April: sad month....


posted on 21st of april, 2012



What sadness: so far this month I sold just two illustrations on dreamstime ... oh, how strange are these changes in the sales!

There are periods where I sell a lot and others where I sell just a little, even though it was many months since I sold so few pictures.

How's it going this month, to you instead?

Comments (66)

Posted by Gheburaseye on May 16, 2012
today I sold the foutrh image of the month! I hope it's just the beginning: I want to sell more image ;)
Posted by Esinel on May 14, 2012
I have experienced lower sales in April as well..this month isn't that great either..i don't know what is happenning :s
Posted by Gheburaseye on May 14, 2012
Yes it's possible also what you say. I know my portfolio has some "low periods", but I think there's more ;)
Posted by Stevesawusch on May 13, 2012
I would hope it is just that people don't need as many this time of year. Hope things pick up.
Posted by Gheburaseye on May 10, 2012
I understand: I had only tre sales last month and three this month. I have a suspect but I have to wait and see what will happen!
Posted by Angelaravaioli on May 10, 2012
The month of April for me wasn't beautiful I only had sales between subscriptions and 16 credits while February and March have averaged a sale per day, and this had made me hope, while in May I had only two subscriptions and today is 10 May. What can I say? Nothing moves, it all seems static
Posted by Gheburaseye on May 04, 2012
uhm....I don't know....when you see an image with the reason "undef", you don't think good things :(
Posted by Calyx22 on May 04, 2012
It's time to focus on May! April was wierd but I think May has the potential to be great! Keep working and uploading and don't get discouraged. I wish you every success for May and every month afterwards! :)
Posted by Gheburaseye on May 03, 2012
@ LAURASINELLE! I understand what you said and your feeling.
There's a question for all of you: Do you know when started the new prices of DT? I read there was a trial period, but I don't know when it started.
Posted by Laurasinelle on May 03, 2012
For me, april was also a sad month, so lets work hard!
Posted by Gheburaseye on May 02, 2012
Also I'm creating new images: we see this month if will be better than april ;)
Posted by Peanutroaster on May 02, 2012
April was my fourth best month so far. We all know April was a weird one. It really not even worth talking about. Sit around and have a pity party all you want, I'm working on more images to upload.
Posted by Sobek85 on May 02, 2012
Mine dropped this month too
Posted by Gheburaseye on May 01, 2012
True ;)
we only have to see ;)
Posted by Igordabari on May 01, 2012
Hey, people! May has started. Let's hope it will be better... :)
Posted by Gheburaseye on May 01, 2012
@ Gong777: you have few images, but don't be afraid! Selling will come soon also for you ;)
Posted by Gheburaseye on May 01, 2012
@ Lfmperereira: I ended the month with 3 images sold....not good :(
Posted by Lfmpereira on May 01, 2012
I ended up with 8 sales in April. Not bad? i have some doubts... :)

Better times will come for all of us. I hope so.
Posted by Gong777 on May 01, 2012
dont worry! i have no sales at all!
Posted by Gheburaseye on April 28, 2012
Yes, I think this is a possibility. So, let's see next month ;)
Posted by Baldas1950 on April 28, 2012
Personally I think that the drop of sales for same contributors doesn't depend by external reasons, but by something that happens inside, like the new pricing scheme.
I would also to say that I was surprised not only by the drop of sales of my portfolio from the beginning of April.
I was surprised also in March when, before this sudden descent of sales, I was selling pictures at a rate too high for my portfolio(even two or three pictures per day).
As if the buyers knew that something was about to happen (probably a change in the price of the photo) and they wanted to quickly to dispose their credits.
I hope, for those of us who had a decline in sales, it will be sufficient to wait that the buyers get used again to the new pricing scheme....
Posted by Gheburaseye on April 28, 2012
today the third sale fo the month....
@ Jamenges: I didn't know about this problem with Panda, but it could make some problem about the searching out the side, but inside the site we have 4.000.000 of designer....Uhm....I don't know :(
Posted by Tomatika on April 28, 2012
Only one (subscription - very sad face). Something is definitely wrong with my portfolio.
Posted by Jamenges on April 28, 2012
there seems to be a trend here. I have read that the new Google Panda algorithm penalizes some photo sites - have been wondering if that has effected us at Dreamstime. my sales have dropped off completely as well.
Can Dreamstime add any insight?
Posted by Gheburaseye on April 27, 2012
Yes....too strange, but something will change soon, I hope ;)
Posted by Peppenero on April 27, 2012
Only 2 sales this month, it is so strange for me too. Hope for the happy May :)
Posted by Gheburaseye on April 26, 2012
Uhm....it's not good! Uhm....Can we go all in Holyday??? ;)
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Posted by Joe1971 on April 26, 2012
Yes, I sold a few photos this month.
Posted by Gheburaseye on April 25, 2012
We only have to hope, Baldas1950. Also I have sold only 2 images this month and I'm waiting for the new wind! ;)
Posted by Baldas1950 on April 25, 2012
Very bad for sale. In the five past months I had an average of 12 images sold per month. Now at april 25 I sold only 3 images. The advantage is only the absence of subsriptions. But I hope the wind will change in the next and I will continue to upload.

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