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« Reply #100 on: September 08, 2013, 06:44 »
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Hit a BME in May/June but sales have dropped to 15% below average in July/August. Feels like strawberries n' cream one quarter but whips and chains the next.


« Reply #101 on: September 08, 2013, 07:09 »
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Haven't had a sale with DT for 5 days. DP is
out-selling DT 30 to 1 in September. Yes, DT
is in a slump.

Dan

« Reply #102 on: September 08, 2013, 07:21 »
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     Nothing  at  all  this  month.  Was   very  slow  to  begin  with  -  now  nothing.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #103 on: September 08, 2013, 07:59 »
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Good to see it isn't just me; was starting to suspect retaliation.   :P
Had one sale this month -- a 35 cent TIFF.   :-[

tab62

« Reply #104 on: September 08, 2013, 11:03 »
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You be the judge - here is a so-so portfolio with average acceptance rates on average images- Personally I don't see a pattern on my portfolio...

                        
Online:   Accepted   Rejected   %   Sales      RPD      
                        
12-Sep   62   6   91.20%   23   $16.98    $0.74       
12-Oct   50   11   82.00%   21   $29.28    $1.39       
12-Nov   81   31   72.30%   26   $28.10    $1.08       
12-Dec   54   4   93.10%   28   $29.95    $1.07       
13-Jan   89   13   87.30%   33   $29.82    $0.90       
13-Feb   57   1   98.30%   29   $31.75    $1.09       
13-Mar   65   2   97.00%   38   $47.17    $1.24       
13-Apr   62   9   87.30%   39   $37.95    $0.97       
13-May   93   0   100.00%   32   $34.16    $1.07       
13-Jun   60   4   93.80%   26   $21.47    $0.83       
13-Jul   75   5   93.80%   26   $22.22    $0.85       
13-Aug   99   3   97.10%   31   $27.83    $0.90       
13-Sep   40   0   100.00%   6   $2.10    $0.35       
                        
                        
                        

tab62

« Reply #105 on: September 08, 2013, 13:10 »
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"Nothing  at  all  this  month.  Was   very  slow  to  begin  with  -  now  nothing."

And just how many images do you have on DT? Yeah, I am sure you have heard that size doesn't matter but...

« Reply #106 on: September 10, 2013, 09:11 »
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My port is 92 on DT. Total sale from past and so far is $1.75. DT has high rejection rate and even it more than FT.  High number of views and dismal sale, that's the common trend there.  I started with DT and for months I was getting everything rejected, I was just about to quit then my partner suggested me to try the other sites. DT can discourage the new people very fast.  Let's see what happens in long run. I am going to stay with them. May be agency is good and my port is not.

cuppacoffee

« Reply #107 on: September 10, 2013, 09:41 »
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I have a (conspiracy) theory that many sites accept newcomers first few submissions just to get them hooked and then reject based on other criteria (at least the sites that don't require an entrance exam). I suspect they make some money from the few images from people who give it a try and then disappear never to collect their earnings or who only collect them once a year or more. That's money sitting in the sites' bank accounts for extended periods. Just a theory.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #108 on: September 10, 2013, 10:22 »
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Noedelhap

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« Reply #109 on: September 16, 2013, 15:46 »
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Do you really think that if a buyer takes the time to find the image they need on one site that they look at other sites to see if the same image is cheaper? I'm not trying to be a wise a$$ but asking this as a hypothetical. I'm wondering if anyone has evidence that this is a common practice - checking multiple sites for the same image just to get it at a cheaper price? If you only offer your images at one site will the buyer come looking for you or will you miss out on the buyers that only buy from one site?

Great post.

Personally, I don't think you're 'undercutting' yourself if you sell your images at different price points, because it's like you say, most people don't take the time to hunt for bargains.

« Reply #110 on: September 17, 2013, 05:10 »
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"I have a (conspiracy) theory that many sites accept newcomers first few submissions just to get them hooked and then reject based on other criteria". I suspect it is uneconomic for sites to maintain those small or unsellable ports. Besides most sites don't seem to have the competence do do as you suggest.

« Reply #111 on: September 17, 2013, 07:32 »
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DT has gotten worse for me in the last month.  Maybe two $4 dls in a week and 10 subs.  Some dynamic is happening more than buyers I believe.  Probably twisting the dials in combination with slow start to Sept. BUT..........IS is the same way.  SS is lower than normal for me, but not by more that $50 mid month. FT is dead.  Went from nearly $200 a month there and now I am at about $50 a month.  FT is a dying site.  Deposit Photos grew the most.  In Aug I had my first $100 month there.  While I hate subs, it was a good mix of subs and OD.  They need to fiddle with their commissions and they could become a formidable foe to several other top tier sites.

But, back to DT, like Sharpshot said, forst part of Sept may be slow but 2nd half may start to grow...let's hope that is the case.

« Reply #112 on: September 17, 2013, 08:53 »
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I'm on target for an unusually good month at DT although I suspect that I have merely been on the right side of the cyclical 'feast or famine' line and now I will have to pay for it with several days of lean pickings.

Strangely DT, IS and FT are almost neck and neck for me this month. That's a measure of just how much IS and FT have slumped rather than how well DT are doing though.

« Reply #113 on: September 17, 2013, 09:20 »
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DT has always showered me with affection one month and given me the cold shoulder the next. As for September, I'm back in their warm embrace and on target for at least my second best month this year.

October will no doubt find me on the doorstep again, in the rain, my clothes flying out the bedroom window.

Phadrea

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« Reply #114 on: February 13, 2014, 02:52 »
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Still adding to my port all the time and sales are still dire. There is no point uploading anymore. Waste of time. IS and SS are by far better earners. DT is

« Reply #115 on: June 29, 2014, 08:27 »
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This month was horrible in DT - I had 1 (one) miserable sub sale with more than 300 files.

« Reply #116 on: June 29, 2014, 14:32 »
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OLD THREAD ALERT

That said, the last 10 or 12 days have been horrible for me on DT, though the beginning of the month was average.

« Reply #117 on: June 29, 2014, 19:06 »
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OLD THREAD ALERT

That said, the last 10 or 12 days have been horrible for me on DT, though the beginning of the month was average.

Plus 1 on the old thread alert.  But yes, Dreamtime sales are worst ever this month.

« Reply #118 on: June 29, 2014, 21:41 »
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Some subjects never get old, I guess. I am down at DT 40% from May 2014 and 33% from June 2013  :'(

« Reply #119 on: June 29, 2014, 23:54 »
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well, now I suppose I am required to say it will be my BME - the first since Sept 2011, with some 2,000 images up for sale now. It is mostly because of a series of PEL sales the first, but still more $ sales vs subs sales through the whole month (although total sales # is nothing special). For me Last Dec and then April were really poor, but otherwise DT has been ok - slowly improving on the new lower average ever since the last commission cuts in 2012.

« Reply #120 on: June 30, 2014, 03:04 »
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I've had the worst month in memory...sales have crashed for the first time really...

« Reply #121 on: June 30, 2014, 05:59 »
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Same here.  It started last month (about 20% down), but this month is 50% down compared to June 2014.  That is definitely NOT a "slow down trend", nor is it "the summer blues". 

« Reply #122 on: June 30, 2014, 06:10 »
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A whole month of 1-3 subsales a day. For me the worst month since august 2010.  Back then a small portfolio of a couple 100 images and a contributor for 6 month. On average DT is 8% of my income. This month it's 2%.

« Reply #123 on: June 30, 2014, 08:50 »
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This month was not bad, but may 2014 was worst than months of 2008. Even so gain less per month than when i was exclusive years ago with half of my actually portfolio.

« Reply #124 on: June 30, 2014, 09:11 »
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My sales are improving at DT


 

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