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« on: January 20, 2022, 21:54 »
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My monthly sales of images was about 150 images in average. in the last 2 months it dropped by half to about 75 images. is it only me+ What happens to Shutterstock? i do not have this kind of drop in other stock sites...


« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2022, 01:06 »
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Not for me. Almost the same numbers for the last few months

« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2022, 01:49 »
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Also not for me compared to previous year.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2022, 01:51 by Firn »

thijsdegraaf

« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2022, 02:58 »
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Not for me. I have added few photos in the last two months and continue to sell about the same amount.

« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2022, 07:24 »
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Not for me, highest numbers for last 4 years, maybe more.

« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2022, 07:32 »
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me too , sales are 50% less than it was in January 2021

« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2022, 07:37 »
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Im showing almost exactly the same rate of sales (in terms of number of downloads) as last January (with a 8% bigger portfolio).

Im also seeing an identical 75% loss of revenue as last January due to the level reset and time to go back up through them.

« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2022, 09:59 »
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Not half, but definitely down.  Last year about 230/mo slowly declining to now about 160/mo.  SS is now my worst performer.

thijsdegraaf

« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2022, 10:09 »
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Not half, but definitely down.  Last year about 230/mo slowly declining to now about 160/mo.  SS is now my worst performer.

I still remember your photos from the Shutterstock forum Reimar. Strange that you sell so well on Alamy (I thought) while I still hear very few satisfied people there.  https://www.microstockgroup.com/alamy-com/alamy-sale-for-7-cents/msg572020/?topicseen#new

« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2022, 10:18 »
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Not half, but definitely down.  Last year about 230/mo slowly declining to now about 160/mo.  SS is now my worst performer.

These are gross earnings, I presume, right?

« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2022, 10:41 »
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Not half, but definitely down.  Last year about 230/mo slowly declining to now about 160/mo.  SS is now my worst performer.

These are gross earnings, I presume, right?

I assume these are download numbers. At least that's what the thread is about...?

« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2022, 11:24 »
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Compared to January 2021, I'm ahead on both downloads and revenue. Right now (the 21st), I'm 2 downloads off my January 2021 total and I am ahead on revenue by 37%.

That said, last January was by far my poorest month in 2021. I should also say that this week has been quite slow.

AS is tracking at about the same level as last year.

« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2022, 12:34 »
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Not half, but definitely down.  Last year about 230/mo slowly declining to now about 160/mo.  SS is now my worst performer.

These are gross earnings, I presume, right?

I assume these are download numbers. At least that's what the thread is about...?
Yes, download numbers per month.  Very low for more than 12,000 images, but there you go.
By "worst performer", there I meant net income.

« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2022, 13:03 »
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At the moment, I'm stable year-to-date, with a +/- 5% difference since the beginning of the month.

It's important to mention, however, that sales are traditionally extremely low at the beginning of the month, and that licences other than subscriptions usually start to appear in the second half of January. It's kind of happening this year, and it's always been the same in the past few years. That's why January is usually totally unbalanced. I guess it comes from the fact businesses are a bit slow to pay their invoices in the beginning of the month for plenty of reasons, and compensate in the second part.

50%

« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2022, 09:38 »
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34 times less than January 2014 :o

H2O

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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2022, 12:29 »
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The most important point to remember with Shutterstock is that Jon Oringer and his side kick Stan Pavlovsky are ripping you off.

Whatever you are making, they are stealing a vast amount more than you are getting in cash.

Feeding the site with images, is only feeding these crooks and their shareholders.

« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2022, 13:18 »
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The most important point to remember with Shutterstock is that Jon Oringer and his side kick Stan Pavlovsky are ripping you off.

Whatever you are making, they are stealing a vast amount more than you are getting in cash.



Just like with every other company in the world?


50%

« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2022, 13:38 »
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The most important point to remember with Shutterstock is that Jon Oringer and his side kick Stan Pavlovsky are ripping you off.

Whatever you are making, they are stealing a vast amount more than you are getting in cash.



Just like with every other company in the world?
no Stocksy is different and Adobe has to care for photographers to some extent because they are one of their main customers especially if they don't do any stock but a further devaluing of pictures is something no photographer wanna see

NoNameIsGood

« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2022, 13:41 »
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This year I sold almost half of what I have sold in 2021.

« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2022, 15:58 »
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This year I sold almost half of what I have sold in 2021.

Can you explain this in more detail?

More income in less than a month than in the whole of 2021?

NoNameIsGood

« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2022, 16:13 »
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I started to upload in november. So there were few sales in 2 first months.

marthamarks

« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2022, 16:42 »
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I started to upload in november. So there were few sales in 2 first months.

That's a common pattern for a newcomer to stock.

Please come back in three or four years to let us know how it's going for you then.

H2O

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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2022, 17:16 »
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The most important point to remember with Shutterstock is that Jon Oringer and his side kick Stan Pavlovsky are ripping you off.

Whatever you are making, they are stealing a vast amount more than you are getting in cash.



Just like with every other company in the world?

UTTER RUBBISH, crooks are crooks, not all companies are run like the mafia.

« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2022, 19:54 »
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I started to upload in november. So there were few sales in 2 first months.

That's a common pattern for a newcomer to stock.

Please come back in three or four years to let us know how it's going for you then.

if we haven't all been replaced by AI artists & buyers by then

marthamarks

« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2022, 20:06 »
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I started to upload in november. So there were few sales in 2 first months.

That's a common pattern for a newcomer to stock.

Please come back in three or four years to let us know how it's going for you then.

if we haven't all been replaced by AI artists & buyers by then

Good point!


 

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