MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: I've done it - $10K in earnings  (Read 15531 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2012, 12:22 »
0
Dear Steve,

congrats on your great achievement!

I have similar numbers you had in 2010, about 700 images and $70 a month...still on the 25 cents per image, since I started uploading in March. I try to have 70-100 images approved every month and would like to achieve 1000 by the end of this year.
Regards,


« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2012, 13:48 »
0
Oh! when I saw the title I thought you have done 10k per month :)

still a good story though.. congrats  ;)

« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2012, 13:51 »
0
Oh! when I saw the title I thought you have done 10k per month :)

still a good story though.. congrats  ;)

I believe there arent many doing 10k per month at SS or IS ;D

Microbius

« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2012, 00:42 »
0
Oh! when I saw the title I thought you have done 10k per month :)

still a good story though.. congrats  ;)
That's actually what I thought too! Well on the way though, congrats!

« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2012, 16:47 »
0
sorry to post in your topic Steve but I wasnt going to open a new topic :D

Approved: June 13 2009
500$: March 09 2010 (9 months) (rpd 0.31$, 1119 photos, 1643 downloads)
3000$: March 16 2011 (1 year and 9 months) (rpd 0.40$, 2478 photos, 7447 downloads)
10000$: July 3 2012 (3 years and 20 days) (rpd 0.49$, 3929 photos, 20564 downloads)


rubyroo

« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2012, 16:59 »
0
Congratulations on your milestone Luis!  Enjoy your celebrations  ;D

Microbius

« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2012, 02:21 »
0
Congratulations Luis!!

« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2012, 02:42 »
0
it seems some people got quite high EL sales, I wonder why i got very little percentage of EL sales, like 2-3 % of my overall sales. You guys have idea what usually a buyer need a EL license? could it be most of my portfolio are some vector?

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2012, 02:48 »
0
Big congrats Steve and Luis, thats a great achievement. :) Very happy for you guys. Now we just need to push SS to make a royalty category above 10k...! (20k perhaps?)

« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2012, 07:11 »
0
thanks guys :D

a raise? honestly with all stuff from agencies I just want them to keep it, glad I made it before any change

regarding EL I have tiny sales there, my average is still below 1 per month

« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2012, 07:28 »
0
Luis congrats! ;)

« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2012, 08:12 »
0
Big congrats Steve and Luis, thats a great achievement. :) Very happy for you guys. Now we just need to push SS to make a royalty category above 10k...! (20k perhaps?)

That would be a sweet move.  If no raise, then at least another ceiling to hit!! You got my vote.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2012, 14:36 »
0
Quote
Approved: June 13 2009
500$: March 09 2010 (9 months) (rpd 0.31$, 1119 photos, 1643 downloads)
3000$: March 16 2011 (1 year and 9 months) (rpd 0.40$, 2478 photos, 7447 downloads)
10000$: July 3 2012 (3 years and 20 days) (rpd 0.49$, 3929 photos, 20564 downloads)



Luis - sorry, I must have been taking lots of stock photos, because I completely missed this! Congratulations!! It comes to something when I don't even read my own posts!

Your analysis of Shutterstock earnings was interesting and so I decided to do it for mine:


For those people who create blogs to get referrals, have a look at the 5th column along - $26 from referrals after 4 years of blogging!

I don't know if I am now jinxed, but I have had no EDs at all in July - not a good sign. I've been trying to work out what sort of images get this magic license and posting, each month, my images with an enhanced license. I can guess why some of them get that license, but some are complete mysteries. Here is my latest post: http://www.backyardsilver.com/2012/06/latest-enhanced-license-download-on-shutterstock/

Anyway - here is to our $10K per month earning target!!

Steve

« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2012, 14:52 »
0
cheers Steve! you have a great RPD comparing to mine, almost 60 cents :)

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2012, 15:07 »
0
I have fewer images online - I think you have 3929, and I currently have 2780 on Shutterstock. Obviously higher quality images!!!  ;D

Steve

« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2012, 15:15 »
0
Belated congrats to both of you on the $10K milestone.

Some part of the split between subs and everything else depends on when you started. I was with SS from November 2004, so my all time totals include a lot of early sales at 20 and 23 cents per (23 cents was an early-contributor bonus that survived until the base rate went up to 25 cents for all). At the beginning, no ELs or on demand to bring the total up.

Also, I have a 3 year gap from 2008-11 (exclusivity at IS)

But my all time totals are 71% subs, 14% ELs, 12% OD and 1.5% singles and a 39 cents RPD. But if you look at July so far it's 77 cents and June was 73 cents, and the split for June overall was 46% subs.

Another way to look at how earnings have increased is that I made nearly as much in the last 12 months at SS as I did there for 2006, 2006 and the first half of 2008 (and my portfolio is the same size or smaller than it was then). The raises may have stopped but the sales volume and higher prices have kept earnings up.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 15:44 by jsnover »

tab62

« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2012, 15:17 »
0
more Home Runs with less at Bats! Great work Steve!  ;D


steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2012, 15:23 »
0
Quote
But if you look at July so far it's 77 cents and June was 73 cents, and the split for June overall was 46% subs.

Good point - in June, I had 46% or earnings from subs, 22% from on demand, 23% from ED and 6% from Singles. My earnings per download were $0.73, which means I am getting better month by month!!

Steve

« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2013, 09:43 »
0
I passed  10K$ milestone three days ago! But no change in earnings! When can I expect the "last change"?
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 09:52 by borg »

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2013, 09:58 »
0
From what I recall, it happened the next day - an increase to 38c. I would email support if nothing has changed for 3 days.

Congratulations though! It is a great milestone to reach.

Steve

rubyroo

« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2013, 10:52 »
0
Yay!  Congratulations Borg. ;D

« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2013, 10:55 »
0
Congratuations! As I recall I received an e-mail about the change and I don't remember waiting long

« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2013, 11:20 »
0
Well done Steve.
Smiling Jack

« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2013, 12:21 »
0
I passed  10K$ milestone three days ago! But no change in earnings! When can I expect the "last change"?

congratulations man, you truly deserve it, amazing creativity all your port! ;D

« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2013, 12:33 »
0

For those people who create blogs to get referrals, have a look at the 5th column along - $26 from referrals after 4 years of blogging!


Someone's made thousands from referring me eight years age, can't remember who it was. A handful of people must have made a small fortune from early referrals.


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
19 Replies
5465 Views
Last post November 08, 2014, 18:28
by Noedelhap
4 Replies
3250 Views
Last post December 09, 2014, 19:17
by Pixart
21 Replies
5333 Views
Last post March 08, 2015, 00:47
by Hobostocker
3 Replies
1851 Views
Last post September 19, 2016, 16:36
by Pauws99
74 Replies
25698 Views
Last post April 25, 2019, 05:08
by stockman11

Sponsors

Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors

3100 Posing Cards Bundle