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« on: August 31, 2014, 11:33 »
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My best selling photo made about $1,000 in a year.


« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 12:25 »
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I don't think a lot of people will reply.

Mine made the same amount in 6 months.

« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 13:08 »
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I don't think a lot of people will reply.

Mine made the same amount in 6 months.


That's spectacular!

I wonder how much those photos make.
http://submit.shutterstock.com/top50.mhtml?span=week&filter=all

Majority of my photos never sold in a year.

« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 14:38 »
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$3,000 is probably about what the best selling photo makes there in a year.

« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 15:03 »
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$3,000 is probably about what the best selling photo makes there in a year.

That sounds reasonable.  Nearly $10,000 revenue from 1 photo in 3 or 4 years isn't bad at all.


« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 17:58 »
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$3,000 is probably about what the best selling photo makes there in a year.

That sounds reasonable.  Nearly $10,000 revenue from 1 photo in 3 or 4 years isn't bad at all.
I don't think you should count on income from an image staying constant for 3 or 4 years, especially the top selling image.  It's likely to be duplicated or tastes are likely to change or just the search could change.

OM

« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 18:09 »
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BTW, that 'top-selling photo's of the week' page hasn't been updated for a while....note the preponderance of Valentines day images.  ;D

« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 20:51 »
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$3,000 is probably about what the best selling photo makes there in a year.

That sounds reasonable.  Nearly $10,000 revenue from 1 photo in 3 or 4 years isn't bad at all.

One picture is not usually really one picture tho.  Usually it will be most successful from a  whole shoot.  That 10.000 should be average in with all photos from the series.   

How likely you will shoot a one of 10.000 image.  Needle in a hay stack maybe.

« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2014, 21:19 »
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$3,000 is probably about what the best selling photo makes there in a year.

That sounds reasonable.  Nearly $10,000 revenue from 1 photo in 3 or 4 years isn't bad at all.
I don't think you should count on income from an image staying constant for 3 or 4 years, especially the top selling image.  It's likely to be duplicated or tastes are likely to change or just the search could change.


True.  Just trying to guestimating the best case.

« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2014, 21:20 »
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BTW, that 'top-selling photo's of the week' page hasn't been updated for a while....note the preponderance of Valentines day images.  ;D

I didn't notice that.  what is that?  Aren't they updating or those are actually selling all year around?  Is it Valentine season in southern hemisphere?

« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2014, 21:22 »
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$3,000 is probably about what the best selling photo makes there in a year.

That sounds reasonable.  Nearly $10,000 revenue from 1 photo in 3 or 4 years isn't bad at all.

One picture is not usually really one picture tho.  Usually it will be most successful from a  whole shoot.  That 10.000 should be average in with all photos from the series.   

How likely you will shoot a one of 10.000 image.  Needle in a hay stack maybe.

Of course.  Majority of photos I uploaded and got accepted haven't sold at all. 


 

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