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Julian Schlaen

What is your approved / sold ratio?

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Hi! 

I'm curious about how many uploads vs. sell do contributors have in average. 

I have uploaded 759 images that have been accepted and sold 274 times. My ratio is 36%. 

Thanks! 
 

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I doubt you will get too many responses as you are asking for performance figures which most people are reluctant to give out.  In addition, I understand Shutterstock frowns on discussing this sort of thing. 

I haven't thought it out completely, but I think you would have to introduce some sort of time frame into your calculation to give it any real meaning (i. e. total downloads divided by the images images in your portfolio within a years time).  Without a time frame any comparison between portfolio would be of no value.  

One performance calculation that seems to be of some value is average earnings per download, per year (Total earnings per year divided by the total number of downloads in that period of time).  An acceptable return or earnings per download would be in excess of $1.00 per download.  Try that calculation.   

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Thanks @Steve Bower for your reply! I just want to know where I'm standing but I think your pointing a valid point. I'll have to take a closer look to establish that numbers over a time frame.
I'm closer to 50 cents per download than to a dollar.

 

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On 5/15/2018 at 5:36 PM, Sari ONeal said:

Yeah, time is an important factor - a ratio like that is useless without time factored in.

Correct. and why do ya want to know? just curious?

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