 50c a download (when SS bought the place) to 25c a download. I said "I'm not going to take that! It's an insult." Ha Ha, now BS is miserable, but still pays 25c a download and SS pays dimes? IS pays fractions of cents and flat 15%.

Maybe I should have stuck with BS?  ;D

« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2021, 10:43 »
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Maybe I should have stuck with BS?  ;D

Probably not because 25 cents of zero sales is stil 0$. It's true that SS and iS pay cents but at least you can have big sales. June was actually my BME at SS and iS.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2021, 09:55 »
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Maybe I should have stuck with BS?  ;D

Probably not because 25 cents of zero sales is stil 0$. It's true that SS and iS pay cents but at least you can have big sales. June was actually my BME at SS and iS.

Positively a fact, a better percentage of nothing is still nothing and crappy or zero sales for 25c instead of a dime, is not going to add up to more than many sales for less.



I'm happy that I left BS, DP, 123, and all the rest of the bottom feeders. What I'm missing, for the time I would have spent, isn't important enough to care.

Back to the poll. 33 people gave BS a 0.6 rank, or an average of $3 a month. WOW! I spend that on gasoline driving to the grocery store and back home.


 

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