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Agency Based Discussion => iStockPhoto.com => Topic started by: m-studio on March 14, 2013, 09:38

Title: 30 days left
Post by: m-studio on March 14, 2013, 09:38
I don't know how it will be on the other side but worst that it's now it could not be..;)

14 of March->1000images/7dl :'(

;)
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: aspp on March 14, 2013, 10:03
14 of March->1000images/7dl/30$  :'(

14th is today - 7 dls so far today doesn't seem too bad. It's still only mid morning in New York. What would you expect ?
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: tickstock on March 14, 2013, 10:05
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Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: m-studio on March 14, 2013, 10:32
This month(until today 7dl) :'(

7dl a day would be great  8)
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: lisafx on March 14, 2013, 10:36
My sales are all over the place this month.  Monday was a decent day with 60+ DLs, and Wednesday was half of that.  Today looks to be even slower.  I wonder if they are messing with the best match again.  Usually I don't see such wild fluctuations. 
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: m-studio on March 14, 2013, 10:44
My sales are all over the place this month.  Monday was a decent day with 60+ DLs, and Wednesday was half of that.  Today looks to be even slower.  I wonder if they are messing with the best match again.  Usually I don't see such wild fluctuations.

Congratulations how big is your portfolio?


It seams that I'm a small fish... And I have to change something in my images.:/
Since new year it's not going anywhere for me.
best match it's shifted to older files..(this is what people says in IS forum)
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: mlwinphoto on March 14, 2013, 11:06
My sales are all over the place this month.  Monday was a decent day with 60+ DLs, and Wednesday was half of that.  Today looks to be even slower.  I wonder if they are messing with the best match again.  Usually I don't see such wild fluctuations.

Congratulations how bigg os your portfolio?


It seams that I'm a small fish... And I have to change something in my images.:/
Since new year it's not going anywhere for me.
best match it's shifted to older files..(this is what people says in IS forum)

Well, I'm a small fish also but up until mid-Dec I was happy with my results and the effort was worthwhile.  Lately my sales have come to a grinding halt and have now reached the point that I was doing better (at iStock) as an independent than I am doing now as an exclusive.  For me 'worthwhile' doesn't apply there any longer. 
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: m-studio on March 14, 2013, 11:31
My sales are all over the place this month.  Monday was a decent day with 60+ DLs, and Wednesday was half of that.  Today looks to be even slower.  I wonder if they are messing with the best match again.  Usually I don't see such wild fluctuations.

Congratulations how bigg os your portfolio?


It seams that I'm a small fish... And I have to change something in my images.:/
Since new year it's not going anywhere for me.
best match it's shifted to older files..(this is what people says in IS forum)

Well, I'm a small fish also but up until mid-Dec I was happy with my results and the effort was worthwhile.  Lately my sales have come to a grinding halt and have now reached the point that I was doing better (at iStock) as an independent than I am doing now as an exclusive.  For me 'worthwhile' doesn't apply there any longer.

That's actually my situation ...
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: ShadySue on March 14, 2013, 11:33
It definitely feels like the buyers have gone.  :( >:(
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: m-studio on March 14, 2013, 11:40
It's ironic that 10 min after my cancellation I've received this email:

Dear Exclusive Contributor,

One of our highest priorities for 2013 is making improvements for iS Exclusives. Some of you may remember a survey from last year–the feedback from that survey enabled us to make a number of general improvements.  It is time now to ask you directly as an exclusive contributor, what you think we should do to improve your iStock experience. We’ve got some ideas of our own and we are eager to set them in motion but we want to hear from you first. This is not a random questionnaire; it is a survey aimed at building an action plan dedicated to improving things for iS Exclusives.  So please consider taking 10-15 minutes of your time to complete this survey; we are listening!

too late...
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: vlad_the_imp on March 14, 2013, 11:41
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It definitely feels like the buyers have gone.
Yes, I haven't had any sales this year yet ;)
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: luissantos84 on March 14, 2013, 11:45
It's ironic that 10 min after my cancellation I've received this email:

Dear Exclusive Contributor,

One of our highest priorities for 2013 is making improvements for iS Exclusives. Some of you may remember a survey from last year–the feedback from that survey enabled us to make a number of general improvements.  It is time now to ask you directly as an exclusive contributor, what you think we should do to improve your iStock experience. We’ve got some ideas of our own and we are eager to set them in motion but we want to hear from you first. This is not a random questionnaire; it is a survey aimed at building an action plan dedicated to improving things for iS Exclusives.  So please consider taking 10-15 minutes of your time to complete this survey; we are listening!

too late...

do they have independent contributors? :o
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: tickstock on March 14, 2013, 11:47
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Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: ShadySue on March 14, 2013, 11:47
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It definitely feels like the buyers have gone.
Yes, I haven't had any sales this year yet ;)
I have, but a fraction of those at the glory days, not solely explainable by 'more competition'.
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: luissantos84 on March 14, 2013, 12:05
It's ironic that 10 min after my cancellation I've received this email:

Dear Exclusive Contributor,


One of our highest priorities for 2013 is making improvements for iS Exclusives. Some of you may remember a survey from last year–the feedback from that survey enabled us to make a number of general improvements.  It is time now to ask you directly as an exclusive contributor, what you think we should do to improve your iStock experience. We’ve got some ideas of our own and we are eager to set them in motion but we want to hear from you first. This is not a random questionnaire; it is a survey aimed at building an action plan dedicated to improving things for iS Exclusives.  So please consider taking 10-15 minutes of your time to complete this survey; we are listening!

too late...

do they have independent contributors? :o
Read the line before the one you made bold (Actually read pretty much any other line and you'll understand).   I'd have given you a negative but I don't want to get in trouble.   ;)

ahahah starting to like you ;D
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: Buzbuzzer on March 14, 2013, 13:22
Early sales were down this week, probably due to big snowfall in Europe.
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: lisafx on March 14, 2013, 15:31
My sales are all over the place this month.  Monday was a decent day with 60+ DLs, and Wednesday was half of that.  Today looks to be even slower.  I wonder if they are messing with the best match again.  Usually I don't see such wild fluctuations.

Congratulations how big is your portfolio?


No congratulations necessary.  Condolences would be more appropriate.  My port was at 7k, but after removing 1k in Feb I am down to 6k.  Still not enough to explain the extreme drop. 

Maybe they are just trying to give me more incentive to complete my exit? 
Title: Re: 30 days left
Post by: KB on March 14, 2013, 17:37
It's ironic that 10 min after my cancellation I've received this email:

Dear Exclusive Contributor,

One of our highest priorities for 2013 is making improvements for iS Exclusives. Some of you may remember a survey from last year–the feedback from that survey enabled us to make a number of general improvements. It is time now to ask you directly as an exclusive contributor, what you think we should do to improve your iStock experience. We’ve got some ideas of our own and we are eager to set them in motion but we want to hear from you first. This is not a random questionnaire; it is a survey aimed at building an action plan dedicated to improving things for iS Exclusives.  So please consider taking 10-15 minutes of your time to complete this survey; we are listening!

Strange. I do remember a survey last year, but for some reason I don't remember the "number of general improvements". It must be they were overshadowed by the number of general miscues and declines ... ?