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Title: How Was Your October?
Post by: Uncle Pete on November 01, 2017, 12:06
(https://s5.postimg.org/iziu07trb/train-wreck-how-were-sales.jpg)

 ;D

Actually my Oct. was pretty good, but that was a bunch of ODs and SOD on SS. While IS wiped thousands of my files in the new improved ESP version, because they were competing editorial with Getty. AdobeStock is climbing and steady. (or actually stock.adobe.com)
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Desintegrator on November 01, 2017, 12:52
Finally something good, best month in 2,5 years on Shutterstock, 2nd best ever. I don't have exact account of this data, but I'm pretty sure it was the highest RPD ever. $1.12 for only photos, $1,55 overall including video sales.

Fotolia, my 2nd earner, doing fine.

On other sites I don't really check monthly stats, just yearly...
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: derek on November 01, 2017, 13:33
Microstock total Adobe not bad. SS not all that!. DP. brilliant close to 4 figures. Traditional-agencies close to 6K they totally outshine Micro-stock! and I would probably do wise in deleting  some 6000 files from micro and shove them into the traditional agencies as RF's.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: pancaketom on November 01, 2017, 13:38
Amazingly my BME too beating Oct 2012, (unless you count the month I got a big payout for Veer's Dash for Cash)

Sadly it was mostly due to a number of big sales at Alamy, so probably not part of a trend. P5 and Canva also contributed nicely and Adobe had a decent showing. It was an ok month at SS for the new norm, but 1/3 of they heyday there and unlike in the past when it was reliably my highest earning site, it was #3 this month.

It was my BME for 4 different sites and none of the decent earners were super low.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: zebra007 on November 01, 2017, 14:11
The same as SEP :'(
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Brightontl on November 01, 2017, 14:55
Decent month, but nothing to write home about.
Adobe/Fotolia made all my income of this month in one crazy day with a deluge of 4k sales, absolutely nothing the rest of the month (I had the stupid idea of uploading photos there and it killed my sales)
Shutterstock was below par, but as always in these case, a huge day on the 31st put me exactly at my allocated monthly income
Pond 5 quite good
VB missing in action
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: akaza on November 01, 2017, 14:58
October was gooddd :)
istock BME, ss and adobe 2nd BME
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on November 01, 2017, 15:21
DP. brilliant close to 4 figures.

That's incredible.  I made $50, lol.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Zero Talent on November 01, 2017, 16:17
4 figures on SS, but below expectations.
Interesting to observe that SS is only accounting for 30% of my total revenue, down from more than 50%, not very long time ago.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Minsc on November 01, 2017, 17:30
SS - 2nd BME. A great month boosted by a number of large SODs.
Adobe Stock - BME. They have become my best earner and I'm loving the consistency. Though I do feel like I'm close to hitting my ceiling.
123RF - A good month. Still a big drop from earlier in the year.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Mantis on November 01, 2017, 18:17
4 figures on SS, but below expectations.
Interesting to observe that SS is only accounting for 30% of my total revenue, down from more than 50%, not very long time ago.


$.0000 or $0.000 or $00.00 or $000.0 or $0000? LOL just joking. But technically mine was five figures ;)
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Zero Talent on November 01, 2017, 21:34
4 figures on SS, but below expectations.
Interesting to observe that SS is only accounting for 30% of my total revenue, down from more than 50%, not very long time ago.


$.0000 or $0.000 or $00.00 or $000.0 or $0000? LOL just joking. But technically mine was five figures ;)

Funny! To use your numbering standard: 6 figures with 1 comma and 1 dot  :P

Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on November 01, 2017, 21:59
Best month of the year, second best month ever.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Artist on November 01, 2017, 22:49
it was my BME in SS, fotolia still the same.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: ITsME on November 01, 2017, 23:47
Worst month since 2015. Strange as all my other months have been much better than before.
Anyway, new month, new sales !
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Pauws99 on November 02, 2017, 01:28
A fairly mediocre month SS doing quite well but no big sales, fotolia suffering from periods of going AWOL RF123 coming back from the doldrums. For the first time in years big fat zero from Canstock. If Istock is in line then pretty average kind of month.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: derek on November 02, 2017, 01:53
DP. brilliant close to 4 figures.

That's incredible.  I made $50, lol.

You made 50 quid?? haha! are you serious and with your content?? so how many files have you got there? I been there since their start maybe that helps but yes they can also produce crappy days thats for sure.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Pauws99 on November 02, 2017, 01:56
DP. brilliant close to 4 figures.

That's incredible.  I made $50, lol.

You made 50 quid?? haha! are you serious and with your content?? so how many files have you got there? I been there since their start maybe that helps but yes they can also produce crappy days thats for sure.
You know who that is?
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: alijaber on November 02, 2017, 02:02
It was a BME due to very good sales at Pond5 (80% of total income)
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: derek on November 02, 2017, 02:47
DP. brilliant close to 4 figures.

That's incredible.  I made $50, lol.

You made 50 quid?? haha! are you serious and with your content?? so how many files have you got there? I been there since their start maybe that helps but yes they can also produce crappy days thats for sure.
You know who that is?

Yeah its Sean! known him since Bruce started Istock!! some 15 years back!  so??
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Pauws99 on November 02, 2017, 02:54
DP. brilliant close to 4 figures.

That's incredible.  I made $50, lol.
Misinterpreted your post whoops  ???
You made 50 quid?? haha! are you serious and with your content?? so how many files have you got there? I been there since their start maybe that helps but yes they can also produce crappy days thats for sure.
You know who that is?

Yeah its Sean! known him since Bruce started Istock!! some 15 years back!  so??
Misinterpreted your post whoops  ???
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Zero Talent on November 02, 2017, 04:23
DP. brilliant close to 4 figures.

That's incredible.  I made $50, lol.

Maybe he made 4 "Mantis" figures  ;)
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on November 02, 2017, 04:37
Pretty, pretty good
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: qunamax on November 02, 2017, 06:02
Tiny port, very good on SS, just a bit shy of excellent September. Even FT picked up a bit, since I have very sporadic sales there. 
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Brasilnut on November 02, 2017, 07:10
Below par, but still managed a somewhat reasonable 350 downloads from SS and AS picking up, especially with the passport composites I've been putting together.

Anyway, most of my best stuff going to my Stocksy application (all in).

Still pending sales report from Robert Harding...bunch of sales on there.

Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Mantis on November 02, 2017, 07:46
DP. brilliant close to 4 figures.

That's incredible.  I made $50, lol.

Maybe he made 4 "Mantis" figures  ;)

LOL good one.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: sgoodwin4813 on November 02, 2017, 08:04
Poor overall.  BS worst in five years, CS worst in two years.  SS, DP and 123 equal to what they averaged in 2012.  Alamy OK, Canva about 20% of what they were 1.5 years ago but still number 2 after SS.  DT and FT both above average.  This year I have been getting lots of runs on DT with the same buyer downloading 10-12 images of the same subject, often quite similar images - too bad they had all those years of rejecting similars because those seem to be what buyers want, at least on DT these days.  Don't usually get that many like that on other agencies.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on November 02, 2017, 08:13
SS had a very good month - buoyed by strong SODs. Best month since November 2015; best October since 2013 (November has always been my top month). Compared to either of those earlier months, the SODs this month were a lot higher - which is both good and bad news. The bad part is it shows how the other mainstays (subs and on demand) have weakened.

Adobe was a BME (but I've only been back there since mid-December last year, so that's not really a surprise). In spite of that it was half of SS, so there's still room for them to grow a bit.

DT was pathetic - just over half of October 2016 and 13% of October 2013 (and yes, I do mean just over one tenth of the earlier total).

Alamy had only two small sales - I was beginning to think I'd accidentally deleted my portfolio :)

I have only a handful of files left at iStock so nothing that happens there is meaningful (variations on tiny)
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: kjekol on November 02, 2017, 14:23
October was the best month ever for me. (FYI: started in 2011).
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: ShadySue on November 02, 2017, 17:07
About average in Alamy; apparently average (for this year!) #dls on iS (according to downloads YTD), but three weeks to know if I hit the jackpot or if my rpd continues to decrease.  ::)
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: jjneff on November 02, 2017, 17:19
For video SS-Strong, Pond5-Strong, VideoBlocks-Average, Adobe-Very Strong, Dissolve-weak, Getty-Don't Know

Not bad over all!
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Jogga0 on November 03, 2017, 03:32
Encouraging results at FT with BME 2 months in a row now. Pretty good at Canva and 123. SS and DT seem be on new consistently lower levels.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Open_ on November 03, 2017, 03:50
Fat zero for the first time at 123rf, what the fak is happening there. Everywhere else almost 4 figures each. bme.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Semmick Photo on November 03, 2017, 03:51
So everyone doing well on SS again as it seems. I am still 50% down on the months before my portfolio crashed. All other agencies are insignificant as well. Overall decline. But I am not adding any images, no time, no motivation.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: photorobot on November 03, 2017, 04:38
Same here, Semmick Photo. Strange failure with SS, AS, and IS in October. Perhaps it's due to an error transmitting rejection of the whole bunch of files.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Mantis on November 03, 2017, 08:14
So everyone doing well on SS again as it seems. I am still 50% down on the months before my portfolio crashed. All other agencies are insignificant as well. Overall decline. But I am not adding any images, no time, no motivation.
No. $12 days with almost 5k assets is not good.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: angelawaye on November 03, 2017, 08:18
Nothing like last year for me. I'm down hundreds of dollars compared to last October 2016.

Glad everyone is doing well though. I just don't feel like it will ever return to the "8/10" acceptance days. They seem to accept anything and everything now. I can't compete.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: BlackJack on November 03, 2017, 08:20
BME 8)

But so far a bad start into november.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: niktol on November 03, 2017, 08:36
BME. October was always very good for me.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: sarah2 on November 04, 2017, 07:12
Mediocre.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: OM on November 06, 2017, 09:19
So everyone doing well on SS again as it seems. I am still 50% down on the months before my portfolio crashed. All other agencies are insignificant as well. Overall decline. But I am not adding any images, no time, no motivation.

Dreadful Oct for me. Barely scraped payout. Last time it was this bad was 5 years ago, except  then it was great because I'd only just started and had around 20% of current port.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: jonbull on November 06, 2017, 09:32
Microstock total Adobe not bad. SS not all that!. DP. brilliant close to 4 figures. Traditional-agencies close to 6K they totally outshine Micro-stock! and I would probably do wise in deleting  some 6000 files from micro and shove them into the traditional agencies as RF's.

4000 dollar in depositi photos...i stopped reading at this point.
not even if you show me the bill
. the rest come forward.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: jonbull on November 06, 2017, 09:35
till 16 superb months with 4 90 dale dollar and many other 15 and 45....then the dead and still going on in first week of november. sure it has to do with search engine and ss not customer. is not possible from days one to days two to disappear completely from seller radar...despite uploading quality content.
the problem is i still sold only my files who are in great position. everything new is buried.
personale i hope they will eliminate best and popular from search engine.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: increasingdifficulty on November 06, 2017, 09:36
Microstock total Adobe not bad. SS not all that!. DP. brilliant close to 4 figures. Traditional-agencies close to 6K they totally outshine Micro-stock! and I would probably do wise in deleting  some 6000 files from micro and shove them into the traditional agencies as RF's.

4000 dollar in depositi photos...i stopped reading at this point.
not even if you show me the bill
. the rest come forward.

"Close to 4 figures" = $900 something.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: MysteryShot on November 06, 2017, 12:33
As a noob October was "good" , absolutely no sales since November stuck at 32$  :-\
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: rogut on November 07, 2017, 07:30
Another noob with a reasonable October, but totally dead November. No sales at all for 5 days now :-(
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Mantis on November 07, 2017, 21:52
Microstock total Adobe not bad. SS not all that!. DP. brilliant close to 4 figures. Traditional-agencies close to 6K they totally outshine Micro-stock! and I would probably do wise in deleting  some 6000 files from micro and shove them into the traditional agencies as RF's.

4000 dollar in depositi photos...i stopped reading at this point.
not even if you show me the bill
. the rest come forward.

"Close to 4 figures" = $900 something.

Or $90.00 something :)
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: leaf on November 08, 2017, 01:49
So everyone doing well on SS again as it seems. I am still 50% down on the months before my portfolio crashed. All other agencies are insignificant as well. Overall decline. But I am not adding any images, no time, no motivation.

I can't say I did well on SS this month.  2014 was still my top year, and I have to go back to 2010 or earlier to match the earnings of last month.  Demotivating is how I would classify it.
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Chris Kelleher on November 08, 2017, 08:46
My 4th month into sell stock, my October was excellent with almost 250 downloads.  DT came in first, with SS and BS both performing nicely as well.  Sold lots of pumpkin pictures!  8)
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: Johnski2015 on November 09, 2017, 16:53
utter shag for me SS down again 50% for last three months running, the rest rubbish, iS may pull in a payout this month - seems to be the best performer for me ATM
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: BillMcQueen on November 20, 2017, 18:46
2 on SS, I've seen better times :/
Good news - at least I sold my apartment (https://tranio.com/usa/adt/1304130/) in Miami that couldn't be sold for 2 years haha
Title: Re: How Was Your October?
Post by: cristianstorto on November 21, 2017, 01:55
So far October was my best month ever