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« on: January 15, 2020, 23:34 »
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I am seeing very low numbers in SS P5 and AS.
With 11K clips, 7K photos and on full income for years but this January (half way) looks very low.




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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 00:19 »
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I am seeing very low numbers in SS P5 and AS.
With 11K clips, 7K photos and on full income for years but this January (half way) looks very low.




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Yep. So far this month, SS is lagging way behind for me too.

« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 01:17 »
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Im  happy  not to be alone.Low sales so far except yesterday January 15th ,
Maybe 2020 starts now ?

« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 01:39 »
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I started out with a 0 sales day the first, and had more the 3rd and the 11th. Overall sales were ok for the new low SS through the 7th. I haven't had anything over a .38 sale since then and it shows in the total. 

Adobe is probably a little above average due to a few slightly larger sales.

Alamy has a decent # of sales but total for me is pretty low due to low $ sales and the lower %age

Canva seems a little up from the new lower average last year

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 03:57 »
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Very disappointing all-round. Let's see in a few days if iStock gives a late-xmas present.

« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 04:14 »
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December was the worst in 5 years and this month looks like it will be worse than December.

Something has happened for sure  :'(
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 05:26 »
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For me, it started catastrophically, but last week it took off very impressively, numbers managing to come back to acceptable average at half month.

The beginning of January has always been a disaster, before coming back to normal from the 8th-10th (I never understood that delay between the end of the holidays and the re-start of the activity). This year, however, the changes were more violent, as the first week was probably my worst in 3 years, while last 7-8 days were among the best ones in 5 years.

« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 08:52 »
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Started slow and picked up a little.. But today is very slow.. not sure if its holiday or what?

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 09:07 »
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ss good, already near last year january
adobe : super...still a bit far from ss in terms of number of download but rpd is 2 dollar with lot of sales bigger than 7 dollar.
stock: went from 40 download the 14 to near 120 in two days...don't know if it's a correction but seems very good considering i not have great success in stock, but if rpd is the last of 2 months still far from the big 2...

the rest completely dead...probably 20 30 dollar in 7 agency left...in my opinion this year most will close the door starting from can stock and 123rf. i hope alamy pick up but seems ti me they sell mostly editorial who cannot be find in other micro agency.
all in all i expect hjanuary to beat the expectations.

« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 14:24 »
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SS and AS have been incredibly low since the beginning of the year, at around 35% of normal sales.
Fortunately, this has been counterbalanced by exceptional sales on Alamy

« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 17:47 »
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nov & dec were some of my lowest ever on SS & others, but this month shows an uptick to the (still lower) levels of a year ago

« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 18:01 »
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December has already dropped somewhat on average, January in SS is quite low but adobe a little better than December, for a portfolio of 20k images.

« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2020, 19:15 »
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SS has been very low to start the year.  However, this is typical.  Traditionally, for some unknown reason, sales are slow the first half of the month, but usually pick up towards the end of the month.  This week has been very good, though still not enough to make up for the lousy beginning of the month

« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2020, 05:30 »
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IIRC, historically my sales have always been low from Dec 18 to Jan 18. I'd expect a return to what now passes as normality after the weekend.

« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2020, 08:31 »
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SS has been very low to start the year.  However, this is typical.  Traditionally, for some unknown reason, sales are slow the first half of the month, but usually pick up towards the end of the month.  This week has been very good, though still not enough to make up for the lousy beginning of the month

I noticed the same. Over the past three to four years (before that time, the data isn't relevant for me), the days before the 8-10th of January are a disaster.

My blunt supposition is that there is a combination of the fact that many people are still on holidays, and the fact that there may be some yearly contracts (subscriptions or not) with SS that are not that easy to process (whether it's payments by the clients or just order management by SS), resulting in some delay, the time for the volume to be handled.

« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2020, 10:54 »
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I don't know what's going on, but I'm having way above average video sales on AS. Certainly not complaining.

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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2020, 11:38 »
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I am seeing very low numbers in SS P5 and AS.
With 11K clips, 7K photos and on full income for years but this January (half way) looks very low.

Nope, looks better than normal with SS and AL.



« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2020, 12:15 »
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Yes, and getting worse.

« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2020, 04:13 »
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Im currently in the process of letting stockperformer crunch all my numbers to get a slight hint to where I stand compered to other contributors. I do it once a year (9 euro fee). But no one knows whats the data base.

Bottom line, Im in panic mode, January is Super slow compared to years of January numbers.


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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2020, 04:32 »
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How would you take these stats?


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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2020, 04:53 »
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How would you take these stats?


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You are in the top 20% of all contributors. However you are in the top 10% in terms of uploads so you are one of the hard workers....if it were me I'd take it as a sign to concentrate more on quality over quantity.

« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2020, 05:37 »
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How would you take these stats?


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You are in the top 20% of all contributors. However you are in the top 10% in terms of uploads so you are one of the hard workers....if it were me I'd take it as a sign to concentrate more on quality over quantity.
True. Im glad that the gap is not bigger but I see your point.


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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2020, 06:11 »
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How would you take these stats?


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You are in the top 20% of all contributors. However you are in the top 10% in terms of uploads so you are one of the hard workers....if it were me I'd take it as a sign to concentrate more on quality over quantity.
True. Im glad that the gap is not bigger but I see your point.


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I assume the data is from stockperformer users  so serious Mstockers so I meant to also say being in the top 20% is good!

« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2020, 08:19 »
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80/20 rule, Jan is historically slow, at least in the USA.  At my company about 1/3 of 3000 people took the week of jan 1 off.  Some of those are our image buyers. So extrapolate that across the US and one could reasonable say we're ramping back up for the year.  You will probably start to see an uptick on the back half of Jan.

« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2020, 20:22 »
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SS good month so far. Has been consistent for the past 6 years. P5 on the other hand is as good as dead this month. That's after 6 years of consistency there aw well. I wouldn't be surprised if P5 are in some sort of financial difficulty. I think a lot of their market share has been lost to other agencies.


 

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