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« on: March 27, 2013, 09:52 »
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Just a quickie wondering if anyone has experienced really slow sales this month, so far im on a whopping 7 dollars for this month compared to my usual 30/40

not had a sale in over a week

really anoying when i'm 3 dollars from a payout!


« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 10:02 »
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My sales at DT aren't great, but they've been tracking at the same level the past few months.  March looks to be down 2.5% from February.  The trend for me is down at DT, but March isn't significantly worse.

« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 14:01 »
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No slowdown in DT sales for me, in fact the opposite, a very good month (I do illustrations).

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 14:17 »
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About average for me.  If anything, a bit better this month than last. 

« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 14:58 »
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My first up-swing in a year after a disasterous February and falling
sales throughout 2012. I do unique subject/landscape/outdoor etc.

« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 15:16 »
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Down 50%

WarrenPrice

« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 15:22 »
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As noted many times before -- sales seem to run in cycles.  Not sure about length of each cycle but 7-10 days has been suggested.
I'm in a down cycle.   :(

« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 15:22 »
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Just a quickie wondering if anyone has experienced really slow sales this month, so far im on a whopping 7 dollars for this month compared to my usual 30/40

not had a sale in over a week

really anoying when i'm 3 dollars from a payout!

The same situation for me. I was never very successful at dreamstime, but income used to be  steady. It was in 5th place for me in earnings....But last month was terrible for me - significant and sudden drop of sales. I have no idea why it happened. I've just uploaded some new illustrations and i'm hoping it will improve sales. One microstocker adviced me to create some images and upload it exclusively to dreamstime. Also he offered to put some images to their Free images section - he told me that could increase my portfolio exposure and earnings. Dreamstime is good agency, it has lots of potential (i heard from some microstockers that sometimes their monthly earnings are almost good there as in shutterstock), so i think it might be worth to try it.

« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 15:35 »
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No slowdown in DT sales for me, in fact the opposite, a very good month (I do illustrations).

I must say i envy Your success in Dreamstime ;) Seriously. Amazing number of sales and downloads per image. I'm working hard recently, but my results aren't good so far. I guess i'm doing something wrong :)

« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 15:44 »
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No slow-down for me. I'm on target for my best month since April 2012. Maybe they've been tweaking the search order?

« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 15:49 »
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Normal for me this month until today when sales have slowed right down.

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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2013, 21:47 »
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Sales are down for sure. I'm a little over a dollar from payout.  :P

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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2013, 21:50 »
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HUGE swings of good and bad weeks. Had a very poor start to the month, but the last week has made up for it, and am now a bit over average for the month.

« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2013, 03:18 »
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DT is fighting with 123rf for the last spot on my earnings list. And my sales on 123rf do not provide for a BME. It's that bad at the moment. Also FT - no sales for the past three days (with a 700+ port)

« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2013, 04:44 »
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HUGE swings of good and bad weeks. Had a very poor start to the month, but the last week has made up for it, and am now a bit over average for the month.
I find that DT is always like that.  I regularly have days where I sell 5 -10 times more than the day before.

michealo

« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2013, 04:57 »
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I often wonder with all the sales are sales recorded in real time, or do they get updated by stored procedures nightly weekly or by batch jobs. This would explain the swings from day to day and week to week

« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2013, 11:38 »
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It seems like every now and then I have a month with lots of non-sub sales.  Then it's back to a slow steady decline and an increasing percentage of subs.

Lately I've been thinking about dropping DT.  Reviews are so slow,  there are the 'categories', and the 'similars' policy, and the subscriptions,  that crazy 6-month lock-in.  My portfolio is small and the amount of money I make there isn't really significant to me.   

« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2013, 16:52 »
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still no sales in well over a week now, starting to get a bit worried, maybe i should stop uploading here for a while and put my time and effort into fotolia etc for a bit (where i  stil need to upload my whole port to!)

« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2013, 18:48 »
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still no sales in well over a week now, starting to get a bit worried, maybe i should stop uploading here for a while and put my time and effort into fotolia etc for a bit (where i  stil need to upload my whole port to!)
I wouldn't worry or consider stopping submissions. It is Easter weekend and Spring Break season in the US for the last couple of weeks. Sales have slowed down probably.

My last 20 illustrations have a grand total of 1 dl on DT. Some of them, maybe most, will end up being successful on DT, if past experience is any indication. It just takes time these days.

« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2013, 19:55 »
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Lots of sales there this month but nearly all subs. That hurts the rpd a lot. Especially now that higher level images only are .35 for subs. At least it improves the percentage I get for the rare credit sales. I might have a higher rpd at ss this month.

« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2013, 04:48 »
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still no sales in well over a week now, starting to get a bit worried, maybe i should stop uploading here for a while and put my time and effort into fotolia etc for a bit (where i  stil need to upload my whole port to!)
Not sure if FT is any better, they reject images which have been accepted at all other agencies for unknown reasons.

« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 17:23 »
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still no sales in well over a week now, starting to get a bit worried, maybe i should stop uploading here for a while and put my time and effort into fotolia etc for a bit (where i  stil need to upload my whole port to!)
Not sure if FT is any better, they reject images which have been accepted at all other agencies for unknown reasons.

cant be as bad as some of the shutterstock rejections haha

« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013, 18:08 »
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still no sales in well over a week now, starting to get a bit worried, maybe i should stop uploading here for a while and put my time and effort into fotolia etc for a bit (where i  stil need to upload my whole port to!)
Not sure if FT is any better, they reject images which have been accepted at all other agencies for unknown reasons.

cant be as bad as some of the shutterstock rejections haha

I hope you'll do better in FT than I do. My approval rate at FT for the last couple of months is 50%, comparing to 94% for SS and 100% for DT. Footage is even worse at 20% for FT and 100% for SS.
Good thing FT is my number two earner, otherwise I would've left already.


 

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