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  • www.charlesknoxphoto.com
« on: May 27, 2008, 18:46 »
Has IS really slowed down for anyone here in the last 2 weeks? it has completely stopped for me and was going smooth

just curious if people have been witnessing the same thing



« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 18:50 »
Yep, I'm in slump-a-roo-ville there.
Big time.

« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 18:52 »
Today was my best day ever at Istock...but my portfolio is just about 50 pics...


  • www.charlesknoxphoto.com
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 18:59 »
ya its weird i was on a roll 2-3 sales a day then boom dead
hopefully its just because of the new subscription plans kicking in

« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 19:14 »
no dls for me today.

« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 19:25 »
The addition of subscription sales at IS took effect on May 26, I believe. This is a big change for them, and I expect it is too much to hope that it will happen without some big glitches.

As for me, after a terrible 3 day weekend there, sales were up a little today.


« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 19:32 »
Things have been pretty good there for me - last Friday was one of my best days (without any ELs) in a long time.  Monday was slow because of Memorial day/bank holiday in UK. So far, no subscription sales though.

« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 19:33 »
I'm down about fifty percent for the month. Same with Shutterstock.

« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008, 19:34 »
Typical weekend holiday behavior.  Sales down somewhat.  Otherwise, biz as normal.

« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008, 19:34 »
I don't know what's going on at IS but my revenue is down roughly 25%! That's a lot of moulah! Just out of the blue. SS actually beat IS in sales and that hasn't happened in a loooooooooooooooong time. I'm hoping it's just a fluke month with all this Sub thingamabob.  ???


  • www.charlesknoxphoto.com
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2008, 20:12 »
ya from what i read on the forums i hear that IS and SS i usually the same revenue for everybody but so far SS is double IS for me now although ive only been on SS two months now and im assuming im just doing this well because im new and uploaded 120 images in one shot

« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2008, 20:27 »
May has been terrible for me in IS.

« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2008, 20:37 »
I find this interesting. I've just started contributing 3 weeks ago and although I am limited by IS's 15/week I still had more of an expectation. Right now I'm running something like 410s DL at SS to 3 at IS. Hmmmmmph.

« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2008, 20:41 »
Yep...painfully slow for sales the last 5 or so days.


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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2008, 21:18 »
May started off slow but has come back strong for me. Today was normal. I thought yesterday would have been real slow because of Memorial Day but it ended up being better than normal. Wild how everybody gets different results.

« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2008, 21:27 »
Had 3 straight days of 0 sales. Never happened before, not even close. This month will be my worst at IS in over 2 years.

« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2008, 21:39 »
How many of the exclusives are down significantly this month??

« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2008, 21:56 »
I'm down on istock in terms of number of downloads, but look like being up on dollars (A combination of upping a cannister level and having a quarter of my downloads this month being ten credit vectors). I've had a very mixed bag - some extraordinarily good days and some dreadful runs of zeros. One of the drawbacks of a small portfolio. If my vectors hadn't started to earn some $s May would have been sad - but no worse than the fall I saw last May.


« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2008, 22:25 »
I'm on pace for a 25% drop this month at Istock.  By comparison, I am already 5% up on last month's BME at SS, with still 4 days to go in the month.   :-\


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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2008, 22:36 »
Had 3 straight days of 0 sales. Never happened before, not even close. This month will be my worst at IS in over 2 years.

Ditto.  A disaster.


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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2008, 22:38 »
Me too, dead.

Maybe it's because all those credit buyers are getting ready to buy subscriptions? So I'm keeping optimistic that the sales will just skyrocket next month!

« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2008, 01:02 »
I'm having a record month for earnings at IS but SS is really slow.  Didn't sell a single image during the night last night (European time) when I usually get 25 - 30% of my daily sales.  StockXpert is also a bit down. FT and DT also BMEs.

« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2008, 02:14 »
A few years ago IS was my No1 earner, now in the last year he is on 6-7 place with ~20% of previous downloads. It's all because of rejections who began some time ago and I can't build my portfolio any more. All these idiotic "we don't think it's stock image..." about bestsellers, "overfiltered..." about vector jpgs, "please submit original photo..." about illustrations... etc. I can't believe what kind of blondie reviewer must be to write this. I begin to think there are just some programs who randomly select 5% from nonexclusives' uploads and randomly assign rejection reason to remaining images.

Better they would write "Sorry, we don't like nonexclusives and especially you, so your photo has been rejected..." and I'll feel much better.

As I red in forums, there are a lot of really successful nonexclusives on IS and a lot of complains about rejections as well. For me uploads to IS become kind of lottery: you'll never know what image will be accepted and what rejected. I'm speaking about my bestsellers on SS, DT or FT where they already have been downloaded tens or even hundreds times.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2008, 04:27 by 4seasons »

« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2008, 02:26 »
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 :)

« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2008, 02:41 »
IS has slowed right down for me this week after an ok start to the month. It will end up in third place in May, well behind SS and FT, with DT snapping at it's heels.


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