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wut

« Reply #175 on: March 03, 2012, 05:21 »
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I finally have some Level 3 files and am getting 84 cent subs... feels good, but I wonder how many sales would come our way if the level system was dropped... would it be more than double? How many 25 a day subscribers would jump ship from Shutterstock to go to Dreamstime? Just things I wonder about...

The levels system is the best thing about DT as far as I'm concerned - rather than decreasing, images seem to sell more often after they hit higher levels

I agree that the levels system is something DT has done right. I would also be sad to turn .38 subs into .35 or maybe even .28 subs (my last 2 were .28).

I liked it better when everybody was getting 50% flat ;)


Phadrea

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« Reply #176 on: March 04, 2012, 14:13 »
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Have had three terrific days at DT!  and its alive and kicking. Its a great agency. :)  I like the fact they are cleaning up their files, getting rid of lots of rubbish and irrelevant stuff.

Still nothing doing.

THP Creative

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« Reply #177 on: March 05, 2012, 17:27 »
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Absolutely alive and well. Probably best start to a month in the last 6 months. Nice mixture of old and new files, and sub and credit sales.

I too am finding that some of my level 3 files are starting to pick up pace, which I thought would go the other way and slow down. But pleasant surprise nonetheless.

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« Reply #178 on: March 06, 2012, 02:51 »
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Absolutely alive and well. Probably best start to a month in the last 6 months. Nice mixture of old and new files, and sub and credit sales.

I too am finding that some of my level 3 files are starting to pick up pace, which I thought would go the other way and slow down. But pleasant surprise nonetheless.

Not from where I am standing it isn't. Absolutely stone dead. Ghost town. Less files=good sales. Twice as many files=zero sales.

« Reply #179 on: March 06, 2012, 04:54 »
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My DT is almost completely dead this month. I'm down about 90% from the usual levels. What is happening? :(

wut

« Reply #180 on: March 06, 2012, 05:12 »
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They had some downtime yesterday, at least I wasn't able to access their site twice

Wim

« Reply #181 on: March 08, 2012, 11:15 »
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Apparently not alive, sales were steady until a few days ago then dropped dead (same with IS)
SS on the other hand almost doubled in sales so I guess customers are jumping ship?

« Reply #182 on: March 08, 2012, 12:46 »
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Apparently not alive, sales were steady until a few days ago then dropped dead (same with IS)
SS on the other hand almost doubled in sales so I guess customers are jumping ship?

I'm the opposite. Just had a full week without any sales. Today so far I've had 3 sales, $7.39.

lisafx

« Reply #183 on: March 08, 2012, 16:52 »
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I've been doing pretty well at DT.  No complaints about them specifically, but sales are off across all sites for me this week.  My daughter's on Spring Break this week and next.  Wondering it it is Spring Break in a lot of other places too? 

« Reply #184 on: March 08, 2012, 16:55 »
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Just think, only a week ago I complained about a 25 cent sub sale.  Today I had one for 22 cents!  Now that's progress. 

wut

« Reply #185 on: March 08, 2012, 17:42 »
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Just think, only a week ago I complained about a 25 cent sub sale.  Today I had one for 22 cents!  Now that's progress. 

Complain some more and soon you'll be owing them money :P

lisafx

« Reply #186 on: March 08, 2012, 19:28 »
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Just think, only a week ago I complained about a 25 cent sub sale.  Today I had one for 22 cents!  Now that's progress. 

Complain some more and soon you'll be owing them money :P

LOL!

Wim

« Reply #187 on: March 09, 2012, 02:49 »
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I've been doing pretty well at DT.  No complaints about them specifically, but sales are off across all sites for me this week.  My daughter's on Spring Break this week and next.  Wondering it it is Spring Break in a lot of other places too? 

Same here Lisa, except for SS of course, strong as always.

wut

« Reply #188 on: March 10, 2012, 05:15 »
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For the second month FT has double sales compared to DT and they were always on pair, DT was even a bit better since it's still ahead when I look at all time earnings. Looks like their days are numbered at least among top 4 or at the very least as an important player. I don't really know why, but I always kind of liked DT...

Wim

« Reply #189 on: March 10, 2012, 10:21 »
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Still dead here since march 5th. Sales were regular before.
FT is also performing quite well for me lately.

« Reply #190 on: March 10, 2012, 10:58 »
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Dead for me because Status of my 5 images is "image under review" for last 1 week.

« Reply #191 on: March 10, 2012, 11:32 »
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Dead for me because Status of my 5 images is "image under review" for last 1 week.

My images have also been in review for a week. Weird huh! However, sales are still going well this month, despite a very slow start.

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« Reply #192 on: March 16, 2012, 03:31 »
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Apparently not alive, sales were steady until a few days ago then dropped dead (same with IS)
SS on the other hand almost doubled in sales so I guess customers are jumping ship?

I'm the opposite. Just had a full week without any sales. Today so far I've had 3 sales, $7.39.

I thought you said you are not complaining about lack of sales  ;)

« Reply #193 on: March 16, 2012, 05:19 »
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Maybe the system gets "backed up" and they end up reporting one type or another in waves, like a faucet being turned on or off?

I been suspecting something similar at DT for some time now. It's either feast or famine.
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Interesting theory. I've been wondering for years why the different types of sales seem to get turned on and off as the month progresses.

« Reply #194 on: March 16, 2012, 06:51 »
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DT is slowly gowing down every month for me.

FT on the other hand is increasing .... ( have become my 2nd earner)

wut

« Reply #195 on: March 16, 2012, 07:01 »
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DT is slowly gowing down every month for me.

FT on the other hand is increasing .... ( have become my 2nd earner)

Indeed most ppl believe balancing like that, most said SS is up, because IS is down etc. I see the same trend, FT is up, DT down, well it could be about average this month but it was way down last month.

Wim

« Reply #196 on: March 16, 2012, 07:20 »
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Same here, FT up and DT down. To be honest, I'm quite happy how FT is performing lately, almost no rejections and regular sales.

« Reply #197 on: March 16, 2012, 10:07 »
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Yep, me too ... with my small portfolio, hardly any sales any more at DT, sales every day at FT, about the same as at SS to be honest.

« Reply #198 on: March 16, 2012, 10:26 »
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Apparently not alive, sales were steady until a few days ago then dropped dead (same with IS)
SS on the other hand almost doubled in sales so I guess customers are jumping ship?

I'm the opposite. Just had a full week without any sales. Today so far I've had 3 sales, $7.39.

I thought you said you are not complaining about lack of sales  ;)

Doesn't sound like a complaint to me, more like a statement. If I were to say my sales are "dire" constantly about every site, like yourself for example, I'd be worried about my own ability especially when others are not having dire sales across the board ;).

Either that or I would think I've not given it enough time. Patience Herg, u can't expect to leave exclusivity at IS and then be an instant success, especially as your images are no longer given preferential exclusivity treatment. And stop battling me and others here. I and others have tried to help you, but u know best and you just won't listen to anyone else.

Phadrea

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« Reply #199 on: March 16, 2012, 13:43 »
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Not worried about my ability at all. Not coming up in the searches is nothing to do with ability. Getting great sales with Dreamstime and then halt doesn't seem normal. Also, there are others who are having bad sales here, not just me.


 

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