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Goofy

« on: March 07, 2014, 10:29 »
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I know it is only one full week into March on Dreamstime but I've never seen such low sales - this is the lowest I've seen for one full week in almost two years  :-[



« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 10:32 »
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not very good, 10 sales this month and all subs

steheap

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 10:32 »
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Me too - $146 in February, $10 in March so far.

Shutterstock is pretty lame as well with very few ODs for me. Plenty of subs, but that is no way to earn a living!

Steve

Goofy

« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 10:33 »
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Okay, two of our top guns not doing very well thus telling me that I am not the only one in this boat (sinking)...

« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 10:37 »
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I have noticed DT seems to run in 3 modes. No sales, subs sales, and credit sales. If it was running credit sales over the weekend and you just got no sales, and then in no sales mode during the week - you get no or low sales for a week. If it is in subs mode you get mostly subs and that is a pretty low $ total. Last month was pretty good for sales at DT for me, but I still had a gap with no sales from 2/19 to 2/25 - this is with almost 2000 (granted mostly LCV) images up.

Not that it doesn't suck to have a week with no sales, but unfortunately I don't see that as particularly out of the ordinary at DT these days.

Goofy

« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 10:39 »
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I hope Pancaketom is right or I will be looking for a cardboard box to sleep in after my landlord comes to collect the rent  :-[



« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 10:44 »
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My last sale dates back to February, 25th - 2014, that is  :o ;D

« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 11:10 »
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I am NOT a big seller, but one think I've noticed about DT is that every month about this time I say OH MY!  WHAT IS WRONG WITH DT?  Then at the end of the month they are within 20 dollars of every other month.  Very steady and reliable.

« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 11:15 »
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generally reliable for me but that is the problem....compared to the rest of the top 4 they are standing still and are in danger of being overtaken by two of the middle tier.

« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 14:55 »
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I was wondering why things were so hot on DT right now, compared to last month.  Apparently we are on opposite wavelengths.  Over 100 sales so far in March, and higher RPD than Feb for me...

« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2014, 15:14 »
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March has been great for me on DT so far!  I had what looks like one buyer come in and purchase 10+ files from one shoot all at credit prices.  I've made more in the first week of March than I did in all of February.  Never had that happen before, pretty weird.  Usually that kind of thing is all subscriptions.

Joshua

« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 16:05 »
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DT seem to have a rotation system for the best match. I get a sequence of not many downloads, most subs, then I get a few credit sales.

Feb was terrible, lowest earnings since the first month I started there in 2007. It was basically 90% subs in Feb for me. 

Looking at the earning poll at the right is seems that the numbers are way down everywhere

« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2014, 02:57 »
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I've got such a sudden, extreme drought that I'm wondering if there is a problem reporting sales there. I've only got three subs showing for the last four days which must be my worst result since late 2004.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2014, 03:54 »
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Bad start of March, but yesterday was already my BME on DT.

Sales seem very erratic and sudden.

« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2014, 04:12 »
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I am having the same no problem----no sales in weeks.  Whereas I had sales almost every day.  i am only two dollars from a payout.

« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2014, 04:37 »
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I had better sales few years ago, when I was beginning with DT...
Waste of time!
Tried to close my account lately but have to wait 6 months after last upload,, wrrr!

« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2014, 05:18 »
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Yesterday 0.49 was added to my earnings in Dreamstime, but it doesn't show which file was sold. Is this from partner program, and if yes is there a way to see where and how it was sold?

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2014, 05:30 »
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Yesterday 0.49 was added to my earnings in Dreamstime, but it doesn't show which file was sold. Is this from partner program, and if yes is there a way to see where and how it was sold?



I think that all is here, but no more than this:

http://www.dreamstime.com/earnings

http://www.dreamstime.com/stats.php

« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2014, 05:32 »
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Yesterday 0.49 was added to my earnings in Dreamstime, but it doesn't show which file was sold. Is this from partner program, and if yes is there a way to see where and how it was sold?

Me too. A .33 earning added to the total "earning balance" in the main page, but no new files in the sold list or in the statistic.

« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2014, 05:57 »
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Yesterday 0.49 was added to my earnings in Dreamstime, but it doesn't show which file was sold. Is this from partner program, and if yes is there a way to see where and how it was sold?

Me too. A .33 earning added to the total "earning balance" in the main page, but no new files in the sold list or in the statistic.

Same here .35 sale but no picture in sold files

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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2014, 06:04 »
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In my experience, it always takes from a few minutes to up to a couple of hours for the sales to be shown in the "My Earnings" area.

cuppacoffee

« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2014, 06:39 »
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The recent changes in some areas of the DT site have caused major problems that they are still trying to sort out. I had an illustration accepted over 24 hours ago and it still hasn't shown up. I can see it by typing in the id number but it is not listed in my port or my list of uploads or on my profile page. Yes, I have had to wait several hours in the past but this is not a server lag but a server problem. I emailed Support about phantom links showing up in my referral list which go to accounts that are not real and that contain images from a group of members (and non-members with no names) instead of one person and they told me it was a problem with the "new layout". The only thing new I see is the upload screens. Perhaps it depends on what server (I'm sure they have many) your images are housed on.

« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2014, 07:03 »
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March Madness takes its toll on American business.  All work slows.

« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2014, 07:07 »
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I hope these problems with phantom links and groups of people including some with no names doesn't mean that sales are not being recorded properly. Right now, DT is performing way below Canstock for me. It doesn't seem normal (and my images still seem to be well placed in the search).

cuppacoffee

« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2014, 07:13 »
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Paul, click on the referral links in your profile. Am I the only one with odd referral links? Your referrals go to ports listed as N/A and that contain images from several. Am I missing something?


 

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