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.......
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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).
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 :)
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.
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 :(
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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