What happened to my sales ?

At the end of October I look back at the current month and wonder "where did my sales go"? This has been the lowest sales month for me in nearly 2 years, certainly for 2012. Now I don't sell $100s of images every month, but I have had a steady increase month on month and quarter by quarter. I can see views increasing, but the sales aren't coming through. Anybody have the same experience? Is it possibly subject matter related?

Photo credits: Neal Cooper.

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November 22, 2012


Where are my sales of november? Only 5 this month :(

November 06, 2012


Thanks for all the encouragement. November has stared off as October ended. I guess time will tell when the tide will turn again.

November 06, 2012


Hey Neal, there does not seem to be any rime or reason for the ups and downs in sales, just supply and demand. October for me was above average with an RPD of $3.45, but June and July were my worst months for some time. Keep on riding the roller coaster and keep putting up your great images.

November 06, 2012


Sales were definitely down for me in October. :( I hope this trend quickly reverses itself for November!

November 05, 2012


I had 70% more sales in October than I had in September, but made 15% less. RPD was about 2/5ths what it was. Inconsistent year, significantly down on last year.

October 31, 2012


yeah true...sometimes everyone passes through such dumb period. But it will change automatically if you continue with uploading. In this October I had my highest number of monthly sales.

October 30, 2012


I guess we all have a reduction of sales from time to time, in my case July was terreible beacuse I only got 36 sales, and in the other hand October could be my best month ever with 115 sales so far (now it is tied with August). Don't worry this will change.

October 30, 2012


I am sure they will pick up.You have such wonderful images.If yours don't sell, no one deserves to sell.

October 30, 2012


I had two sales instead of the three I had last month, but both of them were credit sales and the ones last month were all subs. I wish I had enough sales to be statistically meaningful!

October 30, 2012


I think it comes and goes for everyone....mine has been consistently going for the last few months. However, I know it won't keep on like that. Your portfolio is very good but maybe a little limiting. Like mentioned before your portfolio might benefit from images that cover a wider spectrum. Good luck!!

October 30, 2012


I got one sale this month which is at or slightly below average. My quarterly revenue is around average, but that was from a burst of sales in August.

October 30, 2012


Also for me october sales are down respect to the previous months. I hope this will be only an exception and november could be more good again.

October 30, 2012


october has not been a bad month for me but not as good
as 2011 october which was among the best of the last two years.
normally the reports of the different contributors are quite contradictory except during the time from april to june (the famous changes D.T. made) where eweryone complained.

October 30, 2012


Well for me this month is the BME in big so big that this month sale is equal to my first year sale and equal to last quarter sale.

October 30, 2012


I have consistent sales, but the biggest problem we face is that a greater proportion of sales are dominated by subscriptions. It's why everyone jumps for joy at the relative number of sales at a place like SS, but the real truth is that one decent credit sale here beats the numbers every time. It's ludicrous. Like many other here I may pull the plug.

October 30, 2012


Hello, for me, the October it is a very good month regarding the sales

October 30, 2012


My sales are down too! Every month is worse than month before...

October 30, 2012


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