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« on: March 09, 2020, 09:28 »
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down 80% compared to last march...all around agency sales....don't know if it's coronavirus or my portfolio have been switched completely off...in adobe i have similar position as always but down 90% compared to february first 10 days....


« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 10:39 »
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Same here. And the opportunity to take advantage of this situation is also pretty much gone. Try to search "Coronavirus" on SS and it brings up more than 104,000 results. All the new images will be buried deep into their huge library of images and never be found by a search. Well, I'll just put my mask back on and wait for the brighter days to arrive.

« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 10:41 »
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So far I see no difference in sales and pond5 started to sell videos again.

I think when the virus fully hits most of Europe and the US, maybe around Mai - August, we will all see a major downturn in stock.

When companies simply have to close for a few weeks, because too many of their employees are in quarantine or even in hospital.

Also when people stop going to restaurants, Walt Disney closes, the Olympics are cancelled...life will become very quiet jntil they have a treatment. But that will take a few more months.

Until then...maybe invest in virus related images...

« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 10:54 »
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life will become very quiet

outdoors.

but indoors will be active as usual.
From bloggers to youtubers, from social to advertising
to whatever job can be done remotely from home,

electronic media will work as normal if not extra time.

(perhaps)

« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 12:49 »
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On the other hand since people can leave and still have work they will buy stock instead of shooting their own. Could be a boon for us.

« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2020, 13:23 »
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Maybe, but the fact is that all kinds of projects will be postponed, budgets will be cut or suspended. There is a huge recession coming.

But still, we are luckier than most. I have tons of files on my hard drives, if I cannot really travel or go out, I can easily spend a whole year at home processing all the stuff I havent uploaded and also upload to places that have very little content.

Just my stock market income...wont really be able to rely on that.

So better to save, build up cash...I am looking at all coming expenses to see what can be cut or delayed.

« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2020, 01:39 »
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In the last 2 or 3 weeks my sales are also ging down
Last month was my (photo) BME on Shutterstock and a very good month on AS
I guess, this month will be not so good

Let's hope Corona will be over soon and there will be no worldwide recession
And try to be happy with every single sale (nice to know that someone use your work) :)
« Last Edit: March 10, 2020, 01:42 by whosvegas »

« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 02:27 »
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I read in news that Coronavirus is worse "spread" because of the social media and forums.
Now I tend to agree with this opinion.

Yes it is dangerous. Yes we have to take precautions.

But I bet for sure that ports with medical related content and editorials around the matter sell good.

Don't be pessimistic. I didn't come here when NFL was live and some selled good to say,
oh, market is dead!  I have no no sales on American football.

 ::)

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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2020, 03:12 »
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Same here. And the opportunity to take advantage of this situation is also pretty much gone. Try to search "Coronavirus" on SS and it brings up more than 104,000 results. All the new images will be buried deep into their huge library of images and never be found by a search. Well, I'll just put my mask back on and wait for the brighter days to arrive.

My composites are selling regularly and they are quite average.

Also editorials of people wearing surgical masks out and about.

« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2020, 11:57 »
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This is so crazy, now I can't tell you the future but as of now you stand a better chance of dying of heart disease, car accident, weather related injuries, cancer and the list goes on. This is still a very minor virus at this point, you still have more to fear from the flu!!

« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2020, 12:06 »
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This is so crazy, now I can't tell you the future but as of now you stand a better chance of dying of heart disease, car accident, weather related injuries, cancer and the list goes on. This is still a very minor virus at this point, you still have more to fear from the flu!!

minor virus?

7% mortality...is minor? good luck

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2020, 12:17 »
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This is so crazy, now I can't tell you the future but as of now you stand a better chance of dying of heart disease, car accident, weather related injuries, cancer and the list goes on. This is still a very minor virus at this point, you still have more to fear from the flu!!

minor virus?

7% mortality...is minor? good luck

What's your source for that figure?


"What is the mortality rate of the new coronavirus?
It is probably about or a bit less than 1%. Much higher figures have been flying about, but the chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, is one of those who believes it will prove to be 1% or lower. The World Health Organizations director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, talked of 3.4%, but his figure was calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the number of officially confirmed cases. We know there are many more mild cases that do not get to hospital and are not being counted, which would bring the mortality rate significantly down.
Deaths are highest in the elderly, with very low rates among younger people, although medical staff who treat patients and get exposed to a lot of virus are thought to be more at risk. But even among the over-80s, 90% will recover."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/10/coronavirus-facts-mortality-rate-is-there-cure

also see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51674743
and https://abcnews.go.com/Health/early-mortality-rates-covid-19-misleading-experts/story?id=69477312
« Last Edit: March 10, 2020, 12:20 by ShadySue »

« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2020, 12:20 »
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This is so crazy, now I can't tell you the future but as of now you stand a better chance of dying of heart disease, car accident, weather related injuries, cancer and the list goes on. This is still a very minor virus at this point, you still have more to fear from the flu!!

minor virus?

7% mortality...is minor? good luck

What's your source for that figure?
"What is the mortality rate of the new coronavirus?

It is probably about or a bit less than 1%. Much higher figures have been flying about, but the chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, is one of those who believes it will prove to be 1% or lower. The World Health Organizations director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, talked of 3.4%, but his figure was calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the number of officially confirmed cases. We know there are many more mild cases that do not get to hospital and are not being counted, which would bring the mortality rate significantly down.

Deaths are highest in the elderly, with very low rates among younger people, although medical staff who treat patients and get exposed to a lot of virus are thought to be more at risk. But even among the over-80s, 90% will recover."
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/10/coronavirus-facts-mortality-rate-is-there-cure

also see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51674743
and https://abcnews.go.com/Health/early-mortality-rates-covid-19-misleading-experts/story?id=69477312

italy where i live

7500 infecte 500 death,....near 10 %...

« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2020, 12:22 »
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3 4 5 6 % doesn't change a lot,it's super higher % of death.

« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2020, 12:27 »
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the big problem is not death toll...the problem is that normal flu is times less strong than this...most people even younger don't die but most needs treatment like artificial respiratory machine and intense therapyhy...is the flu spreads like a pandemic simply there will be too people that simply couldn't be saved because lack of intensive therapy bed in hospital...in italy already is clear that in case the situation will deteriorate old people will be sacrificed for younger, is not official but there will be nothing to do cause simply there will be no bed no respiratory machine bo anesthetist medic able to take care of all the people...that' why we cannot more go out of home....because is not about now is the fear to have millions of cases in 2 months, and the seath toll % will rise up because there will be no chance to hospitalize all the cases.

« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2020, 12:30 »
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This is so crazy, now I can't tell you the future but as of now you stand a better chance of dying of heart disease, car accident, weather related injuries, cancer and the list goes on. This is still a very minor virus at this point, you still have more to fear from the flu!!


flu hot millions of people with mortality near 0,05 % probably less...is not comparable at all..if in china didn't book all life and close people at home they would have probably millions of cars with hundreds thousand death...there are people of 40 years treated in intensive therapy in italy with artificial respiratory....

ShadySue

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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2020, 12:31 »
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This is so crazy, now I can't tell you the future but as of now you stand a better chance of dying of heart disease, car accident, weather related injuries, cancer and the list goes on. This is still a very minor virus at this point, you still have more to fear from the flu!!

minor virus?

7% mortality...is minor? good luck

What's your source for that figure?
"What is the mortality rate of the new coronavirus?

It is probably about or a bit less than 1%. Much higher figures have been flying about, but the chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, is one of those who believes it will prove to be 1% or lower. The World Health Organizations director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, talked of 3.4%, but his figure was calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the number of officially confirmed cases. We know there are many more mild cases that do not get to hospital and are not being counted, which would bring the mortality rate significantly down.

Deaths are highest in the elderly, with very low rates among younger people, although medical staff who treat patients and get exposed to a lot of virus are thought to be more at risk. But even among the over-80s, 90% will recover."
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/10/coronavirus-facts-mortality-rate-is-there-cure

also see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51674743
and https://abcnews.go.com/Health/early-mortality-rates-covid-19-misleading-experts/story?id=69477312

italy where i live

7500 infecte 500 death,....near 10 %...

They seem to be looking into why the death rate in Italy is so high: seems you have an aging population, but so do many other countries (e.g. us). 1% or 50% is no consolation if someone you know has died, I know.

Some more fact(?)-checking:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/10/can-face-mask-stop-coronavirus-covid-19-facts-checked


« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2020, 12:36 »
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This is so crazy, now I can't tell you the future but as of now you stand a better chance of dying of heart disease, car accident, weather related injuries, cancer and the list goes on. This is still a very minor virus at this point, you still have more to fear from the flu!!

minor virus?

7% mortality...is minor? good luck

What's your source for that figure?
"What is the mortality rate of the new coronavirus?

It is probably about or a bit less than 1%. Much higher figures have been flying about, but the chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, is one of those who believes it will prove to be 1% or lower. The World Health Organizations director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, talked of 3.4%, but his figure was calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the number of officially confirmed cases. We know there are many more mild cases that do not get to hospital and are not being counted, which would bring the mortality rate significantly down.

Deaths are highest in the elderly, with very low rates among younger people, although medical staff who treat patients and get exposed to a lot of virus are thought to be more at risk. But even among the over-80s, 90% will recover."
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/10/coronavirus-facts-mortality-rate-is-there-cure

also see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51674743
and https://abcnews.go.com/Health/early-mortality-rates-covid-19-misleading-experts/story?id=69477312

italy where i live

7500 infecte 500 death,....near 10 %...

They seem to be looking into why the death rate in Italy is so high: seems you have an aging population, but so do many other countries (e.g. us). 1% or 50% is no consolation if someone you know has died, I know.

Some more fact(?)-checking:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/10/can-face-mask-stop-coronavirus-covid-19-facts-checked

aging for sure but the problem is we didn't shut down everything like china the first week of virus....nsame error are doing all country included usa....next week will be the turn of usa to have thousand of people infected.

« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2020, 12:38 »
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in addiction most country don't do control like italy...in usa check of coronavirus cost 3000 dollar...in italy is free and soon as country will check their people the situation will be the same as in italy....in germany they are hiding stuff like in france but soon everything will be shut down...in usa too,.

« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2020, 12:43 »
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anyway for me sales have disappeared from ione day to another...adobe is completely zero for the last 5 days...ss number not much less but then only subs and some odd...maybe it's me but i doubt...most offices in europe are closing, is not a case that seems mostly sales in morning early or late at night.

ShadySue

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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2020, 12:47 »
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anyway for me sales have disappeared from ione day to another...adobe is completely zero for the last 5 days...ss number not much less but then only subs and some odd...maybe it's me but i doubt...most offices in europe are closing, is not a case that seems mostly sales in morning early or late at night.
On iS, my ytd 'increments' are averaging their usual-for-nowadays rate so far (but of course I won't know the rpd or total earned in March for another six weeks ...  ::) )
On Alamy I have no sales this month, but Jan and Feb were poor and much poorer: I think they're focussing more on Live News than general stock. Or whatever.  ::)
« Last Edit: March 10, 2020, 12:54 by ShadySue »

« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2020, 13:16 »
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My stocks are doing normal, if not a little better. 

« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2020, 14:49 »
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My stocks are doing normal, if not a little better.

Me too. If this is the trend, march will be my MBE, but it's too early to predict that.
I live in Italy...North Italy, you know, ground zero...but i'm optimistic, so please don't panic and act like wise people.

« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2020, 18:58 »
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So, in terms of results, it's normal for the moment, even a bit better than usual. If recession is coming, the drop won't be immediate, but it's a real threat on mid term.

In the meantime, Coronavirus boosts some topics in particular, explaining the increase in revenue. if you're shooting editorial, it's the moment to put for sales pictures of hospitals (the shots can be used when cases will be spotted in the precise location) and anything related to health, public transportation, Italy, Iran (this is working veeeery well), and anything that could be potentially related to the Covid-19 prevention and restrictions that could happen (schools that could be closed, public places, law enforcement, ambulances, etc.). Even things that are not directly related sell: I got a few shots I took a long time ago of mold removal suits, that are labled this way, but that look a bit like hazmat suits that are selling at the moment.

it may sound like a buzzard's business, but that's the way editorial works.

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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2020, 23:17 »
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This is so crazy, now I can't tell you the future but as of now you stand a better chance of dying of heart disease, car accident, weather related injuries, cancer and the list goes on. This is still a very minor virus at this point, you still have more to fear from the flu!!

The flu has been around for thousands of years and has spread to every corner of the world... this strain of Coronavirus hasn't. Yet. It's estimate that 700m to 1.4bn people got infected with swine flu in 2009. If the same amount of people get infected with Covid-19, and the mortality rate is 3.4%, then that means 24m to 48m are going to die before this is over... and it's still in the millions if it is 1%. Although panic isn't the best approach, I think it's a good idea to be concerned.


 

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