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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2014, 12:16 »
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yesterday I uploaded 20 vectors, 4 sales in 2 days for this newly material, but perfect with many sales with old vectors, there is something wrong

As of today,only 1/3 sales against last month.All the newly uploaded photo almost no sales.What's up with SS?? :( :o :-[ :-X


Ranker

« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2014, 12:27 »
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There is nothing wrong with SS. They recorded more downloads than ever. Its just being spread thin.

« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2014, 04:56 »
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unless some miracle will happen, this November will be 30% down compared to average month in 2014  :'(

« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2014, 05:12 »
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on track for a new BME

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2014, 09:33 »
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On track for WME  :'(

« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2014, 10:18 »
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By my watch its almost 20 hours since someone added their woes to the"Doomathon" thread over at SS....things must be looking up.

Ranker

« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2014, 10:21 »
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People complain in there when they dont have a download in 3 hours. Thats not doom, thats unrealistic expectations of people with 100 file ports.

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2014, 10:30 »
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People complain in there when they dont have a download in 3 hours. Thats not doom, thats unrealistic expectations of people with 100 file ports.
i have 55 images  :)

« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2014, 13:57 »
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-35% on this day in October!!!!  :P :-[

« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2014, 16:20 »
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If nothing changes, than I will be 70% below normal at Shutterstock in November.

Rinderart

« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2014, 00:21 »
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People complain in there when they dont have a download in 3 hours. Thats not doom, thats unrealistic expectations of people with 100 file ports.


+1000% and it;s getting silly. Stop posting and start uploading. I did and My sales have tripled. You can complain for only so long then.......You Must look at what your doing. Just saying Guys. it does no good at all except bring you down. I refuse to let that happen. get Busy, Shoot and upload. Your getting buried to fast. DO SOMETHING!!!!! About it.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2014, 00:29 by Rinderart »

Rinderart

« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2014, 00:27 »
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If nothing changes, than I will be 70% below normal at Shutterstock in November.
You Change, They wont. I lived really well on what I did for 8 Years. then the change came. What do i do? continue to Moan? or do something about it. I took control.

Rinderart

« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2014, 00:31 »
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People complain in there when they dont have a download in 3 hours. Thats not doom, thats unrealistic expectations of people with 100 file ports.
i have 55 images  :)

What exactly do you expect??? Just asking? when you have 5500, we'll Talk. My Goal is 200 new Images a month. sadly thats nothing But the best I can do.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2014, 00:38 by Rinderart »

Rinderart

« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2014, 00:36 »
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People complain in there when they dont have a download in 3 hours. Thats not doom, thats unrealistic expectations of people with 100 file ports.
i have 55 images  :)

What exactly do you expect??? Just asking? when you have 5500, we'll Talk.

Dook

« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2014, 02:49 »
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People complain in there when they dont have a download in 3 hours. Thats not doom, thats unrealistic expectations of people with 100 file ports.
i have 55 images  :)

What exactly do you expect??? Just asking? when you have 5500, we'll Talk. My Goal is 200 new Images a month. sadly thats nothing But the best I can do.
200 a month is not nothing, I think  it's really good number. I make the same.

PZF

« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2014, 03:09 »
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If nothing changes, than I will be 70% below normal at Shutterstock in November.
You Change, They wont. I lived really well on what I did for 8 Years. then the change came. What do i do? continue to Moan? or do something about it. I took control.

OK - some logic. But then we are all working like little hamsters on the wheel, the sites get even MORE photos so photos are even more diluted.... This doesn't look like a great outcome for so many of us..... And we might not all be stock superstars, but we don't all have tiny ports.



Tror

« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2014, 05:42 »
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People complain in there when they dont have a download in 3 hours. Thats not doom, thats unrealistic expectations of people with 100 file ports.
i have 55 images  :)

My Goal is 200 new Images a month. sadly thats nothing But the best I can do.

200 images a month is a lot if of good quality and well researched. I currently try to reach the 1000 per month and it is still nothing compared to many companies out there....


« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2014, 15:41 »
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It's not about how much you upload anymore, it's about being better than the top images. If you can't beat them, chances are they'll be buried instantly. I used to get frustrated uploading large batches and getting very few sales, now I prefer to make a batch of 1 or 2 that I know will sell quite often. 1% of my images are responsible for more than 30% of my sales.

Rinderart

« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2014, 17:15 »
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It's not about how much you upload anymore, it's about being better than the top images. If you can't beat them, chances are they'll be buried instantly. I used to get frustrated uploading large batches and getting very few sales, now I prefer to make a batch of 1 or 2 that I know will sell quite often. 1% of my images are responsible for more than 30% of my sales.

Well said. It's really not about How many Nowadays I think Like it used to be. It's about how useful But if you have that AND numbers. You win.

« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2014, 17:28 »
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It's not about how much you upload anymore, it's about being better than the top images. If you can't beat them, chances are they'll be buried instantly. I used to get frustrated uploading large batches and getting very few sales, now I prefer to make a batch of 1 or 2 that I know will sell quite often. 1% of my images are responsible for more than 30% of my sales.

Really? You can guarantee that good images won't be buried in the blink of an eye? You surprise me.

« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2014, 19:09 »
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It's not about how much you upload anymore, it's about being better than the top images. If you can't beat them, chances are they'll be buried instantly. I used to get frustrated uploading large batches and getting very few sales, now I prefer to make a batch of 1 or 2 that I know will sell quite often. 1% of my images are responsible for more than 30% of my sales.

Really? You can guarantee that good images won't be buried in the blink of an eye? You surprise me.

If it's a high demand niche (rare these days) and a top quality image well keyworded and uploaded with good timing, I would be very surprised if it didn't sell regularly. Of course that doesn't apply to most subjects.

« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2014, 19:31 »
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It's not about how much you upload anymore, it's about being better than the top images. If you can't beat them, chances are they'll be buried instantly. I used to get frustrated uploading large batches and getting very few sales, now I prefer to make a batch of 1 or 2 that I know will sell quite often. 1% of my images are responsible for more than 30% of my sales.

Really? You can guarantee that good images won't be buried in the blink of an eye? You surprise me.

If it's a high demand niche (rare these days) and a top quality image well keyworded and uploaded with good timing, I would be very surprised if it didn't sell regularly. Of course that doesn't apply to most subjects.

"High demand niche" - I had a couple of those a decade ago but they soon got swamped (though pics that got in early continued to sell well for years). It's not hard to find low-demand niches but unless you have special access to something, an industrial plant, for example, high demand niches sound very improbable. The point of a niche, of course, being the lack of competition - which will, indeed, ensure that your image remains visible.

OM

« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2014, 21:05 »
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Going' gangbusters in Nov. ODD's, SOD's and EL's aplenty. Already beaten October and on target to become a BME,  beating the previous BME in July with an RPI of $1+. 
Oops, sorry, wrong thread. ;D

Rinderart

« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2014, 21:16 »
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It's not about how much you upload anymore, it's about being better than the top images. If you can't beat them, chances are they'll be buried instantly. I used to get frustrated uploading large batches and getting very few sales, now I prefer to make a batch of 1 or 2 that I know will sell quite often. 1% of my images are responsible for more than 30% of my sales.

Really? You can guarantee that good images won't be buried in the blink of an eye? You surprise me.

I can Guarantee it for me.

So did I...So did I man. they still show up every Now and then and Im talking Images that are in the 5000 DL Range. Really burned me up when they changed the search But, I also have some new ones that keep going everyday. Ya I believe what I said.. A winner is a winner and cream always rises...So, I think the more you just keep on * something will stick Hopefully. What that will be ? neither you nor anyone I've ever known knows what that is. Even Back in the heyday, I had no Clue, things you worked hard to get sat there and some grab shot went crazy. Roll the dice My friend, Ya never know. What I meant in a few earlier Posts is. I started to get really depressed after 10 years to watch sales go down. I said to myself Im not gonna let it beat me and counting on Old stuff Just wasn't doing it. So 4/5 Months ago I went back to what worked [For me] and uploaded a ton of new stuff and I came out of the fog. Getting down really affects creativity and I just can't let that happen. I have to create By Painting or Image making. Or shoot Furniture Catalogs and Corporate headshots till Im done and at 71 after 55 years holding a camera I know that time will come. And I wanna go out fulfilled, Just Like when I retired from the Music Biz after 420 TV shows 35 Films and 46 Hit albums.

I never had a straight Job and left school at 15. I had to make something. Im up 45% in the last 2 1/2 Months in stock. Maybe it's just My turn to be up? Who knows or is it Just saying "This ain't gonna happen." Doom and Gloom Be Damned"

« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2014, 03:03 »
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It's not about how much you upload anymore, it's about being better than the top images. If you can't beat them, chances are they'll be buried instantly. I used to get frustrated uploading large batches and getting very few sales, now I prefer to make a batch of 1 or 2 that I know will sell quite often. 1% of my images are responsible for more than 30% of my sales.

Really? You can guarantee that good images won't be buried in the blink of an eye? You surprise me.

I can Guarantee it for me.

So did I...So did I man. they still show up every Now and then and Im talking Images that are in the 5000 DL Range. Really burned me up when they changed the search

That's a bit odd, because I can't do it and yet when I compare our portfolios on DT I notice that with a near identical number of images online I've outsold you by more than two to one. Yet all I'm doing is sending images in to see what sticks.


 

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