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« on: November 28, 2016, 20:18 »
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I have 67 sales over the past two years adding up to only $25.00.  Am I licensing my photos incorrectly or is it unusual to sell photos for more than $2.00 a piece?  My catalog consists mostly of landscape photos.


« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 20:25 »
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 20:57 »
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You need to bone up on your math.  $25 over 67 sales = $0.37 per sale, which is about right with mostly subs and the occasional OD, not over $2.

SS does the licensing for you so you don't need to worry about doing it correctly.  If you want more sales I would say to diversify your portfolio and get better acquainted with Photoshop.

« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 02:55 »
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I'm averaging $1.15 per sale this month, that's higher than usual.  Subs bring the average lower most months but they sell a lot and that makes up for it.

« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 03:07 »
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I'm averaging $1.15 per sale this month, that's higher than usual.  Subs bring the average lower most months but they sell a lot and that makes up for it.

How much files you've got?


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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2016, 03:23 »
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4,800

« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2016, 05:46 »
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4,800

Cool vectors or photos? And how much approximate dwl u get daily?


died from overdrawn

« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2016, 06:44 »
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Cool vectors or photos? And how much approximate dwl u get daily?


died from overdrawn
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You always ask such questions. I must say that you are very annoying. I do not know why I felt the need to say this, but you are very annoying. I apologize that I interfered in someone else's conversation.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2016, 07:03 »
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I have 67 sales over the past two years adding up to only $25.00.  Am I licensing my photos incorrectly or is it unusual to sell photos for more than $2.00 a piece?  My catalog consists mostly of landscape photos.


Sounds about right, although only 1 download (let's not call it sale since you are licensing) every 11 days isn't so much (over a two year period). You must have a small portfolio and need to upload more (at least 1,000 high quality marketable images).

So far in November I've got 300 downloads and have earned $200, earning 66 cents average. It did help a lot that I got one enhanced for $22.50 and some singles adding up to $12 thus increasing the average.

Keep uploading!

Good luck

Brasilnut
www.arotenberg.photoshelter.com

« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2016, 08:31 »
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You always ask such questions. I must say that you are very annoying. I do not know why I felt the need to say this, but you are very annoying. I apologize that I interfered in someone else's conversation.


You do know that if you find someone annoying, you can ignore them by using the ignore button. This is the holiday season, show a little kindness towards other peoples feelings. Save the anonymous rudeness for the rest of the year.  :)

JaenStock

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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2016, 08:34 »
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Is not common... but if you sell video is more possible.

« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2016, 11:03 »
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4,800

Cool vectors or photos? And how much approximate dwl u get daily?


died from overdrawn
All photos of cannabis plants :)

« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2016, 13:52 »
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Cool vectors or photos? And how much approximate dwl u get daily?


died from overdrawn

You always ask such questions. I must say that you are very annoying. I do not know why I felt the need to say this, but you are very annoying. I apologize that I interfered in someone else's conversation.
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Get a psychiatre to heal you from your miserable life dude. It's been nearly a year i didn't Post anything here. And you still remember me!!!! Do you keep Staring at your screen t see when i post anything so that you can get some attentions by coming up with your shits? Mommy didn't breastfeed you tday?


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« Last Edit: November 29, 2016, 13:56 by salaaaah »

« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2016, 15:33 »
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Get a psychiatre to heal you from your miserable life dude. It's been nearly a year i didn't Post anything here. And you still remember me!!!! Do you keep Staring at your screen t see when i post anything so that you can get some attentions by coming up with your shits? Mommy didn't breastfeed you tday?

Stupid me, sticking up for you.  ::)

« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2016, 15:47 »
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I have 67 sales over the past two years adding up to only $25.00.  Am I licensing my photos incorrectly or is it unusual to sell photos for more than $2.00 a piece?  My catalog consists mostly of landscape photos.

67 sales in 2 years with ss???
no, you are definitely not doing well.
with ss you get that much in one month as a newbie, that much in one day as an old-timer..

your material is definitely not microstock material...
or if you do have microstock sellable images, then maybe your keywording is bad.
but landscapes are more for artsy agencies like stocksy, offset, canva, even alamy...
as some of the commentors already point out.

even if you make still life of  tomato, apple, marijuana, onions,etc...  on white
you will surely make more money in one month than you did in 2 years with landscape.

the last para. is not being cynical. it's the fact of microstock.
boring pictures sell like hot cakes... (even hot cakes sell like hot cakes with ss)...
images that make them go "oooh, ahhh!" at photo clubs and photo exhibition are not microstock sellers.

look at the toilet paper, kitty litter, feminine napkin, etc  pictures on those boxes...
that's microstock big sellers.

« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2016, 15:57 »
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Get a psychiatre to heal you from your miserable life dude. It's been nearly a year i didn't Post anything here. And you still remember me!!!! Do you keep Staring at your screen t see when i post anything so that you can get some attentions by coming up with your shits? Mommy didn't breastfeed you tday?

Stupid me, sticking up for you.  ::)

I never said anything without reason, and I guess that I was right ;) And, Mr. Salaaaah have post from October 17, 2016. (he claim that he didn't post anything almost a year) Funny guy :)

« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2016, 00:21 »
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Get a psychiatre to heal you from your miserable life dude. It's been nearly a year i didn't Post anything here. And you still remember me!!!! Do you keep Staring at your screen t see when i post anything so that you can get some attentions by coming up with your shits? Mommy didn't breastfeed you tday?

Stupid me, sticking up for you.  ::)

I never said anything without reason, and I guess that I was right ;) And, Mr. Salaaaah have post from October 17, 2016. (he claim that he didn't post anything almost a year) Funny guy :)

You do love interfering into other's life tho. Good luck with you life buddy.


died from overdrawn


« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2016, 07:15 »
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I have 67 sales over the past two years adding up to only $25.00.  Am I licensing my photos incorrectly or is it unusual to sell photos for more than $2.00 a piece?  My catalog consists mostly of landscape photos.

67 sales in 2 years with ss???
no, you are definitely not doing well.
with ss you get that much in one month as a newbie, that much in one day as an old-timer..

your material is definitely not microstock material...
or if you do have microstock sellable images, then maybe your keywording is bad.
but landscapes are more for artsy agencies like stocksy, offset, canva, even alamy...
as some of the commentors already point out.

even if you make still life of  tomato, apple, marijuana, onions,etc...  on white
you will surely make more money in one month than you did in 2 years with landscape.

the last para. is not being cynical. it's the fact of microstock.
boring pictures sell like hot cakes... (even hot cakes sell like hot cakes with ss)...
images that make them go "oooh, ahhh!" at photo clubs and photo exhibition are not microstock sellers.

look at the toilet paper, kitty litter, feminine napkin, etc  pictures on those boxes...
that's microstock big sellers.

good landscape sells pretty well...good landscape...
today shooting on white new stuff is totally useless, there are zillions of this photos.
sure landscape and travel of thailand won't sell well but luckily there are many country where most micro stocker if not very don't go.

« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2016, 17:51 »
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You need to bone up on your math.  $25 over 67 sales = $0.37 per sale, which is about right with mostly subs and the occasional OD, not over $2.

SS does the licensing for you so you don't need to worry about doing it correctly.  If you want more sales I would say to diversify your portfolio and get better acquainted with Photoshop.

I'm an engineer, my math is just fine. I never said each image sold for $2.00, I said none of the images sold for MORE than $2.00. No need to be dickish ;)

ShadySue

« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2016, 17:57 »
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You need to bone up on your math.  $25 over 67 sales = $0.37 per sale, which is about right with mostly subs and the occasional OD, not over $2.

SS does the licensing for you so you don't need to worry about doing it correctly.  If you want more sales I would say to diversify your portfolio and get better acquainted with Photoshop.

I'm an engineer, my math is just fine. I never said each image sold for $2.00, I said none of the images sold for MORE than $2.00. No need to be dickish ;)

Your title for the thread is, "All my shutterstock sales are >$2.00"
Sure yanked my chain, then I saw you'd either done your arithmetic wrongly or you'd made a typo. Oddly, though I'm the Typo Queen, I guessed the former.


 

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