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« Reply #75 on: March 02, 2015, 16:21 »
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I agree SS is on the downswing.   Feb was my worst month there since years ago, but DT still is about half SS earnings.

but i like to think it was the IT eff-up (approval emails,etc) that is connected with this downswing that have produced more 0 to 30+ cts days. or am i just being too much faith in ss in the days resembling istock last glory days before the boat sank after the capt and crew left a long time ago ???


« Reply #76 on: March 02, 2015, 16:22 »
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as for dt... only an easter resurrection can bring it out of comatose

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« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2015, 02:43 »
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Since the 26th of having those $2 sales I have had nothing. Dead.

50%

« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2015, 05:24 »
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Perhaps primitively, I've traditionally viewed SS, IS and DT as the three main players. So it came as some surprise to me that Adobe chose to buy FT for a truly staggering amount of money.

I think DT was not exploitive enough for Adobe to buy. Getty had already huge problems with the over 20% percentage for exclusives and tried everything to bring this down. FT was their choice because it was the most aggressive, contributor-unfriendly and unfair agency if you think Adobe is the artists friend than dream on................

« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2015, 07:43 »
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Well, here we are a month or more later from my original post.  March might be my worst month yet with 3100 images. I am now at $25. Just to refresh, I was making $250 a month, then it trickled down to $200 then something INSTANT happened (perhaps search change) and it dropped to just over $100 a month and has slowly eroded to well under $100 per month.  All of this has occurred in the last 6 months. So Baldrick is probably right, DT isn't dying per se, but individual contributors, some anyway, are feeling some real pain. I'm running out of sites to claim that they are the last ones I upload to!!
« Last Edit: March 10, 2015, 11:22 by Mantis »

« Reply #80 on: March 10, 2015, 09:04 »
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as i said before, it was already comatose and unless this Easter brings a resurrection
that being said. 
like mantis said, before dt was earning well. when i joined i reached payout in a few months even with a poor portfolio as a beginner. today i am still waiting for the payout and i earn that with ss in two months on the worst months. it's been so long since i cashed out on dt i can't remember what year it was.

« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2015, 13:29 »
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Well, here we are a month or more later from my original post.  March might be my worst month yet with 3100 images. I am now at $25. Just to refresh, I was making $250 a month, then it trickled down to $200 then something INSTANT happened (perhaps search change) and it dropped to just over $100 a month and has slowly eroded to well under $100 per month.  All of this has occurred in the last 6 months. So Baldrick is probably right, DT isn't dying per se, but individual contributors, some anyway, are feeling some real pain. I'm running out of sites to claim that they are the last ones I upload to!!

Agree.  March is terrible.  Every year I been in stock March was my BMY.  This March feels like a summer month for sales.  Not just D, but everywhere.

« Reply #82 on: March 10, 2015, 17:43 »
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I not have much sales that I had. But I have a lot images and vector pending approval. This is the longuest microstock site waiting time !  :'(

« Reply #83 on: March 10, 2015, 18:34 »
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I had my first non sub sale of the month today. Not dead, but not entirely well either.

« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2015, 06:38 »
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For me, DT is my second highest earner.   Sales have been holding steady, but I've noticed that RPD has been steadily falling for the past two years.

I'd say FT is the one dying.  They used to be my #2, and now they're #4.  (#3 is 123RF, and we all know who #1 is.)

me too, and I certainly hope they're not dying cause I kinda love that outfit -- seriously!

« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2015, 07:39 »
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IStock is the one that is dying for me.   My best earners are SS, Fot and DT in that order.

« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2015, 09:59 »
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I hope the long waiting times are not a sign of cash flow problems paying reviewers. Always kinda liked DT but they are trending down for me despite the flurry of $2 sales last month.

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« Reply #87 on: April 24, 2015, 01:58 »
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IS is my best earner and is NOT dying. SS next and DT a sale every sighting of Elvis riding on the back of the Loch Ness Monster. Truly pathetic.

« Reply #88 on: April 24, 2015, 13:01 »
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My sales on DT are not flat...they are nearly dead.  2350 Online files.  They used to be my 2nd biggest earner.  So far February barely has a pulse.  what?

When DT is same as 123RF you know they are dead from top four.

« Reply #89 on: April 25, 2015, 07:49 »
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Always been behind RF123 for me.....my most overperforming expectations site :o

« Reply #90 on: April 25, 2015, 07:58 »
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DT & 123 are neck and neck for me today. DT used to be $100 a month more, now about the same....$100 a month or so with 3000 images.

123 have never gone up......always been about 100 a month

DT has gone down from ~$200 a month, to $100 a month.

My words "dying" could mean many things...bigger collection, search preferences, fewer customers, and misaligned submissions I suppose.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2015, 08:03 by Mantis »

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« Reply #91 on: June 02, 2015, 06:13 »
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Weeks between sales = dead.

« Reply #92 on: June 02, 2015, 06:32 »
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Dreamstime is good seller for me ! Was my worst but now it's the third best seller for may. 

« Reply #93 on: June 02, 2015, 07:47 »
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DT is about the only site where I can steadily grow my earning by uploading. Their tiered pricing based on popularity of an image is a great idea. I wish the other sites would take it on too, it would mean more cash for everyone.

« Reply #94 on: June 02, 2015, 07:51 »
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I believe that Microstock is dying ... for photographers.

« Reply #95 on: June 02, 2015, 08:05 »
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DT is hanging in there for me.  They have the largest variance month to month.  May was below the usual but the three months before that were decent.  I hate that they now are mostly subs but at least the subs sales advance images in levels so the rare credit sales usually are for more.

« Reply #96 on: June 02, 2015, 08:38 »
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So, I have finally reached 100$ for payment. At least that's what it says on the front page (earning balance). But when I go to account statistics, total sum is 98.85$. Anyone knows, why this difference?

« Reply #97 on: June 02, 2015, 10:28 »
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Though I have 100 fewer files on DT than on SS, DT has been beating out SS lately which is really surprising. I thought it was a fluke when it happened some months back but it has been steadily beating SS for me by anywhere from 5% to 100% nearly every month since November. My average month on SS has dropped down in that time and my average on DT has risen. I have a lot of level 4 and 5 files - including a few exclusive images - and those credit sales make a difference.

I used to make payout on SS every other month on average (usually 7 payouts a year) and on DT about once every 3 months but the two seem to now be reversed. Without their similars policy I'd probably have another 100 files on DT but I think that the policy works for me since I get a lot of level 4 and 5 sales.

Since you can look it up, I average 4.52 sales per image which seems pretty decent to me. I'd be tempted to put a lot more up there if I wasn't hearing so much doom and gloom from everyone, but, like many here, I think that trying to spread my work to higher earning sites given the overall decline in microstock makes sense.

I'm really shocked at how low DT has dropped in the ranking because even when SS was doing well for me, DT was nearly always a strong number 2.

I'm getting repeats on the $2 subs, so thinking that maybe the google deal requires payment more than once a year - I sure hope so.

« Reply #98 on: June 02, 2015, 10:30 »
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So, I have finally reached 100$ for payment. At least that's what it says on the front page (earning balance). But when I go to account statistics, total sum is 98.85$. Anyone knows, why this difference?

Maybe some of it is referral income and you need to wait a certain time for it to be payable? I often forget to request my earnings there, wish it was automatic like the others. You could send them a message and ask.

« Reply #99 on: June 02, 2015, 10:39 »
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I am on DT since 2006. And may 2015 has been my WME on DT.
I never experienced such a poor performance.
So the downtrend continues ... at least for me.
Unacceptable inspection times, questionable rejections ...
DT, where have you gone?  ???


 

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