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Hongover

« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2016, 20:34 »
+5
I just put my request in to DT to drop me as an exclusive contributor.  I'm planning to fire the operation back up and start shooting new photo and video footage, but to make it even remotely possible to make money on it,  I'm going to have to join SS and IS and upload there as well.  In addition, going forward, I plan to do some shoots and retain the whole of those in my own personal library of images, which will not be made available to any of these agencies, and will be available only through direct licensing with me.  Still waiting on DT to come through with my request but it has only been since Thursday (Feb 25th).......

totally useless....another contributor? 1 million images week added...we need other contributor in ss and is? i hope sorry for you they stop adding contributor...is completely useless

But you're still uploading...so why can't he upload as well?


« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2016, 21:16 »
+7
I just put my request in to DT to drop me as an exclusive contributor.  I'm planning to fire the operation back up and start shooting new photo and video footage, but to make it even remotely possible to make money on it,  I'm going to have to join SS and IS and upload there as well.  In addition, going forward, I plan to do some shoots and retain the whole of those in my own personal library of images, which will not be made available to any of these agencies, and will be available only through direct licensing with me.  Still waiting on DT to come through with my request but it has only been since Thursday (Feb 25th).......

totally useless....another contributor? 1 million images week added...we need other contributor in ss and is? i hope sorry for you they stop adding contributor...is completely useless

Your comment is what is useless.

« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2016, 05:28 »
+2
I just put my request in to DT to drop me as an exclusive contributor.  I'm planning to fire the operation back up and start shooting new photo and video footage, but to make it even remotely possible to make money on it,  I'm going to have to join SS and IS and upload there as well.  In addition, going forward, I plan to do some shoots and retain the whole of those in my own personal library of images, which will not be made available to any of these agencies, and will be available only through direct licensing with me.  Still waiting on DT to come through with my request but it has only been since Thursday (Feb 25th).......

totally useless....another contributor? 1 million images week added...we need other contributor in ss and is? i hope sorry for you they stop adding contributor...is completely useless

Is it really? Are you out of your frigging mind?? Why don't you ask everyone to stop uploading to SS so you could have it all to yourself?

« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2016, 10:53 »
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I just put my request in to DT to drop me as an exclusive contributor.  I'm planning to fire the operation back up and start shooting new photo and video footage, but to make it even remotely possible to make money on it,  I'm going to have to join SS and IS and upload there as well.  In addition, going forward, I plan to do some shoots and retain the whole of those in my own personal library of images, which will not be made available to any of these agencies, and will be available only through direct licensing with me.  Still waiting on DT to come through with my request but it has only been since Thursday (Feb 25th).......

totally useless....another contributor? 1 million images week added...we need other contributor in ss and is? i hope sorry for you they stop adding contributor...is completely useless

Is it really? Are you out of your frigging mind?? Why don't you ask everyone to stop uploading to SS so you could have it all to yourself?

LMAO , so what if we all did. it won't make a difference to anyone's earnings. ..
anymore than after sean or yuri quit is or ss.

« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2016, 09:46 »
+2
Just when I find myself agreeing with others that DT is "dead," they come up with a nice surprise for me.

I've actually been quite happy with DT lately. Not a lot of sales, but the ones I get are larger than most other sites deliver.

Phadrea

    This user is banned.
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2016, 01:11 »
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DT needs to be ranked far lower than the place it is here. Why is it above IS ? DT is abysmal for sales. $2 for the whole month. Absolutely dire.

« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2016, 01:24 »
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DT needs to be ranked far lower than the place it is here. Why is it above IS ? DT is abysmal for sales. $2 for the whole month. Absolutely dire.
DT makes me a lot more than IS as I stopped uploading to IS a couple of years ago so it is much higher in the ratings for me.  I was making more at DT even before I stopped uploading to IS

« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2016, 01:38 »
+1
Always been the most variable site for me....quite good last month whether its the end of a slow long term decline remains to be seen

« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2016, 02:13 »
0
for me to dead

« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2016, 05:18 »
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I was doing okay with DT, last couple of months I am seeing a downturn. 123RF is now beating DT by a long way for me, used to be about neck and neck.

PZF

« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2016, 02:00 »
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I'm beginning to wonder if it has closed down completely without telling anybody!
Nothing for several days and before that only a couple of subs.....

DennisJacobsen

  • Danish freelance photographer

« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2016, 03:54 »
0
Same here .. from one day to another no sales from DT  ??? its wery strange ...

« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2016, 12:51 »
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Just when I find myself agreeing with others that DT is "dead," they come up with a nice surprise for me.

I've actually been quite happy with DT lately. Not a lot of sales, but the ones I get are larger than most other sites deliver.

I've seen the same -- DT has dropped from consistent #2 -3 to #3-6 per month -- subs have mostly disappeared, but the $2-8 sales have allowed it to continue to tread water

« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2016, 19:38 »
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DT has picked up for me lately.  Sadly, it is almost as high as SS.  For me, SS is one of my low earners.

« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2016, 00:50 »
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DT has picked up for me lately.  Sadly, it is almost as high as SS.  For me, SS is one of my low earners.
Wow, that is really interesting! If you do not mind my curiosity, which genre sells so bad on SS? I always thought SS is one of the top performers for 99% of photographers here :)

Phadrea

    This user is banned.
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2016, 01:12 »
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Dt = Dead Dead Dead Dead Dead. SS = Low but far better.

Rinderart

« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2016, 14:44 »
+1
Im getting a nice Uptick from DT in the last 45 days. Fingers crossed. Used to be a very good earner for me. been with them since Day 1.

« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2016, 02:23 »
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Im seeing a bit more activity its always been hugely variable for me. I've always liked this site its the only one that seems to sell my personal favourite pics ;-)

« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2016, 04:22 »
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This month my sales are less than 10% of usual.
And my images are pending "ETR: N/A" for almost one month now

I don't know what conclusion to draw

Rinderart

« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2016, 23:10 »
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Uptick doesn't mean anything more than that. $500 a month was clockwork for me for 8 Out of 10 years from them...Then,,, Bam..... a 100 a Month, if that. I see slight Movement. It want it to happen again for them But...... Oh well. And this audio deal....what ? did someone there Just wake up. thats Pretty old school Now.

Rinderart

« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2016, 23:15 »
0
Also..... I hate to say the thing they have about deleting Images is the best Move in all Of Microstock and I wish SS and the others did it.

« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2016, 23:17 »
+6
Also..... I hate to say the thing they have about deleting Images is the best Move in all Of Microstock and I wish SS and the others did it.


but then there's this

http://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/88521-dont-delete-anything/

« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2016, 00:23 »
+4
Also..... I hate to say the thing they have about deleting Images is the best Move in all Of Microstock and I wish SS and the others did it.


but then there's this

http://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/88521-dont-delete-anything/


And this too
http://www.microstockgroup.com/27541/27541/msg454075/#msg454075

« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2016, 08:04 »
+5
Also..... I hate to say the thing they have about deleting Images is the best Move in all Of Microstock and I wish SS and the others did it.

Honestly, they way agencies are going, like P5 for example, I would not delete a thing. Getting content approved is the new challenge these days and pulling content that hasn't sold means less customer options, smaller ports, lower selling opportunity, even if the image hadn't sold at all in years. I sell odd stuff all the time, maybe not $129 SOD, but I do get odd sales.  It is my opinion that the only way you cull your port is if the agency does it to you.

« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2016, 08:41 »
+2
I agree with Mantis.

You can not delete such kind of images. If you keep only popular topics then many clients that are looking for something else will be disappointed. I sold the craziest things.

Client should have the largest choice as possible.

I don't think the amount of images is a issue. I think it is a advantage. The issue is bad keywording or a not good working search engine.

Look on the right and you will see that the agencies with the largest collections are on the top. Again for the client a large choice is important. If you see it on the contributor perspective then it is a different story. But as in every business the client is important.


 

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