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shank_ali

« on: November 22, 2008, 02:32 »
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Whats the money like on shutterstock.
I am exclusive on istock but just curious.
I get anywhere between 34 cents to $3.40 for a sale and XLsale this week gave me $4.95. Can you get extended licence payments on your files at shutterstock.
Friends and family can't understand why i  have my photos on only one site.


« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 02:48 »
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I make a lot more each month with shutterstock but I upload regularly.  Sales fall off if you stop uploading but I find that happens with istock as well.  EL's make $28 and are quite regular.  They now have pay per download as well as subscriptions and the earnings from them are rising.  Here's their earnings schedule page.

http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml

And my referral link, if you decide to go for it :)

http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=68500
« Last Edit: November 22, 2008, 02:55 by sharpshot »

« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 03:03 »
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very low amount of money per file. 0.25$ to be precise, if you are new on SS.

« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 03:19 »
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Noooooo Don't let Shank loose on the SS forums.  ;D

shank_ali

« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 06:38 »
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Thanks for the info guys.I shall see you all again on the ss forum ,i intend to join as a buyer :)

« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 03:48 »
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as a buyer? Nice. Buy my images! :D Even if you dont need them, just buy them! :D What kind of images do you need, perhaps I am the right person to deal with. :D

« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 04:54 »
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I make consistently four times more than what I do on Istock... Shutterstock is much better for me but exclusivity in Istock is different I guess...

« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 08:16 »
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Buyers don't have access to the forums.

Thanks for the info guys.I shall see you all again on the ss forum ,i intend to join as a buyer :)

grp_photo

« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 08:42 »
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Buyers don't have access to the forums.

Thanks for the info guys.I shall see you all again on the ss forum ,i intend to join as a buyer :)
exactly :-)
And you don't make any money at shutterstock as an istock-exclusive you make about 3trillions more than an independent so i would recommend you to stay exclusive  ;) ;D

helix7

« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2008, 12:09 »
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Yeah, stay exclusive. That's the best way to go. Nothing to see at SS...

 ;)



shank_ali

« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2008, 14:15 »
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I am very happy and content just submitting my images to istockphoto.They pay well and the inspectors have been helpful and consistent in viewing my files this past year.
I am not a full time photographer and never will be.If you are then it's quite understandable for those people to showcase their files on as many sites as possible to increase revenue.
Can one become exclusive on SS and if so how much does your sales per file increase?

CofkoCof

« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2008, 14:57 »
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Can one become exclusive on SS and if so how much does your sales per file increase?
No.

« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2008, 06:40 »
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Hi, Shank!

It would be great to see you on SS!

I heard they give 35 cents after you have sold more than 500 files. I've already sold 331 after joining in the end of July this year (compared to 209 sales after 2 years on iStock). Beware, though, that they have a rigorous entry exam...

Here is my ref link, if you still need it :)

http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=93486

« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2008, 07:21 »
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Hi, Shank!

It would be great to see you on SS!

I heard they give 35 cents after you have sold more than 500 files. I've already sold 331 after joining in the end of July this year (compared to 209 sales after 2 years on iStock). Beware, though, that they have a rigorous entry exam...

Here is my ref link, if you still need it :)

http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=93486


I think it's $500.00 not 500 files

« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2008, 08:10 »
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yep you get  $ 0.33 after $ 500 total
... then $0.36 after $ 3000 total

grp_photo

« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2008, 08:47 »
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0.38 after 10.000 total

« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2008, 08:52 »
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here is a table of all the earnings levels on shutterstock

http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml


« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2008, 09:02 »
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Thanks I haven't realize that OD sales prices were changing also...


 

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