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« on: September 20, 2016, 07:05 »
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Does anybody experience a significant drop in their sales at SS in September? I had relatively good sales during the summer season which was quite unusual considering the seasonal holidays people usually take, but I definitely didn't expect almost a 50% drop in sales in September, one of the busiest month. Despite the fact that there's still 1.5 weeks in September left, taking into account the current meager daily sales, I'm still on course for a 50% drop month-on-month and the worst month in 2016.

Would be nice to know others' experience to see if it's individual or mass.




« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 07:27 »
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My September is OK after an awful August

« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 07:38 »
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Does anybody experience a significant drop in their sales at SS in September? I had relatively good sales during the summer season which was quite unusual considering the seasonal holidays people usually take, but I definitely didn't expect almost a 50% drop in sales in September, one of the busiest month. Despite the fact that there's still 1.5 weeks in September left, taking into account the current meager daily sales, I'm still on course for a 50% drop month-on-month and the worst month in 2016.

Would be nice to know others' experience to see if it's individual or mass.




My are up for 100%! Wish you better second half of september.

« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 07:42 »
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If it continues like this for the next 10 days, yes, it will be about 50% of August. But you never know when those 4k sales appear and save the day...

AlexRvan

« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 08:30 »
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I'm down 70%. Same on FT this september.

« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 08:53 »
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I am down more than 50%. It seems that new contents do not sell at all

« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 09:13 »
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I count only the working days (Mo-Fr). That means there is still 40% left of this month. So seeing your graph I think it will be OK.

gyllens

« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2016, 10:14 »
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In talking to some people with large ports they are all down about 30% including myself. Seems that the larger port you have the more down. FT/Adobe OTOH is way up.

Rinderart

« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2016, 11:29 »
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Huge august, back to crap sept. DT is showing A lot of movement after being asleep a Long time. FT is still very hot. Buyers Leaving SS? or other sites search better and Images not so diluted and better curated??

« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2016, 11:46 »
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Huge august, back to crap sept. DT is showing A lot of movement after being asleep a Long time. FT is still very hot. Buyers Leaving SS? or other sites search better and Images not so diluted and better curated??
you reckon a load of buyers joined last month and left this. You are constantly telling us how long your  experience  is so where's your sense of perspective? Its not even a whole  month yet.

« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2016, 14:23 »
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Was a very slow summer (my 2nd summer in stock photo/video), September has picked up with more timelapse sales and photo sales than previous months.

« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2016, 14:31 »
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My sales are OK. I had also one 60$ SOD (biggest so far) so I'm pleased...

Rinderart

« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2016, 16:39 »
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Huge august, back to crap sept. DT is showing A lot of movement after being asleep a Long time. FT is still very hot. Buyers Leaving SS? or other sites search better and Images not so diluted and better curated??
you reckon a load of buyers joined last month and left this. You are constantly telling us how long your  experience  is so where's your sense of perspective? Its not even a whole  month yet.

Ya know what. why don't i just shut up. it's all yours. tell us all about it ...your way. Let me give ya a hint My friend who I'll never really Know as everyone here is hiding.....I will Post what I want and when I want. Your job is to agree or discuss or ignore. and Im sorry I've been around the block a long time does that intimidate you? It shouldn't...

And the way It's going , My observation about "MY PORT" and work Is My Observation. regardless of when it is. It's gonna take a LOT to come up to August, and that ain't gonna happen. My point. and your Point  on this topic is or ya just wanna excuse to diss me. Go ahead. the best have and means Nothing.

Im so Glad your Pleased. Im not!! and I will tell you. and also when it's good...I will also tell you no matter what day during the month it is. Good and Bad Months for everyone that posts is total nonsence really and based on a hundred factors My Worse Month ever could be someones best ever. So what.? Just killing time here during Uploads.Have fun. Looking forward to a unique topic.

« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2016, 19:50 »
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September is pretty normal so far (but missing some big single and enhanced sales..)

July was a disaster, worst month in many years. You can say it's summer, but I've never seen such drop in the last few years.
August was in between, recovering.

Although September sales seem to be OK, new content doesen't sell at all. And I have lots of images uploaded with big expectations... and nothing.
Seems like something was cut of after spring. Images uploaded until the spring of 2016 sell. Since then, nothing..

« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2016, 00:12 »
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My number of files sold is right about where it should be, but they've almost all been Subscription sales, so my dollar amount is down.

« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2016, 03:01 »
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For me, image sales are normal (even a bit higher) with more On Demand sales than usual, but footage sales are down which makes a much bigger difference in the $$$ amount...

gyllens

« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2016, 03:18 »
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Rinderart is actually correct in his statement believe it or not but I even personally know a few very large contributors with portfolios of over 10.000 files that left some time in August.
I suppose they try out other ways of making their pictures pay or they don't relish the idea of being stuck among 100 million files. There are quite a few joining up with the macro agencies although I cant see how that can generate more income.


« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2016, 08:42 »
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Could the new DepositPhotos' "DollarPhotoClub" have anything to do with lower sales (especially fewer ODs) on SS?

« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2016, 08:56 »
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I also see a sudden drop in sales in the last two months  :(

fritz

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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2016, 09:05 »
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I also see a sudden drop in sales in the last two months  :(

Same here but so far means nothing! Someone is up other is down.

« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2016, 10:18 »
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Could the new DepositPhotos' "DollarPhotoClub" have anything to do with lower sales (especially fewer ODs) on SS?


Even if that was true, you wouldn't notice that in just a weekor two.. My September is good, my second best month for $$$....thanks to EL and SOD. In terms of number of sales it's about my average....
« Last Edit: September 21, 2016, 10:21 by Dumc »

« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2016, 10:23 »
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Could the new DepositPhotos' "DollarPhotoClub" have anything to do with lower sales (especially fewer ODs) on SS?


I have more ODs.

« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2016, 10:31 »
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August was my best month this year, September probably second best. Not much new stuff, can't put my finger on it.

« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2016, 12:16 »
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Rinderart is actually correct in his statement believe it or not but I even personally know a few very large contributors with portfolios of over 10.000 files that left some time in August.
I suppose they try out other ways of making their pictures pay or they don't relish the idea of being stuck among 100 million files. There are quite a few joining up with the macro agencies although I cant see how that can generate more income.

ya, me too!!! the numbers as who??? shelma??? says won't make a dent in ss shareholders-carrot bolstering inventory numbers, but personally, they are the smart ones .
remember we learn nothing from history... viz istock... when only a handful left
while the rest, like here today with ss, we keep hanging on... grumble... hoping oringer will
listen and change ss to shift backwards to the old days!!!

i don't think that is ever going to happen. deja-vu is what's going to happen..
istock all over again, and by the time the man leaves laughing with money in his big large oversize
wallet, we will all once again like istock-ers, be left holding the bags of nothing !!!

the smart ones left a long time ago...already, like you said!!!
i like to be with them, but my position is not life-threatening, micro is just a tiny portion
of my income, and it is not a priority, other than to chuck the moon
and cuss like everyone here ...
as rinderhart says..just killing time here... between glasses of wine !!!

« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2016, 12:29 »
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Rinderart is actually correct in his statement believe it or not but I even personally know a few very large contributors with portfolios of over 10.000 files that left some time in August.
I suppose they try out other ways of making their pictures pay or they don't relish the idea of being stuck among 100 million files. There are quite a few joining up with the macro agencies although I cant see how that can generate more income.

ya, me too!!! the numbers as who??? shelma??? says won't make a dent in ss shareholders-carrot bolstering inventory numbers, but personally, they are the smart ones .
remember we learn nothing from history... viz istock... when only a handful left
while the rest, like here today with ss, we keep hanging on... grumble... hoping oringer will
listen and change ss to shift backwards to the old days!!!

i don't think that is ever going to happen. deja-vu is what's going to happen..
istock all over again, and by the time the man leaves laughing with money in his big large oversize
wallet, we will all once again like istock-ers, be left holding the bags of nothing !!!

the smart ones left a long time ago...already, like you said!!!
i like to be with them, but my position is not life-threatening, micro is just a tiny portion
of my income, and it is not a priority, other than to chuck the moon
and cuss like everyone here .
..
as rinderhart says..just killing time here... between glasses of wine !!!

Why are you complaining then in every single post you make?


 

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