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I just checked my ShutterStock (submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=1… account.  At the end of the day, I'll have had my stuff there for a month.  In my first 30 days there, I've had 350 downloads and have earned over $100.  And I still have 9 days left in the pay period.  I'm looking at a first check in the neighborhood of $125.  I have around 300 images in my gallery there.  I've noticed that so far there seems to be a fairly direct correlation between the number of images in my gallery and the average monthly downloads.  For example, when I only had 100 images there, my monthly average was looking to be in the 100 downloads area.  I'm hoping that as I add the additional 450 that I have ready to upload, bringing my total gallery to close to 800, and as I continue to re-render my remaining 3500 images in high resolution that my monthly income will continue to climb accordingly.  My goal is $250/month in income from this, but will continue to upload and upload and upload.  It can only get better.

There are a lot of you that "watch" me and consider me a fractal friend here on DA.  A lot of you have galleries of images much more impressive than my own.  If you aren't selling these images, you are in effect throwing away money.  Seriously.  This is costing you money.  If you haven't set up a free ShutterStock (submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=1… account, you really owe it to yourself and your art to do so.  You should really check out ShutterStock (submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=1….
Daniel
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frdmlong Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally thank you and commend you for being so nice to your friends here on DA and posting this info. I myself would love to sell your art for a hundred pounds a piece... if I knew how. :lol: Some of us don't have this luxury. A lot of the srtists on DA are either disabled or single parents or just struggling to make it on an everyday basis. It is quite honorable of you to take the valuable time to inform your friends here of something that may very well be of some use to them. :heart: :hug:
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slobo777 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm on Shutterstock, but not doing as well as others here.

Mind you, there are only 36 images in my gallery so far - I intend to grow it, but with new baby, new job, it's low down my list right now.
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StitcherLadyxx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to have Rozrr's mindset. I have a cafepress shop where I sell my art, and as much as I advertised, pushed and such, the only big sales came around Christmas. A link on the Fracfan forum changed my life. I was skeptical at first. But I quickly became aware of the potential at Shutterstock. I'm now having my best month ever, well over $350 just for this month so far, and I've had two days were I got more than 100 downloads...totally floored me lol. I now view fractaling in a whole different light.

I don't see it as 'adverstising' either, Daniel. I have a simple blurb in my journal, and then in my sig, and that's the most ';pushing' I will do. The original link I clicked on wasn't even directed towards me. But the curiosity got to me enough that I had to click, and that was all she wrote lol.

Yes, you are 100% right about the images/download correlation. If you upload regularly, I do once a day, you will sustain and grow.

Keep up the great work :heart:
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karma4ya Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I personaly agree with you its not the .25 but like you said THE BIG PICTURE :) smart thinking and after all its you journal so if you want to advertise its your biz! :) great information and its all in ones outlook on life the whole do you look at your cup as being half empty or half full thing i think its GREAT that you are able to make a little bit of $$ off of something you enjoy doing and ya its $$$ that ya didnt have before so its a great accomplishment :) Thank You for sharing!
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't look at it as advertising. It isn't like I'm trying to get folks to go to SS and buy my work. I'm trying to encourage some of you to make some money like I am. Could I possibly make a couple of pennies if someone downloads your work there? Of course. But if they are downloading yours instead of mine, I'm losing money. Why advertise that?
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karma4ya Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
lol ya :) well im happy for you :) it wasnt meant as a negative statement at you at all
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I have been thinking about this a lot Daniel. I think I would rather give my images away than sell them for so little. Thanks for putting me in touch with it all. I have had the joy of selling oil paintings for hundreds of pounds. Now my art is for me, for my pleasure and anyone can save an image for nothing, I don't mind as long as they enjoy looking at it.

Shutterstock will no doubt be of use to many artists but it is not for me right now.

Thanks Daniel. It is very good of you to pass this on to everyone.
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Want to sell some of my stuff for hundreds of pounds? :) I'll take whatever I can get however I can get it. Every little bit helps.
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean Daniel. I get £100 a time for repairing PC's so 25 cents for an image download is not utilising my time properly and I really need to do that. I may well feel differently in the future. We shall see.
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't look at as "only" 25 cents or 30 cents per download. Because of the large number of downloads, I look at it over the long term. 350 or 400 downloads a month, which I've done in my first month, is $1,200 or $1,500 a year that I wouldn't normally have. That would buy some nice groceries or "toys".
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