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SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2017, 22:27 »
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I'm just slightly confused... isn't this an October sales thread? Here's the September one...

http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/september-sales/


« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2017, 00:26 »
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I'm just slightly confused... isn't this an October sales thread? Here's the September one...

http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/september-sales/
I forgot that one had already started...this is meant to be for the whole of september rather than a daily commentary  ???.

« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2017, 05:25 »
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Pants pants and more pants and continued to be pants. SS down from 600 dollar to 250 dollar per month, a few months in a row now with no signs of improvement. The other sides are lowly plodding on as usual.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2017, 07:22 »
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Overall best month since October '14.

SS: BMY
FT: not BMY, but a good month as well.
VB: same at FT

Even 123RF is on the up again after 3 lousy months.

« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2017, 07:34 »
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A BIT UP!!! :'(

« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2017, 11:43 »
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4 digits from SS, but worse than last year.
Other agencies compensated the loss with unexpected gains (Alamy, 500px) while FT and IS had solid good performances, making September a very good month, overall.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 12:47 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2017, 12:45 »
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SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2017, 23:22 »
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September was my second BME. Last September was my BME. Good start to October.... projections indicate it could be my new BME, but a bit early to tell.

« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2017, 09:25 »
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September was my second BME. Last September was my BME. Good start to October.... projections indicate it could be my new BME, but a bit early to tell.

If you make "projections" based on only 2 working days, may I ask what is your margin of error or confidence interval?  ::)
« Last Edit: October 05, 2017, 09:27 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2017, 09:28 »
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A BIT UP!!! :'(

Holy cow! Your sales are amazing :o

« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2017, 10:58 »
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September was my second BME. Last September was my BME. Good start to October.... projections indicate it could be my new BME, but a bit early to tell.

If you make "projections" based on only 2 working days, may I ask what is your margin of error or confidence interval?  ::)
I'm guessing its a big one ;-) maybe by tomorrow we will have a concrete forecast  ::)

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2017, 20:58 »
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September was my second BME. Last September was my BME. Good start to October.... projections indicate it could be my new BME, but a bit early to tell.

If you make "projections" based on only 2 working days, may I ask what is your margin of error or confidence interval?  ::)

My Excel spreadsheet makes projections for me. He's good like that. And it was 3 working days as far as I know... with a non-working day which should make the figures a bit more 'realistic'. But yeah, one day later, still on target for 50% over last month. Will estimate still being over last month.

« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2017, 06:56 »
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September was my second BME. Last September was my BME. Good start to October.... projections indicate it could be my new BME, but a bit early to tell.

If you make "projections" based on only 2 working days, may I ask what is your margin of error or confidence interval?  ::)

My Excel spreadsheet makes projections for me. He's good like that. And it was 3 working days as far as I know... with a non-working day which should make the figures a bit more 'realistic'. But yeah, one day later, still on target for 50% over last month. Will estimate still being over last month.

Of course, in fact, you only need 2 points to make what you call a "projection". Just connect the dots!

A projection always has an associated error margin. When based on only 2-3 points, yours is huge, probably no different than simple luck.

You can have similar "success" with a crystal ball and your local palm reader.  ;)

« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2017, 07:33 »
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If I were to do projections I would do something based on around the last 30 days or so wherever I was in the month. But I don't really bother much as I wouldn't change my behaviour based on it. I do keep a monthly rolling average which is of some help..particularly prioritising where to do uploads if at all. (FWIW its pretty flat so running round the hamster wheel to stay where I am)

« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2017, 09:24 »
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Pretty good for me - almost hit $3000. I've published my blog post as usual at

Steve

What agencies are what color on your graphic? Nice work! I don't do video which makes my numbers much less. Just wondering if I add video next year, where should I be going?

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2017, 09:34 »
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The colors aren't agencies - they are the months of the year for the past 4 years. I sometimes report sales per agency, but I submit to 16 or so of the most popular sites that you see on the right in the Poll. I mainly take images - I do have some videos and I keep meaning to do more videos, but so far the earnings are almost all from still photos.

Steve

« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2017, 09:52 »
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i just got paid, so early, it must be easier for there system to pass through these smaller paymets so they dont need the full 7 days to process. i mean, 50% is the norm these days,


« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2017, 09:53 »
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This September is almost equal to average and September of 2016.
47% of earnings on Shutterstock after few worse months.
Here is my top 6 (50$+) compared with September/average of 2016 year:

1. Shutterstock    -3%/ +29%
2. Pond5         +41%/ +23%
3. Videoblocks     -33%/ -53%
4. Fotolia/Adobe  +34%/ +10%
5. Envato         -27%/ -33%
6. Dreamstime    +117%/ +90%

« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2017, 00:12 »
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Strong month!   :D

« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2017, 09:51 »
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....and in the end the only true statistic that counts will be the end of the year results. I had a mediocre September. Today, for whatever reasons, I'm God's gift to photography/videography and enjoyed my best sales day ever by a country mile. How that plays out in the overall statistics at the end of the year will be interesting.

If we all deal with lower sales at the end of the year - the business has a problem. Month to month doesn't really assert anything other than some people did well while others didn't.

Good point, year to year is a more stable statistic to look at. I know people here who start doing day to day and week to week, which borders on insanity. Long term is most sensible.

But since the question is month, rpd is up, number of downloads is down, income down slightly. That's 2017 / 2016. And 2014, 2015 income are about the same as 2016 within under $10 difference for the month of September, past years. Going up or down $10 a year is insignificant.

Yes I add new files every month over the year.

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2017, 23:28 »
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I'm at 46% of my BME, 52% of last October, and we're currently 42% through the month... so looking promising!


 

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