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Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: November 02, 2019, 00:43 »
I think part of the problem is that they record the sales in one time zone and report them in another so if they are on either side of midnight they end up on different days - or even months - or something like that. Or maybe they just don't keep particularly good records.

Shutterstock.com / Re: Zero sales of new files
« on: October 18, 2019, 12:51 »
Uncle Pete that is awesome your new images go straight to page 1 after uploaded. Yes, I can only wish!

Seems like a lot of you are doing very well. We are all going to have different experiences that can be the result of many factors.

Keep up the great work and wishing everyone a great season ahead :)

Next upload see where yours go. I don't know why he gets special treatment?

Uncle Pete could provide more insight, but I am guessing that it isn't so much special treatment but it is down to subject matter. If you upload subjects that only a few are uploaded a week then your images can be on page one for a while. If you upload subjects that get hundreds of uploads per day or even hour, chances are your images won't be on page one for long, or even ever (depending on how often things get indexed).

Alamy.com / Re: Alamy. Philanthropy is in our DNA
« on: October 10, 2019, 00:26 »
I agree that this is pretty tone deaf. Sure - charity is nice, but I'd like to see a lot more info on the actual charities and how much their administrators are paid and what their connection is to Alamy before I woo yay.

The cut for contributors from 60 to 50% of sales and then to 40% tells a very different story than giving some profits to Charity.

Look at docs tab and be prepared to be surprised.


that does seem a bit - um - incestuous.

Alamy.com / Re: Alamy. Philanthropy is in our DNA
« on: October 09, 2019, 18:29 »
I agree that this is pretty tone deaf. Sure - charity is nice, but I'd like to see a lot more info on the actual charities and how much their administrators are paid and what their connection is to Alamy before I woo yay.

The cut for contributors from 60 to 50% of sales and then to 40% tells a very different story than giving some profits to Charity.

Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: October 08, 2019, 22:38 »
I can see the new dashboard too. It looks good.

It might look good, BUT when I click on August - it shows the sales from Sept and April down below (that is the date of sales reported anyway).

For July is shows August, Sept, May, March, and April sales. plus the dates jump around and repeat as I scroll down.

 I am curious what images are popular for the all you can eat buffet. A quick look seems that the subs average around .19 each. It would be nice to see what images sold and what I made from each sale. I bet there are some crazy low ones and some that are pretty big, but I have no way of really knowing.

Easy changes they could make - show the number of subs sales for the current month.

not so easy changes - show the actual sub sales and amounts

easy or not - show the sales for the selected month in chronological order.

CanStockPhoto.com / Re: How to get rid of Canstock affiliates
« on: October 03, 2019, 14:00 »
Maybe a DMCA take down notice will work.

Shutterstock.com / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: October 02, 2019, 20:46 »
I had a best seller that sold about once a day for about 4 years or so, then one day it went from one of the top 2 or 3 rows of a one word search with about 2000 pages of results at the time to I don't know where (I searched 25 pages or so without finding it). Daily sales stopped. Eventually I got another sale and searched again - this time it was 4 or so pages back. It gets a sale a month or so now. Search placement makes a big difference and that is one instance where a change made a noticeable difference in my income.

This happened years ago.  As far as SS deterioration goes. Mine could be all a result of the dilution of my images amongst the millions. It has dropped to about a third or a quarter of their high point. This is both less total sales and the almost complete disappearance of big sales (over $3) and the drastic reduction of OD sales.

Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: October 01, 2019, 11:44 »

You will see subscription sales in the new interface, which is rolling out by next Monday. I can confirm you have subscription sales. Sorry that it's not showing up on the old dashboard.

Still not seeing anything new in the reporting.

I'm not either. It is probably Wednesday in Australia.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 24, 2019, 12:14 »
So you get 8 cents from Getty instead of 35 cents from Canva and people wonder why people are bitter and angry at the agencies (but I can't see why Canva has switched all the sales over if they are paying Getty 50 cents instead of us 35 cents). I wonder how long it will be before there is a 3-agency sale (or if we are already getting the pennies from that). Just imagine how much more we will make when 3 or more agencies each take their compound cut before we get ours. Even at a mythical unsustainable 50% split we would only get 12.5% of a 3-agency sale and 6.25% of a 4-agency sale. Now think about that with only getting 15-30% of each split. sigh.

Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:51 »
So if there are no sales listed as "photos unlimited" or at least nothing that is not "One-time use" and the now very rare "Multi-use" does that mean there have been no sales via photos unlimited (at least none in previous months?).

I do know that Canva offered something new and sales were decent and growing or at least somewhat steady until they fell off a cliff. Reviews have always been a little cryptic and mostly rejections but what got accepted did sell from time to time. Also I noticed that sometimes my port would shrink - so there were after the fact removals. I never could figure out which images those were for though.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 23, 2019, 14:36 »
i left istock a while back too, it was right in the middle of one of their accounting errors, a lot of copntributors had extra cash in their accounts. as it turns out this was also an accounting error and they istock were going to correct the error and lots of accounts were put in red. i also had like $100 extra in my account, but i closed my account and requested pay out. i got the money and my accont was closed. they never recouped their money from me, i must have been in a rare category to be able to take money from istock instead of the other way around lol,

or maybe they kept selling stuff until they evened out.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: This is all we got - A SORRY
« on: September 20, 2019, 18:36 »
One of the consequences of taking 85% of every sale (or more? I don't trust their accounting) is that they should eat mistakes they make, especially ones from last year. Even if we were overpaid double - that means they only got 70% of every sale. boo hoo.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: This is all we got - A SORRY
« on: September 20, 2019, 16:14 »
I guess money is what makes THEM happy.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 20, 2019, 13:46 »
Good. More for me to sell...

You can get all the refunds

Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: September 19, 2019, 10:49 »
I was wondering about that as well.

SS used to tell us how much we made from content that was of various ages. I tracked it for a while. It was very clear that recent content sales were dropping. Now some of that was due to the percentage of my recent images compared to the whole collection, but it used to be SS was the place where I often got sales soon after an image was accepted or at least within a few days. That almost never happens now. I'd say Adobe has more sales of images uploaded this year compared to any other site.

When SS switched their user page they got rid of ways to tell how crappy they were becoming and instead put lifetime earnings in a massive font.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Alamy - is it worth it?
« on: August 27, 2019, 13:27 »
Alamy seems to be 20% less worth it than last year. Actually probably even less worth it, since sales seem to be lower everywhere and we get 20% less out of each sale unless they are distributor sales which tend to be low $ sales for me. They would have gotten a much more ringing endorsement from me before their latest "unsustainable" money grab.

Sales at Alamy are all over - some big $, some under a $. Some months they are my best earner, some months 0 sales. Sometimes sales are refunded months later - often to be resold almost immediately for a few cents less. Some sales take months and months to actually be paid.

 What will sell and why is a complete mystery to me.

The keywording is a pain there, and it isn't clear at all what actually helps and what hurts.

Dreamstime.com / Re: Where are sale statistics ?
« on: August 26, 2019, 14:17 »
They still have this page, although the link is fairly well hidden and at some point it will probably stop working.


I would need about 10 million more images or video to sell.

Shutterstock.com / Re: SS keywords trends
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:46 »
That was a potentially useful tool, so of course they got rid of it. (as far as I know).

Shutterstock.com / Re: I'm having horible month on SS
« on: August 20, 2019, 12:14 »
SS is pretty weak for me this month too - Like more than half the days are weekend days poorly. June and December were also particularly bad, but this month is on track to be worse.

Probably my #2 site this month, but that is only because the other sites are mostly doing very poorly too.

I don't know if it is some algorithm shift or just the cumulative effect of how the numbers are going - a similar number of sales for less $ spread among lots and lots of competing images.

Dreamstime.com / Re: Where are sale statistics ?
« on: August 12, 2019, 18:02 »
I do wonder if these redesigns of the interface is done to hide the lack of sales. Both SS and DT seem to have come up with maybe prettier but way less useful new "improved" designs.

As far as I can tell there is no way that an actual user was consulted in these redesigns - or if they were consulted they ignored their input.

Dreamstime.com / Re: Botanical names
« on: July 31, 2019, 14:05 »
It looks like they did not remove them from my most recent upload.

I made a single slide jig that stuck on the end of my macro lens - mostly cardboard and a bit of old balsa wood, but I like your lighting method. I too discovered that old slides are not all that sharp compared to modern digital images. I do have a small pile from a great aunt from the 40s-60s that might have some decent old street scenes and historical tourist site pics. I should look at them a bit.

123RF / Re: Do you make $100/month at 123RF?
« on: July 30, 2019, 17:16 »
I  started uploading there about 9 months ago and have about 600 of my best images there.   This month for the first time I should make 100$ on normal sales (currently at nearly 75$) althought Thanksgiving might ruin it if the customers are
American.  Last month I made more but had 2 ELS at about 20$ each.
How long have your photos been live?

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Notice the date on the post - things were very different in 2008 for example - your images sold at 123RF

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