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4 hours ago, Milleflore Images said:

I started off ok but things quickly petered off here for me this month.

I am down 300 DLs and over $400 on SS last year.  However, my total sales across all agencies have hit $2,000 USD with 10 days to go, and even iS is 25% up. SS used to bring in 40% to 50% of my sales, so it looks like the problem is here on SS - for me at least. ☹️

Hope your December comes in well, Wilm. We have ten days to go. But as you said, historically the lowest sales days of the year. (Unless, of course, we get some Christmas miracles. 😉)

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For me, your work is the standard for your kind of work and if you do bad, they all do bad I would think

MS is doing a lot worse for me too (no surprise), while my art sales are way up this year. Best year of the last five actually.  Funny how that goes.

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Don't know what happened to the generic milestone thread, but I just came across this on my dashboard: What are the chances of arriving at such a perfectly even number (in fact, the sale tha

Milo, it is interesting that we have nearly the same number of downloads but look at the difference in dollar volume.  Wow. That's a 26x higher return per download.  I don't think anything could bette

Since the original one got deleted by accident... My December is going okay, no spectacular single sales, but a steady flow of regular stuff coming in. SS is again well ahead of AS.

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10 hours ago, Wilm Ihlenfeld said:

Hello Annie,

December is unfortunately extremely disappointing for me. And I can't keep up with your impressive numbers anyway.

I have not even reached half of your downloads on shutterstock.

At AS I have exactly the same download volume as in the same period last year, but with 32% less revenue. Compared to SS, I still have 70% more revenue at AS. I can't even imagine how big the difference would be if I had already been downgraded to level 1. 

As it looks right now, it could be my worst month ever at shutterstock. We'll know more in 10 days.

I wish you and everyone else here a Merry Christmas! And stay healthy everyone!!!

Many greetings to Down Under!

Thanks Wilm! And wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas too !

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8 hours ago, Rudy Umans said:

For me, your work is the standard for your kind of work and if you do bad, they all do bad I would think

MS is doing a lot worse for me too (no surprise), while my art sales are way up this year. Best year of the last five actually.  Funny how that goes.

Oh, gosh, Rudy. Thank you. I wasn't expecting that 🙂

And your artwork is excellent so I am not surprised in the least. 

Yes, and it seems that its SS that is struggling this month more than other agencies. iS and AS are up and other agencies holding their own but the big drop in DLs here and their percentage of total sales, for me anyway,  but that is quite significant. Something is amiss here. 

 

ETA: If iS and AS are indeed taking away SS's sales, then all of SS's changes this year may have been all for nothing! They are possibly really struggling and it was all just plugging holes in a slowly sinking ship??? (Just some random thoughts that I have been having) 

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11 minutes ago, Former_Poster said:

Im not seeing a drop in volume here at all, just a drop in what i get paid for it.

Today is definitely the start of the pre-christmas sales rush before everything stops.

Several decent video sales.

 

Thanks Richard. The situation with regard to my port is because I specialise in holiday stock, a big 'change' in volume at this time of the year between agencies -  ie 2 agencies going up and 1 going down by a similar amount, is quite significant. 

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50% of my stuff is travel, the rest is wildlife roughly.

This week of the year normally theres a pre-christmas buying rush then drops to nothing until the first working day of the new year.

So far today seems to be the start of that rush.

Volume wise SS to me is pretty constant, as are the other agencies.

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37 minutes ago, Sari ONeal said:

It's a weird DL day, but I can't complain -- LOL!

 

How is that possible Sari, with so many beautiful pictures?!

I thought I was already doing bad ... One in Australia, one in USA, one in England. The rest the last days in the Netherlands. Very few sales, but often above 0.10 cents. 😁

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16 minutes ago, Sari ONeal said:

Thijs, thanks, but I think you misunderstood --

there are 19 DLs piled up in that one [square looking] spot on US east coast. Had I been paying attention, I might have caught a moment when all 20 showing were from the same spot...LOL

 

Ah ..... I had indeed not understood. That sounds much better. 🙂

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4 hours ago, Sari ONeal said:

Thijs, thanks, but I think you misunderstood --

there are 19 DLs piled up in that one [square looking] spot on US east coast. Had I been paying attention, I might have caught a moment when all 20 showing were from the same spot...LOL

 

People using their package leftovers before the end of the month/year.

That or its one of the server farms Wix or someone use.

 

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8 minutes ago, Milleflore Images said:

So, how's your Pre-Christmas rush going, Richard?

I must admit in 8 years I havent seen that trend.

What's your average # of downloads per month, just so we can compare trends. That would be interesting?

 

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Oh, Annie,


I recently asked you how far you had to go to reach 100,000 downloads. Now I know. You'll get there in a short time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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11 minutes ago, Wilm Ihlenfeld said:

Oh, Annie,


I recently asked you how far you had to go to reach 100,000 downloads. Now I know. You'll get there in a short time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Yeah, to make that extra 10,000 since May or June (I can't remember exactly when I hit 90k) has been tough going this year, especially during the middle of the year. 

But thanks, Wilm! You're not too far behind either. 

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2 hours ago, Milleflore Images said:

Yeah, to make that extra 10,000 since May or June (I can't remember exactly when I hit 90k) has been tough going this year, especially during the middle of the year. 

But thanks, Wilm! You're not too far behind either. 

You know very well that you have succeeded in significantly widening the gap between us on shutterstock, Annie. If I remember correctly. But that is also clearly deserved. In any case, it's nice to see that you didn't loose your fun.

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35 minutes ago, Wilm Ihlenfeld said:

You know very well that you have succeeded in significantly widening the gap between us on shutterstock, Annie. If I remember correctly. But that is also clearly deserved. In any case, it's nice to see that you didn't loose your fun.

There are some friends of mine that are doing significantly better than me. They are more in the league of Doug. So I dont think mine is that great. But from the start I have stuck with a few rules**, and they have worked for me. It has provided a relatively good second income for my family, and yes - I do it for fun and the love of shooting, and thats the most important thing to me. 

 

** For me, its been more like 'paint by numbers'. I don't think I am particularly talented, like some people that I know (Have you seen ports like Iain Campbell or Mihai's? And even yours, Wilm!), but I have learned a lot along the way. Plus I have learnt to play to my strengths. 

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50 minutes ago, Milleflore Images said:

There are some friends of mine that are doing significantly better than me. They are more in the league of Doug. So I dont think mine is that great. But from the start I have stuck with a few rules**, and they have worked for me. It has provided a relatively good second income for my family, and yes - I do it for fun and the love of shooting, and thats the most important thing to me. 

 

** For me, its been more like 'paint by numbers'. I don't think I am particularly talented, like some people that I know (Have you seen ports like Iain Campbell or Mihai's? And even yours, Wilm!), but I have learned a lot along the way. Plus I have learnt to play to my strengths. 

Yes, Annie,

Mihai is a good example! Or really impressive: Romolo Tavani! And there are so many more to take a cue from.

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