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steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2016, 16:27 »
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The answer is very simple and will surprise and shock you:

http://www.backyardsilver.com/2016/01/a-stock-photographers-year/

Steve


« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2016, 17:03 »
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The answer is very simple and will surprise and shock you:

http://www.backyardsilver.com/2016/01/a-stock-photographers-year/

Steve



Haha
Yes, it is so true! Go to work all.

« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2016, 18:23 »
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The answer is very simple and will surprise and shock you:

http://www.backyardsilver.com/2016/01/a-stock-photographers-year/

Steve


Lovely table - enjoyed it!

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2016, 18:40 »
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I think I'll move to a topic of its own - I would never read a topic like very low sales in 2016 normally which rather defeats the object of my post.

« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2016, 04:06 »
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one of the worst new year start i have ever seen...in all the microstock channel i contribute

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2016, 04:49 »
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Terrible start of the new year.

« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2016, 09:52 »
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My sales are pretty poor too.

« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2016, 10:04 »
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Same here.  Down by a BIG percentage despite port size much larger by a BIG percentage.

I think 2016 will be the year many of us stop doing microstock.

What's the point anymore?  Very depressing.

(To anyone saying "my sales are up" or "things are great", I ask, how long have you been at this?   Sounds like newbies -- those at this less than 3 years -- are the ones seeing good numbers, and of course they are.  It's the ms veterans who are all down and ready to quit.  The newbies will be there soon!)

« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2016, 10:45 »
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fotolia is on fire

« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2016, 10:47 »
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fotolia is on fire

Really? Better call 9-11!

« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2016, 10:50 »
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fotolia is on fire

Is it?  Is it on fire for people who have been contributing there for 8+ years?  If you ask me, it was on fire in 2011.  From where I sit, with a pretty large port that has traditionally sold well there, it's roughly where it was a year ago.  Meaning that everything Adobe is doing to push FT is countering the general downward trends of MS.  Everyone else is down and FT is pretty flat.  I guess we have to take our victories where we can get them.

« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2016, 12:59 »
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I also sell so much subscription :( What happen with the non subscription sell? :( they change something in 2016?

« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2016, 13:34 »
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I also sell so much subscription :( What happen with the non subscription sell? :( they change something in 2016?

They are change the search engine again?

« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2016, 15:34 »
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I also sell so much subscription :( What happen with the non subscription sell? :( they change something in 2016?

I had two SOD sales. Both 0.33$. This is total disgrace.

« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2016, 15:37 »
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I sell 40 sub 0,38$ and 1 at 2,85$ very bad

« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2016, 15:48 »
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total disgrace humm pretty funny i sell 40 photos at 0,38$ and 1 at 2,xx$ that is very disgrace ;)

I also sell so much subscription :( What happen with the non subscription sell? :( they change something in 2016?

I had two SOD sales. Both 0.33$. This is total disgrace.

« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2016, 16:41 »
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Same here.  Down by a BIG percentage despite port size much larger by a BIG percentage.

I think 2016 will be the year many of us stop doing microstock.

What's the point anymore?  Very depressing.

(To anyone saying "my sales are up" or "things are great", I ask, how long have you been at this?   Sounds like newbies -- those at this less than 3 years -- are the ones seeing good numbers, and of course they are.  It's the ms veterans who are all down and ready to quit.  The newbies will be there soon!)
So whats stopping you if it makes you so unhappy?


« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2016, 21:40 »
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fotolia is on fire

Fotolia has pretty much been my #1 since re-uploading there ... (I closed my account during the boycott, and went back after the Adobe deal)

« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2016, 22:01 »
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Fotolia has been on the rise recently for me also. Last couple of days was similar to SS.

« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2016, 05:21 »
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I just had my best day ever on Monday.  ;D

« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2016, 07:53 »
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big thank you MichaelJayFoto for your help. your blog help me to pull out my istock exclusivity :) my life is so much better now. I am very happy to know your business running good too.

« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2016, 08:29 »
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Yes, mine is extremly bad too. Shutterstock and Fotolia are very poor, and Dreamstime is a bit better.

« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2016, 19:24 »
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Best Jan ever double 2013 or 2014 many days to go. Single & Other and On Demand are the difference.

« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2016, 22:38 »
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It would be interesting to hear how long people have been doing microstock when they claim best months ever.  This type of talk is usually a dead giveaway for someone who hasn't been doing this very long.  I don't hear many veterans saying things are great.  But if you doubled your port size in the past year, you will of course have higher earnings.  For those of us with a lot of years under our belts, we're only increasing our port sizes by, say 10 or 20% each year, and since the agencies are growing overall by more like 30 to 40% a year, on average we are falling behind.  It's a numbers game, and if you're in it long enough, you lose.

« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2016, 23:05 »
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Keep uploading, that's everything!  ;)


 

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