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iStockPhoto.com / Re: September numbers...
« Last post by Artist on Yesterday at 01:38 »
avg month here, but much down than previous month.
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Shutterstock.com / Re: Zero sales of new files
« Last post by Pauws99 on Yesterday at 01:28 »
Given the number of new images coming onto the market compared with slow growth in demand   if sales for most contributors weren't going down that would be strong evidence that sales were controlled. Certainly some suffer more than others. Whether that is by design, random results of algorithm changes or changing customer demand is speculation unless you have a source in shutterstock or access to their data.

i think if i had a proof they are capping me so breaking the contract i signed where there was no mention of a  cap...i would go to my advocate and they will be sued the second after i have the 100% confirmation...and i think many will do this..
You don't have proof though and where does it say in the ToS there isn't a cap? "Shutterstock shall have the right, but not the obligation, to license all Content through any of Shutterstocks brands and platforms to its customers for use in perpetuity in accordance with license agreements entered into by Shutterstock, including but not limited to Shutterstock, Inc. Terms of Service License Agreements (collectively, "Licenses").
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Shutterstock.com / Re: Zero sales of new files
« Last post by MotionDesign on Yesterday at 00:48 »
I afraid the same will happen with videos in a very close future (2-3 years) as it is happening now with images.
However I am shooting more and more videos now, and it really pays off. Videos give me 3-5 times more profit when compared with photos from the same trip. But it takes me 1-2 weeks to post process all the videos, and 1-2 months to do the same with the images. And video sales went from 0 to 600-700$ a month very quickly. Of course it is not comparable with my photo portfolio, nevertheless it looks promising.

Yes i agree, maybe a bit more then 2-3 years. But i'm enjoying the moment. Congratulation for your result :)
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Shutterstock.com / Re: Zero sales of new files
« Last post by MotionDesign on Yesterday at 00:43 »
because you think that movie or cgi or motion design will give u forever 29 dollar 39  79...ahahah good luck soon you will realize the hard truth...video like photos will be sold for penny and competition will kill your earning...it's the same as photos, you can see already agency going sub, selling video for penny, soon even video will be a complete disaster.
alternative is a business made with direct customer who pay lot of money for single job.

i'm not saying that cg or motion design will stay forever...obviously they will evolve to something else...maybe something like vr
or interactive videos or...
But, a talented photographer or motion designer will always find a job. I love microstock but, if i'll find my earnings fall, i'll move to something else.
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iStockPhoto.com / Re: September numbers...
« Last post by davidbautista on October 17, 2019, 19:19 »
A video save the month lol. Also I have a small section of the pie called "under threshold". What is that? It is not credit, subscription or premium access

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Great, but I just don't see the utility of searching by ID. I do not understand where is the difficulty in which we can search by keywords, it is simply coding a query to the database, the basic of mysql!

I don't know their coding, the site or their database, but I do agree. Search by keywords is what we need, not some assigned ID that's meaningless to our individual images.

Thanks for the feedback. Your best course of action if you need to find a specific image number will be to search in your public facing profile using keywords. You can then copy and paste the image number in the portal to bring up the file.

-Mat

Mat, I've done this by Googling my own images, specifically searching for keywords and requesting a search on Adobe Stock, and do usually find them.  It works, but honestly seems like an awfully silly work-around to have to do in dealing with a high-tech company.
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Great, but I just don't see the utility of searching by ID. I do not understand where is the difficulty in which we can search by keywords, it is simply coding a query to the database, the basic of mysql!

I don't know their coding, the site or their database, but I do agree. Search by keywords is what we need, not some assigned ID that's meaningless to our individual images.

Thanks for the feedback. Your best course of action if you need to find a specific image number will be to search in your public facing profile using keywords. You can then copy and paste the image number in the portal to bring up the file.

-Mat
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iStockPhoto.com / Re: September numbers...
« Last post by ShadySue on October 17, 2019, 17:12 »
I don't really unterstand how the number are done at IStock :)
Don't worry, it's all smoke and mirrors. None of the figures seem to correspond.  ::)
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iStockPhoto.com / Re: September numbers...
« Last post by JustAnImage on October 17, 2019, 17:07 »
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Sale: gross earning $-0.60000 - license fee $-4.00000 - IStock Editorial - Premium Access Time - USA - New Jersey
-> So the IStock customer got paid $4.00 for buying the image?! (The image is not THAT bad ;-)
Well, no. 60c is 15% of $4, so the buyer paid $4, you got 60c, but it looks like the sale was refunded.
Thats what i thought too when looking at the entry - but it doesn't say "RF Image" - somehow strange, but you are right, I don't really unterstand how the number are done at IStock :)
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iStockPhoto.com / Re: September numbers...
« Last post by ShadySue on October 17, 2019, 17:03 »
September numbers are 'average', but I want to write details of 2 specific sales i have in my september list:

Sale: gross earning $0.00067 - license fee $0.00449 - IStockphoto - Price per Image - USA - California
->Which means someone bought my image for '1/2 cent'?!
That's a pay per view scheme which is difficult for non-buyers to get any info about.

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Sale: gross earning $-0.60000 - license fee $-4.00000 - IStock Editorial - Premium Access Time - USA - New Jersey
-> So the IStock customer got paid $4.00 for buying the image?! (The image is not THAT bad ;-)
Well, no. 60c is 15% of $4, so the buyer paid $4, you got 60c, but it looks like the sale was refunded.
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