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« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2020, 04:09 »
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As I said earlier I thought Adobe was going to capitalize on the SS downer but nope! nothing! just plodding on as usual with bad sales all over! looks like game-over here as well!


« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2020, 05:31 »
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Here's my 2020 sales info on Adobe Stock. My portfolio size 1040 images and 28 videos.

Jan 14 downloads     RPD 0.73
Feb 22 downloads     RPD 0.45
Mar 12 downloads     RPD 2.20
Apr 14 downloads     RPD 0.71
May 14 downloads     RPD 0.91
Jun 25 downloads     RPD 0.87
Jul 20 downloads     RPD 1.13      
Aug 17 downloads     RPD 0.61

« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2020, 17:17 »
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I do not rely on any agency any more. After many years of doing stock, I am really not motivated to produce fresh images for the stock photo agencies, particularly if I have to pay a model or travel for stock. Following the iStock and SS fiasco, Adobe walks the very same route in my opinion. I left iStock as soon as they started their filthy game. I have disabled my SS portfolio as I do not want my images be sold for 10 cents.  I still upload to Adobe, Alamy, DT, DP, 123RF and Pond5 (images). Adobe started out with very good sales. It was promising. Today my sales at Adobe are down to about 40% of last year, and keep dropping, although I keep uploading fresh images on a regular weekly basis. My Alamy sales are very small, and DT, DP, 123RF are mediocre - takes me over a year to make a payout (DT in particular), whlile at Pond5 I am convinced I am wasting my time. No image sales at all.
Must mention that Shutterstock was my best earner from day one. At this place I had many best sellers over the years. Those SS bestsellers had very good sales at Fotollia also. When AdobeStock  bought FT, those SS best sellers were given no chance at Adobe Stock. Additionally the majority of my new images have no sales at all here. This is why I can not trust Adobe Stock.

I personally do not depend on Stock photo sales to make living of it.  I have been doing stock for fun, but I do expect to have some income enough to cover the costs involved in the making of the images.

JUST A NOTE: No matter what happens to the Stock industry, I will continue making pictures, as Photography has always been part of my life.

« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2020, 10:30 »
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in the last weeks, sales are coming back, even beter then previous months
:)

« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2020, 22:20 »
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in the last weeks, sales are coming back, even beter then previous months
:)
yep, sales ALWAYS increase after the summer doldrums

« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2020, 22:23 »
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As I said earlier I thought Adobe was going to capitalize on the SS downer but nope! nothing! just plodding on as usual with bad sales all over! looks like game-over here as well!

or, as some predicted, the SS disturbance was a non-event, with just a blip in their sales, so adobe was right to ignore it. instead sales over ALL sites continue their decline, partly due to the world wide economic decline due to covid19

« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2020, 00:45 »
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Extremely bad September too :(

Microstock is dead! (for me)


 

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