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Have your sales been going up, down, or staying steady on Fotolia?

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32 (57.1%)
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16 (28.6%)
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8 (14.3%)

Total Members Voted: 50

Voting closed: December 06, 2008, 00:08

Author Topic: Fotolia sales? how have yours been lately?  (Read 12984 times)

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« on: November 26, 2008, 00:08 »
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I liked the IStock poll like this, and since my Fotolia sales have been rising like crazy since May, i wondered how everyone else was doing?

**i just realized this is in the wrong forum, can an admin please move it to the Fotolia section?  Sorry!***
« Last Edit: November 26, 2008, 01:05 by bcnewell »


AVAVA

« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 00:13 »
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 I am seeing strong sales at Fotolia. I expect when the peak drops at Shutterstock from my newest uploads that Fotolia will be my biggest returner per image. Sales are growing every day.

Best,
AVAVA

« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 00:42 »
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Fotolia is steady and rising..

« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 01:27 »
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Very slow for me.  Only 100 images (33% acceptance rate!) online and this month about half the sales of last month.  StockXpert running triple that rate with 150 images. fred

« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 04:05 »
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My sales have been quite good recently

« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008, 05:00 »
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Sales at Fotolia are going up every month while istock is going down. Fotolia is now my best agency. Maybe it's because I'm european.

« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 05:19 »
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Yes up for me too, helped with a few ELs.

Why is this poll in an iStock thread?

« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 07:00 »
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Sales have been inconsistent throughout the month with 3 ELs at the first part of the month and a slowdown at the end of the month but still will end up with BME. Very low acceptance rate and less than 200 photos there. Overall, sales have been improving almost every month.

« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2008, 07:18 »
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Fotolia has a steady groth since june and this month, it passed iStock and got to the 3rd place. It even beat my iStock's BME. Like 80% of the people here, iStock droped a lot this month (should be about 40-50% drop). My acceptance ratio at Fotolia is ver high too (~95%).

« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 07:31 »
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sales are pretty good at the moment.

lagereek

« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2008, 07:37 »
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Very good indead!  theyve really got it together.

CofkoCof

« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 08:44 »
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My sales on FT are all over the place. Had a BME by a margin in October, this month will be lower, something like September.

vonkara

« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 19:05 »
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My sales on FT are all over the place. Had a BME by a margin in October, this month will be lower, something like September.
Don't you have closed your account lately for opening one again... and saw a raise right after
« Last Edit: November 26, 2008, 19:12 by Vonkara »

CofkoCof

« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 19:24 »
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My sales on FT are all over the place. Had a BME by a margin in October, this month will be lower, something like September.
Don't you have closed your account lately for opening one again... and saw a raise right after
No, I didn't start a new account. Why would I?

vonkara

« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2008, 19:31 »
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My sales on FT are all over the place. Had a BME by a margin in October, this month will be lower, something like September.
Don't you have closed your account lately for opening one again... and saw a raise right after
No, I didn't start a new account. Why would I?
I read this somewhere on MSG around 3 months ago. I tought it was you. But it wasn't. I read to much things sometimes and forgot by who it was written

« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2008, 20:14 »
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Sales are skyrocketing at FT for me, rising every month. This month they are my highest earning site out of 7 - even beating SS. I don't know what's going on there, but I like it!

« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2008, 19:06 »
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most of my sales (as far as i can tell) are in the German market.  I guess their european site is doing most of the work at the moment.  The sales have been a nice surprise, Fotolia has actually been selling consistently better than IS or SS or DT for me over the last 5 months or so.

« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2008, 19:39 »
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Was more or less stable in the past 3 months, but down this month.  Well, most sites were down for me this month, only DT was stable.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2008, 04:09 »
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bme every month for about 4-5 months

« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2008, 09:40 »
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WME

Every month I upload more and more...

Logical with that, the number of views is growing (blue line).
But what's happening last month!?

« Last Edit: November 30, 2008, 19:35 by borg »

« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2008, 05:20 »
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Fotolia is going very well recently! Already become my second microstock site for earning! ;D

« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2008, 06:38 »
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mind have been increasing nicely lately

« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2008, 06:55 »
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Past two months have been very good for number of downloads, and since I've been able to increase starting price to 2 or 3 credits the earnings have been very good too.

« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2008, 07:21 »
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It has been my best earner by a large margin since May. Am really pleased with the performance there. Hope it keeps going this way.

AVAVA

« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2008, 11:21 »
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Mine are growing over time. Still to early to tell but if the growth continues they could be my #1 site. Lets hope so.

Best,
AVAVA

« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2008, 15:01 »
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Nothing special this month, except that subs now make 50% of my sales.  Awful.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2008, 18:35 »
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Pretty bad lately.  Also noticed my latest approved don't get any views.... --> no sales.

Patrick H.

CofkoCof

« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2008, 19:15 »
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Pretty bad lately.  Also noticed my latest approved don't get any views.... --> no sales.

Patrick H.
Same here. Great month in October, declining since then. Even views are down to about 40% for me.

« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2008, 04:13 »
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Pretty bad lately.  Also noticed my latest approved don't get any views.... --> no sales.

Patrick H.

The system doesn't seem to update the number of views in real time. If you go in to the file as if you're going to edit it then the number of views will update. It seems to take a few days for the view data to update.

« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2008, 06:30 »
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My views and sales were also way down starting in the middle of last month. This month FT is dead last of my 7 microstock agencies. Not sure what they changed and hope things improve.

« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2008, 08:36 »
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Sales have rocketed (mainly to Germany, as previously mentioned on here) however acceptance has plummeted.....a very frustrating situation! Me thinks me must try harder  ::)

« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2008, 13:17 »
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Good sales in November, a bit slower now.  As mentioned before most sales are in Germany and for me also in the Asian markets (China, Japan and India as far as I can tell from the names).  Also some extend licenses - very nice!
They also accepted almost everything I uploaded the last few weeks.  I am liking it more and more.

lagereek

« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2008, 05:38 »
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Said it before. Im pleasantly surprised! not only have their sales really skyrocketted but they also sell such a variety of stuff.

brillant!!  Christian

« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2008, 05:58 »
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There is nothing like waking up to an Extended License Sale after increasing EL prices significantly recently.
Fotolia is still my best earner. Interestingly enough, I haven't sold much Christmas pictures this year, but during Christmas season I sold a lot Easter pics.   :)

« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2008, 06:18 »
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There is nothing like waking up to an Extended License Sale after increasing EL prices significantly recently.
Fotolia is still my best earner. Interestingly enough, I haven't sold much Christmas pictures this year, but during Christmas season I sold a lot Easter pics.   :)

my easter pics have had a number sales last few weeks too :)

sales have been steadily increasing for 6 months. november was double june, my strongest growth of any agency.

« Last Edit: December 16, 2008, 15:26 by clearviewstock »

Xalanx

« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2008, 08:41 »
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S.....L.....O.....W..... dunno why. Fotolia has just become my worst earner this month so far, behind even 123RF where I sold several TIFFs in a row.

« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2008, 11:29 »
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Very, very S...L...O...W
Not only right now, but the whole month and even November.
Strange, something must have happened there.
Or maybe not.
Maybe it's just me.

lisafx

« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2008, 11:37 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?

« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2008, 19:09 »
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Sales at Fotolia for some reason in the last two months have increased a lot for me.

« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2008, 01:19 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?

Same here, and more than a third of my sales are one single image, out of a thousand. Actually, none of my last 300 sales were of images uploaded the last nine months.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2008, 01:21 by epixx »

« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2008, 08:28 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?
It is a first sign of overdose of Christmas  .. Will be better in January ... :P
« Last Edit: December 17, 2008, 09:18 by borg »

lisafx

« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2008, 09:43 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?
It is a first sign of overdose of Christmas  .. Will be better in January ... :P

I wish.  Although I expect sales in general to go down around Christmas time, I don't see why that would affect my ranking relative to other contributors. 

The ranking drop means some people are selling more compared to me... :(

« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2008, 09:55 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?
It is a first sign of overdose of Christmas  .. Will be better in January ... :P

I wish.  Although I expect sales in general to go down around Christmas time, I don't see why that would affect my ranking relative to other contributors. 

The ranking drop means some people are selling more compared to me... :(

My 7 days rank has dropped considerably in recent days, but my overall rank has stayed consistent. I think they must has tinkered with the search algorithm. I'm still doing well at Fotolia these days though, just not as good as I was doing in November.

CCK

« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2008, 11:46 »
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Mine has gone down to zero.

« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2008, 19:36 »
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Fotolia and IS are both competing for the last place (out of 8 sites). This must have something to do with search alghoritm - the number of views is pathetic (and almost no sales). If this continues in the New Year - then I will just collect the payout and forget about both of them.

AVAVA

« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2008, 12:28 »
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Or maybe it is the unique quality of work being uploaded these days.

AVAVA

Xalanx

« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2008, 13:31 »
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well since writing in this thread my sales started a shy 4-6 per day... maybe it's a good sign. No, I haven't uploaded anything in 2 weeks.

CofkoCof

« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2008, 20:12 »
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Or maybe it is the unique quality of work being uploaded these days.

AVAVA

Yep, look at this thread:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?topic=6616.0

« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2008, 20:14 »
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Way down. My ranking is also way down.

« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2009, 07:51 »
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Sales would have been boosted today by 75+ images but as my credit has expired (stolen) I will now be going elsewhere for my stock and pursuing a refund claim from Fotolia - which I know will not be forthcoming. 

Fotolia, for your information, this policy is commercial flawed and probably verging on illegal.

« Reply #50 on: December 30, 2009, 10:36 »
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FL is solid #3 for me for the last few months (after SS and IS); and in average it's growing lately comparing with the previous couple years (that were rather low and flat).

My December sales in FL is about the same as November.


 

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