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« Reply #125 on: June 30, 2014, 10:45 »
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An almost steady decline since Oct 2013 (which was a BME)


« Reply #126 on: June 30, 2014, 10:58 »
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So far (June 30th isn't over yet so there may be a bit more money) June 2014 is down 15% over June 2013. Wouldn't call it a slump, but DT does bump along at the bottom of the top tier; sometimes a bit up, sometimes a bit down, but not much really improves. Higher RPD is useless as the volume of downloads goes down as fast or faster as RPD goes up.

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« Reply #127 on: July 02, 2014, 02:32 »
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Still no sale for a long time.

« Reply #128 on: November 26, 2014, 10:51 »
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I know this is an old thread but not much point in starting another.

My sales at DT this month are bizarrely low __ literally 50% or less than I might have expected.

I'd have to go back to early 2006, back in the days when all images cost $1 and all royalties were 50c, to find such a low monthly total.

Anyone else finding the same?

« Reply #129 on: November 26, 2014, 11:05 »
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Yes and no ... sales are indeed very low (about 55% of November 2013), but I can't say it's bizar or unexpected, since September and October had the same problem  :(

« Reply #130 on: November 26, 2014, 11:13 »
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Yes and no ... sales are indeed very low (about 55% of November 2013), but I can't say it's bizar or unexpected, since September and October had the same problem  :(

^^ What she said.

« Reply #131 on: November 26, 2014, 11:50 »
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Ya Gostwick, Dec 2008 was worse for me.  Not a plentiful month.

« Reply #132 on: November 26, 2014, 12:20 »
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Nov 14 sales are up 67% over Oct 14 - but that's not as good as it sounds!

Oct 14 was about half of October 13, so November is just recovering a little. Right now it looks as if Nov 14 will be about 60% of Nov 13

What's especially bad about that was that Nov 13 was flat with November 2006 - higher RPD but lower sales volume. All that dicking around with the pricing really didn't accomplish anything.

And this month I've seen lots of those weird days-of-subs and days-of-credits lurches. I don't know what strings they're tugging at to make that happen, but it doesn't happen that way elsewhere, so I have to believe it's something DT is doing...

« Reply #133 on: November 26, 2014, 12:41 »
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Yes and no ... sales are indeed very low (about 55% of November 2013), but I can't say it's bizar or unexpected, since September and October had the same problem  :(

The previous 3 months were disappointing ... but nothing like this. My revenue for November is currently projected to be just 41% of Nov 2013.

What happened to EL's at DT too? I used to have a few almost every month but I think I may have had just one in the entire year so far. Similar story at FT.

« Reply #134 on: November 26, 2014, 12:53 »
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Sales $ totals at DT the last 5 months have been pretty steady (at the monthly level) where the previous 8 months or more they were bouncing around all over the place (factor of 4 between the lowest and highest months).  While the last few months have been steady and on a slight rising trend, they are also about level of 2009/2010sales - when I had less than half as many images.

I also see blocks of subs and the occasional but very important blocks of credit sales. ELs were never very common for me there, but I can't remember the last one - it has been a while.

« Reply #135 on: November 26, 2014, 14:37 »
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What happened to EL's at DT too? I used to have a few almost every month but I think I may have had just one in the entire year so far. Similar story at FT.

Same here.  I have maybe 5 ELs all year at DT and none at all from FT.  I can't remember the last EL I got on FT. 

« Reply #136 on: November 27, 2014, 05:42 »
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in the last two weeks i saw a big increase in dt downloads...but honestly i think i'm not really understanding nothing in this microstock market...! sales are all but predictable

« Reply #137 on: November 27, 2014, 08:18 »
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Yes, sales are very low and for new contributors they're not worth the effort.

Snow

« Reply #138 on: November 27, 2014, 09:11 »
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They were never good to begin with.

« Reply #139 on: November 29, 2014, 14:20 »
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i call dt  comatosetime . that explains it all.
i get more sales with ss in one week than i get with comatose time in one year. that' s no joke.

but i have to say it was not always that way. during the time when carmen was CR, it was quite productive , if only that u r active in their blog saying nice things about them and pimping your images.
not exactly level-playing field with that agency, for sure. they do have certain favorites which comes up as artist of the month,etc.

but all in all, still a miracle that they have not dropped to mid tier .

« Reply #140 on: November 29, 2014, 16:15 »
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November has been an above average month for me revenue-wise as it usually is - I don't have much seasonal stuff but traditionally November is usually my strongest month and about half my images sold this month are Christmas or New Years concepts. Interestingly, it is currently my worst month in years at SS (I've made less all month than I usually make in just a week there) so DT is on my "good" list right now. Average in number of sales (26 so far with a small port), above average in RPD and actual income thanks to more credit sales than usual, but 20% down from November 2013. Q3 and Q4 2013 were really strong there for me but then return per sale dropped. October was my worst month in years there but overall for the year I'm even with 2013 (monthly average about $2 less than in 2013, but I've only added a handful of new files).

Got a 10 credit sale today and earned a few cents more than on various 12 credit sales I had earlier this month, so they are not taking the 50% sale out of our pockets.

I uploaded a couple of seasonal pix earlier this month and they are selling so that's a positive sign.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2014, 17:02 by wordplanet »

« Reply #141 on: November 29, 2014, 20:22 »
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Got a 10 credit sale today and earned a few cents more than on various 12 credit sales I had earlier this month, so they are not taking the 50% sale out of our pockets.


My sales at DT are not so good but nice that we aren't paying for the sale.

« Reply #142 on: November 29, 2014, 21:44 »
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Dreamstime sells photos?

 ::)

« Reply #143 on: November 30, 2014, 10:10 »
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Worst month in 7 years. Made $73 in nov 2014.  My average is $200 per month with a range of $175 to $250 a month. I hope this is just an anomaly.

Edit: port size around 2900 images.

Phadrea

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« Reply #144 on: December 06, 2014, 11:34 »
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Why open this thread when there is another similar one about "horrible sales" ?

Anyway, I open the creaky DT door and see my portfolio covered with cobwebs. The balance is still the same months on.

Rinderart

« Reply #145 on: December 06, 2014, 16:45 »
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Same.......For over a Year..............BAD. Im waiting for a DT admin to come in and say "Best sales we've ever had".

« Reply #146 on: December 06, 2014, 18:01 »
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Same.......For over a Year..............BAD. Im waiting for a DT admin to come in and say "Best sales we've ever had".

I am not sure they can say that, although they might just to lie about a dying business. But in all honesty, for me anyway, every site is declining except SS. Shutter stock does have huge swings, though, making it hard to forecast on a monthly basis.  Dreamtime is way down for me in DEC, maybe $8 for the month.  Quite despicable.


 

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