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« on: February 01, 2019, 06:13 »
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Decent month here:

SS: Avg as things picked up in last week
AS: Nice month
IS: Jan not calculated but dec was good

AL: Bad, many refunds
123RF: Not good, much down than previous month
DT: Avg


« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 06:35 »
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Decent month here:

SS: Avg as things picked up in last week
AS: Nice month
IS: Jan not calculated but dec was good

AL: Bad, many refunds
123RF: Not good, much down than previous month
DT: Avg

SS same. Very good. AS less than December. Istock good according to approx number of downloads. BS better than before too. The rest very bad. Canva and DP the worst.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 08:53 by davidbautista »

« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 09:34 »
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SS ~ the usual pegged amount its so predictable its a joke

Alamy good for qty and revenue

Adobe $50

The others not worth worrying about

« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 10:20 »
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AS - best month ever
SS - avg
DT - nothing
Alamy - nothing, but first payout :)
IS - ??, i stopped uploading
123rf - my first 10 images came online

« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 14:18 »
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Surprisingly good.

Best month on Alamy with number of sales (4th best month with earnings)

SS with 80$ video sale + EL very good month too
FT best month in a year
Canva somewhere between bad and average

The rest as usual.

drd

« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 14:28 »
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January was cold here.

« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 16:46 »
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January was rainy, but sales are good. A 28% increase from the same time last year.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 16:48 by Minsc »

« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 20:43 »
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SS - lower than Dec but still decent
AS - my Dec was low, but Jan back up
IS - Dec was fantastic...keeping fingers crossed for Jan
DT - Up quite a bit over the normal
123RF - Up more than usual, but not an overall good earner
Alamy - I still have yet to have ONE sale from them.

« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2019, 00:56 »
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Pretty lousy, and it would have been really bad without a few Alamy sales the 31st. Pretty much everywhere was below the average for last year and only a few were up from December. Usually Jan is a pretty good month for me but not this year.

DT and Canva were both about half of what they have been and 123RF is so far below what it used to be I might as well delete my port there.

SS was up on an absolutely horrible Dec, but not enough to make a decent month.

PZF

« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2019, 03:01 »
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After Dec being the worst month for YEARS, Jan did surprisingly well. Not great but good.Couple decent SODs on SS rescued the day there and AL showed more life than it has for ages. Other sites barely worth mentioning though....all ever feebler.

I wonder if AL are doing something different - several of us report upswings there...?

« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2019, 04:15 »
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IS - not bad regarding DLs. $ we will see at 20th
SS - not bad regarding $
AS - quite good - $ and DLs

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2019, 09:12 »
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Cold and snowy? Tractor broke down twice. Oh Microstock?

Pretty much as usual, although I did have a burst of downloads on SS, almost all subs, at the end of the month.

Best January since 2016 and that year has a $21 Single to put it higher. Last year was half of this year. I'd say Best January ever for me, but just by dollars over the rounded average of the last six years.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2019, 19:28 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2019, 09:28 »
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I guess SS is a thing of the past. Way down, like $400. Looking at the last 12 months it is now permanent.  It was very common for me making $800-$1000 a month, now I am at the $400-$600.  So nothing special with them.  Most others are flat. Pond5 was not too bad.  I had a big pic sale there, but the big ones are rare.  123 dismal. DT very dismal. Dp was better than average, almost $100 when I make $50-$60 a month.  I just did my tax prep and overall I was down only $500 from last year.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2019, 11:43 »
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Cold and snowy? Tractor broke down twice.
  And February has started even colder and more snowy!

My January was a bit better than December and more in line with previous years. In fact, it matched my January 2017 earnings, which sounds good until I remember that I added 2500 files during the year! Talk about lots of effort for no immediate reward!

Here is my complex graph of earnings in each month for the past 5 years. Overall, I'm still showing growth and I had some good video sales in January which definitely helped the monthly results, but it is still a hard old business!


Full discussion on the results are here: https://www.backyardsilver.com/2019/02/making-money-from-photography-january-2019/

By the way, I only mention the earnings posts on this forum normally. You can subscribe to my blog with your email address to get notifications of new posts - I do nothing at all with those email addresses!

Steve

« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2019, 14:01 »
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Snowy January here and just two clips about it. Three or five Christmas related, no Valentine and a couple on Carnival masks. With an empty just starting portofio and common subject in only HD clips, no wonder why I got no sales :D :P

« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2019, 19:23 »
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Up 35% than last year January.

Bailing out from Dreamstime and 123Rf and didn't lose anything, me feel peaceful like a Buddha 8)

« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2019, 13:36 »
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2019, 14:04 »
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At last check, my January was $15,785.  But I still have to hear from iStock and Dissolve.  Together, both those should add about $2,000 to that total.

January, 2018 was $15,660, so I'm doing a bit better this year.

February is starting off kind of slow, however.  :(

« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2019, 14:16 »
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Wow no that should be $31,000.00 added together for the month!  ;D ;D


 

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