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how many $$ for you highest earning image?

> $500
57 (63.3%)
$400-$500
4 (4.4%)
$300-$400
4 (4.4%)
$200-$300
3 (3.3%)
$100-$200
13 (14.4%)
< $100
9 (10%)

Total Members Voted: 88

Author Topic: How much has your best selling image made you?  (Read 6272 times)

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« on: October 27, 2006, 15:04 »
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Of course it has a lot to do with time your images have been online, but none the less.  How much has your best selling image earned you across the micros you sell


« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006, 17:21 »
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Since I only started in late July, so my number did not make lots of sense, but here is mine:

This image made me $28.75 at SS ( 1 ESL ), $1 at DT, $0.70 at FT, rejected by StockXpert, $1.6 at IS, rejected by BigStock, so total about $32.05 in couple of month.
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=1701128
My most downloaded image is from SS, 80 downloads in 2 1/2 month for $20.00, but no ESL.

« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006, 18:23 »
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I don't have that statistics, because I would have to gather information from all sites.  The one with most downloads had 39 and I believe I've earned about $15 with it.  Another best seller is an exclusive at DT and with 23 dlds I've earned $15.20.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006, 19:36 »
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My best selling image has so far earned me 43.60 dollars and one euro from seven sites.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=1130579

Inger
« Last Edit: October 28, 2006, 11:09 by iahulbak »

« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006, 02:53 »
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My best selling Image has earned me arround 120$

« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2006, 03:15 »
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This image...

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=1286330

$139.95 US across four sites since the 8th of Feb this year.

$61.00 on Fotolia  (inc. Two extended)
$46.60 on Istock
$16.50 on Dreamstime
$15.85 on Shutter stock

Interestingly, this does not follow the general stats for my whole portfolio on microstock, I make over 50% of my money on Istock,  but not for this image it would seem.

Leaf, how about you; you asked the question, but havn't stumped up your hidden gem... :-)

« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2006, 03:53 »
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I don't have this stat, so I have to go to all the sites and calculate it (and figure out exactly which image it is).  I will do it later today :)

« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2006, 07:23 »
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How do you work out how much a photo has made on istock?  I have stats for sales but can't see how much individual photos have made.

« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2006, 07:52 »
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How do you work out how much a photo has made on istock? I have stats for sales but can't see how much individual photos have made.


Go to http://www.istockphoto.com/my_uploads.php and it is in the far right column called "royalties"

« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2006, 18:09 »
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If you click on the column heading then it will sort your images by that column, so you can easily see which image has earned you the most.

« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2006, 20:21 »
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I'm too new to compete with you folks in sales.  A funny thing though.  'bout two weeks ago I posted to Shutterstock a series of 3 xrays of my knee.  Guess I have sexy bones. They've sold 20 times already!! Forget about the landscape, the office meeting or the sliced vegetable shots.... dig out your old xrays, take a pic of them and get'em posted.   Ha ha ha ha ha ha...

« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2006, 02:38 »
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Thanks for the info.

My best selling photo so far has made $15.  Haven't had an EL yet after just over 3 months doing this.

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=1946664
« Last Edit: October 29, 2006, 02:39 by sharpshot »

« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2006, 05:18 »
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well i didn't realize how hard this question was to answer before i tried to calculate it.  My answer is still a pretty vague guess, but i think it is somewhat realistic.  Some sites i can't figure out how much an image has made (like fotolia) because i can't seem to see the total sales for an image.  I also realized that it is a bit of a vague stat, because on some sites i have an image that has sold 120 times, yet on all the other sites it has sold 2 or 3 times.  That is search ranking for you.

None the less, i do have a couple images that are selling somewhat allright on most sites... and adding the totals, and guessing for the other sites, perhaps they just pop over $100.

« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2006, 13:01 »
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My bestseller earn me $206, on iStockPhoto

« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2006, 13:27 »
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wow, that is really good.

« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2006, 13:37 »
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Thank you. Just checked this image earnings on other sites and found that it earned almost $100, so totally this one photo earned me over $300.
If everyone image from over 1000 on my portfolio would earn such a sum, that would be really nice!! :)))

grp_photo

« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2006, 14:07 »
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My best selling image has made me 1000,- Euros one single RM-sale.
Microstock i don't know but i just checked Shutterstock i have three images with a little bit over 60,- Dollar.


« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2006, 19:30 »
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My best selling picture which has over 1100 downloads on IS and many more across the other sites has earned me well over $500. And who says you can't make good money with $0.20 sales  :)

« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2020, 16:57 »
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Over $4000 on Shutterstock. I haven't checked the other sites. It was rejected the first try at submitting it. It has been in since 2012

« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2020, 17:17 »
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I like this question. As I have not figured out yet what sells best. These two pictures I posted on stock about the same time which would be around 15 years ago. If you ask my neither one is really a good photo but with said the Octopus has made me on 12 different sites a total of $ 6000 dollars and the leopard skin has made me $25,000 total. I have a lot of photos that I think are good and have made very little money. i guess it is just all about luck and timing.   

« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2020, 18:32 »
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Over $4000 on Shutterstock. I haven't checked the other sites. It was rejected the first try at submitting it. It has been in since 2012

Is a 16 year resurrection of a thread a record?

« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2020, 20:13 »
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.

« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2020, 20:18 »
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Well I did not look at the date when answering that thread. Resurrecting the thread? No. Not looking at the date. I guess that is a crime here???

« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2020, 22:05 »
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Over $800 on Shutterstock.

« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2020, 00:49 »
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I guess I should change my vote then??


 

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