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Sales ... up or down over the past 6 months ?

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Curious as mine are down drastically.

License Sales down by 45%

Income down by 45%

Anyone doing good bad or ugly ?

 

Seems to stem from the famous 5th December 2016 changes 

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Up in volume, down in averages. About 20% all round.

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Dead. Absolutely dead. No point in uploading exclusive images here when they can be selling on microstock sites.

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Up in volume, but prices have come down. 

September 2016 to January 2017 were really bad revenue-vise. Glad things have recovered so far. Fingers' an toes' crossed it will stay like this. 

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I have past last years revenue total (for the whole year) already and just about to pass volume mark (hopefully).

 

Quite a pleasant surprise for me. 

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To match last year's sales, the second half of this year will need to be pretty damn good...

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Hi Ace,

 

Mine are way down since Alamy's changes to their search engine.

 

Allan

 

PS Strange to say that my images still seem to be appearing high in the searches though??

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Overall mine are up.  Buy end of June had equaled the total sales for last year.  But this month veryquiet.

 

Jill

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On July 1st my numbers were:


Sales Volume 2015         +18.37%
Sales Volume 2016         +60.27%
Sales Volume 2017 x 2    -3%

Average for 2016: 29.25 / month


Revenue 2015                +26.60%
Revenue 2016                +30.85%
Revenue 2017 x 2           -13.5%

Average for 2016: 1400 / month

 

However sales and zooms took a spectacular nose dive after the recent Fourth of July changes (which may have happened a week earlier).

Zooms have picked up this week. Sales still extremely low: 3 direct sales this month. Have to go back many years for such a result. I'm somehow hoping that the accounting dept is completely swamped with sales and will catch up before the month is over. Probably not.

 

wim

 

( Percentage Change Calculator : http://www.percent-change.com/ )

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Hi Ace,

volume of sales down about 25% c/w before the 5/12 changes, gross value down about 30%

cheers

Kumar (the doc one)

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My sales volume is 60% of what it was for the first half of last year (down 40%).  Sale prices are down to 55% of last year (down 45%).

The search engine change had a big negative impact for me.

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Through end of June, number of sales down 15%, gross revenue down 23%. July is not looking good.

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Sales volume down approx 10%, gross revenue down about 15% on first half of 2016 figures.  This month is absolutely dire.

 

Pearl

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Comparing first half of 2017 with first half of 2016 (i.e. same seasonal sales period)

Images sold +100%   Net revenue +82%    Number of images on sale +18%

 

Comparing first half of 2017 with second half of 2016

Images sold +30%     Net revenue +12%    Number of images on sale +14%

 

Mark

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The volume of sales is about the same but the average price per sale is still sliding downward.  

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Where's me coat? I'm going home.

 

Allan

 

 

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Income in 6 months is higher than whole past year. So no complaints here. Also made some 2,3 and 5 sales to the same client which is also nice.

 

I believe this is the result of the high number of uploads the past year...

 

But, in the past 3 months views and zooms are descending, which is not a good sign for the future...

 

And this month is really lousy... With some 10 days to go, hope will continue my nice average...

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10 yrs ago ~$8K gross defined a good month;

5 yrs ago ~$7K gross defined a good month;

Am still in denial that ~$6500 gross now "good" month...

(but drop partly due to more preferred travel shooting vs. at-home textbook subjects)

 

~20 yrs ago another pro disdained me a "subject shooter";

ironically now as Alamy & other biggest general agencies fast

track submissions to go live ASAP, it may make $$ sense

for individual stockers to do same, e.g., quick-tag, auto-process,

get everything live NOW**, save advanced tag-process for a later

when some "free time"...???!!!

 

**that means NOW!!!

"GET 'ER DONE!" :o :o :o 

 

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Average for 2016: 10 sales per month

 

Average for the first six months of 2017: 10 sales per month

 

Not complaining. I figure that if I'm managing to tread water, I'm doing well.

 

Last year's changes didn't seem to affect me much for some reason.

 

Edit: My sales do tend to go up and down, though. A good month is often followed by a not-so-good one, but this pattern is nothing new. It stretches well beyond the last six months. July (slow month so far) seems to fitting the mold as June was above average.

 

 

 

 

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Dear All,

Thankyou for all your replies.

Some interesting info.

Seems some happy some not.

I`m just hoping for a better 2nd half of the year.

But its a big drop for me :-( 

Onwards......

Regards

Adrian 

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Sales and revenue are up on last year, but as I'm a newbie don't read too much into that.  However, I like to think it's partly to do with me uploading better quality images with better tags which are more sellable.  Many of my images are on the 1st page of searches so overall I'm happy.

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Pretty consistent over the last twelve months, with a slight upward trend for both sales and revenue

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Sales numbers flat. Gross revenue down 25%

 

However, last year (and the 2 years before) I had some success in getting a few LiveNews images into newspapers and that pulled up the revenue average quite nicely. Moving home to a new location has stalled that temporarily as I familiarise myself with the local area! Hoping for a pickup later in the year.

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