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Community Beginner ,
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What % does Adobe take from contributor’s work sold through Stock? Considering the effort, cost and high-quality equipment used to submit images, the money earned seems like a pittance. One of my photographs recently earned less than $4.00 from three downloads, yet this same image had earned me more than $2,000.00 from other sources prior to me contributing it to Adobe Stock.

Another issue is the banking process, which is not user friendly. In my own country, Australia, the options for receiving the money from Adobe are very limited. Considering the tiny amount of money earned from each sale, it would take a very long time for contributors’ earnings to reach the minimum required for money to be forwarded onto them. Why not use these meagre earnings to reduce customers' subscriptions each month so that they at least receive some kind of financial reward?

 

What are the criteria for placing images into your ‘Premium’ category? Do contributors have to pay Adobe to get them there?

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Community Expert , Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

Premium contributors are by invitation. Adobe will contact you on this, if they think your contribution fits their needs. 

 

As for the rest, you get around 30% from each sale, which is quite much, when comparing with other stock providers. See here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html

 

I will move this to the contributor forum.

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Community Expert , Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

Welcome to the world of stock photography. The earnings come through the number of downloads, not individual photos.

If you get over 10,000 downloads, you then can earn $0.38. It's sales by volume!

In this way, you could do quite well. Key thing is to upload photos that will generate numerous downloads!

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Community Expert , Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

Virtually all of Adobe Stock Buyers have signed up for a monthly or annual Subscription, which permits them to download a specified number of images per month. The most frequently appearing denominations among my downloads are $.99 and $.33/$.36 which would seem to indicate that the most popular subscriptions are the 10 Credits/Month and the 350 Credits/Month. Stock Contributors earn a 33% commission. It's definitely not a get rich scheme, and I believe most of us Contributors regard it as a sou

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Community Expert , Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

A consistent side-income from Stock takes months, even years to develop a large enough portfolio of diverse inventory that appeals to wide range of content creators.  You're not selling one image, you're selling many of the same image, again & again...

 

Are you marketing your work on social media? 

Do you have an Adobe Portfolio site yet? 

https://help.myportfolio.com/hc/articles/360036296814-Selling-Adobe-Stock-on-Adobe-Portfolio

 

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Premium contributors are by invitation. Adobe will contact you on this, if they think your contribution fits their needs. 

 

As for the rest, you get around 30% from each sale, which is quite much, when comparing with other stock providers. See here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html

 

I will move this to the contributor forum.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Thank you ....

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You're welcome.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Welcome to the world of stock photography. The earnings come through the number of downloads, not individual photos.

If you get over 10,000 downloads, you then can earn $0.38. It's sales by volume!

In this way, you could do quite well. Key thing is to upload photos that will generate numerous downloads!

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Thanks for that information Ricky.

 

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Virtually all of Adobe Stock Buyers have signed up for a monthly or annual Subscription, which permits them to download a specified number of images per month. The most frequently appearing denominations among my downloads are $.99 and $.33/$.36 which would seem to indicate that the most popular subscriptions are the 10 Credits/Month and the 350 Credits/Month. Stock Contributors earn a 33% commission. It's definitely not a get rich scheme, and I believe most of us Contributors regard it as a source of "hobby income" and as a way of monetizing the images we already have in our archives.

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Jill - that explains some aspects of my questions, so thank you.

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It's definitely not a get rich scheme, and I believe most of us Contributors regard it as a source of "hobby income" and as a way of monetizing the images we already have in our archives.


By @Jill_C


Professional contributors are relatively rare and even for them, I would guess that stock is a kind of additional income. I suppose that there are a very low number of contributors making a living from stock.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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A consistent side-income from Stock takes months, even years to develop a large enough portfolio of diverse inventory that appeals to wide range of content creators.  You're not selling one image, you're selling many of the same image, again & again...

 

Are you marketing your work on social media? 

Do you have an Adobe Portfolio site yet? 

https://help.myportfolio.com/hc/articles/360036296814-Selling-Adobe-Stock-on-Adobe-Portfolio

 

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Nancy - No I'm not marketing my work on social media. Do you think this would improve exposure to my Stock Portfolio?

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Nancy - No I'm not marketing my work on social media. Do you think this would improve exposure to my Stock Portfolio?


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Sure, but be careful. Some people get banned because they accept a kind of pay back scheme, where thieves use tricks to drive your sales high. Adobe monitors such actions, however.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Social Media exposure couldn't hurt as long as you have something people want to buy.

 

 

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