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January 2013 sales

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courtneyk
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 6:50PM
Compared to Jan 2012


Portfolio: + 35%  (around 1000 images)
Royalty rate: + 15%


DL: -46%
Income: -8% 

Thats a Gross revenue loss of 58% for 2012.

If istock wishes to hold onto its exclusive contributors, they need to find a way to reduce that gross loss figure to an absolute maximum of between 15% and 20% to make a relatively stable income sustainable.

(Edited on 2013-02-04 21:09:27 by courtneyk)
princigalli
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 125 Audio downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 1:27AM
It's not sustainable. I was going to go exclusive again, but didn't. I have my good reasons.
ryasick
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusiveMember has had a File Of The Week.
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:58AM

Sigh, this is getting more depressing with every passing month.


DL Jan 2013 compared to 2012 - 63%


$ Jan 2013 compared to 2012  - 28%


Portfolio increased 33%


What's the use trying anymore when it's nothing but down, down, DOWN - ever since September.
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveMember has won a contestForum Moderator
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 7:40AM
Just a quick reminder that the monthly sales threads are to discuss the sales of the previous month. It's not the "My sales were great or lousy yesterday." thread.

If you'd like to post a running commentary on your sales, or chat with others about them, please take at look at the social group / race threads in the Off Topic forum.

Thanks.



(Edited on 2013-02-06 09:54:49 by kelvinjay)
schlol
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Illustrator
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:04AM

Also continuing downward spiral since Sept... Jan 2013 sales were 2/3 of that of Jan 2012. 


This has been the worst January since January 2007
DavidCallan
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 11:27AM

Posted By DavidCallan:
Was there a BM change halfway through the month?
January started off so badly that it was worse than my non-exclusive days the year before. I was seriously considering pulling the plug on exclusivity (not the first time but this time i really felt crushed by the lack of almost any activity). But then suddenly halfway through the month, it rocketed upwards to the point that it narrowly missed out on being my BME.


A reevaluation. This was comfortably my BME.
BrendanHunter
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 9:38AM
January was pretty bad. Hoping against hope that things will change for the better soon. 
olaser
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 10:37AM
Posted By kelvinjay:
Just a quick reminder that the monthly sales threads are to discuss the sales of the previous month. It's not the "My sales were great or lousy yesterday." thread.

If you'd like to post a running commentary on your sales, or chat with others about them, please take at look at the social group / race threads in the Off Topic forum.

Thanks.



(Edited on 2013-02-06 09:54:49 by kelvinjay)


I updated my post with sales data but my post was already gone. (The BM question was also moved to the BM thread)


Here they are again:


Jan sales was in $, compared with


Jan 2012: -23%. Portfolio increase was +38% (when combined: -51%)


Oct 2012: -50%


 


 
STILLFX
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloads
Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 11:06AM
The downward slide here continues...seriously wondering if there is any point to uploading any more here.
BrendanHunter
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 11:28AM

As a note, I feel like the much maligned BM in December actually helped me out, and the changes that everyone is happier with have hurt me. 


But I also feel like BM discussions are a quagmire best avoided...
Lobo
Mask of the Diablo Azul - Member has won between 1 and 3 Steel Cage matchesThis user has the power to wield the BanHammer, a weapon forged in the fires of hell for that get-off-my-planet quality you can't get anywhere else. You betta reckonize.Forum Moderator
Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:06PM

Posted By BrendanHunter:
But I also feel like BM discussions are a quagmire best avoided...

I wish I could send you a dollar right now.
BrendanHunter
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:18PM
Posted By Lobo:


Posted By BrendanHunter:
But I also feel like BM discussions are a quagmire best avoided...


I wish I could send you a dollar right now.


Better than my sales! Zing.


Saddest rimshot ever. 
MorePixels
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 1:34PM

Bad and worsesad Somedays I've got 10-15 DLssad


DLs - 49,66% comparing to January 2012...

(Edited on 2013-02-06 13:40:09 by MorePixels)
Lobo
Mask of the Diablo Azul - Member has won between 1 and 3 Steel Cage matchesThis user has the power to wield the BanHammer, a weapon forged in the fires of hell for that get-off-my-planet quality you can't get anywhere else. You betta reckonize.Forum Moderator
Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 1:53PM

Posted By BrendanHunter:
Posted By Lobo:


Posted By BrendanHunter:
But I also feel like BM discussions are a quagmire best avoided...


I wish I could send you a dollar right now.


Better than my sales! Zing.


Saddest rimshot ever. 

I walked into that one. Good work. lol.

(Edited on 2013-02-06 13:53:44 by Lobo)
gipi23
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 3:26AM
Extra info
By the end of Jan 2012 I had 582 files available
By the end of Jan 2013 I had 1156 files available

almost 99% increase

Jan 2012 non exclusive
Jan 2013 exclusive [since August 2012]

Jan 2012 = 21 dls
Jan 2012 = 40 dls

Almost 91%

So the increase is almost identical, and I basically can not object. However, I was expecting [my fault] that doubling the port might double the number of dls even for non exclusive [when I checked it did, so it worked for me like that]

Exclusivity promised greater exposure, so in short I think it underperforms a little [50-60dls would be the area I'd be rationally expecting]
AdrianVictor
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloads
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 4:17AM
i am really trying to get exclusve
shelma1
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Illustration downloads
Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013 12:12PM
My January revenues were almost exactly the same as January 2012, but my portfolio was much larger this year. Sad.
troyek
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:52AM
bad :<
Imgorthand
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:51AM

My January sales were below my expectations but higher than both Jan and Dec 2012 - about 10%


I'll take it as positive since after all it's reversed trend from the disappointing end of 2012.


Looking forward with renewed hope for coming months to see some result of work I put in istock!
Marbury
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Gold contributor and has 5,000 - 12,499 Audio downloadsMember has had a File Of The Week.
Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:53AM
Photo sales have days, sometime a week without a sale. That's dire ! My earnings here are nearly all audio and Getty. 
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