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« on: November 22, 2006, 15:36 »
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Hi guys

I'm currently uploading to the big 5 + BS, Sxpert and Canstock. Canstock brings me the least $.

What I would like to know is, are there other sites (a part from the ones mentioned above) that bring in more $ than Canstock? I have a bit more time on my hands and if it's worth it, I'm willing to give another company a go.

Thanks guys!


« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2006, 15:58 »
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Kosmik..., from my own experience, CS is far from being a top site.  Here are in order of revenues, the ones worth uploading for me:  SS, IS, FL, DT, BS, SX, 123RF.  CS comes after that...  Ant to keep the numbers in perspective, SS sells 10 times more than DT !

« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006, 04:36 »
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These are the sites I submit to and the % earnings from them:

20% shutterstock (BEST EVER MONTH - BEM)
17% dreamtime (2nd BEM)
9% Fotolia (BEM)
13% istockphoto (BEM)
4% bigstockphoto
25% 123RF (BEM)
7% StockXpert
1% Featurepics
2% Canstock
1% Galastock
1% LuckyOliver

[edit - 123rf did well because of an EL and due to my small portfoio size - this had a major effect.  It would normall be around 5-7% with the rest split amount the others]

Fearturepics had a bad month and due to their high % payout, I recommend people support them as it would be great if they took off.(not even a referal link as I cant be bothered). the others dont seem to be worth it at this stage. Only one sale at LO and none at GS this month.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2006, 07:40 by CJPhoto »

« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006, 06:47 »
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WOW, 25% @ 123Rf that is amazing, I earned like less than 1% there. For me right now there is a race between SS and IS for the lead for two month now. SS won last month and this month it seems they will win again. But I have only a fifth of the amount of images at IS.

« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2006, 07:41 »
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See edit re 123rf - I had an El which mess up last months %.

dbvirago

« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006, 08:31 »
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Here are my rankings from top to bottom and the number of months on each site with a break between what I consider the different tiers. The bottom 3 in the 2nd tier are almost tied so it would be difficult to pick 5. I will decide individually on the bottom 4 when I reach payout if I continue there. The top 3 make up 63% of my gross. The top 6, 90%. At their present level, uploading to 4 sites for 10% doesn't make sense. I have the most hope for LO.

SS - 6
DT - 9

IS - 9
F - 9
BS - 9
SX - 6

CS - 10
123 - 7
FP - 9
LO - 5

« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2006, 09:23 »
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that was nicely laid out dbvirago.

i am not 100% sure what my site layout looks like but i think i can guess. (i am currently killing time in an internet cafe)

Shutterstock
Dreamstime
Fotolia
Bigstock
Istock

stockXpert
123RF
Scanstock
Canstock
lucky oliver
feature pics

« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2006, 09:44 »
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Thx guys....

From what I gather, I already have the top ones and there's nothing in the bttom buch that pays as well as CS so I won't bother uploading to another site for now.

Thx!

« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2006, 10:11 »
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When I see other's listings, I wonder why DT doesn't sell as much for me..  it's a mystery at this point.

As dbvirago said, I am also hopeful too for the LO site.  Hardly any sales yet, but the uploading is so easy that it's worth giving them a chance to succeed.  Up there, what you see is what you get.  Right now they are on a steady course. They are boiling the water, and they know it.

CJPhoto is right, FP is a good site to support too.  And they also have the easy FTP upload.

« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2006, 13:47 »
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For me the top ones are:

SS     36% of all earnings
DT    31% of all earnings
IS     14%
FT    11%
StockXpert    5%
BigStock    2%

So the bottom two did not really make any money, even though I only started 4 months ago, but with average over 300 images per site, other than IS (143 images), I think the number pretty much tells the story,

« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2006, 19:42 »
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Rounding to the nearest whole percent...

47%  Shutterstock
15%  Istock
11%  Dreamstime
 8%  Stockxpert
 6%  Fotolia
 5%  BigStock
 4%  123RF
 3%  FeaturePics
 1%  CanStock
 1%  Lucky Oliver

Dreamstime was ahead of Istock for awhile but Istock pulled back ahead after the controlled vocabulary addition.

« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2006, 22:52 »
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I did a statistics of my sales in the various stock since i joined in July 06. It gives you a great sense of the sales in th4e various sites. Thgt it will be really useful to newbies ;-)

To Give You Some Numbers Perspective Since I Joined MicroStock.
I submit the same photos to all site and these are the approved photos. You can see the Excel chart better if you go to my Vox Blog link below. istock and Shutterstock rules.
http://peiling-elijahmantle.vox.com/


Site   First Upload   No. of photos @
18 Nov 06   No. of Downloads @ 18 Nov 06   Date of 100th download
Bigstock   23 June 06   303   35   
Fotolia   24 June 06   206   31   
istock   3 July 06   92   99   17 Nov 06
Dreamstime   9 Aug 06   69   13   
Lucky Oliver    22 Sept 06   119   5   
Featurepics   28 Sept 06   171   2   
Shutterstock    3 Nov 06   76   67   

« Last Edit: November 24, 2006, 22:53 by Peiling »

« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2006, 13:18 »
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51% Istock
30% SS
9%   Dreamstime
6%   Fotolia
5%   BigStock

Even with all the problems over at iStock, the changes have caused my sales to sky rocket there. Whereas SS, the sales have taken a nose dive. I haven't been seriously uploading in two months and SS really penalizes photos for not being brand new.

« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2006, 05:18 »
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It has been a morning of number crunching

my earnings breakdown across the sites to date since Feb'06

SS   34.3% *
DT  18.3%
FT  13.7%
StockXpert  8.3%
123  8.0%
iS    7.5%
BigStock 5.1%
CanStockPhoto 2.5%
FP   1.3%
SPM 1.0%

* I only actually started uploading at the end of May at SS


« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2006, 07:07 »
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My Breakdown Since I started earning in March:
SS - 40.47%
IS - 22.04%
DT - 11.66%
FL - 8.64%
StockXpert - 6.82%
BS - 3.94%
123 - 3.50%
FP - 1.41%
CanStockPhoto - 0.82%
GS - 0.50%
USP - 0.11%
GIM - 0.07%
CrS - 0.03%
Microstock, LuckyOliver & ScanstockPhoto = 0 Sales
StockPhotoMedia 1 Sale = 2.75
I have between 50 and 580+ images on the various sites. Focus more time on the money producing sites.

dbvirago

« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2006, 13:25 »
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17 Sites!  How do you find time to shoot? If you are doing it in part to make money, you need to cut out the timewasters. Look at your percentages. 90% of your income in 5 sites. All the time on the other 12 to make that last 10%?

« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2006, 14:24 »
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You obviously did not read this part:
I have between 50 and 580+ images on the various sites. Focus more time on the money producing sites.
I have a LOT of photo's backed up from previous shoots that I only now convert from RAW for Stock.
I don't specifically go and shoot for Stock.
But with every shoot, there's always some stock photo's in there somewhere, whether it's a wildlife shoot, a Bikini shoot or an Air-Show.
Also have my girlfriend helping me in the evenings with keywording and categorising on sites of the files I've uploaded during the day. Have 2 Camera bodies and multiple lenses, so the two of us cover various angles/aspects of shoots at the same time and collect double the ammount of photo's during any shoot.
Most of my time and uploads go to producing sites, but I try to add at least 5 shots a week to non producing sites, to just keep them ticking over for the day that they take off, then I'll already have a decent portfolio on them.

« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2006, 03:55 »
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November is over and there is my stats...

SS 57%
DT 15%
BigStock 11%
FT 7%
IS 4%
StockXpert 3%
123rf 3%

« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2006, 05:16 »
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Here are my stats for November

SS 38.1%
FT 14.5%
DT 14%
123 9.7%
iS   9.1%
StockXpert 6.3%
BigStock 5.1%
CanStockPhoto 2.3%
SPM 0.5%
FP 0.3%

123rf subscription payout was 33c again

my best month EVER at FT, 123, iStock + BigStock.

A general increase across all sites but DT seems to be at the same level since August and my best month at StockXpert was May.

Just in case anyone doesn't know the quick and easy access to Fotolia's stats.

go to "my photos"
go to 4th tab statistics
click on total and scroll down to "by month"
click on credits earned

« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2006, 16:39 »
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Here is my stats:

StockXpert: 26%
IS: 20%
BigStock & DT: 15%
FT: 13%
FP: 3%
others: 4%

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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