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« on: December 20, 2009, 20:59 »
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I'd say the Christmas slump in downloads officially started Friday night, and boy are my numbers in freefall.

OK, I was expecting it, but it was still quite a drastic fall-off from the past Mon - Fri (Dec 14 - 18) which was my BWE.  My downloads for this weekend (Dec 19 - 20) are about one third of what my weekends have been lately.  I'm guessing that buyers were in a mad rush to complete projects this past week, buying a lot of images for things that had to be done by year's end.  And from now till sometime in January sales will be in freefall.

Is this what you're experiencing / theorizing right now?

(I started at microstock in Nov 08, so I've been through a Christmas slump before, but I guess since my port was so small and all my uploads were pretty fresh, I didn't notice such a pronounced fall in downloads.)


« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2009, 21:22 »
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happy holidays ;)

« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 23:48 »
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Yeah, schools in the USA are already on holiday.
Many people use the time to visit relatives or take time off to get in that last minute shopping.

Last year, I began getting downloads again on the 29th. Just an FYI.

So, just relax and enjoy the season, there's nothing that can be done about it anyway.

Happy holidays!  ;D


« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 02:49 »
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last year my graphs hit a high spot on the 22nd so I wouldn't be suprised if there will be a few more sales today and tomorrow.  My saturday was pretty good but yesterday was just a few crumbs.

Either way... happy holidays!

« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 03:24 »
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Fridays and Mondays seem to be poor in December, perhaps all those office Christmas parties and the Monday hangovers?  Tuesday and Wednesday might be OK this week, Thursday will be bad, as most men do their Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve :)

« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 06:44 »
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last year my graphs hit a high spot on the 22nd so I wouldn't be suprised if there will be a few more sales today and tomorrow.  My saturday was pretty good but yesterday was just a few crumbs.

Yeah, last year I had still good sales even on 23rd. Also Dec 29 & 30 were down but far from dead. With the holidays directly before the weekend I wouldn't expect these weeks to be too bad either.

But anyway happy holidays everyone.  ;D

« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2009, 09:22 »
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To be honest I'm surprised how sales have been remaining reasonably strong this year. I'm already 11% up on my total for Dec 2008 with 10 days of the month still to go and sales continuing to ticking up nicely, particularly at IS and DT.

steheap

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009, 12:14 »
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I thought my slowdown started on 1 December...., but today I got an ED on Shutterstock so that made me feel better. Nice picture of a cat!

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=40516696

Steve


 

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