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02/20/2009 04:42:52 PM · #1
.. is my earnings since someone downloaded a stock image. I only have 3 of them online, and this one got downloaded last month.

I know its nothing compared to the expert stock photog's records, but still brings a smile to me:-)

Thanks for reading.
02/20/2009 05:04:30 PM · #2
Congrats Prash! Your images in DPC are lovely .. You would have been a millionaire if only some site paid you for downloading the comments you make :)
02/22/2009 04:10:10 PM · #3
you have to start somewhere!
02/26/2009 11:35:33 AM · #4
Keep uploading and the sales will increase. Are you on any other sites? It really is better to spread your images around because different things sell well on different sites.
02/26/2009 12:42:59 PM · #5
Thanks guys.

Yes I uploaded 8 more to dreamstime... 2 more of which approved. Others have stricter requirements. Lets see...
02/26/2009 01:10:44 PM · #6
that's $0.35 more than i've made selling stock, so you're winning this race.
02/26/2009 01:22:47 PM · #7
I've had 3 on iStock for over a year. I've made a whopping $3.30!
02/26/2009 01:23:59 PM · #8
have you tried alamy?


02/26/2009 02:36:41 PM · #9
Originally posted by Gordon:

have you tried alamy?


Not yet. I will. I wonder how people can make anough to afford a backup camera just from stock sales. Must be professionals... shooting for stock 24/7? :-)
02/26/2009 02:36:57 PM · #10
Originally posted by cynthiann:

I've had 3 on iStock for over a year. I've made a whopping $3.30!


Good stuff!!:-)
02/26/2009 03:03:36 PM · #11
Originally posted by Gordon:

have you tried alamy?

I have, a couple of times, but I think my sensor and optics aren't good enough to withstand the massive upsampling required to meet their specs -- so far, I think I've only gotten one image past QC ...

For some perspective, this image, taken with my "ancient" 1.92MP Olympus near the end of 2004 (when Shutterstock was just starting up -- check out that image#), has earned almost $42; I don't know of any other site where it would have made anything (or been accepted) at all -- certainly not any "macro-stock" or traditional agency.

I've had the same 149-picture portfolio at SS for some time now ... including referral commissions it usually yields $8-15/month or so. Some fresh material would probably improve on that ... :-(
02/26/2009 03:08:06 PM · #12
I have 1 image on stock and I am up to $6.00! Of course since the 1st check will be $200, they will be sitting on this for quite some time earning interest. I always meant to put more online but never had time.
02/26/2009 03:13:51 PM · #13
Originally posted by Prash:

Originally posted by Gordon:

have you tried alamy?


Not yet. I will. I wonder how people can make anough to afford a backup camera just from stock sales. Must be professionals... shooting for stock 24/7? :-)


I posted this earlier on this week, but I put 11 images on Alamy a couple of years ago and sales are now at $1200.
02/26/2009 03:29:06 PM · #14
Originally posted by Gordon:

Originally posted by Prash:

Originally posted by Gordon:

have you tried alamy?


Not yet. I will. I wonder how people can make anough to afford a backup camera just from stock sales. Must be professionals... shooting for stock 24/7? :-)


I posted this earlier on this week, but I put 11 images on Alamy a couple of years ago and sales are now at $1200.


Wow!

You are an inspiration, among others.

Thanks for sharing this.
02/26/2009 03:58:19 PM · #15
Originally posted by GeneralE:

For some perspective, this image, taken with my "ancient" 1.92MP Olympus near the end of 2004 (when Shutterstock was just starting up -- check out that image#), has earned almost $42; I don't know of any other site where it would have made anything (or been accepted) at all -- certainly not any "macro-stock" or traditional agency.


Here's another example. This image has made over $120 across 3 sites, with variations making still more. And I didn't even use a camera - just a geriatric scanner.

I'm not earning a fortune out of stock either, but if one's prepared to put in enough effort, one can do pretty well out of it. Now if I could just get a bit more creative and work a bit harder...
03/07/2009 06:01:18 AM · #16
I think that is the great thing about microstock is it opens the stock world to everyone. Both people who just want a hobby income or some fun selling images can take part, and those wanting to make a living out of it can do that too.
03/07/2009 07:11:06 AM · #17
Originally posted by Prash:

.. is my earnings since someone downloaded a stock image.


And I got 0.03$ of those. Yay!
03/07/2009 10:52:20 AM · #18
You should print our your earnings, and frame it.... seriously.

How many stores do you go in, where they frame the first $1 they earned... and then become successful stores. You have to start with 0.35, and build from there. Congrats on your first sale :D
03/07/2009 04:00:26 PM · #19
Originally posted by VitaminB:

You should print our your earnings, and frame it.... seriously.

How many stores do you go in, where they frame the first $1 they earned... and then become successful stores. You have to start with 0.35, and build from there. Congrats on your first sale :D


Thanks. I might as well do that now:-)
03/10/2009 10:55:15 PM · #20
Originally posted by Gordon:

Originally posted by Prash:

Originally posted by Gordon:

have you tried alamy?


Not yet. I will. I wonder how people can make anough to afford a backup camera just from stock sales. Must be professionals... shooting for stock 24/7? :-)


I posted this earlier on this week, but I put 11 images on Alamy a couple of years ago and sales are now at $1200.


Whats the rejection rate for Alamy like now? is it up like microstock?
03/11/2009 05:42:33 PM · #21
Alamy is still considered (and advertised) as an un-edited collection. They don't control for type of image, just general image quality

Message edited by author 2009-03-11 17:42:47.
03/11/2009 06:29:25 PM · #22
Keep at it, and keep uploading (as I should). I've made about $160 so far on shutterstock, with only 69 images in my gallery there, but that's since 2005...so, not much, but it paid for my first lens purchase (Canon 50mm 1.8).
03/11/2009 09:40:58 PM · #23
Just keep at it. I posted a few photos (25) on istock a few years ago. This one has just shy of $50. I wouldn't call any of mine on istock great photos, they were taken with a Canon 3.2MP P&S while I was working around some construction sites. I think the success is due more to the fact they are kind of "specialty" photos. I mean, who really takes construction related photos.

So far with these 25 photos, I've bought 2 CF cards, a 50mm f/1.8 lens and a set of extension tubes... Not going to replace my engineer salary with that, but it has fed my hobby.
03/11/2009 10:01:17 PM · #24
I made enough on SS to buy the 40d with 28-135 lens. Been with SS since early 2007. Still hoping they'll offer exclusivity rewards so i can stop uploading all over. Too time consuming and I only upload about 5 -20 images a month.
03/11/2009 10:19:44 PM · #25
My best-selling photo at SS is by far this one. I've been with them since about the start, but have never collected any money - only 49 photos so far. Oh yes, I really should submit more.
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