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« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2019, 22:15 »
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while rather new to shutterstock (only about 6 months), was surprised to see 0 sales this month with a portfolio of videos of 3,000+...


« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2019, 01:04 »
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...well then i am moving from Austria to Serbia, i know  their food is good and cheap  :)

« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2019, 05:51 »
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...well then i am moving from Austria to Serbia, i know  their food is good and cheap  :)

You should. In belgrade you can find hubdred of modela already trained in stock... therr is also a website where all of them are advertised and you can book them. Sure in september i will move there.
If you searvh for lifestyle content you will recognize them in many portfolio, the lost famous has red hair and beard nd is probably present in hundreds of thousand of images. The only drawbacks is the model are always the same so the faces are not very fresh in stock.
Even yuri archra moved to cape town city that i know moatly cause denmark
Is probably one of the most expensive country, not obly for this cape has weather model industry and superbnlocation.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2019, 06:46 »
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It is hard to be enthusiastic with a continuing downward trend.

I know! I removed everything except the two very accurate points.

It's hard to be motivated in light of the downward trend. What makes me wonder is, why does anyone think anything will change after most of us have been watching this slide for seven years now? I was relatively happy when sales stayed flat, even with uploading new files. Now that phase has passed and it's getting worse.

I didn't think things could get any worse. Once again, I was wrong.  :(

« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2019, 09:07 »
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Best month ever for me. They must have been playing with the search engine.

I'm curious - pretty much over the last year whenever someone has talked about a downward trend in stock - you have always piped up "OH BEST MONTH EVER FOR ME!"... is your small portfolio of video stock really always increasing like that? if so, I'm rather impressed it's doing that well, and that consistently...

« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2019, 10:10 »
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Best month ever for me. They must have been playing with the search engine.

I'm curious - pretty much over the last year whenever someone has talked about a downward trend in stock - you have always piped up "OH BEST MONTH EVER FOR ME!"... is your small portfolio of video stock really always increasing like that? if so, I'm rather impressed it's doing that well, and that consistently...

SpaceStockFootage produce animations is a big difference ... matter less quantity, but quality. 10% of my portfolio r animations and yes i have an increase in  "animation" sales ...a good month for me  :P

« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2019, 10:46 »
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Best month ever for me. They must have been playing with the search engine.

I'm curious - pretty much over the last year whenever someone has talked about a downward trend in stock - you have always piped up "OH BEST MONTH EVER FOR ME!"... is your small portfolio of video stock really always increasing like that? if so, I'm rather impressed it's doing that well, and that consistently...

SpaceStockFootage produce animations is a big difference ... matter less quantity, but quality. 10% of my portfolio r animations and yes i have an increase in  "animation" sales ...a good month for me  :P

Strange. I have a good set of animations too, and those don't seem to sell too much. Wondering if it is because my portfolio is primarily 'stock' (so when people 'browse' a portfolio, they don't easily find the other animations?)

« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2019, 10:54 »
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...well then i am moving from Austria to Serbia, i know  their food is good and cheap  :)

If you can tolerate dictatorship, you are welcome, thou not sure about the cheap part, rent is cheap thou.

« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2019, 11:19 »
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[2quote author=SuperPhoto link=topic=34361.msg534522#msg534522 date=1561644432]
Best month ever for me. They must have been playing with the search engine.

I'm curious - pretty much over the last year whenever someone has talked about a downward trend in stock - you have always piped up "OH BEST MONTH EVER FOR ME!"... is your small portfolio of video stock really always increasing like that? if so, I'm rather impressed it's doing that well, and that consistently...
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Spacestockfootage has amazing animations - this is the reason his portfolio does so well

« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2019, 13:12 »
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unfortunately, SS is going to become a common agency and revenues will be lower and lower. As you can see they allowed everybody to produce pics,most of them are craps, but that is their way of business. It is happening the same thing as with istock. I personally upload pics just for fun as I don't pay a model to get back cents but use it to train my photographic skills.

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2019, 15:01 »
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Best month ever for me. They must have been playing with the search engine.

I'm curious - pretty much over the last year whenever someone has talked about a downward trend in stock - you have always piped up "OH BEST MONTH EVER FOR ME!"... is your small portfolio of video stock really always increasing like that? if so, I'm rather impressed it's doing that well, and that consistently...

Always had massive swings at Shutterstock. On the whole (across all agencies), my earnings have been increasing since I started, many moons ago (uploaded my first clip in 2009 I think - only started putting real effort into it in 2014), but they have started to plateau a bit in 2019. At this rate I'll make about the same as I did in 2018. I guess it's to be expected as I haven't been putting as much effort in as I should if I want to see sales continue to increase. I guess I'd better get some work done!

This month is about 10% higher than my second best month back in January...


SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2019, 15:03 »
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[2quote author=SuperPhoto link=topic=34361.msg534522#msg534522 date=1561644432]
Best month ever for me. They must have been playing with the search engine.

I'm curious - pretty much over the last year whenever someone has talked about a downward trend in stock - you have always piped up "OH BEST MONTH EVER FOR ME!"... is your small portfolio of video stock really always increasing like that? if so, I'm rather impressed it's doing that well, and that consistently...
Spacestockfootage has amazing animations - this is the reason his portfolio does so well
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Thanks!  :D

« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2019, 15:29 »
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Worst SS month since my second month there.

« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2019, 16:25 »
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I have to go back to July of 2011 to find a worse month.

« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2019, 00:39 »
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... yes, I`am experiencing the same right now... very slow with sudden ups and downs...

PZF

« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2019, 01:00 »
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Unfortunately, SS is just about the only game left in town.....despite everything

:(

« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2019, 06:25 »
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the fact that somebody with strong path of sales ion the last year is complain gin of a totally downward of sales trend, and in other forum again people who used to earn 10k and more month are now getting 2 3k of dollar, like getty contributor site where people with 30 to 70 k files of good to very good quality struggle to manage to makes ends meet, makes me think that the situation is not good at all, even if somebody is claiming superb month and a totally unpredictable sales level. first oral video and animation are a totally different beast than photo, the number of files in the collection and the number of download are totally inferior to those of photos, so it's clear there is more casualty in sales. the problem is that soon even prices of video and animation will fall to level where with the actual level of download earning something will be a miracle. it's only a matter of time.


« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2019, 06:28 »
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Unfortunately, SS is just about the only game left in town.....despite everything

:(


i agree despite all is the only agency in my opinion who still have some possibilities. they would raise the control of sales level for contributor and most of all clean their portfolio eliminating all those crap photos and useless contributor. i would accept 32 cent per photo minimum if they would do this, because it's clear that the only reason to accept new crap iOS to sale files with a royalty of 25 cent instead of 38. but i agree, as and is not even manage to give me one third of what ss makes this month. the problem is that 10 million images added every month are unsustainable. i'm still surprised that people keep uploading so much.

« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2019, 04:13 »
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this month has been the worst with SS. Other sites are decent. But SS... the last time was this bad in December 2016. But the June that was even worse was in 2014, when I had only about 2000 files online (now I have 15000).

Big difference.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2019, 10:28 »
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What's the worst month of the year. Just one please.

And on average what's the best month of the year?

From my data over six years, the year looks like a sine wave.  It rises from January to February, starts a long decline to June, then climbs until September and October, then declines again until January.

So I'd say my worst months are typically January and June, and my best September or October.

and

Hi guys,
is anyone else facing a dramatic drop in sales?
last week things were normal, this week however, SS sales went down almost -40% (I don't think it's June!)
any idea  ??? ?
Thanks..

Yes, 50% down for a whole June comapred to May. Not normal. I am 3500+ port with regular uploading. This is not normal.

Or

2014 (locked thread) from someone who does diligent statistics and tracking: Stockmarketer

Thought I was having a decent start to June on SS, but this thread made me go and check my numbers from the first three days of June 2013.

first Sunday in June '14 vs '13: dls down 35%

first Monday in June '14 vs '13: dls down 32%

first Tuesday in June '14 vs '13: on track to be down about 30%

And my port size is about 35% higher than this time last year.

Depressing.


It's June and it seems every year, things get worse than ever for many people, in June and January.

« Reply #45 on: June 29, 2019, 12:53 »
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total stock income over the last decade:


   2009         18%   increase over previous year
2010         11%   
2011         26%   
2012         25%   
2013         4%   
2014         -3%   
2015         20%   
2016         4%   
2017         16%   
2018         -17%   
2019         -18%     extrapolated
 

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2019, 13:02 »
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total stock income over the last decade:


   2009         18%   increase over previous year
2010         11%   
2011         26%   
2012         25%   
2013         4%   
2014         -3%   
2015         20%   
2016         4%   
2017         16%   
2018         -17%   
2019         -18%     extrapolated

Have anything on June compared to the rest of the year or the rest of the Junes?

Change from the previous year, so 20% up over a -3 which was after a 4% slow year, is almost the same? 2018 sure was terrible, I say you did a better job than many, at holding up against the downward income trend. Nice work.

I searched for the poll, "What's Your Worth Month of the year. I'm pretty sure that June was the biggest loser, followed by January. But that was many years ago, things change.

« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2019, 23:56 »
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... very bad month here, too... definitely at 2014-2015 year levels... I hope they will stop playing with us, but it seem that footage side became new playground for experiments now... and not in mine favor...

« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2019, 02:34 »
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A pretty crap month with $150 with 3,000 plus images

However looking back over the last few years its either June or July that are crap months it seems to alternate between either month.

Only Xmas is usually as bad

« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2019, 02:55 »
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worst month in last 2 and a half year.


 

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