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« on: February 16, 2018, 14:40 »
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Kind of early this month, page says it's importing new data.


« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 14:54 »
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Wow. Best mont here. About 50+% better than my previous best month.

What is royalty free still? Never had this before.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 15:01 by Dumc »

« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 15:49 »
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Junk.

« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 16:17 »
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RPD 0.67, previous month was 0.31, impossible to see trends or draw conclusions, constant up and down, worse than lottery

« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 18:01 »
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About +50% than previous months also. 

« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 04:57 »
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Fisrt non exclusive month and best month ever!

« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 05:08 »
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Am I the only one not got this report yet?

Chichikov

« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 05:30 »
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Last month somebody lamented that the December 2017 report was published one day late (the 21st instead of the 20th).
Well, now I am waiting him to lament again because this time it has been published 3 days before the promised date.
This is really inadmissible!

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BTW, surprisingly, a very good month for me - second best month ever on iS
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 05:33 by Chichikov »

ShadySue

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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 06:03 »
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Am I the only one not got this report yet?
Impossible to say, but I got mine. Better than last Jan, so second-worst Jan after 2007.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 09:59 by ShadySue »

« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2018, 06:24 »
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Am I the only one not got this report yet?
i haven't either.

Oh, yes I have, it's just not obvious. The bar chart for Jan 18 is nestled up against the one for Jan 17.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 06:28 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2018, 06:31 »
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Thanks found it.....within a few cents of last year....clearly a cap on my already puny earnings  :'(.

« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2018, 06:58 »
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Thanks found it.....within a few cents of last year....clearly a cap on my already puny earnings  :'(.
Mine's actually the best since August - there seems to have been a significant sum from Germany this time. Maybe a one-off at a decent rate, I can't be bothered to trawl through the depressing sales report to look for it.

« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2018, 06:59 »
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Was on a slight upward curve.....till last month...oh well  ???

« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2018, 08:19 »
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BME

AnS

« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2018, 08:53 »
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Wow, if it's real and not just some glitch, BME, almost +50% of my usual earnings (and +50% of SS/AS).  :D

« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2018, 11:04 »
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Worst month since 2009.  I guess that's what happens when you stop uploading for several years.

« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 12:51 »
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Best month in 12 months.

« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2018, 13:49 »
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Worst month since 2009.  I guess that's what happens when you stop uploading for several years.

Surprising fact of the day!  ;D

« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2018, 13:59 »
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About a 20% drop year on year

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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2018, 20:14 »
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Tiny bit down on December, and almost the same as last January.

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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2018, 02:29 »
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Very good month at IS!...surprised actually since I am an independent but its been good for the last 4 months!

namussi

« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2018, 04:22 »
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Last month somebody lamented that the December 2017 report was published one day late (the 21st instead of the 20th).
Well, now I am waiting him to lament again because this time it has been published 3 days before the promised date.
This is really inadmissible!

___
BTW, surprisingly, a very good month for me - second best month ever on iS

Who do you mean?

« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2018, 11:12 »
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Not the best of months at Is, Getty almost saved the day, almost

« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2018, 11:34 »
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Worst ever month. Less percentage, less sales, less money. Time to look elsewhere.

« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2018, 12:44 »
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Last month somebody lamented that the December 2017 report was published one day late (the 21st instead of the 20th).
Well, now I am waiting him to lament again because this time it has been published 3 days before the promised date.
This is really inadmissible!

___
BTW, surprisingly, a very good month for me - second best month ever on iS

Who do you mean?

Let me search for that,

Almost bedtime on the 20th in my part of the world.

It's definitely the 20th on the west coast of North America.

But still no stats.

PZF

« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2018, 02:52 »
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Truly awful. Worst month for as long as I dare look......
:(

« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2018, 11:05 »
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.

« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2018, 12:37 »
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When will I get the February earnings? Aren't they due.

ShadySue

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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2018, 13:40 »
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When will I get the February earnings? Aren't they due.
Your earnings are due on the 25th. As that's a Sunday, it could be the 23rd.

To get word of them, Tomorrow is 20.

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2018, 00:55 »
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Yeah, February's results have just been published in the last hour.

« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2018, 03:28 »
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Yeah, February's results have just been published in the last hour.
Surprisingly good for me ;-). Pushing abode into third which is a rarity

« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2018, 03:39 »
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Pushing abode into third

Thought this was some rather beautiful poetry... then I realized you spelled Adobe wrong, haha.  ;)

« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2018, 03:57 »
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Pushing abode into third

Thought this was some rather beautiful poetry... then I realized you spelled Adobe wrong, haha.  ;)
Coffee not fully kicked in yet ;-)

« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2018, 04:07 »
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lousy figures.

ShadySue

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« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2018, 04:45 »
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Sales numbers a bit down (allowing for shorter month), but rpd down to a shocking $1.47.
Earnings 16.5% down on last Feb. (Oddly, last Feb was by far the lowest rpd of the year, but I can only imagine that's a coincidence)
New worst month for $$ since Aug 2007.

« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2018, 05:46 »
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In November I had 1500 images, I had not been uploading anything to istock for almost 2 years but I was selling approximately $500 per month. I decided to upload part of my microstock portfolio (with many images with very good sales), so I uploaded 2000 images between November and December.

Now I have 3500 images in istock and sales in January and February have been reduced by almost half. You can not understand this.

« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2018, 05:49 »
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You can not understand this.

We can't?

« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2018, 06:36 »
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I can't even access the site to look :(

I keep getting 'too many redirects'. Anyone else having problems?

« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2018, 06:47 »
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It goes worst and worst ! Every month is lower and I'm uploading more quality stuff. I'll see another 2 month and if it goes like this, I'll quit.

« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2018, 07:02 »
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Half of last year.  Lowest since July 2011. 

« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2018, 07:46 »
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Very poor.  Not as bad as last month (which was the worst since I started in 2009) but close.  RPDL of $0.37 is pathetic!

I still don't understand their spreadsheet - tons of useless columns and the totals don't add up to the earnings reported.  Very frustrating.

« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2018, 08:02 »
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Flat.  $3 difference than last month. I'll take it.  Honestly, I really don't expect growth in this industry anymore. I try to sustain as much as possible and focus on other revenue drivers outside of micro stock. 

« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2018, 08:49 »
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I started from scratch last July, added photos every month, and February is my best month to date! I have my first payout.
Port around 600 pics
RPD 1.09$

« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2018, 08:50 »
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« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2018, 09:02 »
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« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2018, 09:52 »
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Suddenly my new photos from last year have begun to somehow come to the surface.
Twice higher earnings than in January.  :)

jonbull

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« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2018, 10:09 »
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i didn't expect a good month but it come with an rpd of 1,1 dollar...with a quarter of sale i did half of ss....partly balancing the sudden decline of shutter stock...the bes thing is that esp really sells only or mostly new images, while in ss uploading is like throwing anything in the toilet.

« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2018, 10:25 »
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« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2018, 10:32 »
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Sales numbers a bit down (allowing for shorter month), but rpd down to a shocking $1.47.
Earnings 16.5% down on last Feb. (Oddly, last Feb was by far the lowest rpd of the year, but I can only imagine that's a coincidence)
New worst month for $$ since Aug 2007.

Nice (I mean the $1.47 not the drops), I'm an Indy, .65 Photo - .42 illustration - Audio .39 = RPD when I look on DM3. When I sort by months, the top three are Jan, Feb & July 2017.  :(  July had some kind of image EL

I still can't look at up/down vs 2016 because of the removal of over 3,000 Editorial images, which were the meat of the downloads and best money until Getty took over and ESP came in. I mean, yes down, but it's unreasonable for me to compare sales then to what's left now. Dec. 2016 is right in the middle, sorted by $ / Statement date. I guess I need to watch another 8 months.

dpimborough

« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2018, 11:17 »
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You can not understand this.

We can't?

I can't understand why would anyone upload to that outfit c'est la vie

« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2018, 11:32 »
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You can not understand this.

We can't?

I can't understand why would anyone upload to that outfit c'est la vie
I long ago decided having any scruples or expectations of fair dealing in this business was futile...they're my third biggest earner so thats why.................From now on I'm thinking only of me. Major Danby replied indulgently with a superior smile: But, Yossarian, suppose everyone felt that way?
Then, said Yossarian, I'd certainly be a damned fool to feel any other way, wouldn't I?

jonbull

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« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2018, 11:57 »
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You can not understand this.

We can't?

I can't understand why would anyone upload to that outfit c'est la vie
because they sell and especially new files....and they have best rpd of the year. better ss who accept every crap and not sell practically any new files only popular one? sure. ill bet that at the end of the year esp calculated with exclusive royalty will beat easily bot ss and fotolia.

« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2018, 12:05 »
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You can not understand this.

We can't?

I can't understand why would anyone upload to that outfit c'est la vie
because they sell and especially new files....and they have best rpd of the year. better ss who accept every crap and not sell practically any new files only popular one? sure. ill bet that at the end of the year esp calculated with exclusive royalty will beat easily bot ss and fotolia.
Once you have passed the "test" Istock pass literally everything other than for legal/copyright issues.

« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2018, 12:14 »
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BME

ShadySue

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« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2018, 13:29 »
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the bes thing is that esp really sells only or mostly new images, ...
I'm not hearing that from other people; certainly 'new files selling' isn't a constant pattern.

« Reply #55 on: March 21, 2018, 04:45 »
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this was the worst month.... it is funny because the commissions are always very low, then we get a -$90 refund for a single clip. What the fuck? Was it even sold anytime at that price?! It looks very * suspicious.

jonbull

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« Reply #56 on: March 21, 2018, 07:15 »
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the bes thing is that esp really sells only or mostly new images, ...
I'm not hearing that from other people; certainly 'new files selling' isn't a constant pattern.

while shutter stock sell 1 2 % of files uploaded in the last 6 months, and this month after they killed best match practically zero...i actually sell only files already in popular tab.....istock has probably 70 % of sale regarding files uploaded in the last year. i had one big sales also for 75 dollar...something i have forgotten in ss since january.
when i see the statistic page i see new files uploaded in the last days all have views...in ss everything uploaded go in the garbage after 2 hours.


 

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