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Stephan:
Which sites are worth uploading for photos? That they have a decent amount of sales?

I have a good amount of sales with 6000 portfolio at:

- SS
- Adobe
- iStock

Some at:

- Depositphotos

obj owl:
Given that you are on iStock it looks like you are already scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Stephan:
Well, my average revenue on iStock for photos is 0,4$ per image. Shutterstock are mostly 0,38$

obj owl:
Well, if you want a decent return per image there may be somewhere else, but you asked for a decent amount of sales and after iStock there is no where.  That was the gist of my previous reply, but I couldn't resist a dig at iStock while I was at it.

Why did you not just bump the thread where you asked the same question?

BalkanskiMacak:
So, based on my experience, here are a few numbers and rankings in terms of performance:

total revenue
1. SS
2. IS
3. Alamy
4. BS
5. DT
6. AS
7. 123RF
8. DP
(SS, IS and Alamy represent cca 88% of the revenue)

2019 revenue
1. SS
2. IS
3. Alamy
4. BS
5. DT
6. AS
7. DP
8. 123RF
(SS, IS and Alamy represent cca 85% of the revenue)

total RPI
1. IS
2. SS
3. Alamy
4. AS
5. BS
6. DT
7. 123RF
8. DP
(there's only a $0,017 difference between SS and IS RPI)

2019 RPI
1. SS
2. IS
3. Alamy
4. AS
5. BS
6. DT
7. DP
8. 123RF
(there's only a $0,002 difference between SS and IS RPI, there's only a $0,001 difference between DT and DP RPI)

I'm mainly in editorial (cca 2/3 of my portfolio).

To summarize, both in terms of revenue and RPI, SS and IS are leading, being slowly competed by Alamy, even though there's still some gap between them.

In terms of middle tier, AS is giving me some great hopes, BS is getting ok as a complement to the main platforms, while DT is kind of coming back.

Then, talking about race to the bottom, I hardly see any future for DP and 123RF.

So, in the end, even though I hate IS due to the disastrous treatment they reserve to contributors and their huge and unforgivable failures, I am forced to say they are still among the top platforms to contribute to, with absolute and relative numbers that are good in comparison to most of the platforms...

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