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Title: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: BigLeague on June 11, 2017, 16:37
Just for fun as long as you dont use your SS name on here, how many downloads on average do you get  month on SS?
Are we allowed to say here?ill add mine if we are.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Brasilnut on June 11, 2017, 17:17
I got just over 400 in May
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Mrblues101 on June 11, 2017, 17:19
May about 550
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on June 11, 2017, 17:54
13 in May, but that's for video.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on June 11, 2017, 18:50
...Are we allowed to say here?ill add mine if we are.

You're not supposed to disclose that information as of a change a few years back in the contract we agree to as contributors:

https://submit.shutterstock.com/legal/terms?language=en

From Section 15:

"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."

I think that download numbers would be considered part of that list (although I'm not aware of any action they've taken for breaches of these terms). Especially as the information is largely meaningless without the context of a particular portfolio, I don't know why you'd take the risk.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Chichikov on June 11, 2017, 23:40
I have not enough zeroes on my keyboard to write this number…
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Thomas from France on June 12, 2017, 00:04
I have not enough zeroes on my keyboard to write this number…
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: KuriousKat on June 12, 2017, 01:36
I think they said on a forum thread that it was OK to discuss download numbers, just not actual earnings?
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 12, 2017, 03:09
4500-6500
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Brasilnut on June 12, 2017, 03:56
Quote
4500-6500

Impressive!
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: pkphotos on June 12, 2017, 04:15
About 35,000 +/- 5000
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 12, 2017, 04:43
About 35,000 +/- 5000
Wow congrats!
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on June 12, 2017, 05:19
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Desintegrator on June 12, 2017, 05:48
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?

Shouldn't that be more? In recent month RPD at Shutterstock is around or over 1 USD in my experience
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 12, 2017, 05:59
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?

Shouldn't that be more? In recent month RPD at Shutterstock is around or over 1 USD in my experience
That is way high. I would guess you have a smaller number of downloads and have been very lucky.

ETA sorry, or you have lots of videos
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Pauws99 on June 12, 2017, 06:18
Mine is around 67c
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Chichikov on June 12, 2017, 06:49
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
The good question is "What are you smoking?" (maybe)
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 12, 2017, 06:53
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
The good question is "What are you smoking?" (maybe)
There are a handful of people out there doing these kinds of numbers. Why are people surprised when one is on the forum?
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Artist on June 12, 2017, 07:07
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
The good question is "What are you smoking?" (maybe)
There are a handful of people out there doing these kinds of numbers. Why are people surprised when one is on the forum?

Yes, I have a person in network who earns big. And SS itself says they pay 100s million to contributor.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Desintegrator on June 12, 2017, 07:21
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?

Shouldn't that be more? In recent month RPD at Shutterstock is around or over 1 USD in my experience
That is way high. I would guess you have a smaller number of downloads and have been very lucky.

ETA sorry, or you have lots of videos

Last few months I had around 1000-1300 downloads and RPDs between 0.8 and 1.3 when I exclude video sales.
The process I see in recent years is that my number of downloads are getting less and less and earning level remains roughly the same.
I do photos, no illustrations.
And yes, the lucky big sales are the ones bringing the avarage up, but there are a few for every month
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Chichikov on June 12, 2017, 07:41
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
The good question is "What are you smoking?" (maybe)
There are a handful of people out there doing these kinds of numbers. Why are people surprised when one is on the forum?
O_o I am not surprised at all… not me.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 12, 2017, 07:43
Last few months I had around 1000-1300 downloads and RPDs between 0.8 and 1.3 when I exclude video sales.
The process I see in recent years is that my number of downloads are getting less and less and earning level remains roughly the same.
I do photos, no illustrations.
And yes, the lucky big sales are the ones bringing the avarage up, but there are a few for every month
That's great. I wonder if certain niches are more likely to attract ELs or SODs.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Desintegrator on June 12, 2017, 08:03
Last few months I had around 1000-1300 downloads and RPDs between 0.8 and 1.3 when I exclude video sales.
The process I see in recent years is that my number of downloads are getting less and less and earning level remains roughly the same.
I do photos, no illustrations.
And yes, the lucky big sales are the ones bringing the avarage up, but there are a few for every month
That's great. I wonder if certain niches are more likely to attract ELs or SODs.
I don't know. Still big SODs are too rare to see a pattern. I don't have any specific niche, I'm just uploading all kind of photos I happen to take. Ase far as I see anything can get big SOD, be it the most boring, simple isolated object out of thousands of others on the site or something more interesting, less common. I really don't see any pattern.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: pixel86 on June 12, 2017, 08:15
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
The good question is "What are you smoking?" (maybe)
There are a handful of people out there doing these kinds of numbers. Why are people surprised when one is on the forum?


I am surprised that someone that makes this kind of money would be on this forum because I would think they would be busy shooting, uploading, making trips to the bank, and enjoying life and wouldnt have time for the nonsense here. I know I would be.  :)
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: increasingdifficulty on June 12, 2017, 08:39
I am surprised that someone that makes this kind of money would be on this forum because I would think they would be busy shooting, uploading, making trips to the bank, and enjoying life and wouldnt have time for the nonsense here. I know I would be.  :)

Why? I would think it was stranger if someone was suddenly NOT interested in reading the most active forum in the very business they're in as soon as they started making lots of money...

Even more reason to be interested in what's happening at the different sites. And a nice ego boost on top of that seeing all the complainers and whiners while seeing the nice numbers.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on June 12, 2017, 08:44
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
The good question is "What are you smoking?" (maybe)
There are a handful of people out there doing these kinds of numbers. Why are people surprised when one is on the forum?

I'm not well versed in how much independents sell.  To me, that many licenses must come from a portfolio that houses a mind numbing number of images. I guess it's worth it then.  However, it's a bit hypocritical to complain about oversupply and then applaud a portfolio of 300k images.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: niktol on June 12, 2017, 09:02

Even more reason to be interested in what's happening at the different sites. And a nice ego boost on top of that seeing all the complainers and whiners while seeing the nice numbers.

Ego or no ego, I would trade walls of complaining for little bits of useful information in a heartbeat. And useful info is present on this site, just hard to find.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: PhotoBomb on June 12, 2017, 09:27
About 35,000 +/- 5000

Well I'm impressed. Quite an improvement in 6 months.
Back in December you posted in a "Best Day Ever Thread"

$25.65 from a total of 2356 files online. Fairly happy with that day.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on June 12, 2017, 09:53
About 35,000 +/- 5000

Well I'm impressed. Quite an improvement in 6 months.
Back in December you posted in a "Best Day Ever Thread"

$25.65 from a total of 2356 files online. Fairly happy with that day.

Ummmm.... yeah.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 12, 2017, 10:08
About 35,000 +/- 5000

Well I'm impressed. Quite an improvement in 6 months.
Back in December you posted in a "Best Day Ever Thread"

$25.65 from a total of 2356 files online. Fairly happy with that day.
Good catch
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Brightontl on June 12, 2017, 10:15
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
The good question is "What are you smoking?" (maybe)
There are a handful of people out there doing these kinds of numbers. Why are people surprised when one is on the forum?


I am surprised that someone that makes this kind of money would be on this forum because I would think they would be busy shooting, uploading, making trips to the bank, and enjoying life and wouldnt have time for the nonsense here. I know I would be.  :)
Someone making this kind of money probably spends zillions of hours in front of a computer post processing, keywording, uploading with a lot of downtime between tasks, ideal for checking forums
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: zebra007 on June 12, 2017, 10:43
2016-2017//lowest is 9037 highest is 20585 :)
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: pixel86 on June 12, 2017, 11:50
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
The good question is "What are you smoking?" (maybe)
There are a handful of people out there doing these kinds of numbers. Why are people surprised when one is on the forum?


I am surprised that someone that makes this kind of money would be on this forum because I would think they would be busy shooting, uploading, making trips to the bank, and enjoying life and wouldnt have time for the nonsense here. I know I would be.  :)
Someone making this kind of money probably spends zillions of hours in front of a computer post processing, keywording, uploading with a lot of downtime between tasks, ideal for checking forums


 ;)

Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 12, 2017, 14:14
2016-2017//lowest is 9037 highest is 20585 :)
Good work!
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: pkphotos on June 12, 2017, 14:20
I made a typo, I meant 35000 +/- 34800

People are too obsessed with figures on this forum. Any shrewd contributor having good success would keep that info to themselves and talk about everything apart from finances.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 12, 2017, 14:36
I made a typo, I meant 35000 +/- 34800

People are too obsessed with figures on this forum. Any shrewd contributor having good success would keep that info to themselves and talk about everything apart from finances.
But you've made the most explicit posts about your income in the past as evidenced by the quote catching you out in your lie. Far more precise than the approximate numbers everyone else has given.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: pkphotos on June 12, 2017, 14:43
I made a typo, I meant 35000 +/- 34800

People are too obsessed with figures on this forum. Any shrewd contributor having good success would keep that info to themselves and talk about everything apart from finances.
But you've made the most explicit posts about your income in the past as evidenced by the quote catching you out in your lie. Far more precise than the approximate numbers everyone else has given.

I was just having a laugh with overly earnest contributors who are infatuated with finances. You shoot yourself in the foot if you share all of your info.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: PhotoBomb on June 12, 2017, 15:08
I made a typo, I meant 35000 +/- 34800

People are too obsessed with figures on this forum. Any shrewd contributor having good success would keep that info to themselves and talk about everything apart from finances.
But you've made the most explicit posts about your income in the past as evidenced by the quote catching you out in your lie. Far more precise than the approximate numbers everyone else has given.

I was just having a laugh with overly earnest contributors who are infatuated with finances. You shoot yourself in the foot if you share all of your info.

Your actions have just devalued all of your posts - past, present and future.  It hurts this forum when people can't be trusted. Rather than posting mis-information you should have either stayed out or posted 'none of your business'.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: pkphotos on June 12, 2017, 15:14
I made a typo, I meant 35000 +/- 34800

People are too obsessed with figures on this forum. Any shrewd contributor having good success would keep that info to themselves and talk about everything apart from finances.
But you've made the most explicit posts about your income in the past as evidenced by the quote catching you out in your lie. Far more precise than the approximate numbers everyone else has given.

I was just having a laugh with overly earnest contributors who are infatuated with finances. You shoot yourself in the foot if you share all of your info.

Your actions have just devalued all of your posts - past, present and future.  It hurts this forum when people can't be trusted. Rather than posting mis-information you should have either stayed out or posted 'none of your business'.

The majority of my posts are sincere. No need to be so earnest. Telling people 'it's none of your business' may be your way of communicating, others like to have a little fun. Don't be righteous and think your way is the only way and everything else is wrong.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: pixel86 on June 12, 2017, 17:57
I don' t think liars are fun. Not that I really believed your post in the first place, but i was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt. The key word being WAS. I love when people get outed then turn it around to make it look like others arent "fun" or are righteous. ::)
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: stockmn on June 12, 2017, 18:10
People come to this forum to try to share and receive actual, real information that can help them run their business. Replies like this just muddy the water. Nothing wrong with having a bit of fun here but your post was written as a factual statement rather than a tongue in cheek joke.

Weeding through this forum to find the nuggets of gold is difficult enough without people purposefully posting false information with the intention to mislead. Just saying...
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on June 12, 2017, 18:13
Don't be righteous and think your way is the only way and everything else is wrong.

I really don't think there's a massive argument for lying being an acceptable alternative option. If it was a joke, then making stuff up isn't so bad, but the basis of the joke would be that people have visibility of your stats, which we don't. As a result, there's no reason for anybody not to take your statement at face value. 

You can't just 'make stuff up'! How about this example...

Your stats show that you got 10 extended licenses in one week, totalling $5,000, plus your normal sales:

Pkphotos: Hey, my stats said I'd got $5K in EL's but I've just got my payment and they're nowhere to be seen.
SS Support: Yeah, we made it up! We were just having some fun with you.
Pkphotos: Well that's ridiculous, you can't do that! You're purposefully lying... you wouldn't catch me lying.
SS Support: Don't be righteous and think your way is the only way and everything else is wrong.
Pkphotos: Now you put it that way... you're right, I have seen the error of my ways! Haha SS, you guys are great!
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: pkphotos on June 12, 2017, 18:48
Don't be righteous and think your way is the only way and everything else is wrong.

I really don't think there's a massive argument for lying being an acceptable alternative option. If it was a joke, then making stuff up isn't so bad, but the basis of the joke would be that people have visibility of your stats, which we don't. As a result, there's no reason for anybody not to take your statement at face value. 

You can't just 'make stuff up'! How about this example...

Your stats show that you got 10 extended licenses in one week, totalling $5,000, plus your normal sales:

Pkphotos: Hey, my stats said I'd got $5K in EL's but I've just got my payment and they're nowhere to be seen.
SS Support: Yeah, we made it up! We were just having some fun with you.
Pkphotos: Well that's ridiculous, you can't do that! You're purposefully lying... you wouldn't catch me lying.
SS Support: Don't be righteous and think your way is the only way and everything else is wrong.
Pkphotos: Now you put it that way... you're right, I have seen the error of my ways! Haha SS, you guys are great!

A far fetched example and waste of your time coming up with and typing out that scenario. Obviously a forum where people are exchanging ideas cannot be compared to a company reporting financial results. I'd call that being very straight laced and melodramatic.

You call it lying, I call it taking to piss out of the thread. Humour is allowed on the forum I think.

Here is how this kind of thread works -
Q: How many downloads do you get a month
Q: Wow that's impressive how much does that equal in $ per month?
Q: Wow, what are you shooting? (So I can look it up, copy it and flood the market, instead of coming up with my own ideas).

If you think everyone on this forum posts 100% accurate financial information you may want to ask yourself if you really think that's the case.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Minsc on June 12, 2017, 19:07
If you’re going to lie, learn how to lie better. If you exaggerate to an acceptable amount, people will believe you. If you exaggerate to an impossible amount, then people can laugh with you.

With contributors like Raw Pixel and African Studio, 35,000 is easily achievable.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: ShadySue on June 12, 2017, 19:28
The general 'yah-boo-sucks-not-tellin'-ya' or indeed 'how long is a piece of string?' answer is 42, but maybe not everyone nowadays gets the reference (maybe if one said 42, someone would think 42 was the literal answer, but who cares about them?  ;D 8) :P)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy)
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: pkphotos on June 12, 2017, 19:29
If you’re going to lie, learn how to lie better. If you exaggerate to an acceptable amount, people will believe you. If you exaggerate to an impossible amount, then people can laugh with you.

With contributors like Raw Pixel and African Studio, 35,000 is easily achievable.

I would have thought 35,000 +/- 5000 was an obvious piss take, (the same as my best ever day $25 from 2500 which I pretended to be chuffed about). When I was asked the inevitable probing 'wow, what are you shooting' question I was going to answer 'monarch butterflies'. Of course the gullible people out there would have just started shooting and uploading millions of monarch butterfly photos in anticipation of downloads and $.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: niktol on June 12, 2017, 20:16
Let's all just relax. Nothing wrong with factual information on a forum, but it shouldn't be personal.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: dragonblade on June 12, 2017, 20:53
Very close to making my second payout on SS. Not long now.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Microstockphoto on June 13, 2017, 00:40
12000 on a bad weekend
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Pauws99 on June 13, 2017, 01:33
You can't really be an honest person 90% of the time ;-). It just confirms what I've always suspected i.e a lot of the talk on here about sales is just made up. Childish and disrespectful i think but nothing personal ;-).
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 13, 2017, 02:39
If you’re going to lie, learn how to lie better. If you exaggerate to an acceptable amount, people will believe you. If you exaggerate to an impossible amount, then people can laugh with you.

With contributors like Raw Pixel and African Studio, 35,000 is easily achievable.

I would have thought 35,000 +/- 5000 was an obvious piss take, (the same as my best ever day $25 from 2500 which I pretended to be chuffed about). When I was asked the inevitable probing 'wow, what are you shooting' question I was going to answer 'monarch butterflies'. Of course the gullible people out there would have just started shooting and uploading millions of monarch butterfly photos in anticipation of downloads and $.

None of this is making any sense. I had a quick look at your post history and just on your first few post on this forum you posted more detailed facts and figures (made up ones?) than most people here do over their whole history.

It doesn't add up that you are on some sort of humorous crusade against people who are "too obsessed with figures on this forum". Even more bizarre that the joke involves sometimes posting perfectly believable stats, like making $25 in a day and totally unbelievable joke stats (by your reasoning) like 35000 dls a month.

I am sounding way too much like a give sh*t how you get your kicks now. Basically I just know to ignore whatever you say from now on.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Stickystock on June 13, 2017, 02:56
Back on topic:

May: 4111 downloads
May 2016: 5047

Since November last year I dropped about ~ 1000 downloads per month.

But stil positive. Earnings are steady again and I'm trying to climb back to my old numbers. I already have about 450 downloads per month from new images since the 'November Crash of 2016'  :P
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: sobm on June 13, 2017, 05:04
Back on topic:

May: 4111 downloads
May 2016: 5047

Since November last year I dropped about ~ 1000 downloads per month.

But stil positive. Earnings are steady again and I'm trying to climb back to my old numbers. I already have about 450 downloads per month from new images since the 'November Crash of 2016'  :P

New files almost don't get a dl for my port.Can i ask how many new files you uploaded in a month or week? thanks
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Brasilnut on June 13, 2017, 05:55
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New files almost don't get a dl for my port.

May I take a quick look at your portfolio and perhaps give a few tips?
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on June 13, 2017, 06:19
So you're concerned about me wasting my time typing out scenario, but you don't care about other people wasting their time asking you their 'inevitable questions'?

There's nothing wrong with a joke, but a joke usually only works when it's A) funny and B) it's clear that it's a joke. Yours had neither unfortunately!
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Stickystock on June 13, 2017, 10:02
Back on topic:

May: 4111 downloads
May 2016: 5047

Since November last year I dropped about ~ 1000 downloads per month.

But stil positive. Earnings are steady again and I'm trying to climb back to my old numbers. I already have about 450 downloads per month from new images since the 'November Crash of 2016'  :P

New files almost don't get a dl for my port.Can i ask how many new files you uploaded in a month or week? thanks

205 since November.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Microstockphoto on June 13, 2017, 12:33
i call bs
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: derek on June 14, 2017, 00:50
About 35,000 +/- 5000

So, $15-20k a month?  What are you shooting?
The good question is "What are you smoking?" (maybe)

I'm just smoking ordinary weed and  I'm around $15-20 as well!  got a joint there if anybody wants! ;D
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: PixelBytes on June 15, 2017, 10:37
The general 'yah-boo-sucks-not-tellin'-ya' or indeed 'how long is a piece of string?' answer is 42, but maybe not everyone nowadays gets the reference (maybe if one said 42, someone would think 42 was the literal answer, but who cares about them?  ;D 8) :P)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy)

Douglas Adams.  Does that make me old or cool?  Not sure.  ;D
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: EnginKorkmaz on June 15, 2017, 12:09
...Are we allowed to say here?ill add mine if we are.

You're not supposed to disclose that information as of a change a few years back in the contract we agree to as contributors:

https://submit.shutterstock.com/legal/terms?language=en

From Section 15:

"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."

I think that download numbers would be considered part of that list (although I'm not aware of any action they've taken for breaches of these terms). Especially as the information is largely meaningless without the context of a particular portfolio, I don't know why you'd take the risk.

Just what if... more than half of the contributors shate all those confidential information? Would SS terminate everyone's account? They earn more than we do from our creations. Would they be thinking -as we Turks say- "I'd rather sell lemons"?
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Brasilnut on June 15, 2017, 13:07
Quote
I'm just smoking ordinary weed and  I'm around $15-20 as well!  got a joint there if anybody wants! ;D

Yes, please!  :o
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: YadaYadaYada on June 16, 2017, 20:40
If you’re going to lie, learn how to lie better. If you exaggerate to an acceptable amount, people will believe you. If you exaggerate to an impossible amount, then people can laugh with you.

With contributors like Raw Pixel and African Studio, 35,000 is easily achievable.

I would have thought 35,000 +/- 5000 was an obvious piss take, (the same as my best ever day $25 from 2500 which I pretended to be chuffed about). When I was asked the inevitable probing 'wow, what are you shooting' question I was going to answer 'monarch butterflies'. Of course the gullible people out there would have just started shooting and uploading millions of monarch butterfly photos in anticipation of downloads and $.

That's what I shoot butterflies, ducks, insects, birds, cute puppies and kitty cats. Flowers and the garden are my biggest earners. Fresh vegetables are an all time high earning subject. First I go look at what there are the most of, because it must be good if so many people take pictures of that. Most popular subjects must be good because there are so many.

RPD varies from month to month. Feb was about 70c, this month is close to $3, many others hover around $1. But that's my photos, which aren't other people photos. Same as RPI which only applies to what I make from my pictures. Some do better, some do worse. How many downloads could be someone gets 15 ELs a month and someone other gets 50 subs a month.

Who makes more? Useless numbers, all of them.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Brasilnut on June 17, 2017, 01:16
I published a blog post on my top 5 most downloaded images at SS and why I think they're popular:

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/top-5-best-selling-stock-photos/
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: BigLeague on June 17, 2017, 10:19
I published a blog post on my top 5 most downloaded images at SS and why I think they're popular:

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/top-5-best-selling-stock-photos/

EDITED: i see 5th place has 105 downloads, i dont know if 'teaching' is something you should be concentrating on
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: niktol on June 17, 2017, 10:30
I published a blog post on my top 5 most downloaded images at SS and why I think they're popular:

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/top-5-best-selling-stock-photos/

EDITED: i see 5th place has 105 downloads, i dont know if 'teaching' is something you should be concentrating on

Why not? If it sells.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Brasilnut on June 17, 2017, 10:44
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i see 5th place has 105 downloads, i dont know if 'teaching' is something you should be concentrating on

It's a great shot and the caipirinha tasted great! Drink one sometime, it may loosen you up!
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: BigLeague on June 17, 2017, 10:55
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i see 5th place has 105 downloads, i dont know if 'teaching' is something you should be concentrating on

It's a great shot and the caipirinha tasted great! Drink one sometime, it may loosen you up!

Just because i don't like seeing people taken for a ride, doesn't mean i need 'loosing' up. Heres a drink for you ' Dosa Reality'
Im glad its a 'great shot' .... for you, but just because you said it, doesnt make it true.
I changed a tap once, maybe I should write a book on how to be a successful plumber?
Anyway, good luck.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on June 17, 2017, 11:20
The pipe on my sink keeps clogging up. Games Master.... please help me.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: dpimborough on June 18, 2017, 01:24
260 +/- 10 per month every month

 :'(

Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Minsc on June 18, 2017, 15:06
Averaging about 4000 in the last few months.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: oscarcwilliams on June 18, 2017, 21:04
WOW!!
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: sobm on June 19, 2017, 00:01
Averaging about 4000 in the last few months.

How??  :o
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Lana on June 19, 2017, 01:54
I'll share my numbers too then (they are on a small side though :D

Last summer I got well over 200 dls a month and I thought it was good because i had 300 something photos in my port, my rpd was between 50 cents to 1 usd.
Now I've got 580 images (and 4 clips) and I sold only about 150 images in May  :( my rpd was above 1$ though in May due to a few nice sales, but still... it doesn't look like it's going to be better in June.

But there are a few things that changed for me over the last year:
- I used to have one buyer (i think he was one of my followers) from the north of Mexico, who would stop by nearly everyday to buy a few photos from the same North of Mexico series, actually even buying same photos over and over again, they shopped in my port for about half a year at least. not sure why they needed to license the same photos and who they were, but I miss them ;D
- last April when there was a huge offshore scandal in Panama, I uploaded a series of about 10 images from Panama city, mostly nightscapes, they sold everyday, and around autumn it kind of stopped.. And these are not my only bestsellers that stopped selling.
- I used to sell more series (until this last winter I think) - not sure how you call it, but when a buyer gets several of your photos at once? It happened a lot before and then something changed in the search I guess and I don't see it happening as often.

So, I lost the buyer, I lost some of my all time bestsellers and haven't uploaded anything that would make up for it, boo boo boo

Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Brasilnut on June 19, 2017, 04:29
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  - I used to have one buyer (i think he was one of my followers) from the north of Mexico, who would stop by nearly everyday to buy a few photos from the same North of Mexico series, actually even buying same photos over and over again, they shopped in my port for about half a year at least. not sure why they needed to license the same photos and who they were, but I miss them ;D 

Have you ever thought about doing a google reverse search(or Tineye)  on those images and trying to contact that buyer directly? You would effectively cut out the agency and earn 100% of the commission and potentially commissioned work.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: YadaYadaYada on June 19, 2017, 10:25
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i see 5th place has 105 downloads, i dont know if 'teaching' is something you should be concentrating on

It's a great shot and the caipirinha tasted great! Drink one sometime, it may loosen you up!

I liked your #5 and the beer above the beach. Hopefully your nice cool message from either of these is what sells. Good work and ideas.

Any good selling image in micro will usually have a concept and message that can be used by many different buyers.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Minsc on June 19, 2017, 19:14
How??  :o

Focus on the important aspects of microstock. Popular categories, commercial value and keywording.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Lana on June 19, 2017, 22:52
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  - I used to have one buyer (i think he was one of my followers) from the north of Mexico, who would stop by nearly everyday to buy a few photos from the same North of Mexico series, actually even buying same photos over and over again, they shopped in my port for about half a year at least. not sure why they needed to license the same photos and who they were, but I miss them ;D 

Have you ever thought about doing a google reverse search(or Tineye)  on those images and trying to contact that buyer directly? You would effectively cut out the agency and earn 100% of the commission and potentially commissioned work.

nope, never thought of it actually..
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: maya23 on June 26, 2017, 04:12
Back on topic:

May: 4111 downloads
May 2016: 5047

Since November last year I dropped about ~ 1000 downloads per month.

But stil positive. Earnings are steady again and I'm trying to climb back to my old numbers. I already have about 450 downloads per month from new images since the 'November Crash of 2016'  :P

New files almost don't get a dl for my port.Can i ask how many new files you uploaded in a month or week? thanks

205 since November.

Stickystock, did you mean you uploaded 205 new images per month since November 2016 or all together 205 images since November ?

thanks
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: langstrup on June 26, 2017, 11:06
Deleted because of unclear guidelines......................
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on June 26, 2017, 11:12
Around 10-12.000 on Shutterstock. Our port is around 4300 images!
Outstanding. That's some top quality images! Well done.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Artist on June 26, 2017, 11:21
Around 10-12.000 on Shutterstock. Our port is around 4300 images!
Very nice work you have.. congratulations and wish you more success.
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: ngaga35 on July 08, 2017, 12:14
I had long couple of years bak over 2500 in month, just over 700 in June
It's very disappointing!
July is even worse!



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Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: mboy on July 16, 2017, 06:47
very small portfolio - under 300 photos, average is 30 per month

July seems to be worst month ever...
Title: Re: How many downloads on average do you get month on SS
Post by: Stickystock on July 17, 2017, 02:54
Back on topic:

May: 4111 downloads
May 2016: 5047

Since November last year I dropped about ~ 1000 downloads per month.

But stil positive. Earnings are steady again and I'm trying to climb back to my old numbers. I already have about 450 downloads per month from new images since the 'November Crash of 2016'  :P

New files almost don't get a dl for my port.Can i ask how many new files you uploaded in a month or week? thanks

205 since November.

Stickystock, did you mean you uploaded 205 new images per month since November 2016 or all together 205 images since November ?

thanks

All together.