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« Reply #75 on: June 20, 2017, 17:47 »
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I decided to give them a try a couple of months ago.
I had immediately a good bunch of sales (like 6 or 7, including also a video sale), the usual welcome aboard package.
The next month I only got a ridiculous photo sale.
It is still early time, I will give them another couple of months, but so far it doesn't bode well.

At the same time time I feel for the minnows and I don't want to say anything bad about them, they are just being eaten up by the big guys.
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« Reply #76 on: June 20, 2017, 19:59 »
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At the same time time I feel for the minnows and I don't want to say anything bad about them, they are just being eaten up by the big guys.

But DT wasn't always a minnow, it used to be solidly in the Big Four.

« Reply #77 on: June 20, 2017, 21:02 »
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New things never sells at DT. This is my 10th year at DT. I don't know what is the reason behind this :(  but 2+ yrs old illustrations are still selling well. So DT is still my best earner with only 3000 illustrations. 

« Reply #78 on: June 21, 2017, 03:37 »
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1 sub in the last month so things are looking up! All other sites are dead including SS with only 1 OD and 5 zero days so far in June. Searching for a better outlet which is more sustainable.

« Reply #79 on: June 21, 2017, 07:22 »
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DT has been a steady grower for me for years, making 1/4-1/3 of SS, until the last couple of months when I am doing worse than same months previous years. Not sure what happened, if it is me or a general loss of buyers on the site?

« Reply #80 on: June 25, 2017, 08:16 »
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DT has been dead for me for a while now...

« Reply #81 on: June 25, 2017, 08:16 »
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Surprisingly I'm having a fair number of sales there this month.  Unfortunately almost all subs but a few credit sales.  The weird thing is that I have had runs of sales of the same topic, presumably from single buyers - 10 or more at once, different aspects of the same subject.  Sometimes very similar images - shows that their previous similars policy was not what buyers wanted.  I assume it is because their search shows other images from the same artist.  Hopefully the new SS option will do the same there.

« Reply #82 on: August 02, 2017, 01:09 »
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I note there's a contributor on DT with 0 sales who wants to buy his/her own photos. Not sure if that's a desperate attempt to generate some sales or what.

« Reply #83 on: August 02, 2017, 02:00 »
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Got four subs yesterday  ;D. All refunded in an hour  :'(

« Reply #84 on: August 02, 2017, 02:12 »
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No sale since 20 July. Used to get several daily, even if sometimes only subs. No like.

« Reply #85 on: August 02, 2017, 11:35 »
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I often find that when you reach that point of complete frustration with DT you will get a flurry of credit sales.  Just enough to keep them interesting.

Funny how a dozen credit sales at DT trump 100 sub sales here and most of the other sites. 

« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2017, 10:09 »
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+1 agree. strange. as some know , I've been around a Very Long time. im getting a strange gut feeling that something Big is gonna happen as far as commissions. were not Making them or any of them rich anymore and a change is in the wind.what that is???. my tinfoil hat doesn't fit anymore.

« Reply #87 on: August 08, 2017, 02:20 »
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Just did my July analysis, comparing monthly totals vs prior months and last year. 

Holy cow.  In July, DT is off 50% for me vs July 2016.  Most other agencies are down around 10% for me vs year ago.  Up until July, DT was following the industry trend of being off around 10% vs year ago, then July hits and BAM, down 50%.  Very odd.

So why is DT collapsing while all the others are simply lagging?  This is really concerning to me as they've been my solid #3 for quite some time.

« Reply #88 on: August 08, 2017, 03:46 »
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Agree!  before it was terrible but now its just completely dead full stop!. Probably the next agency to bite the dust!

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« Reply #89 on: August 08, 2017, 13:34 »
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I hope not. They are chirping at their normal tune for me. Nothing like it was years ago but definitely better than CanStock.

« Reply #90 on: August 09, 2017, 10:07 »
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Agree!  before it was terrible but now its just completely dead full stop!. Probably the next agency to bite the dust!

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« Reply #91 on: August 10, 2017, 03:08 »
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I am not sure if it is lack of customers or over supply of contributors, or both.

is photography in general still a niche?  :-X

« Reply #92 on: August 10, 2017, 03:46 »
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I moved into CGI two years back!  sold like crazy but now thats gone dead as well and thats just too much work for little in return and NO^^ photography today is not a niche anymore but rather a punishment!

« Reply #93 on: August 12, 2017, 11:10 »
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I often find that when you reach that point of complete frustration with DT you will get a flurry of credit sales.  Just enough to keep them interesting.

Funny how a dozen credit sales at DT trump 100 sub sales here and most of the other sites.

+1. DT is not so bad, you just have random sales . In July, I got more $ with DT than with all my "major" stock. In august it seems dead... but less then Fotolia/Adobe near to zero.

« Reply #94 on: August 12, 2017, 16:06 »
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Just did my July analysis, comparing monthly totals vs prior months and last year. 

Holy cow.  In July, DT is off 50% for me vs July 2016.  Most other agencies are down around 10% for me vs year ago.  Up until July, DT was following the industry trend of being off around 10% vs year ago, then July hits and BAM, down 50%.  Very odd.

So why is DT collapsing while all the others are simply lagging?  This is really concerning to me as they've been my solid #3 for quite some time.

Agree.  Something is definitely up at DT.  Been reading complaints about them for a couple of years, but my sales stayed strong there.  All of a sudden the past couple months - POOF!  Sales are gone.  I don't know if I had been getting a good search placement and now it changed, or if the whole site is down the tubes...?

« Reply #95 on: August 12, 2017, 17:11 »
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the all micro stock industry is puff..dreasmtime sthe worst...ss is falling down, ok is summer but anything sells...i hope they eliminate popular search cause it makes those who sold in 2006 still earning a lot compared to new files uploaded....i hope is summer but i doubt. there is a flow of images not only in micro but even from a lot of free sites who give full size great images free to anybody for any use. luckily micro account for 30 % of my business...and i can wait till all those agency bust and a new format appear.

« Reply #96 on: August 12, 2017, 19:58 »
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the all micro stock industry is puff..dreasmtime sthe worst...ss is falling down, ok is summer but anything sells...i hope they eliminate popular search cause it makes those who sold in 2006 still earning a lot compared to new files uploaded....i hope is summer but i doubt. there is a flow of images not only in micro but even from a lot of free sites who give full size great images free to anybody for any use. luckily micro account for 30 % of my business...and i can wait till all those agency bust and a new format appear.

You also forgot to mention that models in Ukraine are almost for free.

« Reply #97 on: August 17, 2017, 02:45 »
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DT down 85% on the same period last year.
 :o


 

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