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Author Topic: SS off to a rapid start out the blocks in 2012 for anyone else?  (Read 8181 times)

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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2012, 12:58 »
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I never really understand how it was possible so many illustrations were sold, what were they used for, I rarely see any illustrations in advertising, newspapers etc.

I always assumed my cartoons were used to market cigarettes to young children, but I'm probably wrong.  ;D


wut

« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 12:59 »
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 ;D

WarrenPrice

« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2012, 14:25 »
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This week showing signs of life after very slow start.  Need a few more OD to get back on track.

Wim

« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2012, 14:31 »
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No complaints here, every month grows stronger.

« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2012, 14:34 »
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With the help of 3 ELs so far, I am (barely) on a BME pace this month at SS. And I do illustrations. Growth at SS continues to be, for me, stronger than at any other site.

« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2012, 14:57 »
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9000 images portfolio here, 4 digits monthly income from SS. Sales are about average, not slow, not terribly high either. If anything, the EL rush of the last months seems to be over for me.

« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2012, 15:11 »
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It's been unusually slow for me, even when I consider the typically slow first two weeks in January.  But, ELs have more than made up for the slow pace, and I'm starting to see everything return back to normal. 

« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2012, 15:12 »
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ELs not as crazy as the previous couple of months, but ODs are back to blazing today and I'm very happy with that (sub sales have been strong like usual, but ODs were soft until today).  I hope the ELs catch up as well!  SS rocks!

« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2012, 16:30 »
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Great start to the month here too. 

Ebay UK has a lot of Shutterstock ads all over it at the moment, which is interesting as I have noticed more of my sales coming from Europe than the US this month.

« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2012, 17:36 »
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Ebay UK has a lot of Shutterstock ads all over it at the moment, which is interesting as I have noticed more of my sales coming from Europe than the US this month.

That's probably because they're targeted at you as someone who regularly visits stock image sites. I get them too ... and then cycling gear ads if I've just been looking at cycling gear ... bathroom ads if I've been looking at those ... etc, etc.

« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2012, 17:41 »
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Ebay UK has a lot of Shutterstock ads all over it at the moment, which is interesting as I have noticed more of my sales coming from Europe than the US this month.

That's probably because they're targeted at you as someone who regularly visits stock image sites. I get them too ... and then cycling gear ads if I've just been looking at cycling gear ... bathroom ads if I've been looking at those ... etc, etc.

exactly, same thing on my top bar in gmail account

wut

« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2012, 18:56 »
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With the help of 3 ELs so far, I am (barely) on a BME pace this month at SS.

U sound disappointed :D (it makes it even funnier since it's the slowest month of the year)

Uncle Pete

  • Evidence please...

« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2012, 00:54 »
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With the help of 3 ELs so far, I am (barely) on a BME pace this month at SS.

U sound disappointed :D (it makes it even funnier since it's the slowest month of the year)

I thought Dec. was the slowest month of the year? Or is it always, whatever month we are in, is the worst month?  :D

Someone tell me the best month of the year please. What's happening to me is Dec. was exceptional so Jan. can only go down. It's not like there's an endless climb. At some point things have to go down again or level off. Seems that some new things I uploaded in the end of 2011 are doing better than my usual "crapstock". I'm all for it.

So the real questions are:

What's the worst month of the year. Just one please.

And on average what's the best month of the year?

(or do I need to do a poll?)  ::)

« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2012, 01:38 »
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Sales are good considering that is January; i noticed an increase in OD here... not bad ...... IS start digging.... :D

« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2012, 01:48 »
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What's the worst month of the year. Just one please.

And on average what's the best month of the year?

From my data over six years, the year looks like a sine wave.  It rises from January to February, starts a long decline to June, then climbs until September and October, then declines again until January.

So I'd say my worst months are typically January and June, and my best September or October.

« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2012, 02:58 »
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What's the worst month of the year. Just one please.

And on average what's the best month of the year?

From my data over six years, the year looks like a sine wave.  It rises from January to February, starts a long decline to June, then climbs until September and October, then declines again until January.

So I'd say my worst months are typically January and June, and my best September or October.

I look at it like this...when I'm taking a vacation or celebrating the holidays, my earnings are down.  When I don't, my earnings are up.  The same goes for political seasons.  In the meantime, my unique non-seasonal images pay the bills.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2012, 03:04 by Karimala »

« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2012, 08:00 »
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Thanks to an EL rush that continues, my SS January tally so far is up about 200% from the same period in 2011.

At IS, I'm down about 50% for the same period of comparison. But frankly, I just don't care about IS anymore.  It could go to zero and I wouldn't really miss them.


wut

« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2012, 10:21 »
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SODs are starting to kick in for me, now it's the ELs turn :)

ETA it looks like SODs are no longer limited to USA (like they were at the beginning at least), I got my last one in Africa.

« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2012, 17:21 »
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Ebay UK has a lot of Shutterstock ads all over it at the moment, which is interesting as I have noticed more of my sales coming from Europe than the US this month.

That's probably because they're targeted at you as someone who regularly visits stock image sites. I get them too ... and then cycling gear ads if I've just been looking at cycling gear ... bathroom ads if I've been looking at those ... etc, etc.

exactly, same thing on my top bar in gmail account

Yes, and while these may reflect my browsing habits, the relevant fact is that last year these banner ads were for iStock, not Shutterstock.

« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2012, 17:28 »
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Shutterstock is pretty on par for me, if not a little low still.

« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2012, 17:30 »
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Well, it's not a exceptional month yet, but I'm still earning more most SS single days than I have all month at IS or FT.  

Cogent Marketing

« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2012, 18:48 »
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I seriously thought I had jinxed my sales at SS by starting this thread - no sales at all until after 6.00 pm GMT today but them I got a normal sub sale and then another EL for $28.00 bucks, first of the year! Still way ahead of December, November and October  2011 MTD. Long may it last.

« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2012, 06:27 »
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Just joined. 321 files. One sale over 2 days of a mere 0.25 cents.  :'(

wut

« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2012, 06:38 »
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Just joined. 321 files. One sale over 2 days of a mere 0.25 cents.  :'(

That's weird I had a handful of sales the first day, with 10 files or so...

« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2012, 06:50 »
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This is what I can't understand. When I initially got accepted (before I could disable my account until exclusive obligation with other site ended) I had one sale with 10 images. Something must be a miss.


 

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