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« on: December 29, 2019, 18:48 »
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They are selling our products too cheap. 


« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2019, 23:43 »
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 04:06 »
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They are selling our products too cheap.

In that case don't use them to sell your products and if you have a portfolio with them delete it.


Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 13:05 »
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They are selling our products too cheap.

In that case don't use them to sell your products and if you have a portfolio with them delete it.

There you go again, too easy and correct. No fun... What if I want to belong to some crap agency that has lousy sales, low prices, low commissions and seems slippery besides.

Then what?



« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 13:23 »
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They are selling our products too cheap.

Really?

Shutterstock :
   ID   Earnings    Downloads
   143379691   $0.38   1

Deposit:
FILE ID  FILE NAME DATE  SIZE METHOD EARNED BEFORE TAX TAX WITHHELD NET EARNED
28378823   blablabla.jpg   Dec.20, 2019   -   Subscription Plan   $0.38   $0 (0%)   $0.38

« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 13:23 »
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They are selling our products too cheap.

In that case don't use them to sell your products and if you have a portfolio with them delete it.

There you go again, too easy and correct. No fun... What if I want to belong to some crap agency that has lousy sales, low prices, low commissions and seems slippery besides.

Then what?



That's why I like you, Pete. You always see the bright, fun side of things.  ;D

Happy 2020!!

« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2019, 17:58 »
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They are selling our products too cheap.

Really?

Shutterstock :
   ID   Earnings    Downloads
   143379691   $0.38   1

Deposit:
FILE ID  FILE NAME DATE  SIZE METHOD EARNED BEFORE TAX TAX WITHHELD NET EARNED
28378823   blablabla.jpg   Dec.20, 2019   -   Subscription Plan   $0.38   $0 (0%)   $0.38

The original topic was about prices, not royalties, but even if we compared royalties, I assume you realize the above isn't the whole story, and thus not a reasonable comparison.

I have never supplied DepositPhotos - not ethical in their approach when they first contacted me plus their history as a file sharing site - but if I look at December for SS, my return per download is 98.8 cents $1.01 (and I get 38 cents per sub same as everyone else in the top tier)

Anyone want to share DepositPhotos' RPD for December 2019 (on a decent number of sales)?

(edited after the December books closed at SS to show the final RPD for the month)
« Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 00:23 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2019, 18:25 »
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Ooops, sorry, you are right, I Have read too fast.

Btw RPD isn't the whole story either ;)
Except for very small agencies with few sales that I still support because RPD can reach more than $5.

Algorithms and competition decide nowadays...
« Last Edit: December 30, 2019, 18:30 by DiscreetDuck »

« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2019, 19:22 »
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They are selling our products too cheap.

Really?

Shutterstock :
   ID   Earnings    Downloads
   143379691   $0.38   1

Deposit:
FILE ID  FILE NAME DATE  SIZE METHOD EARNED BEFORE TAX TAX WITHHELD NET EARNED
28378823   blablabla.jpg   Dec.20, 2019   -   Subscription Plan   $0.38   $0 (0%)   $0.38

The original topic was about prices, not royalties, but even if we compared royalties, I assume you realize the above isn't the whole story, and thus not a reasonable comparison.

I have never supplied DepositPhotos - not ethical in their approach when they first contacted me plus their history as a file sharing site - but if I look at December for SS, my return per download is 98.8 cents (and I get 38 cents per sub same as everyone else in the top tier)

Anyone want to share DepositPhotos' RPD for December 2019 (on a decent number of sales)?

134 dl. 28 cents RPD

« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2019, 23:18 »
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"On Demand" photo prices are $49 for 5 photos at Shutterstock and $49 for 10 photos at Depositphotos.  It's 1/2.

PZF

« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2019, 04:05 »
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But DP do special deals from time to time which are MUCH cheaper. Which is why I buy from them when I need an image. And the photog earns something. OK, lots of the BEST images aren't on DP but if I had to pay SS rates, I would have to make do with all my own photos, and the photog would earn nothing.
If I was rich, or ran a big company where top quality really mattered, then yes, much of the best stuff is elsewhere and I would choose another site.
That's the reality of it.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2019, 06:15 »
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134 dl. 28 cents RPD

Looks like you are working too hard for not enough respect or reward.

RPD

Dec SS $1.12

Dec AS $1.50

Dec cleared AL $62.50 - but only one DL

Dead to me sites:
IS Oct .21
DT 0
P5 0

« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2019, 10:29 »
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They are selling our products too cheap.

Really?

Shutterstock :
   ID   Earnings    Downloads
   143379691   $0.38   1

Deposit:
FILE ID  FILE NAME DATE  SIZE METHOD EARNED BEFORE TAX TAX WITHHELD NET EARNED
28378823   blablabla.jpg   Dec.20, 2019   -   Subscription Plan   $0.38   $0 (0%)   $0.38

The original topic was about prices, not royalties, but even if we compared royalties, I assume you realize the above isn't the whole story, and thus not a reasonable comparison.

I have never supplied DepositPhotos - not ethical in their approach when they first contacted me plus their history as a file sharing site - but if I look at December for SS, my return per download is 98.8 cents (and I get 38 cents per sub same as everyone else in the top tier)

Anyone want to share DepositPhotos' RPD for December 2019 (on a decent number of sales)?
its about 30c so less than 1/2 of shutterstock for me. These days only Bigstock is worse and RF123 very similar. Not that I have many sales.

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2019, 10:44 »
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RPD: DepositPhotos vs SS

Yearly average:
SS: 0.77cents/download
DP: 0.39cents/download

Port size (31 Dec):
SS: 10,135 images
DP: 6,381 images

« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2019, 11:32 »
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RPD: DepositPhotos vs SS

Yearly average:
SS: 0.77cents/download
DP: 0.39cents/download

Port size (31 Dec):
SS: 10,135 images
DP: 6,381 images

Yes, their prices are about half what Shutterstock's price.  I deleted all my photos there.  I control my price.

« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2020, 13:08 »
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I earned the unbelieveable amount of 59 Dollars for one picture in december on Deposit!!! (so the buyer must have paid around 166 Dollars for my picture).

I had only a very few sales with less than 3 $ altogether on Deposit before and couldnt believe my eyes when the mail came in telling me I earned 59 Dollars

Made the payout right away and got the money just before christmas  ;D

« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2020, 11:06 »
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DP in 2019:  758 sales,  0.37rpd   :-\

« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2020, 16:55 »
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A lot of spannish people are very happy with freepik, maybe a best place? They do not need RPD there...  :o

« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2020, 22:33 »
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Whether it's RPD, RPI or just revenue, DP is the worst of the platforms I upload to.

After careful consideration, I finally decided to stay for another reason: personal advertisement.

I have noticed, indeed, that several of the buyers I had on DP were major news website from Balkans. Therefore, I am punctually using this as some references to my clients outside of the microstock world. It's indeed slightly less glorious than Alamy thanks to whom I can add references like BBC, Wired or The Independent, but on the local market, it's actually something pretty marketable.

That being said, one day or another, I think this will have to stop.


 

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