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PZF

« on: June 20, 2016, 01:22 »
+11
Yep, I'm long enough in the tooth to know that sales go up and sales go down etc - been around over 5 years. The last year, despite uploading, sales have been constant at best.
BUT 2 weeks ago out of the blue a BWE. Seriously! Followed last week by results barely beating Christmas 2015 and 2014, and otherwise the worst week for years.
Truly bizarre.....erratic in the extreme....



« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 07:12 »
+3
Same.
Last week sales fall down like christmas sales.

« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 09:08 »
+2
Same.
Last week sales fall down like christmas sales.
I assume you guys mean low sales. Just as a reminder, christmas may be the best selling time of the year for some contributors...

« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 09:10 »
0
 been seeing this for a few months now

« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 14:07 »
+4
Without sod sales, I would be making hundreds less per month. On demands are way down and in most cases i get skunked. Video sales are slower, but image sales have been impacted more in the last 2-3 months.  Probably a combo of a lot of variables, but search might be one. This particular situations happened fast, not a time phased thing. Still like that today. I make $100 one day and $9 the next. My average is $40 a day.

« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 15:14 »
+10
I am vector artist and sales down.. down... and down..every month but a work harder and harder and harder. In vector category too many   artist who is making just one icon in one picture (spam), and from one icon making 100-1000 picture just change background color. New acceptable images (in vector) from 1000 images, just 10-20 of quality design.
And this is the point. Nobody search images by new category, because it can not find quality images.
Another agancy where not accept this (just icon) pictures and other "spams", my earnings go up..
Sorry my english..

PZF

« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2016, 03:37 »
+1
No - I didn't mean general drop, ongoing downhill slide - but
mega
fall out of sky
HUGE
SUDDEN
drop

WAAAAY down, have to go back YEARS to find anything comparable. And for me, Christmas is always dire.

« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2016, 04:17 »
0
I think that start of summer, Copa America, Euro 2016 have impact on sales.
I hope thats the reason;)

ShadySue

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 04:48 »
+3
Same.
Last week sales fall down like christmas sales.
I assume you guys mean low sales. Just as a reminder, christmas may be the best selling time of the year for some contributors...

Really? I've never heard anyone saying the week, or fortnight, around Christmas/New Year as being anything but dire, which I'd expect. That's not the same as saying someone's Christmas port might perform very well for them.

« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2016, 05:01 »
0
Same.
Last week sales fall down like christmas sales.
I assume you guys mean low sales. Just as a reminder, christmas may be the best selling time of the year for some contributors...

Really? I've never heard anyone saying the week, or fortnight, around Christmas/New Year as being anything but dire, which I'd expect. That's not the same as saying someone's Christmas port might perform very well for them.

Maybe imaginable :)..those designers who have 50%-70% of christmas theme pictures from his portfolio.


« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2016, 07:55 »
0
I think that start of summer, Copa America, Euro 2016 have impact on sales.
I hope thats the reason;)

I forgot about Copa America, could be it has some sort of impact on my downloads as most of my sales come from Central America.. downloads are more than 50% down for me since Friday (not that I was making fortune before that, but anyway ;D )

Mr Nobody

« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2016, 08:53 »
+2
This whole business is "Erratic"  :-\



« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2016, 10:49 »
+2
Worst month in Three Years for me.

« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 14:25 »
0
World soccer cup in 2014 was terrible for sales.

Euro 2016
Copa America
Rio Olympics

Don't expect anything next months
Unless you have sports related assets.

Imho.

« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 14:51 »
+9
I respectfully disagree that decline in sales is due to sporting events, I did fine in 2014 and I have no sports photos for the most part. I believe the problem in sales is due to one of a few possibilities, SS has changed their search algorithm, SS has been flooded with so many photos watering down all the full timers, possible market share decline, global recession, possible under reporting of sales to contributors, artificial capping of contributors to divide up sales to new comers, or all the above. Thats all I can come up with!

Who really knows?

« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2016, 17:17 »
0
other reasons might be the site outages and a lot of new contributors/images :|

« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 21:14 »
+3
other reasons might be the site outages and a lot of new contributors/images :|


Well I do hope the site outages was the problem but I fear that is not the reason. Increase in images I am sure is a contributing factor, not sure how to keep up with that game. I am a full timer in stock and already feel like I am working in a Sweat Shop with declining wages!


« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2016, 17:20 »
0
Today is just weird. 2 sales so far!!! Can't remember last time.....

« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2016, 21:42 »
0
I think that start of summer, Copa America, Euro 2016 have impact on sales.
I hope thats the reason;)

I forgot about Copa America, could be it has some sort of impact on my downloads as most of my sales come from Central America.. downloads are more than 50% down for me since Friday (not that I was making fortune before that, but anyway ;D )

actually World Cup ,etc have a good influence on sales, because happy people spend more money.
When you go in to work after a night of ale , football, women (men), etc.. you are more likely
to spend more of your company's money to download more photos.
at least, that's the way the waitresses tell me (tips get better during sporting event season).


of course, if your country loses the game, then, expect no dls from that country.
eg. esp if your top buyer is from Brazil. when Brazil loses a match, the whole country is out to lynch the coach. So, definitely no downloads from Brazil clientele as well, for sure.
in fact, during Copa Mundo, no one works in Brazil. so maybe it does affect downloads
for those who get lots of dl from Brazil.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2016, 21:47 by etudiante_rapide »

« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2016, 23:11 »
0
Umm Brazil got kicked out already.

My Brexit images sold like hotcakes, my Bremain on the other hand did not  ;D

« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2016, 08:27 »
0
Umm Brazil got kicked out already.

that's it... no dls from brazil for a while (country in mourning, and coach is definitely facing a nation-wide lynch-mob. businesses all employees incl photo buyer laid-off)  ;D

« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2016, 08:41 »
+3
June is my worst month since 2014.

If this continues I'll have to teach the cat to juggle so we can make enough money on the street to share a tin of tuna

« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2016, 09:22 »
0
June is my worst month since 2014.

If this continues I'll have to teach the cat to juggle so we can make enough money on the street to share a tin of tuna

no need for that !  get a squeegee and be a squeegee kid with your cat around your neck .
(women love men who like kittens )...
or dress up all in white like a statue . they make a bucket full of tips an hour,
and they're mostly in paper notes not pennies.

« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2016, 11:02 »
+1
I hate weekends ;D

Dook

« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2016, 12:33 »
0
I hate weekends ;D
Don't, you're young! ;D

« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2016, 13:01 »
0
I hate weekends ;D

don't hate... you're so young and pretty :-*... you'll grow anal and nasty like Atilla and the weekend reviewers who rejects everything  >:(
take the weekend off and not go back to check on ss until mid week at least...
go out have fun ...
like the great eddie cochran famously sang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jWskjIK_-s ..Fridaynight, everything's right for the weekend / Crazy clothes, anything goes on the weekend

« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2016, 07:02 »
0
I hate weekends ;D

don't hate... you're so young and pretty :-*... you'll grow anal and nasty like Atilla and the weekend reviewers who rejects everything  >:(
take the weekend off and not go back to check on ss until mid week at least...
go out have fun ...
like the great eddie cochran famously sang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jWskjIK_-s ..Fridaynight, everything's right for the weekend / Crazy clothes, anything goes on the weekend

Thank you :D I do need to stop checking on sales on weekends :)


« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2016, 07:56 »
0
is anyone with increase in sales?

« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2016, 08:32 »
+2
is anyone with increase in sales?

Nobody:( I talked with many contributors. and everyone said this. Maybe some "lucky" people with increase sales.

The demand grows not, but the number of contributors grows. The same amount of money get more contributors.

Sorry my English.

« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2016, 11:35 »
0
is anyone with increase in sales?

I'm on pace to having a slight increase in downloads, and a slight decrease in revenue. But who knows, we still have 4 full days ahead of us before the month is over.


« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2016, 16:35 »
+1
Yoyo sales!  ???

« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2016, 17:33 »
+1
The only relevant/important statistic is your year to year numbers. June has been a very good month for me. May was a very bad month. So What? In the end it's the year-round sales/income that matters.

« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2016, 18:04 »
0
is anyone with increase in sales?

if you are from anywhere but the US, you will get a little more ... in lieu of sales...
due to the rise of the US $ as a result of the EC in-fighting.
looks like those in Canada will get the most, as their money fell ...


 

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