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« on: January 18, 2019, 15:32 »
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For the 1st time on this site I see that my earnings declined - they are gradually going down during the last few months. And January doesn't looking great so far either. Hopefully it's just temporary.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2019, 15:37 by stockman11 »


« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 15:36 »
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 15:54 »
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For the 1st time on this site I see that my earnings declined - they are gradually going down during the last few months. And January doesn't looking great so far either. Hopefully it's just temporary.
Bad. Reviewing very very slow.

« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 16:02 »
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For the 1st time on this site I see that my earnings declined - they are gradually going down during the last few months. And January doesn't looking great so far either. Hopefully it's just temporary.
Bad. Reviewing very very slow.
I don't mind slow reviewing as long as the earnings are steadily stagnating or going up. This is currently not the case with me - despite the fact that I got new approved files in the past few months, earnings are going down. That's not good.

« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 16:16 »
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For the 1st time on this site I see that my earnings declined - they are gradually going down during the last few months. And January doesn't looking great so far either. Hopefully it's just temporary.
Bad. Reviewing very very slow.
I don't mind slow reviewing as long as the earnings are steadily stagnating or going up. This is currently not the case with me - despite the fact that I got new approved files in the past few months, earnings are going down. That's not good.
Same here. And yes the actually sent an email saying that they are reforming reviewing method. I don't know if that also include some change in the site that is also hurting sales.

« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 20:11 »
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Have you checked your previously approved files, they do have an habit of rejecting them.

« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 21:24 »
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slight downward trend, but that's also slowest time of year - they continue to be my 2nd or 3rd best after SS

« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2019, 23:49 »
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For the 1st time on this site I see that my earnings declined - they are gradually going down during the last few months. And January doesn't looking great so far either. Hopefully it's just temporary.
Bad. Reviewing very very slow.

The sent this out on Dec 16th regarding reviewing:

Dear contributors,

Based on the recent survey feedback so many of you kindly provided, well be making a few changes and focusing our attention on a rebuild of our underlying systems. Once its all done youll have a much more attractive and usable interface in Canva.

As we need to redirect our reviewing team to some of the new products were building, well be putting a hold on reviewing new image submissions for the next month or so.

Youre welcome to continue uploading while reviewing is on hold if thats what suits your workflow. All images will be stored and added into the system afterwards. If you prefer to stop uploading while you wait for us, thats fine too.

Let me know if you have any questions.

« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2019, 23:50 »
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For the 1st time on this site I see that my earnings declined - they are gradually going down during the last few months. And January doesn't looking great so far either. Hopefully it's just temporary.
Bad. Reviewing very very slow.

The sent this out on Dec 16th regarding reviewing:

Dear contributors,

Based on the recent survey feedback so many of you kindly provided, well be making a few changes and focusing our attention on a rebuild of our underlying systems. Once its all done youll have a much more attractive and usable interface in Canva.

As we need to redirect our reviewing team to some of the new products were building, well be putting a hold on reviewing new image submissions for the next month or so.

Youre welcome to continue uploading while reviewing is on hold if thats what suits your workflow. All images will be stored and added into the system afterwards. If you prefer to stop uploading while you wait for us, thats fine too.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Hopefully they will improve the way the site works for contributors

Me


« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2019, 03:30 »
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My earnings have halved over recent months, it seems that all $3.50 sales have disappeared - since their deal with iStock/Getty started. Number of sales have remained fairly static, but value dropped

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2019, 06:14 »
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My earnings have halved over recent months, it seems that all $3.50 sales have disappeared - since their deal with iStock/Getty started. Number of sales have remained fairly static, but value dropped

Which deal?

« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2019, 06:32 »
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Very bad January. Getty deal is probably reason for dropping sales.

Deal: I think they put getty images into their database or something like that.

« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2019, 07:02 »
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Yes, in the last 3-4 months when I download from ESP the PDF with my sales I see under Agent column "Canva Pty Ltd COO / Portal".
So now Canva is selling my IS images but I get $0.15 instead of $0.35. And on top of this, these are the same files Canva approved at first and later deleted from my portfolio  >:(

« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2019, 07:12 »
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Canva the new One Dollar Club. Only $1.00 sales that pay us $0.35. Sounds familiar?

« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2019, 07:43 »
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Canva the new One Dollar Club. Only $1.00 sales that pay us $0.35. Sounds familiar?

I you don't know what you're talking about you better shut your mouth up.

« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2019, 08:13 »
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Canva the new One Dollar Club. Only $1.00 sales that pay us $0.35. Sounds familiar?

I you don't know what you're talking about you better shut your mouth up.

I can only talk about what I see in my own recent sales. If you see something else, good for you.

« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2019, 08:36 »
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begin in october, with less than 200 images i did 35 dollar october and noveber, than increasing the number of file, december started good than from 15 december till now completely dead...zero 3,50 dollar sales, i had near 5  per month in the first two month.....january so far 1 dollar 5 sales...don't know what to think but seems something is gonna happen...ok is a trend of all agency, worst january so far from 2006. the worst has to come in my opinion. less demand of files and a multitude of content uploaded the results are pretty clear a smaller cake for tons of people more. nothing surprising. time to focus in released model images and quality.

« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2019, 08:50 »
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Have you checked your previously approved files, they do have an habit of rejecting them.
Nothing got rejected, at least nothing significant.

Canva the new One Dollar Club. Only $1.00 sales that pay us $0.35. Sounds familiar?
No it isn't. $1 sales are for one usage only. $10 sales are their equivalent of regular sales. It would be nice to get those $10 sales more often, but to me it's not rare to see the same file purchased for $1 multiple times in a row. So it's still good.


Btw, Canva is also mine 2nd - 3rd best earner. And if weren't that deal with Getty, it would probably be the clear cut #2.

« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2019, 08:58 »
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Btw, Canva is also mine 2nd - 3rd best earner. And if weren't that deal with Getty, it would probably be the clear cut #2.

Yes, I agree. I think it is the deal with Getty that killed it. What a shame.

« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2019, 09:46 »
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December was a very good month for me on Adobe and SS, but January (how can I say it nicely), just HORRIBLE so far. This year has started really badly.

« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2019, 03:40 »
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Canva the new One Dollar Club. Only $1.00 sales that pay us $0.35. Sounds familiar?
No it isn't. $1 sales are for one usage only. $10 sales are their equivalent of regular sales. It would be nice to get those $10 sales more often, but to me it's not rare to see the same file purchased for $1 multiple times in a row. So it's still good.


I totally understand it is for a single use only. However, if the multi-use license sales decline or totally disappear (as many of us are experiencing) this is only a small consolation. If you are interested in decent earnings, $0.35 a pop will not do it, especially with declining volume of sales due to the dilution from the Getty image dump. 

I have been doing this longer than most and seen it all. For example, a good month at SS is not determined by the number of subscription sales, but the number of higher value sales. When these higher value sales decline, total earnings decline dramatically. Canva will not be the first promising site that lost its luster due to decisions that did not favor contributors.

Canva is one of those companies that really brought something new to the market. I really hope that this trend of declining higher value sales at Canva is only temporary, but I am not holding my breath.

« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2019, 04:08 »
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Yes, in the last 3-4 months when I download from ESP the PDF with my sales I see under Agent column "Canva Pty Ltd COO / Portal".
So now Canva is selling my IS images but I get $0.15 instead of $0.35. And on top of this, these are the same files Canva approved at first and later deleted from my portfolio  >:(

Thankfully I havent seen one of those yet. More bad news for us.

« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2019, 09:25 »
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Canva the new One Dollar Club. Only $1.00 sales that pay us $0.35. Sounds familiar?
No it isn't. $1 sales are for one usage only. $10 sales are their equivalent of regular sales. It would be nice to get those $10 sales more often, but to me it's not rare to see the same file purchased for $1 multiple times in a row. So it's still good.


I totally understand it is for a single use only. However, if the multi-use license sales decline or totally disappear (as many of us are experiencing) this is only a small consolation. If you are interested in decent earnings, $0.35 a pop will not do it, especially with declining volume of sales due to the dilution from the Getty image dump. 

I have been doing this longer than most and seen it all. For example, a good month at SS is not determined by the number of subscription sales, but the number of higher value sales. When these higher value sales decline, total earnings decline dramatically. Canva will not be the first promising site that lost its luster due to decisions that did not favor contributors.

Canva is one of those companies that really brought something new to the market. I really hope that this trend of declining higher value sales at Canva is only temporary, but I am not holding my breath.
With changing the concept and with the higher prices, there would hardly be any sales at all. These small sales come in large volumes so the earnings from them are still significant, plus they are secure and consistent, which is VERY important. Bigger sales are nice, but they are sporadic, not consistent. This applies to both SS and Canva. Some may not like that but that's the state of the market and you can't go against that if you want to live from stock.

So Canva is doing a very good job, their only bad for us move is the deal with Getty, but they did that because they prioritize their earnings over ours, and there is no doubt that their earnings since that deal are going higher.

« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2019, 10:29 »
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Been doing stock since 2006. I am sure there are many old timers that still remember the time when high value sales were both regular and in high volumes. I remember the days of 20-30 or more EL sales at SS in a month, every month. Not anymore. I guess we are now in the period where we will have to accept whatever is coming our way or quit. I cant complain though - still doing quite well to make it worthwhile for me to continue.
 
I like Canva and I always hoped that they will be able to fill that loss of the declining sales at the other agencies. For me this never really happened, possibly because I joined them relatively late.  Based on what I see happening there now I cannot see that it will change anytime soon.  They will remain one of my low earners and it frustrates me to see only those $0.35 sales. You may have better luck and a wish to all the success.

« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2019, 10:42 »
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Been doing stock since 2006. I am sure there are many old timers that still remember the time when high value sales were both regular and in high volumes. I remember the days of 20-30 or more EL sales at SS in a month, every month. Not anymore. I guess we are now in the period where we will have to accept whatever is coming our way or quit. I cant complain though - still doing quite well to make it worthwhile for me to continue.
 
I like Canva and I always hoped that they will be able to fill that loss of the declining sales at the other agencies. For me this never really happened, possibly because I joined them relatively late.  Based on what I see happening there now I cannot see that it will change anytime soon.  They will remain one of my low earners and it frustrates me to see only those $0.35 sales. You may have better luck and a wish to all the success.

 agree with you is not only canvas but any agency...where those frequent sales n fotolia? 7,5 dollar royalty till november were very common for me...gone...canva i had at least 10 sales of 3,5  the first two month with 200 images only...ss i on't even talk about completely disappeared el, same stock. to earn  4 5 k dollar , the minimum to have a business income...now you need sell near 10000 images per month, that means at least  300 at day with this rpd. micro stock is going to be just a hobbyist business...i doubt even those big factory are making great profits nowadays considering their big cost.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 10:44 by jonbull »


 

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