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fritz

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« Reply #100 on: August 14, 2014, 06:58 »
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So far so good-560dl. Can't complain :)
How many files on Shutterstock do you have if I may ask? Just so I can compare with my number of DLs.

Thank you.
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Valo

« Reply #101 on: August 14, 2014, 09:38 »
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Thank you !

Phadrea

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« Reply #102 on: August 14, 2014, 11:57 »
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Tanked. Utterly depressing  :-\

OM

« Reply #103 on: August 14, 2014, 19:31 »
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Average month so far in dls~200 for a port of less than 400, that's OK. Usually get 400+ dl's/month.
 Probably facing a normal but not spectacular month this month...had the spectacle in July with a super-SOD and 3 EL's so, by the laws of averages, August will be average! 

« Reply #104 on: August 15, 2014, 04:50 »
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For now it is my BME great sales


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« Reply #105 on: August 15, 2014, 06:59 »
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So far so good-560dl. Can't complain :)
560dl in one day?????wow

Dook

« Reply #106 on: August 15, 2014, 11:19 »
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I have sudden drop of sales in the last three days. Very strange, anybody else?

« Reply #107 on: August 15, 2014, 11:33 »
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To me the last month (july) was the best month ever. The current month is going well also.

Dook

« Reply #108 on: August 15, 2014, 11:34 »
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I had great July, too. But, something is wrong now.
Thanks for the info!

« Reply #109 on: August 15, 2014, 12:14 »
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I have sudden drop of sales in the last three days. Very strange, anybody else?
Me too. Getting half my daily average.

« Reply #110 on: August 15, 2014, 13:17 »
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I was having a good month - until today. It's as though someone turned the tap off at midnight. The only things that have been selling are really old files that haven't seen the light of day for a while. Very curious...

Same here. Worst friday since...don't know when  ???

« Reply #111 on: August 15, 2014, 15:15 »
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I was having a good month - until today. It's as though someone turned the tap off at midnight. The only things that have been selling are really old files that haven't seen the light of day for a while. Very curious...

Same here. Worst friday since...don't know when  ???

any of u reached payout?  my tap was turned off the night i reached pay-out early this month.
 >:(

« Reply #112 on: August 15, 2014, 16:28 »
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My total sales are down a little. Almost at 900 total sales. At this pace, I won't quite hit the 1,844 sales I had last month.

Tror

« Reply #113 on: August 15, 2014, 16:34 »
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A drop here too. I am a long time contributor. But it is not surprising with the kamikaze strategy they drive.

I stopped buying there too since they refuse any raise or improvement for contributors....

« Reply #114 on: August 15, 2014, 16:40 »
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A drop here too. I am a long time contributor. But it is not surprising with the kamikaze strategy they drive.

I stopped buying there too since they refuse any raise or improvement for contributors....

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*insert sub sales for golden egg*

alas, no more sub sales  >:(

« Reply #115 on: August 15, 2014, 18:10 »
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I had a bme last month mostly due to 3 EL.  the last 6 months have kept pretty steady at about 15-20% over last year

plus they've made their editorial policy more consistent so my acceptance rate has gone up

« Reply #116 on: August 15, 2014, 18:29 »
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BME after only 12 days. MY portfolio is growing rapidly which may explain it.


« Reply #117 on: August 16, 2014, 04:27 »
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I am interested in SS now.

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« Reply #118 on: August 18, 2014, 09:36 »
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My total sales are down a little. Almost at 900 total sales. At this pace, I won't quite hit the 1,844 sales I had last month.

I wish that was all i had as my problem, not hitting 1,844 sales for 900. Still absolutely soul destroyingly depressing free fall of sales.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 11:41 by Herg »

« Reply #119 on: August 18, 2014, 14:53 »
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BME after only 12 days. MY portfolio is growing rapidly which may explain it.

Yes, that DOES explain it.  The ONLY people experiencing good sales these days are contributors who are new to this and rapidly growing their portfolio.  That's because you're comparing your sales to a month ago, when you may have only had a fraction of what you have in your port today.

The moment your rate of growth in uploads falls behind the rate of growth in available images at the agencies, you will start making less money each month.  It's an unavoidable truth in microstock, and everyone jumping into this today needs to understand that while things seem rosy today as you start out, your sales will reach a point of falling behind and never catching up. 

See the point above me from Herg, who has been at this for some time...

"absolutely soul destroyingly depressing free fall of sales."

That pretty much sums it up for everyone.

« Reply #120 on: August 18, 2014, 15:24 »
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Very slow here too, likely will be the worst month of the year so far.

Dook

« Reply #121 on: August 19, 2014, 09:15 »
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I had great July, too. But, something is wrong now.
Thanks for the info!
Since I don't want to be the one who only writes when things go wrong, I'm informing you that my sales at SS are back to normal today.
I guess it was summer slowdown, or maybe some sort of Best match experiment.
I don't agree with people saying that only newcomers can expect growth of income. It is true that my income stopped increasing for a year now, but only after six years of constant growth, and only after I hit 10k portfolio size. But, I reached the level of income that I'm satisfied with, it doesn't have to grow anymore.
Hope this info helps someone.

« Reply #122 on: August 19, 2014, 12:48 »
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BME after only 12 days. MY portfolio is growing rapidly which may explain it.

Yes, that DOES explain it.  The ONLY people experiencing good sales these days are contributors who are new to this and rapidly growing their portfolio.  That's because you're comparing your sales to a month ago, when you may have only had a fraction of what you have in your port today.

The moment your rate of growth in uploads falls behind the rate of growth in available images at the agencies, you will start making less money each month.  It's an unavoidable truth in microstock, and everyone jumping into this today needs to understand that while things seem rosy today as you start out, your sales will reach a point of falling behind and never catching up. 

See the point above me from Herg, who has been at this for some time...

"absolutely soul destroyingly depressing free fall of sales."

That pretty much sums it up for everyone.

that's for speaking for ALL of us -- but as is always the case, such statements fall flat

if you said 'most' or 'many' your blanket statements might have some validity -- but ALL contributors are not seeing the results you claim everyone is experiencing -- several of us have gone away for many weeks with NO LOSS of sales

"your sales will reach a point of falling behind and never catching up. "  and in the long run we'll all be dead.  but again, there are many who have not seen this happen after many years of doing MS.  my sales have increased every year since I started 6 years ago and 2014 is doing better % wise than 2013 did

a lot depends on what you shoot, and how long your subjects are in demand

« Reply #123 on: August 19, 2014, 14:35 »
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Sales aren't 'terrible' but I've certainly seen better.

If I held SSTK stock though I'd certainly be thinking of selling before they announced the results for Q3 2014. Difficult to believe that the greater company is still growing strongly despite my own numbers (and those that other contributors are reporting).

Valo

« Reply #124 on: August 19, 2014, 14:50 »
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Sales aren't 'terrible' but I've certainly seen better.

If I held SSTK stock though I'd certainly be thinking of selling before they announced the results for Q3 2014. Difficult to believe that the greater company is still growing strongly despite my own numbers (and those that other contributors are reporting).
In a discussion on Shutterstock in a thread with answers from Shutterstock, they mention that they are seeing steady growth, selling more images than ever, and paying out more earning to contributors than ever. Although I accept that is true, it does draw a skewed picture. Yes, Shutterstock is paying out more earnings than ever, but they have also almost doubled their contributor base since 2012. I think they have gone up from 35,000 contributors to 66,000 contributors. So it is not weird to see a decline in earnings on personal level, against growth on corporate level, as I am sure they have not doubled their pay outs since 2012. I don't why Shutterstock keeps making the argument, as the complaint is that we earn less, which is true. It seems like smoke and mirrors to me. And without wanting to offend anyone, it seems disrespectful to the contributors in that thread, thinking that they might not cop on.


 

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