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« Reply #100 on: December 01, 2018, 08:26 »
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SS within 5% of every month of the year in downloads and $ as usual (no cap!). AS continues the slow climb (the only positive), everywhere else practically dead.

or you could count yourself as one of the lucky ones, they gave you a safety net, no drop. It's all about your perspective.


« Reply #101 on: December 01, 2018, 08:33 »
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SS within 5% of every month of the year in downloads and $ as usual (no cap!). AS continues the slow climb (the only positive), everywhere else practically dead.

or you could count yourself as one of the lucky ones, they gave you a safety net, no drop. It's all about your perspective.
"They gave you"!  :o

So it's not the quality of his work, it's just luck and some external force favoring him.

Lol!

Breaking news, conspirator: it's exactly the opposite! He is good and he knows what sells!
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 08:37 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #102 on: December 01, 2018, 08:49 »
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SS within 5% of every month of the year in downloads and $ as usual (no cap!). AS continues the slow climb (the only positive), everywhere else practically dead.

or you could count yourself as one of the lucky ones, they gave you a safety net, no drop. It's all about your perspective.
"They gave you"!
So it's not the quality of his work, it's just luck and some external force favoring him.

Lol!

Breaking news conspirator: it's exactly the oposite!

They capped you or gave you a safety net is exactly the same thing, my point being for those who complain about the cap maybe denigrating the thing that stops the drop, just a matter of perspective.  I'm not a believer myself, just looking at it from the opposite direction.

« Reply #103 on: December 01, 2018, 08:52 »
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"Veteran" (since 2009) here; 10% drop compared to Oct2018, and everything on a consisntent downslope.

What's up with Storyblocks? Since they introduced 50% royalty (but you'll get more sales!!) I get almost no sales at all. While before it was around 10 per month, this month I sold 1 (ONE!) clip. Last month 4. And I would need at least 20 sales just to make the same amount of money as before the "GREAT FOR CONTRIBUTORZ!!!1" news. Thinking about dropping them completely.

« Reply #104 on: December 02, 2018, 03:01 »
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Hello,
i was working on my new house for about one year and have no time to work on my videos. I was uploading only ~60 files monthly from my old archives. This year is first time then my sales go down(~20%) compared to last year.
This November is second worst month and worst month on Shutterstock this year for me. 30% down compared to 2017 year November.
It's second time when Pond5 leave Shutterstock on second place.
Here is my top 4 (60$+) compared with November/average of 2017 year:
1.   Pond5         +2% /+19%
2.   Shutterstock -52% /-49%
3.   Fotolia        +50% /+29%
4.   Storyblocks  -20% /-71%

« Reply #105 on: December 02, 2018, 05:38 »
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Downloads at AS and Shutter about 20% down compared to oct. But higher RPD. So November income is not so bad.

« Reply #106 on: December 02, 2018, 06:35 »
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SS within 5% of every month of the year in downloads and $ as usual (no cap!). AS continues the slow climb (the only positive), everywhere else practically dead.

or you could count yourself as one of the lucky ones, they gave you a safety net, no drop. It's all about your perspective.
"They gave you"!  :o

So it's not the quality of his work, it's just luck and some external force favoring him.

Lol!

Breaking news, conspirator: it's exactly the opposite! He is good and he knows what sells!
Quality of work drives sales up....conspiracies general site incompetence  and other peoples actions drive sales down ;-).

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #107 on: December 02, 2018, 20:33 »
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Well, my record of 18 months with a higher earning than the same month in the previous year was lost this month. At least the pressure is off! But still a pretty reasonable month all told:


Full details as always at my blog: https://www.backyardsilver.com/2018/12/stock-photography-earnings-in-november-2018/

Steve

« Reply #108 on: December 02, 2018, 20:49 »
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for starters the month is barely more than 2/3 done. also how can things be the same and down 60%? It seems about the same as Oct for me except a few more big sales at Alamy, but the obese female has not sung yet so I don't really know. So, a lot less than during the good years (2011 - 2015) but things haven't fallen off any new cliffs.

Totally ridiculous to start this topic until the month is done.

« Reply #109 on: December 02, 2018, 20:51 »
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Well, my record of 18 months with a higher earning than the same month in the previous year was lost this month. At least the pressure is off! But still a pretty reasonable month all told:


Full details as always at my blog: https://www.backyardsilver.com/2018/12/stock-photography-earnings-in-november-2018/



Steve


Good looking stats well done, and congratulations you've just encouraged 1000 more newbies to go for it

ShadySue

« Reply #110 on: December 02, 2018, 21:06 »
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Good looking stats well done, and congratulations you've just encouraged 1000 more newbies to go for it
Yebbut 995 of them will very soon give up.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #111 on: December 03, 2018, 11:08 »
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Quote
Good looking stats well done, and congratulations you've just encouraged 1000 more newbies to go for it
Yebbut 995 of them will very soon give up.

Exactly. Nowhere on my blog do I say this is easy....

Steve

« Reply #112 on: December 03, 2018, 11:52 »
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SS within 5% of every month of the year in downloads and $ as usual (no cap!). AS continues the slow climb (the only positive), everywhere else practically dead.

or you could count yourself as one of the lucky ones, they gave you a safety net, no drop. It's all about your perspective.
"They gave you"!
So it's not the quality of his work, it's just luck and some external force favoring him.

Lol!

Breaking news conspirator: it's exactly the oposite!

They capped you or gave you a safety net is exactly the same thing, my point being for those who complain about the cap maybe denigrating the thing that stops the drop, just a matter of perspective.  I'm not a believer myself, just looking at it from the opposite direction.

Yeah, each one of us has an inescapable destiny, predefined by The Shutterstock God!
I get it! It's simple, really!

« Reply #113 on: December 03, 2018, 14:31 »
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SS within 5% of every month of the year in downloads and $ as usual (no cap!). AS continues the slow climb (the only positive), everywhere else practically dead.

or you could count yourself as one of the lucky ones, they gave you a safety net, no drop. It's all about your perspective.
"They gave you"!
So it's not the quality of his work, it's just luck and some external force favoring him.

Lol!

Breaking news conspirator: it's exactly the oposite!

They capped you or gave you a safety net is exactly the same thing, my point being for those who complain about the cap maybe denigrating the thing that stops the drop, just a matter of perspective.  I'm not a believer myself, just looking at it from the opposite direction.

Yeah, each one of us has an inescapable destiny, predefined by The Shutterstock God!
I get it! It's simple, really!

Without being facetious it really is that simple.  We are all subject to the shutterstock search, I don't know how it works, neither do you and it will stay that way no matter how many conspiracy theories it throws up.

« Reply #114 on: December 03, 2018, 22:05 »
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SS within 5% of every month of the year in downloads and $ as usual (no cap!). AS continues the slow climb (the only positive), everywhere else practically dead.

or you could count yourself as one of the lucky ones, they gave you a safety net, no drop. It's all about your perspective.
"They gave you"!
So it's not the quality of his work, it's just luck and some external force favoring him.

Lol!

Breaking news conspirator: it's exactly the oposite!

They capped you or gave you a safety net is exactly the same thing, my point being for those who complain about the cap maybe denigrating the thing that stops the drop, just a matter of perspective.  I'm not a believer myself, just looking at it from the opposite direction.

Yeah, each one of us has an inescapable destiny, predefined by The Shutterstock God!
I get it! It's simple, really!

Without being facetious it really is that simple.  We are all subject to the shutterstock search, I don't know how it works, neither do you and it will stay that way no matter how many conspiracy theories it throws up.

That's only the difference between believers and agnostics. You forgot the atheists ;)

« Reply #115 on: December 04, 2018, 03:25 »
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SS within 5% of every month of the year in downloads and $ as usual (no cap!). AS continues the slow climb (the only positive), everywhere else practically dead.

or you could count yourself as one of the lucky ones, they gave you a safety net, no drop. It's all about your perspective.
"They gave you"!
So it's not the quality of his work, it's just luck and some external force favoring him.

Lol!

Breaking news conspirator: it's exactly the oposite!

They capped you or gave you a safety net is exactly the same thing, my point being for those who complain about the cap maybe denigrating the thing that stops the drop, just a matter of perspective.  I'm not a believer myself, just looking at it from the opposite direction.

Yeah, each one of us has an inescapable destiny, predefined by The Shutterstock God!
I get it! It's simple, really!

Without being facetious it really is that simple.  We are all subject to the shutterstock search, I don't know how it works, neither do you and it will stay that way no matter how many conspiracy theories it throws up.

That's only the difference between believers and agnostics. You forgot the atheists ;)
As an atheist I believe what we sell is a combination of luck and skill there is no God pointing down and saying "Today I will give Joe Bloggs a bad day".
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 03:41 by Pauws99 »

« Reply #116 on: December 04, 2018, 11:00 »
+1
SS within 5% of every month of the year in downloads and $ as usual (no cap!). AS continues the slow climb (the only positive), everywhere else practically dead.

or you could count yourself as one of the lucky ones, they gave you a safety net, no drop. It's all about your perspective.
"They gave you"!
So it's not the quality of his work, it's just luck and some external force favoring him.

Lol!

Breaking news conspirator: it's exactly the oposite!

They capped you or gave you a safety net is exactly the same thing, my point being for those who complain about the cap maybe denigrating the thing that stops the drop, just a matter of perspective.  I'm not a believer myself, just looking at it from the opposite direction.

Yeah, each one of us has an inescapable destiny, predefined by The Shutterstock God!
I get it! It's simple, really!

Without being facetious it really is that simple.  We are all subject to the shutterstock search, I don't know how it works, neither do you and it will stay that way no matter how many conspiracy theories it throws up.

That's only the difference between believers and agnostics. You forgot the atheists ;)
As an atheist I believe what we sell is a combination of luck and skill there is no God pointing down and saying "Today I will give Joe Bloggs a bad day".

As a fellow "atheist", I concur!  :)


« Reply #117 on: December 04, 2018, 15:13 »
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And Grit.  ;D

« Reply #118 on: December 06, 2018, 10:01 »
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I've been in stock since 2005. November was excellent, but mostly because of AS, which has been growing tremendously, and also because of video sales. SS was good, but mostly because the last day of the month there were several video and single sales. Pretty much every other site has been dropping. I'm only putting any effort into three sites anymore.

« Reply #119 on: December 06, 2018, 10:32 »
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at Shutterstock everything is drowning in millions of crappy smartphone images from contributors in India.

« Reply #120 on: December 06, 2018, 11:26 »
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And they've become extremely picky with stock footage... rejecting many clips that were in the near past (1 year ago and more) 100% acceptable.

« Reply #121 on: December 06, 2018, 11:49 »
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My micro stock income is going down across the boards, all agencies, all months over the last few years despite creating more and better work over the same period of time.

The worst drop in income is at Shutterstock.  Between 2014 and 2015 my November earnings fell to half of what they were the previous year.  Between 2015 and 2016 earnings again fell to half their previous level.  Same between 2016 and 2017.  And once again in 2018 I'm looking at half the previous year's earnings for November.

The problem is Shutterstock is taking on close to 200,000 new images per day.  Most of it is crap, but the good images have no chance of being found in the garbage dump.  I've also noticed Shutterstock is working hard to place articles in the media about how you can become a millionaire selling stock.... probably in an effort to get new contributors to replace the ones that are figuring out it doesn't work.  This only makes the situation worse.

« Reply #122 on: December 07, 2018, 10:31 »
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My micro stock income is going down across the boards, all agencies, all months over the last few years despite creating more and better work over the same period of time.

The worst drop in income is at Shutterstock.  Between 2014 and 2015 my November earnings fell to half of what they were the previous year.  Between 2015 and 2016 earnings again fell to half their previous level.  Same between 2016 and 2017.  And once again in 2018 I'm looking at half the previous year's earnings for November.

The problem is Shutterstock is taking on close to 200,000 new images per day.  Most of it is crap, but the good images have no chance of being found in the garbage dump.  I've also noticed Shutterstock is working hard to place articles in the media about how you can become a millionaire selling stock.... probably in an effort to get new contributors to replace the ones that are figuring out it doesn't work.  This only makes the situation worse.

you said all. i already said this but people said i have problem with keyword...i upload more of 500 images of christmas and newer from mid october to now....in fotolia and is they are selling like hotcakes, in is this day i have nearly doubled my image view...in ss nothing zero, even can stock and 123rf sell something...in ss i still have the same constant daily  sales of 25 30 old files who luckily had good position on image search thanks to the fact in the past images of good quality had chance to sell...today is impossible...nobody is unhealthy mentally to search the new images, 80% of images accepted today are garbage i would be ashamed to have take...any agency has this crap...istock fotolia accept a lot but nothing so low quality like ss. is not a case that ss is the only agency to have just popular and new...any relevant, curator pick or other category.   that' why many photographer still sell a lot despite having stopped to upload or work.

« Reply #123 on: December 07, 2018, 10:34 »
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at Shutterstock everything is drowning in millions of crappy smartphone images from contributors in India.








i agree they are collapsing...and china and other big third world country still haven't discovered.....that's hy is fotolia are growing and ss still same....they don't have a clue what they are doing....and n the sea of garbage they want sell premium stock footage.


 

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