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« on: April 23, 2012, 11:28 »
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Was just wondering if April was usually a ''slow'' month, like december?

It may catch up before the end of the month, but right now I am facing hard fact that if this conitnues like the previous 3 weeks, I am down 33% in income this month, which is a huge loss compared to a constant gain for over the last 14 months.

Was just wondering if anyone else was experiencing a general slowdown?

I hope it should catch up on the following month,

Thanks!


wut

« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 11:35 »
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Your port's so big that soon (or perhaps it's already happening) you won't be able to upload enough to guarantee constant rise of earnings. That could be the case. I'm having a second BME already at SS, I didn't calculate it for the other sites. But I doubt it'll be a BME, although I was also having 3 consecutive

« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 11:37 »
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April's generally slower for me than March, averaging down 7% over the past six years. May and June continue the decline, which reverses itself from July through October, declining again from November through January and then picking up in February.  The cycle has been remarkably consistent from year to year, even as I grow my portfolio.  30% sounds high, but may relate to the size and volatility of your port or seasonal content.

« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 11:42 »
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Every month is different every year. This April is going well for me though (at least by my standards). Was that ambiguous enough?  ;)

rubyroo

« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 11:54 »
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Whenever I start to worry mid-month, I re-read my sig and resolve to wait until the end of the month.  Saves a lot of stress.

« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 13:13 »
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Whenever I start to worry mid-month, I re-read my sig and resolve to wait until the end of the month.  Saves a lot of stress.

Yes I told myself that last week, but now we have more than 3 weeks in April. Doing a great day today, but if I check the prorata of the month I am at 800$ difference from last months... Was just wondering if there was some noticeable change for everyone depending on the months since I only have 1 year of serious data to compare from,

...but I DO hope it resolves by the end of the month... 7 day to go... ! But would have to double my daily income for that to happen so not counting on it ;)

Thanks!

« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 13:22 »
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March was good and April is slower.  I'm sure the Easter holidays lower sales.  Some slower months improve a lot in the last week, so there's still time.

« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 13:26 »
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This is definitely the slowest April for nearly 12 months.

« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2012, 13:50 »
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I had a pretty good month in march, will be 300 off this month when compared to last.

rubyroo

« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 13:56 »
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But would have to double my daily income for that to happen

Well I wish you that then.  ;D

Good luck and fingers crossed for you.

« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 15:15 »
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Very slow for me, too.  Down a lot on all sites except for DepositPhotos, which is a BME.  Might end up 30% off of the last couple of months unless something changes dramatically.

« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 15:29 »
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Absolutely dire !!! Do you know Herg?

« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2012, 16:22 »
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sure it's slower than march..

but not december slow..

« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 16:37 »
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Cheer up, i'm at -40% !!
Very derpressing.

lisafx

« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 17:55 »
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December's the slowest for me, because sales all but stop the last week or two.  But Summer is slow in general, and usually July is pretty bad. 

« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2012, 18:51 »
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Cheer up, i'm at -40% !!
Very derpressing.

Welcome to the joys of exclusivity and the vagaries of Istock's best match. You can't say you haven't been warned about this phenomena countless times on here. You know what the solution is.

« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2012, 20:36 »
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still climbing but then again I am very small


« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2012, 22:44 »
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I had a slow start to the month and figured it had to do with Easter and spring break/family vacations.

Things have really turned around in the past week and I'm on track to at least equal a great March.

« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2012, 15:27 »
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Thanks for the output everyone. Good to know the output and see the patterns :).

I am having good sales these days but I doubt I will catch up my ''loss'', maybe minimize it!

cascoly

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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2012, 15:46 »
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march and last dec were my BME.  april started slow but will still be about 10% over last year's average

for me, EL and videos make a big difference from month to month, so my graph is jagged from month to month, but the overall trend averaged out continues to climb 10-20%

wut

« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2012, 16:05 »
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Cheer up, i'm at -40% !!
Very derpressing.

Yup, because we (indies) get our files put up front. For once ;)

« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2012, 10:34 »
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April's very slow for me as well... :(

« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2012, 09:41 »
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April has been pretty solid for me so far, maybe 5% or so down from March... but things look worse today all of a sudden.

FT has really taken a dive for me today.  I'm down about 80% from a typical weekday.  Has anyone else seen a substantial drop in FT today?  Sales were good there earlier this week, but it almost seems like a best match change or something else that has made my stuff less visible all of a sudden.  Or maybe it's just the April drop kicking in all of a sudden.  Is today a holiday anywhere in Europe?

wut

« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2012, 10:48 »
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April has been pretty solid for me so far, maybe 5% or so down from March... but things look worse today all of a sudden.

FT has really taken a dive for me today.  I'm down about 80% from a typical weekday.  Has anyone else seen a substantial drop in FT today?  Sales were good there earlier this week, but it almost seems like a best match change or something else that has made my stuff less visible all of a sudden.  Or maybe it's just the April drop kicking in all of a sudden.  Is today a holiday anywhere in Europe?

From tomorrow until Tue in some countries. You know labour day and other socialistic crap that can only happen and be celebrated in Europe ;)

WarrenPrice

« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2012, 11:13 »
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April has been pretty solid for me so far, maybe 5% or so down from March... but things look worse today all of a sudden.

FT has really taken a dive for me today.  I'm down about 80% from a typical weekday.  Has anyone else seen a substantial drop in FT today?  Sales were good there earlier this week, but it almost seems like a best match change or something else that has made my stuff less visible all of a sudden.  Or maybe it's just the April drop kicking in all of a sudden.  Is today a holiday anywhere in Europe?

From tomorrow until Tue in some countries. You know labour day and other socialistic crap that can only happen and be celebrated in Europe ;)

Ahhh... so there is a reason for my concern.  MORE holidays! :(

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