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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2020, 22:04 »
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Already in the 4 digits realm.
It will be a good month.


« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2020, 08:41 »
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Terrible month on SS for me, almost all sales are subs, no SODs, no video downloads, what the * is going on?

Snow

« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2020, 13:45 »
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Terrible month on SS for me, almost all sales are subs, no SODs, no video downloads, what the * is going on?

Same here, also last few months were decent at AS but now it's back to same old. No surprise since it all feels rigged.
It doesn't seem to matter anymore what you do, upload new and better work, go niche, go video, go 3D, go home! if they got you capped you are screwed until you've had enough and remove your port.
Doh I forgot, it's the fierce competition! silly me, sorry my bad  :-X

« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2020, 17:44 »
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It's been the same for some months now. (bad)

« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2020, 20:35 »
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especially low = the new normal

« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2020, 04:24 »
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Talking about footage...20% down this month vs january 2019..
I'm not surprised,with istock undercutting other agencies with ridicolous price and all the subscription plan out there...

« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2020, 04:20 »
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Stock photography died 5 years ago. Stock footage is dying now. People posting about their financial successes only accelerated the inevitable over-supply. Time to adapt and look for another way to make money people.

« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2020, 05:57 »
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Stock photography died 5 years ago. Stock footage is dying now. People posting about their financial successes only accelerated the inevitable over-supply. Time to adapt and look for another way to make money people.

Yes.

To all of contributors:   go away (and leave me alone)  ;D

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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2020, 07:08 »
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It is horribly bad this month. Never seen anything this bad in all my years of doing microstock.

« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2020, 07:13 »
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It is horribly bad this month. Never seen anything this bad in all my years of doing microstock.

Exactly the same here. At the moment my worst January in 4 years. :-(

« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2020, 08:21 »
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Stock photography died 5 years ago. Stock footage is dying now. People posting about their financial successes only accelerated the inevitable over-supply. Time to adapt and look for another way to make money people.

Stock photos looked like a good business in 2012.  Now my return per shot is 1/3 and falling yearly.
Stock videos looked like a good business in 2016.  Now my return per shot is 1/2 and falling yearly.

One hour photo labs and Blockbuster video looked like good businesses in 1999... crap happens.. 

Overall my 8000 shot portfolio earns less then my 4000 shot portfolio did a few years ago.  Time to find new creative opportunities.     

« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 08:28 by trek »

« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2020, 09:29 »
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Bad across the board for all agencies, haven't seen such bad performance for many years.

« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2020, 11:05 »
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not a good month, bad start for 2020  :(

« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2020, 11:49 »
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Regular month. Bad start into first week, but sales picked up then.

« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2020, 14:19 »
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at the moment including instagram fake influencers, photographer, tumbler, micro macro all genre of photography there are no less than 100 million photographer out there, and there is revenue to sustain no more than one million probably.....so it's not a mistery that photography is a dying job. personally i have a very good january on ss and as..the rest is dead...but soon in the last three days as is dead seems like it's beginning the same cap as ss. when you reach your month quota switch off the portfolio....ss is great in terms of number but they are most sub. i hope all the rest agency close the doors, and ss began cleaning the database, maybe they could help those who live out of photography to survive and make hobbyist finally out of business.

« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2020, 06:58 »
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108 single sale yesterday , a ray of sun....i expect my account dead for the next week:)...adobe instead look dead in the last 4 days despite a superb 20 days in january...

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« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2020, 11:12 »
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I feel like I'm on a treadmill.

I keep uploading but my earnings remain (more or less) the same.

Only hope I have going forward are 4K clips.


« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2020, 06:22 »
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I feel like I'm on a treadmill.

I keep uploading but my earnings remain (more or less) the same.

Only hope I have going forward are 4K clips.

At this point, staying the same is a major achievement!

« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2020, 10:41 »
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Down around 10% across the board despite consistent uploads year-round. Very discouraging. At this point I've cut my uploads to a minimum just to maintain and not slip further in the results. Decided I'm just going to put the minimum effort in and ride this thing out until the market hits rock bottom.

« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2020, 23:43 »
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most agencies are about what I would expect. but on pond5 not a single sale so far.

I dont think it is competition from subs site, then ss would be affected too.

whatever they are doing, it is not helping sales.

« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2020, 03:44 »
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most agencies are about what I would expect. but on pond5 not a single sale so far.

I dont think it is competition from subs site, then ss would be affected too.

whatever they are doing, it is not helping sales.

Pond5 seems to have imploded. I wouldn't be surprised if they're withholding information about the sorry state of their finances

« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2020, 03:57 »
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most agencies are about what I would expect. but on pond5 not a single sale so far.

I dont think it is competition from subs site, then ss would be affected too.

whatever they are doing, it is not helping sales.
Pond5 explained it very well at the town hall...problem is stock getty that sell 4k for pennies...obviously suscription plans grabs some sales too...
I think ss and as have been hurted less because they have different kind of buyers..

« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2020, 05:43 »
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Unless a miracle happens its going to be my worst month on SS for a long time and as nowhere else seems to be stepping up my worst for even longer. Maybe partly/mainly my fault as I'm not really motivated to add new content.

« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2020, 06:27 »
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most agencies are about what I would expect. but on pond5 not a single sale so far.

I dont think it is competition from subs site, then ss would be affected too.

whatever they are doing, it is not helping sales.
Pond5 explained it very well at the town hall...problem is stock getty that sell 4k for pennies...obviously suscription plans grabs some sales too...
I think ss and as have been hurted less because they have different kind of buyers..

I doubt that. Why should a buyer group only source from Getty and pond5, but not ss and adobe?

Many people are reporting a very abrupt drop in sales. And many of them only have their content on pond5.

And pond5 also has a subs program with over 400 000 files, but unlike Getty, artists never know the sales volume or for how low they sell.

« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2020, 07:27 »
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That's what they said at the town hall..btw istock is selling 4k for 6 credits (48$)..not to mention subs..do  want sell your stuff there and pretend to not have a drop elsewhere?? It will hurt even ss and as in the long run...


 

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