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Rinderart

« Reply #125 on: January 19, 2016, 11:40 »
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The POPCORN was good though.


« Reply #126 on: January 19, 2016, 14:24 »
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Back to the thread.

Sales are picking up, but mostly subs...
Anyone else ?

« Reply #127 on: January 19, 2016, 14:41 »
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Thanks, Thomas, for getting us back on the subject. Let's hope we can stay here.

My SS sales have picked up in the last week but they're lagging way behind FT. I sure do miss the good old days of many SODs and even the occasional EL.

Hard not to notice the drop in SS's rating in the column to the right and the related rise of IS, FT, and P5.

« Reply #128 on: January 19, 2016, 14:45 »
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Thanks, Thomas, for getting us back on the subject. Let's hope we can stay here.

My SS sales have picked up in the last week but they're lagging way behind FT. I sure do miss the good old days of many SODs and even the occasional EL.

Hard not to notice the drop in SS's rating in the column to the right and the related rise of IS, FT, and P5.
I can see the drop in SS in the column to the right and in my port performance.
I can't see any rise of IS, FT or P5.

« Reply #129 on: January 19, 2016, 15:36 »
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Thanks, Thomas, for getting us back on the subject. Let's hope we can stay here.

My SS sales have picked up in the last week but they're lagging way behind FT. I sure do miss the good old days of many SODs and even the occasional EL.

Hard not to notice the drop in SS's rating in the column to the right and the related rise of IS, FT, and P5.
I can see the drop in SS in the column to the right and in my port performance.
I can't see any rise of IS, FT or P5.

Personally, I'm not seeing a rise in P5 (probably because I'm not in video). And I'm no longer in iStock, so can't comment on that. I still get sales on DT, but they're increasingly few and far between.

For me Fotolia is doing better than SS right now.

In response to that, I've switched a dozen images to exclusive on FT and am seeing better returns on those already. If that pattern holds, I may continue to migrate images that don't do well on DT and SS over to FT as exclusives.

« Reply #130 on: January 20, 2016, 01:48 »
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While you guys argue...the weed guy is uploading 100000 "new" weed shots...


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« Reply #131 on: January 20, 2016, 02:06 »
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It seems to always take until the second half of January for image buyers to shake off their holiday hangovers and get down to business.  My sales are up from early January but not as robust a recovery as I'd like.

« Reply #132 on: January 20, 2016, 08:15 »
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It seems to always take until the second half of January for image buyers to shake off their holiday hangovers and get down to business.  My sales are up from early January but not as robust a recovery as I'd like.

I agree. My ales are VERY slow and almost half of my norm, but across all sites.  But Shutterstock is amazingly low in sales for me this month. I normally make nearly a grand per month there and I am at 1/3rd of that today.

« Reply #133 on: January 20, 2016, 09:46 »
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2014 ~ 2015

Portfolio +21%
Download -14%
Earnings -5%
Rpi -26%
Rpd +10% yes !

Earnings per site

SS -6,3%
FT -24,5% (but good Q4)
DT +36%
IS +10% and -1,5% PP and Sub
123 +19,4%
DP +13,1%
BS -1%
PO +16%
PD -8,74%
CA -48%
VE -79%

Jan 2016, compared to Jan 2015, is only -1,6% down after 19 days.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 10:52 by Bauman »

« Reply #134 on: January 20, 2016, 10:29 »
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Martha, thanks for the hint about exclusivity for some images on FT. I have a bunch of exclusives on DT which I think is why my sales there often beat the average. I may give it a try on FT too and see how that works. I just joined recently have a very small port there, but it's picking up. SS is very busy for me this month too with many more ODDs and SODs than I've seen in quite a while, but no Els there since November.

« Reply #135 on: January 20, 2016, 11:17 »
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Martha, thanks for the hint about exclusivity for some images on FT. I have a bunch of exclusives on DT which I think is why my sales there often beat the average. I may give it a try on FT too and see how that works. I just joined recently have a very small port there, but it's picking up. SS is very busy for me this month too with many more ODDs and SODs than I've seen in quite a while, but no Els there since November.

It's worth a try to test some images as exclusives on different sites. I don't have any exclusives anywhere else but on FT. Never did that on DT and of course can't do it on SS.

But several of my good 2015 images that cranky-and-unpredictable SS reviewers didn't accept have done well on FT, so after a few of those sales I realized I should make them exclusives there. Hard to say what the best long-term strategy is. Experimentation seems a good idea.

Congrats for being successful at SS this month. Your port is unusual, so something there must be striking a chord.

« Reply #136 on: January 20, 2016, 11:34 »
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My SS sales for January are on par with my sales for last year, so I don't notice an unusual slowdown. And I, too, see an increase in sales from Fotolia as compared to SS. Maybe SS buyers are just slow at getting into the swing of things after the holiday.

« Reply #137 on: January 20, 2016, 12:09 »
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And I, too, see an increase in sales from Fotolia as compared to SS. Maybe SS buyers are just slow at getting into the swing of things after the holiday.

Or could it be that the migration of buyers from SS to FT/Adobe is in progress? I don't know that's the case, but it seems possible.

« Reply #138 on: January 20, 2016, 14:18 »
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Sales are picking up, but mostly subs...
Anyone else ?

I should complain more often...just got an EL after typing my message  8)


« Reply #139 on: January 20, 2016, 14:37 »
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Sales are picking up, but mostly subs...
Anyone else ?

I should complain more often...just got an EL after typing my message  8)

Nice to hear! I think I'll start bitchin' and moanin' more about SS!  :D

Rinderart

« Reply #140 on: January 20, 2016, 14:47 »
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It seems to always take until the second half of January for image buyers to shake off their holiday hangovers and get down to business.  My sales are up from early January but not as robust a recovery as I'd like.

I agree. My ales are VERY slow and almost half of my norm, but across all sites.  But Shutterstock is amazingly low in sales for me this month. I normally make nearly a grand per month there and I am at 1/3rd of that today.

Same here brother. FT is red Hot for me.

« Reply #141 on: January 20, 2016, 15:21 »
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Oh yeah, complaining and whining on this forum used to help me too, so let me do it again for the sake of my future sales ;D: no SODs for me on SS so far, just subs after subs (grrr), and my FT portfolio still thinks it's Christmas (hey, psss, wake up!)...
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 15:58 by lanabyko »


« Reply #142 on: January 20, 2016, 17:06 »
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Sales are picking up, but mostly subs...
Anyone else ?

I should complain more often...just got an EL after typing my message  8)

Nice to hear! I think I'll start bitchin' and moanin' more about SS!  :D

I don't bitch or moan about SS. On the contrary: I'm happy with our business relation.

Maybe this why I have a very nice day today, while being on track to have a rather good month, since, I just surpassed January 2015.

I'm sure you can try my "method" too!  8)

« Reply #143 on: January 20, 2016, 17:42 »
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Sales are picking up, but mostly subs...
Anyone else ?
I should complain more often...just got an EL after typing my message  8)

Nice to hear! I think I'll start bitchin' and moanin' more about SS!  :D

I don't bitch or moan about SS. On the contrary: I'm happy with our business relation.

Maybe this why I have a very nice day today, while being on track to have a rather good month, since, I just surpassed January 2015.

I'm sure you can try my "method" too!  8)


I propose we all withhold judgment on Zero Talent's "method" for a while, becausemost likelyhe'll be back bichin' and moanin' along with everybody else before too long.  ::)

« Reply #144 on: January 20, 2016, 17:59 »
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Sales are picking up, but mostly subs...
Anyone else ?
I should complain more often...just got an EL after typing my message  8)

Nice to hear! I think I'll start bitchin' and moanin' more about SS!  :D

I don't bitch or moan about SS. On the contrary: I'm happy with our business relation.

Maybe this why I have a very nice day today, while being on track to have a rather good month, since, I just surpassed January 2015.

I'm sure you can try my "method" too!  8)


I propose we all withhold judgment on Zero Talent's "method" for a while, becausemost likelyhe'll be back bichin' and moanin' along with everybody else before too long.  ::)
Don't worry, I will only be angry at myself, for not being competitive enough.
Meanwhile, every single sale is a blessing. At the end of the month, I get a nice hefty bonus I could not have enjoyed without microstock in general and SS in particular.
Rest assured, I'll continue to see it as such, also during my 4th fruitful year with SS.

But, hey feel free to bitch and moan if that makes your day ;) However, you should also consider some sacrifice on the altar of microstock's God. This might help you more than your curent ritual.
Anyway, my method is definitely healthier and more peaceful.


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« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 18:43 by Zero Talent »

Hongover

« Reply #145 on: January 20, 2016, 19:05 »
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Don't worry, I will only be angry at myself, for not being competitive enough.
Meanwhile, every single sale is a blessing. At the end of the month, I get a nice hefty bonus I could not have enjoyed without microstock in general and SS in particular.
Rest assured, I'll continue to see it as such, also during my 4th fruitful year with SS.

But, hey feel free to bitch and moan if that makes your day ;) However, you should also consider some sacrifice on the altar of microstock's God. This might help you more than your curent ritual.
Anyway, my method is definitely healthier and more peaceful.

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Bitching and moaning usually don't work for anything. What we all need to do is spill some chicken blood though a holy ritual or sacrifice a virgin to the Microstock gods.

Either that or people can learn how to effectively compete against ever growing portfolio of SS. If you can't fight off the army of inexperienced newbies, then the individual must reflect and start blaming himself/herself instead of the agency.


« Reply #146 on: January 20, 2016, 19:44 »
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But, hey feel free to bitch and moan if that makes your day ;)

Actually, as I suspect most people here realized, my "bitchin' and moanin'" line was made with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

If you check back over these posts, you don't actually find me doing much of that. I'm certainly not the worst offender.

But feel free to be smug with your "skill" and "method." Whatever makes you feel happy and superior.

« Reply #147 on: January 20, 2016, 19:51 »
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But, hey feel free to bitch and moan if that makes your day ;)

Actually, as I suspect most people here realized, my "bitchin' and moanin'" line was made with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

If you check back over these posts, you don't actually find me doing much of that. I'm certainly not the worst offender.

But feel free to be smug with your "skill" and "method." Whatever makes you feel happy and superior.

Ha, ha :-* ! I'm not smug with my skill. Only with my "method": NOT "bitchin' and moanin'", that is. Or whinin' for that matter  :P
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 20:02 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #148 on: January 20, 2016, 21:37 »
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But, hey feel free to bitch and moan if that makes your day ;)

Actually, as I suspect most people here realized, my "bitchin' and moanin'" line was made with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

If you check back over these posts, you don't actually find me doing much of that. I'm certainly not the worst offender.

But feel free to be smug with your "skill" and "method." Whatever makes you feel happy and superior.

Ha, ha :-* ! I'm not smug with my skill. Only with my "method": NOT "bitchin' and moanin'", that is. Or whinin' for that matter  :P

Methinks the gentleman (lady?) doth protest too much.

« Reply #149 on: January 20, 2016, 22:44 »
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But, hey feel free to bitch and moan if that makes your day ;)

Actually, as I suspect most people here realized, my "bitchin' and moanin'" line was made with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

If you check back over these posts, you don't actually find me doing much of that. I'm certainly not the worst offender.

But feel free to be smug with your "skill" and "method." Whatever makes you feel happy and superior.

Ha, ha :-* ! I'm not smug with my skill. Only with my "method": NOT "bitchin' and moanin'", that is. Or whinin' for that matter  :P

Methinks the gentleman (lady?) doth protest too much.

Methinks the lady (Martha or Gertrude?) doth not fell comfortable watching the truth played in front of her.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 22:59 by Zero Talent »


 

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