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« on: July 24, 2017, 22:23 »
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I see no increase in sale even uploading lot of images. The sales are avg +-10% every month.
Is this normal?


« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 23:46 »
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Well, considering that FT downloads has dropped by about 10% in July, it isn't all that surprising. My downloads has dropped by about 10%, but I've been able to maintain my weekly position.

Could be the summer slump, or it could be FT losing some market share. We won't know for sure for a couple months.

« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 00:00 »
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With Adobe and SS that dont mean anything nowadays! the keep uploading and uploading concept used to give results up to a few years ago. Today with millions added every month just forget it.
Files are either buried or given a few seconds exposure the minute theyre accepted and then gone. Its like pi%&#ng in the Pacific and expect it to rise!
« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 00:03 by derek »

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 03:54 »
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With Adobe and SS that dont mean anything nowadays! the keep uploading and uploading concept used to give results up to a few years ago. Today with millions added every month just forget it.
Files are either buried or given a few seconds exposure the minute theyre accepted and then gone. Its like pi%&#ng in the Pacific and expect it to rise!

I've had images sell right after being uploaded on Fotolia. It depends on the subject matter...in any case it's really tough and I believe it's only going to get tougher at micros, that's why I'm looking to diversify into footage, midstock (RF/RM), fine art. God, I'll even shoot porn if it makes money!  ;)

« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 05:08 »
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 :)

« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 07:34 »
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With Adobe and SS that dont mean anything nowadays! the keep uploading and uploading concept used to give results up to a few years ago. Today with millions added every month just forget it.
Files are either buried or given a few seconds exposure the minute theyre accepted and then gone. Its like pi%&#ng in the Pacific and expect it to rise!

I've had images sell right after being uploaded on Fotolia. It depends on the subject matter...in any case it's really tough and I believe it's only going to get tougher at micros, that's why I'm looking to diversify into footage, midstock (RF/RM), fine art. God, I'll even shoot porn if it makes money!  ;)
Sadly theres no money in Porn anymore :-( another victim of the internet being flooded with poor quality at cheap/no cost....fit for purpose though ;-). You might do OK if you can pass it off as "Fine Art" though.

« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 08:18 »
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This year, my average monthly earnings increased at SS, Canva, iStock, while my earnings at FT dropped. This and previous month are disaster. And FT was my best earning agency a year ago. No more.

« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2017, 01:30 »
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Seems to me this Adobe move have turned really sour for many. There is another forum mainly for very big contributors and they are all unhappy. Most of them are blaming Adobe meaning that its all associated with programs and softwares not stock??  I dont know.

« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 02:21 »
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Seems to me this Adobe move have turned really sour for many. There is another forum mainly for very big contributors and they are all unhappy. Most of them are blaming Adobe meaning that its all associated with programs and softwares not stock??  I dont know.
May I ask which forum is that?

« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2017, 06:26 »
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I see no increase in sale even uploading lot of images. The sales are avg +-10% every month.
Is this normal?

Depends. When did you start uploading? Are you uploading the same number of images per month?

Bad Company

« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 10:07 »
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I've given up on trying to relate uploads to sales a while back.   We use to say that 1,000 images should produce about $200 a month but that unwritten rule no longer works.  I've had one image this year that has produced thousands of sales and the other 99% few sales. It's a crap shoot at best on trying to figure this out... 8)



 

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