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Agency Based Discussion => Shutterstock.com => Topic started by: whosvegas on May 06, 2019, 07:36

Title: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: whosvegas on May 06, 2019, 07:36
I have contributer for a few years and have >100 sales

But i have never had a enhanced sale.

How rare are they? And when was your first enhanced sale?
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Pauws99 on May 06, 2019, 08:07
I have contributer for a few years and have >100 sales

But i have never had a enhanced sale.

How rare are they? And when was your first enhanced sale?
Seem almost non-existent these days. Funnily enough I had one very early on about 3% of earnings
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Brasilnut on May 06, 2019, 09:10
They should change the name to UL = Unicorn License
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: BalkanskiMacak on May 06, 2019, 09:52
I got a total of 3 sales, ranging between $15 and $20 each. Pretty low volume, interesting RPD, but I got way bigger amounts in the column single and others.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Graiki on May 06, 2019, 10:21
In all my life I have had 25440 downloads, 43 of these sales being enhanced license.
In recent years they are rare, but last month I had 5, a big surprise :-)
Honestly the SS are for me, far above all agencies, at all, signatures, videos, enhanced license ...
When I see the ranking, in my case the SS would be 3 to 4 times over the second.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Pauws99 on May 06, 2019, 10:29
In all my life I have had 25440 downloads, 43 of these sales being enhanced license.
In recent years they are rare, but last month I had 5, a big surprise :-)
Honestly the SS are for me, far above all agencies, at all, signatures, videos, enhanced license ...
When I see the ranking, in my case the SS would be 3 to 4 times over the second.
I think it was last month I got one I thought they had become extinct ...perhaps making a comeback !
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: pixel86 on May 06, 2019, 10:37
Used to get them, got one a couple of months ago, but they are pretty rare now. Especially since SS has allowed theft through holes in their software and most of my (our?) images are being given away on the free sites.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Noedelhap on May 06, 2019, 11:22
I had 3 Enhanced sales last year, so far 1 this year.

They are rare nowadays.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: HalfFull on May 06, 2019, 11:44
About a dozen this year so far... no where near as many as you used to get. Prices varied from $15 up to 34most were over $25
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: k_t_g on May 06, 2019, 22:21
They should change the name to UL = Unicorn License
Just like regular downloads they seem to rare.  :(
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: whosvegas on May 07, 2019, 00:58
After i read this topic, it is realistic not expect enhanced sales before you had 1000 downloads.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: AnS on May 07, 2019, 03:49
Out of 15000+ downloads only 4 of mine were Enhanced sales, revenue ranging 19-28$. Seems very rare to me, but maybe also because I'm doing only vectors and there's not much demand in the field for Enhanced licenses.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Not Today on May 07, 2019, 03:53
I've had 2 this year so far, around 20$ each. Never had them before.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Jens G on May 07, 2019, 05:38
I get an EL about one time for every 200 sales.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Zalee on May 07, 2019, 07:13
I've not had one yet  :-\
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Metsafile on May 07, 2019, 07:52
I haven't had an Enhanced sale since 2014.
My best sales have come from the Single and other category.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Stu99 on May 07, 2019, 08:12
Used to be about 2-3 every week now its about 2 a month. I think there are still plenty of EL sales across the site, but its simply down to quality content growth exceeding EL demand. There is an ever increasing number great photographers submitting quality content than there used to be.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: davidbautista on May 07, 2019, 09:09
Very rare.

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Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: dbvirago on May 07, 2019, 11:52
They changed the number of uses allowed before you needed to buy an EL. Since then, almost non-existent. Good for the buyer. Good for Shutterstock. Bad for the Photographer.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Mrblues101 on May 07, 2019, 20:31
I had only one in 2019.

Enhanced sales represents 1.9% of my whole incoming  :o
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: sgoodwin4813 on May 07, 2019, 21:08
They used to be once about every 300-500 sales.  Not sure about lately but possibly less often than that.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: Artist on May 07, 2019, 22:52
Got 1 this May
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: cascoly on May 08, 2019, 10:31
had 3 this year for $20+ w about 1200 DL  -- used to be 2-4 / mo for $20-50
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: sgoodwin4813 on May 09, 2019, 07:55
I went back and checked and have had two so far this year for about $30 each.  About the same frequency as in the past.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: obj owl on May 09, 2019, 14:24
My first EL was in November 2010 after 280 downloads.
This year I have had seven from less than 200 downloads.
I think more ELs are sold via the Enterprise team these days so they will be reported as SODs.
Title: Re: How rare are Enhanced sales?
Post by: OM on May 09, 2019, 18:40
25K downloads and 45 ELs in 7 years. Now very much ULs (hattip Alexandre) since SS upped the usage of subs/ODDs from 250K to 500K and floated the price of ELs from the previously fixed$28. Almost every innovation means we earn less per dl.