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« on: November 01, 2016, 02:14 »
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SS down 40% on Oct last year despite uploading.....!!!!! :o


« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 02:28 »
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Well my October was by far my best month in earnings, thanks to ELs and SODs and slightly better from my previous best month with number of sales....

« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 02:32 »
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After all my spouting off about sites other than IS doing okay I also saw a suprise dip on SS and FL in October. Not sure what went wrong but IS taking better paying sub sales hasn't helped I'm sure.

« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 02:38 »
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My SS was 42% of Oct 2015 (which was a good month). October 2016 was a bit low even for this year - so a lousy month.

Overall a rather poor month too - so sadly pretty typical for this year.

« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 03:05 »
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Very bad month at SS. 10% down from Sep, 20% down compared to Oct 15, 25% down compared to Oct 14.
Worst month since Jan 14. Looks like Dumc got all my Els and SODs

gyllens

« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 03:34 »
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Considering I have a huge portfolio at SS sales will come in regardless but even so I'm not too happy about being around 25% down compared to previous month's.

« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 04:15 »
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Revenue -22% vs. Sep 2016, -12% vs. Oct 2015
Downloads -33% vs. Sep 2016, -35% vs. Oct 2015
My uploads (new files) +243% vs. Sep 2016, +893% vs. Oct 2015

Busiest month of the year? Well, considering the contributor's work, maybe. Otherwise - SS looses its steam.

« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2016, 05:55 »
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My October was good or say BME.

« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 06:44 »
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Oct still good, hope this month will be better :)

« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2016, 07:05 »
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nothing spectacular

worst then September but still okay

« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2016, 07:12 »
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Worse then last year, but 2015 was a surprisingly good year for me.

« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2016, 07:17 »
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This years October was almost double the income of last year.

« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2016, 08:11 »
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SS down 40% on Oct last year despite uploading.....!!!!! :o

About the same for me. SS is all about the SOD's and video sales for me....without those, they would be like any other MS company.

« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2016, 08:16 »
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Better than last month but about 25% down from last year and less than the average during the previous three years.  And that was lucky - clip sales and an EL for over $34 kept it from being abysmal.  DLs down almost 50% from 2-3 years ago.  Video, high-value SODs and the occasional EL kept them at the top for me this month - looks like Mantis just posted the same conclusion.

« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2016, 10:45 »
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About the same for me. SS is all about the SOD's and video sales for me....without those, they would be like any other MS company.

yes, i assessed my record, and it looks like you say, without the SOD it is not good.

another thing i noticed this month, i am back to the regular number of downloads,
but the $$$ do not equal what it used to be. eg. for say , getting 500 dl which usually earn me
365 dollars, i am getting  instead $225
is there a reduction to the pricing ???


« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2016, 11:15 »
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Excellent SS month: second best ever, 30% more than last October, well inside the 4 dollar digits range  ;D

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« Last Edit: November 01, 2016, 13:52 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2016, 11:16 »
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About the same for me. SS is all about the SOD's and video sales for me....without those, they would be like any other MS company.

yes, i assessed my record, and it looks like you say, without the SOD it is not good.

another thing i noticed this month, i am back to the regular number of downloads,
but the $$$ do not equal what it used to be. eg. for say , getting 500 dl which usually earn me
365 dollars, i am getting  instead $225
is there a reduction to the pricing ???

Don't know, but if you are taking about shutterstock, they do not play much with their pricing model, infact very less agencies do the reduction keeping iStock out of the list.


« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2016, 11:53 »
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3rd best month of 2016, 4th best month overall, thanks to another good month at Alamy, which has retaken 2nd place from iS for the year.

+59% over Oct '15
+13% over Sept '16

In ordrer for October:
SS - solid month - #2 BMY, #5 BME
Alamy - a couple of big sales
iS - typical '16 month, down 25% from '15
   2nd tier
123rf - continues to grow steadily
Fotolia - slow month for '16
Dreamstime - continues to slide
Pond5 - another zero.

« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2016, 11:59 »
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Terrible month for me.  Approx 30% down vs Oct 15 across all the big agencies. 

Some folks here are reporting a good October.  Is anyone who has been doing this for several years seeing positive results?  Of course new microstockers are seeing growth... but I'd like to know how veterans are feeling about the performance of SS, FT, DT, 123 and other top sites.  Seems like nothing but falling earnings for everyone with a large port.

« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2016, 13:14 »
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My Oct 16/15/14 were virtually the same.  October 2013 and prior were all 20% (ish) better.

« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2016, 13:48 »
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Terrible month for me.  Approx 30% down vs Oct 15 across all the big agencies. 

Some folks here are reporting a good October.  Is anyone who has been doing this for several years seeing positive results?  Of course new microstockers are seeing growth... but I'd like to know how veterans are feeling about the performance of SS, FT, DT, 123 and other top sites.  Seems like nothing but falling earnings for everyone with a large port.

I bet that either short portfolios from recent contributors or with huge ports from older contributor with hundreds of new images every month can report good sales.
The first, because they are in the 1st or 2nd commission tier and so, get better placed in search results. The second because they have the ability to flood the library, probably with spam, and be always visible.

« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2016, 14:10 »
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Shutterstock was down a bit but it depends on those big sales now and I didn't get many last month.  One of the lower sites in the poll here made more than SS for the first time.  Don't really want to say what site it was because I am quite happy if most people are ignoring them :)  Alamy were good in October.

« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2016, 17:22 »
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Terrible month for me.  Approx 30% down vs Oct 15 across all the big agencies. 

Some folks here are reporting a good October.  Is anyone who has been doing this for several years seeing positive results?  Of course new microstockers are seeing growth... but I'd like to know how veterans are feeling about the performance of SS, FT, DT, 123 and other top sites.  Seems like nothing but falling earnings for everyone with a large port.

for ss , as i mentioned earlier, i am back to my floating margin of # of downloads
but the dollar total is down by +-30-40%
maybe it was the SOD that boosted my total at the end of the month for
the same month of the past years.

« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2016, 20:49 »
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BME when it comes to download numbers, but lower than last month when it comes to revenue.

Picone

« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2016, 05:19 »
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Terrible month for me.  Approx 30% down vs Oct 15 across all the big agencies. 

Some folks here are reporting a good October.  Is anyone who has been doing this for several years seeing positive results?  Of course new microstockers are seeing growth... but I'd like to know how veterans are feeling about the performance of SS, FT, DT, 123 and other top sites.  Seems like nothing but falling earnings for everyone with a large port.

I bet that either short portfolios from recent contributors or with huge ports from older contributor with hundreds of new images every month can report good sales.
The first, because they are in the 1st or 2nd commission tier and so, get better placed in search results. The second because they have the ability to flood the library, probably with spam, and be always visible.
I'm an older contributor with a huge port. I don't have the ability to flood the library, because I can produce around 100-200 pictures a month, just like I did when my portfolio wasn't huge. I don't spam neither and I don't even know what you meant by that. My portfolio is not huge because I'm a spammer, it is huge because I've been working hard for ten years.  It is easiest to blame someone else for failure.


 

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