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Uncle Pete

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« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2019, 14:09 »
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In honor of making it back to over 1,000 posts, for the third time, I'm posting the May/June Milestone in advance.  ;D

264,795,106 royalty-free stock images / 1,676,474 new stock images added this week Today

Yes I'm cheating. I had originally said May 27th, or that weekend. Not even half way to that date, in fact, a rounded two weeks from March 31st, and nearly half way.

Looks like nothing has slowed, as I would have hoped. Last period was about 45 days for 10 million new images. Before that maybe 49 days, and this month, we're going to break the 45 day record. Closer to 40 days. Will this ever stop?



But since this is an edit, not a reply or new message, I expect it to just sit here until May unnoticed.  ;)
« Last Edit: April 17, 2019, 11:16 by Uncle Pete »


« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2019, 16:46 »
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1,000 posts?

Congratulations now get back to work!  ;D

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #77 on: May 14, 2019, 10:06 »
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March 31st, 2019 260 million images available on Shutterstock.

I'll be back around May 15th... for another 10 million images. And just because I sometimes like being redundant for the obvious. As many people noticed Microstock had stopped the rapid growth of the previous years, roughly in 2012.

February 14, 2010 - Shutterstock reaches 10 million Photos (4 million 12 months)
June 19, 2012 - Shutterstock reaches 20 million stock Images (10 Million 28 months)

That's right, every month and a half, we are competing with 10 million new images, which back then took 2 1/4 years to add 10 million images.

Competition is what used to take five years to be uploaded, then 2 1/4 years, when Microstock was new and growing, is now uploaded every month and a half.

Every 90 days we get more new images as competition, than there were total on SS in 2012.

Well I was wrong, May 10th Shutterstock passed 270,000,000 images. 40 days for those who are counting, kind of like raining images, a flood of epic proportions, for 40 days and 40 nights?  ::) When will the flood of competition slow down?

Next update? June 20th? Oh make it the 21st the longest day of the year.


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2019, 00:51 »
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Over 280,000,000 royalty-free images on Shutterstock. June 26th or 27th, 2019 depending on your location.

Nothing much more to say. Another 10 million images accepted to compete with ours, 47 days.

« Reply #79 on: June 27, 2019, 00:59 »
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Over 280,000,000 royalty-free images on Shutterstock. June 26th or 27th, 2019 depending on your location.

Nothing much more to say. Another 10 million images accepted to compete with ours, 47 days.

you need not to re-open the thread again and again.. we all can see the future, you are adding more depression.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #80 on: June 27, 2019, 06:25 »
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Over 280,000,000 royalty-free images on Shutterstock. June 26th or 27th, 2019 depending on your location.

Nothing much more to say. Another 10 million images accepted to compete with ours, 47 days.

you need not to re-open the thread again and again.. we all can see the future, you are adding more depression.

But it's exciting news and every 10 million images I need to report the next milestone. What do you want, darkness and no accountability?

Yeah, it is depressing but that's business in Microstock.  ;D



But since you asked... watch around October 1st when Shutterstock passes the 300,000,000 images mark.


« Reply #81 on: June 27, 2019, 10:09 »
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I'm never going to be a "top seller" because I shoot a narrow niche (North American wildlife, nature, scenics), but sales from my relatively small portfolio have continued growing even as the overall number of images available skyrockets into the hundreds of millions.

Buyers are looking for what they're looking for. My niche is small and specialized, but my images are good and somehow buyers looking for them still do find them and buy them.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2019, 10:13 by marthamarks »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #82 on: June 29, 2019, 10:09 »
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I'm never going to be a "top seller" because I shoot a narrow niche (North American wildlife, nature, scenics), but sales from my relatively small portfolio have continued growing even as the overall number of images available skyrockets into the hundreds of millions.

Buyers are looking for what they're looking for. My niche is small and specialized, but my images are good and somehow buyers looking for them still do find them and buy them.

I'm mostly in the same situation, limited access, specialized makes up over half of my collection and isn't going to enable me to quit my day job.  ;) Still most of my sales, month after month, are from art and creative not my Editorial. The Editorial however does add some consistency in the Summer months, nearly nothing in between Oct - April.

I suspect from friends, who are much smarter and better at what sells on Microstock, almost everyone is getting lower returns for their work, and adding new files is just treading water, not making any large gains. The residual income from years of work, is not staying steady, but instead is dropping, every year.

The exception has been video sales, and I still haven't been doing anything much in that area.

« Reply #83 on: July 04, 2019, 10:42 »
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I suspect from friends, who are much smarter and better at what sells on Microstock, almost everyone is getting lower returns for their work, and adding new files is just treading water, not making any large gains. The residual income from years of work, is not staying steady, but instead is dropping, every year.

Agree Pete.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #84 on: August 17, 2019, 15:19 »
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Here's to Saturday, just in case it was disappointing enough.

08-17-2019 Over 290,010,114 royalty-free images with 1,045,939 new stock images added weekly

Maybe with the new similar policy we'll see a slow down of these numbers?

Over 280,000,000 royalty-free images on Shutterstock. June 26th or 27th, 2019 depending on your location.

Nothing much more to say. Another 10 million images accepted to compete with ours, 47 days.


5 + 31 + 17 = 53 days this time. The record was 47 days for 10 million new images.


 

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