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I've already earned $12 more in March 2021 (in 4 days) than I did in the whole March 2020 on Shutterstock.  :)

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS sales January
« on: February 06, 2021, 05:05 »
I sold 101 photos on SS in January 2021.

So, I moved to tier 2 on 1st February.

43% of my income in January was from on-demand sales.

I'm still think I can make more on SS in 2021 than in 2020.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS sales January
« on: January 31, 2021, 07:40 »
I sold 48 photos on SS in Jan 2020 and 100 in Jan 2021. Hopefully tomorrow I'll move into tier 2.

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For me the bottom line, is I sold 562 photos on ??? in the last six months and 41 on Deposit Photos! Only in one month (in the last six) was Deposit Photo's RPD higher than ???.

I'm going to stick with the other "minow" site Dreamstime, because their RPD is generally better than ???.


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I've decided to suspend uploading to Deposit Photos.

I sold 13 photos in Nov 2020 and only 2 in Dec 2020! So far this month I've sold 4 photos (the last for $0.17).

I think, I'll wait until I reach there payment level of $50 and close the account.

Presumably they won't payout if you close the account before reaching $50.


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Dreamstime.com / "Your need to provide a cutline."
« on: January 03, 2021, 05:39 »
Dreamstime is preventing me uploading editorial images and putting up the following message when I hit submit.

"Your need to provide a cutline."

I've had to submit editorial content as commercial.

They've accepted 8 of my images this week as commercial even though they were clearly editorial content.

Does anyone know what's going on?

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I've seen a 35.14% increase in my Shutterstock income this year.

A similar 34.87% increase in income from Adobe Stock.

My iStock income increased by a modest 11.79%.

Overall my stock photography income increased by 27.9% in 2020.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: November Numbers have been published
« on: December 20, 2020, 03:45 »
I sold 71 images on iStock in November 2020 with an RPD $0.50.

Just an average month.


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Another YouTube channel is now saying that he's just learned that it is against many stock agencies terms and conditions to disclose earnings of those agencies. His remarks begin at 7.54 mins.

https://youtu.be/1p0hjiA91hY

He goes on to state his earnings by aggregating four or five agencies together.

Here are another two channels who also regularly disclose their Shutterstock earnings.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC26PbgF5VQEh3XD_CYNHIbg
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtNhUwvX-ilA_Pwsm6ZF1w

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This is the Terms of Service section they referred to:-

https://submit.shutterstock.com/legal/terms?/

14. Confidentiality

By submitting any Content to Shutterstock, you acknowledge that you will acquire certain confidential and proprietary information, including but not limited to royalty rates, royalty payments and earnings data (collectively, "Confidential Information"). You agree to keep Confidential Information confidential and to not disclose Confidential Information to any third party other than representatives, agents, attorneys, accountants, auditors and advisors with a bona fide need to know, who shall first agree to keep the terms confidential.

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I watched this video yesterday.

https://youtu.be/Dfqp9xD188A

"This video tells you about the outcome what can happen if you disclose your stock photography earnings publicly. Even sharing screenshots or writing about your earning in any post or blog is a violation of Shutterstock terms of service and will get your account banned!"

Has any also experienced account disabling for this reason?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: November 2020 Earnings Report
« on: December 01, 2020, 08:10 »
Here's my earnings report for November 2020.

  • Shutterstock (Level 4) - Port 3258 - 124 downloads -  RPD $1.44
  • Adobe Stock - Port 1106 - 31 downloads - RPD 0.91
  • Deposit Photos - Port 1518 - 13 downloads - RPD $0.31
  • Dreamstime - Port 1754 - 5 downloads - RPD $1.47
  • iStock - Port 3192 - data available on 20th Dec 2020

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: delete photo immediately
« on: November 13, 2020, 04:41 »
You have to contact them via https://esp.gettyimages.com. I think they commit to make changes within 72 hours.

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Here's my sales information for October 2020.

Shutterstock (Level 4) - Port 3196 Downloads 95 RPD $0.60
Adobe Stock - Port 1090 Downloads 23 RPD 0.96
Dreamstime - Port 1690 Downloads 8 RPD $0.82
Deposit Photos - Port 1450 Downloads 4 RPD $0.30
iStock - Port 3130 Downloads 100 RPD (available on 20th Nov)

From last month, I had improved RPD on Adobe Stock and Shutterstock, reduced on Dreamstime and no change Deposit Photos.

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Here's my report for September 2020.

Adobe Stock - 14 downloads RPD 0.55 Port 1076
Deposit Photos - 4 downloads RPD $0.30 Port 1326
Dreamstime 5 downloads RPD $1.43 Port 1574
Shutterstock 96 downloads RPD $0.48 Port 3130

Also for August 2020.

iStock - 63 downloads RPD $0.41 Port 3012

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Dreamstime.com / Re: Closing Account of Dreamstime
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:31 »
Dreamstime have a very good RPD. I've earned between $1.01 and $2.07 per download this year.

I have a port of 1548 images and an outstanding earning balance of $65.79. I should reach the payment threshold in Spring 2021.


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iStockPhoto.com / Re: August 2020 data is available ESP
« on: September 21, 2020, 02:41 »
My figures for August on iStock were:-

Port: 2994
Downloads: 63
RPD $0.41

Compares with:-

Jan 37 downloads RPD $1.18
Feb 59 downloads RPD $0.89
Mar 40 downloads RPD $0.42
Apr 47 downloads RPD $0.67
May 49 downloads RPD $0.36
Jun 51 downloads RPD $0.92
Jul 56 downloads RPD $0.58

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Adobe Stock / Re: No sales in August
« on: September 04, 2020, 05:31 »
Here's my 2020 sales info on Adobe Stock. My portfolio size 1040 images and 28 videos.

Jan 14 downloads     RPD 0.73
Feb 22 downloads     RPD 0.45
Mar 12 downloads     RPD 2.20
Apr 14 downloads     RPD 0.71
May 14 downloads     RPD 0.91
Jun 25 downloads     RPD 0.87
Jul 20 downloads     RPD 1.13      
Aug 17 downloads     RPD 0.61

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: So where's my money?
« on: September 02, 2020, 11:27 »
You'd get a better idea of what's happening with your iStock account if you used:-

https://www.deepmeta.com

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General Stock Discussion / Re: August 2020 Earnings Report
« on: September 02, 2020, 02:11 »
Shutterstock
Aug 65 downloads RPD $0.39

Adobe Stock
Aug 17 downloads RPD 0.61

Deposit Photos
Aug 7 downloads RPD $0.29

Dreamstime
Aug 5 downloads RPD $1.10

iStock
Jul 56 downloads RPD $0.58

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Adobe Stock / Re: No sales in August
« on: August 25, 2020, 08:09 »
I've sold 17 images on Adobe Stock during August 2020. Earnings 10.30  :)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock password reset
« on: August 20, 2020, 03:38 »
I got the email, went to the site and could not log-in. Clicked link in the email and changed password, returned to the site and could log-in.

There seems to be a delay posting the 1st July 2020 earnings statement.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: RPD in SS and AS
« on: August 03, 2020, 06:54 »
July 2020

Adobe Stock RPD $1.48 (from 20 sales)

Shutterstock RPD $0.29 (from 73 sales)

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Here's another video from a stock veteran uploaded on 7th July 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfZvtd_Uc-8 It has a similar historical reflection.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Average EPD so far for June
« on: July 01, 2020, 14:14 »
In my case, I had the worst earnings since July 2019 but the highest amount of sales ever at Shutterstock. Speaking about RPD (subs and on demand only), the drop was more than one third. More detailed analysis in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qboJKNzxbQ

In my case, I will only now take stock photos when I'm hiking or cycling locally. Therefore not paying any transport costs. Regarding gear, I don't intend to buy anything this year.

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