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« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2012, 06:13 »
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The economy is not in a bad state. Take a look at the stock indexes.
That's just printed money. Easy come, easy go. I'd rather look at the unemployment rates all over the world going up, debt both private and public sky rocketing ...


« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2012, 06:58 »
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Very bad for me,IS exclusive $1400 in Sept 2012,compare to $2800 in Sept. 2011

« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2012, 07:40 »
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Very bad for me,IS exclusive $1400 in Sept 2012,compare to $2800 in Sept. 2011

shocking !

« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2012, 11:52 »
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Very bad for me,IS exclusive $1400 in Sept 2012,compare to $2800 in Sept. 2011

shocking !

foreseeable...

RacePhoto

« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2012, 13:33 »
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The economy is not in a bad state. Take a look at the stock indexes.

That's just printed money. Easy come, easy go. I'd rather look at the unemployment rates all over the world going up, debt both private and public sky rocketing ...


Riots over financial conservation, countries on the verge of bankruptcy, France not making increases in budget and holding the line. I'd say, things are not too good. You are right, debt and unemployment are out of control.

Back OT

IS 
mostly Partner Sales and those are dropping

SS plugging right along, the whole year has been good. Each month beats the best of any previous individual month.

Alamy dormant, can't get anything to upload.

Farce list: FOAP, Fine Art America, Artbreak. (total waste of time so far)

CrapStock seems to be bubbling up from the bottom, maybe it will surface in November?

« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2012, 13:33 »
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Very bad here as well.
1,700$ before PP
down 10% from 09/2011
down 20% from last month

lisafx

« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2012, 13:34 »
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Sept. was WMY for me.  Down 8% from August.  This marks the first time in almost 8 years of microstock that Sept. was down from August.

Total is down 35% from last Sept.

October and Nov. are usually the best months of the year for me.  Hoping they pick up... 
« Last Edit: October 02, 2012, 13:36 by lisafx »

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« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2012, 13:49 »
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Same here. Even including foreseable earnings from Stockxpert and PP, September will probably be lower than August - never happened before.

Except SS slightly up, and Alamy up, all other sites are down from August. Not good.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2012, 13:53 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

ShadySue

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« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2012, 14:04 »
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iStock: Worst month for dls since July 2007. Worst month for $$ since May 2011.

Compared to Sept 2011: $$ down >26%; dls down >50%
Compared to Aug 2012:  $$ down   >5%; dls down c23%
2 good ELs in Sept meant the $$ weren't as low as the dls suggest, because neither last Sept or last month had any Els.
More ironically, the low dls combined with the good ELs to make the dire month of Sept 2012 my best ever for RPD, which illustrates why I've never thought RPD was very useful.

Alamy: 2 lowish value dls; disappointing.

October has started just as poorly. I need to work out a PlanB.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2012, 06:39 by ShadySue »

velocicarpo

« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2012, 14:15 »
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The economy is not in a bad state. Take a look at the stock indexes.

Wrong. Stock indexes do not reflect the healthiness of a economy. Currently you see in the US the third QE (Quantitative easing) and various "Rescue packages" in EU which basically means they throw huge amounts of cash into the markets in various ways. This is supposed to serve as a market stimulation but creates inflation on the other side: more money for the same amount of real products = inflation. All this money has to go somewhere, as said, as inflation by investments in food or gold, or as financial investments when the money flows into stock markets which are far above any _real_ value by now.

What the central banks in almost any part of the world generate right now are inflationary bubbles which may burst at any time and push coomodity prices to new highs. Therefore you see stock market prices rising.

velocicarpo

« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2012, 14:16 »
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« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2012, 15:01 »
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October has started just as poorly. I need to work out a PlanB.

Quit exclusivity....

« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2012, 15:28 »
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I see a few people experiencing revenue down turn compare to last September, how is your portfolio size compare to last year September?

ShadySue

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« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2012, 16:45 »
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I see a few people experiencing revenue down turn compare to last September, how is your portfolio size compare to last year September?

Sept 1st 2011: 2700 (exactly)
Sept 1st 2012: 3259.

Clearly not the 'right' 559 files uploaded: except that over there almost everyone is having a dreadful month, even if they do the usual American-style stock-y stuff.

« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2012, 18:23 »
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Sept. was WMY for me.  Down 8% from August.  This marks the first time in almost 8 years of microstock that Sept. was down from August.

Total is down 35% from last Sept.

October and Nov. are usually the best months of the year for me.  Hoping they pick up...

Exactly the same here. Unfortunately...

« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2012, 18:41 »
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iStock Exclusive: Worst download count since 2003. Income is a long way under the "Good Old Days".
« Last Edit: October 02, 2012, 18:45 by StanRohrer »

« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2012, 22:01 »
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I downloaded the (free) beta of StatsPlus to see what it had to say about my iStock September stats - in particular the supposedly missing cash sales.

It tells me that my downloads are actually 12% above the IS stats and $$ are 15% higher. Not enough to make it a good September but does raise it from disastrous to just rotten :)

This tool worked fine for me except where IS problems mess it up - all the past PP sales are reported with the current date, so if you try stats for today, you'll get really distorted totals (and unfortunately you can't turn the PP off).

I'm not sure, but I think that the cash is shown in the balance, but I have no idea how I'd track that.

Anyway just a thought for those having a cr#ppy month at IS to see if it perhaps isn't quite as bad as they thought. I wish IS would sort out they mess they've made of the site...


« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2012, 00:41 »
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iStock Exclusive: Worst download count since 2003. Income is a long way under the "Good Old Days".


thanks for posting the graph.  It paints a pretty clear picture of what's happening.

There seems to be quite a few people who had a poor month on iStock last month (including me) but there also must be quite a few who had a good month (according to the poll)
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?page=PollResults
« Last Edit: October 03, 2012, 00:43 by leaf »

« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2012, 02:12 »
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September was worse than August for me, but it was not the worst month of the year. SS was decent, FT and DT did ok (FT only compared to the rest of the year - my monthly income there is now less than 50% of what it was last year at this time). Had a BME in terms of dls at 123rf - but not in terms of income. Did not upload a single image to any agency this past month.

RT


« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2012, 04:07 »
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For me Dreamstime was the biggest drop, down over 30% from the same month last year in both download numbers and revenue.

« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2012, 04:43 »
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For me FT was the biggest drop and they used to be a great earner. However these last three days have been reasonably ok so I am considering uploading again.

ShadySue

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« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2012, 06:05 »
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iStock Exclusive: Worst download count since 2003. Income is a long way under the "Good Old Days".


thanks for posting the graph.  It paints a pretty clear picture of what's happening.

There seems to be quite a few people who had a poor month on iStock last month (including me) but there also must be quite a few who had a good month (according to the poll)
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?page=PollResults


That's interesting, as the September thread over there is almost universally appalling. I'm sure the number reporting stable or rising stats is in single figures, some of them newbies. Even some newbies are reporting huge falls.

As Sean has said elsewhere, even IF the stats are not reporting cash sales, it shouldn't make our credit stats fall: the cash sales should be (mostly) over and above credit sales to give us (and them) MORE cash.

The whole cash sales thing was apparently rushed in so quickly, it's not surprising that the IT bods couldn't check it rigorously enough. Why do they NEVER learn? I see no evidence of thought out medium-term planning.

« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2012, 06:21 »
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iStock Exclusive: Worst download count since 2003. Income is a long way under the "Good Old Days".

what are you waiting for? :o

« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2012, 07:14 »
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iStock: Worst month for dls since July 2007. Worst month for $$ since May 2011.

Compared to Sept 2011: $$ down >26%; dls down >50%
Compared to Aug 2012:  $$ down   >5%; dls down c23%
2 good ELs in Sept meant the $$ weren't as low as the dls suggest, because neither last Sept or last month had any Els.
More ironically, the low dls combined with the good ELs to make the dire month of Sept 2012 my best ever for RPD, which illustrates why I've never thought RPD was very useful.

Alamy: 2 lowish value dls; disappointing.

October has started just as poorly. I need to work out a PlanB.

Sorry to hear that. People are screaming BMEs everywhere? I doubt it. Not a cosolation but I really dont think too many independants here are doing all that much better.

« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2012, 09:18 »
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iStock: Worst month for dls since July 2007. Worst month for $$ since May 2011.

Compared to Sept 2011: $$ down >26%; dls down >50%
Compared to Aug 2012:  $$ down   >5%; dls down c23%
2 good ELs in Sept meant the $$ weren't as low as the dls suggest, because neither last Sept or last month had any Els.
More ironically, the low dls combined with the good ELs to make the dire month of Sept 2012 my best ever for RPD, which illustrates why I've never thought RPD was very useful.

Alamy: 2 lowish value dls; disappointing.

October has started just as poorly. I need to work out a PlanB.

Sorry to hear that. People are screaming BMEs everywhere? I doubt it. Not a cosolation but I really dont think too many independants here are doing all that much better.

I believe many independents here are doing well. the reason is simple: they don't rely only on one agency. If IS is goes down SS is up. Or like in my case last month... FT ( for a long period of time my second best earner) was down compared with July , DT was at + 250% compared with July, and that compensate....


 

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