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Wim

« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2012, 04:09 »
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   Sometimes I think they look at your $, not at the number of dlds. My revenue per dld is 0.75$ at SS, so I think it's over the average. My concern is about no. of dlds that is not growing with the port, not for $, cause as I said, the 0.25 dlds are 30% of my earnings by now. When I have an EL(it happened twice),  I know will see 4-5 days without any dlds. Seems like someone says: "Now it's enough for you. You'll have to wait for a while"

Yup those are my two concerns with SS, the lack of sales on most popular (I'm talking months in first place) and sales not keeping up with growth of port although the quality and commercial value is improving.
It feels like we're capped at a certain amount of income or daily dl's.
And what is the reason behind the lack of EL's lately? no one knows.
But again, we can only speculate and will (probably) never know what truly goes on behind the scene.

Credit to SS though my income is still inclining monthly and it is still my best earner. Without them I would have quit this business a long time ago.

Good luck tavi


Wim

« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2012, 04:14 »
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   Wim, thanks for the optimistic advice. I will check my keywords as there might be a part of the problem. But I don't know what you mean by red isn't there, cause it is. It is on the description and the image shows in the search by word "red". Now I'll add that in the Keywords too and see what happens. Thanks again.

Always add them to your keywords, not only title and description, especially if you provide other agencies besides SS.

Good luck!

SA

« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2012, 04:54 »
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« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 06:23 by SA »

« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2012, 05:31 »
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Accepted in February (first attemp). Today over 80% acceptance rate.

Feb | port 50 | 25 dlds
Mar | port 89 | 49 dlds
Apr | port 116 | 69 dlds (1 EL)
May | port 140 | 55 dlds
Jun | port 172 | 52 dlds
Jul | port 198 | 112 dlds
Aug | port 233 | 99 dlds today 24th Aug (1 EL)

Only photographs, not illustrations.

« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2012, 06:25 »
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   Bauman, I can see from your numbers that after an EL your sales have also diminished. And for two months. For me is like for a week. Then everything to normal- average of one a day. 20 pictures or 200, doesn't matter - one a day  :D

« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2012, 07:14 »
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   Bauman, I can see from your numbers that after an EL your sales have also diminished. And for two months. For me is like for a week. Then everything to normal- average of one a day. 20 pictures or 200, doesn't matter - one a day  :D

No, I don't think it's related to EL.

In August my sales aren't decreased after EL sale (i've got it early days of Aug). My SS downloads expectation for August is 120-125, my BMD. 

« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2012, 08:24 »
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I got into SS in October of 2011, second attempt.
I currently have a protfolio of 94 images and averaging around 125 to 150 downloads per month.
As of today day 113 for August. My images are mainly vectors SS rejected most of my background images.

 

fritz

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« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2012, 08:57 »
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July 2012 - 995 sales, previous months more less the same
« Last Edit: August 26, 2012, 18:27 by alexmk »

Microbius

« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2012, 09:21 »
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I believe that search results are capped at a few images for per artist in the first few pages- so buyers aren't presented with too much of the same.

So if you are shooting the same subject matter increasing your portfolio size will have a decreasing impact on sales as you reach that max limited of images that get decent exposure for any one search.

« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2012, 12:45 »
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I believe that search results are capped at a few images for per artist in the first few pages- so buyers aren't presented with too much of the same.

So if you are shooting the same subject matter increasing your portfolio size will have a decreasing impact on sales as you reach that max limited of images that get decent exposure for any one search.

I'm pretty sure that's not true. I used to have over 80% of the first 100 images in a specific search out of about 900 results sorted by Popular. Even now I have 42 images in the top 100 out of over 2000 results. I believe every image earns it's place on sales (for the keywords used) irrespective of who the contributor is, how large their portfolio or what colour their underwear is on any given day.

« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2012, 13:00 »
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september - 184 sales (56.95$) with 474 photos (776 rejected)

That is a lot of rejects.

« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2012, 13:03 »
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september - 184 sales (56.95$) with 474 photos (776 rejected)

That is a lot of rejects.

You'll just have to try harder then Sean!

« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2012, 13:49 »
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september - 184 sales (56.95$) with 474 photos (776 rejected)

That is a lot of rejects.

it is indeed, it was back in 2009

« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2012, 05:21 »
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   Thanks to all for the replies. July was a BME, so it,s not that bad, then I hope september will bring more dlds. After all, I sure need some more commercial images.

« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2012, 11:13 »
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My number of downloads a month is generally equal to the number of images in my port. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but usually very close. It's been that way since I started on Shutterstock and continues even this month, which is slower than last month. For example, this month I've had 904 sales so far with a port of 1,121 images in my port. So, I'm pretty close to on track, and I will probably pass 1,100 sales by the end of the month.

« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2012, 12:57 »
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My number of downloads a month is generally equal to the number of images in my port. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but usually very close. It's been that way since I started on Shutterstock and continues even this month, which is slower than last month. For example, this month I've had 904 sales so far with a port of 1,121 images in my port. So, I'm pretty close to on track, and I will probably pass 1,100 sales by the end of the month.

Wow, that's quite a lot. Do you have pictures or illustrations?

« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2012, 12:59 »
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My number of downloads a month is generally equal to the number of images in my port. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but usually very close. It's been that way since I started on Shutterstock and continues even this month, which is slower than last month. For example, this month I've had 904 sales so far with a port of 1,121 images in my port. So, I'm pretty close to on track, and I will probably pass 1,100 sales by the end of the month.

Wow, that's quite a lot. Do you have pictures or illustrations?

sometimes I wonder if I am the only guy that knows what is google ;D


« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2012, 13:38 »
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My number of downloads a month is generally equal to the number of images in my port. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but usually very close. It's been that way since I started on Shutterstock and continues even this month, which is slower than last month. For example, this month I've had 904 sales so far with a port of 1,121 images in my port. So, I'm pretty close to on track, and I will probably pass 1,100 sales by the end of the month.

Wow, that's quite a lot. Do you have pictures or illustrations?

sometimes I wonder if I am the only guy that knows what is google ;D

I'm sorry about that ;). But a lot of people here have different usernames than at the stock sites.

Anyways,
@Rob Hainer: Very nice, expressive and emotional people photos!!!

« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2012, 15:48 »
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Thanks.

It's only a small portion of my port that gets regular downloads. I have lots of failures, too!

Poncke

« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2012, 19:11 »
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360 photos - 181 dls for august.

« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2012, 03:28 »
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I am with SS for seven weeks now - and I am happy with the start.

438 images online, 372 downloads so far, even my first enhanced one last week.

SS is definitely THE agency who keeps me motivated to stick with microstock for a while longer.

Cheers,

Rob

« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2012, 05:33 »
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SS is definitely THE agency who keeps me motivated to stick with microstock for a while longer.


Cheers,

Rob

+1

« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2012, 10:46 »
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Our port is 12033 images and we do between 6000 and 7000 sales a month on SS.
Best performing agency (and BME this August).
Second one is FT.


 

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