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Agency Based Discussion => Adobe Stock => Topic started by: christiano on June 19, 2019, 08:23

Title: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: christiano on June 19, 2019, 08:23
no sales since 8 days... Usually, I have sales every day ... a trend or it's just me?
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: Uncle Pete on June 19, 2019, 09:09
no sales since 8 days... Usually, I have sales every day ... a trend or it's just me?

Summertime Slump is part of that, but looking, my SS sales are down 77%, vs 2018 or 2017, just for a comparison. Maybe it's not just AS?
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: Stockmaan on June 19, 2019, 09:17
no sales since 8 days... Usually, I have sales every day ... a trend or it's just me?

Summertime Slump is part of that, but looking, my SS sales are down 77%, vs 2018 or 2017, just for a comparison. Maybe it's not just AS?

Thank goodness my SS and other stocks compare to Adobe are better than last year.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: trucic on June 19, 2019, 11:05
In my case, sales on Adobe are always in waves... days of nothing and then huge wave of sales... some kind of rotation and right now I`m looking for that wave on horizon...
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: ShadySue on June 19, 2019, 12:45
https://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/what's-wrong-with-adobe-may-sales (https://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/what's-wrong-with-adobe-may-sales)
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: Dumc on June 20, 2019, 11:06
For me, Adobe is performing really good this year, with April my BME, almost double from what I usually earn, this month also very good, second best month this year. Completely different from what was last year which was disaster. As if someone clicked on some kind of switch and sales suddenly star to come in again.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: HalfFull on June 20, 2019, 13:12
For me, Adobe is performing really good this year, with April my BME, almost double from what I usually earn, this month also very good, second best month this year. Completely different from what was last year which was disaster. As if someone clicked on some kind of switch and sales suddenly star to come in again.

Same here. Most months show a good improvement over the same month in the previous year. But to be fair, that has been the case for most years bar one. They have always out performed SS for me.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: HalfFull on June 21, 2019, 06:10
Spoke too soon... volume and value seem to have gone off the edge of a cliff this week. Looks like I'm heading deep into that trough of the wave that was mentioned. Excellent start of the month though, but that looks like it is soon to be balanced out a bit.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: jonbull on June 21, 2019, 07:54
friday is an holiday?
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: marthamarks on June 21, 2019, 09:05
friday is an holiday?

Not in the US. I can't speak for other places.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: HalfFull on June 21, 2019, 09:20
friday is an holiday?

Not in the US. I can't speak for other places.

Didn't think it was... although sales today would say it is... everywhere! Best part way through the day here and I normally wake up to more earnings than I have now. About as busy as a quiet Sunday. It's almost like a switch has been flicked somewhere. Most odd.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: jonbull on June 21, 2019, 09:43
Worst than a sunday))
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: jonbull on June 21, 2019, 11:33
after a sale of 33 dollar yesterday i was sure 100% the day would have been a disaster and as always i was spot on...ss is so predictable it looks like having a salary fixed every monty...the rest unfortunately is not predictable but level of sales are far from ss. so better capped or not? at this point t least i know i have a fixed amount every month. not bad.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: cathyslife on June 21, 2019, 12:30
friday is an holiday?


But it is summer in the US, so lots of people go on holiday (vacation). IIRC summers are usually slow. Then sales start to pick back up for the winter holidays right around Sept.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: Dodie on June 22, 2019, 05:05
friday is an holiday?


But it is summer in the US, so lots of people go on holiday (vacation).

From what I know, it is summer all over the Northern Hemisphere but vacations don't always affect sales that much, at least not for everyone.
My AS sales were way down before summer started. Now it is worse than DP.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: Sammy the Cat on June 22, 2019, 16:10
friday is an holiday?


But it is summer in the US, so lots of people go on holiday (vacation). IIRC summers are usually slow. Then sales start to pick back up for the winter holidays right around Sept.

But it's winter in the southern hemisphere so no one goes on holiday :D
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: fotoroad on June 22, 2019, 17:44
friday is an holiday?


But it is summer in the US, so lots of people go on holiday (vacation). IIRC summers are usually slow. Then sales start to pick back up for the winter holidays right around Sept.
No, American people so not have 3 months vacation :(
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: trucic on June 22, 2019, 23:57
It`s quite right now, maybe because of summer... a bit earlier this year... I hope for that big wave soon...
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: rod-09 on June 25, 2019, 10:01
May and June I sold 3 videos only. Same as Storyblocks... Wich makes me really, really worried .  :-\
I have a 5K portfolio by the way...
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: Uncle Pete on June 27, 2019, 05:49
friday is an holiday?


But it is summer in the US, so lots of people go on holiday (vacation). IIRC summers are usually slow. Then sales start to pick back up for the winter holidays right around Sept.

Right, it's not a holiday but kids are out of school, people are out of college, families start taking vacations, businesses, many in the US, have a slower production schedule. USA isn't the end all for stock but a good percentage. It seems like June - Sept. is slower than some other periods. But of course we also have the after the holidays January, start of the year slump as well.

It's more like, there are some times when sales are good and more times when they aren't, but people want to think the good periods are the usual and the low is the unusual.

Things could be the opposite. = Most of the time we don't get much and sometimes we get good sales.  :(


Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: trucic on June 28, 2019, 00:38
It`s super slow, even for summer...
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: YadaYadaYada on July 08, 2019, 14:43
no sales since 8 days... Usually, I have sales every day ... a trend or it's just me?

Not just you.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: HalfFull on July 09, 2019, 04:14
no sales since 8 days... Usually, I have sales every day ... a trend or it's just me?

Not just you.

Same here, extremely slow this month, even after taking into account the 4th July etc. Hopefully there'll be an upturn soo.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: trucic on July 09, 2019, 06:45
... whole June and now July were silent... sporadic, lower sales are coming - slower on higher and footage side...
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: gnirtS on July 09, 2019, 17:51
My download *numbers* are steady the last few weeks.  But my download revenue is way way down below 50% of average.  2-3 weeks ago something happened and my steady revenue per download over many months dropped massively.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: pkphotos on July 09, 2019, 19:18
Adobe has been dead for me the last few weeks. Still not a big player in video sale IMO
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: dbvirago on July 09, 2019, 20:01
My May in Adobe was very good. June was worst month in a year. July on track to be worst month since 2015.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: HalfFull on July 10, 2019, 11:18
My download *numbers* are steady the last few weeks.  But my download revenue is way way down below 50% of average.  2-3 weeks ago something happened and my steady revenue per download over many months dropped massively.

I find it comes in waves... you either get a load of better value sales or nothing at all. I'm on the latter at the moment and feels like every sale is begrudged. Even more bizarre is that my 30 day rolling income this year is only 0.143% different to the same 30 days last year... consistent.

Edit... just to be fair, Adobe has consistently been better each month this year when compared to the same month last year. It has been a good year so far.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: RobM on July 18, 2019, 18:51
Same thing for me. I don't have a large portfolio but I usually sell several images a week. I haven't sold a SINGLE ONE since Fotolia went over to Adobe in May. Something is definitely off. Maybe a minor dip on SS but Adobe has been dead.
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: gnirtS on August 19, 2019, 05:15
For me something changed suddenly on the week of June 17th and income has dropped ever since.

Its fairly clear on the graph when something changed and the average dropped suddenly.  What seems to be the case is actual download *number* are constant or increasing but the actual earnings have dropped severely.

The big spikes after that are occasional video sales.  (The bizarre february bit is when they overpaid then adjusted so leaving a negative week)
Title: Re: something's wrong (sales)
Post by: HalfFull on August 19, 2019, 11:08
For me something changed suddenly on the week of June 17th and income has dropped ever since.

Its fairly clear on the graph when something changed and the average dropped suddenly.  What seems to be the case is actual download *number* are constant or increasing but the actual earnings have dropped severely.

The big spikes after that are occasional video sales.  (The bizarre february bit is when they overpaid then adjusted so leaving a negative week)

Similar thing happened to me at about that time. June finished well but mainly due to the start of the month. July was bad. August has been better but mainly due to a handful of footage sales but it has felt like there has been a slight improvement

When I looked at the FT site a week or so back, each image had a notice on it saying they were no longer taking new orders and that you had to go to AS (where the licence information per size is) but now you can buy images again through credits?!? Maybe they've changed their mind  ;D ;D