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Goofy

« on: July 15, 2014, 09:46 »
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It's have way through the month and my sales on DT are a nightmare! Anyone else having similar nightmares?  Watch as soon as I post this there will be folks saying -"Best month ever Dude!"  ???



Beppe Grillo

« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 10:13 »
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Yes, very bad month here too, 50% of my usual sales
But I have noticed that my sales are always more during the second half of the month
(Let's say like that hope is the last to die :D)

« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 10:19 »
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It seems about normal, although it is the summer. So, there isn't any limit to how terrible things can go.

« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 10:32 »
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We're halfway through the month and my sales are 38% of last July's (versus 50% or better). The RPD number is higher than July 2013 (no ELs thus far so I think it's just more level 5 images and a different balance of subs vs. credit downloads)  but downloads (so far) are only 21% of last July's

Summer is slow every year; Dreamstime is going worse than 123rf though, which is at about 51% of $$ and 65% of downloads for last July


« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 10:41 »
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I am significantly down too, like last month. About 40%down compared to my annual average.

« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 10:47 »
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Not just me then?  Guess that's some consolation.

Down by compared to June and off 80% from last July.  Other sites are down, but nothing like this collapse.

« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 10:57 »
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I've dropped off the map in the last couple of months.  This month (as of the 15th) I'm at 62% of half of my July 2013 sales, and at 55% of the sales...  My last 45 days don't add up to July 2013!  I've always felt like I was ahead of the curve on Dreamstime, but I guess I've finally reverted to the mean...

« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 11:04 »
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Since June I'm making more on BS than DT...

Goofy

« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 11:06 »
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wow! this is a first! Everyone is in the same boat as me. To make you all feel better I hearted the...


« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 11:29 »
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I am seeing the same thing also, but mine did not start in July.   Dreamtime got very slow a couple months ago and getting worse since.

« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 12:40 »
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I am seeing the same thing also, but mine did not start in July.   Dreamtime got very slow a couple months ago and getting worse since.

Same here. I think I was at $260 in May, then $175 in June and am at $70 now.

« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 13:03 »
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Summer is slow every year; Dreamstime is going worse than 123rf though, which is at about 51% of $$ and 65% of downloads for last July

Same here

« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 13:35 »
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DT and 123 have really fallen off, while FT and BS have both been rising, especially FT.

« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 13:57 »
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Numbers of sales seem about normal for me, they always fluctuate from day to day, but I was very disappointed to get a sale for 12 cents recently.
I honestly didn't know they paid so low.
Guess I should read the small print sometimes.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2014, 14:16 »
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wow! this is a first! Everyone is in the same boat as me. To make you all feel better I hearted the...

A boat?
I call it a galley

Now let's row!

« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2014, 14:29 »
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for me regular, but SS is low today and yesterday

Goofy

« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2014, 15:17 »
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wow! this is a first! Everyone is in the same boat as me. To make you all feel better I hearted the...

A boat?
I call it a galley

Now let's row!

More like get a bucket to bail out the water in the sinking ship lol!  8)



« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2014, 15:58 »
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My year-over-year sales were slipping at SS, CanStockPhoto, and DT for the last few months but FT and 123 were up. This month they are all in free fall (even though I have been submitting new images). It's not just the summer slump. It's worse than that.  :-[

« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2014, 16:19 »
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Last month was the worst since Oct 10 for DLs and $ and the worst ever RPI, this month ordinary level bad.  April though was a BME and pushed  SS for earnings.


123 has been surprisingly good - #2 last month

« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2014, 18:22 »
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TOTAL DISASTER.
Half of the month is passed and earnings are whopping low 8.34% of the average month.
 RPD is also record low 44% of average RPD!!!
This is the biggest drop of revenue of all agencies of all the time.
Cant believe whats going on. Seams that only subscription buyers are on the boat now.  :o

Goofy

« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2014, 18:28 »
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TOTAL DISASTER.
Half of the month is passed and earnings are whopping low 8.34% of the average month.
 RPD is also record low 44% of average RPD!!!
This is the biggest drop of revenue of all agencies of all the time.
Cant believe whats going on. Seams that only subscription buyers are on the boat now.  :o

I might change the subject title to 'Nightmare on Elm Street' instead of 'Nightmare on Dreamstime'... :-\


« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2014, 18:30 »
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TOTAL DISASTER.
Half of the month is passed and earnings are whopping low 8.34% of the average month.
 RPD is also record low 44% of average RPD!!!
This is the biggest drop of revenue of all agencies of all the time.
Cant believe whats going on. Seams that only subscription buyers are on the boat now.  :o

This is the key. Dt must really be pushing hard in this area. I look for a change in policy coming soon, where subs are kept at a base and you don't earn more based on more downloads.

« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2014, 18:39 »
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DT never has been a big seller for me, but thoses days I got no sales at all ! They should lower the minimum payment request ... . I'll have to wait for a while to get a 100$ payment

« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2014, 19:00 »
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I look back in time.
I have earned more in 2006. in my 3rd month when I sign up there when my port had only 62 images... Only in first two months I earned less than whats happening now in 2014. with more than 1700 in port...
 :o

« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2014, 19:20 »
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This thread made me examine my stats more closely, and it seems you're right. The drop is much stronger than any "summer slowdown" I've experienced. According to Stockperformer, the stats are currently down with -12% (end of month prognosis).


 

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