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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2011, 16:48 »
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My total was 30% more than January 2010, mostly thanks to Veer and a number of good extended licenses.  You can see in the graph that Veer was my number 2 site this month.  



Wow!  Congrats Tyler!  I have 550 images on Veer and still not enough to make payout.  How many images do you have there? 

Hoping that when I get more of my port online I will start to see some sales... ???


I have 5350 images on Veer.  I uploaded everything I felt worthwhile when they had their dash for cash promotion.  1300 images are also from the PhotoOp, but still, the photoop images still account for less than 20% of my sales (last month at least).  The big jump in income came from a group of extended license sales on a series of images.  I think I had $250 in EL that day.  I like Veer's higher prices... my average return per download was just over $5.00 last month.


« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2011, 17:19 »
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Once again, less money. I am making my way out of microstock, for sure!

« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2011, 17:33 »
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Hi there

$1500 from usual sites, SS accounted for well over $600 of them. Up to 4,000+ pics and illustrations of mediocre stuff. IS's contribution negligable as I'm not a fan anymore.

Not a bad return since my retirement from full time stock and return to the office - I only put in 2 days work per week. Tell you what - having the income as a bonus rather than a wage is great.

Rgds

Oldhand

« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2011, 18:18 »
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25% less than December. From top 5 only 123RF was better than in previous month.

http://melastmohican.net/wordpress/2011/02/01/january-2011-earnings-breakdown/

« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2011, 19:05 »
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Strange month.  Down 2% from December, and down 16% from January, 2010.  Fotolia did particularly well, edging past iStock for the first time.  Curious to see how that plays out, with the iStock royalty cut in effect and the Fotolia cut to come.  123 edged out Dreamstime for the second straight month, pushing DT to fifth place.

Shutterstock33.9%
-6.2%
Fotolia
16.9%
+34.8%
iStockphoto16.6%
-8.1%
123RF
8.7%
-36.2%
Dreamstime
8.5%
-16.0%
BigStockPhoto
5.3%
-19.3%
Zoonar
4.3%
Veer
1.8%
-23.8%
CanStockPhoto
1.7%
+37.0%
Graphic Leftovers
1.0%
Deposit Photos
1.0%
-20.6%
Stock Fresh
.3%
+100.0%
Cres
.3%
+260.0%

« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2011, 19:30 »
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Too new at this to have year-to-year comparisons but I did notice a few trends that were encouraging.  DT started getting regular DL's and I had some regular traffic at FT too, as well as IS and SS.  SS has been my best in the past and it was down a lot this month.  I attribute that to the fact that a good deal of my portfolio was Fall and Holiday.  Got a slow start uploading new content but I'm starting to see some returns for those images and so far, a 100% acceptance rate on the new images has been encouraging.   

Noodles

« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2011, 19:47 »
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iStock Exclusive

48% down on last month
63% better that January last year

I'm so proud I worked out how to do stats :)

« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2011, 03:37 »
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DT exclusive, last full month of being exclusive at DT.

Up almost double my previous four month average in money earned.  Total files online is 805 for DT.  Working hard to prepare images for the new sites coming later this month.

Most seem to report that DT is anywhere from 10-15% of their total income.  That being said, if I can make an addition 85% off the images I currently have, I will be pleased.

« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2011, 09:52 »
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DT exclusive, last full month of being exclusive at DT.

Up almost double my previous four month average in money earned.  Total files online is 805 for DT.  Working hard to prepare images for the new sites coming later this month.

Most seem to report that DT is anywhere from 10-15% of their total income.  That being said, if I can make an addition 85% off the images I currently have, I will be pleased.

You will likely take a hit in the commission % and placement at DT, so although after you get established at all the sites DT might be making 10-15% of your total, the amount at DT will probably be a bit lower too. Hopefully you have a good number of level 3 and above images which seem to make most of my returns at DT.

« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2011, 09:57 »
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My January 2011 Micro Stock Stats are here: http://melissaking.ca/wordpress/january-2011-micro-stock-stats/

« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2011, 10:44 »
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Up 5% from December but down 2% compared to January 2010. Quite relieved by that as the slowdown in sales appeared to be accelerating over the last few months. Earnings for major agencies as follows (with 2010);

SS    32.9%  (23.8 )
IS     27.6     (36.2)
FT    22.5     (22.1)
DT    12.3     (11.9)
BigStock    3.3      (1.9)

Istock have now slipped backwards, as a proportion of my overall earnings, for 7 consecutive months. However sales at SS and also BigStock continue to strengthen.

Actual earnings at each agency compared to 2010 were as follows;

SS   +35%
IS    -26%
FT    0%
DT    0%
BigStock  +75%
« Last Edit: February 02, 2011, 10:45 by gostwyck »

« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2011, 11:32 »
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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for January 2011:

   1. Shutterstock
   2. Veer
   3. Alamy
   4. Can Stock Photo

January was a good month with a 7% increase compared to December. It was the best month ever for Alamy, Veer, and Clipdealer.



You can find my complete list here.

« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2011, 12:39 »
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I am down for the first month in a long time, but not much, just $80.40

« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2011, 01:24 »
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I had a BME for both downloads and revenue overall. SS, DT and Canstock were BME's. :D
BS and 123RF were average performers.

« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2011, 10:38 »
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a lot of red down arrows in the poll results there in the right margin.  is that normal for Jan or just not a lot people have reported in yet?

« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2011, 18:54 »
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I had forgotten to take the poll.  My numbers aren't going to change the results any though..

« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2011, 19:19 »
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I had forgotten to take the poll.  My numbers aren't going to change the results any though..

they would make the numbers stronger though.


ShadySue

« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2011, 20:06 »
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That's interesting. Anecdotal evidence from the forums here seemed to suggest that SS was on the up, which doesn't seem to be supported by the poll.

« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2011, 21:06 »
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I would say that the last quarter of the year was quite a bit different from the first half (as far as SS / IS) go, but looking at the whole year makes IS look stronger than it seems lately (and SS has swung up lately) at least that's how it seems to be, but the long term trends are more useful in the long term. If IS ever get's its collective act together they could come back.

ETA: oops, I was thinking about the yearly poll, not the monthly one - never mind, carry on.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2011, 21:11 by pancaketom »

« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2011, 02:23 »
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earning 50% up on last january
portfolio 30% bigger

I happy with that
but will clarify I'm in the three figure per month club not 4,5 or 6

« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2011, 11:28 »
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Not a bad month helped by 4EL, more stats on my blog:http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/


 

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