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« on: September 28, 2020, 16:23 »
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Might anyone have any insight as to if royalties at DT have picked in the past few months overall? With all the change on people re-uploading and buyers moving around a bit was curious to hear any insights anyone might want to share? Thank You!


« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 17:57 »
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My Dreamstime graph looks like in the attached image.
- April 2020 was high because of 2 high sales
- June & August 2020 were very low
- September 2020 is better (the low summertime is over)

But so far I cannot see more sales then before... if you look at the graph it seems sales are going down, maybe because of more competitors now, who have moved to DT.

« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 22:49 »
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 seen a slight rise in $ over past few years w a significant rise in RPD due to more freq non-sub sales

gillian vann

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 02:22 »
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« Last Edit: September 29, 2020, 02:26 by gillian vann »

Chichikov

« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2020, 15:02 »
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Yes, 5%
While the sales have decreased 70%

« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2020, 16:49 »
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I have made more this month so far than last month - actually a few good sales in the first few days did that, which goes to show how poor sales are in general there. In general if I have a good RPD I have a better month there - and when it is low (mostly low subs) I do worse. That said I have noticed a number of the higher % sales - eg .38 instead of .35 and 2.20 instead of 2.00

Overall my lifetime earnings vs time looks like a bell curve.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 08:09 »
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Yes, 5%
While the sales have decreased 70%

Yeah, thanks, "we've given you a raise, but no sales."

Part of that is my fault for what I've uploaded there, but zero is zero. And the sad part is I made more downloads on WIRESTOCK from DT, than I did from DT on their own site? That's 9 for images that DT wouldn't accept.  ;D

Might anyone have any insight as to if royalties at DT have picked in the past few months overall? With all the change on people re-uploading and buyers moving around a bit was curious to hear any insights anyone might want to share? Thank You!

Did buyers really move around? Where's that information coming from? My take on the market being down and everywhere losing sales is the pandemic caused that.

Yes, you're right, I didn't just re-upload, recently, I started again in 2019 just because I thought I'd give DT a chance again. Now I wish I hadn't. Some people do well there, don't get me wrong. Just that waiting for $100 to claim my money, seems a bit high and could be risky. I've started uploading everything to Wirestock, only because they distribute to a bunch of lower income agencies, and I get the money when $35 accumulates, from the whole group, not just one of them.

What if DT shuts down? What happens to thousands of people who never reached $100 in the last year or two?

If people can't make $35 on SS how are they going to make $100 on DT. He should really consider changing that and maybe that would bring in more uploads?

More uploads, more newer material, more buyers for all of us.

« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2020, 02:33 »
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DT seems to be having a bit of an uptick for me. Ive always found just when I think its going to die it comes back with some decent sales...often my most niche or what some might consider my least commercial image

« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2020, 05:35 »
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2600 files, 36 USD, 2 years.

Dropping the small ones.

« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2020, 09:39 »
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Yes, some, but not all, sales give you 10% more.
But unfortunately the $0.03 isn't really making much of a difference. If you sell around 100 images on DT per month and with most sales being 0.35 subs, that's just an extra $3 per month. I don't want to be ungrateful. I am sure for big earners who sell 10.000+ images there each month it makes a decent difference in income, but for smaller earners not so much.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2020, 14:05 by Firn »


 

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