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Leo Blanchette

« on: December 29, 2008, 11:21 »
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My sales have gone flat from previously awesome numbers.


« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 15:35 »
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This month I got only 30% of last month's earnings, and november wasn't a good month either.  StockXpert dropped from being my top earner to my 6th this month.  I'm sad.   :'(

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 16:20 »
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I think everyone is on vacation here at the end of December :-\

« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 19:05 »
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I uploaded a picture today directly from their website but IPTC were not read, looks like there is a problem there

« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 19:59 »
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December is no indication unless you compare with December last year, since it's usually a slow month for most, but I agree, StockXpert is falling like a stone. If nothing dramatic happens during the last two days of the month, which is very unlikely since one of them is New Years Eve, I'll get a result 75% below that of last year with StockXpert.

I'm opted out from subs and from photos.com, and the only explanation I can see is that they are letting StockXpert die to concentrate on photos.com. That would be very easy to explain:

- photos.com is a very nice domain name, and they get a lot of marketing for free just as a result of that fact.
- photos.com is mainly a subscription agency which (probably) generates a much higher profit per customer than StockXpert does.
- The weak part of photos.com was the portfolio, but by transferring the StockXpert images to photos.com, they fix that.

If I'm right, the photographers are the ones getting screwed. Most of us had nice, increasing commissions from StockXpert, and they seemed to value our efforts more than most others. photos.com seems to be just another "we're cheaper, so we must be good" run-of-the-mill website. Very sad indeed.

dbvirago

« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 21:12 »
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2nd BME after Nov.

« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008, 21:30 »
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2nd BME after Nov.

Interesting. Are you in or out of subs and photos.com?

« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 21:57 »
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StockXpert was my best earner 5 months this year, including the past 4 months.  In the other months, it was my 2nd or 3rd best.  It's only now in December that I see this failure, and no other site fell so much this month - my total earnings reduction is basically due to StockXpert poor results.

I have opted out from subs in May.  Would it be making a difference only now?  Anyway, I won't opt in subs again.  If StockXpert shall become a subs-site, let it be without me.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 03:21 »
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Sorry to learn about your StockXpert woes, but this was a good month at StockXpert for me - my second best, in fact, with earnings and DLs double those of Dec 07. To answer your anticipated questions, epixx, I'm opted in to everything, and subs accounted for only 30% of my StockXpert Dec 08 earnings (64% of DLs).
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 03:24 by sharply_done »

« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 03:49 »
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StockXpert earnings are about 15% down on last month but still double of December last year.  I am opted in to all Subs but they account for less than 20% of my sales this month.
I experimented with opting in and opting out and definitely earnt more by being opted in.   I suspect that opting in gives you a better placing in the search results as my credit sales drop when I am opted out.  I tried opting out twice for a couple of months at a time.  Of course it could be pure coincidence but I'll stay opted in as that is what seems to work for me.

« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008, 14:59 »
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My sales are nearly 50% up on December 2007.


 

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