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« Reply #150 on: October 12, 2014, 02:48 »
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For me as indie IS is finally looking up. But SS is feeble.
Eggs and baskets....!


« Reply #151 on: October 12, 2014, 07:49 »
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After a slight uptick in the last fortnight of September, I've had 13dls in 11 days. I'm pretty sure only my very first fortnight on iS had fewer dls, and that was the last two weeks in December 2006.
I surely hope it's true that we're going to keep the 'adjustment', which for me is more than I've earned this month so far.
I had a dreadful start to the month too. Average one DL a day up until last Monday. It's picked up a bit for me since then. Although a couple of days in the middle of the week was back to ones and twos. It's looking way down on Oct 2013. Of course the RPD is down too.
DL numbers have become low enough to hit 0 or 1 on a bad weekday. Just on credit sales I'm well under half of the "old expected"  so far this month. Subs don't look as if they're going to take up the slack.
All eggs in one basket. . .

« Reply #152 on: October 12, 2014, 09:04 »
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After a slight uptick in the last fortnight of September, I've had 13dls in 11 days. I'm pretty sure only my very first fortnight on iS had fewer dls, and that was the last fornight in December.
I surely hope it's true that we're going to keep the 'adjustment', which for me is more than I've earned this month so far.

Yes, it's awful. This month the PP will become my main source of income from the iStock stable, while iS may well sink below DT (which is also doing badly) in my earnings.

I am at 50/50. I've said this before but if they kill off Thinkstock that will drop Istock into a middle or lower tier on the polls. Effectively cuts my commissions in half.

« Reply #153 on: October 12, 2014, 09:29 »
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I have seen a few more downloads this week but nothing groundbreaking. What I am seeing though, the images that used to net me .28 for a sub are now netting me $1.00 or more per sale. Is this about the new pricing on IS? I am not sure but I am okay with the higher royalties.

« Reply #154 on: October 12, 2014, 14:44 »
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I have seen a few more downloads this week but nothing groundbreaking. What I am seeing though, the images that used to net me .28 for a sub are now netting me $1.00 or more per sale. Is this about the new pricing on IS? I am not sure but I am okay with the higher royalties.

Not for subs, which are still the same, but all the independent suppliers' standard credit sale photos are now one new credit, roughly equal to five old credits.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #155 on: October 13, 2014, 11:26 »
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Odd that you see it that way. When they opened TS that's when my regular IS downloads hit the skids, dropped off, went down and died. For me if they closed TS it would be an improvement in income.

I wonder why we are so different? How did your IS sales look before TS opened? Like returns and value of a DL? But now getting a flat 28 cents at TS instead of $1.60 average RPD is better? That's for myself, I don't know how your numbers changed.


After a slight uptick in the last fortnight of September, I've had 13dls in 11 days. I'm pretty sure only my very first fortnight on iS had fewer dls, and that was the last fornight in December.
I surely hope it's true that we're going to keep the 'adjustment', which for me is more than I've earned this month so far.

Yes, it's awful. This month the PP will become my main source of income from the iStock stable, while iS may well sink below DT (which is also doing badly) in my earnings.

I am at 50/50. I've said this before but if they kill off Thinkstock that will drop Istock into a middle or lower tier on the polls. Effectively cuts my commissions in half.

« Reply #156 on: October 13, 2014, 13:28 »
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I was saying about days with one or two sales. . .
None so far today.
I really don't know what they've done there, but from my POV it's become totally unsustainable.

« Reply #157 on: October 15, 2014, 06:51 »
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3 downloads in 15 days with 1100 pics...defitively bad....in july i had 30 downloads

« Reply #158 on: October 15, 2014, 10:43 »
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4 downloads = $25 on 450 images..

Sorry to say this but- Istock is dying....

« Reply #159 on: October 15, 2014, 13:58 »
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No sales since 11/10. Completly dead for me.

« Reply #160 on: October 15, 2014, 14:51 »
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Sales are so bad now. I've lost the motivation to submit anymore. My income has probably plunged another 30% since the pricing change. About 60-70% down from their peak a couple of years ago.

« Reply #161 on: October 15, 2014, 22:48 »
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I think we are not seeing most of the sales in our daily stats.  So many sales shifted to PP or subs that I really don't have any idea how things are going until the PP and subs get reported. 

My daily stats are terrible tho, for sure. 

wds

« Reply #162 on: October 16, 2014, 10:41 »
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After over a month now, I'm not seeing any real change...disappointing

KB

« Reply #163 on: October 16, 2014, 11:03 »
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After over a month now, I'm not seeing any real change...disappointing
I am seeing a change -- fewer $s.

I thought there was a pickup in DLs, but that appears now to have been an aberration. The last few weeks have been very Summer-like (2014 Summer-like, not previous years) in the number of DLs, with the RPD down about 25%.

iStock in its death throes -- slow and painful.

« Reply #164 on: October 16, 2014, 12:02 »
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Sorry to say this but- Istock is dying....

We all know this ... AFTO.

« Reply #165 on: October 16, 2014, 13:29 »
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What happens when the bean counters and MBA twits take over from real entrepreneurs.

« Reply #166 on: October 28, 2014, 11:09 »
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It's really not getting any better. One sale so far this week. It just keeps getting worse and worse.

« Reply #167 on: October 28, 2014, 18:06 »
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The money are better with the new system, but the sales happen way too infrequently. Another pain are the slow stats update times.

fritz

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« Reply #168 on: October 28, 2014, 18:34 »
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I don't know what to say: January 2014 - 643 dl  October so far - 170 dl.  :(

Micky_Mango

« Reply #169 on: October 29, 2014, 06:55 »
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The money are better with the new system, but the sales happen way too infrequently. Another pain are the slow stats update times.

You've sold 40+ files in 7 years at IS, I would have thought that sales always happen infrequently? I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but I do like to get an idea of peoples sales when they comment about them.

Lightrecorder

« Reply #170 on: October 29, 2014, 07:06 »
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I am doing fantastic, because I closed my account long ago. Best decision ever. Why people keep bending over for this criminally retorded outfit is a riddle to me.

« Reply #171 on: October 29, 2014, 07:47 »
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The money are better with the new system, but the sales happen way too infrequently. Another pain are the slow stats update times.

You've sold 40+ files in 7 years at IS, I would have thought that sales always happen infrequently? I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but I do like to get an idea of peoples sales when they comment about them.
True. I am not hiding it, that's why I have linked it. Same portfolio sales frequently on Fotolia, for example.

« Reply #172 on: October 29, 2014, 14:49 »
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The new trend seems to be an increasingly large portion of revenue is coming from G.I., PP and subscription sales for me (an exclusive).

My total revenue in 2014 has been slightly higher than that of 2013, FWIW.

Too bad we have no idea what are selling due to the lack of transparency. The small comfort is the uptick in revenue.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2014, 14:53 by Freedom »

dpimborough

« Reply #173 on: October 29, 2014, 15:39 »
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Well blow me down with a feather another raft of sales just turned up for September a bunch Getty sales and subs  ;D

And there was I thinking September was all over  ::)

« Reply #174 on: October 29, 2014, 15:42 »
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Today one or more pp sales arrived.. today. $48.
Why so late? New istock is workig well for me.


 

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