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« on: March 24, 2015, 09:02 »
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Hello guys,

Since 2005 when I started to upload to Shutterstock I've noticed that new photos always had a lot of sales, and those sales decreased along time.

For the last 6 months I've noticed that new photos have almost no sales at all...

Have you noticed the same thing?



« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 09:09 »
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Same for me  >:(

fritz

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 09:11 »
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No!

objowl

« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 09:16 »
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6 downloads from last 50 uploaded, 56 downloads from last 100, so sales do start to pick up eventually, keep feeding the beast  :)

« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 09:17 »
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Not in my case. New stuff is selling very good in a fact. I wonder if it has something to do with my regular uploads lately... thinking.

« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 09:18 »
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Hello. For me is quite oposite. My newest photos have increasing sales.


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Semmick Photo

« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 09:18 »
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Whats no sales at all. I see action on new shots. I dont know what the behaviour should be, but with 50 million images, what do you expect. The latest SS annual report shows that SS is outpacing the demand, thus slowing down sales on average per contributor. Expectancy is to see a decrease for sales on new images with a million images added per month.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 09:19 »
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The experience of anonymous people is difficult to weigh as we have no idea of how big or small your portfolio is or how long you have been contributor.

« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 10:20 »
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Last two work days I've only few sales!
Does it SS become one of low earners?

« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 10:25 »
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depends on kind of picture to me

i've uploaded nice and postproduced landscapes and 0 sales
i've uploaded niche technical stuff (industrial machinery) and have turbo sales...3 img have been sold 15 times in the first day

Now: my heart goes to landscape...but money goes to industry....you choose!  ;D

« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2015, 10:42 »
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Now: my heart goes to landscape...but money goes to industry....you choose!  ;D

Haha  ;D That's always a pain in the business!  :P

Ps. I went to your gallery... and wow! Maybe your landscapes are to good for SS? Very good work I've found! Why don't you try exclude them from micros and offer in better places? Keep machines here on SS only  :P Oh, and I'd suggest not uploading more tomatos isolated if you want to get the success anywhere  ;)
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 10:51 by Ariene »

« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2015, 10:51 »
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It probably is down to what people are uploading.  My new images aren't selling but I'm just uploading for fun at the moment, not really working at it.  It got boring doing isolated objects and other subjects that sell but I might have to get back in to it if sales dip.  The SODS have kept my earnings going but it probably isn't wise to rely on them.

« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2015, 11:06 »
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yes, lately ie past 4 days are strange... 3 zero days in a row. i account that to another IT eff-up instead of no sales cos i even get SOD on weekends.
but yes also, my new sales are good esp the isolated apples and tomatoes. i know, LMAO
but if they want apples, tomatoes, shoes... etc etc etc on white,
why do i waste my brain and electricity to create amazing photos when all they want is snapshots of grocery???
if the goat eats rubbish, why feed it oats??? ;D ;D ;D

No Free Lunch

« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2015, 11:32 »
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Last two work days I've only few sales!
Does it SS become one of low earners?

If SS becomes one of the low earners than my goose is cooked since about 35% of all my sales income comes from them... :-[



ultimagina

« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2015, 12:40 »
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It is true that I'm only uploading in the weekends, but I'm only uploading the best shots and I'm taking my time to "discover" the best processing version possible.

Here is the number of sales for my latest uploads, taken from the first page of the image gallery stats:
0, 0, 0, 2, 3, 11, 3, 1, 7, 1, 1, 7, 9, 20, 2, 1, 3, 3, 4, 15

The only zeros are the ones accepted yesterday. Moreover, the ones that sold the most are the ones I personally consider above my average.

So, new stuff sells, no need to panic (unless "new" means yesterday).
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 12:44 by ultimagaina »

« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2015, 13:22 »
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Feed the beast mode is over, bruh.  Many reasons; but it's a shame we won't see the type of results like we did in 2005-2008.  New stuff isn't going to sell like hotcakes anymore.  In 12-24 months from image approval, you can seem to gauge a more accurate RPI on those new images. 

Still, I have certain images found in action very quickly.  I made .38 cents on this image which was found in the local mall within a few months from upload.  Can you sense my excitement?!  I miss the old days, when practically anything you uploaded would sell 1-5 times the following day that it was approved.  Now you're doing good if you can get 1 or 2 sales from a new upload that entire next MONTH.



« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2015, 13:30 »
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The experience of anonymous people is difficult to weigh as we have no idea of how big or small your portfolio is or how long you have been contributor.

He said he's been with SS since 2005.


Dook

« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2015, 13:53 »
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SS made it really easy to see your new content performance. Look under Overall earnings and Earnings from new content graphs. You can change period of time from 3 months to 2 years.  It should give you pretty good idea how your new content performs now and how it did year or two ago.

ultimagina

« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2015, 13:58 »
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SS made it really easy to see your new content performance. Look under Overall earnings and Earnings from new content graphs. You can change period of time from 3 months to 2 years.  It should give you pretty good idea how your new content performs now and how it did year or two ago.

Actually, I believe that you can only define what new means:
new = content uploaded during the past 3 months, or
new = content uploaded during the past 2 years.

So you cannot tell how the 3 months old content sold 2 years ago.

Dook

« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2015, 14:02 »
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You can compare Earnings from new content to overall earnings during different periods of time.

Dook

« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2015, 14:07 »
0


So you cannot tell how the 3 months old content sold 2 years ago.
You can't, but you can tell how well new content have sold during last 2 years.

ultimagina

« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2015, 14:09 »
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You can compare Earnings from new content to overall earnings during different periods of time.

No, I don't think you can.

You can only define what "new" means and see how many sales following this variable definition you have.

You can't, but you can tell how well new content have sold during last 2 years.

What you will see when you select 2 years is how many sales you have for the content you have uploaded during the past 2 years, not how much "new" (what is "new"?) content you have sold during the past 2 years.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 14:12 by ultimagaina »

Dook

« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2015, 14:14 »
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Of course I can compare them. They are one under the other. The problem is, you are right, we don't know what "new" means.

Rinderart

« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2015, 14:19 »
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Nowdays..For me at least as compared to many years ago and in 2005 with very few images online . it used to be almost Overnight. Mine start to sell in about 2/3 weeks. If not by then? Goodbye Images.

ultimagina

« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2015, 14:19 »
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Of course I can compare them. They are one under the other. The problem is, you are right, we don't know what "new" means.

Actually we do know what "new" means and not the other way around.
When you select 3 months, "new" means 3 months old stuff.
...
When you select 2 years, "new" means 2 years old stuff.

That's why that graph always starts from ~0. Obviously, 4 months ago, you couldn't have sold stuff that's only 3 months old.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 15:34 by ultimagaina »


 

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