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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2012, 05:39 »
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I think that anybody waiting for an upsurge will be disappointed.

The only way to increase income is to
increase photos
improve quality
improve keywording
improve self promotion

Any improvement in the economy will only be a couple of percent. There is no way in my opion that improvement of the economy will offset factors

increased competition
reduced commission %
aging of your portfolio

Maybe I misunderstood the thread.  I thought it was about reasons that top agencies are showing drops in traffic, not about the performance (or not) of individual portfolios. 

While your suggestions are obvious if one wants to improve their position relative to other contributors, it doesn't really address why the sites as a whole are seeing a drop in sales/traffic.

Re-reading it looks like I was expanding the topic a little.
There was one comment that the downslide in global economy was the reason for the reduced traffic which generally links into how much we are earning.

My main point (although it appears slightly off topic) was don't hold your breath thinking when the economy picks up that we'll be rolling around in our money vaults like scrooge mcduck.





« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2012, 08:31 »
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I was convinced since about 2006 things are going in a very bad direction in terms of the whole economy and didn't really believe at the time this business will survive a day. I wish I understood sooner how wrong I was, maybe I would concentrate more on microstock and went full time 3 or 4 years earlier. 

lisafx

« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2012, 15:17 »
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My main point (although it appears slightly off topic) was don't hold your breath thinking when the economy picks up that we'll be rolling around in our money vaults like scrooge mcduck.

LOL!  Would be lovely if it happened, but I doubt too many people are that deluded :D

Microbius

« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2012, 01:11 »
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The economy is great for us now I think. Everyone's budgets are squeezed, so turning to micro. Lots of new small start ups because of the redundancies forcing people to go it alone; needing images for branding, websites and so on. It's all gravy  ;)

lisafx

« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2012, 12:14 »
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The economy is great for us now I think. Everyone's budgets are squeezed, so turning to micro. Lots of new small start ups because of the redundancies forcing people to go it alone; needing images for branding, websites and so on. It's all gravy  ;)
 

I think that most folks who were going to turn to micro did it in 2008-09 when the recession first hit.  Following sales trends on end-of-month threads,  and traffic trends on Alexa, Compete, etc., I don't see that happening now. 

rubyroo

« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2012, 12:17 »
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Surely a great way for agencies to increase revenues in tough times would be to go on a major campaign to educate people on copyright issues and chase infringers.   

velocicarpo

« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2012, 12:34 »
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Surely a great way for agencies to increase revenues in tough times would be to go on a major campaign to educate people on copyright issues and chase infringers.

Very cool Idea!

rubyroo

« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2012, 13:01 »
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Thanks  :)  There must be a lot of money out there that we and they are due and have never received. 


 

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