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Semmick Photo

« on: April 01, 2015, 03:00 »
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Shutter - Disappointing (down from Feb 15 and even below Mar 14)
123RF - Normal (except for a remarkable 30% buyer referral)
Canstock - Back on track - normal but no growth
Photodune - Normal but no growth
Bigstock - Normal but no growth
Pond 5 - 1 First footage sale out of 40 videos
Canva - Back on track - normal
Direct Sales - Nothing
Fine Art America - Nothing

Very bleak month, quite disappointing. 47% down from BME.

Shutterstock just subs and ODDs and insignificant SODs. So without the big sales, SS is declining for me. Which is my biggest worry.


« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 04:10 »
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SS absolutely B M E. Subs + EL + OD + SoD... Earnings almost x2 from last highest score so far.

RB my second earner, Alamy third.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2015, 04:12 by Ariene »

ShadySue

« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 07:39 »
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iStock (credits only): Compared to Feb 2015, dls +50%, $$ +52%
In fact, with credit sales only, March beat Jan and Feb's all-in totals.
But March 2015 was my worst March since 2007, my third full month uploading to iS.
Compared to March 2014 credit sales: dls -c35%, $$ -c20%.
Also, when the month was picking up nicely relative to the previous two months, suddenly only 3 dls from 25th - 31st. No wonder people think up conspiracy theories!

FAA: 2 sales, first this year.  :)
Alamy: 4 sales, average net $11.82  :'( Pretty pathetic.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2015, 09:22 by ShadySue »

« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 07:55 »
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SS: second best match (subs record and 3 EL)
DT: -50% of average (disappointing)
FT: Normal (some constant growing in the past 4-5 months)
IS: Growth of direct dlds (double fo January)
123RF: growing (more than average, but my best year was 2012)


« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2015, 08:01 »
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BME overall thanks to some big sales.  BMEs on SS (helped by video, including one for $105), DP (thanks to a nice EL) and Canva.  Canva actually beat BS and 123 this month, both for number of DLs and $$$.

DT good, others OK or at least near last year's average, except for BS, 123 and iS, which was way down - middle tier at best based on regular sales.  123 has continued to be weak.  Nothing on Alamy and not much on the other low earners.

No Free Lunch

« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 09:07 »
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Going on my 5th year and no "Wall" yet! After the first quarter of this year I am at 75% YTD gain (overall income) over last year!   ;D



ultimagina

« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2015, 10:46 »
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ShutterStock - BME both in terms of DL and $ => way to go, very pleased with the results!

No surprises from IS, FT, DT and 123, all within expectations

Alamy and FAA are slightly under expectations, but March was a good month, overall.

« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2015, 11:04 »
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Almost 50% off BME , but definitely BMY.  The standout was  FT where sales are showing nice growth, and biggest disappointment was Alamy.  A few sales there, but all very low value.

Interesting note:  Sales at GL are up since they stopped accepting new material.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2015, 11:06 by PixelBytes »

« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2015, 11:09 »
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GL sales up for me too!

« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2015, 11:09 »
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Just now hitting first full year of stock so comparisons with last year are pointless. February was abysmal for me so I'm comparing March to January of this year.

March 2015 vs. Jan 2015

SS: +200% (mostly due to videos sales)
IS: TBD with partner program reporting delays (credit sales down relative to Jan)
FT: +508%
123: -54%
DT: -79%
BS: -91% (I had an EL in Jan)
CS: +65%
Deposit: +7.5%
Pond5: +180%




Uncle Pete

« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2015, 11:37 »
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Darn and I thought it was just me.

SS jumped way up and IS the credit sales have beat the 2009-2010 numbers for the first time, since then. (which was when TS started)

Well, good news for all the people observing success and growth. Hope that spreads to many more.

« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2015, 13:50 »
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BME. (+ cca. 10%)

Still waiting for iStock's PP and subscriptions.

« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2015, 15:07 »
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BME on DT (up 40% from last March) and BME on my own site.
SS down 20% from last March but up 40% from February, so BMY overall on the micros.
Thanks to my own site and some other direct stock licenses, BME.
DT beat out SS and has been going up steadily of late.
First time ever since I started there in 2012 with no sales at all on iStock.

« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2015, 16:36 »
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not so great for me, only one worse month (last Nov) going back to 2011.  SS did ok, 123RF back on track after pathetic last month. P5 decent (for them), but overall rather disappointing.

I guess there will be a miniscule bump when I add in Istock and then the PP and whatever else shows up over the next month or so.

KB

« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2015, 17:25 »
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(iStock exclusive)

Another wonderful month on iStock, with credit sale revenues dropping 39% as compared to March 2014.

No Free Lunch

« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2015, 18:53 »
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(iStock exclusive)

Another wonderful month on iStock, with credit sale revenues dropping 39% as compared to March 2014.

Sounds like a good time to be come indie  8)


« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2015, 01:55 »
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Stable month - +2% over Feb, +7% over March14, however, -33%DLs compared to March14

Stocksy: stable, + 70% over March14, 75% of my stock income
SS: +10% over FEB, -45% over March14; 12%
DT: +3% over Feb, -46% over March14, 6%
FT: Recovered from WME in Feb a bit - +188% over Feb, but -51% over March14, 4%
Others: 2%


« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2015, 02:24 »
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SS - disappointing   :(  -30% compared with march 2014) but an increase compared with jan. and feb.

DT - good, I see a steady increase there in the last 4 months and on the 1st April I earned $52 in a single day a record for me there  ;D

FT - disappointing  :(  (3rd month in row with low sales) and FT falls under DT regarding my second earner after SS for the 3rd month in row.

Canstock - very good - steady increase there

123RF - average

Overall a good month due to the revenue made on Alamy past sales  ;)

DP - average

Alamy - good steady increase

« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2015, 03:28 »
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Shutter - a little lower than expected (usually March is the best month of the year) due to lack of ELs (only 2 compared to an average of 5)

Fotolia  - disappointing: down 15%

DT - slightly better, downward trend seems to be stopped

istock - surprisingly up 20%, but mainly due to 2 big ELs and PP, no change in regular DLs

veer - average

123 - disappointing: down 20%, a downward trend seems to establish

Pond5 - way below expectations, 2Dls in a month

Panther - still on a very low level, almost only subs

motsphotos - way down from previous months, almost only subs, too

Alamy - average, some DLs but not of high value

« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2015, 04:30 »
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(iStock exclusive)

Another wonderful month on iStock, with credit sale revenues dropping 39% as compared to March 2014.

Sounds like a good time to be come indie  8)

Yeah. Because God knows we need more competition.

« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2015, 06:11 »
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Another wonderful month on iStock, with credit sale revenues dropping 39% as compared to March 2014.

Sounds like a good time to be come indie  8)

this and the growing trend towards similar 'package deals' has me increasingly worried...
« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 08:20 by marquixHD »

« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2015, 06:22 »
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I looked through my Marches on shutter for the last couple of years.
Downloads are the same but revenue shows an increasing tendency.
March 2014 is very much the same as March 2015. But the general picture shows stagnating sales and increased RPI.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2015, 06:40 »
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March 2014 is very much the same as March 2015. But the general picture shows stagnating sales and increased RPI.
Yep, I am seeing that too on SS

Semmick Photo

« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2015, 06:41 »
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Welcome back Jens !  8)

« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2015, 06:44 »
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Thanks. Semmick.
The macro season has started, and there are new butterflies in circulization. Global warming immigrants.


 

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