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« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2011, 06:58 »
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My Fotolia income has dropped from 300 to 400 dollars/mo to 150....200. This month has the potential to be the weakest month since January 2009.

So sad. It seems my avatar predicted even this...

Excellent avatar!  :D


« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2011, 07:00 »
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Big drop here too.  Making half what I normally make.

saniphoto

« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2011, 08:38 »
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Hmm, that's interesting. It seemed each of the top sites were growing steadily. Could that be the Fotolia's PhotoXpress site?

hmmm, maybe you are partially right, at least that would explain the growth in subscription that many, me included are experiencing lately.

« Reply #53 on: June 10, 2011, 09:57 »
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Hello,
Strange how you get so many downloads on fotolia. I have been with Fotolia since 2007 and sales were always terrible... It looks like the more i upload the less i get. 123rf.com is 10x better performer to me than fotolia, how is that possible?

Robertas.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2011, 10:00 by robisklp »

« Reply #54 on: June 10, 2011, 09:58 »
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I was increasing slowly until two months ago.. last month went down a little and maybe this one will be too but overall despite the cut I am happy there

Slovenian

« Reply #55 on: June 10, 2011, 16:30 »
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I just noticed the 4.3 precent drop for FT happening today on the poll results. It had a green arrow in the morning, I'm sure of it.

« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2011, 16:41 »
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I just noticed the 4.3 precent drop for Fotolia happening today on the poll results. It had a green arrow in the morning, I'm sure of it.

that is %? the other day asked about that, would love to know

Slovenian

« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2011, 17:29 »
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I just noticed the 4.3 precent drop for Fotolia happening today on the poll results. It had a green arrow in the morning, I'm sure of it.

that is %? the other day asked about that, would love to know

I thought it was :s . What is it then, some kind of mark, index/points?

« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2011, 17:51 »
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I just noticed the 4.3 precent drop for Fotolia happening today on the poll results. It had a green arrow in the morning, I'm sure of it.

that is %? the other day asked about that, would love to know

I thought it was :s . What is it then, some kind of mark, index/points?

the big numbers like the 4.3 must be the average of the earnings poll result.. and the other 0.0X might be the % of increase/decrease no?

« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2011, 18:32 »
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Fotolia has been better than ever the last few months. I thought it was because I finally hit Silver but maybe it is for other reasons?

« Reply #60 on: June 10, 2011, 18:54 »
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Fotolia has been better than ever the last few months. I thought it was because I finally hit Silver but maybe it is for other reasons?

I am dreaming of reaching it too but heck what is the reward? this year went from 28% to 23% and silver is 25% thats a joy!  ;D

rinderart

« Reply #61 on: June 10, 2011, 19:50 »
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Yes, Sliding a bit.

« Reply #62 on: June 10, 2011, 21:16 »
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I'm also emerald rank at Fotolia but I'm experiencing the opposite.
My sales at Fotolia have doubled in the past year to the point that Fotolia has surpassed Shutterstock as my # 1 earner most months. They are running neck and neck with Dreamstime my #3 earner.
Like everyone else I've have noticed that new images are hardly being downloaded with few views and that does worry me. Not quite sure what to make of it.

I agree with Robyn, it's not fun to shoot and upload new stuff, only to see it languish with few views and even fewer downloads!   :(

« Reply #63 on: June 10, 2011, 23:34 »
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So confusing the way they run their business.  I sell waaaayyyyy more subs than ppd.   Yet they sure don't act like a subscrption site.  Why the heck isn't new content selling? ? ?  Can't understand this strategy. 

lagereek

« Reply #64 on: June 11, 2011, 00:32 »
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All this trouble!  only beacause of a flick of a switch!  a best match change. Hard to believe and makes one realize how vulnerable and fragile this business really is.

« Reply #65 on: June 11, 2011, 02:29 »
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Things have returned to normal for the start of June for me.  Hope that lasts for the rest of the month.

lagereek

« Reply #66 on: June 11, 2011, 03:26 »
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Things have returned to normal for the start of June for me.  Hope that lasts for the rest of the month.

Nah, it wont,  somebody else will decide to do a change and BOBs your uncle, trouble and strifes and back to square one.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #67 on: June 11, 2011, 07:08 »
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Things have returned to normal for the start of June for me.  Hope that lasts for the rest of the month.

Keywords such as "normal" and "lasts" may not be used.

« Reply #68 on: June 11, 2011, 17:52 »
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123rf.com is 10x better performer to me than fotolia, how is that possible?
123RF is such a low performer to me that your results surprise me.

Slovenian

« Reply #69 on: June 11, 2011, 18:34 »
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123rf.com is 10x better performer to me than fotolia, how is that possible?
123RF is such a low performer to me that your results surprise me.

How does it compare to the rest? I'm curious to know, since I just dumped something like 138 photos over there (waiting to be reviewed though, but the acceptance should be 100% since they're all on the big 4)

TheSmilingAssassin

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« Reply #70 on: June 12, 2011, 01:45 »
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I want someone to attach lead weights to it so it could sink faster.

« Reply #71 on: June 12, 2011, 03:04 »
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123rf.com is 10x better performer to me than fotolia, how is that possible?
123RF is such a low performer to me that your results surprise me.

How does it compare to the rest? I'm curious to know, since I just dumped something like 138 photos over there (waiting to be reviewed though, but the acceptance should be 100% since they're all on the big 4)
Unless your photos are perfect for stock, you need to be thinking of thousands of uploads to see significant results with the smaller sites.

Slovenian

« Reply #72 on: June 12, 2011, 03:16 »
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123rf.com is 10x better performer to me than fotolia, how is that possible?
123RF is such a low performer to me that your results surprise me.

How does it compare to the rest? I'm curious to know, since I just dumped something like 138 photos over there (waiting to be reviewed though, but the acceptance should be 100% since they're all on the big 4)
Unless your photos are perfect for stock, you need to be thinking of thousands of uploads to see significant results with the smaller sites.

OK, so it this proofs to be the case in my case, I've just wasted my time, since all I have is 400+ shots ( I plan to make another 400+ by the end of the year)

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #73 on: June 12, 2011, 03:18 »
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Big 4 is subjective

My best earners are - in order:
1) Shutterstock
2) Fotolia
3) Istock=Dreamstime=123RF (all almost at the same level)

Just a few months ago it was:
1) Shutterstock
2) Istock
3) Fotolia
4) Dreamstime
5) 123RF

And especially - since I started to upload my entire port to all minor sites just a few months ago - the so called "Low Earners" are (cumulatively) earning me 5-6% of monthly total.

The only problem with Fotolia for me is that new files are not selling.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2011, 03:30 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #74 on: June 12, 2011, 03:23 »
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123rf.com is 10x better performer to me than fotolia, how is that possible?
123RF is such a low performer to me that your results surprise me.

How does it compare to the rest? I'm curious to know, since I just dumped something like 138 photos over there (waiting to be reviewed though, but the acceptance should be 100% since they're all on the big 4)
Unless your photos are perfect for stock, you need to be thinking of thousands of uploads to see significant results with the smaller sites.

OK, so it this proofs to be the case in my case, I've just wasted my time, since all I have is 400+ shots ( I plan to make another 400+ by the end of the year)
I just don't think it's worth having high expectations.  If you have patience, it's worth uploading now.  If you want to get a regular payout, wait until you have a bigger portfolio.


 

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