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« on: December 15, 2017, 09:31 »
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Not a single sale for the month of December until now ... am I'm the only one? I only have 300 photos, but still ... it's my worst month since I started in May 2017.

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« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 09:35 by christiano »


« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 10:07 »
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290 photo. 3 sales. Usually I have 4-5 sales per month there.

« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 11:20 »
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Adobe stock is disaster. My average monthly earnings this year increased on all higher earning agencies (Canva, SS, iS), yet they dropped on Fotolia.

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 11:24 »
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really wish there was an opt-in or opt-out on this one!  I was earning 20-times more with just FT. This adobe thingy is for many a disaster!  even the DPC was better! pity.

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 11:44 »
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really wish there was an opt-in or opt-out on this one!  I was earning 20-times more with just FT. This adobe thingy is for many a disaster!  even the DPC was better! pity.

Yup and the constant drip of 0.29 credit sales is pathetic.

When Adobe first took over at least you could sales of 2 or 3 or 4 credits.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2017, 05:00 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 12:11 »
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My worst months were over the summer, from september it started growing again with november being BME on Fotolia. December started off good too. Also less than 300 photos.
Of course nowhere near SS and only touching the IS on better months.

« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 03:42 »
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Bad month for fotolia and SS both. Its been almost at a standstill over the last week or so

« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 04:00 »
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10000 videos, only 3 sales so far.

« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 04:57 »
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An average month for me on AS : 7 sales in 2 weeks for a portfolio of 284 photos.

Unfortunetly, RPD is low : $0,62. But RPD is better than on SS, IS and DS.

« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 12:07 »
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Last week was solid, approx $400 with $180 on one day. This week, opposite, struggling to get over $180... for the week.

Before and just after Adobe took over, FT was on fire but now... very unstable sales and nothing like it was. New files always sold easily there but now they seem to take a while (if at all) to find their feet. SS used to be like that but, of late, new files selling well.

When FT has weeks like last week, then great... unfortunately, there are too many weeks like this one now  :(
 

« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2017, 21:15 »
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my worst month on fotolia and ss, started around mid november... on fotolia since 6 days no views and only one sale, usually around 2-4 sale per week. Maybe it's the season.

« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2017, 22:51 »
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A little too early for  the  extended weekends to start. Plus thats mostly the US, did the rest of the world stop buying as well?

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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 07:37 »
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I dont even bother signing in to Adobe anymore but go to fotolia!  even the Adobe forum is a mess with bad translations and everything.

« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 08:13 »
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appalling month ....work hard produce and then nothing...evrything disappeared in a second with the overflow of images from poor country like ukraine and russia. check food photography....christmas valentine....only russian contributor everywhere uploading the same stuff...all same composition...copying each other..yesterdy i found a contribute from russia with 16000 images of christmas!! stocksy had 22000 with christmas word. this girl has the same concept only. over and over. are not they bored about their life?
putting a cardboard with some christmas decoration and shoot the same stuff zillions of time at different angle?
i hope to be accepted by stocksy and offset, so i can dump this idiot market. better less upload but more satisfying.
totally useless.

i don't know if i will work anymore till 6 of january. i plan to add more holiday images but is totally useless.
i will only focus in my instagram and food travel blog, the only way to earn god money.
merry christmas to everybody out there.


« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 08:49 »
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Update : i sell 2 pics since my post
 
1- 0.60
2- 7.26 (my biggest sale!!!)


 

« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 08:55 »
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i will only focus in my instagram and food travel blog, the only way to earn god money.
merry christmas to everybody out there.

Question : i have 28K followers (no purchased followers!) on my active IG account related to travel... I tried to put some youtube links (i received around 300$/year from youtube) but it's very hard to make the followers click on your link... What is your strategy for making money with IG? For me, it does not work well because I have no products or services to sell ... 

« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2017, 09:00 »
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i will only focus in my instagram and food travel blog, the only way to earn god money.
merry christmas to everybody out there.

Question : i have 28K followers (no purchased followers!) on my active IG account related to travel... I tried to put some youtube links (i received around 300$/year from youtube) but it's very hard to make the followers click on your link... What is your strategy for making money with IG? For me, it does not work well because I have no products or services to sell ...

i'm still figuring out. my main instagram is to artistic to produce money, so i will add a second one with a more oriented commercial style, food and travel mostly,. the important are content. they need to attract brand. is not only about quality of images. you can have postcard style who attract more follower but less brand, or lifestyle. it's really difficult instagram. still am studying the business.

« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2017, 09:26 »
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this is the state of the art of micro stock

https://www.shutterstock.com/search?search_source=base_landing_page&language=en&searchterm=christmas+food&image_type=all

looks the first 5 page. i'm speechless. and i lose time uploading photo to this agency.

compare to serious for agency

http://www.stockfood.it/ricerca#!christmas
or stocksy or offset.


derek

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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2017, 10:22 »
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this is the state of the art of micro stock

https://www.shutterstock.com/search?search_source=base_landing_page&language=en&searchterm=christmas+food&image_type=all

looks the first 5 page. i'm speechless. and i lose time uploading photo to this agency.

compare to serious for agency

http://www.stockfood.it/ricerca#!christmas
or stocksy or offset.


My God! what a difference, jeez the food at SS llooks absolutely disgusting! pics are too close to each other and it becomes a mishmash!

Adobe have the same horrible layouts of christmas shots. Bloody awful!

« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2017, 10:41 »
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this is the state of the art of micro stock

https://www.shutterstock.com/search?search_source=base_landing_page&language=en&searchterm=christmas+food&image_type=all

looks the first 5 page. i'm speechless. and i lose time uploading photo to this agency.

compare to serious for agency

http://www.stockfood.it/ricerca#!christmas
or stocksy or offset.


My God! what a difference, jeez the food at SS llooks absolutely disgusting! pics are too close to each other and it becomes a mishmash!

Adobe have the same horrible layouts of christmas shots. Bloody awful!


i had big hope for my food photography considering the poor quality of it in ss, even the most popular look all illustration more than real food photos...even the best food photographer are so amateurish in micro stock, but even if you produce the most astonishing quality everything is buried by 10000 of toilet paper photos, mostly coming from thailand ukraine and russia,.
next year i will dampen microstosk forever, and focus only on rm and rf with offset and other agency. if not i will focus only on alamy. totally useless upload new files. i'm sure i will forever sell the same even with 10times files have now.

fritz

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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2017, 13:55 »
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201 dl in November, port size 3,776 videos and 13,495 images and illustrations!

derek

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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2017, 16:51 »
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201 dl in November, port size 3,776 videos and 13,495 images and illustrations!

Find that hard to believe!  with that sort of a port. Something is wrong!  have you asked them to check your account?

fritz

  • I love Tom and Jerry music

« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2017, 18:22 »
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201 dl in November, port size 3,776 videos and 13,495 images and illustrations!

Find that hard to believe!  with that sort of a port. Something is wrong!  have you asked them to check your account?
What do you mean?

« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2017, 13:57 »
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Not necessarily on topic, but ....

Canva has closed to within $.90 of AS this month, which is slightly surprising.

« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2017, 05:22 »
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So i guess with the holiday season on us this is as far as earnings for 2017 will go


 

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