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wut

« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2012, 08:31 »
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Woooow, 3 ELs just poped up this second! :o

8, ELs!   :o :o :o

But I still earned more in a short period of time, few minutes apart at most :P ;) (2 from the same buyer)


lisafx

« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2012, 14:18 »
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This March is pretty lackluster for me across the board.  March has always been my #1 best selling month, but looks like that trend will be broken this year, unless something drastic happens.  Might not even live up to February. 

« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2012, 14:37 »
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...Might not even live up to February. 
It's beginning to look more and more like this for me too: March earning less than February in spite of having 2 more days.

Remember how IS used to denigrate posts about sales because all sales fluctuations were, to them, random 'ebb and flow' with no cause? I think there must be some cause to this March slowdown, but I am baffled as to what it could be. And since Easter comes in April this year, I fear that that month might also be disappointing. Maybe it's the effects of the solar storm, or the long-predicted end of microstock as we know it?  :'(

lisafx

« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2012, 17:45 »
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I think there must be some cause to this March slowdown, but I am baffled as to what it could be. And since Easter comes in April this year, I fear that that month might also be disappointing. Maybe it's the effects of the solar storm, or the long-predicted end of microstock as we know it?  :'(

I can't imagine either.  I do know that schools around here are taking Spring Break in March (rather than around Easter, like they used to).  Not sure how much effect Spring Break has on buyers, but it could account for some of it.  Still doesn't fully explain it IMO, though.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2012, 18:28 »
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Wow, a sales drop thread that's not about IS.

« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2012, 19:09 »
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Wow, a sales drop thread that's not about IS.

Is there anybody even left at IS to make sales?  ;)

Let me break the sales drop trend...I'm having a good March. About double over Feb., so far anyway. Hope I didn't just jinx it.  :)

lisafx

« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2012, 19:15 »
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Let me break the sales drop trend...I'm having a good March. About double over Feb., so far anyway. Hope I didn't just jinx it.  :)

Congrats Cathy!  Out of curiosity, have you been uploading much?  I haven't, and I wonder if that may be part of the issue...?

fritz

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« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2012, 19:35 »
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Wow, a sales drop thread that's not about IS.

Is there anybody even left at IS to make sales?  ;)



Yes, I'm the one. Sound funny but at IS having 20% more $ than SS with more less same port. Despite bad reputation IS is still doing better than SS before and now.

tab62

« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2012, 09:12 »
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I see a lot of folk are having a BME (Best Month Ever) while I am having a WME (Worst Month Ever). Maybe the moon is out of alignment with the earth thus explaining my poor sales?

lagereek

« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2012, 10:23 »
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Woooow, 3 ELs just poped up this second! :o

8, ELs!   :o :o :o

24, ELs!!  :o ;D :o ;D :o ;D :o

36! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :-\




I mean downloads

« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2012, 10:39 »
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Its not the worst month. But I will agree for drop in sales....

« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2012, 23:27 »
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February was my best month yet and am on track to beat it in March. In fact, today I set a personal record for best single day revenue at SS.

« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2012, 23:47 »
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I think there must be some cause to this March slowdown, but I am baffled as to what it could be. And since Easter comes in April this year, I fear that that month might also be disappointing. Maybe it's the effects of the solar storm, or the long-predicted end of microstock as we know it?  :'(

I can't imagine either.  I do know that schools around here are taking Spring Break in March (rather than around Easter, like they used to).  Not sure how much effect Spring Break has on buyers, but it could account for some of it.  Still doesn't fully explain it IMO, though.

I also have been experiencing a lackluster March, particularly the last week or two.  Not terrible, but just a hair under Feb, and I have always considered March to be the best month of the year.  I have been thinking of a number of theories:
- Early spring break (agreeing with LisaFX)... the silver lining could be that April might end up being a bit better if some are taking the break now
- Heat wave in much of the US (may have prompted people to take days off and enjoy the unusually nice weather)
- St. Patrick's Day extended weekend (OK, so that one's a stretch.)

« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2012, 02:36 »
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I'm having a great March overall but yesterday was my worst week day in years.  Hope I'm not catching the slack downloads disease.

« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2012, 03:54 »
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I won't be breaking any records this month either!!  Not a single EL at SS which is very unusual.

« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2012, 06:19 »
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Let me break the sales drop trend...I'm having a good March. About double over Feb., so far anyway. Hope I didn't just jinx it.  :)

Congrats Cathy!  Out of curiosity, have you been uploading much?  I haven't, and I wonder if that may be part of the issue...?

I'm having a great month, I'm just about to pass February's earnings and should easily pass January's earnings too, really consistent ODs these days, but normal sub downloads are not letting up either. Downside for me is that I'm struggling to get files online this month, my AR was doing well in both Jan and Feb, this month is a nightmare.

wut

« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2012, 06:25 »
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Let me break the sales drop trend...I'm having a good March. About double over Feb., so far anyway. Hope I didn't just jinx it.  :)

Congrats Cathy!  Out of curiosity, have you been uploading much?  I haven't, and I wonder if that may be part of the issue...?

I'm having a great month, I'm just about to pass February's earnings and should easily pass January's earnings too, really consistent ODs these days, but normal sub downloads are not letting up either. Downside for me is that I'm struggling to get files online this month, my AR was doing well in both Jan and Feb, this month is a nightmare.

I reached a BME yesterday (as well)


« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2012, 06:27 »
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Let me break the sales drop trend...I'm having a good March. About double over Feb., so far anyway. Hope I didn't just jinx it.  :)

Congrats Cathy!  Out of curiosity, have you been uploading much?  I haven't, and I wonder if that may be part of the issue...?

Thanks! I haven't been uploading much either. I did a shoot about a month ago and have been slowly uploading the results from that, but I only upload about 5 at a time. SS has just come alive for me since the whole fiasco at istock.

« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2012, 06:41 »
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SS has just come alive for me since the whole fiasco at istock.

+1

iStock hated my stuff when I was still with them. To go through their laborious upload procedure and then to have most things rejected, I gave up trying eventually. In the end they knew what was best for me. Their competitors ;D

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2012, 14:32 »
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I'm having a great March overall but yesterday was my worst week day in years.  Hope I'm not catching the slack downloads disease.

Yesterday was a zero for me, which only happens on Saturday now. (obviously not true it was a Monday zero, but I mean, usually) Yes small port but I get daily sales.

Today March passed Feb's. total. 11 days to go. BME for any month without counting SDL or ELs. I'm only looking at my standard reoccurring DLs. People who get many ELs and SDL may find a different way of comparing. Mine are to scattered.

I guess I'm lucky to be on the upside of the "Sudden Drop"  ???

« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2012, 14:53 »
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It seems a bit slow on the sub side although I have 3 EL's this month which is not the norm for me. I'll catch one maybe every other month. I still think that SS is playing with the search algorithm to find their sweet spot....just my thinking

tab62

« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2012, 15:17 »
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Now I am pondering if the economy is headed south and the marketing companies are reducing budgets thus effecting our sales?

« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2012, 15:58 »
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SS has just come alive for me since the whole fiasco at istock.

+1

iStock hated my stuff when I was still with them. To go through their laborious upload procedure and then to have most things rejected, I gave up trying eventually. In the end they knew what was best for me. Their competitors ;D

You're right. I should have listened to them MUCH sooner.  :D

Paulo M. F. Pires

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« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2012, 17:13 »
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Hmm I have spoken too soon... 0 sales on last weekend... Then came up again... Anyway,few OD's so far.

lisafx

« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2012, 18:41 »
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I have been thinking of a number of theories:
- Early spring break (agreeing with LisaFX)... the silver lining could be that April might end up being a bit better if some are taking the break now
- Heat wave in much of the US (may have prompted people to take days off and enjoy the unusually nice weather)
- St. Patrick's Day extended weekend (OK, so that one's a stretch.)

So funny.  Here in Florida a heat wave makes spending time outside nearly unbearable.  I forget that "heat wave" actually means nice outdoor weather for much of the country :)

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