Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:53AM
Woeful. DLs worst since August '09, $ worst since January '10. 2012 looked pretty good until some numptie turned the taps off in September. Since then a downward spiral that other agencies must be howling with laughter at. I'll be pulling the plug on this bloodbath if something positive doesn't happen soon.
"Spot That Trend" it says on the front page. I think we can all spot the trend here.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:56AM
Terrible end to the year.... looking at my downloads for the last three months (which is usually my best three months) over 60% down compared to last year. Very depressing. Hard decisions may have to be made in 2013.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:57AM
Interesting year indeed. 150 more downloads than 2011 and $50K more earnings.
December was lower in downloads and earnings than 2011.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:08AM
Not great. My portfolio is still tiny though and I'm still a bronze contributor so can't expect too much sadly. Need to really start doing some "proper" stock oriented stuff though and keep uploading.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:21AM
Dec 2011 - 113 DLs / $555
Dec 2012 - 58 Dls / $327
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:23AM
really a disaster.... 60% down compare to last year.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:39AM
Worst december since I became EX
to Dec 2011 is -54% in $$ / -63% in DL
to Dec 2010 is -45% in $$ / -61% in DL
to year 2011 is -23% in $$
to year 2010 is +15% in $$
In contrast to previous years, sales in 2012 are regularly down. Even in always-great-months september, october, november.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:03AM
Disaster.. december is the WMOTY and not only
since the last BM shake on 14 december sales were been really down like never before
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:21AM
Total disaster, like september, october, november...in february and march my trend was very very good, it seemed no problem to reach the 40% royalties target knowing that the fall and winter months are my best in term of sales, but then it happened what we all know in the best months of the years for most of us...it's sad to say because I've always been a proud Istock exclusive, but like Imgorthand now I'm seriously considering the plan B...
(Edited on 2012-12-31 11:25:46 by Crisma)
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:26AM
Absolutely horrible, down 20% on November. This was the lowest earning month of all of 2012, I earned a 1/3 of what I earned in March this year. It's definitely time to take time away from stock, and focus on more reliable sources of income in 2013.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:28AM
2012 was a good year overall.
September, November and especially December were terrible.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:42AM
Looking like it will be the worst month in $ since July 2010.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:56AM
Well, it is depressing. Even November 2006, when I only had 600 files only, was a higher month.
I hope the E+ sales from getty will add significant revenue. Once they are transferred of course...
In the absence of good news, I am preparing my files for what might be inevitable.
On the upside I am happy with my results in video and will make an effort to upload more of it.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:09PM
25% DOWN ON 2011 despite continued uploading for the first 9 months of the year.
It's just a really sad end to the year. What's worse is that the old-timers here that helped to build IS into what it is have been let down terribly by HQ.
As we've been told that IS is on-target performance-wise, I hope those at HQ spare a thought for the livelihoods and families of those full-time and serious contributors that are facing problems due to falls in sales when iStocks overall success is celebrated.
2012 was the death of what was once a great and (mutually) beneficial community.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:59PM
Worst month in four years.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:13PM
Worse month in 2012.Worse than 2011 in both $ and downloads.
The only yacht i will be buying, if this mess continues, is one that fits in the bathtub !
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:21PM
WMY for DL's. December was almost exactly at average monthly $$ and slightly below average RCs for full year 2012. Overall 2012 was 221% $$ over 2011. I could be happier, but I made good progress this year. On to 2013.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:59PM
This month was better than Dec 2011.
Overall 2012 is also slightly better than 2011.
Getty Images was better than last year.
2012 was a good year for me. I'm glad to be part of iStock and Getty.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:13PM
Increased my portfolio by close to 200% this year. Earnings increased accordingly (200%) and downloads increased by 50%.
Good year for me. Excited to see potential of files on getty. Thx Happy New Year.
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:30PM
WMY. By far.
WM2Y (worst month in 2 years)
WM3Y (worst month in 3 years)
WM4Y (worst month in 4 years)
I had to go back to December of 2006 to find less downloads or July 2008 for (slightly) less money.