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Wilm Ihlenfeld

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  1. My Top 20 here at shutterstock: 6.632 2.393 1.763 1.353 1.146 948 911 869 844 790 763 748 711 707 666 625 565 558 544 541
  2. Yesterday I had my personal negative record. 50% of the downloads were those for $0.10 - despite level 5.
  3. Hello, Mirko, i just tried this and can't find your image - screenshot attached.
  4. Thank you for this information, Steve! It reassures me to know that they would like more uploads. So it hurts them after all that many contributors do not act in the way they want to.
  5. Thank you very much for your kind words, Jose! I will definitely try again there at a later date.
  6. Hmmm, that's interesting, Christina. It would also be interesting to know how many other providers have also received this message. I haven't received anything like this. However, I'm one of the low uploaders, so shutterstock probably doesn't think I'm interesting. Anyways: every line you write is absolutely correct.
  7. Attached the facts as an image. A few more remarks: My numbers are generally bad at the moment - not only at shutterstock. Maybe it's the virus. Even according to the old earnings structure July and August would be extremely bad. I haven't uploaded anything to shutterstock since the end of May. Maybe this is also noticeable. However, I have uploaded new images to other agencies, and still the income is bad there, too. I have deleted some images from shutterstock. July 2020 was my worst July since 2011. July at AS was not good either but I had 27% more income there. August is on it's way to my worst month ever at shutterstock. Maybe at AS as well. Only 13% more than here. Desaster!
  8. Hi Alexandre, once again, thank you very much for taking the time to bring this subject to my attention! Yes, the problem with the missing persons is certainly also a problem. On the other hand, when I look at book series, such as Charlotte Link, Dan Brown, Frank Sch├Ątzing, Henning Mankell, Gil Ribeiro and many more, they are usually free of people. But, sure, it would certainly be beneficial to add to the theme. And, yes, that's also true, my images are not unique enough and mostly too static or a bit boring.
  9. Thank you very much, Alexandre. That's interesting, because I wouldn't have thought of three of your examples. The image of the ship I had sent there. I had made a subjective selection of images that I thought might come into question - a few examples are given below.
  10. I would like to thank Alexandre Rotenberg for the information about Arcangel. And thank you, Deb, for bringing this up once more. I did not know this agency before. Since I found 10 books with covers that were made with my images, I decided to apply there. Unfortunately I was rejected. The reasons were detailed and extensive. And I admit that most of my images are certainly unsuitable for book covers. I am aware that the typical microstock style is not suitable there. In addition, I would have had a problem with the minimum width of 4,500 px anyway - but I didn't have the info until after I had sent the application.
  11. Hmmm, first of all, thank you for the compliment. But compared to others I know, I sell only old, used LandRovers. Because they have much less images and sell much more. But regardless of that, you are an exception in my opinion. Obviously you are at the top end of the scale. So from my point of view it's not necessarily a question whether you sell videos or stills. Money can be made with both. Especially if you work hard. Which unfortunately very rarely applies to me. However: I wish you continued good sales!
  12. The 300 dpi rule is actually outdated. It comes from a time when most printers printed in 60 screen (60 lines per inch). Today a 70 or 80 screen is the standard. What is actually needed are images with about 350 or 400 dpi. If a printing company can print in a 100 screen, even considerably more. So: An image has a resolution of 4,500 x 3,375 pixels, then it is sufficient for a printing company that - printed in a 60 screen, for a size of 38,1 x 28,1 cm - printed in a 70 screen, for a size of 32,1 x 24,1 cm - printed in an 80 raster, for a size of 28,5 x 21,4 cm
  13. Doug, You have seven times the amount of videos in your portfolio here - compared to my amount of stills, and you earn seven times the amount of money per month here. So I don't necessarily see the huge advantage of videos over stills, which you keep promoting here. I find the statement a bit generalistic. I'm quite sure that any contributor can earn as much money with stills as you do with videos - if he/she approaches it in an equally structured and professional way.
  14. A bit more than $400 in average here. 1250 images - no videos. But the new revenue structure is pushing the average down.
  15. You're not serious, are you, Alex? I have to say, though: If it continues like this, as it did in the first week of August, it will be my worst month ever at shutterstock concerning income.
  16. RPD is down. $0.40. Incredible!
  17. You must pay attention to the language setting. If you keyword english, the language setting must also be set to "english" - otherwise you'll really only get garbage.
  18. 27% of all the downloads I had in June + July are those for $0.10. Another 13% are the downloads for $0.11 and $0.12. No, the situation didn't change. When I compare July 2020 with July 2019, I notice that my RPD has decreased by 33% - at level 5.
  19. Yes, I'd be interested in that list as well.
  20. If I understood you correctly above, you now only have 30 instead of 60 dollars - right? I had 19% more income in June 2020 than in June 2019 and 32% more income than in June 2018. But: According to the old compensation model, the difference would have been much higher. My loss compared to the old compensation model was 6%. The loss was only so small because I had some very good SODs and enhanced. Without them it would have been much worse. In July 2020 I had 7% more downloads than in July 2019, but still I made a loss of 29% compared to the old revenue model. This is definitely no reason to celebrate. If your friend made $800 in three days, that is an impressive income. Nevertheless only one question is relevant: How much would he have made in those three days under the old revenue model? $900? $1,000? $1,200? He can always calculate his loss himself. And that's what this is all about - nothing else. Income under the new system compared to income under the old system. I had over 900 subs in June + July for an average of $0.22 at level 5. I used to get $0.38.
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