November Sales Thread

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slobo
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 9:56AM
Posted By EricFerguson:
@CHBD: This is a good point. Is there any consistent practice in this thread for how to deal with the fact that a lot of numbers for the month don't come in until substantially into the next month?  Surely some of the first posts in this thread are artifically low, simply because the stats page hadn't updated yet

except that most of those people keep their own (accurate) record.
CHBD
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 10:20AM
Posted By slobo:

Posted By EricFerguson:
@CHBD: This is a good point. Is there any consistent practice in this thread for how to deal with the fact that a lot of numbers for the month don't come in until substantially into the next month?  Surely some of the first posts in this thread are artifically low, simply because the stats page hadn't updated yet


except that most of those people keep their own (accurate) record.


How do you know what sold over at Getty in the month of November ?
friztin
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 11:19AM
Posted By CHBD:

Posted By slobo:


Posted By EricFerguson:
@CHBD: This is a good point. Is there any consistent practice in this thread for how to deal with the fact that a lot of numbers for the month don't come in until substantially into the next month?  Surely some of the first posts in this thread are artifically low, simply because the stats page hadn't updated yet



except that most of those people keep their own (accurate) record.



How do you know what sold over at Getty in the month of November ?

I never count getty and pp sales to see how well I'm doing... those are my mini-bonuses, 'cos they are peanuts.
diane555
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 1:45PM
November was my best month this year but just barely over March. I didn't compare it to previous years. The sales were much appreciated.
taavet
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 2:01PM
What sales? 
EricFerguson
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 3:17PM
Posted By Lobo:

Posted By EricFerguson:
@CHBD: This is a good point. Is there any consistent practice in this thread for how to deal with the fact that a lot of numbers for the month don't come in until substantially into the next month?  Surely some of the first posts in this thread are artifically low, simply because the stats page hadn't updated yet.

Wait a minute, are you saying this thread isn't science??

It's the closest thing we've got Lobo. Since iStock doesn't share any kind of aggregate numbers about sales, revenue, site traffic, buyer trends, or any other useful or helpful monthly data, we're left to try and cobble together a general picture of how things are going for the site as a whole using this thread. Between this and the Alexa Graph, this is the only way you've given artists to understand our own financial performance relative to the rest of the industry. It bothers me that it's not scientific too, but it's all that our Fearless Leaders behind the frosted glass doors in CalgaryWashington have allowed us to have.

(Edited on 2012-12-04 15:32:33 by EricFerguson)
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 3:29PM
Not sure that Calgary has anything to do with that ... 
Matt_Brown
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 6:29PM
Why are we all busting are butts when the systems is not working?  I'm uploading nobody can find it. Fix the thing already.
Gannet77
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 4:26AM

Poor month... WMTY, in fact worst for 18 months.


Compared to:


              Oct 2012    Nov 2011
DLs             -6%          -44%
$$s             -15%        -21%


As with most others reporting, everything has taken a turn for the worse since the September update, presumably as a result of the BM changes.


Amongst all the red figures, I'm trying to hang on to the only positive one remaining, which is that my year-on-year royalties over a 12 month period (Dec 2011 - Nov 2012 compared to Dec 2010 - Nov 2011) is still +20%;  but that's not going to last unless iStock HQ actually get their collective fingers out and fix things.
vesperstock
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 7:33AM
Sold my first non-moving stock image, ever, since I only just got approved as a photo contributor. Probably won't do a lot of them or have the spectacular still image portfolios that many of you have, but nevertheless... Yay!
mammamaart
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 7:57AM
is the wooyay thread still around? gratz versperstock!
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 8:01AM
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 1:25PM

Posted By Matt_Brown:
Why are we all busting are butts when the systems is not working?  I'm uploading nobody can find it. Fix the thing already.


Nobody is uploading I guess, files get inspected in matter of hours these days. In my opinion, majority of people are disheartened by November results...

(Edited on 2012-12-05 13:27:44 by craftvision)
vandervelden
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 1:52PM
I'm uploading files which are, as craftvision says, being inspected within hours - the strange thing is that the 'stats' queue shows 80,000+ images waiting.
Klubovy
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 1:52PM
Posted By craftvision: 
Nobody is uploading I guess, files get inspected in matter of hours these days. (...)

That's because inspectors are on the special mission to downsize all queues before Christmas.
princigalli
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012 12:26AM
My November low compared to yearly average but still much better than October.
Imgorthand
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012 12:34AM
Posted By Klubovy:

Posted By craftvision: 
Nobody is uploading I guess, files get inspected in matter of hours these days. (...)


That's because inspectors are on the special mission to downsize all queues before Christmas.


That's cool thanks


I was wondering how fast recently the instpections are ...
juniorbeep
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012 8:16AM
poor... go back a couple of years with a lot less images to match Nov. Since July just been a spiral. Depressing.
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012 8:24AM
Posted By Imgorthand:

Posted By Klubovy:


Posted By craftvision: 
Nobody is uploading I guess, files get inspected in matter of hours these days. (...)



That's because inspectors are on the special mission to downsize all queues before Christmas.



That's cool thanks smile


I was wondering how fast recently the instpections are ...

I've just had inspections go through under 16 hours this week.
Kranky_Jack
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012 8:56AM

Hi to you all, sorry to hear you've had a bad month. I've just got started with some Audio on here and I am hoping to become exclusive and work hard at it. Just out of interest, do any of you rely on this as your only income?


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