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CD123

« on: September 07, 2012, 05:35 »
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Worst first week of the month I had this year. Like someone unplugged my port. Any one else experiencing same?


Poncke

« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 06:05 »
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I do indeed. It has been bad ever since I told 123 what I thought about their new commission scheme. Its probably not related but 123 has fallen of the bottom of the chart.

« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 07:14 »
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123 is staying the course for me. No more, no less
than any other month although EPS is significantly
higher.

The real snail sales comes in the form of DP. Over
1000 images in my portfolio and nadda - zip - ziltch
in sales. Yet August was by far my best DP month and
the best "middle tier" agency by a looooong shot!
Funny how things can swing so dramatically in such a short time.

CD123

« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 07:34 »
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123 is staying the course for me. No more, no less
than any other month although EPS is significantly
higher.

The real snail sales comes in the form of DP. Over
1000 images in my portfolio and nadda - zip - ziltch
in sales. Yet August was by far my best DP month and
the best "middle tier" agency by a looooong shot!
Funny how things can swing so dramatically in such a short time.

and then differ so much in ups and downs from port to port as well. I had rather good months at 123RF while others generally where suffering (so guess it is just my turn  :D).

« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 15:46 »
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123RF always used to be my second or third best agency. But since a few months ago, they are hardly selling anything and settled at the bottom of the middle Tier. Wonder what happend. Maybe Karma  :o

CD123

« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 16:06 »
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Very disheartening if you are busy with your best effort in the "big sales" run-up to the 2013 commission cuts  :'(

« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2012, 22:44 »
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Very disheartening if you are busy with your best effort in the "big sales" run-up to the 2013 commission cuts  :'(

+1  They are #3 for me so far this year and had been getting stronger every month but now seem to have stagnated.  Hope they get back on track soon.

« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012, 00:47 »
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The past 3 months have been really slow for me there. Also happens to be ever since I queried the really low royalty on a video with support.

CD123

« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012, 01:02 »
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The past 3 months have been really slow for me there. Also happens to be ever since I queried the really low royalty on a video with support.

Never had a bad word against them or their proposed business model, except for questioning sales volume now. That might put a bit of a dent in the conspiracy theory... (unless a new employee just does not like my avatar) ;D

« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2012, 01:28 »
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Slow start?  I'd say no start, dead, nothing, a big zero so far this month.

« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2012, 03:47 »
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Normal month for me.

Wim

« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2012, 06:06 »
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Normal sales here, maybe slightly below average.

« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2012, 09:33 »
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The past 3 months have been really slow for me there. Also happens to be ever since I queried the really low royalty on a video with support.

Never had a bad word against them or their proposed business model, except for questioning sales volume now. That might put a bit of a dent in the conspiracy theory... (unless a new employee just does not like my avatar) ;D

So you don't mind that 123 is introducing an RC system they model after Istock's? Many contributors will get an instant pay cut come January.

CD123

« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2012, 11:00 »
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The past 3 months have been really slow for me there. Also happens to be ever since I queried the really low royalty on a video with support.

Never had a bad word against them or their proposed business model, except for questioning sales volume now. That might put a bit of a dent in the conspiracy theory... (unless a new employee just does not like my avatar) ;D

So you don't mind that 123 is introducing an RC system they model after Istock's? Many contributors will get an instant pay cut come January.

We were talking about people who publicly criticized them and feel that it might have something to do with their bad sales (referring to this thread's topic). I mentioned that I did not publicly criticized them. Nowhere did I say or imply that I approve everything they do. Your inference is thus totally misplaced and of topic.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2012, 11:08 by CD123 »

velocicarpo

« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2012, 11:02 »
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123rf is stable for me. However, September in general looks like having a very slow start. Many sites are down, including SS.

CD123

« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2012, 11:07 »
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123rf is stable for me. However, September in general looks like having a very slow start. Many sites are down, including SS.

SS had again (luckily) a fast start for me.  :P

« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2012, 11:12 »
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The past 3 months have been really slow for me there. Also happens to be ever since I queried the really low royalty on a video with support.

Never had a bad word against them or their proposed business model, except for questioning sales volume now. That might put a bit of a dent in the conspiracy theory... (unless a new employee just does not like my avatar) ;D

So you don't mind that 123 is introducing an RC system they model after Istock's? Many contributors will get an instant pay cut come January.

We were talking about people who publicly criticized them and feel that it might have something to do with their bad sales (referring to this thread's topic). I mentioned that I did not publicly criticized them. Nowhere did I say or imply that I approve everything they do. Your inference is thus totally misplaced and of topic.

As you will note I asked you a question, I did not accuse, so it is you that misinterpreted.  So let me be clear.  I am simply asking you that question to bring clarity to your comment "Never had a bad word against them or their proposed business model".  It infers that you are okay with it, but I was merely asking if you approve of their RC system.  That's all. If I would have used a period instead of a question mark in my post, then you'd of been correct in your inference accusation of my post.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2012, 11:21 by Mantis »

velocicarpo

« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2012, 11:20 »
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123rf is stable for me. However, September in general looks like having a very slow start. Many sites are down, including SS.

SS had again (luckily) a fast start for me.  :P

Lucky you! Hope my month is picking up soon  ???

CD123

« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2012, 15:32 »
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The past 3 months have been really slow for me there. Also happens to be ever since I queried the really low royalty on a video with support.

Never had a bad word against them or their proposed business model, except for questioning sales volume now. That might put a bit of a dent in the conspiracy theory... (unless a new employee just does not like my avatar) ;D

So you don't mind that 123 is introducing an RC system they model after Istock's? Many contributors will get an instant pay cut come January.

We were talking about people who publicly criticized them and feel that it might have something to do with their bad sales (referring to this thread's topic). I mentioned that I did not publicly criticized them. Nowhere did I say or imply that I approve everything they do. Your inference is thus totally misplaced and of topic.

As you will note I asked you a question, I did not accuse, so it is you that misinterpreted.  So let me be clear.  I am simply asking you that question to bring clarity to your comment "Never had a bad word against them or their proposed business model".  It infers that you are okay with it, but I was merely asking if you approve of their RC system.  That's all. If I would have used a period instead of a question mark in my post, then you'd of been correct in your inference accusation of my post.

So you are nitpicking about something which is not really relevant to this thread, probably hoping to stir some sort of argument because you like to stir and just have nothing better to do?
Note that my sentence ends with a question mark. I therefore do not imply or accuse you of anything. Just wondering.  ;) 

« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2012, 15:53 »
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The past 3 months have been really slow for me there. Also happens to be ever since I queried the really low royalty on a video with support.

Never had a bad word against them or their proposed business model, except for questioning sales volume now. That might put a bit of a dent in the conspiracy theory... (unless a new employee just does not like my avatar) ;D

So you don't mind that 123 is introducing an RC system they model after Istock's? Many contributors will get an instant pay cut come January.

We were talking about people who publicly criticized them and feel that it might have something to do with their bad sales (referring to this thread's topic). I mentioned that I did not publicly criticized them. Nowhere did I say or imply that I approve everything they do. Your inference is thus totally misplaced and of topic.

As you will note I asked you a question, I did not accuse, so it is you that misinterpreted.  So let me be clear.  I am simply asking you that question to bring clarity to your comment "Never had a bad word against them or their proposed business model".  It infers that you are okay with it, but I was merely asking if you approve of their RC system.  That's all. If I would have used a period instead of a question mark in my post, then you'd of been correct in your inference accusation of my post.

So you are nitpicking about something which is not really relevant to this thread, probably hoping to stir some sort of argument because you like to stir and just have nothing better to do?
Note that my sentence ends with a question mark. I therefore do not imply or accuse you of anything. Just wondering.  ;)

Well unlike you, I will answer the question.  No I am not trying to stir the pot nor create any flaming.  I asked you a question out of pure curiosity based on a comment you made.  If you don't want to answer it that's your right.  Onward.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2012, 15:58 by Mantis »

CD123

« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2012, 16:10 »
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Week 2, so far an improvement on week 1, but still not on par and a far way of from making up for the slow start. SS on the other hand speeding ahead for me (possibly on its way for a BME). So strange....  :-\

Poncke

« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2012, 17:01 »
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123RF, FT and SS are picking up for me as well. Small fish, little steps, but it seems to go a lot better than August.

CD123

« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2012, 17:15 »
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123RF, FT and SS are picking up for me as well. Small fish, little steps, but it seems to go a lot better than August.

Happy for you! Even our small fish has to eat. ;)  At least we do not get disappointed for not getting the whole loaf, crumbs are fine to grow up on - for now...


santosa laksana

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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2012, 23:07 »
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Since I start from CanStoskPhoto, I only sales in CanStockPhoto, others have not. 8)


 

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