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Where do you sell more? (Up to 5 answers by user)

- Africa
3 (4.4%)
- America - Center
1 (1.5%)
- America - North (Except USA)
1 (1.5%)
- America - South (Except Brazil)
2 (2.9%)
- Asia (except China, Korea, Japan, India)
3 (4.4%)
- Arctic / Antarctic
3 (4.4%)
- Australia
3 (4.4%)
- Brazil
2 (2.9%)
- Europe - East (included Russia)
6 (8.8%)
- Europe - West
14 (20.6%)
- China
3 (4.4%)
- India
3 (4.4%)
- Japan
0 (0%)
- Korea
2 (2.9%)
- USA - East
10 (14.7%)
- USA - West
4 (5.9%)
- Middle East
3 (4.4%)
- Rest of the World (Universe)
5 (7.4%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Author Topic: Where do you sell more with Shutterstock, and where not at all (and why)?  (Read 4097 times)

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Beppe Grillo

« on: March 15, 2013, 15:25 »
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I am on Shutterstock for less than two months and I have sold about 90 images till now.
So I cannot make a real statistic.

But I have noticed that my sales are almost done in the same parts of the world:

- Europe (mainly Italy and France and some Germany)
No UK at all
- Russia
- Brazil
- USA, but very strangely only on the East, mainly on the East Coast.
- Asia (China, India, Japan, etc.) nothing

I am curious to know where other users sell more.

And why no USA West Coast? (just me?)

And to finish, I shall be interested to know how to sell in Asia (I know only Photokore)


« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 22:00 »
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Mine are mostly U.S., scattered around with both coasts covered.  For me it's always interesting when the more Americanized images sell over seas.  Of course there are always the mid-Atlantic ocean sales...

« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 22:10 »
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I've never seen one sold in antartica. Probably not many buyers there.

It goes in cycles, I'll sell a bunch in the us then some in europe then some in asia/australia. Most likely due people mostly downloading in working hours.

I have alot of travel type images it is interesting to see where the bought from. Sometimes right from where its taken but probably as many from different countries.

« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013, 03:17 »
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I looked at the map the first day or two it was there and I don't think that I have looked at is since. By the lack of response to this thread I'm guessing that a lot of people are the same.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 03:29 »
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I sell mainly in Europe, and especially in UK and Germany.
But since most of my port is architectural photography from those countries the reason is quite obvious.

I didn't look at the map lately as well.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 04:01 »
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fotografer and microstockphoto.co.uk

Looking at the map can be useful I think, maybe more when, as me, you are new on microstocks.
In this way I had the confirmation that if I want to sell images in Asia I should find some asian sites
But the few that I have found are in languages that I cannot understand (and no english version of course)
I think that Asia is a great (new growing) market. But how to reach it if the occidental sites are not seen/used there?

« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 04:18 »
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fotografer and microstockphoto.co.uk

Looking at the map can be useful I think, maybe more when, as me, you are new on microstocks.
In this way I had the confirmation that if I want to sell images in Asia I should find some asian sites
But the few that I have found are in languages that I cannot understand (and no english version of course)
I think that Asia is a great (new growing) market. But how to reach it if the occidental sites are not seen/used there?
I wasn't suggesting that nobody would find it useful just that it doesn't interest me.  My post was to offer  a possible reason why there are not many replies to the thread.  If I found out that a lot of my images sell in Asia it wouldn't influence what I upload or where I upload it.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 04:22 by fotografer »

« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 05:06 »
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I have sales mostly from the US, Western Europe, Pakistan and India. But often from the Middle East, Africa, China, Japan, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Brazil and Australia as well.

rubyroo

« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2013, 05:32 »
0
On general observation over time, I think mine pans out pretty much like this:

1. Europe
2. USA
3. Africa
4. Asia (mainly East)
5. Antipodes

Sales for me are pretty non-existent in South America.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 05:37 by rubyroo »

« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 08:28 »
0
I sell mainly in:

South Korea
England
USA (East)
Mexico
Central Europe
and Africa --for Asian school girl pic (I think African people like Asian school girl ,,, lol)

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 09:56 »
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fotografer and microstockphoto.co.uk

Looking at the map can be useful I think, maybe more when, as me, you are new on microstocks.
In this way I had the confirmation that if I want to sell images in Asia I should find some asian sites
But the few that I have found are in languages that I cannot understand (and no english version of course)
I think that Asia is a great (new growing) market. But how to reach it if the occidental sites are not seen/used there?

The only Asian site that I know is PhotoKore. But it's a small and relatively new site: don't expect many sales there.

I agree that Asia is an interesting market. But the western sites not being used there is probably just part of the problem. The other part being the style and subjects of our pictures, which may not sell well even on Asian sites.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2013, 10:18 »
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I don't see a pattern.  Mine seems more about "cycles"  Mostly restricted to  US and Western Europe ... I think.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2013, 10:21 »
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microstockphoto.co.uk I agree with you.
I am on Photokore too, but $ 100 for the payout on a site that don't sell so much is not a so good deal (at least for me).
I wrote them about this, wishing them to become the biggest microstock in the world but considering too that today they are not, and that they should have a payout not superior to $ 20 if they want more contributors to be interested to upload their images there.
After, yes, it is their business, not mine.
But maybe we should, us contributors, push them to do that [?]

About China I have found these (but I am not even sure if they are microstocks :) )
http://big5.china.com.cn/gate/big5/cul.china.com.cn/node_519694.htm
http://www.cnsphoto.com/default.asp
http://www.sccnn.com

DC


« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2013, 10:22 »
0
1. Colombia
2. Brazil
3. Argentina

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 10:23 »
+3
I mainly sell in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. More specifically, I sell in Zimbabwe, Germany, Turkey, China, Japan, New-Zealand, Chad, Pakistan, Mexico, Chile, Afghanistan Canada, Cape Verde, Hungary, Ireland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Laos, Cambodja, Vietnam, Liechtenstein and Portugal. Occasionally in Qatar, Norway, Vatican City, Turkmenistan, Swaziland, Wales and Solomon Islands. But most of my images are sold in the Western Sahara, Antarctica, Easter Islands and the Bermuda Triangle.

Right now I'm looking into expanding my customer base to Mars and Jupiter.

« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 10:36 »
+2
Right now I'm looking into expanding my customer base to Mars and Jupiter.

LOL don't tell me you are working for iStock ;D

WarrenPrice

« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2013, 11:02 »
+2
Getty may have beaten you to Jupiter.   ::)


microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2013, 11:07 »
+1
Now that part of the W-8BEN form about nonresident aliens starts making sense...

« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2013, 15:47 »
+1
I mainly sell in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. More specifically, I sell in Zimbabwe, Germany, Turkey, China, Japan, New-Zealand, Chad, Pakistan, Mexico, Chile, Afghanistan Canada, Cape Verde, Hungary, Ireland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Laos, Cambodja, Vietnam, Liechtenstein and Portugal. Occasionally in Qatar, Norway, Vatican City, Turkmenistan, Swaziland, Wales and Solomon Islands. But most of my images are sold in the Western Sahara, Antarctica, Easter Islands and the Bermuda Triangle.

Right now I'm looking into expanding my customer base to Mars and Jupiter.

The solar system is so 2012 I'm working on expanding into the next galaxy.

« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2013, 19:01 »
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Just made a first sale in New Caledonia  ;D

« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2013, 20:38 »
+1
I mainly sell in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. More specifically, I sell in Zimbabwe, Germany, Turkey, China, Japan, New-Zealand, Chad, Pakistan, Mexico, Chile, Afghanistan Canada, Cape Verde, Hungary, Ireland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Laos, Cambodja, Vietnam, Liechtenstein and Portugal. Occasionally in Qatar, Norway, Vatican City, Turkmenistan, Swaziland, Wales and Solomon Islands. But most of my images are sold in the Western Sahara, Antarctica, Easter Islands and the Bermuda Triangle.

Right now I'm looking into expanding my customer base to Mars and Jupiter.

The solar system is so 2012 I'm working on expanding into the next galaxy.

I beat you to it. I've been targeting my images on the nearest galaxy to our Milky Way, the Canis Major Dwarf, which I'm disappointed to find, isn't actually listed in the poll.

Unfortunately I've just realised, because it it 25,000 light years away, it will actually be quite some time before even my images from 2004 reach it and of course it will take another 25,000 years after that before all the sales (that I eagerly anticipate) are registered with the various agencies. Just goes to show that you need to do your research before embarking on new business ventures. Don't make the same mistake that I did.

tab62

« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2013, 21:26 »
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Do the folks in the west of the the USA just party and surf? I never sell a thing on that laid back coast...

« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2013, 21:36 »
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I mainly sell in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. More specifically, I sell in Zimbabwe, Germany, Turkey, China, Japan, New-Zealand, Chad, Pakistan, Mexico, Chile, Afghanistan Canada, Cape Verde, Hungary, Ireland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Laos, Cambodja, Vietnam, Liechtenstein and Portugal. Occasionally in Qatar, Norway, Vatican City, Turkmenistan, Swaziland, Wales and Solomon Islands. But most of my images are sold in the Western Sahara, Antarctica, Easter Islands and the Bermuda Triangle.

Right now I'm looking into expanding my customer base to Mars and Jupiter.

The solar system is so 2012 I'm working on expanding into the next galaxy.

I beat you to it. I've been targeting my images on the nearest galaxy to our Milky Way, the Canis Major Dwarf, which I'm disappointed to find, isn't actually listed in the poll.


Galaxies are so 21st Century. Our Universe is relatively small and the market is limited. I have established myself in several parallel universes. The Multiverse is the way to go.
I don't limit myself to spatial dimensions, I also stream my files into the past. This is a real gold mine.

RacePhoto

« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2013, 21:46 »
+1
Somewhere in a non-dot spot in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean according to the map.

68% non-USA according to the stats. Or 32% USA depending on if you are negative or positive. North America vs the rest of the world?

Just in case someone reading here has not noticed, those sales in the Atlantic Ocean with no dot in the upper left corner are unidentified locations.

It's just a guess but SS probably identifies the location of the buyer by their IP address. Reliability can be a question. The Mona Lisa, and photo behind that, have no dot.


No Location (these are not actual images for sale on SS by the way, just some playful examples cloned in over my actual sales data)

I didn't vote because I don't track all my sales by location, just by continent as the payments indicate. 60-40 North America vs the rest, but then there's a good 10% with no dot in the Atlantic, so is that 50-50? I don't know.

I don't know how people track all these countries for sales, is there something I'm missing, beyond the last ten sales map? Seems I'd have to check and make notes every day. I don't think it's that important or easy to accurately see the data?
« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 14:57 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2013, 01:57 »
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Never sold a pic to North Korea 8)


 

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