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« Reply #125 on: March 11, 2024, 09:08 »
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I can also confirm the decline. I haven't much sales that before (around 15 sells / ~ 10 USD a week) but now been fallen behind (to 5 to 7 sells / ~ 4 - 5 USD) with a port of approx 1,300 AI images. Currently I try to reset the port and deleted all portraits (approx 500 images) and starting reuploading them with much better quality (AI upscaler). Gonna also try different keywords.

What I have noticed is that AI generated food and some niche content are much better selling than people images. Gonna also try some product / poster mockups, interior shots and skin / facial care / product advertising motifs.





« Reply #126 on: March 11, 2024, 09:32 »
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Hi,

I don't know what happened but in the last 10 - 14 days sales have dropped drastically. Is it just me? And my rank has fallen sharply..

 :-\

I don't see that.  How many photos do you have?  Are your bestsellers seasonal?  Maybe there are massive amount of AI food photos added to Adobe Stock recently.  I was generating a few food photos too although not approved yet.

I have more than 10k of which about 4k are AI.
It's very strange because sales have dropped sharply, as if someone "put me on pause"...
I will try to generate new content and not food and see what happens.
I don't have many seasonal images.
Thanks anyway for your reply.
 :)

No problem!!

« Reply #127 on: March 11, 2024, 11:26 »
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Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.

« Reply #128 on: March 11, 2024, 11:33 »
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It is spring break in the US, if you have a lot of content for that market you will feel it.

You feel any public holiday and general vacation time.

Should pick back up next week and work will continue until the start of the summer holiday season.

During the day I even feel the German lunch break, from 12:30 - 2:30pm. Then the US starts getting in at around 3:30 my time, that drops off by around 10 pm my time.

etc

« Reply #129 on: March 11, 2024, 11:43 »
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Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.

I think he makes up for it with exclusive Pond5 sales. How's your Pond5 sales blvdone? You must be earning at least 1,000 to 2,000 each month with your ports?

« Reply #130 on: March 11, 2024, 11:47 »
+1
Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.

I think he makes up for it with exclusive Pond5 sales. How's your Pond5 sales blvdone? You must be earning at least 1,000 to 2,000 each month with your ports?

I sincerely hope that it is much, much more for him.

His port is huge and he sets high quality prices.

It should be a full time production income at least.

« Reply #131 on: March 11, 2024, 12:00 »
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Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.

I think he makes up for it with exclusive Pond5 sales. How's your Pond5 sales blvdone? You must be earning at least 1,000 to 2,000 each month with your ports?

I sincerely hope that it is much, much more for him.

His port is huge and he sets high quality prices.

It should be a full time production income at least.

I might be inspired to go Pond5 exclusive if blvdone could show his results given how he feels his performance is poor on Adobe, it would be an inspiration to get a glimpse on his Pond5 success strategy.

« Reply #132 on: March 11, 2024, 12:10 »
+1
Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.

I think he makes up for it with exclusive Pond5 sales. How's your Pond5 sales blvdone? You must be earning at least 1,000 to 2,000 each month with your ports?

I sincerely hope that it is much, much more for him.

His port is huge and he sets high quality prices.

It should be a full time production income at least.

I might be inspired to go Pond5 exclusive if blvdone could show his results given how he feels his performance is poor on Adobe, it would be an inspiration to get a glimpse on his Pond5 success strategy.

all i've heard about p5 recently is sales have nosedived since the takeover.  i currently have $0 lifetime sales and have stopped uploading months ago.  i'd be surprised if it was different for exclusives though i'm sure a much larger port will still earn a few crumbs.

« Reply #133 on: March 11, 2024, 12:27 »
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Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.

Yeah, definitely I'm not an expert like you are.  I really suck despite doing stock videos since 2011.  I would love to learn from you!!!

« Reply #134 on: March 11, 2024, 12:37 »
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Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.


I think he makes up for it with exclusive Pond5 sales. How's your Pond5 sales blvdone? You must be earning at least 1,000 to 2,000 each month with your ports?

I had a BME on Pond5 in October 2022.  That was after Shutterstock takeover.  I had most of my Pond5 bestsellers at the time as exclusive.  Last year was difficult due to the industry wide slow down since May.  But the way Adobe Stock video sales were going down rapidly due to cheap video subs just like how Shutterstock video sales went down after their video sub introduction, I made a decision to delete all videos from Adobe Stock and go all in Pond5 Exclusive.  That's instant 50% royalty increase for non-exclusive clips I had on Pond5.  So, it's very possible I still would've made more money last year if I didn't delete all my videos from Adobe Stock, but I was happy not seeing those $2.80 video sub sales on Adobe Stock.  Instead, my RPD on Pond5 is still above $50 probably.  This year so far has been bad on Pond5 to be honest.  It's getting more and more difficult.  But Adobe Stock started giving out 4k clips for the same price as HD on video subs now.  So, I think I made the right decision to delete my videos early to preserve value of my products.  Some Pond5 Exclusive contributors who set their prices really high are surprisingly doing well. 

Check out this thread I posted on Pond5.

https://www.pond5.com/community?thread=246291911&page=1
« Last Edit: March 11, 2024, 13:41 by blvdone »

« Reply #135 on: March 11, 2024, 12:41 »
+1
Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.

I think he makes up for it with exclusive Pond5 sales. How's your Pond5 sales blvdone? You must be earning at least 1,000 to 2,000 each month with your ports?

I sincerely hope that it is much, much more for him.

His port is huge and he sets high quality prices.

It should be a full time production income at least.

I might be inspired to go Pond5 exclusive if blvdone could show his results given how he feels his performance is poor on Adobe, it would be an inspiration to get a glimpse on his Pond5 success strategy.

But some do well on Pond5 while others don't for some reason.  So, my move isn't for everybody.  It takes time for new clips to start selling on Pond5 compared to Adobe Stock or Shutterstock.

« Reply #136 on: March 11, 2024, 12:43 »
+2
Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.

Yeah, definitely I'm not an expert like you are.  I really suck despite doing stock videos since 2011.  I would love to learn from you!!!

you can sign up for my course, "i earned $10k a week doing stock for an hr in my spare time."  i'll PM you the link and a 10% off promo code, i'm sure it'll help.

« Reply #137 on: March 11, 2024, 13:07 »
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Hi,

I don't know what happened but in the last 10 - 14 days sales have dropped drastically. Is it just me? And my rank has fallen sharply..

 :-\

I don't see that.  How many photos do you have?  Are your bestsellers seasonal?  Maybe there are massive amount of AI food photos added to Adobe Stock recently.  I was generating a few food photos too although not approved yet.

I have more than 10k of which about 4k are AI.
It's very strange because sales have dropped sharply, as if someone "put me on pause"...
I will try to generate new content and not food and see what happens.
I don't have many seasonal images.
Thanks anyway for your reply.
 :)

I have very similar 10k photos port with 4k AI and 6k real photos, but sales have been consistent this year.  I don't think it's an industry-wide problem.

« Reply #138 on: March 11, 2024, 18:41 »
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again slowly rising

4120 files pos 3270

« Reply #139 on: March 12, 2024, 01:57 »
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Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.

agreed, you're not very good at this.  i've never seen anyone recommend deleting content to increase sales so i'm not surprised it's not working for you.


I think he makes up for it with exclusive Pond5 sales. How's your Pond5 sales blvdone? You must be earning at least 1,000 to 2,000 each month with your ports?

I had a BME on Pond5 in October 2022.  That was after Shutterstock takeover.  I had most of my Pond5 bestsellers at the time as exclusive.  Last year was difficult due to the industry wide slow down since May.  But the way Adobe Stock video sales were going down rapidly due to cheap video subs just like how Shutterstock video sales went down after their video sub introduction, I made a decision to delete all videos from Adobe Stock and go all in Pond5 Exclusive.  That's instant 50% royalty increase for non-exclusive clips I had on Pond5.  So, it's very possible I still would've made more money last year if I didn't delete all my videos from Adobe Stock, but I was happy not seeing those $2.80 video sub sales on Adobe Stock.  Instead, my RPD on Pond5 is still above $50 probably.  This year so far has been bad on Pond5 to be honest.  It's getting more and more difficult.  But Adobe Stock started giving out 4k clips for the same price as HD on video subs now.  So, I think I made the right decision to delete my videos early to preserve value of my products.  Some Pond5 Exclusive contributors who set their prices really high are surprisingly doing well. 

Check out this thread I posted on Pond5.

https://www.pond5.com/community?thread=246291911&page=1

I appreciate your honesty with your experiences and agree there is an industry wide slowdown - probably not surprising with global inflation and economies slowing etc. I've had a brief look at the thread you posted on Pond5 and will have a better read later.     

« Reply #140 on: March 12, 2024, 07:24 »
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I appreciate your honesty with your experiences and agree there is an industry wide slowdown - probably not surprising with global inflation and economies slowing etc. I've had a brief look at the thread you posted on Pond5 and will have a better read later.   

For clarity... it's actually massive theft of wealth through massive money printing under the guise of "saveukraine"/"convidpayments", etc... money printing (aka "inflation") is a way of "taxing" ppl without them reallly knowing it... if they make things 2x as expensive as before, they've essentially "stolen" 50% of people's wealth via money printing...

« Reply #141 on: March 12, 2024, 07:25 »
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« Reply #142 on: March 12, 2024, 07:33 »
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I appreciate your honesty with your experiences and agree there is an industry wide slowdown - probably not surprising with global inflation and economies slowing etc. I've had a brief look at the thread you posted on Pond5 and will have a better read later.   

For clarity... it's actually massive theft of wealth through massive money printing under the guise of "saveukraine"/"convidpayments", etc... money printing (aka "inflation") is a way of "taxing" ppl without them reallly knowing it... if they make things 2x as expensive as before, they've essentially "stolen" 50% of people's wealth via money printing...

Sure it is. It was always in history. Wealth inequality can only arise through robbery,  theft and exploitation. Today's financial system is completely decoupled from a productivity-influenced economy and has become nothing more than a financial casino.

« Reply #143 on: March 12, 2024, 07:47 »
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I appreciate your honesty with your experiences and agree there is an industry wide slowdown - probably not surprising with global inflation and economies slowing etc. I've had a brief look at the thread you posted on Pond5 and will have a better read later.   

For clarity... it's actually massive theft of wealth through massive money printing under the guise of "saveukraine"/"convidpayments", etc... money printing (aka "inflation") is a way of "taxing" ppl without them reallly knowing it... if they make things 2x as expensive as before, they've essentially "stolen" 50% of people's wealth via money printing...

Sure it is. It was always in history. Wealth inequality can only arise through robbery,  theft and exploitation. Today's financial system is completely decoupled from a productivity-influenced economy and has become nothing more than a financial casino.

Most people don't "get" that.

What "does" have value is "assets" though.

That is why "they" are purchasing land, massive amounts of it.

But your "digital assets" also have value. It's up to you to decide what nominal value you assign to it.

« Reply #144 on: March 12, 2024, 10:09 »
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Had a nice sales day yesterday and my ranking jumped above 1,200th.  Maybe I shouldn't quit stock photo.  Not making me a billionaire like it did for Jon Oringer, but helps me pay some bills.

« Reply #145 on: March 12, 2024, 11:24 »
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Your port is great. Just double it.

And your sales will still keep growing as more and more customers find and bookmark you.

Adobe can generate an income of thousands of dollars a month even for single artists.

You understand the customers really well, so your success is well deserved.

With 20k files I wouldn't be surprised if you make over 2k a moth just from Adobe.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2024, 11:44 by cobalt »

« Reply #146 on: March 12, 2024, 12:17 »
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« Reply #147 on: March 12, 2024, 12:29 »
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Your port is great. Just double it.

And your sales will still keep growing as more and more customers find and bookmark you.

Adobe can generate an income of thousands of dollars a month even for single artists.

You understand the customers really well, so your success is well deserved.

With 20k files I wouldn't be surprised if you make over 2k a moth just from Adobe.

Thanks!!  You're doing well for your 4k port size too!!

« Reply #148 on: March 12, 2024, 22:17 »
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1700 this week with 53 downloads per day (14 of various images, the rest is my one bestseller) and about 3k images
« Last Edit: March 12, 2024, 22:24 by Mifornia »

« Reply #149 on: March 12, 2024, 22:41 »
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that is great success for 3k files.

there are people with 20k ports that never reach that level.

i dropped today to 3410. but i sold two videos which added 50 dollars, so i am fine.

good to see videos pick up on adobe. it makes up for the slow sales on pond5.


 

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