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CD123

« on: October 02, 2012, 18:34 »
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Starting to get closer to the end of the year, so I started taking stock (pardon the pun) of the targets I set myself for 2012. Seeing that this was my second year in stock photography I tried to double my amount of approved images. Was very difficult to calculate, as I dropped a few sites along the way and added a few others, so decided to just do site by site comparison with those I started with and still are fully contributing to.
Obviously the lower earning, standard 80-99% acceptance sites did well, but one would have expected that the higher earning sites, where I had much less images to  start of with, would also at least percentage wise kept up. On SS I have already reached my target, but then again, Fotolia stood out like a sore thumb. Only 27% growth so far. Obviously there had to be a change in policy or standard (well at least as far as my type of images are concerned).
Have you experienced any site where your growth of you port this year did not live up to expectation and what do you ascribe it to?     :-\


« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 02:09 »
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Panther Media pain to process images plus they are rejecting everything at the moment very low on my list of priorities!!!!!

Fotolia good for me depends on type of image I think

« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 04:09 »
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I don't count DP and GLO as I've been there only 1,5 years, but here's my growth table for the other sites for 2012 compared to 2011 YTD :
DST   -10%
FT    -2%
BGS   +2%
IS   +9%
SS   +10%
CAN  +27%
132RF   +42%
Image port growth was about 18% from Oct 2011 till today.  Must say that I'm surprised to see the 10% for SS, as the number of downloads is steadily going down there.

CD123

« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 06:15 »
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Panther Media pain to process images plus they are rejecting everything at the moment very low on my list of priorities!!!!!

Fotolia good for me depends on type of image I think

Panther was one that I stopped uploading to (low sales and acceptance and weird acceptances=those the other sites did not want), just tried a few images I thought might sell to get me to payout recently, but they are still in the queue.

fritz

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 09:26 »
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DT

« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 10:59 »
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PantherMedia. No growth, hard to upload, rejections increased with no explantions of why. I just deleted my whole portfolio.

lisafx

« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 11:06 »
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If by "least growth" you also mean "most severe drop", then it would have to be Fotolia.  I'm down 91% on FT from last September. 

velocicarpo

« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 12:54 »
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If by "least growth" you also mean "most severe drop", then it would have to be Fotolia.  I'm down 91% on FT from last September.

I am so very sorry to hear that Lisa. I think the only way to get motivated in times like this is to appreciate what we still have and don`t mind too much about the losses we experience. I know so many people who would be happy if they would _just_ have a drop of e.g. 40% of income but lost their jobs and all of it...I?m not from the states anyway, don`t know how it is there...

« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 13:51 »
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If by "least growth" you also mean "most severe drop", then it would have to be Fotolia.  I'm down 91% on FT from last September.
Are you still uploading there Lisa? I would be 90% down as well if it wasn't for images uploaded in the last 6 months.  It seems to me that they pick one image out of each batch I submit and put that one up in the search.  These images get multiple sales daily for a few months and then seem to die down again.  Hardly anything except for the 'chosen' image sells.   7 out of 10 of my sales are from these images.
ETA I'm still 70% down from a couple of years ago but this year has not dropped so drastically
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« Last Edit: October 03, 2012, 13:55 by fotografer »

tab62

« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 14:15 »
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would mostphotos fall into the same boat as Pantermedia?

ShadySue

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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 14:27 »
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If by "least growth" you also mean "most severe drop", then it would have to be Fotolia.  I'm down 91% on FT from last September.
Sh*t, Lisa, you're losing out in different sites. It's certainly not the quality of your work.

CD123

« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 14:40 »
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If by "least growth" you also mean "most severe drop", then it would have to be Fotolia.  I'm down 91% on FT from last September.
Talking about portfolio size and growth of it, so if it is down, you have been deleting some of your images? Or are you not referring to growth of port but growth compared to last year's growth?
« Last Edit: October 03, 2012, 14:42 by CD123 »

lisafx

« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2012, 14:41 »
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Are you still uploading there Lisa? I would be 90% down as well if it wasn't for images uploaded in the last 6 months.  It seems to me that they pick one image out of each batch I submit and put that one up in the search.  These images get multiple sales daily for a few months and then seem to die down again.  Hardly anything except for the 'chosen' image sells.   7 out of 10 of my sales are from these images.
ETA I'm still 70% down from a couple of years ago but this year has not dropped so drastically
.

Believe it or not, I have been uploading, and I have experienced what you are talking about.  One or two images per batch seems to take off and sell a few times a day.  But you may have hit on one of my problems.  I normally upload over 1k images a year, but this past year it's about half that.  You know how it is, real life happens. 

But FT is the only site where I've seen that sort of drop.  By comparison, Istock, with their nosedive, is down by half what FT is. 

Despite the same low uploads, SS and DT have held up well. 

lisafx

« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2012, 14:44 »
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If by "least growth" you also mean "most severe drop", then it would have to be Fotolia.  I'm down 91% on FT from last September.
Talking about portfolio size and growth of it, so if it is down, you have been deleting some of your images?

Nope.  Haven't deleted anything.  Just grew annually by around 500 pics rather than 1,000. 

Of course I do have the audacity to be making a high percentage, as an emerald, and Fotolia seems to have made a decision to hammer "expensive" contributors in the search over the past year. 

« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2012, 08:50 »
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Are you still uploading there Lisa? I would be 90% down as well if it wasn't for images uploaded in the last 6 months.  It seems to me that they pick one image out of each batch I submit and put that one up in the search.  These images get multiple sales daily for a few months and then seem to die down again.  Hardly anything except for the 'chosen' image sells.   7 out of 10 of my sales are from these images.
ETA I'm still 70% down from a couple of years ago but this year has not dropped so drastically
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.

Believe it or not, I have been uploading, and I have experienced what you are talking about.  One or two images per batch seems to take off and sell a few times a day.  But you may have hit on one of my problems.  I normally upload over 1k images a year, but this past year it's about half that.  You know how it is, real life happens. 

But FT is the only site where I've seen that sort of drop.  By comparison, Istock, with their nosedive, is down by half what FT is. 

Despite the same low uploads, SS and DT have held up well.
I've just looked at my last 20 dls and 16 of them come from 4 images


 

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