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Agency Based Discussion => DepositPhotos => Topic started by: Stephan on June 19, 2018, 03:06

Title: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Stephan on June 19, 2018, 03:06
Is here anyone that has the same portfolio on Shutterstock and Deposit photos?

How do you compare sales? And how much do you get per sale at Deposit?

I upload to Shutterstock and I am thinking to start uploading to Depositphotos.


Thanks!
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Pauws99 on June 19, 2018, 03:40
About 10% of what I get on SS
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Noedelhap on June 19, 2018, 07:14
Plus DepositPhotos is a shady agency with questionable ethics.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Sebastian Radu on June 19, 2018, 07:29
Yep, I closed my account in 2016 do to they "extraordinary news"......
Absolutely no regrets !!!! 
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: trek on June 19, 2018, 07:40
My return per download at DP is 46% of my return per download at SS.  I stopped uploading to DP...
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Sammy the Cat on June 19, 2018, 11:33
About 10% of what I get on SS

As much as that! WOW! :D
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Pauws99 on June 19, 2018, 12:03
About 10% of what I get on SS

As much as that! WOW! :D
actually a little more....surprising trending down though
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: derek on June 19, 2018, 12:23
Plus DepositPhotos is a shady agency with questionable ethics.

Nope not anymore, that was ages back. Nothing wrong with them now. They sell well at times but not comparing to SS.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Fairplay on June 19, 2018, 16:24
Plus DepositPhotos is a shady agency with questionable ethics.

Nope not anymore, that was ages back. Nothing wrong with them now. They sell well at times but not comparing to SS.

What makes you so sure? I don't trust them at all and I don't upload there anymore!
But for example On demand XL sale paying Silver contributor just $0,32!? What the f**k is this?
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on June 20, 2018, 00:31
I don't think I've had a sale yet at DP in over two years. At SS I get about $200 a month.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Pauws99 on June 20, 2018, 01:02
I don't think I've had a sale yet at DP in over two years. At SS I get about $200 a month.
Goes to show different agencies can work so differently for different people......sometimes you just have to stick a toe in the water.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on June 20, 2018, 04:36
Wait sorry... just seen the thread is regarding photos. I was on about video. And to be fair, they are called deposit 'photo's!
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: trjiii1 on June 20, 2018, 13:05
About the same portfolio and DP does about 5% of what my SS sells per month.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: trjiii1 on June 20, 2018, 13:08
About the same portfolio and DP does about 5% of what my SS sells per month. I would say I'm happy with the dollar amount when I do get sales but they come in much less frequently.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Josephine on June 20, 2018, 14:04
I am doing illustrations only. DP is a shooting star for me since half a year. Itīs up to 70 percent of SS.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: izzikiorage on January 11, 2019, 23:52
Heard a lot of issues with DP in the past, dollar clubs, crazy low prices and royalties. Ha s it is become a better place to be now?

Its still owned by shutterstock right?
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Sammy the Cat on January 12, 2019, 01:59
Heard a lot of issues with DP in the past, dollar clubs, crazy low prices and royalties. Ha s it is become a better place to be now?

Its still owned by shutterstock right?

Shutterstock don't own Depositphotos

Dollar photo club was owned by Fotolia
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: photok on January 12, 2019, 02:26
Heard a lot of issues with DP in the past, dollar clubs, crazy low prices and royalties. Ha s it is become a better place to be now?
I keep uploading just because it's very easy there. Sales are basically flat for last years, DP makes 2,5% of what I get from SS.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Not Today on January 12, 2019, 04:58
Heard a lot of issues with DP in the past, dollar clubs, crazy low prices and royalties. Ha s it is become a better place to be now?

Its still owned by shutterstock right?

Shutterstock don't own Depositphotos

Dollar photo club was owned by Fotolia

Is DP DepositPhotos the same as DPC Dollar Photo Club? Really confused.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Sammy the Cat on January 12, 2019, 05:54



DPC or Dollar photo club was owned by Fotolia

DP is Depositphotos a different company
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: photok on January 12, 2019, 06:46
Is DP DepositPhotos the same as DPC Dollar Photo Club? Really confused.
Dollar Photo Club doesn't exist anymore btw.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Not Today on January 12, 2019, 09:06
Thanks, yes that's what I thought, was trying to understand how Dollar Photo Club came into this discussion  ;D Thou they might have been related.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: ottoc on January 12, 2019, 11:42
 to compare to SS, there's a chance DP will not give your earnings,
Here my experience
http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/depositphotos-is-it-the-devil/msg525133/#msg525133 (http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/depositphotos-is-it-the-devil/msg525133/#msg525133)
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: mj007 on January 12, 2019, 13:04
I get sells daily on DP....But Shutterstock for me sells 15 times the amount that DP sells for me.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: tupungato on January 22, 2019, 04:33
5-6% of SS revenue.
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: tonobalaguer on January 28, 2019, 13:14
10% of SS here
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: BalkanskiMacak on January 29, 2019, 08:14
For 2018: DP represented 2% of what I made on SS, and the RPI was 4% of what I made on SS.

I'm still wondering why I'm keeping DP actually... If you want to expand, I would definitely advice you to try most of the other agencies before DP (apart maybe from CanStock and 123RF)
Title: Re: Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
Post by: Not Today on January 29, 2019, 08:25
10% of SS here

Same here, about 10% of SS over 2018 for photo sales. Videos don't sell.