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« on: January 17, 2015, 22:08 »
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From last Dec,sales of Shutterstock started to being sinking and sinking and never come back :(. more photo uploaded,more visitor on photo portfolio,more nice photo ( i suppose) but less download. It really not good.


No Free Lunch

« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 22:15 »
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From last Dec,sales of Shutterstock started to being sinking and sinking and never come back :(. more photo uploaded,more visitor on photo portfolio,more nice photo ( i suppose) but less download. It really not good.

If you want us to help you will need to see your portfolio on shutter.  Just be prepared for some very straight forward comments  ;)


« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 22:59 »
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From last Dec,sales of Shutterstock started to being sinking and sinking and never come back :(. more photo uploaded,more visitor on photo portfolio,more nice photo ( i suppose) but less download. It really not good.

Me too so sew StokShuter sale of to drop. Dec who? Me my frind cales Dec.
Shuting a lot, not good. Not gut dowload less no more.
It a realla nota gooda...

« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 23:34 »
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From last Dec,sales of Shutterstock started to being sinking and sinking and never come back :(. more photo uploaded,more visitor on photo portfolio,more nice photo ( i suppose) but less download. It really not good.

How long have you been selling stock?

I ask because there is a strong seasonal variation for most portfolios, so what you want to do is compare Jan 2015 to Jan 2014, or 4th quarter this year to last. Sales are generally pretty low in January and mid-summer and there is a Spring and Fall/Christmas boost.

Sales in late November and December will be poor if you have no seasonal images. Sales in January are slow for most people regardless of how many new uploads or nice photos.

« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 03:53 »
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Last year (2014) my January sales were just fantastic. Much better than Nov., Dec., and Feb. around. In 2015 it's tragic.

« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 04:00 »
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Goes to show how different our experiences are -- my sals at Shutterstock have been very strong, especially since fall and surprisingly all the way through the holidays and, so far, January.

« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 04:48 »
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on the way up again..... :)

Rinderart

« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2015, 14:27 »
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Depends on what your used to.

« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2015, 05:19 »
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70% down on Jan last year!

« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2015, 13:02 »
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February / March, the action will be back.  These last few months have sucked.

« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2015, 13:12 »
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today i have half sales from last three mounts, if u dont make every day useful staff, sales drop immediately, it is very cruel business model.

PZF

« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2015, 14:15 »
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today i have half sales from last three mounts, if u dont make every day useful staff, sales drop immediately, it is very cruel business model.
Not my case. New stuff sinking. Really old forgotten stuff selling.

Rinderart

« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2015, 15:52 »
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I have stuff selling I forgot was Mine....Honestly. why upload is the question.

« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2015, 17:07 »
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i am a little less than 100dls and if i want to stay on this volume, i have to upload every day with 2-3 images, to have this volume.

« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2015, 18:07 »
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Portafolio a bit more than doubled in size compared to Jan 14 but sales only increased in 47%  :-\
« Last Edit: January 19, 2015, 23:14 by Pablox »

« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2015, 21:37 »
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Subs sales are more than 50% less than the usual pace, but high-value sales are higher making $$$ normal overall or maybe even slightly better.  Like others, old images selling better than new.  Weird, but I'll take it.

« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2015, 08:59 »
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Subs sales are more than 50% less than the usual pace, but high-value sales are higher making $$$ normal overall or maybe even slightly better.  Like others, old images selling better than new.  Weird, but I'll take it.

Same here. I am down for Jan but not by much due to the random SODs.  But subs are down 50% for me, OD's are down 50% as well. If I don't nail some SOD's my days are in the $15 range, VERY LOW compared to the past. This is to say that I am relying on licenses that are unpredictable, random and infrequent, and the ones that are regular are down 50%.  Though business and getting tougher by the day.


« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2015, 00:26 »
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i am a little less than 100dls and if i want to stay on this volume, i have to upload every day with 2-3 images, to have this volume.

100 dw per day, week or month?
How many images youv got online?



died from overdrawn

« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2015, 11:57 »
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December was slow because of seasonal factor, but this month has been good so far.  I expect the sales on Shutterstock to go up as I keep adding new contents. 

« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2015, 14:34 »
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i am a little less than 100dls and if i want to stay on this volume, i have to upload every day with 2-3 images, to have this volume.

100 dw per day, week or month?
How many images youv got online?




died from overdrawn



90 per day, 1500 images

« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2015, 14:46 »
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You are good!

I have 1600 images and 20-30 dls per day!

« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2015, 14:52 »
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10 images are sold every day , they produce about 20dl/day, other 70 dl are from last 800 images, 10 are facebook sod ( not happy ),

BUT! this year i have 20% less on demand downloads

« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2015, 15:50 »
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I've increased my portfolio by about 50% in the past 4 months.  My sales are up, but my SODs and DODs are decreasing, so my income is actually going down.  I added up how many subs I would need per day just to get a decent 2nd income without the SODs.  It is depressing, to say the least.

« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2015, 16:44 »
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You are good!

I have 1600 images and 20-30 dls per day!

Photography or vectors? You are good too dude


died from overdrawn

« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2015, 14:18 »
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We all know that different photographers have different experiences. Photos, vectors, 5,000 images, 600 images. And different concepts and subject matter as well.

I have only been doing stock for a few years and am pretty selective in what I submit, so have a very small portfolio (300-380 images, depending on who accepts what images) but have made my minimum (at least) on SS every month for well over a year. Often much more when SODs were selling (unlike now).

However, this month (so far) is REALLY different for me! I submit only to SS, BS, DT, and FT.

To date (Jan. 21), my sales from FT have consistently been AHEAD of SS, and I expect to make my minimum payout with them in a single month for the first time ever.
Normally SS is way, way ahead of the other 3 in both sales and downloads. But not this Jan. This might be just a weird month; so I'll certainly be interested in seeing if the trend continues for me in the following months.

More than ever, microstock is a moving target. Gotta stay on top of it. That's one reason I appreciate this forum.


 

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