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DepositPhotos / Re: 0.14
« on: December 07, 2020, 14:26 »
All my depositphotos sales are $0,30

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Software / Re: Xpiks - open source software for microstocker
« on: December 01, 2020, 12:07 »
Version 1.6 is great! I have purchased a license

But 2 questions
* I would like upgrade to the 1.6.0.11 version. But the upgrade functionality doesn't work. When i click 'Upgrade' XPiks will be closed and when i start the program, the version is still 1.6.0.9. How can i upgrade XPiks??

* When i click on My account in the upper right, i see: Your license, days left: 340. What does this mean? I though the license was on time paymant and no subscription. Can i use XPiks pro  after 1 year?

Hi

Thank you for your questions!

1. Xpiks tries to start the installer program that will update Xpiks. Is it possible that you Antivirus blocked the installer?

2. When you buy Xpiks license, you get the Pro features permanently. Support and major updates are for 1 year only as stated on the pricing page. That means that after the license expiration you can still use all the Pro features, but to update to another major version you will need to renew your license. Renewing is optional, but this way you support Xpiks development and you benefit from it by having new cool features.
Thank you for your reply
If i start XPiks with admin rights the upgrade works!

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Software / Re: Xpiks - open source software for microstocker
« on: November 30, 2020, 10:57 »
Version 1.6 is great! I have purchased a license

But 2 questions
* I would like upgrade to the 1.6.0.11 version. But the upgrade functionality doesn't work. When i click 'Upgrade' XPiks will be closed and when i start the program, the version is still 1.6.0.9. How can i upgrade XPiks??

* When i click on My account in the upper right, i see: Your license, days left: 340. What does this mean? I though the license was on time paymant and no subscription. Can i use XPiks pro  after 1 year?

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Alamy.com / Re: Anyone still getting big sales on Alamy?
« on: November 26, 2020, 02:57 »
No, my last sale was in March


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Thank you for the replies

It is a pitty that Paypal charges so much fee
That are much $0,10 downloads on SS :)

I already thought that it was unavoidable to pay conversion fee

And what about the fee that charges Skrill and Payoneer (the other two SS payment methods)?
Don't bother, they're even worse than PP
Ok, good to know

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Thank you for the replies

It is a pitty that Paypal charges so much fee
That are much $0,10 downloads on SS :)

I already thought that it was unavoidable to pay conversion fee

And what about the fee that charges Skrill and Payoneer (the other two SS payment methods)?

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This time of the year, is is time for my annual payout.
I use Paypal for it

If Paypal convert Dollar into Euro, they use a currency rate of 0,81...
But the Google currency converter use a rate of 0,85, so you will pay to Paypal 0,04% costs
And i dont like that

Is there a way to avoid those costs?

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It is a pitty that such there are constraints on such a basic functionality.
Why these constraints are introduced? And can we expect in the future, the constraint will removed?

My guess, it has to do with the amount of data and performance.

The dashboard also shows the total number of downloads. Wouldn't it be an idea to also show the total earnings there?


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It is interessting to see the total earnings for an image
If i make a date selection of 5 years, the message appears that you can select only 13 months.
That was not the case before

Is there a another way to see the total earings per imagee?

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Adobe Stock / Re: No sales in August
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:30 »
in the last weeks, sales are coming back, even beter then previous months
:)

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This year on $10 sale ($4 earnings), not good!

But if i upload images to other sites, it is no effort to upload them to AL

And there's a change for higher sales :)

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Adobe Stock / Re: No sales in August
« on: August 31, 2020, 12:47 »
The last day of the month, i had 1 sale  :)

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Adobe Stock / Re: No sales in August
« on: August 26, 2020, 07:33 »
Since the SS earnings structure change, there is a drop in my AS sales

Used to have 1 to 4 sales a week

But in August not a single sale!

Is it the vacation period, Corona or is there to much compatition (since the SS structure change)?

How are your August sales on AS?

Without seeing your portfolio it's very difficult for my to evaluate so I can only speculate here. The first thing that everyone should keep in mind is that there are natural waves in sales that occur throughout the year, every year. To get an accurate comparison you really need to evaluate your sales from the same date range in previous years. This is not a super busy month in general for stock but that doesn't mean there aren't sales happening around the world, all day, every day...there are.

If your peak is only 1-4 downloads per week, that volume is too low to expect consistent activity, therefor your results will likely be unpredictable. Having a swing of only 4 downloads to either 0 or 8 is not unusual. Again, without seeing your portfolio I can only guess so I must assume you either don't have a large enough portfolio, your content is not meeting the current demands of customers (which are dramatically different this year than years past for obvious reasons) or you have a large portfolio with relevant content but it is poorly indexed and difficult to find.

My advice is to evaluate your portfolio with impartial eyes and decide what is missing. Create an action plan that includes a realistic goal..say 25 new images per week for example. Write out a shot list to solidify the plan. Then, most importantly...pick up your camera, slap a memory card in it and start to create! It's the only way to improve your sales. The market has dramatically changed this year. It is unrealistic to expect the same results for the same effort you put forward in the past. There is massive potential still in microstock but you have to put in the effort to take advantage.

I wish you the very best of luck!

Mat Hayward
Thank you for your answer!

My port is (around 900 assets):
https://stock.adobe.com/nl/contributor/205508976/photosis

Since the price drop on SS, I started uploading less (the first month i uploaded nothing new). My guess  is, that is also a cause.

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Adobe Stock / No sales in August
« on: August 25, 2020, 05:27 »
Since the SS earnings structure change, there is a drop in my AS sales

Used to have 1 to 4 sales a week

But in August not a single sale!

Is it the vacation period, Corona or is there to much compatition (since the SS structure change)?

How are your August sales on AS?

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What are the royalties?

And what you gonna do, to compete with other agencies?

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Adobe Stock / Re: Aldobe stock earnings. Woohoo!!!!
« on: July 29, 2020, 01:38 »
Sales are very bad

But i have uploaded not much since the ss structuter change
In the last week i had 3 or 4 sales (after two weeks, not a single sale)
Let's hope that this trend will continue

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Adobe Stock / Re: Aldobe stock earnings. Woohoo!!!!
« on: July 23, 2020, 04:11 »
Sales are very bad

But i have uploaded not much since the ss structuter change

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I have never a EL on SS

$8,40 seems a bit low, maybe a discount action?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Which agencies are DEAD?!
« on: July 15, 2020, 03:51 »
AS, for almost 2 weeks no sales, wich is unusual for me
If i see the earnings rates, AS pass almost SS
But not for me, strange!

Last month i uploaded almost no new content

Also dead: AL and DT

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I'am not gona disable my port, but i stop uploading for a while
First i want to wait and see how this turns out

In the first week i had a rpd for subs of 31 cent (before 25 cent)
So i think whit the new structure i can earn more

Then you just got lucky with the first few sub sales.
It looks like not even level 6 contributors will make 0.31 avarage on sub sales
Most of my downloads are from the Netherlands
My guess (and hope) that those customers use smaller subscripton packages

So i hope that, this trend continue for me

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I'am not gona disable my port, but i stop uploading for a while
First i want to wait and see how this turns out

In the first week i had a rpd for subs of 31 cent (before 25 cent)
So i think whit the new structure i can earn more

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: June 02, 2020, 10:55 »
For me today a 10 and a 63 cent sub

Makes 36 cent rpd
Beter then 25 cent  :)

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I think it is importent to look to your return per download
My rpd is not high on Shutterstock

So there is a change that the rpd will be higher with the new earnings structure

By the way, this month is my BME on shutterstock, sales are rising

I'm going to wait and see and not disable my portfolio

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:26 »
If i look on the subscription prices page
https://www.shutterstock.com/pricing

The price of an subscription image can be (in Euro, i live in the Netherlands):
4,90 to 0,27 per image

15%
0,735 to 0,0405

The 0,04 is bad, but 0,73 is a lot more the $0,25 for a subscription
I will wait to see what's going to happen

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Software / Re: Xpiks - open source software for microstocker
« on: March 25, 2020, 08:11 »
Xpiks is a great piece of software!

Thank you, for developing it!

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