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« on: June 23, 2022, 08:38 »
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Hi guys.

So, for once, I'm not going to complain (that much). I was slowly starting to work on my June report, and I noticed my numbers on AS significantly improved. I started to make some year to date comparison, and I realized it's something pretty recent, as the first part of the year was pretty disappointing. RPD is still lower, but not that much compared to the first part of the year.

I wanted to know if I was the only one to experience such changes (and, if there are some guys from AS passing by, if they can tell us something about some recent news that could have impacted sales that well).




« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 08:48 »
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same, i love AS.  :D
with SS i would need 5-10 times more dls to earn the same. so, no more uploads to SS. Is just too crazy.
i love to support AS, with my uploads or a few free images for them. whatever AS wants, they can have it from me. :)

« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 09:12 »
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It's not like that with me. Everything is quite normal. The RPD for images is for me in the period of a year at $1.17. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. But I don't have such significant increases in downloads as you do.

« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 09:29 »
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It's not like that with me. Everything is quite normal. The RPD for images is for me in the period of a year at $1.17. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. But I don't have such significant increases in downloads as you do.

I can see a few good weeks here and there, but the earnings total is about the same.
But I can clearly see a step up in downloads in 2022 (magenta line on the graph).

This explains why my RPD dropped from $1.62 during the second half of 2021, to $1.30 this year.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2022, 09:56 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 10:11 »
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Adobe is poor for me this month, as it was last June too. I'm doing much better on SS despite a weaker RPD.

« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2022, 11:11 »
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Hi guys.

So, for once, I'm not going to complain (that much). I was slowly starting to work on my June report, and I noticed my numbers on AS significantly improved. I started to make some year to date comparison, and I realized it's something pretty recent, as the first part of the year was pretty disappointing. RPD is still lower, but not that much compared to the first part of the year.

I wanted to know if I was the only one to experience such changes (and, if there are some guys from AS passing by, if they can tell us something about some recent news that could have impacted sales that well).

I could have agreed untill this month, since they started with this give us your worknsonwe can give it away for free my sells went to aero.

« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2022, 11:20 »
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No improvement here. June is a particularly bad month compared to the rest of the year so far. And compared to June last year I have an 60% increase in sales, but no significant increase in earnings.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2022, 11:27 by Firn »

« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2022, 11:58 »
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Hi guys.

So, for once, I'm not going to complain (that much). I was slowly starting to work on my June report, and I noticed my numbers on AS significantly improved. I started to make some year to date comparison, and I realized it's something pretty recent, as the first part of the year was pretty disappointing. RPD is still lower, but not that much compared to the first part of the year.

I wanted to know if I was the only one to experience such changes (and, if there are some guys from AS passing by, if they can tell us something about some recent news that could have impacted sales that well).

Similar thoughts here too! I'm also very pleased with the development of Adobe over the last year, with almost every month being better than the last. I also started from scratch with Getty and Shutterstock last summer. One observation I have made is that with adobe it takes time for a new image to sell, whereas with Getty or Shutterstock an approved image can sell immediately. It also makes you wonder how the images can sell so differently in these three major sites. On one site, an image may sell once, while on another it may sell hundreds of times. Anyway, what I'm particularly happy about is that RPD has also increased on all sites in the last three months.  :D

« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2022, 12:35 »
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Even though I like Adobe, I have to say I almost always make more on SS (despite the super low RPD), both number of downloads and actual income is higher, and there may be only one, maybe two months in a year when this is not so. I have noticed many people are experiencing the exact opposite, and that brings up the question: is  there some type of content or artisitc approach which is generally doing better on Adobe Stock? Obviously I am asking in order to improve my stats on Adobe and keep moving forward.

« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2022, 12:42 »
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RPD at Adobe is slipping for me but, and it is a big but, the volume of sales is improving greatly. So far over 10k dls this year compared 6.8k for the same period last year. Net take is up just over 18% compared to the same period last year.

I hope we don't see as big a drop in terms of $/RPD but as long as I keep earning more each year then they must be doing something right.

« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2022, 13:12 »
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It's not like that with me. Everything is quite normal. The RPD for images is for me in the period of a year at $1.17. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. But I don't have such significant increases in downloads as you do.

I can see a few good weeks here and there, but the earnings total is about the same.
But I can clearly see a step up in downloads in 2022 (magenta line on the graph).

This explains why my RPD dropped from $1.62 during the second half of 2021, to $1.30 this year.

Does your RPD include your video sales?

However, I know that my numbers are not as statistically significant as yours. Because you have, although you have zero talent, sold approximately twice as much compared to me.

Anyway, I'm satisfied with AS. And it's currently the only agency I can say that about.

« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2022, 13:16 »
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RPD at Adobe is slipping for me but, and it is a big but, the volume of sales is improving greatly. So far over 10k dls this year compared 6.8k for the same period last year. Net take is up just over 18% compared to the same period last year.

I hope we don't see as big a drop in terms of $/RPD but as long as I keep earning more each year then they must be doing something right.

Wow, those are good numbers! Congratulations!

If you don't mind me asking, how big is your AS portfolio?

« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2022, 13:51 »
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It's not like that with me. Everything is quite normal. The RPD for images is for me in the period of a year at $1.17. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. But I don't have such significant increases in downloads as you do.

I can see a few good weeks here and there, but the earnings total is about the same.
But I can clearly see a step up in downloads in 2022 (magenta line on the graph).

This explains why my RPD dropped from $1.62 during the second half of 2021, to $1.30 this year.

Does your RPD include your video sales?

However, I know that my numbers are not as statistically significant as yours. Because you have, although you have zero talent, sold approximately twice as much compared to me.

Anyway, I'm satisfied with AS. And it's currently the only agency I can say that about.

Yes, it does. Most likely this is why my RPD dropped. Let's remember that video earnings were significantly slashed lately, hence the RPD hit.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2022, 14:18 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2022, 14:32 »
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RPD is irrelevant -- i'd rather have a low RPD for a site earning $100/mo than a high RPD that generates $10/mo.  actual income is what matters.

for me, SS still outperforms AS by 2-3x every month (and canva now rivals SS most months with their su bscription distirubtion payments)

« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2022, 14:35 »
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for me it's quite a shity stats for video... number of sales slowly rise because of the photos I also upload, but the income is dropping (15k+ video, 2k+ photos)

« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2022, 15:40 »
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RPD is irrelevant -- i'd rather have a low RPD for a site earning $100/mo than a high RPD that generates $10/mo.  actual income is what matters.

for me, SS still outperforms AS by 2-3x every month (and canva now rivals SS most months with their su bscription distirubtion payments)

Sorry, I have to disagree. It does play a big role if you have significantly more downloads at one agency than at another - but the significantly more downloads only bring in a fifth of the revenue. Because at the agency with the significantly more downloads and the significantly lower revenue, money is earned at my expense, which arrives at the agency, but not at me.

If one agency manages to keep the RPD of the contributors at the same level for many years, and at the same time another agency argues that the revenue for the contributors has to be reduced in order to "survive in a competitive market", then something is wrong, isn't it?

AS shows that it works without any losses for the contributors. That should be commended for once.

I also once had such an agency, where significantly more came in than with AS. Today, this agency is no longer even a shadow of its former self.

« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2022, 16:02 »
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I look to have bottomed out Q2 of 2021 and slowly climbing back up.

SVH

« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2022, 16:18 »
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I wanted to know if I was the only one to experience such changes (and, if there are some guys from AS passing by, if they can tell us something about some recent news that could have impacted sales that well).
I think my downloads went to your account because I'm getting almost nothing. I have better luck at SS and Istock then with Adobe the last few months. Probably because I haven't had time to upload, upload, upload. And Adobe may just punish people who don't feed the beast. So I'll send you my paypal account to even things up a bit :)

« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2022, 17:48 »
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RPD at Adobe is slipping for me but, and it is a big but, the volume of sales is improving greatly. So far over 10k dls this year compared 6.8k for the same period last year. Net take is up just over 18% compared to the same period last year.

I hope we don't see as big a drop in terms of $/RPD but as long as I keep earning more each year then they must be doing something right.

Wow, those are good numbers! Congratulations!

If you don't mind me asking, how big is your AS portfolio?

Cheers approx 19k

« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2022, 19:50 »
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This thread convinced me to look at my numbers over the last year. Like Zero Talent, my downloads are up, but my RPD is down. I was happier before I knew this

« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2022, 21:04 »
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RPD at Adobe is slipping for me but, and it is a big but, the volume of sales is improving greatly. So far over 10k dls this year compared 6.8k for the same period last year. Net take is up just over 18% compared to the same period last year.

I hope we don't see as big a drop in terms of $/RPD but as long as I keep earning more each year then they must be doing something right.

Wow, those are good numbers! Congratulations!

If you don't mind me asking, how big is your AS portfolio?

Cheers approx 19k

Thought I knew that .name somewhere. His / her real name is TripleFull cleverly and clandestinely disguised as HalfFull.

« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2022, 22:29 »
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Compared to same period from last year my downloads and earnings went up for about the same, 30%, while my RPD went from o,97 to 0,89.

I prefer more earnings than higher RPD though.

« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2022, 03:09 »
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RPD at Adobe is slipping for me but, and it is a big but, the volume of sales is improving greatly. So far over 10k dls this year compared 6.8k for the same period last year. Net take is up just over 18% compared to the same period last year.

I hope we don't see as big a drop in terms of $/RPD but as long as I keep earning more each year then they must be doing something right.

Wow, those are good numbers! Congratulations!

If you don't mind me asking, how big is your AS portfolio?

Cheers approx 19k

Thought I knew that .name somewhere. His / her real name is TripleFull cleverly and clandestinely disguised as HalfFull.

...TripleFull...
You're right - that would fit better.

« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2022, 03:32 »
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RPD at Adobe is slipping for me but, and it is a big but, the volume of sales is improving greatly. So far over 10k dls this year compared 6.8k for the same period last year. Net take is up just over 18% compared to the same period last year.

I hope we don't see as big a drop in terms of $/RPD but as long as I keep earning more each year then they must be doing something right.

Wow, those are good numbers! Congratulations!

If you don't mind me asking, how big is your AS portfolio?

Cheers approx 19k

Your numbers indicate that you will sell as many images at AS this year as you have images in your portfolio.
I don't think there are many contributors with large portfolios who can achieve that. Respect! Your images must be good!

« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2022, 04:32 »
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RPD is irrelevant -- i'd rather have a low RPD for a site earning $100/mo than a high RPD that generates $10/mo.  actual income is what matters.

for me, SS still outperforms AS by 2-3x every month (and canva now rivals SS most months with their su bscription distirubtion payments)

Sorry, I have to disagree. It does play a big role if you have significantly more downloads at one agency than at another - but the significantly more downloads only bring in a fifth of the revenue. Because at the agency with the significantly more downloads and the significantly lower revenue, money is earned at my expense, which arrives at the agency, but not at me.....

we agree because you're shifting the goalposts now to include # of DL which is not part of RPD,  RPD alone tells you nothing  - it's the actual income that matters - it can come from either high RPD & few DL or low RPD and many DL - therefore RPD is irrelevant as a measure


 

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