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« on: October 04, 2016, 10:15 »
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Hi friends, I have my images in SS only.last month i got 3 SODs only.But for this month my sales was not started yet.I don't no about the seasonal sales i am new here in micro stock also.How to know the demand of images like specify content required by customers,to improve our sales quantity.I know here lot seniors are available in stock market for long time.If possible please advice me how to increase the sales in best way.  :)


SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2016, 10:21 »
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Upload more stuff and upload better stuff. That's pretty much the key to it. The former is straightforward, the latter... that's a bit more complicated.

« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2016, 10:41 »
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I'm doing my upload regularly.but at some point of time i think, if no sales then why? and is there any secret behind for more EL & OD downloads of our account should be older enough..!!
« Last Edit: October 04, 2016, 10:44 by Dhina »

« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2016, 11:00 »
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Your keywords are terrible, as are your descriptions.
You can't just copy and paste from a keyboarding tool, you still need to edit out the words that do not apply.
I also think the translation tool you are using is not giving you the best choices.

« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 11:09 »
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You have about 100 images competing against dozens of millions images. Of that 100 images, you have a lot of repeats, so your subject aggregation is very small.  You need way more volume, and as space stock pointed out you need better stuff. And your keywords as photo bomb pointed out can be devastating to search. Do some research on what is selling. Landscapes and flowers are over saturated and camels are not that in demand as far as I know.

« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 11:27 »
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« Last Edit: October 04, 2016, 11:30 by Dodie »

« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2016, 11:29 »
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Its the 4th October and there have been less than two working days....I wondered who would be first to call October a disaster...ridiculous.

« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 11:58 »
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I'm doing my upload regularly.but at some point of time i think, if no sales then why? and is there any secret behind for more EL & OD downloads of our account should be older enough..!!

Are you from Oman? I suggest you shoot local stuff, local people, food, local/traditional dresses, people doing their everyday local stuff", forget flowers...

« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2016, 17:25 »
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looking at your port, you have about 10 different images, and october is 4 days old, so yes, you wont have any sales, seems about right

« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 23:44 »
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At least all the stolen clipart is gone

Rinderart

« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2016, 00:18 »
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BottomLine and I tell people this all the time and Have told People this for years and they JUST DONT GET IT. #1 your doing stuff thats done to death.  But , Thats fine But you really better put your twist On it.

#2..It's not that different than what anyone can do.
#3.. In the last week 980,000 Images were approved on SS alone. You my friend are a grain of sand On a Beach a 1000 Miles Long.

This is a Numbers game. and a Unique Game as far as what you upload. You do Just "More of the same" your not gonna do very well. and why are you doing Just one site.? thats stupid!!!  Are you Lazy?? each site has a niche, some do better with landscape , some with food. your Job Is to find what works for you.  OK. Yes sales are down. And By down I mean down from where they should be compared to where they were as per time here. in My 11+ years since Micro came around. I've gone through 39 Sites and gave them a shot. I have 9 Now.

Fairly new folks only pretend they know whats happening. some folks here Jump on anyone who complains. forget them. actually forget anyone who tries to tell you what to do.Including Me... But, Im telling ya. If, you don't start doing remarkable Unique Images that have a concept to sell a product or service you Might as well Take up Golf.  Seriously. Most of those folks weren't here in the beginning and, It's not 2003 anymore or even 2012 anymore when just about anything sold. .

I have some very good Personal friends that had major and I mean Major downloads for years that are dying and some have 30,000+ Images..  I was down 50% from where I should be pre 2012, This august was Very Good [Nowhere near BME}. September was acceptable. BUT.....The Big BUT.... what down Means for me has "NOTHING" to do with whats down for someone else. I go On My History Only. I know very well What sells for me and I know what sites do best with what I Do.

No Matter what I do, I cannot get the sales up to what they should be. And.....Again that comment is based On my Personal History and Not anyone elses work or what they think they know or Put Me down for saying. Im answering YOU. No one else.

You Have to be Unique and If you can...You Need massive amounts of it. I Mean Massive amounts and even with That.....Good Luck.

I am Only here because Im Vested. If I wasn't?? No way would I do this. I have to service My ports. and I not a quitter, But I can move stuff around to make this work for me.

I said 7 Months ago. My Money is On FT. I still Believe it. SS has so many issues it's sad. They still sell But... at what cost. Newbies making 25 Cents and going whooHoo. I see it everyday and I also Keep track of my Old Home ...the critique forum where  folks without even the slightest clue are posting Images.......Wow, to say the least.. SS Loves you Guys ..you don't complain cause you don't know any better. and your a lot Cheaper than Me. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK...C-mon Guys lets hear it. I said this in 2014, I said that in February. It's oct 4th.2016  Get Over it.

Dhina....shows Us stories of where you Live, What people do. show people doing what they do. YOU MUST tell stories. Pretty, easy Pictures are gone man. My Mother In Law can do that.  Yes....My Mother in Law....LOL!!!!

Theres a bunch of people On SSforums right Now with same Problem you have and Probably thousands who don't Post. I always wondered the numbers of How many Join a year and How many Quit.  Every single person from the old days is Gone.

« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 00:31 »
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I am Only here because Im Vested.
tldr but good to hear you're keeping warm at least.

gyllens

« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2016, 01:00 »
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I have been with SS since the very start and of course there are lots of changes its bound to be. You say all the old have left. Not all but many and I think whats worrying is they take their portfolios with them! can't see the point of that isnt it better to just leave it and let it earn money? unless they upload to one of the Rm agencies where they dont want images that have been in micro stock.

The actual SS forum is a joke thats true. Some years back there was a bunch of people there who could make their voice heard and in fact would in a small way make the Admin listen but they were not appreciated by other members who looked upon them as big headed and pompus well IMO thats the sort of people they should have there right now.
SS is till a decent earner not great but still the better of the bunch.

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2016, 01:24 »
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"last month i got 3 SODs only.But for this month my sales was not started yet."

And just to be clear on the maths... if you got three sales last month, that meant you got 0.097 sales a day. We're now just over four days into the month, so to expect the same, you should have had about 0.4 sales by now. Seeing that's not even a whole number, I couldn't be too concerned.

As for selling more stuff... how close are you to Dubai. Could get some pretty fancy shots there. Not too sure on the deal with releases for buildings and the like, so it might have to be editorial... but still. 

« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2016, 02:06 »
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BottomLine and I tell people this all the time and Have told People this for years and they JUST DONT GET IT. #1 your doing stuff thats done to death. 



2 of your latest submitted images, a tomato and toilet paper








« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2016, 02:10 »
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OK...C-mon Guys lets hear it. I said this in 2014, I said that in February. It's oct 4th.2016  Get Over it.

based on your rant you seem to be the only person having trouble to get over it


SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2016, 02:23 »
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When life gives you tomatoes... make stock.


« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2016, 02:30 »
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tomato stock, you are on to something, only 1300 images of tomato bouillon, ill shoot it tomorrow, my bed is calling

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2016, 02:57 »
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Marijuana infused tomato stock. Can't see there being many of those. Like a stock image of somebody making soup, on a rustic counter top, the fresh ingredients to the side of the pan... tomatoes, seasoning, veg, a big bag of weed. I can see it now. 

substancep

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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2016, 03:38 »
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Marijuana infused tomato stock. Can't see there being many of those. Like a stock image of somebody making soup, on a rustic counter top, the fresh ingredients to the side of the pan... tomatoes, seasoning, veg, a big bag of weed. I can see it now.

Stock of tomato and weed stock on shutterstock. Genius!

« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2016, 12:11 »
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Marijuana infused tomato stock. Can't see there being many of those. Like a stock image of somebody making soup, on a rustic counter top, the fresh ingredients to the side of the pan... tomatoes, seasoning, veg, a big bag of weed. I can see it now.

Stock of tomato and weed stock on shutterstock. Genius!

LOL, yea that's genius when you consider the cool thing today is using hemp for everything..
how about a telemarketing agent dress in hemp clothes ...
someone adding marijuana sprinkles to his lunch of orgnanic tofu burger

yesterday i saw an ad for pumpkin beer
so why not marijuana beer???

Rinderart

« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2016, 17:05 »
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BottomLine and I tell people this all the time and Have told People this for years and they JUST DONT GET IT. #1 your doing stuff thats done to death. 



2 of your latest submitted images, a tomato and toilet paper






All for you. Mr Stock. you got Nothing else to do. the tomato was done in august 2009 done as a Isolation On wht actually from a product workshop. this was done a Month ago at a class on changing background colors. I submitted it. so sue me. The toilet paper roll was a exercise for another class on how simple things found around the house can be submitted and accepted. Thats it. If you actually took the time and Looked at My work through your distorted view of Others and smartass remarks you would see this is Not the type of work I do or known for., i do emotional Portraiture,sadness,anxiety,Drug addiction,depression and Racism. But. I understand you Just "Had" to do this or is that Compelled ...cause you got nothing better to do.. Your a real Piece of work . Are you My Forum Boyfriend.??  How about a Link Mr/Mrs "Microstockphoto" usually people who call themselves names Like this are Pretty sad shooters in my experience. Im thinking Over Processed Landscapes??, Lots of sunsets and ducks...LOL

Ya know what....It just dawned On me why am I here anyway? theres soooo many much More qualified to help others and share experience. Like our friend here. So My account will be closed in 5 seconds ...who needs this and nice People Like you.  I hope you do Know that the Nickname for this site was the Hate club for years with a bunch of anoymous jerks. I guess there back. Have fun kids.  Now you guys can talk about the same chit over and Over.

Wanna Play Gotcha??? Pack a Lunch dude.  Done to Death Means.....I;ve done it.
Rinder Out. 3.....2.....1....

Rinderart.Com


BLIP...Gone.

« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2016, 18:03 »
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Until a year or two back, Shutterstock ingested only the best and grew to be a well oiled machine that was admired and respected by both buyers and contributors alike.

The last year or so has seen it overfeed on high calorie and low quality fast food, and it has become a bloated monster that needs to detox and go on a strict diet.

The 'Supersize Me' mentality has damaged both its' health and credibility.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 03:52 by KuriousKat »

« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2016, 18:38 »
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Marijuana infused tomato stock. Can't see there being many of those. Like a stock image of somebody making soup, on a rustic counter top, the fresh ingredients to the side of the pan... tomatoes, seasoning, veg, a big bag of weed. I can see it now.

Stock of tomato and weed stock on shutterstock. Genius!

"Officer, I swear, its oregano"
 ::)

« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2016, 09:57 »
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BottomLine and I tell people this all the time and Have told People this for years and they JUST DONT GET IT. #1 your doing stuff thats done to death. 


2 of your latest submitted images, a tomato and toilet paper



#1 He's right about done to death is death.

#2 you are right about tomato and toilet paper. I can't believe SS accepted those.

#3 Laurin checks in every day at the SS forum and will do the same here, we just get the rewards that we don't have to read his contradicting vague complaining any more. Never a straight answer to a straight question? Why is that?

« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2016, 10:35 »
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For someone ready to savage everyone else such a sensitive soul. 


 

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