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Brasilnut

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« on: April 30, 2021, 09:11 »
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It's that time of the month again and welcome back to the April 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/04/30/april-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/



« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 11:52 »
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Interesting read

To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others) . 

But I stopped seriously uploading to them as of May last year with the odd single substandard image thrown at them every now and then.

« Last Edit: April 30, 2021, 22:03 by Bad Robot »

« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 13:31 »
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Nice to finally get a good sale at Alamy - those really do make a difference. Sadly they do not come along every month for me.

I usually think of RPI as Return Per Image as opposed to RPD which is Return Per Download. So if I had 1000 images at a site and 10 of them sold netting me 10$ per sale the RPI would be $100/1000 or $0.10 and the RPD would be $100/10 or $10

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2021, 07:29 »
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As soon as SS and Adobe take a nose-dive Alamy will change its algorithm to suit everybody they've been doing this for years. Then when SS and Adobe comes up to the surface again Alamy will change it back to suit their editorial members. The little old group that stand for about 80% of turnover!

« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2021, 09:04 »
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As soon as SS and Adobe take a nose-dive Alamy will change its algorithm to suit everybody they've been doing this for years. Then when SS and Adobe comes up to the surface again Alamy will change it back to suit their editorial members. The little old group that stand for about 80% of turnover!

Proof of this statement?

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2021, 09:56 »
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As soon as SS and Adobe take a nose-dive Alamy will change its algorithm to suit everybody they've been doing this for years. Then when SS and Adobe comes up to the surface again Alamy will change it back to suit their editorial members. The little old group that stand for about 80% of turnover!

Proof of this statement?

Just my own and a few thousand old-timers observation throughout the years......anyway just wait and see for yourself.

« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 13:24 »
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As soon as SS and Adobe take a nose-dive Alamy will change its algorithm to suit everybody they've been doing this for years. Then when SS and Adobe comes up to the surface again Alamy will change it back to suit their editorial members. The little old group that stand for about 80% of turnover!

Proof of this statement?

Just my own and a few thousand old-timers observation throughout the years......anyway just wait and see for yourself.

"a few thousand old-timers " sorry but thats just an opinion not a fact

« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 20:18 »
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Interesting read

To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others) .  ...

as someone said:  Proof of this statement? - or is just your ONE datapoint? alamy barely shows up on the monthly poll

« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 21:28 »
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Interesting read

To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others) .  ...

as someone said:  Proof of this statement? - or is just your ONE datapoint? alamy barely shows up on the monthly poll

I know this is hard for you but do try to keep up  ::)

My datapoint is just that a single datapoint unlike the sweeping generalization based on nothing more than supposition.

« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2021, 02:11 »
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Interesting read

To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others) .  ...
as someone said:  Proof of this statement? - or is just your ONE datapoint? alamy barely shows up on the monthly poll

I know this is hard for you but do try to keep up  ::)

My datapoint is just that a single datapoint unlike the sweeping generalization based on nothing more than supposition.
  Data or rather a statement from a single user is completely useless though. If you look at SSs published figures which are audited and would land them in deep trouble if they were wrong its clear that despite what people would love to believe they are doing ok. I know its hard for you but wishing it were otherwise is a waste of energy. https://investor.shutterstock.com/news-releases/news-release-details/shutterstock-reports-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2020-financial

« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2021, 03:29 »
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I made 34% percent more on Shutterstock in April 2021 than April 2020.

I also had one payment of $27 from Adobe Stock compared to none in April 2020.

« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2021, 04:48 »
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Interesting read

To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others) .  ...
as someone said:  Proof of this statement? - or is just your ONE datapoint? alamy barely shows up on the monthly poll

I know this is hard for you but do try to keep up  ::)

My datapoint is just that a single datapoint unlike the sweeping generalization based on nothing more than supposition.
  Data or rather a statement from a single user is completely useless though. If you look at SSs published figures which are audited and would land them in deep trouble if they were wrong its clear that despite what people would love to believe they are doing ok. I know its hard for you but wishing it were otherwise is a waste of energy. https://investor.shutterstock.com/news-releases/news-release-details/shutterstock-reports-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2020-financial

OK for the record "To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others)  FOR ME ONLY"

There is that better?   ::)

bunch of piss takers

« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2021, 06:13 »
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I made 78% less on SS in april 2021 than april 2020.
And 30% more on Adobe in april 2021 than april 2020.

« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2021, 19:49 »
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My datapoint is just that a single datapoint unlike the sweeping generalization based on nothing more than supposition.

that datapoint is tainted --you forgot about your original statement that:
... I stopped seriously uploading to them as of May last year with the odd single substandard image thrown at them every now and then

hardly a fair comparison when you're not submitting!

« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 07:10 »
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To the op :
Your statement: "capturing and submitting editorial photos in a legal mess, but as the risk is very small its not something I would worry about"
Maybe you should have more respect for people in public places (I remember picture of homeless people that you sell without their consent).
Spannish "Aggressive Shepherd-Painter" is agressive but... maybe we can understand his reaction.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 10:08 »
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I'm always late (compared to Alex), but here are my results for April. Not too good as a trend, and well down on both March and previous Aprils. The lack of large single sales (on SS and Alamy) was the main reason for the drop.


Full details as usual on my blog: https://backyardsilver.com/making-not-as-much-money-from-stock-photography/

Steve

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 15:10 »
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To the op :
Your statement: "capturing and submitting editorial photos in a legal mess, but as the risk is very small its not something I would worry about"
Maybe you should have more respect for people in public places (I remember picture of homeless people that you sell without their consent).
Spannish "Aggressive Shepherd-Painter" is agressive but... maybe we can understand his reaction.

Such a fuss over some photons. Anyway, the general rule of thumb is that consent is not required when shooting in public, but depends on jurisdiction and needs further analysis. UK being the most liberal and photography-friendly. Portugal/Spain/Italy less so.

Homeless people were remunerated accordingly, unless unconscious.

In an alternative reality, the Shepherd would have asked nicely and I would have replied nicely by removing both images, sending him high-resolution copies for his marketing and I would have helped to promote his work. In this reality he can fk off to his pastures.

Photography is not a crime. You should support freedom of the press.


 

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