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« on: June 01, 2017, 02:49 »
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 :'( How about you guys?
I have 250k images
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 05:18 by zebra007 »


« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 02:52 »
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We are noticing drop of income too. First few months were average, now we are way under last year May.

« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 02:52 »
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Actually turned out to be solid if unspectacular. The only really notable thing was a collapse in RF123 sales. No end of the world here.

« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 02:56 »
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May was BME for me by a very good margin

Chichikov

« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 03:03 »
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Good on Shutterstock
Good on Adobe/Fotolia

Disastrous everywhere else

« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 03:08 »
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Fourth  best month out of the last 12 on SS and within spitting distance of a couple of months that beat it, so not bad. However, a handful of $20+ sales were needed to keep it on track, without those it would have been weak.
Other sites, not so good.

dpimborough

« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 03:19 »
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Adobe BME
Alamy very good
Others average

Shutterstock? Where do I start? Just a continuing decline; the earnings chart looks like a ski slope even though I added new images

« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 04:05 »
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Way down. Most sites slightly down, others average but collapse at SS.


« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2017, 04:29 »
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Somehow managed to become my BME on SS (2 years submitting) - I was lucky to get several big sales there (the biggest was 80$) which makes a difference as I have a small port.
FT was good
10$ on BS which was good for BS ;)
DT  - I didn't have a single sale for 2 months, wrote to the support just out of curiosity, they said I should've uploaded more, but then the sales came back ;D
123 was the worst performer of my agencies

« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2017, 05:48 »
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Somehow managed to become my BME on SS (2 years submitting) - I was lucky to get several big sales there (the biggest was 80$) which makes a difference as I have a small port.
FT was good
10$ on BS which was good for BS ;)
DT  - I didn't have a single sale for 2 months, wrote to the support just out of curiosity, they said I should've uploaded more, but then the sales came back ;D
123 was the worst performer of my agencies
I believe I should write an email to DT every day then :-)

« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 06:05 »
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Very strong, due to more clip sales than usual.  Recent uploads (past 6 months) kept volume highest in the past 1.5 years.

FT was a BME for volume, Canva holding steady and some clip sales on pond5 made it a very good month overall.  Most other sites way down and below their usual monthly averages.

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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 06:47 »
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For me May was average. Not good and not bad.
I expected more as I uploaded many new images :D

Hmmm, i also do not understand why my shutterstock portfolio link below does not work... can anyone help?
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 06:50 by nicksimages »

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2017, 06:57 »
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BME.

« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2017, 07:02 »
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My May at SS was BME, FT avg, 123rf way down, Alamy 0 sale

niktol

« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2017, 07:07 »
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BME here

« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2017, 07:40 »
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:'( How about you guys?
I have 250k images

250k images on SS?  Geez.

Between the worst and the best for May for SS.

Mir

« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2017, 07:44 »
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For me May was average. Not good and not bad.
I expected more as I uploaded many new images :D

Hmmm, i also do not understand why my shutterstock portfolio link below does not work... can anyone help?
All links don't work, it's not only yours.


« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2017, 11:14 »
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Above average overall, but rather poor performance for SS. Very good for FT, IS, P5 and 123, instead.
Maybe customers are churning away from SS, towards its competitors.
If 123 was ~1/10 of SS, about one year ago, now it is ~1/4. Interesting shift!
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 11:19 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2017, 12:19 »
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SS - A nice recovery from April. Great month overall.
FT/Adobe - BME
123RF - BME. Ever since the new year, earnings has increased steadily.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 12:45 by Minsc »

« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 12:44 »
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Overall back to the pretty poor level things have been at for the last year or so minus the last 3 months (mostly due to good or great Alamy sales).

SS continues to be about 50% of where they were. I haven't had a sale over 2.85 in ages (one video last July and some 4.35s last June). It used to be glaringly obvious what days were weekends looking at the monthly earnings report - now not so much and it isn't because the weekend sales are up.

Also a number of the lower sellers were 0 sales last month - FP, SF, GL.

Of course I have no idea about IS, but a few .01 sales won't make much difference.


« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 13:35 »
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My number of sales was down a bit, but it was my BME because I got a few unusually high dollar (for me) sales.

« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 13:43 »
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May started out absolutely fantastic and then declined just as fast.

Sadly, others were even worse.

« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2017, 14:06 »
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:'( How about you guys?
I have 250k images
I am experiencing about 30% drop in sales with all the agencies. Maybe the wind is changing.

« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 03:31 »
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Good month, 2nd BME
thanks Shutterstock! :)

« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2017, 06:16 »
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BME in downloads, 2nd BME in earnings.  ;D


 

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