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7 hours ago, balajisrinivasan said:

Milestones don't come more generic than this but I learnt that I turned Level 4 yesterday.

To commemorate this glorious event, the kind people at SS showered me with 6 consecutive 10 cent sales.

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Well, the good news is that you seem to have a fan in San Antonio. Maybe they'll buy with a smaller subscription plan in the future.

Also, congrats on reaching Level 4. Get ready for some of those $0.10 sales to climb to the dizzying height of $0.13 and even $0.15!

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Some stats for those, who are interested: - More than 10% of the total downloads from 1 image only. - 5 bestsellers (= 0,4% of my port) made 20% of the total downloads. - 20 most sellin

I just reached 84,000 DLs and should have 10k photos very, very soon. My first DL was on 12/12/2012. Seventh anniversary coming up.     For those who are interested whether you ca

On the heels of an unexpected $70 SOD I have finally crawled over the $10,000 lifetime earnings threshold today. 

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3 hours ago, Milo J said:

Well, the good news is that you seem to have a fan in San Antonio. Maybe they'll buy with a smaller subscription plan in the future.

Also, congrats on reaching Level 4. Get ready for some of those $0.10 sales to climb to the dizzying height of $0.13 and even $0.15!

Please do not exaggerate! 15 Cent sounds like fake news.

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1 hour ago, Reimar said:

Not that I have been uploading much lately, but I just got to a round number.  I think I'll leave it there for a while:

 

 

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Wow!

You are hard-working - no question! For me this is an unbelievably large amount of pictures, Reimar. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that this will be reflected in your income.

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3 hours ago, C and L Perry said:

Reimar, Beautiful photos in your portfolio. NICE WORK!

 

3 hours ago, Wilm Ihlenfeld said:

Wow!

You are hard-working - no question! For me this is an unbelievably large amount of pictures, Reimar. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that this will be reflected in your income.

Thank you both.  I was quite productive years ago when I was working and still managed two trips a year and lots of local outings.  Now that I'm retired (and just bought a new house) image creation is taking a back seat.  Still, when things settle down I'll get back into a picture taking rhythm because I love it, never mind the low prices.

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7 minutes ago, Reimar said:

 

Thank you both.  I was quite productive years ago when I was working and still managed two trips a year and lots of local outings.  Now that I'm retired (and just bought a new house) image creation is taking a back seat.  Still, when things settle down I'll get back into a picture taking rhythm because I love it, never mind the low prices.

Hello Reimar,

you weren't just productive. As far as I remember, you always expanded your portfolio at a high level. I definitely have respect for that!

Now I just wanted to have a look at what you have recently photographed, but I get an error message when I click on "my image portfolio" below your name. Something is not right there.

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1 hour ago, Reimar said:

Yes, well done Wilm.  That is a mind boggling number.  I'm still trying to get past the 2 digit numbers I have.

Thanks a lot, Reimar!

As you can see, I have uploaded the image 2012. Back then, things were very different here than they are today. And those of the contributors who were here much earlier than me know such breathtaking numbers as 30000 downloads - for a single image.

Anyway: The photo is one of the best paid images I have ever taken. It did not cost me 3 minutes. Add to that the keywording and the upload. Nevertheless: converted the hourly wage is gigantic! I just had some lucky hits like that one and I am very happy about it.

It would be nice if that were still possible today, but those days are simply over.

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1 hour ago, Wilm Ihlenfeld said:

Thanks a lot, Reimar!

As you can see, I have uploaded the image 2012. Back then, things were very different here than they are today. And those of the contributors who were here much earlier than me know such breathtaking numbers as 30000 downloads - for a single image.

Anyway: The photo is one of the best paid images I have ever taken. It did not cost me 3 minutes. Add to that the keywording and the upload. Nevertheless: converted the hourly wage is gigantic! I just had some lucky hits like that one and I am very happy about it.

It would be nice if that were still possible today, but those days are simply over.

Congratulations Wilm, indeed an amazing number of downloads for one image.

Your post here underlines what a sad pitiful state this industry has evolved to in recent years. 

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4 hours ago, Wilm Ihlenfeld said:

I can now also report a Schnapszahl. :) I just got the 6666th download for my bestseller.

 

 

 

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Wow, that is some amazing number!

By the way, it cracks me up how they translated "Performers" as "Künstler", and out of this entire worldwide community nobody ever told them that it's nonsense in this context.

Nicht daß mir ein richtig guter Begriff einfällt...  "meistverkaufte Bilder"?

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Thank you very much, Steven, Milo and Chy!

 

Steven,

that's right - the initial situation has deteriorated. Before I started with microstock, the circle of contributors was small and almost elitist. One contributor who exceeded the millions of downloads at AS alone once wrote that the RPD for images was a good $8 at that time. Unbelievable.

At AS we get a ranking. I was once at position 1.030 in the overall ranking. In the meantime I have fallen back to position 1.660. The number of contributors has increased exorbitantly and many of them were much more diligent than me. The market is hotly contested.
And that explains why certain images brought so many downloads back then - there was little competition. Today, of course, things look completely different.

This image sold only 206 times at AS btw. At other agencies there are much more downloads, but much less than here. I have other images that sell about equally well at all agencies. I think that this image simply got a very good start ranking at shutterstock but not at AS. Otherwise I cannot explain the different performance.

Milo,

You are right - the translation is miserable. They could have simply translated it as personal "bestseller", which is a common term in Germany, too.

 

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