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« on: September 25, 2019, 04:21 »
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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



« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 04:41 »
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Given that you are on iStock it looks like you are already scraping the bottom of the barrel.

« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 05:00 »
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Well, my average revenue on iStock for photos is 0,4$ per image. Shutterstock are mostly 0,38$

« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 05:16 »
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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?
« Last Edit: September 25, 2019, 05:21 by obj owl »

« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 10:52 »
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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...

« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 05:07 »
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What is your average revenue per image at Alamy?

« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 08:32 »
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I started like with 15. Now I just upload to SS, iS, AS, EE, and for other purposes, P5 and MP. I recently dropped BS and DP because they have a very low rpd...

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2019, 10:27 »
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So, based on my experience, here are a few numbers and rankings in terms of performance:

...

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...

Biggest surprise for me, and thanks for your data, is how well BS places and how low AS is. But since you mentioned you are 2/3rds Editorial, and AS didn't take that until recently, maybe not a huge surprise.  :)

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

LOL but then there are people who still upload to DP, must be a different kind of stinkin' barrel?

What is your average revenue per image at Alamy?

Personally if I gave you that number, and included everything for the last ten years, it would be misleading. Used to be $88 RPD, now they are more around $12. I haven't figured last year or this lately. Problem with RPD is Alamy is much higher, but my number of DLs is much lower. I just look at income, not numbers that are just personal measures.

Income: SS, AS, AL, IS. The other problem is, I have different types and images, except for maybe 1,000 of them, at each site. SS I have 80% Editorial, AS 0% Editorial. I have lineart and vectors on AS, very little on SS. Much of Alamy is on neither of those two, older Editorial (no credentials for SS) travel and scenic and I confess I pretty much stopped uploading to IS.

Everything always comes down to what kind and what materials someone uploads, and the  agencies will vary from person to person, based on what sells best at each of them. I try to direct uploads based on what works best at each place.

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 10:36 »
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Surprised how the Golden Turd Combination of:

123RF, Bigstock, DepositPhotos, Dreamstime

should bring me a combined $90 in Sept (average of 5,000 images on each agency). Still adds up to just over $1k a year which is a nice fast lens.

I suppose there's some merit in uploading to the minnows for some chump change (as long as they don't partner up with Unsplash and co)

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2019, 10:44 »
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Surprised how the Golden Turd Combination of:

123RF, Bigstock, DepositPhotos, Dreamstime

should bring me a combined $90 in Sept (average of 5,000 images on each agency). Still adds up to just over $1k a year which is a nice fast lens.

I suppose there's some merit in uploading to the minnows for some chump change (as long as they don't partner up with Unsplash and co)

Good point and once more everyone is different. If I was still uploading to those same four, I'd maybe make enough for a nice night out, for two, at a decent authentic Mexican restaurant including the drinks and tip. Once a year.

I could easily have 10,000 on SS (old rules) instead of just under 5,000. I doubt that I'd make more. What I mean is, your 5,000 is probably much better, more marketable and useful for buyers, than my 5,000  ;D

« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 02:28 »
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SS
AdobeStock
Istock
DP
DT

on DP + DT around 200$ year with 1500 img
SS around 60/70$ month with 2000 pics
Istock 40/50$ with 2000 pics
Adobe 20/30$ with 1200 pics

still uploading to all agencies


 

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