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PZF

« on: November 20, 2019, 02:35 »
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Mediocre month.


« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 06:12 »
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Slightly better than this year's average.

« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 06:53 »
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About average for me.  Best month in about 4 months, but lower than last October.

« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 07:03 »
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I don't see Canva referenced anymore.  Did they end their Getty deal? 

ShadySue

« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 07:40 »
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By dint of having one decent value sale, a better than usual nowadays rpd meant it was my second best month of the year. Download numbers poor and my worst October ever (since 2017). But I haven't been in a position to upload much this year, so I'm relying on my back catalogue - on the upside, no expenses!
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 17:11 by ShadySue »

« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 08:23 »
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BME. New images move and gain traction, compared to SS where it seems I'm mostly uploading in vain and "living" off my ancient bestsellers. 

« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2019, 08:37 »
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I'm selling sound recordings/effects at Getty and been doing a steady $100-200/month the last 2+ years. Now it's down to $2.50! It's like the shut the whole audio section down! :o Anyone else?

« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2019, 09:34 »
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A whopping $ 0,06 for 1 download

Good that i stopped uploading a long time ago

Brasilnut

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2019, 09:56 »
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Riding the "iStock Rollercoaster". BME by $4. Cool.

 

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2019, 10:10 »
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Riding the "iStock Rollercoaster". BME by $4. Cool.

 

Perfect allegory for iStock: you get shaken upside down, you get nauseous and at the end of the ride you're left with a major headache.

« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2019, 10:15 »
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 It's Just A Ride - Bill Hicks

« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2019, 10:44 »
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Since I have no expenses, it is great.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2019, 12:38 »
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Exciting news and I haven't even looked yet?  ;D

The money I make from them is less and less every year. The only reason I haven't quit is the annual free bottle of Scotch that I buy with my earnings from IS. I mean, bottom line, selfish greed and a desire for an expensive single malt to celebrate getting paid pennies for my old uploads.

Now I looked:
Revenue 1.89 USD
Downloads 9 photos sold
RPD 0.21 average

So I ask myself?



« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2019, 13:54 »
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At other agencies like SS and AS, you're pretty guaranteed that your RPD won't go lower than a limit. But at iS, it's like an endless pit. Still think it's right that I've stopped uploading to them.

« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2019, 16:49 »
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A pretty solid month, a decent RPD. In terms of revenue, it's my third BME, but without real outstanding sale (I just got one sale above $10, generating $12.5), which makes the overall situation pretty solid.

I was actually dreading this month's results, as the reported interactions, the only regular stat I have from IS, got divided by almost two last month (I know I am not the only one to have faced that issue). It seems, however, that it's not really related to the actual sales, which is a bit reassuring.

« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2019, 01:47 »
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Really notable increase of RPD, more Premium sales. I'll expect with interest the November report.

« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2019, 04:31 »
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Excellent month (BME)!
Better than Shutterstock, due to a bunch of premium sales.

« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2019, 06:52 »
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About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)

« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2019, 08:44 »
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About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)

Actually 15% of 0.00441 is 0.0006615, so iStock even stole 0.0000015 from you  ::)

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2019, 11:30 »
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Excellent month (BME)!
Better than Shutterstock, due to a bunch of premium sales.

Glad to hear someone has some success. I hope many more for you and everyone else here.

I didn't mention it but this report is the WME by far. And I mean worse than the first month I was on IS when I started. Worse than some recent months since they eviscerated my collection. RPD before ESP was around $1.50 for mine. Now it's 21? And I figured that was just with the refunds a couple months ago. Well it's not!

That's the new trending return. Sept. 26, Aug. .28, July .30, June .42, May .33 while Dec. 2016 the first month was .78, Jan 2017 .75...



Audio shows the payment date as, Tuesday, February 25, 2020?


« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2019, 13:59 »
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BME not counting this past July when I had one really big sale.  I'm up 70% over my average for the past year.  I attribute part of that increase to one video that has gained traction and is 18% of my October sales.  The other bump is one particular photo that continues to increase in sales and is 30% of my October sales.  Which means that 2 files are almost half of my earnings.

« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2019, 18:05 »
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About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)
Actually 15% of 0.00441 is 0.0006615, so iStock even stole 0.0000015 from you  ::)

I really enjoyed that one ;-)

« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2019, 05:30 »
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One years ago I put about one hundred video clips to Istock, to test amount of sales and earnings RPD

This month I reached a new low: 0,06$ for a clip (unbelievable)

Yes, I said 0,06, not 0,6

I've just asked to remove all my clips and close the video option from my account

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2019, 05:49 »
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About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)

Don't spend it all in one place!

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2019, 12:40 »
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About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)

Don't spend it all in one place!

I got the payment for this year, got a bottle of Talisker, and yes I did spend it all in one place.  8)

« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2019, 08:20 »
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Alright folks, you'll have to excuse me for not being up to date with IS because I left them a long time ago and rarely read threads related to them.

I was googling for stock footage and seems video's are priced 475 euros for 4K video (HD same price btw) so people should be making big bucks there no? even if there's only 10% left for the contributor.

What gives? no sales or are those numbers fake?

Woops was Getty but still are people making video sales with them?
« Last Edit: November 24, 2019, 10:14 by Snow »

« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2019, 09:51 »
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About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)

Don't spend it all in one place!

I got the payment for this year, got a bottle of Talisker, and yes I did spend it all in one place.  8)

I hope it was 18 years old :)

ShadySue

« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2019, 11:23 »
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Alright folks, you'll have to excuse me for not being up to date with IS because I left them a long time ago and rarely read threads related to them.

I was googling for stock footage and seems video's are priced 475 euros for 4K video (HD same price btw) so people should be making big bucks there no? even if there's only 10% left for the contributor.

What gives? no sales or are those numbers fake?

Woops was Getty but still are people making video sales with them?

As in other places, the 'rack rate' shown on the page isn't necesarily the price the customer pays. There are super deep discounts, and Premium Access, whereby it seems that iS keeps the premium and we get peanuts.

« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2019, 11:28 »
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Alright folks, you'll have to excuse me for not being up to date with IS because I left them a long time ago and rarely read threads related to them.

I was googling for stock footage and seems video's are priced 475 euros for 4K video (HD same price btw) so people should be making big bucks there no? even if there's only 10% left for the contributor.

What gives? no sales or are those numbers fake?

Woops was Getty but still are people making video sales with them?

As in other places, the 'rack rate' shown on the page isn't necesarily the price the customer pays. There are super deep discounts, and Premium Access, whereby it seems that iS keeps the premium and we get peanuts.

Yeah thought so, thanks Sue

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2019, 22:02 »
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About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)

Don't spend it all in one place!

I got the payment for this year, got a bottle of Talisker, and yes I did spend it all in one place.  8)

I hope it was 18 years old :)

Limited edition Game of Thrones, NAS. But it's good. House Greyjoy Talisker Select Reserve Limited Edition. I buy limited edition scotch and sip some, then put the bottle in the collection. Oldest is 1988 unopened sherry cask, most expensive is some Ardbeg Supernova 2010.

« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2019, 01:02 »
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About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)

Don't spend it all in one place!

I got the payment for this year, got a bottle of Talisker, and yes I did spend it all in one place.  8)

I hope it was 18 years old :)

Limited edition Game of Thrones, NAS. But it's good. House Greyjoy Talisker Select Reserve Limited Edition. I buy limited edition scotch and sip some, then put the bottle in the collection. Oldest is 1988 unopened sherry cask, most expensive is some Ardbeg Supernova 2010.

Awesome  ;)


 

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