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DanP68

« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2008, 02:43 »
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IS is doing ok for me , a BME a few cents I think. SS is doing very well this month, BME by a large margin, FT a disaster , almost no sales....

Dan I broke the $ 300 this month :)


Alright!  I knew you were going to do it this month or next.  I'm on pace to go over $300 again too, though it will be close.  As I wrote earlier, I benefited from an unusually high percentage of EL sales in April.


« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2008, 03:08 »
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Ok Dan let's work on the $ 400 target then :) ... before the expected summer slowdown !

DanP68

« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2008, 03:12 »
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Sounds good.  $400 by the end of June.  $500 by the end of September.   8)

« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2008, 03:15 »
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ha ha :) done sounds good to me !

« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2008, 04:01 »
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No big change here (non-exclusive) compared to April (was BME).

The weeks in May had the usual ebb and flow - but overall I expect a BME at istock, no big increase, but definitely no dip.

BTW: regarding acceptance rate of non-exclusives (see statement of 4seasons) -> no big changes either, pretty constant - I can see no "we don't like non-exclusives". Of course they might like you even a little bit more if you are exclusive - but thats ok.

What really sucks regarding my acceptance rate is fotolia, it went down to about 15% (compared to 79% istock and 85% dreamstime). Obviously I do not understand what fotolia wants and I consequentially stopped uploading.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2008, 04:57 by faber »

michealo

« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2008, 04:08 »
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I suspect long time contributors would not see a dip as quickly as newer ones, as designers would have bookmarked there portfolios or saved images in lightboxes for future use ...

« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2008, 04:19 »
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I love IS, with only 57 files...my download is comparable with 630 files in FT.

« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2008, 04:36 »
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IS is still my top earner,may has been slower than last month but  still way better than all other sites

« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2008, 08:23 »
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There was a dry spell over the weekend but things seem to be back on track now. There were a couple of sales just after midnight today but they didn't have the subscription icon. IS is also my top earner at this time.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2008, 09:15 by epantha »

« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2008, 08:26 »
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For me everything goes better than usual

lisafx

« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2008, 11:55 »
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I suspect long time contributors would not see a dip as quickly as newer ones, as designers would have bookmarked there portfolios or saved images in lightboxes for future use ...

Well here's a longtime contributor that is experiencing the downturn.  Last week sales got a bit soft and Tuesday was down about 30% from a normal Tuesday.  I find that odd because normally after a holiday there is a mini buying bump as people get back to work. 

Hopefully the rest of the week sees that bump or May will fall quite short of April..  And for those who think it's summer - that doesn't mirror my experience at all.  Summer slump usually starts in June and runs through August...

charlesknox

  • www.charlesknoxphoto.com
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2008, 15:39 »
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Ditto on the "i dont understand what FT wants" never have never will i dont think lol

« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2008, 17:32 »
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My dlds in IS are indeed significantly less this past week than it was in previous weeks.  I can't tell if the US holiday accounts for that.

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2008, 18:08 »
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Yep, IS has been down the most for me out of all my sites

« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2008, 20:06 »
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This month has been pretty bad for me on IS & SS. Down about 50% on IS.

 ???


hd

« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2008, 20:39 »
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I'm way down with sales on iS as well. Even the images that are constant sellers aren't doing much for me this month. Don't even get me started on the review process (I have no complaints about any other site)...all that considering, it's not really worth my time at this point.

« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2008, 05:35 »
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seems to me this is just about like the thread that was posted the month before and the month before that... etc.

or, maybe i'm just lucky? My sales have been very consistent at IS since january - my chart is showing pretty much the same bars (with a slight increase) over the last 5 months. It feels pretty good for once :)

« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2008, 10:53 »
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I'm off for the month of May also. My first down month in a while. Last month was a BME for me and since the Memorial day break it's just been way off. It could be that summer downturn has come early this year. Here's looking towards September!

« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2008, 22:15 »
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It's been now two days without sales at IS, what is quite unusual for me, especially on weekdays. 

Regards,
Adelaide

suwanneeredhead

  • O.I.D. Sufferer (Obsessive Illustration Disorder)
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2008, 22:16 »
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I actually got a sale today (after 5 days of nothing), and it was a credit sale! Hmmm....

charlesknox

  • www.charlesknoxphoto.com
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2008, 10:18 »
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So did i! the first one after 10 days and it was a credit sale ya that is weird

« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2008, 01:09 »
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IS has been quite slow the last week. One fifth  of the usual downloads. (contributing since febr 07). Bad month overall

« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2008, 12:59 »
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It's been now four days without sales at IS. I feel abandoned.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2008, 14:46 »
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My IS sales have been in decline for the past two months, but they've really plummeted lately. On the bright side, this sales drought can't last forever!


michealo

« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2008, 16:53 »
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glad its not just me


 

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