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Mactrunk

« on: May 01, 2013, 03:29 »
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Added about 50 new images end ended up getting 442 DLS and $205.01 in earnings. I reached 309 images by the end of April. I certainly don't regret leaving Dreamstime exclusivity! I have over 500 images at Dreamstime but they only gave me $127 in earnings in April. Can't wait to get to 500 images at Shutterstock! Only bad thing is my camera is broke now.  >:( The turn wheel doesn't work anymore and this is the second time. It's a Nikon D5100. Still in its waranty but it will be gone for another 4 weeks now for repair and this will cost me many new images I could make in that time. Hope this doesn's return if it's out of waranty. But I'm going of topic now!  :P How was your april!?  :)


« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 03:51 »
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April was okay it will be about 10% higher than April last year. My port it 15% larger than same time last year.

Microstock Man

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 03:56 »
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Congrats mactrunk!

I had a BME at SS, up by about 30% on previous BME (3 months ago).

gillian

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 04:01 »
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holy moly that is a good result! I also got my port over the 300 mark (heading for 500 by end of May) but didn't do quite as well: 198DLs (just under $100) Wish I'd gotten one of those SODs that people were blessed with. I am $1 off going over the $500 mark and moving up a level, I've been watching it all day hoping I would tip over by April 30, no such luck.

All in all a BME for DLs and $ at SS.

bummer about the camera. surely you have enough stuff in your "to do" pile to keep you occupied?

rubyroo

« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 04:28 »
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Congrats Mactrunk!

@ Gillian... Good luck getting there asap! Everything gets brighter on the other side of a new level. :)

My month quite surprised me when I sat down and looked at the figures... It hadn't felt that good at the time, but ultimately it turned out to be quite close to my BME...

SS came in first, as usual.
iS came in second, but with about a third of the income of SS.

All agencies showed increases on previous month except for FT, CanStockPhoto, and Veer.

All showed increases on previous year except for CanStockPhoto.

gillian

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 04:46 »
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Congrats Mactrunk!

@ Gillian... Good luck getting there asap! Everything gets brighter on the other side of a new level. :)


I certainly hope so! :) still checking every 15 minutes, it's daytime somewhere on the planet, somebody buy something!!

rubyroo

« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 04:49 »
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LOL  I understand that feeling completely!  I'll help.  C'monnnnnnnnnnnnnn that $1!!

gillian

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 05:00 »
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twas also my second month in a row of sales every day, so i'm out of "fluke" territory. I just want to be there to see which image pushes me over into the new world. I don't watch much TV, so this is my entertainment tonight.

OM

« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2013, 05:10 »
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Congrats Mactrunk. That's a great result for 300 images. Good luck Gillian. Today you'll get into the 33 cent club and it does make a difference compared to 25 cents (it is after all ~30%) and larger than any future increase.
Pretty good month for me and a BME in downloads (310 on an average of 160 images) but less $$$ than March which was boosted by a $50 SOD and an EL. I only started on SS in June last year and have no direct monthly comparisons to make.

The only other one I'm at is FT which has picked up pretty well in the last month (since I've been uploading more). Compared to SS it's still pretty slow but not as slow as a couple of months ago.
Fast reviews (2 days or less) and 100% acceptance of recent uploads.

rubyroo

« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 05:21 »
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@ Gillian... yeah, it's much more entertaining to watch your own world ticking over into a better place.

Well done to you too OM.  Here's to more SODs though (for you and all).

« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2013, 05:24 »
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My April was very good, maybe even BME when PP sales are added. Especially SS rocked :)

It's a Nikon D5100. Still in its waranty but it will be gone for another 4 weeks now for repair and this will cost me many new images I could make in that time.

There is always a  plenty that can be done without a camera; planning next shoots, finding props etc.

OM

« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2013, 05:40 »
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@ Gillian... yeah, it's much more entertaining to watch your own world ticking over into a better place.

Well done to you too OM.  Here's to more SODs though (for you and all).

Thanks and yeah megaSOD's to all.  ;D

Mactrunk

« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 06:05 »
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There is always a  plenty that can be done without a camera; planning next shoots, finding props etc.
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Yep! Treu. I am also making vector files so plenty to indeed. But they take more time and I have a huge list of things to shoot already. I also buy items for my shoots at second hand shops and have many laying around already. I keep a list of things to shoot that I want to shoot/create so the vectors will be done first now.

« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2013, 07:22 »
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Good month. Actualy BME I think.
Up 20% from last april and up a lot from a meagre march 2013

Poncke v2

« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2013, 08:02 »
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BME by 15 dollar

« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2013, 08:06 »
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BME. First time to clear over $1000.00. 516 files in portfolio.

« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2013, 08:22 »
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Second BME in a row. Up 9% from March at SS.


Poncke v2

« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2013, 10:29 »
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BME. First time to clear over $1000.00. 516 files in portfolio.
Over a 1000 with 500 images. Pfeeuw. I have 700 images and just cleared 300 for the first time. I am shooting the wrong stuff.

« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2013, 11:09 »
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I did well (for what I have) this month, and would be a lot more encouraged if I didn't feel like they were planning to drag it all down with BS.

tab62

« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2013, 11:20 »
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wow! over $200 on 300 images! I had only $235 on about 1,100 images  :(



Mactrunk

« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2013, 11:53 »
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BME. First time to clear over $1000.00. 516 files in portfolio.

Nice! I hope to get a minimum of $400 with 500 images. At least 100 images are from my starting days so I think the sales ratio will go up a little since my newest images sell faster and more than my first uploads.

« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2013, 13:04 »
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BME :)

Have been on SS just the last five days of April with a total of 10 images.

Had my first two sales within a couple of hours of going online.

Ended up with 12 25-A-Day sales for a total of $3 !!!
Not bad for 10 images and 5 days.

hotwalkn

  • ...I have a lens fetish...

« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2013, 13:39 »
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BME. First time to clear over $1000.00. 516 files in portfolio.
I am shooting the wrong stuff.

DITTO Poncke! In total agreement!  ;)

« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2013, 18:11 »
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BME. First time to clear over $1000.00. 516 files in portfolio.
I am shooting the wrong stuff.

DITTO Poncke! In total agreement!  ;)

I don't think it's the stuff he shoots but how he shoots it - have you taken a look at rimglow's portfolio?  Very simple isolations but beautifully executed - I'm not surprised he has such a high return.  Wish I knew how to make isolations like those - they are amazing.

gillian

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2013, 18:43 »
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BME. First time to clear over $1000.00. 516 files in portfolio.
I am shooting the wrong stuff.

DITTO Poncke! In total agreement!  ;)

I don't think it's the stuff he shoots but how he shoots it - have you taken a look at rimglow's portfolio?  Very simple isolations but beautifully executed - I'm not surprised he has such a high return.  Wish I knew how to make isolations like those - they are amazing.
so true, they have an illustration/photo feel, just beautiful.


 

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