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CarlssonInc

« Reply #1150 on: April 25, 2012, 01:52 »
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Haven't analyzed the E+ in great detail, but my sense is that it is doing well. Out of the last 20 sales, 14 are E+. I'm all for higher prices...overall though things are down, but still hoping for a turnaround. Like that IS scrapped EPS, logos etc. and hopefully concentrate their efforts on existing avenues.


ShadySue

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« Reply #1151 on: April 25, 2012, 04:47 »
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Equus, I can't answer all your questions because I have never bothered to look for the answers myself. I can tell you what I know. First, I have a decent number of E+ images but don't use all my allocations. Second, my E+ images are somewhat unique and cannot not easily be duplicated. If I feel it can easily be duplicated, I leave it in the main collection.

I'm sure that's the right policy. Why would a buyer pay more for something they could get cheaper? For the same reason, I'd like to be able to nominate a proportion of my images as E-, i.e. equal with indie pricing.

Noodles

« Reply #1152 on: April 25, 2012, 05:28 »
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Equus, I can't answer all your questions because I have never bothered to look for the answers myself. I can tell you what I know. First, I have a decent number of E+ images but don't use all my allocations. Second, my E+ images are somewhat unique and cannot not easily be duplicated. If I feel it can easily be duplicated, I leave it in the main collection.

I'm sure that's the right policy. Why would a buyer pay more for something they could get cheaper? For the same reason, I'd like to be able to nominate a proportion of my images as E-, i.e. equal with indie pricing.

I get your point but they do say A bad salesman will always drop his price. Well Danny DiVito said it. :)

ShadySue

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« Reply #1153 on: April 25, 2012, 05:36 »
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Equus, I can't answer all your questions because I have never bothered to look for the answers myself. I can tell you what I know. First, I have a decent number of E+ images but don't use all my allocations. Second, my E+ images are somewhat unique and cannot not easily be duplicated. If I feel it can easily be duplicated, I leave it in the main collection.

I'm sure that's the right policy. Why would a buyer pay more for something they could get cheaper? For the same reason, I'd like to be able to nominate a proportion of my images as E-, i.e. equal with indie pricing.

I get your point but they do say A bad salesman will always drop his price. Well Danny DiVito said it. :)
Oh there is that, of course, but I would never have the idiocy to suggest that my photos are better than many indies', or that many of them are unique. Many buyers will suffice in any case, as I often do when buying things, as in X is better but Y is cheaper, so I'll buy Y, as I don't really NEED the advantages of X". Sometimes I do need the advantages of X. Sometimes I don't buy either, as I don't really like Y but won't pay the hike for X. The weird psychology of the buyer!

ShadySue

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« Reply #1154 on: April 25, 2012, 05:43 »
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Equus, I can't answer all your questions because I have never bothered to look for the answers myself. I can tell you what I know. First, I have a decent number of E+ images but don't use all my allocations. Second, my E+ images are somewhat unique and cannot not easily be duplicated. If I feel it can easily be duplicated, I leave it in the main collection.

I'm sure that's the right policy. Why would a buyer pay more for something they could get cheaper? For the same reason, I'd like to be able to nominate a proportion of my images as E-, i.e. equal with indie pricing.

I get your point but they do say A bad salesman will always drop his price. Well Danny DiVito said it. :)

Even a lot of top exclusives have a proportion of non-unique shots, even if just from their early days, basic isolations, whatever; these should still get sales from time to time, presumably, but are being penalised by the exclusive price hike.

« Reply #1155 on: April 25, 2012, 06:15 »
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I wasn't trying to convince anyone. Just being an idiot to share my experience. Do what's best for you.

ShadySue

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« Reply #1156 on: April 25, 2012, 06:23 »
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I wasn't trying to convince anyone. Just being an idiot to share my experience. Do what's best for you.
Hey, I was agreeing 100% with you. Only 'promote' unique images.

« Reply #1157 on: April 25, 2012, 07:25 »
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Funny this?  all reports here by same forum members about increased revenues from E+, etc, etc, etc.  When I converse with some of my friends, Diamond members, one even a black Diamond member and I am talking about Exclusives here. Theyre all agreeing, revenues are down, way down! in spite of E+. The only thing going seems to be Vettas.

Well, I'm having a noticeable  increase in E+, but not in Vettas or Agency. Actually, Vetta and Agency are about 10% less than last year.

wut

« Reply #1158 on: April 27, 2012, 13:02 »
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WTH happened yesterday, my sales were down approx. 70% and I haven't got a single one yet today :o

« Reply #1159 on: April 27, 2012, 13:26 »
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WTH happened yesterday, my sales were down approx. 70% and I haven't got a single one yet today :o

Very similar for me too :-(

lagereek

« Reply #1160 on: April 27, 2012, 15:58 »
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Funny this?  all reports here by same forum members about increased revenues from E+, etc, etc, etc.  When I converse with some of my friends, Diamond members, one even a black Diamond member and I am talking about Exclusives here. Theyre all agreeing, revenues are down, way down! in spite of E+. The only thing going seems to be Vettas.

Well, I'm having a noticeable  increase in E+, but not in Vettas or Agency. Actually, Vetta and Agency are about 10% less than last year.

Actually now when youre mentioning it,  my sales are up as well, not by much but still up and its all, P+,  so maybe something is going right after all.

wut

« Reply #1161 on: May 10, 2012, 05:55 »
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I'm not even getting half the sales I used to this week. Terrible! I'd say I'm at 40%. With DT going south, 123RF being pathetic since I stopped uploading there months ago, I can only rely on SS (and the sales numbers are record high, tons of subs and ODs, but no EL or SODs yet this month which worries me a bit) and FT, which not nearly a high enough performer for me. Although it's my #3 earner they still bring in less than 10% of my earnings

« Reply #1162 on: May 10, 2012, 06:36 »
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I'm not even getting half the sales I used to this week. Terrible! I'd say I'm at 40%.

My daily sales so far this month are running at about 30-35% down compared to 2011 and fully 50% down when compared to May 2010. There does appear to have been another shift in the best match but if anything it has been in my favour. When I run standard searches in my niche subjects I'm pleasantly surprised how well my images are represented. Disappointed that it's not helping sales though.

lagereek

« Reply #1163 on: May 10, 2012, 07:52 »
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I'm not even getting half the sales I used to this week. Terrible! I'd say I'm at 40%.

My daily sales so far this month are running at about 30-35% down compared to 2011 and fully 50% down when compared to May 2010. There does appear to have been another shift in the best match but if anything it has been in my favour. When I run standard searches in my niche subjects I'm pleasantly surprised how well my images are represented. Disappointed that it's not helping sales though.

Same here whatever change, its also running in my favour, not by much but still.

wut

« Reply #1164 on: May 10, 2012, 07:56 »
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I'm not even getting half the sales I used to this week. Terrible! I'd say I'm at 40%.

My daily sales so far this month are running at about 30-35% down compared to 2011 and fully 50% down when compared to May 2010. There does appear to have been another shift in the best match but if anything it has been in my favour. When I run standard searches in my niche subjects I'm pleasantly surprised how well my images are represented. Disappointed that it's not helping sales though.

Same here whatever change, its also running in my favour, not by much but still.

Oh bloody hell! Why am I always on the wrong side of the fence? best match is lake waves in the ocean, but those waves usually don't lift me, instead they're trying to drown my a$$ :o

lagereek

« Reply #1165 on: May 10, 2012, 07:57 »
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Check it out!  has FT, also changed their best match,  or am I imagining this.

wut

« Reply #1166 on: May 10, 2012, 08:10 »
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Check it out!  has FT, also changed their best match,  or am I imagining this.

For the better? That being said, I've had 9 consecutive BMEs there. But that doesn't do me any good, because as I said, they don't even bring 10%, earnings no where near you'd expect for a #3 earner to be

wut

« Reply #1167 on: May 10, 2012, 08:38 »
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Well, it looks like I just have to complain. I just got 4 DLs, pretty decent :)

ETA: and another 5. I'm already into double digit sales in the middle of the day, which is great for me at IS. It looks like I just have to complain. If I keep on get 2-3/h I'll make up the loss for this week by the end of the day :)
« Last Edit: May 10, 2012, 11:09 by wut »

« Reply #1168 on: May 12, 2012, 14:32 »
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yesterday and today even if is saturday seems that istock is dead.....i think that the last 2 days (and today) were been the worst in a long long time (years).....

and it is very very strange because on SS an FT i had a decent days....

just incredible

« Reply #1169 on: May 12, 2012, 15:30 »
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Whenever IS is posting TS earnings, my main sales are always down.

yesterday and today even if is saturday seems that istock is dead.....i think that the last 2 days (and today) were been the worst in a long long time (years).....

and it is very very strange because on SS an FT i had a decent days....

just incredible

« Reply #1170 on: May 13, 2012, 06:37 »
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Whenever IS is posting TS earnings, my main sales are always down.


what is the theory behind this ?

traveler1116

« Reply #1171 on: May 13, 2012, 10:20 »
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Whenever IS is posting TS earnings, my main sales are always down.


what is the theory behind this ?
Aliens.

« Reply #1172 on: May 13, 2012, 10:22 »
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Whenever IS is posting TS earnings, my main sales are always down.


what is the theory behind this ?

Crop circles?

RacePhoto

« Reply #1173 on: May 14, 2012, 22:25 »
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Whenever IS is posting TS earnings, my main sales are always down.


what is the theory behind this ?

Crop circles?

Climate change, the end of the World is Dec. (so why are we worried about the next ice age anyway?) and of course it's all part of an other worldly source.  ???

wut

« Reply #1174 on: May 23, 2012, 15:29 »
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Is today a "buy M sized image day"? Because I must have gotten 15 or so already today


 

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