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Rinderart

« on: November 19, 2014, 10:54 »
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Wow, I haven't seen sales Like this in I don't know how long. At least 16/18 Months. I hope others also. Sure feels good, Been Uploading Like a madman.


« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 12:02 »
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Um, sorry, no.  Just steadily downhill for me.   You must have written a nice letter to Santa.

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 12:15 »
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Wow, I haven't seen sales Like this in I don't know how long. At least 16/18 Months. I hope others also. Sure feels good, Been Uploading Like a madman.
please send me some sales!

« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 12:25 »
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You must be getting all my sales! Just kidding! Glad for you good fortune 

Smiling Jack

« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 15:04 »
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Aside from a few HUGE EL and OD  sales, things are as usual.  Would have expected higher DL numbers for November,  but the big sales are boosting the $ totals.

« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 15:18 »
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Not here.  Looks like I peaked in October, and it just seems to drift back down, despite uploading.  Disappointing.

« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014, 16:13 »
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Congratulations on the sales! For me it is the opposite in the moment at Shutterstock. It is unbelievable low in the moment!

« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2014, 16:39 »
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The month started out well for me but has taken a big downturn the last week and a half.  Not a huge drop in the number of sales, but nearly all just subs lately.

« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2014, 16:44 »
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I have seen a 50% decline in sales ever since the last algorithm change.  :( But I haven't uploaded anything new in forever, either. Hopefully they will change that algorithm so I can see sales double again. Seems like every other change, I lose.

« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2014, 16:46 »
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November and December are my best months at Shutterstock, and this month is tracking that way. So far, I've had four Enhanced Downloads ($28 each), and three Single Downloads that averaged out to $73 each. Surprisingly, these high dollar downloads were not holiday themed, although a lot of my regular downloads are. I wish others were having as good a month.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2014, 17:06 by rimglow »

Microstock Man

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2014, 17:32 »
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Not here.  Looks like I peaked in October, and it just seems to drift back down, despite uploading.  Disappointing.
Yep, I agree. October was fantastic, November probably (just) on average. Was hoping for more for November, before the Dec & Jan slumps.

« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 17:41 »
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Currently in the middle of my best ever run with SS. Mind you, I'm pretty low-volume... I'm talking about 10-12 sales per day as opposed to a more regular 1-4. I'm also 99% editorial so perhaps not a great gauge of how things are going generally.

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2014, 18:32 »
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November and December are my best months at Shutterstock, and this month is tracking that way. So far, I've had four Enhanced Downloads ($28 each), and three Single Downloads that averaged out to $73 each. Surprisingly, these high dollar downloads were not holiday themed, although a lot of my regular downloads are. I wish others were having as good a month.
you must be one of Santa's elf! I must be a grinch because my sales truly suck!

« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2014, 18:46 »
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For me number of sales are not crazy good, but huge SOD downloads are more and more frequent, and my return per download is over $1 nowadays, which is good improvement for SS.

I don't understand the point any more, when people say, they reserve their more interesting shots for Alamy and such, because they  don't want to sell them for $0.38. The truth is, I get more $75-150 sales on Shutterstock  than any kind of sales on Alamy.

« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2014, 18:54 »
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Subs as regular. Higher sells at istock indivstock canstock and fotolia. But fotolia with less commission each download. It seems 123rf knows i stopped uploading.. worst agency this month for me. Istock best for me. Got the same regular sales as subs. Never happened to me before.

« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2014, 18:55 »
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Currently in the middle of my best ever run with SS. Mind you, I'm pretty low-volume... I'm talking about 10-12 sales per day as opposed to a more regular 1-4. I'm also 99% editorial so perhaps not a great gauge of how things are going generally.

Very similar situation to mine.

« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2014, 01:34 »
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For me is also a good month. I sold one file with 28$ and at this time my sales on SS are better than all of October.


« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2014, 03:46 »
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Good pretty decent earnings this month. Most is from the subs sales of last month at istock. SS for me is going badly this month, hardly any sales there. The rest of the agencies are as always silent as a tomb

« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2014, 04:43 »
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Shutterstock has been absolutely rubbish this month compared to the steady increase in sales through the year then it just crashed in November.  50% down on October. :(

« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2014, 05:13 »
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All is well in my garden.

SS is the best because they heavily invest in sales, chase the buyers and push for us ALL. It's a serious biz and prof team working on our behalf to sell our files, and I thank them for it.

Micky_Mango

« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2014, 05:42 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2014, 07:10 by Micky_Mango »

« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2014, 06:52 »
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Nov. is much better than last many months. I'm surprised in increase, even without uploading news.

« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2014, 08:08 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.

It is tricky when you don't know the numbers involved. A huge uptick could be a 300% increase from 5 sales per day to 15 sales per day. That could be down to uploading a handful of decent new images rather than something else.

If it's from say 200 to 600 sales a day that is more interesting.

« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2014, 08:17 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.

It is tricky when you don't know the numbers involved. A huge uptick could be a 300% increase from 5 sales per day to 15 sales per day. That could be down to uploading a handful of decent new images rather than something else.

If it's from say 200 to 600 sales a day that is more interesting.
I'm not sure how many people are getting 600 sales a day, that comes out to $4-5 million a year.

« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2014, 08:20 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.

It is tricky when you don't know the numbers involved. A huge uptick could be a 300% increase from 5 sales per day to 15 sales per day. That could be down to uploading a handful of decent new images rather than something else.

If it's from say 200 to 600 sales a day that is more interesting.
I'm not sure how many people are getting 600 sales a day, that comes out to $4-5 million a year.
I get over 200 a day on week days and I doubt I'm top 5%
ETA and I don't make anything like $1 million/year!!!!

« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2014, 08:34 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.

It is tricky when you don't know the numbers involved. A huge uptick could be a 300% increase from 5 sales per day to 15 sales per day. That could be down to uploading a handful of decent new images rather than something else.

If it's from say 200 to 600 sales a day that is more interesting.
I'm not sure how many people are getting 600 sales a day, that comes out to $4-5 million a year.
I get over 200 a day on week days and I doubt I'm top 5%
ETA and I don't make anything like $1 million/year!!!!
I was talking about exclusive sales.  Going by my numbers if I had 600 a day it would be closer to $6 million per year with GI and subs sales.  Just regular sales would be over $7,000 per day.

« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2014, 08:39 »
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I was talking about exclusive sales.  Going by my numbers if I had 600 a day it would be closer to $6 million per year with GI and subs sales.  Just regular sales would be over $7,000 per day.

Ahhh okay, sorry I thought this was about an uptick in sales on SS


« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2014, 08:40 »
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I was talking about exclusive sales.  Going by my numbers if I had 600 a day it would be closer to $6 million per year with GI and subs sales.  Just regular sales would be over $7,000 per day.

Ahhh okay, sorry I thought this was about an uptick in sales on SS
The thread is but the reply you made was quoting someone talking about iStock sales.

« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2014, 09:05 »
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GOOD MORNING.
Wake up now and stop dreaming about 600 DL/day, millions...
Even Yuri, Lisa,... are fallen from the sky on hard ground.
We are in 2014.

Kind regards.

« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2014, 11:26 »
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I was talking about exclusive sales.  Going by my numbers if I had 600 a day it would be closer to $6 million per year with GI and subs sales.  Just regular sales would be over $7,000 per day.

Ahhh okay, sorry I thought this was about an uptick in sales on SS
The thread is but the reply you made was quoting someone talking about iStock sales.

Sorry, I read their quote as using IStock figures only because they are an easy way to gauge the level of a contributor. Just because they went out of their way to explain that:
  "It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means."

I guess I could be wrong and have mis-read it ?

Micky_Mango

« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2014, 11:33 »
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I was talking about exclusive sales.  Going by my numbers if I had 600 a day it would be closer to $6 million per year with GI and subs sales.  Just regular sales would be over $7,000 per day.

Ahhh okay, sorry I thought this was about an uptick in sales on SS
The thread is but the reply you made was quoting someone talking about iStock sales.

Sorry, I read their quote as using IStock figures only because they are an easy way to gauge the level of a contributor. Just because they went out of their way to explain that:
  "It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means."

I guess I could be wrong and have mis-read it ?

No, you understood it correctly. I was trying to gauge what a BME or WMY or whatever was reported meant to the person involved, in terms of increased or decreased sales. Was it 1 extra sale per month or many?

« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2014, 11:43 »
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I was talking about exclusive sales.  Going by my numbers if I had 600 a day it would be closer to $6 million per year with GI and subs sales.  Just regular sales would be over $7,000 per day.

Ahhh okay, sorry I thought this was about an uptick in sales on SS
The thread is but the reply you made was quoting someone talking about iStock sales.

Sorry, I read their quote as using IStock figures only because they are an easy way to gauge the level of a contributor. Just because they went out of their way to explain that:
  "It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means."

I guess I could be wrong and have mis-read it ?
It's ok, iStock downloads (at least for exclusives, I don't know whose numbers they were posting) are much different than SS numbers.  Ten sales per day for an exclusive is closer to 150 per day at SS.  So what may look like a small increase at iStock would probably be equal to what someone on SS would call a large increase.  If you don't get a lot of dl's per day going up 2 could be significant for iStock but wouldn't really be much at all at SS.

If you look at the numbers posted in the poll the average SS contributor gets about 23 sales per day which dollar wise that's about 1.5 dls per day for an exclusive.  So a 'huge uptick' could be going from 23 to 35 daily sales which would be just about an extra .5 at iStock.  .5 sales per day doesn't seem like much while going from 23 to 35 would seem like a lot.  Just something to think about when comparing numbers across sites.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2014, 12:09 by tickstock »

« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2014, 12:05 »
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Very solid month for me. ELs are back with a vengeance (very nice to see).

Things look good in the world of the small players. 8)



Rinderart

« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2014, 13:18 »
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Slight slump the last few days but, still much better than what it was for 16 Months. still won't be a BME unless something dramatic happens.Number of DL's lower, Income Higher.Good footage,OOD's and SOD's strong.

Dook

« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2014, 15:10 »
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How can anyone click Disagree button when you are talking about your stats?

Shelma1

« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2014, 15:22 »
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I was talking about exclusive sales.  Going by my numbers if I had 600 a day it would be closer to $6 million per year with GI and subs sales.  Just regular sales would be over $7,000 per day.

Ahhh okay, sorry I thought this was about an uptick in sales on SS
The thread is but the reply you made was quoting someone talking about iStock sales.

Sorry, I read their quote as using IStock figures only because they are an easy way to gauge the level of a contributor. Just because they went out of their way to explain that:
  "It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means."

I guess I could be wrong and have mis-read it ?
It's ok, iStock downloads (at least for exclusives, I don't know whose numbers they were posting) are much different than SS numbers.  Ten sales per day for an exclusive is closer to 150 per day at SS.  So what may look like a small increase at iStock would probably be equal to what someone on SS would call a large increase.  If you don't get a lot of dl's per day going up 2 could be significant for iStock but wouldn't really be much at all at SS.

If you look at the numbers posted in the poll the average SS contributor gets about 23 sales per day which dollar wise that's about 1.5 dls per day for an exclusive.  So a 'huge uptick' could be going from 23 to 35 daily sales which would be just about an extra .5 at iStock.  .5 sales per day doesn't seem like much while going from 23 to 35 would seem like a lot.  Just something to think about when comparing numbers across sites.

It's a 33% uptick either way, which is pretty good.

« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2014, 17:04 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.

Unless their Shutterstock earnings are more than 10 times what the get on istock, like mine are. I have more than 50,000 lifetime sales on Shutterstock and fewer then 300 on istock.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2014, 17:06 by robhainer »


« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2014, 10:23 »
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LAST month (October) I sold more individual sales than I have since 2011.  Way more than any month in between. BUT they were mostly subs, so my RPD was only .62.  Most months my RPD is around .9 which would have made October a pretty spectacular month!   

At the moment my earnings are tied with my July and August earnings.  Nothing to complain about, nothing to brag about :)

« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2014, 14:32 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.

Unless their Shutterstock earnings are more than 10 times what the get on istock, like mine are. I have more than 50,000 lifetime sales on Shutterstock and fewer then 300 on istock.

I think you are not the only one in this situation. 

« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2014, 11:48 »
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Wow, I haven't seen sales Like this in I don't know how long. At least 16/18 Months. I hope others also. Sure feels good, Been Uploading Like a madman.

Wow, I haven't seen sales Like this in I don't know how long, maybe only in my first month!

Good luck rinderart. It's a wave.

« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2014, 13:41 »
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Over at SS one of the almost daily contributors to the "Gloom" thread has now declared November as a BME.

MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!!

« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2014, 13:56 »
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Over at SS one of the almost daily contributors to the "Gloom" thread has now declared November as a BME.

MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!!

Sales are down, people complain.   They go up, people are happy.  Seems normal to me.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2014, 16:35 »
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I am having the worst sales since one year on Shutterstock.
My sales are about half what they should be.

To compensate Fotolia, Depositphoto and 123 RF are the double than usual

Communicating vessels???

« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2014, 17:01 »
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Well, if the most successful older images are indeed pushed back on SS searches, many buyers won't waste their time looking for those images through many pages when they can find them quickly on the other sites using the "most downloaded" sort sequence.
 

« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2014, 17:44 »
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only today are  low sales, is today  thanksgiving holiday?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2014, 17:54 by Cesar »

ShadySue

« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2014, 17:57 »
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only today are  low sales, is today  thanksgiving holiday?
Just the one.  :-D
(answering the original question about whether a lot of countries have holidays today.)
« Last Edit: November 27, 2014, 19:03 by ShadySue »

« Reply #46 on: November 27, 2014, 21:40 »
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November back to normal, last October was the greatest 400% upward to the sky.


« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2014, 12:49 »
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YMY for me so far - # of sales is less than usual by about 15-20% and nearly all subs - only positive note is that I added a few new photos/photo-illustrations earlier this month & this week (holiday and scenic travel) and have a few new ones that are selling - big uptick in # of sales this week too after I added the latest batch so hopeful December will be better. Unless I get a sudden run of ELs no hope for this month catching up to average.

I have a small port but my sales #s have been pretty predictable - encouraged that new files are selling & not getting completely lost in the shuffle. Trusty standbys are still selling too e.g. I uploaded 2 new photos of a particular travel landmark of which I have other views that've been online there for a few years, both the old and new versions have been selling this week so old aren't losing their place.  A very broad location search (broad region rather than specific town) by popular brings up 20 pages of content and I have 4 of the old ones on page 1 and 2 more on page 2 - the two new ones are first on the "new" search with the same very broad term and they are followed by a string of stuff that seems unlikely to be what someone punching in that term would be looking for (homes with a "sold" sign in that popular vacation destination) so hopefully this is giving those new ones the edge they need to sell and not get buried in the database.

Very unscientific but I think it's always a combination of good pix and luck that get photos seen. My best from that locale has sold 153 times (more a concept than travel image), and then 2 more are just under 100 each - my total port is only 236 images with lifetime sales under 3,000 on mostly travel and editorial pix - a good day for me is 5-8 sales and a few ELs can influence whether my month there is poor, average or good. My best pix from that locale are not on SS and have been licensed for calendars, travel guides, travelandleisure.com, Coastal Living magazine, and Smithsonian magazine, but my earnings from these "seconds" on SS and the other micros have been worthwhile, though far less than traditional sales, and micro sales alone have covered my costs for two trips there.

« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2014, 06:17 »
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November was great and Dec. starts very well as well ;) I expect fat Santa this year!

One fast question here - where can I find history of chosen file, how many times and with what licences it was sold? "Image gallery stats" in beta version doesn't give me all info that I want...

DC


« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2014, 07:46 »
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At the top of the "Earnings Summary" page there are links to By Month, 25-A-Day, Enhanced, etc...

Those will list how much money and how many sales each image has made under each different license.

« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2014, 08:08 »
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DC, thanks, but this is not what I was asking about... :)

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2014, 08:30 »
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It has been a below average month. Since November 20th I have received mostly sub sales. Last weekend was extremely poor, but I guess that's because of Thanksgiving.

Luckily, one SD saved it, otherwise it would have been a Worst Month since July 2013.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2014, 15:33 »
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For the thread, I'm my usual very boring, steady dribble of DLs. Hardly changes month to month. Must be tied to my life energy or something?  :) Yes I had an unusual day last month, but it was just most DLs, all subs, not most money. (and I don't count ELs for most money because they are scattered, unlike the other licenses which are more consistent)

About your question. I think most people would love to know the answer. As far as I can see, there is no way to see licenses and DLs by image. Just the total # of times downloaded and total dollars.

If the database doesn't save that, no matter how much SS improves things, it's not stored, it's invisible. They can't show us the daily stats, without that data being generated, but whether they store it in an archive is another different question?

Some smart programmer (for us not them and it's NOT me) could go day by day, for an individual account and read the daily reports and probably analyze by image, and create that report. Save it too, so it's not repeating all the searches to find that.

Example: Every DL shown on the earnings page for a specific date, has this. First is number of DLs, second box is amount (which I struck out), Image ID. Some software could read the ID and Amount, and correlate to the date, it's not going to tell you the license type.

</td>
         <td class="datacell" align=center>1</td>
         <td class="datacell" align=center>$0.##</td>
          </tr><tr>
         <td class="datacellsm" align=center>
            <a class="link" href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=92259064" target="pic">92259064[/url]
         </td>
         <td align="center">
            <div class="thumb_image_container" style="display: block; width: 100px; height: 80px;   margin: 14px 0px ">
      <a onclick="if (window.showPhotoDetails) showPhotoDetails(this); return !window.search" x_shutterstock_src="" href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=92259064">
      <img  class="thumb_image" onmouseover="if (window.previewThumb) previewThumb(this)" onmouseout="if (window.cancelPreview) cancelPreview(this)" src="http://thumb7.shutterstock.com/thumb_small/111418/111418,1326054050,1/stock-photo-milwaukee-wi-may-indycar-irl-driver-helio-castroneves-returns-to-team-penske-may-in-92259064.jpg" alt="MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 29: INDYCAR IRL driver Helio Castroneves returns to Team Penske May 29, 2009 in Milwaukee, WI. Helio won the Indy 500 for the third time the week before. - stock photo"         title="MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 29: INDYCAR IRL driver Helio Castroneves returns to Team Penske May 29, 2009 in Milwaukee, WI. Helio won the Indy 500 for the third time the week before. - stock photo"      align="absmiddle" border="0" itemprop="image">
      [/url]

So there's an opportunity for someone to write analysis software. But we'd have to run it ourselves because of the password and ID issues. I'd never do anything that had an auto login or stored IDs.

One fast question here - where can I find history of chosen file, how many times and with what licences it was sold? "Image gallery stats" in beta version doesn't give me all info that I want...


If that was all too complicated... NO

« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2014, 19:47 »
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November was my WMY on SS but December has been good  - my handful of new images are all selling, regular sales are rising to normal levels and ELs and a big SOD have made this a good month, without them it would be a decent average month. The number of DLs is back to normal, which is even more heartening than a few large sales since it bodes well for the future.

My large sales were typical travel images and not seasonal, though much of the volume in subs and smaller SODS, ODDs were seasonal images - mostly New Years - old ones from last year and some new ones uploaded in November and earlier this month - so after this week they're gone. January will be the real test. Hope sales keep rising. I shot a bunch of new stuff just for the micros so I'll see how it goes.

I understand the question, why upload to Alamy when SS does better? For me, the reason is that I license a lot of RM and some RF directly for $200-300 a use, so even if those would do well on SS and the other micros, I won't upload even the RF files there.

If someone looked at my iStock portfolio to gauge my sales on SS, it would be ludicrous since I have more sales in an average day on SS than I do in an entire month on iStock.

My port is small but sales are generally pretty consistent for me and I'm really encouraged by how well my new images did, even if they are just seasonal, they still had a lot of competition and my New Years stuff from last year did nicely too. (For me 20+DLs of new images in a month is good -  - I know that's small potatoes to the big guys - my best of the seasonal bunch has 60+ DLs - 7-8 DLs in a day is a "good" one for me - just so you know what "good" means to me in the micro context).
« Last Edit: December 29, 2014, 19:49 by wordplanet »

Rinderart

« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2014, 15:20 »
+1
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2014, 20:24 »
+3
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

I wouldn't judge any sales trends by December.

Rinderart

« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2014, 20:28 »
0
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

I wouldn't judge any sales trends by December.

One of My BME was a dec.


No Free Lunch

« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2014, 21:43 »
+4
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

Karma?  ;)


« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2014, 02:30 »
0
One of My BME was a dec.
Same here and I'm really surprised with results! The show must go on (that's my new year wish) ;)

« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2014, 03:03 »
0
dec 2014 is for me an average performer. I had worse months this year, so nothing to complain  :)

Rinderart

« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2014, 12:38 »
+1
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

Karma?  ;)

Ya...Thats it.. Karma. LOL!!!!

« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2014, 15:11 »
+2
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

as the dude on the cross in story of brian says, aw, cheer up mate...

there's always next year  ;D

« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2014, 16:19 »
0
The last month worse than this December at SS was Feb 2011. It was preceeded by 1 lackluster month and one better than this years average month...   It looks like overall December will be my BMY - but Alamy was the only good performer (and they performed very well).

« Reply #63 on: January 01, 2015, 21:49 »
+1
gathering the figures for december since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2015, 22:59 »
+1
BMY for me there in December - and a flurry of sales today - a holiday - hope this is a trend we'll see more of.
2014 ended up 23% over 2013 at SS and I only increased my portfolio by 17%; new stuff has been selling lately so hopeful this is a trend that will keep going.

« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2015, 04:40 »
+3
gathering the figures for december since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

As I pointed out before, stay with professionals and avoid experimental companies who just like to store our media files for their PR stunts, all in attempt to get funding and not do anything afterwards! seriously... it's like a scam of some sort...

SS is the best!

 :)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2015, 04:42 by SSArtist »

« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2015, 11:32 »
+5
last three weeks very low sales to me

I know there are holidays but I got better sales last year in the same period with 60% smaller portfolio


Rinderart

« Reply #67 on: January 02, 2015, 12:27 »
+1
gathering the figures for december since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

As I pointed out before, stay with professionals and avoid experimental companies who just like to store our media files for their PR stunts, all in attempt to get funding and not do anything afterwards! seriously... it's like a scam of some sort...

SS is the best!

 :)


Hmmmm. Never looked at it like that....You may be right. I think 2015 is going to be a very telling Year for Microstock.

« Reply #68 on: January 02, 2015, 18:57 »
0
gathering the figures for December since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

As I pointed out before, stay with professionals and avoid experimental companies who just like to store our media files for their PR stunts, all in attempt to get funding and not do anything afterwards! seriously... it's like a scam of some sort...

SS is the best!

 :)


Hmmmm. Never looked at it like that....You may be right. I think 2015 is going to be a very telling Year for Microstock.

Thanks for giving a thoughts to it, Rinderart!

The thing is, when they ask us to submit our hard work to their web sites, we give them a favor/chance to show off, to gather some investment, to improve ... but ask yourself what they actually gave us in return?
Don't forget guys, without our media files loads of agencies simply wouldn't exist.
Sometimes I do wonder when I read all the problems with uploads, what kind of hell buyers must be going through with search, downloads and bad quality files.

:-)

Semmick Photo

« Reply #69 on: January 02, 2015, 19:11 »
+2
December 2014 ended up 70% over Dec 2013.

« Reply #70 on: January 03, 2015, 11:05 »
+1
Substantial YOY growth but then again I finally decided to pull my finger out in mid 2013 and up the work rate/mix the content.

Yet to do a full analysis - thanks to my GF's secret recipe "punch" served at New Year my head still feels like a tub full of hot lard.... and someone is pulling on my eyeballs with tiny grappling hooks


Milinz

« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2015, 10:49 »
+1
gathering the figures for december since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

As I pointed out before, stay with professionals and avoid experimental companies who just like to store our media files for their PR stunts, all in attempt to get funding and not do anything afterwards! seriously... it's like a scam of some sort...

SS is the best!

 :)


Hmmmm. Never looked at it like that....You may be right. I think 2015 is going to be a very telling Year for Microstock.

Telling what?

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