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Author Topic: Mid-Month Heart Beat on Dreamstime  (Read 2174 times)

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Goofy

« on: March 13, 2014, 15:49 »
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Okay, please tell me it is only me and not others with lack of sales on Dreamstime? It's mid month now thus I am concern with my sales there... ???




« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 15:58 »
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It's mid month and I have already earned more than in whole February.

But DT is an agency like this for me. I get to have some bad months with only subscription sales, and some good ones.

cuppacoffee

« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 16:09 »
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If you are THE Goofy over at DT you only have 134 images in your port (which by the way are very cool). I would think that it would be hard to predict anything with so few images but I may be wrong. If that's not you, sorry. Have your sales been predictable up to now?

« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 16:17 »
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Compared to same month last year,

Dls −30%
RPD +41 %

So overall revenue a little higher.  But its the 13th today with the rest of the month to go - everything can change  :)

« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 16:23 »
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I'm more and more convinced there's some sort of rotation.   Currently I'm getting all subs.

Goofy

« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 16:47 »
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If you are THE Goofy over at DT you only have 134 images in your port (which by the way are very cool). I would think that it would be hard to predict anything with so few images but I may be wrong. If that's not you, sorry. Have your sales been predictable up to now?

I wish! Someone used my name (handle) lol! No, I have a very boring portfolio there...

cuppacoffee

« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 17:17 »
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Ha! I'm sure that your images are just as good. Boring seems to sell the most. My best sellers are very old and dull but they sell over and over so I'll take it. My sales are down but it's only mid-month.

lisafx

« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 17:37 »
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 Sales soft here as well.  May be the influx of former Istock exclusives that is being discussed in the SS sales thread.

« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 17:47 »
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I haven't had a single sale since the 3rd.  :-(

I normally get sales every couple of days at least.

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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 22:14 »
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It does seem like a rotation system. I was on subs 'til last weekend, off the last 5 days and finally one sub today. To be pessimistic, my credit download on period will be over the weekend... I am around 15% of a normal month now, but if the tap turns back on that can change quickly.

Goofy

« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 22:16 »
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It does seem like a rotation system. I was on subs 'til last weekend, off the last 5 days and finally one sub today. To be pessimistic, my credit download on period will be over the weekend... I am around 15% of a normal month now, but if the tap turns back on that can change quickly.

If it's a rotation than I must be on the 'Tap turn off mode'...  :(


« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2014, 18:21 »
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I've seen what appears to be the rotation a lot, but I think 18/20 (last 20 sales) being subscriptions is a record for me. Granted two of them are the $2.00 subs but the RPD as well as number of downloads is down over last year.

Having level 4 and 5 images just doesn't matter with a flat royalty structure for subs and such a large percentage of sales being subs. Perhaps an EL will rescue March's totals, but the trend to lower volumes and more subscriptions just isn't good.

« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2014, 19:00 »
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17 out of my last 20 are subs. I went from subs to no sales and now back to subs. It was much more palatable when the higher level images got more for a sub sale. The only ones I am really happy to have subs of now are the level 0 images.

« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2014, 02:26 »
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Last 18/20 are subs - RPD at an all time low with my level 5's going for $0.42 - and some for $0.35 which doesn't seem right ....
- but a few months ago had my BME there - very up and down.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 02:31 by wordplanet »

« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2014, 05:23 »
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I haven't had any sale for days... It seems that new search engine shifting is on the way...

« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2014, 07:02 »
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I had good credit sales for the past few months but see a drop this month in both activity and type of sale. So far it's been all subs for the few sales I've seen.

ethan

« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2014, 07:38 »
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DT has been dead for me for the last two years. $30 a month if I'm lucky. My images are the same as I have elsewhere where they sell solidly all the time.

Those exact same images on DT = zip.

Strangely I have literally hundreds of 'views' and 0 downloads on hundreds of images there. I am convinced now that the 'views' are not 'customer views' - I think they're contributing photographers seeing what I and other contributors are doing, either looking for inspiration or simply copying them.

I also find like others ^ zero sales for days, even a week. Pretty sure they're turning ports off too.

Goofy

« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2014, 10:00 »
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I was hoping it was only me.

I can contact them but I am sure I will get useless response from them... :-\





Beppe Grillo

« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2014, 11:30 »
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It's mid month and I have already earned more than in whole February.

But DT is an agency like this for me. I get to have some bad months with only subscription sales, and some good ones.

Same here.
Already 18 more

« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2014, 10:19 »
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As of the 16th I'm at 71% of last month, and a little under half of March 2013.  Over 200 sales so far this month.  RPD has been slowly sliding over a year, but this month I'm back to levels from a year ago, 20% than last month...

« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2014, 10:24 »
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Dreamstime sales are so sporadic for me. I'll often go a while without a sale then a clump of sales and then nothing again.


 

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