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« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2011, 15:19 »
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BME - second in a row - I wish it would continue. September was good especially thanks to more ODs and ELs in Shutterstock.


rubyroo

« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2011, 15:30 »
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Can you believe it?  I was so preoccupied with how each agency was doing for me, I forgot to total up my figures... what a doofus.

It was a BME for me too.

2nd BME on SS by just a few dollars, but the previous one had ELs and this one didn't, so I can't really complain about that  ;)

« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2011, 17:21 »
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« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 22:15 by Sadstock »

« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2011, 02:02 »
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Very nice September, but not as spectacular as last August :

SS :  35% of sales - 46 % up since Sept.'10 and BME
FT :  24% of sales - 26 % up since Sept.'10
DST :  14% of sales - 47 % up since Sept.'10
IS :  12% of sales, -36,7 % down since Sept.'10
123rf :  6% of sales - 56 % up since Sept.'10
RODEO :  3% of sales, -58 % down since Sept.'10
BST :  2% of sales - -22 % down since Sept.'10
CAN :  2% of sales - 270 % up since Sept.'10 (1 EL)
GLO :  1% of sales - 325 % up since Sept.'10 (1 EL)
Total :  15% growth in dollars since Sept.'10 (5% in euros)

So Shutterstock covered the entire loss of Istock sales, and DST/FT took care of the growth.  This was the first time that I had a BME (for SS) in September!   My usual BME months are March and October/November, so I'm very curious what SS will do this month!

As usual, a large part of the profit got lost in the euro conversion - I should really do more shopping in dollars  ;)

Fotolia is still my n 2, and still growing.  Until now (in this thread), I can only see the same situation for Leaf.  How are the other European contributors doing at Fotolia ?

Slovenian

« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2011, 05:32 »
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Looks like both Deposit and Canstock could overtake FT next month. I hope they go bankrupt, greedy *insult removed* (after I get my 2nd payout and delete my port ;D )

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2011, 06:08 »
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Fotolia is still my n 2, and still growing.  Until now (in this thread), I can only see the same situation for Leaf.  How are the other European contributors doing at Fotolia ?

For me, Fotolia growing until Sept 2010, then slighly down each month. In Sept 2011 - for the first time in two years - they're not my n. 2 anymore. They are n. 3, after Veer, which is n. 2 for the first time!

Microbius

« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2011, 06:13 »
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FL earnings below 123RF for the first time ever for me too.

« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2011, 11:49 »
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Take my stats with a grain of salt... I have a small portfolio and don't have last year stats to compare same month growth.

This month was a good increase in sales over last month.
IS was 49% of my sales followed by SS at 30% - first time that IS surpassed SS which is usally ahead despite the lower RPD. 
123 has beat FT in sales for the last 3 months and has been right up there with DT as they swap off 3rd or 4th place from month to month.

With all the discussion surrounding low commissions I've been watching RPD closely.  The increasing number of subs at FT (giving me a whopping .18 per DL) has cut their RPD from .40 to .38 calculating all-time averages so I expect it will continue to drop if the subs continue at their current level. 
IS was a nice increase from .95 to 1.01 RPD - lets see how the migration to partner programs changes that in the next few months. 
123 comes in at a health .80 RPD - looking forward to continued growth at this site.

« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2011, 12:55 »
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Down 2% from August and 6% from Sept 2010. Mixed bag from the agencies, some up, some down. Percentages of total earnings as follows (with 2010);

SS   38% (29)
IS    30% (33)
FT   15% (24)
DT   12% (9)
BigStock  4.4% (2.5)

Gains and losses from individual agencies;

SS   +22%
IS    -13%
FT   -41%
DT   +16%
BigStock  +67%

« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2011, 02:00 »
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BME

1. SS
2. FT
3. DT
4. IS
5. PM
6. 123rf
7. Dep

« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2011, 02:11 »
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BME  too ;D

1. SS
2. DT
3. FT
4. 123rf
5. PM
6. CAN
7. YAY
8. Bigstock
9. DP
10. Photaki

« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2011, 11:16 »
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September was a good month. These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for September 2011:

1. Shutterstock
2. DepositPhotos
3. iStockPhoto
4. 123RF

Full statistic at http://microstockinfos.blogspot.com/2011/10/stock-photography-sales-statistic.html
List of all agencies I submit to http://stock.hlehnerer.com/SA.html








(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

lisafx

« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2011, 11:42 »
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September was disappointing for me.  Normally Sept is either my second or third best month of the year, showing a big jump following the end of the summer slump.  This year Sept. is only 1% up from August, and down 5% on Sept 2010. 

Like most others, I am showing big losses at IS and FT - the 35% loss at FT is really shocking!  :o

Here are mine, followed by the % gain or loss from a year ago

Istock   36%  (-15%)
Shutter   24%  (+24%)
Dreams   14%  (+2%)
Fotolia   13%  (-35%)
Bigstock   5%   (+7%)
Others      8%

RacePhoto

« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2011, 12:02 »
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Just to be my boring self, it's not 50-50 anymore.

SS = 59%
IS = 41%
BS = 0
MP = 0



Money found laying on the ground $1.30 for Sept. Beat Mostphotos and BigStock.
Down from $10 in August. ;)

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2011, 19:38 »
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Money found laying on the ground $1.30 for Sept. Beat Mostphotos and BigStock.

 :D

« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2011, 22:33 »
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September 2010 and September 2011
SS moved to #1



« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2011, 15:14 »
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Well to bring things down a few notches: After my first month of microstock I have a grand total of $1.52 earnings over 5 downloads!! Probably have an average of 50 pics on each site.

I got rejected from SS for the second time. All due to limited commercial value. Everyone seems to have great sales from them. It might be a measure of my progress if I can start producing the sort of images that have commercial value on their site.

For what its worth there are a few graphs on my blog www.swellphotographyuk.blogspot.com

See what happens this month!


« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2011, 15:43 »
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On my side september blew August of by a 30% increase. I uploaded a lot in August with deceiving results, but things catched up for September. Best surprise is Canstock with 150% increase from August!


 

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