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« on: April 21, 2014, 10:42 »
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Just wondering if anyone experiences a slow down in sales during April due to Spring Break and Easter? Or if April is a slow month for them in General?


Ron

« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 10:44 »
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Spring break will only have little effect as its an American school break, not a global thing either. Easter , yes.

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 12:28 »
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I have been doing stock photography for awhile now and this time last year I was still new with little sales. My sales these last few days have been like my December sales at Christmas till the new year. Then It picked back up so I am just wondering if there are certain times of the year that sales slow down like that and of course I am hoping that Easter is one of those!
« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 09:49 by pixel8 »

Ron

« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 12:36 »
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The last few days was Easter. Friday was Good Friday, today is Easter Monday.

Gino

« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 16:56 »
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I have been doing stock photography for awhile now and this time last year I was still new with little sales. My sales these last few days have been like my December sales at Christmas till the new year. Then It picked back up so I am just wondering if there are certain times of the year that sales slow down like that and of course I am hoping that Easter is one of those!

I am now making my entire living from stock photography so a slow down is freaking me out.

Same here. Friday and today down about 40%. My weekend dlds are the same as normal. But today is also crap like friday. Hope it pics up soon.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 17:08 by Gino »

« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 17:06 »
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That explains a complete drop in sales from Europe and slow elsewhere.  Hopefully it will pick up by the end of the week.

MxR

« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 17:18 »
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This Monday is like a Sunday... for me ...

stockphotoeurope

« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 17:22 »
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A number of holidays in Europe this week, definitely.

And next weeks too:

May, 1st: Labour Day in most European countries - and many other countries worldwide as well;

May, 5th: Early May Bank Holiday in UK;

plus, Liberation Day: April, 25th in Italy and Portugal (though unrelated); May, 8th in Czech Republic.

Then, holidays should be over for a while.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 17:50 by stockphotoeurope »

lisafx

« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 17:41 »
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A number of holidays in Europe this week, definitely.

And next weeks too:
May, 1st: Labour Day in most European countries - and many other countries worldwide as well;
May, 5th: Early May Bank Holiday in most of the UK (England, Wales and Scotland);
plus, Liberation Day: April, 25th in Italy and Portugal (though unrelated); May, 8th in Czech Republic.
Then, holidays should be over for a while.

Thanks for that list.  It will be good to know if/when there are slowdowns on those days. :-)

Shelma1

« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2014, 18:23 »
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A number of holidays in Europe this week, definitely.

And next weeks too:

May, 1st: Labour Day in most European countries - and many other countries worldwide as well;

May, 5th: Early May Bank Holiday in UK;

plus, Liberation Day: April, 25th in Italy and Portugal (though unrelated); May, 8th in Czech Republic.

Then, holidays should be over for a while.

 Monday, May 26: Memorial Day in the U.S. Kickoff of summer.

Goofy

« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2014, 18:27 »
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Here is good proof on this Europe holiday today-

20 sales on Shutter today and only 1 is from Europe all the rest are from the United States...

« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2014, 18:37 »
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I've had much fewer sales on Shutterstock this past week as well.

Ron

« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2014, 02:46 »
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Here is good proof on this Europe holiday today-

20 sales on Shutter today and only 1 is from Europe all the rest are from the United States...
Even though it was  EU bank holiday I had more sales from the EU then from US.

Edit: Could the person that voted me down let me know why he thinks this not true? Thanks.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 05:36 by Ron »

ogm

« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2014, 04:14 »
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Here are the holidays all over the world. It could be useful when you doubt!

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/

« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2014, 04:55 »
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Rest assured dear agencies and buyers - I will be working on 99.9% of those days.


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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2014, 08:15 »
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A number of holidays in Europe this week, definitely.

And next weeks too:

May, 1st: Labour Day in most European countries - and many other countries worldwide as well;

May, 5th: Early May Bank Holiday in UK;

plus, Liberation Day: April, 25th in Italy and Portugal (though unrelated); May, 8th in Czech Republic.

Then, holidays should be over for a while.

 Monday, May 26: Memorial Day in the U.S. Kickoff of summer.
May 11 Mothers Day

May 19 Victoria Day (Canada)

Graduation

And any weekend where anyone decides it is a Holiday.

If it is Friday it must be a Holiday

« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2014, 17:18 »
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Last week was a total blank for me, but today I started selling again in SS, IS, FT.


Goofy

« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2014, 20:03 »
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Spring Break Slow down? More like- "Spring Break BREAKDOWN!"  :-[



KB

« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2014, 22:51 »
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Monday was my third consecutive day without a sale on IS.

Except for my first few months back in '08, that had never happened to me before.

lisafx

« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2014, 22:57 »
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Monday was slow, but Tuesday seemed to be back to business as usual. 

« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2014, 23:52 »
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Monday was slow, but Tuesday seemed to be back to business as usual.

Carbon Copy That!

Ron

« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2014, 00:20 »
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Monday was slow, but Tuesday seemed to be back to business as usual.
Same here

Edit: Here is some proof again for the down voters. I am still not making stuff up :)
« Last Edit: April 23, 2014, 10:10 by Ron »

Shelma1

« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2014, 06:10 »
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Oddly, the week before last was slow for me at iStock, while last week was slow at Shutterstock. Both seem back to normal as of yesterday.

« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2014, 08:32 »
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A number of holidays in Europe this week, definitely.

And next weeks too:

May, 1st: Labour Day in most European countries - and many other countries worldwide as well;

May, 5th: Early May Bank Holiday in UK;

plus, Liberation Day: April, 25th in Italy and Portugal (though unrelated); May, 8th in Czech Republic.

Then, holidays should be over for a while.

 Monday, May 26: Memorial Day in the U.S. Kickoff of summer.
May 11 Mothers Day

May 19 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 is Ascension Day.

And both May 1st and May 22nd are Thursdays, so many people in Europe will take Friday off to have a long weekend twice in May this year.

« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2014, 14:55 »
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last two week sales was low, today SS exploded!, already best day ever. fotolia is good this mounth, dreamstime also.


 

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