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« on: June 11, 2017, 16:37 »
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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.


Brasilnut

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 17:17 »
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I got just over 400 in May

« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 17:19 »
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May about 550

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 17:54 »
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13 in May, but that's for video.

« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 18:50 »
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...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.

« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 23:40 »
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I have not enough zeroes on my keyboard to write this number

« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 00:04 »
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I have not enough zeroes on my keyboard to write this number

« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 01:36 »
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I think they said on a forum thread that it was OK to discuss download numbers, just not actual earnings?

« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 03:09 »
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4500-6500

Brasilnut

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 03:56 »
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4500-6500

Impressive!

« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 04:15 »
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About 35,000 +/- 5000

« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2017, 04:43 »
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About 35,000 +/- 5000
Wow congrats!

« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 05:19 »
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About 35,000 +/- 5000

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

« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2017, 05:48 »
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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

« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2017, 05:59 »
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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 Edit: June 12, 2017, 07:15 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2017, 06:18 »
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Mine is around 67c

« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2017, 06:49 »
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About 35,000 +/- 5000

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


« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2017, 06:53 »
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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?

« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2017, 07:07 »
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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.

« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2017, 07:21 »
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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

« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2017, 07:41 »
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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.

« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2017, 07:43 »
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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.

« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2017, 08:03 »
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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.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2017, 08:26 by Desintegrator »

« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2017, 08:15 »
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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.  :)

« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2017, 08:39 »
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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.


 

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