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« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2007, 14:35 »
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My sales have dropped dramatically from the first half of this month. (...) Regardless, this is easily my BME on StockXpert.
Same for me, after two weekdays without sales, yesterday and today I had one each.  No subs sales so far. 

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2007, 18:17 »
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looks like it's going to be the BME on StockXpert for me, but my previous post still holds true. Those same images still have no thumbnails...new images haven't got a single view (when they're selling like crazy elsewhere)...sales dropped a bit from the first part of the month and I'm disappointed in how the admins have handled these problems. I'm holding off on further uploads until things get sorted out.

I really do hope they sort it out. I've always liked this site. I rarely complain about a site, but considering the potential sales I was seeing...this comes as a real hard hit. I hope the admins will not only comment honestly about the situation, but fix it...and get things back on track in general.


« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2007, 18:26 »
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I have the curious situation of having some images without thumbnails (and the worst thing is that the empty thumbnails appear in searches like that too) whereas the latest image has a thumbnail.  So it seems they solved the problem for new uplaods, but that there is a group of images from a certain period who don't show thumbs and who knows when they will.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2007, 18:57 »
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same thing happening here...a newer batch has thumbs and an older one still has nothing. I'm absolutely sure this must have an impact on sales and feel like admins are trying to play down that impact. Maybe I should delete and reupload, but with reviews being wonky...I don't want to mess with it too much.

such a shame...and I mean that...I really want this site to succeed.

vonkara

« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2007, 07:59 »
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Just have a disappointing 30 cents for an image. Yes, a subscription sale...

« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2007, 17:37 »
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Just one sale today, my first subs.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2007, 18:01 »
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I haven't had any subscription sales yet, but a lot of XL sales. Seems to be 2 days off, 2 days on routine. Ebb and flow.

60 sales so far in Oct. so I can't complain.  I really like StockXpert so I'll take a .30 cent sale over nothing. Works for me. The volume is edging up slowly.

I think StockXpert is a rising star. It varies between my # 1 and # 2 with iStock for $.

« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2007, 18:02 »
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Had my first sub sale today. XL size of my most popular image at StockXpert, and a very unique one. Full price would have taken me to the payout limit.

I've opted out.

« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2007, 00:57 »
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Here's an interesting twist:
After my single subscription sale at StockXpert, I opted out of subscriptions. Then, when the month changed from October to November, my 30c disappeared, just like magic, into thin air   :o

I wonder, Have they hired that Copperfield guy or something   ???

« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2007, 09:38 »
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Don't take it lightly.  It's only 30cents but it's still a sale.  What if it was a big one, like an extended license sale.  We take it for granted that the agencies systems are in good working order and that they are honest representing us.  If a sale just dissapears, 30 cents or not, they need to account for it.  Please mention in their forums as well so that everyone knows.

« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2007, 10:06 »
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Subscriptions sales are not displayed in monthly earnings but are taken into account in your earnings balance... at least for me.

« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2007, 10:10 »
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It was gone from earnings balance as well, but now it's suddenly back. It's still not on the daily listing though. Something is apparently not working properly.

« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2007, 10:31 »
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I had my second subscription sale yesterday. While I don't really like getting them, they do boost the popularity of the file, which is the default search order for buyers.

« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2007, 11:04 »
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October was an average month for me.  I still haven't had any subscription sales, thank goodness...

« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2007, 02:09 »
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I had 8 sales on Sunday, none of them subscription sales, that is my best there on a weekend day.  The subscription option hasn't slowed sales for me.

« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2007, 06:50 »
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October was by far my BME, but the last 15 days was horrible compared to the first 15(ok 16). So far November has been decent, no subscription sales at least.

vonkara

« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2007, 14:57 »
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I don't have a really big portfolio there at this time, but after a subscription sale at the end of October... just nothing. I am not opted-in for the subscription thing, who let people whenever buy your pictures at subscription price I think, even if they not buy this formula...Maybe I must do it.

vonkara

« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2007, 15:01 »
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Do somebody have opted-in for subscription and have seen a much better difference...( downloads like Shutterstock gives ) ?

« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2007, 16:09 »
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I had fifteen or so downloads last month on Stockxpert with around two hundred twenty five images. With a hundred and twenty images on Shutterstock, I had around three hundred and twenty downloads at the end of October. I like Shutterstock. I guess the buyers at Stockxpert just don't want the types of images I shoot, so I'm just going to focus on iStockphoto and Shutterstock for now.

« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2007, 16:38 »
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Of the 11 dlds I had in StockXpert this month, one was subs.  The others averaged at US$1 per dld.   Sample is too small for a good statistics, but just for comparison my average was 88c in October and 79c in September.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2007, 05:42 »
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lately I started to get more subscription sales and except for one they were all XL,which still confuses me if I should opt out?
what about you guys how is  subscription sales going for you?

« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2007, 07:07 »
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Early days, but it seems that my XL sales are drying up and being replaced by subscriptions.

Gut feel (and it IS a gut feel only at this stage) is that those buyers who habitually download XL and L files are switching to subscription.

I wonder how Andresr is faring - he has a LOT to lose (and was very vocal on the StockXpert forums in opposing subscriptions).

Having said all of the above, my volume of sales is still good (but income is starting to fall).

« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2007, 09:35 »
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Early days, but it seems that my XL sales are drying up and being replaced by subscriptions.

my vector sales too...  :-\

« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2007, 10:12 »
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Although my $/day average seems unaffected, my $/DL is down by almost 20%.

« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2007, 10:27 »
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Subscriptions have had no impact in my income yet, hopefully it will stay that way. I am getting a lot of subscription sales but I think this is from new buyers.

Funny, I was very vocal at dreamstime in favour of subscriptions when they launched it and I think it hasn't been that good there and on the other hand at StockXpert I was really against it because of the DT experience but it might turn out to be a positive thing.

Will see, time will tell, I will post my monthy stats in a couple of weeks regarding this to see how much real impact it has on $$ and Dls.


 

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