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« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2019, 12:59 »
Pretty awful - back to about the amount I made with something like 20-25% of the images that I have now. Almost every day this month could be a weekend day there. I sure hope all the sales aren't going to Getty.

« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2019, 14:38 »
Same here, falling apart.

« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2019, 16:23 »
Maybe it's too early in a month to tell, but it seems that my earnings are keeping going down. And they looked so promising until that Getty deal...

I know that they prioritize their own earnings, but suffocating contributors with that Getty deal, the same contributors which enabled their success, is ethically a very questionable thing to do.

I wonder what will be the next "exciting news". Maybe contributor portal, which is supposed to cheer us up, but that's like somebody screwing us over and then giving us a candy (and making us wait for that candy for months). At this point, contributor portal is not just irrelevant - it's almost insulting.

« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2019, 19:55 »
9 days into the month and Dreamstime has more than twice the earnings (and it isn't like DT is on track to have a stellar month). So far every day could have been a weekend day. I don't know what it is, but something really changed there for me around the second half to end of last year and it wasn't for the better. The Getty deal would explain it. Maybe it is good for Canva, but it just seems like everything they touch gets ruined.


« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2019, 06:27 »
Earnings were very good and growing until mid 2018. Stable but still good until December. Very bad in January and February. March started even worse.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2019, 06:45 by nomore »


« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2019, 06:35 »
I know that they prioritize their own earnings, but suffocating contributors with that Getty deal, the same contributors which enabled their success, is ethically a very questionable thing to do.

I'm sure they couldn't care less about being "ethical". But they should at least care about their own long-term survival. If they manage to turn away all of their own contributors and become a vassal of Getty, they are pushing themselves into irrelevance. Getty can decide their fate in a minute.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2019, 06:38 by nomore »

« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2019, 07:19 »
^ good point

« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2019, 14:27 »
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 14:31 by stockman11 »


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« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2019, 23:57 »
about same as usual

« Reply #59 on: Today at 09:36 »
So far this month they are second for me.  They were really great in 2016 - fighting for first place with SS, but have dropped dramatically and now usually around 40% of what they were that year.

I just got a big batch reviewed and what is more worrying is that they used to accept almost everything, but in the last batch, rejected almost everything, including virtually all isolations.  I spend an extra 20 seconds on every isolation to make a PNG just for them but it won't be worth it if they start rejecting them all.  Part of their USP was that you could easily make compositions with isolations that are submitted as PNGs.  Those will not be available from iStock so not sure why they are now rejecting everything that used to be accepted almost 100%.  Other rejections also seem totally random - they will accept one and then reject others that are shot under similar conditions, and the (S) rejection provides no information about why.  I guess it doesn't matter too much anyway, because I only seem to get downloads there on images submitted more than two years ago - new images seem to get no traction.  I really had high hopes for them in 2016 but I guess it was too much to expect it to last.

SS has just about died as well - they are no. 3 so far this month, with Adobe in the lead for the first time ever.  Usually Canva starts out ahead and then gets beaten by SS but so far no SODs (even low-value ones), ELs or clip sales and they can't catch Canva on subs and the occasional OD, which this month are 1/21 DLs compared to 1 every 8 or 10 DLs in a good month.  Overall so far this is my worst month since 2012.  Rapidly getting to the point where it is no longer worth the effort.

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