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I would like to share with you the subs and ODD sales variety. I'm at level 5 (35%)

Would like to know if these subs and on demand sales also appear on other levels?

EL and SOD are excluded.

Here's the list.

LEVEL 5 (SUB)
2.28    1.87    1.72    1.43
1.39    1.35    1.34    1.33
1.28    1.26    1.17    1.15
1.14    1.13    1.12    1.15
1.11    1.10    1.09    1.02
1.01    1.00    0.99    0.98
0.96    0.95    0.88    0.84
0.81    0.79    0.78    0.77
0.75    0.74    0.71    0.69
0.66    0.65    0.64    0.63
0.62    0.60    0.59    0.57
0.53    0.52    0.51    0.50
0.48    0.47    0.46    0.45
0.43    0.42    0.39    0.38
0.37    0.36    0.35    0.34
0.33    0.30    0.29    0.28
0.26    0.25    0.24    0.23
0.22    0.21    0.20    0.19
0.18    0.17    0.16    0.15
0.14    0.13    0.12    0.11
0.10

LEVEL 5 (ODD)
5.95    5.16    5.07    4.76
4.67    4.65    4.63    4.62
4.47    4.27    4.20    3.94
3.91    3.90    3.88    3.87
3.86    3.84    3.83    3.82
3.81    3.80    3.71    3.70
3.68    3.57    3.43    3.37
3.34    3.30    3.29    3.21
3.09    3.11    3.08    3.07
3.06    3.04    2.96    2.95
2.94    2.93    2.87    2.86
2.84    2.83    2.81    2.79
2.78    2.76    2.75    2.74
2.73    2.72    2.69    2.67
2.64    2.61    2.59    2.58
2.57    2.54    2.53    2.52
2.48    2.46    2.44    2.40
2.38    2.36    2.29    2.26
2.23    2.21    2.14    2.10
2.07    1.95    1.75    1.40
1.36    1.34    1.31    1.22
1.19    1.16    1.05    1.01
0.91    0.70    0.56    0.55
0.52

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LEVEL 4 (SUB)

1.98    1.47    1.27    1.20
1.18    1.17    1.16    1.14
1.13    1.12    1.03    1.01
0.98    0.97    0.95    0.94
0.91    0.86    0.87    0.85
0.84    0.83    0.82    0.79
0.75    0.69    0.67    0.65
0.64    0.63    0.59    0.58
0.56    0.52    0.49    0.45
0.44    0.39    0.35    0.33
0.32    0.31    0.29    0.28
0.27    0.24    0.22    0.21
0.20    0.19    0.18    0.17
0.16    0.15    0.14    0.13
0.12    0.11    0.10

LEVEL 4 (ODD)
5.87    4.35    4.30    4.02
3.87    3.83    3.34    3.29
3.26    3.25    3.17    3.14
3.00    2.95    2.94    2.86
2.75    2.65    2.64    2.61
2.52    2.41    2.06    2.04
2.59    2.58    2.16    2.22
2.01    1.82    1.66    1.65
1.57    1.15    1.08    0.98
0.90    0.60    0.17

-----------------------------------
LEVEL 3 (SUB)

1.23    1.06    0.79    0.73
0.72    0.56    0.50    0.47
0.41    0.27    0.22    0.19
0.18    0.17    0.16    0.15
0.14    0.13    0.12    0.11
0.10

LEVEL 3 (ODD)
2.75    2.45    2.35    2.10
2.29    1.89    1.85    0.97
0.90    0.84    0.40

-----------------------------------
LEVEL 2 (SUB)

0.74    0.13    0.10
LEVEL 2 (ODD)
2.02    1.06
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LEVEL 1 (SUB)

0.49    0.30    0.11    0.10
LEVEL 1 (ODD)
1.43

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I find the level of questioning that the forums produce with regard to payment and terms which goes unanswered astonishing. I have tried to understand recent figures but it is quite impossible.

 

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Thanks Debbie, I don't think it varied based on currency. But i believe deals could be negotiated to cater for a wider range of clients.

The company i worked for before had purchased an annual 750 per month subcription plan.

It cost around RM10,000 (USD2.5k) per annum and that was around USD208 per month which translated to 0.27 cents per download.

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43 minutes ago, Studio 2 said:

If you have any subs from your own country it would be great if you could check them against the Sstock charges for packages in your country and then into dollars.

 

Also, i think subs is based on subscription package regardless of countries. For instance, I have sales in US itself that ranged from 10 cents to 1 dollar.

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6 minutes ago, Studio 2 said:

Fyi UK sub prices. I also have seen the OD prices for Europe which even when currency is sorted are quite different to the UK

 

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I visited SS site and the currency is shown as USD

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29 minutes ago, Scorsby said:

I've only had my port back for 2 days but if it helps sort out this mess Chy

Level 1

Subs

3 x 0.10 cents

OD

0.98 cents (previously $1.88)

Haha Scorsby, thank you!

I am still curious to know if there's any more variant left in the sub and OD list.

It is indeed a mega mess looking at the discrepancies that happened within sub and OD. I mean, seriously? How on earth do we come to something that's supposedly straight forward and clear cut to such basic subscription plans could be this convoluted! 

I be very humble to hear from SS explaining it to us or to me like i am a 5 year old so long they are not talking Greek.

 

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I asked for the difference in prices of ODD and here is the answer from Shutterstock:

Please be informed, if your content is purchased at a discounted price, you will receive a percentage consistent with your earnings level based on the discounted license value received by Shutterstock.

The amount that you earn from each download is a percentage of the price paid by the customer for that license. The percentage paid to you varies with the earnings level you are in at the time of the purchase, while the purchase price varies depending on the type of plan the customer used to download your content.

Additionally, Shutterstock is further investing resources into new programs and channels that drive new opportunities and earnings models, such as API integrations and partnerships with leading creative and social platforms.

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Hi, Chy,

i currently have 2455 DLs - so i will be in level 5 at the beginning of the week.
Until then I have the advantage of being able to compare directly, because I got 30% until the end of May and since the beginning of June I also get 30%.

My total RPD was 0.69 before the switch. In 2019 it was 0.72. January to 31 May 2020 it was 0.63.

Since the beginning of June I am at 0.58 - based on 104 sales so far. The loss compared to the previous months is 8%, compared to the total RPD it is 16% and compared to 2020 it is 19.5%. So it is absolutely unlikely that I will be able to make up the losses in level 5.
However, 100 downloads is an inaccurate basis for calculation. Therefore, as I have written several times before, I wait until the end of the month to have reliable figures.

The numbers in detail:

subs:
1,13
1,12
1,01
0,98
0,95
0,87
0,75
0,64
0,29
0,21
0,19
0,17
0,16
0,15
0,14
0,13
0,12
0,11
0,10

ODs
4,35
2,94
2,64
2,58
2,22

Prices in Germany attached.

 

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Thanks alot for sharing your stats here, Wilm.

Like Debbie said, It maybe helpful to know if contributors get the same price sales from the same countries the image was purchased whichever tier we are.

I know it doesn't bring much difference to contributors these days in term of which tier we are at. Still, I hope you will get to your next tier soonest and look forward to your assessment when you gathered more reliable figures.

Ps: I just have another odd OD sales from Netherlands. On hindsight, i should have kept the locations of where i obtained them so we can also have a look of the specific subscription plans base on country/location.

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My numbers are all over the place. Some match up with yours, many others don't match with anything.

Level 4 SUBs:

3.04*

2.46*

2.39*

* all these could have been SOD's, this happened on the day of the reporting glitch where everything showed up as SODs. But I don't normally get 3 SOD's in a day

0.87

0.84

0.59

0.44

0.27

0.24

0.17

0.16

0.15

0.14

0.13

0.12

0.11

0.10

 

Level 4 ODDs:

2.94 (forget from where)

2.22 (Australia)

 

Looking back at this week: Overall, my sales volume has been down. I sell mostly in the US, which was preoccupied with the riots. Also, my assumption (wishful thinking) that higher subs and odds will make up for the low ones in the long run is on shaky ground right now. The first two days I did great, the next few days absolutely sucked.

I am particularly ticked off by the ODDs being lower than expected, based on the US pricing structure. At level 4 all my ODDs should have been at least $2.74. Let's try to keep track of countries for ODDs from now on and see if there is any rhyme or reason to these commissions. But I already suspect there isn't, as another contributor reported a $0.96 ODD at level 4 coming in from the US. So my conclusion is that if SS offers additional discounts, we are eating a portion of that.

Right now my RPD is in free fall. Hoping for some higher amounts next week to put the brakes on it.

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But as it turns out, the 2-image package doesn't even exist in Europe.

And earnings from ODDs, even downloaded in the US, do not correspond to above numbers.

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59 minutes ago, Milo J said:

WTF

I suspect this is related to the reduction of personnel costs.
Our commissions are probably calculated by the capable reviewers who have otherwise done excellent work in the evaluation of noise, focus and similar.

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