SDD............. Sales Dropped in Dreamstime


posted on 7th of june, 2012

Hi.... Since I joined DT few years back, I never had this low phase in sales............ for past one month sales have dropped to lowest, is it just me or overall sales in DT dropped. Your comments will be appreciated....


I have tried everything to promote my portfolio, and i'm sure even DT is doing the best, since I see DT banners in most of the sites I visit.....


Really Surprised to see my sales going a downward trend, How to improve sales???? Is being the exclusive only way? :-)

Please share if sales have dipped for others, and way to improve sales collectively for everyone..... Any ideas, please post here.......

Well here are some of my recent images.....

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Comments (46)

Posted by Cednik on August 13, 2012
Same to me. I have never been this low with sales and income My statitics graph for last 3 months looks scary. But it seems it will be even worst. Last month compared with my usual earning is like twice as low. This month is even six times as low as my usual earnings.
Posted by Sobek85 on July 05, 2012
ended my exclusivity. dreamstime isnt looking too good anymore
Posted by Martingraf on July 04, 2012
MinervaStudio: that statement of 2% says nothing as long as we don't know how much % of your pictures/work load are with DT, if it's for example 1% then you are actually doing very well ;) - for me May was good and June was even better if I see it from the growth aspect - with my only small portfolio I might not be significant to compare numbers, but I think I have to bring this up after all this doom and gloom here.
Posted by MinervaStudio on July 02, 2012
I wonder if Dt does even have some customers. My numbers ar quite clear: DT represents only about 2% of my earnings.
Everyone is having sales drop here, so it is not contributors' fault.
Posted by Sobek85 on July 02, 2012
Same here by sales have dropped dramatically
Posted by Ewamewa2 on June 28, 2012
I am seriously thinking about resigning from exclusivity....
Posted by Kikkerdirk on June 27, 2012
I also have a lot less sales. Higher prices fewer sales. Wonder if this trend will continue. I'm glad I'm not an exclusive. Sales at other sites are still on the rise! There might be a shift from buyers towards other agencies.
Posted by Dynamicfoto on June 25, 2012
Hi every one, I'm experience the same thing here, since May 2012 the sales drop and June is the worst month ever in sales and revenue hope that will get better.
Posted by Cleaper on June 25, 2012
My images sales are slightly higher but my monthly revenue is lower and my rpd is a third of my average which is not great. It seems that there are more subscription sales than usual.
Posted by Digikhmer on June 22, 2012
It seems that It is the best month ever for me.
We are not at the end of the month and my record of sales is almost beaten. I hope and wish to everybody that there are more to come.
All the best for every contributor.
Posted by Creativei on June 20, 2012
Thanks everyone for participating , In Sha Allah hopefully things will be better soon. I'm sure DT will do its part and lets do our part, shooting, editing, keywording and uploading..... above all promoting the portfolio through social media.

Wish you all the luck for taking part in this blog....
Posted by Arcobaleno on June 20, 2012
same here :-((
Posted by Arcobaleno on June 20, 2012
same here :-((
Posted by Peanutroaster on June 13, 2012
Checking my stats -- my earnings per photo are at an all time high. Volume might be off but I've had a nice string of credit sales over the past few days.
Posted by Peanutroaster on June 13, 2012
Checking my stats -- my earnings per photo are at an all time high. Volume might be off but I've had a nice string of credit sales over the past few days.
Posted by Linqong on June 13, 2012
Me too.my sales and revenue had dropped down 30% in May.
Posted by Bluwarrior on June 11, 2012
I got a very little porfolio...but I welcome the new level of prices. Think that will be a tendency with some agencies. There are buyers for every price in the market. And here the increase is still very acceptable ( by microstock standards).. Some professional microstock contributors have been saying that their income is been dropping (especially taking in account the costs of producing pictures with peoplehired models or eg.) . Could welll be the economic moment,where "everyone" is trying to reduce costs and not investing much. Maybe will be better to give a period of 6 months,for a more precise conclusion (my point of view). Any way I hope people get their normal sales level back( in the case they dropped).
Posted by Marugod83 on June 11, 2012
I hope the DT strategy it will bring good results in the future, because now, is not working
Posted by Titania1980 on June 11, 2012
Maybe the crisis?? I don't know, I only know that my sales fluctuate: some months I have very few sales and others I have good sales
Posted by Banol2007 on June 10, 2012
I have found the very interesting article of Philip Wolmuth ,freelance photographer for 30 years ’’A photographer's view of the market today’’ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-16243313).
Posted by Igordabari on June 09, 2012
I see the same conclusion from different contributors with different PF's: sales go down and (which is even worse) become very irregular. After 2 years of stable grow, last two months show some 'caotico' pattern. But - once again - let's hope for DT strategy. Since we have nothing else to hope for :)
Posted by Martingraf on June 09, 2012
when so many serious contributors have this problem - then that means there is something not working as it should - is it perhaps really the recession we are some sort of in and yet nor really in???
Posted by Lostarts on June 09, 2012
Past two months sales down by 50%. I F****** hate this. Revenue is up but with 50% sales, port exposure is suffering.
Posted by Wisconsinart on June 08, 2012
In May sales were coming in like a broken slot machine. June comes and WHAM virtually nothing. DT is fooling around with something and it's not fun being on the wrong end of whatever has changed.
Posted by Martingraf on June 08, 2012
I agree to everyone who says you have to look at it over a longer time frame and not only monthly - I just started over a year ago and in May I had under average sales regarding quantity but from the revenue side it was the second best month for me ever. If I look at the statistics I see an ongoing upwards trend with no sign of any weakness. I try to spread my portfolio in quite a few directions - city, but also much nature and some funny or odd situations.
Posted by Creativei on June 08, 2012
Zenonk, that could be the fact, but since I joined here I never had such drastic non sales phase..... That's what is concerning me.

seems most of us are in the same boat.
Posted by Picstudio on June 08, 2012
For me sales are 50% down...
Posted by Antoinettew on June 08, 2012
April was excellent. May was only 30% of that and no sale in June jet.
Posted by M4rio1979 on June 08, 2012
My last sale was two weeks ago :(...I dont have very large portfolio because I'm new here, but in a few last months, I have had 1-2 sales every 3-4 days...not much, but still...now two weeks without any sale :(
Posted by Rigmanyi on June 08, 2012
I am exclusive on DT and since Christmas I had a very nice continuity... an average of 1 download/day... Not much, but continuous. And now it suddenly stopped. This is the 9th day in a row without a sale...

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