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« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2024, 01:08 »
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My weekly ranking is typically between high 9000s to high 12000s. At current it is right on 11000. I've 826 photos, 212 illustrations and 2054 videos.

I still get a good number of photo downloads considering the small port size and I don't have any AI contents.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2024, 01:11 by Pacesetter »


« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2024, 02:27 »
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more downloads, more money

when i reached pos 250 very briefly over the holidays i was earning a lot more and had over 100 sales a day.

then i dropped back down because i did not have enough content for january

my port is still very small, so i have drastic swings. with more content and more diversification there will hopefully be a more stable and higher weekly rank.

the rank also helps to see how overall downloads are doing. sometimes i move up although sales volume goes diown. then i know it is an overall drop.

a better factor would be a sales to port size indicator. that would give me visually the efficiency of my port.

« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2024, 05:46 »
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It is obvious why Adobe only indicates the number of downloads with the ranking.
Otherwise with several data points as user rankings, you could use a statistical approach to scale up how much revenue the first rankings generate. The statistical distribution is probably similar to Benford's law.

But yeah Adobe could easily integrate more useful user statistics for the own port like earning per download, earning per image, share of sold images, best selling categories, etc.
Would be a favor for every contributor.

« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2024, 11:42 »
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Down to 1,250th today.  I want to consistently go above 1,000th.  That's my goal this year.
If there are 100,000 contributors, 1,000th is top 1% elite.  Not bad.  I'm usually the bottom 99% in anything else.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2024, 11:47 by blvdone »

« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2024, 13:51 »
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I think if adobe gave better stats tools, it would help people to analyse their own ports much better. especially now that people can grow huge ports faster with ai.

a simple sales to port size, both as a total but also as an important weekly metric would help many people refocus.

also stats on acceptance/declines would certainly help.

what i like about the adobe system is that it is very dynamic. although my port is small it can move up very, very fast if my content is right for the season.

and of course it then crashes quickly if the time is over.

but if you focus on what is needed even a newbie account actually has a chance.

MZP

« Reply #30 on: February 29, 2024, 14:59 »
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197 downloads = position 1,250 (blvdone)
112 downloads = position 2,560 (me)

So 85 downloads less puts me 1,310 positions lower

« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2024, 15:25 »
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197 downloads = position 1,250 (blvdone)
112 downloads = position 2,560 (me)

So 85 downloads less puts me 1,310 positions lower
May I ask how many files you got?

MZP

« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2024, 15:33 »
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May I ask how many files you got?
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Just shy of 19,900

« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2024, 15:41 »
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May I ask how many files you got?

Just shy of 19,900
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That's a lot. Is that together with videos?

« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2024, 15:59 »
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197 downloads = position 1,250 (blvdone)
112 downloads = position 2,560 (me)

So 85 downloads less puts me 1,310 positions lower

Actually totally makes sense.  Its nearly half the downloads.

MZP

« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2024, 03:24 »
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That's a lot. Is that together with videos?

About 200 videos and about 300 vectors. The rest are images (both AI and non-AI)

« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2024, 03:31 »
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I think if adobe gave better stats tools, it would help people to analyse their own ports much better. especially now that people can grow huge ports faster with ai.

a simple sales to port size, both as a total but also as an important weekly metric would help many people refocus.

also stats on acceptance/declines would certainly help.

what i like about the adobe system is that it is very dynamic. although my port is small it can move up very, very fast if my content is right for the season.

and of course it then crashes quickly if the time is over.

but if you focus on what is needed even a newbie account actually has a chance.

Absolute agreement.
I wonder why Adobe doesn't integrate such statistics and provide a guideline on how you would analyze them in order to build a profitable portfolio.
I mean you could even give out an image ranking for a search prompt with keywords, which potentially a user would use.

The model taken from fotolia is simply outdated and dates back to the 2010s or even earlier when there wasn't so much content back. Agencies would just want enough contributors submitting stuff.
Now, after 20 years of experience in the industry, you could actually start to slowly change the submit flow and make things easier for contributors as compensation for lower commissions.

@blvdone
Nice! Have found your pond portfolio. I like the time lapses. Looks like from a professional television documentary.

« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2024, 04:30 »
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That's a lot. Is that together with videos?

About 200 videos and about 300 vectors. The rest are images (both AI and non-AI)

I don't make that much. Have around 2500 images and 500 videos. Downloads are very little.

« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2024, 09:59 »
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This is for today Friday

It is probably best to look at Sunday evening stats

« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2024, 10:18 »
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I'm down further.  I'm panicked!!

« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2024, 10:27 »
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Honestly, this ranking is useless, just focus on something else.

« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2024, 11:11 »
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At the moment I keep bouncing between 3100 and 5200. 4000 files.

Hope to move further up again soon, this is frustrating. But for a port this size it is probably ok.

I hate to ask, because someone will think the rank numbers actually matter.

But, why do you hope to move further up? Rank means nothing, except for your own personal information, how you are doing, compared to others. If you are making money, and happy with what you do and earn, it doesn't matter what some irrelevant number says.

My rank goes up during the holiday season, down in January, back up in April. My earnings, as in money that goes into the bank, is all that counts.

Rank is apparently, number of downloads, not earnings.

Because it makes you FEEL good. To know you had more downloads than an invisible unnamed bunch of people.

Just like - who really cares if a facebook post you make has "1" like, vs "100 likes", vs "1000 likes". For all you know, facebook could be inflating those numbers (and - they actually have used fb users as an "experiment" to see if they could manipulate half a million people's emotions without their consent, just by what they showed them. Apparently the experiment was successful). But it makes you FEEL good if "1000 people liked your post" as opposed to "1" person... :P

« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2024, 15:37 »
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Progressed from weekly position of 11,000 to 10,700 with 14 further sales. Not great but RPD is better and above average. I knew early on when I started MS in 2019 I was not going to be able to achieve high volume like the above contributors, so pivoted focus to video - my recommendation for any beginner in stock with no or little collection of photos or specialized niche in demand as there more earning potential with overall fewer files.   

« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2024, 07:03 »
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Down 100 spots since Monday.  I feel depressed now.  But nobody here ranked higher than me in photos?  My main thing is stock videos.  I thought most here were doing better than me in stock photos.  I don't sell videos on Adobe Stock because I'm Pond5 Exclusive only for videos.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2024, 07:05 by blvdone »

« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2024, 09:01 »
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@superphoto

I am interested in the weekly rank data because i want to rebuild my full time stock income. Not just from Adobe of course.

Seeing where other people stand during the same week is very helpful to get an understanding how many more files i will probably need to get where I want to be for Adobe.

My goal is to reach a reliable 300 dollars or more per week from Adobe.

And looking at the data, it looks doable and I wont need 50 000 files.

I obviously still have to upload a lot more, I only have 4000 files.

And to diversify from seasonal content.

msg not taking my screen shots so

today

115 downloads, 87,46, 4000

currently 4017 files
« Last Edit: March 02, 2024, 09:12 by cobalt »

« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2024, 09:14 »
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Progressed from weekly position of 11,000 to 10,700 with 14 further sales. Not great but RPD is better and above average. I knew early on when I started MS in 2019 I was not going to be able to achieve high volume like the above contributors, so pivoted focus to video - my recommendation for any beginner in stock with no or little collection of photos or specialized niche in demand as there more earning potential with overall fewer files.

That is a very good return for only 45 sales. Video is apparently really worth it. Much better average than photos.

Congratulations.

« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2024, 10:37 »
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Down 100 spots since Monday.  I feel depressed now.  But nobody here ranked higher than me in photos?  My main thing is stock videos.  I thought most here were doing better than me in stock photos.  I don't sell videos on Adobe Stock because I'm Pond5 Exclusive only for videos.

Rank 1080 here.


I think most of the contributors with ranks between 0-500 are probably not individual contributors anyways, but mass production companies with employees like Africa Studio and you will not find them posting here.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2024, 10:42 by Her Ugliness »

« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2024, 11:42 »
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Down 100 spots since Monday.  I feel depressed now.  But nobody here ranked higher than me in photos?  My main thing is stock videos.  I thought most here were doing better than me in stock photos.  I don't sell videos on Adobe Stock because I'm Pond5 Exclusive only for videos.

Rank 1080 here.


I think most of the contributors with ranks between 0-500 are probably not individual contributors anyways, but mass production companies with employees like Africa Studio and you will not find them posting here.

Nice to see somebody higher than me!!  I disagree with you on mass production companies theory.  I think most in top 500 are individuals.  Probably half the top 50 may be production companies.

« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2024, 13:30 »
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In my season I made it into the top 500, which meant over 100 dl a day on weekdays.

So I think the top 500 are doable for a single artist all year round with the right content and enough content. probably 30k+ files.

top 50 or maybe 100 for the studios and production companies.

bpawesome

  • 3D artist & Full Stack Developer

« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2024, 00:12 »
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This thread is really surprising to me...

First, because lots of people are sharing their earning stats and portfolio size all of a sudden, that is unexpected...
Second, it sheds some light on how the rank is calculated (downloads + earnings).

And, I expected that top 1k ranks would earn much more, which is somewhat discouraging...  :-\
I guess top 100 is where the real money is...


 

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