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How many downloads on average do you need to get 1 EL?

1 EL per less than 100 downloads
3 (4.8%)
1 EL per 100 downloads
2 (3.2%)
1 EL per 200 downloads
8 (12.7%)
1 EL per 300 downloads
10 (15.9%)
1 EL per 400 downloads
5 (7.9%)
1 EL per 500 downloads
8 (12.7%)
1 EL per 600 downloads
9 (14.3%)
1 EL per 700 downloads
8 (12.7%)
1 EL per 800 downloads
2 (3.2%)
1 EL per 900 downloads
0 (0%)
1 EL per 1000 downloads
1 (1.6%)
1 EL per more than 1000 downloads
7 (11.1%)

Total Members Voted: 56

Author Topic: Extended Licence (EL) on average compared to DLs  (Read 6920 times)

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Semmick Photo

« on: March 31, 2015, 05:12 »
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Related to this thread and news http://www.microstockgroup.com/shutterstock-com/shutterstock-increase-print-limits-to-500-000-and-other-changes/

Interesting to find out and for future comparison, to see if the new print run allowance has an effect on ELs.

I remember when I joined SS the average number of downloads per EL for most contributors was around 500 dls. This has been true for me over the past 3 years. I am averaging 600 downloads per EL.

How many downloads on average do you need to get 1 EL?

Please vote in the poll, if there is a discrepancy, please let me know and I will edit the poll.

Thanks,


Me


« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 05:34 »
0
For the last 18 months or so mine has been between 150 - 180 so should that go under 100 or 200?

I voted under 1 per 200
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 06:00 by Me »

Noedelhap

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 05:46 »
+2
Past 18 months:

1 EL per 700  dls on average. (1:701)

Past 36 months:

1 EL per 1000 dls on average.  (1:992)

All time:

1 EL per 800 dls on average.  (1:828)
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 06:02 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 05:49 »
0
1 EL around every 250 dls


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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 05:50 »
0
1 per 200 (actual = 1:196) equating to ~28% of my earnings.

OM

« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 06:01 »
+4
I get 1 EL per 550 dl's but SOD's income is double that of EL $$ (Total SS earnings). Not many EL's or substantial SOD's recently. Whilst, total dl's are increasing slightly, $$$ are decreasing.

« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 06:08 »
+2
I get 1 EL per 550 dl's but SOD's income is double that of EL $$ (Total SS earnings). Not many EL's or substantial SOD's recently. Whilst, total dl's are increasing slightly, $$$ are decreasing.

Exactly the same thing happens in my case  >:(

dpimborough

« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 06:16 »
+1
1 enhanced download for every 470 is about average for me

« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 06:20 »
0
1 EL per 270 downloads.

« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2015, 06:29 »
+1
1 enhanced download for every 470 too.

« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2015, 06:31 »
+1
This is just for shutter stock, right? I was surprised to see my numbers so relatively favorable (2 out of 334 downloads in my short lifetime of stock).

dpimborough

« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2015, 07:38 »
+1
This is just for shutter stock, right? I was surprised to see my numbers so relatively favorable (2 out of 334 downloads in my short lifetime of stock).

I never got an EL from any other agency so Shutterstock it must be :)

ultimagina

« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 07:47 »
+1
1 EL for exactly 300 DL

« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2015, 08:10 »
0
1 EL per 670 dl

« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2015, 08:34 »
0
1 per 350 DLs at SS is an EL

« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2015, 09:25 »
+1
I had been averaging about 1 EL for every 500 DLs, then starting in November 2014, they completely dried up. I havent had an EL since Oct 28th, despite averaging over 1000 DLs per month since then.
I just went into my SS settings to make sure I am still opted in to ELs, and it showed that I was. But I opted out, then opted back in anyway, just in case it was "stuck".  To have over 6000 DLs without an EL seems very odd to me after averaging 2-3 per month for years.   :(

Uncle Pete

« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2015, 09:30 »
+3
Interesting, I thought I was doing poorly as far as ELs. 1 in 337 from 2008 through 2014 totals. Had to pick the closer number 1:300

But as someone probably pointed out we all have different content, subjects and primary areas. (or should?) Some people may have images that lend themselves better to EL use? I have no Editorial ELs and roughly 85% of my images on SS are Editorial now.

I'm fairly sure all mine are for illustrations or line drawings, not photos.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 09:37 by Uncle Pete »


« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2015, 09:43 »
+1
I only have a small port, but have had 4 ELs from 508 sales in the last six months (1:127). Looks like I should be reasonably pleased with that ratio.

« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2015, 09:55 »
+1
Out of 2400 downloads in March, I had 2 enhanced downloads.

« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2015, 12:26 »
0
1 per 610 all time
1 per 420 this year

ultimagina

« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2015, 14:41 »
-1
1 EL for exactly 300 DL
I just got an EL, right now, so my life time number will be slightly better than 1:300
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 15:14 by ultimagaina »

« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2015, 00:24 »
-1
Feb and Mar got no returns in el for thousands of dls >:( :-\ ;D

« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2015, 00:27 »
+2
Out of 2400 downloads in March, I had 2 enhanced downloads.
Sean, you just got 2400 dls in Mar?I thought you do much better than that :o

OM

« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2015, 20:02 »
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Interesting, I thought I was doing poorly as far as ELs. 1 in 337 from 2008 through 2014 totals. Had to pick the closer number 1:300

But as someone probably pointed out we all have different content, subjects and primary areas. (or should?) Some people may have images that lend themselves better to EL use? I have no Editorial ELs and roughly 85% of my images on SS are Editorial now.

I'm fairly sure all mine are for illustrations or line drawings, not photos.

That seems to be the determining factor. I get the impression (but it's no more than that) that ELs  go more frequently to cityscapes especially those at night. Having said that, I occasionally get one for a food shot or picture frame.

« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2015, 22:55 »
+1
Interesting, I thought I was doing poorly as far as ELs. 1 in 337 from 2008 through 2014 totals. Had to pick the closer number 1:300

But as someone probably pointed out we all have different content, subjects and primary areas. (or should?) Some people may have images that lend themselves better to EL use? I have no Editorial ELs and roughly 85% of my images on SS are Editorial now.

I'm fairly sure all mine are for illustrations or line drawings, not photos.

That seems to be the determining factor. I get the impression (but it's no more than that) that ELs  go more frequently to cityscapes especially those at night. Having said that, I occasionally get one for a food shot or picture frame.

I've had ELs for all kinds of images including isolations and editorial but almost never cityscapes and never one at night (despite having some in my port that get good DLs).  I have had cityscapes get lots of SODs before, especially those at night, but not much on ELs.  I assume it varies a lot for all of us.

« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2015, 23:40 »
0
1:121 all time
1:93 past 15 months


 

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