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Rinderart

« on: November 19, 2014, 10:54 »
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Wow, I haven't seen sales Like this in I don't know how long. At least 16/18 Months. I hope others also. Sure feels good, Been Uploading Like a madman.


« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 12:02 »
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Um, sorry, no.  Just steadily downhill for me.   You must have written a nice letter to Santa.

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 12:15 »
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Wow, I haven't seen sales Like this in I don't know how long. At least 16/18 Months. I hope others also. Sure feels good, Been Uploading Like a madman.
please send me some sales!

« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 12:25 »
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You must be getting all my sales! Just kidding! Glad for you good fortune 

Smiling Jack

« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 15:04 »
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Aside from a few HUGE EL and OD  sales, things are as usual.  Would have expected higher DL numbers for November,  but the big sales are boosting the $ totals.

« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 15:18 »
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Not here.  Looks like I peaked in October, and it just seems to drift back down, despite uploading.  Disappointing.

« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014, 16:13 »
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Congratulations on the sales! For me it is the opposite in the moment at Shutterstock. It is unbelievable low in the moment!

« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2014, 16:39 »
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The month started out well for me but has taken a big downturn the last week and a half.  Not a huge drop in the number of sales, but nearly all just subs lately.

« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2014, 16:44 »
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I have seen a 50% decline in sales ever since the last algorithm change.  :( But I haven't uploaded anything new in forever, either. Hopefully they will change that algorithm so I can see sales double again. Seems like every other change, I lose.

« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2014, 16:46 »
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November and December are my best months at Shutterstock, and this month is tracking that way. So far, I've had four Enhanced Downloads ($28 each), and three Single Downloads that averaged out to $73 each. Surprisingly, these high dollar downloads were not holiday themed, although a lot of my regular downloads are. I wish others were having as good a month.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2014, 17:06 by rimglow »

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2014, 17:32 »
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Not here.  Looks like I peaked in October, and it just seems to drift back down, despite uploading.  Disappointing.
Yep, I agree. October was fantastic, November probably (just) on average. Was hoping for more for November, before the Dec & Jan slumps.

« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 17:41 »
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Currently in the middle of my best ever run with SS. Mind you, I'm pretty low-volume... I'm talking about 10-12 sales per day as opposed to a more regular 1-4. I'm also 99% editorial so perhaps not a great gauge of how things are going generally.

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2014, 18:32 »
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November and December are my best months at Shutterstock, and this month is tracking that way. So far, I've had four Enhanced Downloads ($28 each), and three Single Downloads that averaged out to $73 each. Surprisingly, these high dollar downloads were not holiday themed, although a lot of my regular downloads are. I wish others were having as good a month.
you must be one of Santa's elf! I must be a grinch because my sales truly suck!

« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2014, 18:46 »
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For me number of sales are not crazy good, but huge SOD downloads are more and more frequent, and my return per download is over $1 nowadays, which is good improvement for SS.

I don't understand the point any more, when people say, they reserve their more interesting shots for Alamy and such, because they  don't want to sell them for $0.38. The truth is, I get more $75-150 sales on Shutterstock  than any kind of sales on Alamy.

« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2014, 18:54 »
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Subs as regular. Higher sells at istock indivstock canstock and fotolia. But fotolia with less commission each download. It seems 123rf knows i stopped uploading.. worst agency this month for me. Istock best for me. Got the same regular sales as subs. Never happened to me before.

« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2014, 18:55 »
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Currently in the middle of my best ever run with SS. Mind you, I'm pretty low-volume... I'm talking about 10-12 sales per day as opposed to a more regular 1-4. I'm also 99% editorial so perhaps not a great gauge of how things are going generally.

Very similar situation to mine.

« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2014, 01:34 »
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For me is also a good month. I sold one file with 28$ and at this time my sales on SS are better than all of October.


« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2014, 03:46 »
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Good pretty decent earnings this month. Most is from the subs sales of last month at istock. SS for me is going badly this month, hardly any sales there. The rest of the agencies are as always silent as a tomb

« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2014, 04:43 »
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Shutterstock has been absolutely rubbish this month compared to the steady increase in sales through the year then it just crashed in November.  50% down on October. :(

« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2014, 05:13 »
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All is well in my garden.

SS is the best because they heavily invest in sales, chase the buyers and push for us ALL. It's a serious biz and prof team working on our behalf to sell our files, and I thank them for it.

Micky_Mango

« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2014, 05:42 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2014, 07:10 by Micky_Mango »

« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2014, 06:52 »
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Nov. is much better than last many months. I'm surprised in increase, even without uploading news.

« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2014, 08:08 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.

It is tricky when you don't know the numbers involved. A huge uptick could be a 300% increase from 5 sales per day to 15 sales per day. That could be down to uploading a handful of decent new images rather than something else.

If it's from say 200 to 600 sales a day that is more interesting.

« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2014, 08:17 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.

It is tricky when you don't know the numbers involved. A huge uptick could be a 300% increase from 5 sales per day to 15 sales per day. That could be down to uploading a handful of decent new images rather than something else.

If it's from say 200 to 600 sales a day that is more interesting.
I'm not sure how many people are getting 600 sales a day, that comes out to $4-5 million a year.

« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2014, 08:20 »
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I always like to look at the IS portfolios of some of those who are stating 'fantastic month'. It does give some sort of sense of balance to see how their sales are there, purely because it's easy to see sellers stats on IS as opposed to other sites. It helps to show what someones definition of 'fantastic sales' actually means.
Here is a selection of sales data for some of those reporting their sales....
100 files sold in a year.
40 files in 2 years.
50 files in 3 years.
1400 in 8 years.
3600 in 7 years.

It is tricky when you don't know the numbers involved. A huge uptick could be a 300% increase from 5 sales per day to 15 sales per day. That could be down to uploading a handful of decent new images rather than something else.

If it's from say 200 to 600 sales a day that is more interesting.
I'm not sure how many people are getting 600 sales a day, that comes out to $4-5 million a year.
I get over 200 a day on week days and I doubt I'm top 5%
ETA and I don't make anything like $1 million/year!!!!


 

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