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« on: May 14, 2019, 06:19 »
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Sales have drop a lot for me since may 1th. I used to have 10 minimum sales a day and now I have three days with 0 sales ! The end of fotolia maybe ? Anyone experiencing the same drop ?


« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 07:12 »
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Sales have drop a lot for me since may 1th. I used to have 10 minimum sales a day and now I have three days with 0 sales ! The end of fotolia maybe ? Anyone experiencing the same drop ?

Yes. Only one footage sale in the last 3 weeks and mainly low value sales. The first 4 months of the year have been good so hopefully it will improve in the second half of May... otherwise with its current form it will result in $200 less than May last year, $190 down from last month and $480 down on March this year. AS is normally way ahead of SS but for the 1st time in 3-4 years, they are comfortably ahead.

Could well be the closing of FT. As with DPC, when that closed there was a sizeable reduction in income then as a lot of the people did not transfer to AS. I'm hoping that won't happen here but so far, I'm not see any improvement in sales volume, just low sales value. When schemes/partnerships are closed and client options are reduced by AS, it seems to end up hurting us more as they still have the Software Subscriptions.

But, there is still half the month to go... so, things can change.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 07:14 by HalfFull »

« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 07:13 »
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 08:37 »
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Me, after closing "Fotolia", revenue dropped to almost zero :(

« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 08:55 »
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it's math...evry agency is doubling collection in less than a year...at this pace in 5 years will have  a billion file included hundred millions of video but as shown by financial data of ss in the last year the revenue is growing  practically zero...and royalty paid to contributor are practically any growth at all. in the long run this business is ended...any chance to earn enough to sustain work and family. unfortunately they destroyed everything  accepting everything together with instagram file free website and all and the future is completely black. i'm still going but not enough to justify the work done and resource invested. personally i'm moving all my quality production high end rf and rm agency. better sell few files at good price than hope to earn enough selling thousand of files every  month. 

« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 09:27 »
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it's math...evry agency is doubling collection in less than a year...at this pace in 5 years will have  a billion file included hundred millions of video but as shown by financial data of ss in the last year the revenue is growing  practically zero...and royalty paid to contributor are practically any growth at all. in the long run this business is ended...any chance to earn enough to sustain work and family. unfortunately they destroyed everything  accepting everything together with instagram file free website and all and the future is completely black. i'm still going but not enough to justify the work done and resource invested. personally i'm moving all my quality production high end rf and rm agency. better sell few files at good price than hope to earn enough selling thousand of files every  month.

To be fair, the above doesn't represent my experience as a whole and certainly not that of AS. May has started off badly... that is all and hopefully things will turn around.

The last 6-12 months have shown increases in earnings against the previous year and overall, some of the best months earnings since 2013.

My only concern is they don't start squeezing all clients into minimal payment/subs packages as this really kills the smaller producers (less than 50k images). If you lose a $5 sale and they replace it with 10 $0.38 sales you gain in volume but over the course of a month, the $ return is going to be badly hit. I fear they're removing the number of options for clients to pay which will result in them going to other places that have a more flexible credit purchase options. I'm hoping I'm wrong on this, time will tell.

KeremGo3D

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 17:41 »
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Sales have drop a lot for me since may 1th. I used to have 10 minimum sales a day and now I have three days with 0 sales ! The end of fotolia maybe ? Anyone experiencing the same drop ?

Couldn't find your Adobe Stock portfolio but I saw your work on Shutterstock which are pretty cool! I wish you a LOT of sales!  8)

« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 18:24 »
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Sales have drop a lot for me since may 1th. I used to have 10 minimum sales a day and now I have three days with 0 sales ! The end of fotolia maybe ? Anyone experiencing the same drop ?

Couldn't find your Adobe Stock portfolio but I saw your work on Shutterstock which are pretty cool! I wish you a LOT of sales!  8)

I don't know how to put the link of my AdobeStock account in here haha ! Thanks you a lot for the good words about my work :)

« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 00:32 »
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AS is my best selling agency
But this month i had only one sale (small port, 350+ images), two weeks ago

I hope more sales will come soon

« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 04:12 »
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https://www.dpreview.com/news/7744137117/adobe-informs-users-that-using-old-versions-of-cc-apps-could-lead-to-lawsuits-from-third-parties


this is the scum company we are dealing with...please give us back fotolia!!
every company is desperate they need pay millions to greedy manager s that's why they fuck all customer or contributor...is a money jungle out there o the only way to survive is be like them.thse who still photos and resell and those who use fake software have all my sympathy.

« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 04:59 »
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YESSSS!!!

GIVE US BACK FOTOLIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

or better: Don't close the best selling system in microstock market!

... and go to hell with mass uploading, price dumping and new achievements like AS (which is a not more than a downgraded follower-agency of fotolia!), etc.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 07:26 by outdoorfreak »

« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 07:37 »
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This days I sell more on Depositphotos. I only have about 50% images on Deposit compare to Adobe. I am emerald on Adobe and green on Deposit :) Bad!

« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 07:47 »
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I  am experiencing the opposite of what other contributors report. My sales has double since begining of May  :) :) :)
Maybe is it because I was a Adobe contributor and never was a Fotolia direct contributor.

« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 07:56 »
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It's always the same ... posts of success are coming only from Newbies ... they don't know anything from former times and enjoying only the number of downloads and not the RPDs ... the real interesting numbers!
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 07:59 by outdoorfreak »

« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 08:10 »
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A bit off topic, I noticed that Fotolia login doesn't work anymore in Microstockr android app and that there's no Adobe option.

KeremGo3D

  • Illusionist - Dreamer - Menace To Society
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 09:36 »
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I  am experiencing the opposite of what other contributors report. My sales has double since begining of May  :) :) :)
Maybe is it because I was a Adobe contributor and never was a Fotolia direct contributor.

I'm new on Adobe Stock too... Started few months ago. Still think sales are very low to none there... Sad.

« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2019, 12:48 »
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Three weeks no sales, this is unusual for me.
Is there something happend?

Shutterstock is also slow for me.

« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2019, 12:49 »
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Three weeks no sales, this is unusual for me.
Is there something happend?

Shutterstock is also slow for me.

Yup.  I used to make $100+ a day on SS.  Yesterday I made $16.

ShadySue

« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2019, 13:36 »
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Three weeks no sales, this is unusual for me.
Is there something happend?

Shutterstock is also slow for me.

Yup.  I used to make $100+ a day on SS.  Yesterday I made $16.

Ah, see, the thing is, Sean: you need more diversity.  ::) ??? ::) :o

« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2019, 13:43 »
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Or rum.

« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2019, 14:11 »
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Or rum.

Diverse rum perhaps? Bacardi, Captain Morgan and Demerera Dark?

This one might have stock contributors in mind:


« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2019, 14:32 »
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Strange, because my weekly position lost 500 places in just one day. So other contributors sell ok this days.

« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2019, 16:30 »
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After a slow start to the month things have picked up again. Not to March standards but reasonable if it continues as it is... I can here Mat saying..."Told ya so"  ::)

« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2019, 16:30 »
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Or rum.

I vote for rum. Or if not that, at least a good, strong bourbon.

« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2019, 17:05 »
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After $11 today, I could use the rum.  #marketcrash


 

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