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« on: August 19, 2012, 07:32 »
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I hope so, but I'm not.  In a forum post from June Peter stated that Stockfresh sales have risen by 300%.  He does say something along the lines of "it's a small overall number", to be fair. 

Now, mathematically it's all relative:

$100 a month to $300 a month = 300%
$1,000 a month to $3,000 a month = 300%
$10,000 a month to $30,000 a  month = 300%
$100,000 a month to $300,000 a month = 300%

And so on.....I get all of that.  So if his gross revenue has risen to $300 a month (just to highlight a talking point I'm trying to make) then we wouldn't, as contributors, notice any commission growth.  If it's considerably more, say, $300,000 a month, shouldn't we see commissions start to rise? I haven't seen any commission rise and in fact have seen a drop to a couple of bucks a month from $10 a month.

That being said, is anyone seeing any commission growth? I am somewhat excited about Peter's comments and it makes me want to maybe hold on for a while longer.  There's probably the lions share of SF contributors who don't participate here, but those that do, have you seen any indication of growth over yonder?


« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 08:04 »
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Feb 2011 - 2.5$ (1)
Mar 2011 - 0$
Apr 2011 - 5.5$ (3)
May 2011 - 4$ (4)
Jun 2011 - 3.2$ (3)
Jul 2011 - 1.85$ (3)
Aug 2011 - 4.5$ (3)
Sep 2011 - 2$ (2)
Oct 2011 - 1.85$ (3)
Nov 2011 - 1$ (2)
Dec 2011 - 3.35$ (3)
Jan 2012 - 2.35$ (3)
Feb 2012 - 0.35$ (1)
Mar 2012 - 3.4$ (6)
Apr 2012 - 1$ (2)
May 2012 - 12$ (eight)
Jun 2012 - 5.7$ (3)
Jul 2012 - 4$ (6)
Aug 2012 - 0.5$ (1)

took 15 months to get a payout, yes sales are very small but I will keep on supporting them, fair royalties and fast submission process

EmberMike

« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 09:07 »
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I'm seeing a 200% gain July to August. Not quite 300%, but not bad either.

Normally it takes me most of a month to reach a payout, this month I did it in about the first half of the month.

« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 09:32 »
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If I  carry on the same for the rest of the month as the beginning of the month then I should make 3 times what I made last August but the numbers are too small to mean anything.  Will make less that 10$ this month.

« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 09:37 »
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My sales there are way too few and way too variable to identify anything resembling a trend.  Yes, August is already 3X (up 200%) compared to July.  But that's $3 compared to $1, and I had $5.50 in June.  All it takes is one or two sales to skew the numbers.

« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 23:44 »
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I hope so, but I'm not.  In a forum post from June Peter stated that Stockfresh sales have risen by 300%.  He does say something along the lines of "it's a small overall number", to be fair. 

Now, mathematically it's all relative:

$100 a month to $300 a month = 300%
$1,000 a month to $3,000 a month = 300%
$10,000 a month to $30,000 a  month = 300%
$100,000 a month to $300,000 a month = 300%


If sales have risen 300%, or risen "by" 300%, then wouldn't the numbers be $400... $4,000... etc.

Think about if they raised 100%... they would go from $100 to $200... or $1,000 to $2,000... just saying.

But to the original question, I've been seeing $30 to $45 a month since April.   A lot better than last year, so I do think Stockfresh is heading in the right direction.

« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 08:28 »
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Jan 12   1,00 (1)
Feb 12   4,97 (2)
Mrz 12    16,50 (4)
Apr 12   1,35 (2)
Mai 12    58,00 (16)
Jun 12   63,50 (7)

For me it works good with a small portfolio.
Better than last year...

EmberMike

« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 10:02 »
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I think things are starting to fall into place for SF. I know they had a rocky start with contributors, taking a while to approve applications and not showing any sales growth for a really long time. But it looks like things are finally coming together. There are obviously buyers. The collection is growing, and I think as long as the site continues to grow they can continue to be a nice alternative for buyers who are looking for the simple pricing structures they were used to at some other sites in the past.

I'm seeing a ton of vector format sales, which at first was sort of surprising. Probably about 2/3 of my sales are vector format. But I guess if you think about someone coming from istock, SF sells vectors for less and offers a better collection. They don't have all of the restrictions istock has on vectors, especially when it comes to stuff that includes text, which is the best-selling stuff at SS this year. For someone looking to move away from istock and just get back to spending $10 for a vector image using a simple credit system, SF works.

« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 10:22 »
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Perhaps it'll end up as a vector site - I don't see any signs of life for photos. Just a ongoing dribble of sales.

« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 11:58 »
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Perhaps it'll end up as a vector site - I don't see any signs of life for photos. Just a ongoing dribble of sales.

Joan,

That's why I posted this topic.  I am seeing declining sales (photos) and was interested in who might be benefiting most.  I am still intrigued by this feedback but am not holding my breath.

« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 16:21 »
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Well I'm not seeing any vector sales at all.  I get 1-3 a month and it's just ridiculous.

« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 17:19 »
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I'm selling a few photos a month but haven't really seen a big increase.  I still like them though and will carry on uploading.


 

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