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Author Topic: Adobestock outperforming Shutterstock this month so far. Wow!  (Read 1685 times)

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« on: February 08, 2019, 21:07 »
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Things are changing.  Anybody seeing the same trend?


« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 21:43 »
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Shutterstock was vastly superior a few years ago (months on the x axis), then Fotolia/Adobe caught up and on some months even surpassed SS. Then they traded blows, but SS stayed on top. As for this February, SS earned 20% more, but that means little because shutterstock calculates the withholding tax when payout is due (and it's 30% for my dumb country without a treaty) and fotolia calculates the deduction immediately. So they might have earned the same so far.

I don't care either way because I added around 20k files just to keep my earnings at roughly the same level (with a downward trend) as a few years back
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 21:55 by spike »

« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 21:50 »
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I'm concerned how slow Shutterstock is this month so far.

« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 23:05 »
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For me it's better SS because I sell mostly editorial I wish AS allow that

wds

« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 23:09 »
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For me it's better SS because I sell mostly editorial I wish AS allow that

Agreed, hopefully they will soon!

« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 23:12 »
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For me it's better SS because I sell mostly editorial I wish AS allow that

Agreed, hopefully they will soon!
I know they are going to allow newsworthy pictures soon(?) but I'm talking more about pictures without releases or with visible trademarks brands and that... (not necessarily newsworthy or photojournalism)

wds

« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 10:41 »
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For me it's better SS because I sell mostly editorial I wish AS allow that

Agreed, hopefully they will soon!
I know they are going to allow newsworthy pictures soon(?) but I'm talking more about pictures without releases or with visible trademarks brands and that... (not necessarily newsworthy or photojournalism)

Well hopefully, they will have the same editorial "standard" as let's say SS.

« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 11:30 »
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I agree!

AdobeStock has improved a lot, indeed! Their raise to $0.38/sub was an important factor, but not the only one.
The only thing I regret is that the raise made my promotion to emerald obsolete, lol! But who cares!

For me too, they are surprisingly ahead of SS this month (even by some margin)

« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 11:51 »
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For me SS has always been and is better than Adobe.
I sell many videos on SS.
My income on the SS stands at around 1000 and 250 adobe per month.
For example:
Month of February SS video sales till today = 18
Adobe selling videos February = 5
For me, Pond5 has been overtaking Fotolia sales for 2 years in sales every month.
I like Fotolia/Adobe
They have done a very good job with their contributors.
I'm selling some photos there that SS does not sell.

« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2019, 13:44 »
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I often find adobe starts the month better but Shutterstock have always overtaken them by the month end its happening this month so far. Its been close but not yet beaten SS the gap is narrowing though.

« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2019, 19:09 »
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My SS sales (mostly images) are going down since 2013.
Recent trends vs AS:
SS : AS
  1 : 0.89 2017
  1 : 1.02 2018
  1 : 1.31 2019


 

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