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Semmick Photo

« on: March 01, 2015, 16:07 »
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Well, interesting month

123 fell back by 50% - poor month
PD 2nd best month
BS 2nd best month
SS 2nd best month - DLs are way down, but RPD is now over a dollar
Canva - 80% drop due to the fact they deleted a major chunk of my portfolio
CanStockPhoto - very average
FAA - back on track it seems - $200
500PX - $350
Own Site - 1 EL 50 euro

Overall DLs are down, but overall BME by $400

Feb was a good month, but the decrease of DLs has me worried. I do see my RPD is not going down across the board and some sites are up. Thats good.

Edit: why is B M coverted to best match. Its best month for me. IS acronyms are not be all end all.  :o


KB

« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 17:17 »
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Revenues down 13% from last Feb, and 35% from Feb 2013.

I think I'm doing better than Getty.  ::)

« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 18:50 »
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32% less downloads compared to Feb 2014, but rev is up by 31%.
Again, my income came largely from Stocksy (80%, up 95% over Jan '15, up 119% over Feb '14).
WME at FT - made less than in the month I started there. also revenue is down by 89% compared to last Feb. So - FT is close to being dead for me. SS and DT performed slightly below average.

SME

« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 03:17 »
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What is FAA?

« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 03:17 »
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My SS BME (around +50%) in DL but not in income, however still very good $. Surprised to see that result in Feb.
Alamy is quiet in sales after great Jan. Zooms more and more so hopefully it will change into $ asap.

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 08:31 »
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What is FAA?
found through Google:
Federal Aviation Administration

Semmick Photo

« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 08:41 »
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What is FAA?

found through Google:
Federal Aviation Administration
Well yes, but not in this instance.

Its Fine Art America

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/semmickphoto.html

« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 11:23 »
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With the exception of DT ..... disaster across the board, especially SS  :(

« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 12:02 »
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Fotolia - all time low - less than 20% of all time high! wow. Lower than DT. A few years back it was #1 earner... how dramatically things changed. Not sure if there is hope for that agency.

« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2015, 13:13 »
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SS was 1/3rd of last February - fewer DLs than I've had in a couple of years, but DT was very strong.
Alamy and FAA were okay and on Alamy my zooms are way up so that bodes well for a good spring. Also got a big payout from Crated.
My own site was strong, as were direct stock sales initiated via queries to publishers.
Have been uploading more to SS, but it's trending downward, though DT made up the slack - got a bunch of those $2 google sales, and several *high value (*for microstock - $8-15) credit sales along with a general increase in DLs. Traditional stock and print sales seem to be picking up, so feeling hopeful at the moment.

« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 14:33 »
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Wordplanet, good to read so positive words here! Thanks.

« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 14:39 »
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Usually I see a big increase from Jan. to Feb.  This year 2% decrease. DoubleUTF?  Down 11% on last Feb.  Only site improved from last year is FT.  As Adobe integrates them into products it may be even better.

« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 20:55 »
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For me February was a good but not outstanding month.
Some of my new uploads are performing well so I'm feeling reasonably optimistic.

« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 23:43 »
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earnings 30% lower than Feb 2014 however PP, subs etc still to come in to IS.
Estimate 20% down on 2014.

« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2015, 05:21 »
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I think most active  big contributors  surpass BME at least 10-15%, everybody is quiet.  8)

« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2015, 07:59 »
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I think most active  big contributors  surpass BME at least 10-15%, everybody is quiet.  8)

Most active older big contributors have hit the wall and are seeing diminishing returns. Most active talented newer contributors are seeing increases month on month as their uploads outpace agency growth and the fall in sales of older images, until they also hit the wall a few years down the line.

« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2015, 07:59 »
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A poor month pretty much everywhere.


ShadySue

« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2015, 08:18 »
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I think most active  big contributors  surpass BME at least 10-15%, everybody is quiet.  8)
I'm more interested in profit than turnover. Elsewhere I read someone saying if you make the effort to do more carefully planned shoots with multiple models, mua, hairdressers, special expensive 'obtain permission' sets etc you'd get sales. Later, when pushed, he admitted he was nowhere near breaking even and indeed might never do so.
I see no point in that. Unless I'm missing something, it's better to make $0 on a $0 cost shoot1 than $950 on a $1000 shoot.  (OK forget the actual figures, as shoot expenses would be a tax expense, so that figure would work out as a positive, but the principle stands.) Assuming that you aren't shooting for another commercial purpose and the micro shots are a side benefit, or can use the images as a portfolio to generate commercial commissions.

1 And better still not to waste the time.

« Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 08:20 by ShadySue »

« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2015, 10:08 »
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Comparing to january, I made less money on all agencies. SS was BME for downloads but less RPD.
Main difference was DT -80% after I opted out the google scam. Not that was much $$ before.

« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2015, 11:42 »
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 fotolia significantly down - rest average

« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2015, 10:36 »
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Feb 2015 compared to feb 2014

SS up 15%
Fot Status quo
DT Status quo

« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2015, 10:43 »
+1
3rd best month on SS
3rd best month on FT
2nd month without sales at Alamy  :'(
all others average

« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2015, 10:50 »
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I think most active  big contributors  surpass BME at least 10-15%, everybody is quiet.  8)

Most active older big contributors have hit the wall and are seeing diminishing returns. Most active talented newer contributors are seeing increases month on month as their uploads outpace agency growth and the fall in sales of older images, until they also hit the wall a few years down the line.

Exactly.  It's virtually impossible for any veterans with large portfolios that have traditionally sold well to grow their ports at the rate the agencies are growing their collections, so the WALL comes down on us all at some point.  I'm counting my blessings I'm only down a few percentage points vs year ago, even though my portfolio is a good deal larger.

« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2015, 14:44 »
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Nice to see February is beating January.

FEB15 compared to JAN15:

Portfolio: +2%
Earnings: +17%

SS +16%
FT +45%
DT +26%
123RF -21%
BS +12%

KB

« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2015, 17:28 »
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According to the current poll results, iStock exclusives are now earning only a little more than 50% above what independents are getting at SS alone.

And Fotolia is now firmly in the #2 position for independents, with iStock dropping to #3.

It's certainly a different world out there today.

(Edited for clarity)
« Last Edit: March 04, 2015, 20:02 by KB »


 

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