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« on: October 28, 2019, 15:58 »
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I have to say I'm feeling quite pleased with Adobe recently.   Yesterday afternoon I took some nice fall color shots, and then uploaded them in the evening.

This morning, when I checked, they hadn't been reviewed yet.  The next time I checked my account, it was around noon to look at my sales.  One of the shots I took yesterday had already sold (for 0.99).   From pixels to pennies in less than 24 hours.  :)


« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 03:45 »
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From pixels to pennies

a catchy slogan for any new agency nowadays.

LOL!

« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 05:59 »
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From pixels to pennies

a catchy slogan for any new agency nowadays.

LOL!

Ah, again pennies. Where disappeared the dollars? lol

« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 09:18 »
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From pixels to pennies

a catchy slogan for any new agency nowadays.

LOL!

Ah, again pennies. Where disappeared the dollars? lol


Over time, of course, those pennies should add up to dollars. At least there still are sales.

« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 09:23 »
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From pixels to pennies

a catchy slogan for any new agency nowadays.

LOL!

Ah, again pennies. Where disappeared the dollars? lol


Over time, of course, those pennies should add up to dollars. At least there still are sales.

It was a joke, I notice recently very good move on up in Adobe, this month to me will be almost as October 2018 which is good achievement.

« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 02:46 »
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I think Adobe Stock is showing great promise, in all the negatives we experiencing in the stock world the agency seems like the bright spark. Contributors are essentially left out, as agencies drive to sign up more clients with cuts being felt by contributors. The biggest winners are agencies and clients with the drive for unlimited subscriptions.

Snow

« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 06:53 »
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Still a low earner for me but at least they sell new images and the free creative cloud subscription is a nice bonus and very much welcomed during these difficult times.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 07:50 by Snow »

« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 06:57 »
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Adobe Stock is crashing and burning.

I've been doing this for years.  I'm in their top 100 contributors.  And my earnings are down around 60-70% from LAST YEAR.  Note that my position in the top 100 is virtually unchanged from the past year, meaning that most other top contributors there must be experiencing the same.

On the other hand, at Shutterstock, my earnings are roughly the same from last year.

« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2019, 08:59 »
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personally is ee a big improvement last three months...once adobe was 10% of ss , last three month is growing and is near already 40% with 30% less file.....tespecially the editorial are making me grow faster, i have a lot of editorial on ss who sold for more than 1k....return per download is higher near a dollar, while ss is falling down on this aspect to 0,55%...i sell three times on ss but earning are falling down there, 95% are subs.
i hope adobe improve like this, so in march april i will see it earning more than ss for sure.

« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 10:02 »
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Adobe Stock is crashing and burning.

I've been doing this for years.  I'm in their top 100 contributors.  And my earnings are down around 60-70% from LAST YEAR.  Note that my position in the top 100 is virtually unchanged from the past year, meaning that most other top contributors there must be experiencing the same.

On the other hand, at Shutterstock, my earnings are roughly the same from last year.

Rank varies from 190 to 800 depending on the time of year (not really changed much, down a little probably), earnings for 2018 up on 2017 and 2019 is a fair bit better than both. Had a best day, week & month ever in the last month or two as well. Happy with the progress AS has made on the whole this year.

If it hadn't been for quiet Jul/Aug it would have been an excellent year but, I'll settle for a very good one. Hopefully this progress will continue into the new year.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 10:09 by HalfFull »

« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2019, 13:32 »
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The closure of Fotolia has impacted a lot of us.

It's obvious that some FT buyers did not transition over to Adobe Stock and our earnings are lower as a result.

I also notice some slight algorithm changes on changes on Adobe Stock and some of my bestsellers have dropped in the rankings.

It's not a dramatic change, but a 20% drop is still pretty noticeable from my peak. Adobe Stock used to outperform Shutterstock fairly easily. Now, they're comparable.

« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2019, 14:11 »
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The closure of Fotolia has impacted a lot of us.

It's obvious that some FT buyers did not transition over to Adobe Stock and our earnings are lower as a result.

I also notice some slight algorithm changes on changes on Adobe Stock and some of my bestsellers have dropped in the rankings.

It's not a dramatic change, but a 20% drop is still pretty noticeable from my peak. Adobe Stock used to outperform Shutterstock fairly easily. Now, they're comparable.

that's quite good..adobe stock not favors old timers and contributors who have lot of file high on ranking due to the fact that they uploaded before than others....they open real competition and new files sells,especially good one....not like ss where everything is already decided...earnong are aa straight line since three years no mater what you upload cause new files don't sell. i wish they change like adobe has done and give all the file a chance to be sold....once ss was ten times fotolia for me now in less than three months adobe has doubled each month and is not half only ss , today adobe has sold 5 times the file and more than 7 times the dollar.
ss search engine is totally biased towards old file and contributors who have a lot of file high on ranking, even if the not upload a lot or work hard. but i'm sure the new quarter will see changes even in ss cause it's clear they are losing market share  quarter after quarter.

« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2019, 03:57 »
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Adobe Stock is crashing and burning.

I've been doing this for years.  I'm in their top 100 contributors.  And my earnings are down around 60-70% from LAST YEAR.  Note that my position in the top 100 is virtually unchanged from the past year, meaning that most other top contributors there must be experiencing the same.

On the other hand, at Shutterstock, my earnings are roughly the same from last year.

same here, top50 2015-2019 and still on the same position but the earning are down between 60-70% from last year and from week to week a little bit more down :/

« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2019, 04:26 »
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Adobe Stock is crashing and burning.

I've been doing this for years.  I'm in their top 100 contributors.  And my earnings are down around 60-70% from LAST YEAR.  Note that my position in the top 100 is virtually unchanged from the past year, meaning that most other top contributors there must be experiencing the same.

On the other hand, at Shutterstock, my earnings are roughly the same from last year.

same here, top50 2015-2019 and still on the same position but the earning are down between 60-70% from last year and from week to week a little bit more down :/

No! Adobe Stock is NOT crashing and burning. I guess you mean your top position in "Lifetime", but your weekly position is dropping. Is that right? This mean just that there are others who sells better this days. If your weekly positions was unchanged and your income decreases this could mean Adobe is "crashing and burning", but I think this is not the case.

« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2019, 05:24 »
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Adobe Stock is crashing and burning.

I've been doing this for years.  I'm in their top 100 contributors.  And my earnings are down around 60-70% from LAST YEAR.  Note that my position in the top 100 is virtually unchanged from the past year, meaning that most other top contributors there must be experiencing the same.

On the other hand, at Shutterstock, my earnings are roughly the same from last year.

same here, top50 2015-2019 and still on the same position but the earning are down between 60-70% from last year and from week to week a little bit more down :/

No! Adobe Stock is NOT crashing and burning. I guess you mean your top position in "Lifetime", but your weekly position is dropping. Is that right? This mean just that there are others who sells better this days. If your weekly positions was unchanged and your income decreases this could mean Adobe is "crashing and burning", but I think this is not the case.
I think there are winners and losers I was a loser but I'm seeing an upturn this month whether its a  flash in the pan or more permanent remains to be seen. I'm not sure anyone has access to show whether as a whole they are growing.

« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2019, 06:48 »
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Adobe Stock is crashing and burning.

I've been doing this for years.  I'm in their top 100 contributors.  And my earnings are down around 60-70% from LAST YEAR.  Note that my position in the top 100 is virtually unchanged from the past year, meaning that most other top contributors there must be experiencing the same.

On the other hand, at Shutterstock, my earnings are roughly the same from last year.

same here, top50 2015-2019 and still on the same position but the earning are down between 60-70% from last year and from week to week a little bit more down :/

No! Adobe Stock is NOT crashing and burning. I guess you mean your top position in "Lifetime", but your weekly position is dropping. Is that right? This mean just that there are others who sells better this days. If your weekly positions was unchanged and your income decreases this could mean Adobe is "crashing and burning", but I think this is not the case.

I think you're right.

My weekly varies from 197 - 800 depending on the time of year. My Lifetime rank moves a lot less but is improving. My earnings vary depending on changes to weekly rank.  Income can vary a lot with little to no change to lifetime rank.

I assumed lifetime looks at how much the contributor has made since being with them so you would stay at position 50 until the person at 51 earns more than you. If the ones above you stop submitting or earning as much, you might have to wait until Someone that is earning more catches up. They maybe at position 100 so takes longer for any change in lifetime Rank to occur.
 
Edit- You can see a drop in income with a small change to weekly rank & that is when everyone is subject to the same thing. Seasonal slowdowns are an example. You could see a drop in earnings after Christmas but weekly rank doesn't change much because everyone is experiencing the same thing.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2019, 06:57 by HalfFull »

« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2019, 12:27 »
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It was better when they show us the Lifetime and Weekly positions on the same page.

« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2019, 12:58 »
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It was better when they show us the Lifetime and Weekly positions on the same page.

Yes, that's a simple thing, also to me there are some other things that could be improved for us.

« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2019, 10:35 »
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Is anyone contributing to the Premier Collection seeing a drop?  As Adobe converts more and more buyers to being Enterprise Clients those high earners not in the the Premier Collection will be squeezed hard by a loss of buyers and more contributors competing for what is left.  Same thing happened at Shutterstock, all buyers are not equal and all contributors are not equal anymore, it is not a level playing field.

Snow

« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2019, 09:51 »
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A $72 custom sale dropped in yesterday which is a first for me. Since I'm completely fed up with SS I've only been uploading to AS lately so I guess that's my bonus :o

Keep it up AS!
« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 09:53 by Snow »

« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2019, 10:05 »
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I am seeing consistent growth with AS and very happy with them.

« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2019, 10:17 »
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yes is growing very fast, this month ahead ss once ss was like 6 times fotolia....sunday had a consecutive 83 download of my food photos in less than a 30 minutes, all 0,36....or some relatives bought them as christmas gift:9, or somebody bought them...maybe some thief who will resell them? anyway. this month the growth is strong...still not selling lot of christmas images , i expected more christmas images selling this winter.


 

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