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Goofy

« on: August 07, 2014, 09:02 »
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Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse than last month- guess what? It has gotten worse this month! Was there a change recently to cause the low sales? Have the buyers decided not to use DT anymore? If so, where have these buyers gone to?


« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 09:30 »
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In that like moments I wonder if they want to buy files anymore. Look, they already get free images... Many, many free images available... Why I do think so? I read forums, I read clients... Welcome to the reality  :-\

Btw, last file I sold 9 days ago (and I used to have almost everyday sales, sometimes even few daily).

Goofy

« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 09:33 »
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In that like moments I wonder if they want to buy files anymore. Look, they already get free images... Many, many free images available... Why I do think so? I read forums, I read clients... Welcome to the reality  :-\

Btw, last file I sold was 9 days ago (and I used to have almost everyday sales, sometimes even few daily).


If that was the case I would be seeing less sales on the other site (i.e., Shutter, iStock, Canstock, Fotolia) which I am not- having great months on those other sites.  Something is going on with DT - maybe they cut back on their marketing? They are losing market share fast compared to the other companies...

« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 09:37 »
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Sales have been pretty normal. Maybe, a little down from last year, but not outside the realm of normal fluctuations.

« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 09:40 »
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Dreamstime has totally fallen off the cliff for me. It's almost as bad as Veer now.

« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 10:02 »
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I already have more DT sales in August than July (because July was horrible).

But SS on the other hand... just awful this month, so many days with 0 or 1 downloads.

« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 10:09 »
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DT sales is normal, the last 4 mounths are the same, low sales are only on 123rf. for me is DT 3x more then 123rf, 123rf is 100% not big four. someone  is cheating.

« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 10:24 »
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July on DT was wretched for me, but so far this month there have been a bunch of credit sales and right now I'm only $12 shy of last month's total earnings and it's only August 7th (no extended licenses involved)!

Today is back to all-subs but I wonder if it was someone using up credits before they expired that accounted for the mini boom in credit sales on Tuesday and Wednesday?

Shelma1

« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 12:29 »
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I was surprised to see I made some sales. I guess when you expect nothing, any small thing seems good.

Goofy

« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 12:47 »
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I was surprised to see I made some sales. I guess when you expect nothing, any small thing seems good.

called - lowering our expectations which for a top tier or even a middle tier company is not good for us...

« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 18:16 »
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Dreamstime has totally fallen off the cliff for me. It's almost as bad as Veer now.

I notice the same. But Veer sales actually went up lately.

« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 02:39 »
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I'm seeing some real drop off in sales at DT as well in some recent months.

Hope there's others that are doing better there ...

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 03:51 »
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yes, i'm also seeing no sales.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 04:26 »
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I don't know why but (better) sales on DT start always after the 15th of the month.

Is it casual, or due to their way to count sales?

Phadrea

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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2014, 12:03 »
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Abysmal just like SS. Where will it all end ? Is nobody buying anymore ?

Goofy

« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2014, 12:10 »
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Okay, seasoned pro's please jump on this one.

In my 4 years of tracking sales August has been my worse month each year.  :-[


« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2014, 09:58 »
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My monthly total is running about the same as last month (which wasn't so great), but 19 out of the last 20 are subs right now - a new low.

Phadrea

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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2014, 10:21 »
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I can only assume DT is dead because I have had the same balance for a long time. No more uploads to DT. :-\

« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2014, 11:28 »
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it's been over two weeks since last sale

« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2014, 12:23 »
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-66% compared to 2013, disaster...

« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2014, 13:15 »
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I agree....horrible.  I thought I was doing bad last month when I made $180. I usually do $225-$250 a month, but for August I am at $135. That's a significant drop and signifiant in terms of something going on. That seems way more than a summer slump to me.

« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2014, 15:23 »
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I agree....horrible.  I thought I was doing bad last month when I made $180. I usually do $225-$250 a month, but for August I am at $135. That's a significant drop and signifiant in terms of something going on. That seems way more than a summer slump to me.

I seen exactly the same kind of drop and similar numbers.  Had first 0 download day since I started there over 5 years ago too.  Its not normal. 

Phadrea

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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2014, 03:09 »
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It's happening at SS right now for a lot of us too. Perhaps this is the end of microstock and we have |Google to thank.

« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2014, 08:35 »
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Can't wait to reach my payout in 2016.

« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2014, 09:22 »
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Can't wait to reach my payout in 2016.


Lol :D


 

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