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« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2018, 08:11 »
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Really bad start of the month, down about 30%


« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2018, 08:17 »
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Please join my topic and share your experience in shutterstock contributor forums.

i have a photo of dubai who was in first line in a search of more than 75000 image of dubai ...it sells everyday ..near 1000 sales, now slipped already in 2 page...and clearly not sold for the last days...thanks shuttestock. now i understand the lost of sales of last days...good job ss

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« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2018, 08:19 »
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i have a photo of dubai who was in first line in a search of more than 75000 image of dubai ...it sells everyday ..near 1000 sales, now slipped already in 2 page...and clearly not sold for the last days...thanks shuttestock. now i understand the lost of sales of last days...good job ss

Again, that's just SS replicating what iS did a few years back. I had some of my iS best-sellers disappear without trace overnight, went from the top line of best match search to below page 100.

« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2018, 08:42 »
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Complaining to SS will not stop the fact that other companies are taking their customers.  Look at the poll. Just a few years back SS was like 97! Now it is in the low 80's and it's going to get worse for them.  Sure I've lost about 40% of my sales from just the last two years but that's life in the business world- nothing I can do but to move forward with the other companies or find work outside of the MS world  :-\






« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2018, 08:45 »
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Please join my topic in contributor forum. Unfortunately, there are only 3 big firms in microstock industry.


Complaining to SS will not stop the fact that other companies are taking their customers.  Look at the poll. Just a few years back SS was like 97! Now it is in the low 80's and it's going to get worse for them.  Sure I've lost about 40% of my sales from just the last two years but that's life in the business world- nothing I can do but to move forward with the other companies or find work outside of the MS world  :-\

« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2018, 08:58 »
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Please join my topic in contributor forum. Unfortunately, there are only 3 big firms in microstock industry.


Complaining to SS will not stop the fact that other companies are taking their customers.  Look at the poll. Just a few years back SS was like 97! Now it is in the low 80's and it's going to get worse for them.  Sure I've lost about 40% of my sales from just the last two years but that's life in the business world- nothing I can do but to move forward with the other companies or find work outside of the MS world  :-\

I don't agree with there being only 3 big firms. Personally, I know some folks that make more on Fine Art of America, Pond 5, Alamy, Creative Markets than most on this site make with SS! SS isn't the only game in town and I've accepted this... 8)

« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2018, 11:38 »
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Please join my topic in contributor forum. Unfortunately, there are only 3 big firms in microstock industry.


Complaining to SS will not stop the fact that other companies are taking their customers.  Look at the poll. Just a few years back SS was like 97! Now it is in the low 80's and it's going to get worse for them.  Sure I've lost about 40% of my sales from just the last two years but that's life in the business world- nothing I can do but to move forward with the other companies or find work outside of the MS world  :-\

You mentioned this three times now.  Once is quite sufficient. 

Anyway I'll never darken the SS forum its full of people who don't know how to take photos  complaining about lack of sales  ;D

« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2018, 17:18 »
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i have a photo of dubai who was in first line in a search of more than 75000 image of dubai ...it sells everyday ..near 1000 sales, now slipped already in 2 page...and clearly not sold for the last days...thanks shuttestock. now i understand the lost of sales of last days...good job ss
"content sold are always the same for years. the sites of micro are biased towards old and establish contributor who uploaded in the past."

 :o

OM

« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2018, 04:11 »
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i have a photo of dubai who was in first line in a search of more than 75000 image of dubai ...it sells everyday ..near 1000 sales, now slipped already in 2 page...and clearly not sold for the last days...thanks shuttestock. now i understand the lost of sales of last days...good job ss

Again, that's just SS replicating what iS did a few years back. I had some of my iS best-sellers disappear without trace overnight, went from the top line of best match search to below page 100.

FT did that too in 2010-2012. That was the reason I went to SS in 2012. Thanks FT. :) At the time, I didn't think I'd get into SS but got 10/10 selected on my first submission. The image that had sold most (500+ dls) at FT in 4 years (and suddenly went to zero) has gone on to sell 3K+ at SS.
However, my SS experience now mirrors many others here. $$$ sales down by 2/3rds compared to 2 years ago and dls down by 50+%. No incentive to upload more as new stuff mostly disappears without a single sale. This business is back to being a hobby.....nice pocket money but not a real reward for energy expended.


 

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