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« on: July 26, 2017, 01:14 »
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My July has been terrible for sale, the worst month for years. Yours?


« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 01:30 »
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Coming in about similar to last July some odd sales patterns though

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 01:42 »
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Micro-stock not very good but sort of saved by some good RM and RF sales. If August dont show better results in micro I will probably leave micro for good. The RM/RF agencies dont allow same stuff with micro and I would need my port, thats that really. :)

« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 01:58 »
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What Im seeing is mostly stagnation. But I didnt submit any new images except for one in the last 4 months so I dont really expect any increase..

My Shutterstock sales dropped by 30% overnight in November and since then, Im stuck in this new level, Im still in four figures monthly but it is tight.. July will be slightly better, thanks to two big SODs.

As for the smaller agencies, iStock still generates enough for a monthly payout, stagnating since last year when I removed almost half of my port there.
Dreamstime is about the same for me for the last six years... it takes two or three months to reach the payout, no increase, no decrease, no nothing..
My 123rf sales have been decreasing since I stopped adding new images.
My Adobe sales have been increasing since I stopped adding new images :D

« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 07:39 »
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Very bad July. I have seen a decrease since November 2016 as well, especially on Shutterstock. Uploading even more than before. Doesn't seem to make sense :(.
Looking for other venues to sell premium high quality images. What RM agencies do you recommend ?

PS: I know I should change my nickname here.

« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 09:44 »
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Me too :'( Bad in 6 years.

« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 11:00 »
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SS - bad
DT - bad
FT - ok

drd

« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 13:42 »
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My July has been terrible for sale, the worst month for years. Yours?

Tickstock says it has been his best month and year ever. BME .....BYE!

Chichikov

« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 02:42 »
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This has been a really bad month.

On Shutterstock I have had the worst month of these last 3 years with an earnings amount equal to 50% of my worst previous earnings amount of these last 3 years!!!!!
Even reading the figures i cannot believe it.
No one "Enhanced", لا شيء, nada, rien, nulla, ничего, 没什么

Fotolia has not been very satisfying too: 75% of my usual average.
(+ some extra rejections for "Lack of aesthetic or commercial appeal")

While Dreamstime and 123RF have shown a huge increment in sales but they are low earners and a "huge increment" is not really so "huge" compared to the earnings of the high earners.

Alamy: I prefer not to say

The rest: there is a rest?
« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 02:44 by Chichikov »

« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2017, 04:09 »
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July is my worst month after 9 years.

DT - below 300$ so far  :(  i miss my old days..  in july 2007  I have earned 355$ with only 30 illustrations online. but now I have 3000+ hi quality images and  still below 300$   :( :( :'(
shutterstock -  50% decrease
Fotolia - average
123 rf - 30% decrease

« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 05:12 »
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The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

ShadySue

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 05:22 »
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The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

IS for me for DLs is much the same as previous months this year, and about the same as July 2015*. Of course, it'll be another four weeks before I know how the RPD translates that into $$.

*Compared to previous years, that's nothing to write home about. I was hoping we may be bouncing back from the nadir, but from Jan-June stats, it turns out that a small selection of my pics is showing well in best match, whereas previous best-sellers have gone from best match and never sell, including one that for a while was averaging >1  day (that's good for me, small cheese for others, I know). At that time, it was in the top ten in best match for over a year on its main search term, and usually on the top line. Now that file is below 1000 in best match (I couldn't be bothered looking further back) and hasn't sold once this year.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 07:20 by ShadySue »

Chichikov

« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2017, 05:45 »
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The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

Karen, iStock sales for July* are not available now, as I know ;)

*see thread title
« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 05:47 by Chichikov »

ShadySue

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 05:51 »
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The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

Karen, iStock sales for July* are not available now, as I know ;)

*see thread title

Download numbers are available, but not money earned.

jonbull

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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2017, 06:38 »
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The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

Karen, iStock sales for July* are not available now, as I know ;)

*see thread title

Download numbers are available, but not money earned.

where?


ShadySue

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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2017, 06:45 »
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The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

Karen, iStock sales for July* are not available now, as I know ;)

*see thread title

Download numbers are available, but not money earned.

where?

Account management > Profile.

It is literally 'downloads year to date', but I've been recording them, so I know how many I've made this month.
After the bump earlier in the month, I understand it's now as accurate as any iS/Getty recording is likely to be.

Chichikov

« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2017, 07:27 »
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The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

Karen, iStock sales for July* are not available now, as I know ;)

*see thread title

Download numbers are available, but not money earned.

where?

Account management > Profile.

It is literally 'downloads year to date', but I've been recording them, so I know how many I've made this month.
After the bump earlier in the month, I understand it's now as accurate as any iS/Getty recording is likely to be.

Thank you ShadySue, I did not notice that.
So you have to record the number at the end of the month and then count the difference.
Was it so difficult for iStock to give the number of downloads from the beginning of each month? ? ? ? ?  >:(
But as now one sale amount can space from $0.02 to $100+ I am not sure that it is very useful.


ShadySue

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2017, 07:47 »
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C'mon - you surely don't think they're going to give us any USEFUL information. I'm not even sure that the information is accurate, and some of the stats they have chosen to provide are irrelevant as well as useless.

I did say above that although I know the dls, I don't know the $$.
But people in the July threads have been saying their dls are down massivly on other sites.
My dls ad $$ have been worse on iS than in year prior to 2015. It was a rapid downturn in 2015, then almost every month after that was, for me, the worse Jan, Feb, March etc since 2007 - but within that scenario my June was 1% up from last June and July is going to be in the same ballpark, depending on the next few days, for downloads.


jonbull

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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2017, 08:09 »
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The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

Karen, iStock sales for July* are not available now, as I know ;)

*see thread title

Download numbers are available, but not money earned.

where?

Account management > Profile.

It is literally 'downloads year to date', but I've been recording them, so I know how many I've made this month.
After the bump earlier in the month, I understand it's now as accurate as any iS/Getty recording is likely to be.

well my download year in profile account is much less than the total of download from the monthly sheet.
i don't know what is considered in that number but i cannot clearly have any indication from that stats.

ShadySue

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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2017, 09:41 »
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IME, very little balances with any other stat there. It's all smoke and mirrors.
With the way they are reporting subs, they could be indicated as selling today, but the actual calculation of the sale may not appear on the monthly chart until a few months down the line. But as they can roll over subs, I'm not sure when we ever get paid for someone who keeps renewing their subscription. AIUI, they work it out when the sub is over, though I think I did read something about what they do with a renewal.

I was talking about actual sales this month, which is what the title of this thread is about.

drd

« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2017, 10:13 »
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But as now one sale amount can space from $0.02 to $100+ I am not sure that it is very useful.

I am pretty much sure we will have to forgot about the $100+ sales with the introduction of the Premium Access.

« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2017, 11:50 »
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The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

Karen, iStock sales for July* are not available now, as I know ;)

*see thread title

Download numbers are available, but not money earned.

where?

Account management > Profile.

It is literally 'downloads year to date', but I've been recording them, so I know how many I've made this month.
After the bump earlier in the month, I understand it's now as accurate as any iS/Getty recording is likely to be.

well my download year in profile account is much less than the total of download from the monthly sheet.
i don't know what is considered in that number but i cannot clearly have any indication from that stats.

Yeah, my profile reports over 600 sales less than the combined monthly sales from the sales reports. I wouldn't be placing much weight on the figures in the profile.

ShadySue

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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2017, 12:00 »
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OK, don't read what I wrote.
In fact, the difference in my downloads year to date sum for June and my report was 2 (two).

Presumably you're selling many thousands per month for your difference to be so high. Fair enough.

Still, as it's unlikely that my reported sales for July will be less than my ytd numbers, it's still relevant for this thread, which most of the subsequent discussion has not been.

Bad Company

« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2017, 20:01 »
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This is my 7th July (Started the business in March 2011) and turn out to be my best July.  But I am a below average earner (only $3,500 USD for July) thus not a significant factor compared to some folks that make from $10,000 USD to $30,000 USD a month- those are the artists that truly show what the business is doing or not doing.

« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2017, 22:46 »
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FT - A small drop, but still going to be a good month.
SS - A surprisingly good month with some large sales early. 3rd best month of the year.
123RF - A decent size drop. I think it'll recover nicely next month.
DT -  Barely any activity.
IS - If this month is any indication, it should be decent next month.

I expected worse from July, since was always my worst month of the year and it didn't turn out so bad. I think next month should be better overall.


 

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