Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 3:36AM
I can't believe no-one has started this thread yet, very unusual! I'll just work my figures out and add them here.
Okay, I thought I had quite a good month, but I was kidding myself. When I crunch the numbers, the seemingly unstoppable, unsustainable decline continues:
March 2013 compared to:
March 2012 DL -27% $ -4%
March 2011 DL -61% $ -24%
March 2010 DL -75% $ -30%
(Edited on 2013-04-01 03:49:04 by fotoVoyager)
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 3:41AM
Sadly I have some March sales figures. It's not pretty.
In March '09 I had 14 DLs
In March '10 I had 124 DLs
In March '11 I had 133 DLs
In March '12 I had 122 DLs.
In March '13 I had 41 DLs.
Forty one sales, a third of what I got in March last year (including eleven days with zero DLs, as opposed to last March where I only had one day with zero DLs). I upload pretty consistently & I'm happy with the quality of my work, so I'm feeling massively disappointed, frustrated & demotivated. Because this decline can only be described as catastrophic.
This decline has been going on since September, and it suggests to me all the zero views I'm seeing for my images is accurate. No one's looking, no one's buying. Where (and why) have the customers gone?
I post in the vain hope that TPTB will do something to turn this around, but I've been hoping that since September. To no avail.
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 4:10AM
Sadly I'm dissapointed too. I only had 11 DLs in March which has allways been a strong month for me.
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 4:13AM
March = 29 DL - 16 day's with zero sale..
We need to break this trend fast...
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 4:29AM
March 2013-117 downloads.
March 2012-290 downloads.
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 4:32AM
March 2012 DLs -53% $ - 37% (uploaded 1300 new files)
I am forced to focus more on comissional work. New Istock Projects are unsustainable for me atm.
(Edited on 2013-04-01 04:45:17 by 4FR)
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 4:35AM
Sorry to break the trend but March was good for me.
vs Mar 12 $$s -19.5% DLs -50%
vs Feb 13 $$s +2.5% DLs -0.3%
Now I am sure a lot of you are thinking 'that doesn't look good!', but my February figure include a rather nice Getty income, which I hope will be similar in March and if it is then I will be pretty much similar to Mar 12 $$s.
I also try to look at what work I have done over the past year too. I have not been as productive as I should have been over the last 6 or 7 months (sick, pregnant wife). I am doing new shoots now and I am confident to grow my income again.
If I can get month on month or quarter on quarter gains then I will be happy. But I also understand that I need to do the work too to make that happen.
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 4:37AM
Worst month ever: just 3 DL and 4.9 $ income with 679 images.
I upload the same images to only two agencies; it's just an hobbie for me, but the other one is every month growing. For istance this month the income was 50,7 $ and more than 120 dl..
If the trend will not change, I'm not committed to upload anymore.
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 4:52AM
my first full month as an independent and the results are in:
compared to Mar 2012: downloads -54% $$ -85% files +25%
. . . let the slow painful death begin!
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 5:11AM
To me it is similar to lostinbirds, haven't been uploading much since last september started uploading more just this march, and still have to develop some better concepts.
This in my mind, and considering that march 2013 had 5 weekend and easter, i am quite content:
Compared to march 2012 dls - 30% $$ + 5%
compared to Feb 2013 dls almost the same $$ +2,5%
I did not take the getty numbers in my calculations, but they were good, added almost 20% to my istock Feb $$
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 5:20AM
Istock only (No Getty or PP)
-34,84% $$ with respect to March 2012.
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 5:26AM
Comparing IS figures only (Getty sales have been very low and sporadic for me so far anyway)
$$ -33% compared to March 2012
DL -52% compared to March 2012
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 5:30AM
Compared to March 2012:
-17% $$, -63% DLs
9 days with zero sales (vs 4 days in March 2012).
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 5:46AM
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 5:52AM
Compared to March 2012 excluding GI sales, plus I have quite a few stuck sub sales
$ up +10.6%
DL's down -31%
Expecting some good GI sales and some sub sales income to come through.
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 6:01AM
Good news is its the Best month of the year for me, bad news is its -49%$ -67% DL compared to March 2012. Sad, very sad.
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 6:06AM
Better then Jan and Feb. of this year, but down $1200 compared to March 2012
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 6:09AM
Despite a few disappointing days then March was the BM for a while for me. DLs were up slightly on the previous month, and the $$ were up too. Hope this trend continues.
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 6:11AM
compared to March 2012:
DL - 58%
$$ - 45%
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013 6:27AM
March was the first Month that was up on the previuos year in quite some time. Well at least in $$
(Edited on 2013-04-01 06:29:19 by jcphoto)