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« on: August 31, 2007, 16:39 »
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Overall the summer slump seems to be ending second best month overall this year. A few EL sales two at BigStock ?? a pity I only get $7

SS 49.4% BME even sold two footage clips
DT 13.4% still in the summer slump here

BS 8.2% BME 50% more than June
FT 8.1%
StockXpert 7.7%
iS 5.9%
123 4.7%

SPM 1.2%
FP 1.0%
CanStockPhoto 0.5%

Some rather strange results I had sold nothing at SPM for almost three months then suddenly a flurry of sales at the end of the month.

I just checked 4 x more total earnings than August 2006.

My 2007 earnings breakdown
« Last Edit: September 03, 2007, 07:47 by fintastique »


« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 17:14 »
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Well, I am selling only on fotolia. And I started in May. So here is my stats.



As you can see, I have a slightly more earnings in August than in June, but in June I had like 600-800 images in my porfolio, and in august I had 1100-1300 images in my porftolio, so procentualy sales droped for me in August. I hope it will be better in Speptember!

« Last Edit: August 31, 2007, 17:24 by Chode »

« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 17:25 »
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yeah it seems to be picking up. 

I have been keeping graphs now for 3 years and according to them we should see it go slowly up until christmas... hopefully it holds true for this year as well.

I will post my numbers tommorow morning :)

stockxpert has been doing really well though... and fotolia is slowly getting back in the saddle, and a few good sales at lucky oliver.  I think they are taking their time getting customers (shutterstock, dreamstime, fotolia... all managed to find a steady customer base fairly quickly) but they ARE better than canstock, crestock, and scanstockphoto so that is saying something.

« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 17:26 »
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Let me give them too :

SS : 47% - 2 EL - BME
IS : 26% - 1 EL (has been a lousy month on IS for me)
DT : 13% - BME
FT : 11% - 6 EL - BME
BigStock : 3%

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update :

For a major update of my article (27 pages  :o) about microstocks I've been making some new graphs.  This is one of them :

« Last Edit: September 03, 2007, 07:43 by Perrush »

« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 17:44 »
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altough I am not good with numbers (so I have no graphs)I could say august have been great,and best moth of summer.sales seems to be picking up everywhere(more or less) and I expect this trend goes on until x mas

« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007, 17:57 »
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Summary:

Another good month with a BME. The biggest performer for me in July were 123RF moving from 0% to 5% and StockExpert, going to 4% after only two weeks of having my images and my folio accepted, and in terms of percentage of income (took me 3 months to get accepted by StockXpert).

Fotolia had a very slow start but did pick up in the last week of the month a bit, saving it some grace, while still not as good as July, in fact the only of my sites not to have a BME but not really surprising as most of images still don't come up via their search, despite playing with keyword orders (first 7) etc.

Dreamstime came in rock solid at 7%, same as previous month with ShutterStock dropping in terms of overall income from 71% to 66%. I'm rather happy with this as I didn't feel comfortable having such a high percentage of income with any one agency.

Overall a very solid month, with an overall performance that exceeded my expectations, given what I've heard about August and the US/Europe summer holidays. I've had my first EL on ShutterStock and best day there with 51 d/l while also having best days at iStock, Dreamstime, 123rf and StockExpert. Finally I've been shooting quite a lot and looking forward to September now.


Final Verdict:

Total BME: 44%
Total EL: 1 (ShutterStock)
New Images: 294


(Albumo, BigStock, Crestock, Canstock, Future Pics, Lucky Oliver, SnapVillage not tracked by percentage of sales)

« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007, 18:00 »
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Nicely detailed report OZ.

« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 20:20 »
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For me IS was once again the best player this month, with a ~20% + in $ and DLs. IS is now regularily outnumbering SS in downloads, and IS's average royalty/DL is twice as high as SS royalty/DL ...

StockXpert was the biggest surprise - it outnumbered SS $-wise, with just 25% of SS's DLs it brought about 10% more $ than SS.

Made a BME on IS, StockXpert, DT.

SS is more and more annoying ... with every other company you see a long term success and results of more uploads, with SS you can only hope for keeping last month's level. Take 4 weeks off, and your DLs drop to unknown depths ...

« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2007, 20:54 »
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SS
IS
DT
FT
StockXpert
BigStock
YTD
44%
33%
11%
7%
4%
1%
Aug
37%
35%
12%
8%
6%
2%
Jul
40%
33%
10%
8%
8%
-
Jun
36%
34%
14%
9%
7%
-
May
45%
33%
10%
7%
5%
-
Apr
48%
33%
12%
7%
-
-
Mar
51%
31%
13%
5%
-
-
Feb
64%
22%
8%
6%
-
-
Jan
63%
29%
5%
3%
-
-


BDEs at IS (3x), FT, StockXpert, BigStock.
BMEs at IS, FT, BigStock.

Both IS and DT began to show signs of life in the last half of August, which made this month my best yet, but not by much. I'm looking forward to my income growth returning in the coming weeks.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2007, 10:43 by sharply_done »

dbvirago

« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2007, 21:00 »
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OK BME by 21% over previous in July

1st  SS 4th BME! Down slightly from the good but flat sales over summer
2nd BS BME by 48% a surprise winner.
3rd IStck BME by 34% Still a steady producer
4th DT 5th BME a bad summer
5th 123 a slight BME after almost doubling in July
6th Fotolia a BME by 28% thanks only to ELs. Up from a horrible June and July
7th LO a BME by 18% again due to ELs
8th SX Slightly off a BME and flat since April
9th CS a BME by 20% after flat lining since Feb
and last goes to FP whose sales are so erratic they fit no pattern

Honorable mention to Albumo for a nice uploading payout early in the month.

I don't expect to have to make an adjustment. Sold one or two since lunch when Europe closed and U.S. began 3 day weekend.

« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2007, 01:06 »
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My earnings for August are 9% up from July but far from a MBE. My breakdown is as follows:

SS: 29.4 %
IS: 23.8 %
DT: 10.5 %
FT: 9.2 % (1 EL)
123: 8.8 % (1 EL)
SX: 8.1 %
BS: 4.4 % (1 EL)
LO: 1.3
Rest: 4.5 %

The biggest surprise of the month was 123 that done very well in relative terms, even outperforming SX.  Another notable feature is that though SS and IS performed consistently well for me some of the smaller sites has gained on them. 

manwolste

« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2007, 04:30 »
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Small portfolio (200+ images), started uploading to IS/SS March 07.
Approx. 30-40 ul/month


                           June         July          August
iStock                  25,0%       35,7%         50,4%
Shutterstock        39,5%        28,7%         26,4%
Dreamstime          17,0%       17,5%           9,7%   
StockXpert            9,4%       11,1%           6,3% 
123rf                      n/a           3,0%           3,8%
BigStock                3,8%         2,6%           2,9%
LuckyOliver              0%         1,45%          0,6%

Overall August=BME, but primarily because of iStock.

iStock is doing better and better, in August I sold my first El ever (of any sites).

Started uploading to 123rf end of June, not too many dl but at least some relative growth.

The rest: disappointing (dreamstime, stockxpert) and VERY disappointing (shutterstock even dropped below April numbers - which was my second month there with just a couple of images....horrible).



« Last Edit: September 01, 2007, 04:56 by manwolste »

« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2007, 04:45 »
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DreamstimeIstockOthersShutterstockBigstock123 RFFotoliaStockXpert
19%9%8%28%8%3%11%13%

Things stayed pretty much the same for all the sites.  Lucky oliver however is doing a little better. (which is in the others group)

I really need to get more images on Istock though :(  I cringe at the thought.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2007, 04:48 by leaf »

« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2007, 06:02 »
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August 2007 (best month ever  ;D)

Istock           19.71%
Dreamstime    37.09%
Fotolia            2.06%
StockXpert    41.13%

IStock was bad, StockXpert was great...
Fotalia seems to be dead
But on total it was the best month ever.

« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2007, 06:28 »
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Every month has been a BME this year so far  :D.

I was suprised August was as good as it was since I had heard that it could be very slow.

Aug
SS          38%
IS           32%
StockXpert        13%
DT           8%
FT            6%
Others     3%

SS, IS and StockXpert were as strong as always. DT was just OK, but I was very disapointed with FT and BS, both significantly decreased on previous months.


« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2007, 06:34 »
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Nice to see all these stats, my turn for this month

BME  ;D (+ 60 % in earnings)

ranking

SS: 55 % BME  ;D (my first also...)
FT: 25 % (-52 %)  :-[
IS: 7 % BME
DT: 5 % BME

More stats on my blog !:http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/



« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2007, 06:35 »
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10% less earnings than last month. So second best month

Shutterstock: down ~20%
Fotolia: down ~ 10% (ALthough it catched up in the last days of August)
Dreamstime: down ~ 15%
Istock: up ~ 40%
Stockxpert: up ~ 50% (Because of two ELS, together worth 75$, otherwise it would have been down 10%)
Panthermedia: down ~ 90%

The Rest: LO; 123Rf, BS just make up 2-3% of my total earnings, their numbers wouldn't tell anything.

« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2007, 10:25 »
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IS        34%
SS       32%
FT       14%
DT       10%
StockXpert     10%

IS,SS and StockXpert  about same as last month.
DT up as more and more images reach higher levels the earnings go up.
FT down on last month by 33% but last month was an amazing month breaking all records so just back to normal.
All in all better than expected for August. :D

« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2007, 13:40 »
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Nice seeing how everyone is doing on different sites. I won't even bother giving mine since I haven't uploaded anything new in awhile and don't plan on doing so anytime soon.

« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2007, 15:00 »
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My 2007 numbers until August:

Site 2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
IS 28% 32% 35% 25% 27% 29% 28% 20% 29%
DT 17% 13% 18% 23% 15% 19% 20% 14% 15%
FT 15% 18% 11% 10% 16% 9% 16% 30% 11%
StockXpert 16% 15% 14% 15% 9% 25% 17% 19% 20%
BigStock 7% 7% 2% 9% 4% 7% 9% 6% 10%
CanStockPhoto 2% 4% 6% 1% 2% 3% 1% <1% 3%
123 3% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 7% 2% 2%
FP 4% 5% <1% 14% 2% 0% 0% 1% 5%
LO 2% 1% 2% 3% 1.5% 2% 1% 6% 3%
IV 4% 0% 7% 0% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Scan 1% 0% <1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 3%
CS 1% <1% <1% <1% 1% 2% <1% <1% 2%

Overall earnings dropped in 20% - I hope it's just the season!

A small recovery at IS and BigStock, a slight decrease in DT (in $, not%) and StockXpert.  FT decreased a lot, but then July had been my BME there and this month I got no EL.

Another ridiculous month at CanStockPhoto (almost only subscription sales), 123RF and CS. Scanstock sales are timid but growing - but numbers are too small to suggest any trend.  Nice increase in FP, but sales haven't really picked up there for me. 

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 06:29 »
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SS = 37.11%  (BME)
IS = 28.88%
DT = 18.26%
FL = 7.22%
StockXpert = 8.54%

And I've just joined Lucky Oliver, although not uploaded my first pics yet, had a bit of a busy month..

Also attached is my 'progress' graph.  From back in May 05 when I first uploaded to IS, although I joined and was approved in '04, I didn't upload anything till May 05...

You can see the 'Disambiguation' glitch in June 06 with IS, but it's starting to look better.  I've also noticed more activity in terms of views on some images on IS since I hit silver there, Dunno if that is real or just a co-incidence..

SS continues to grow in pace with my slow portfolio growth, as does DT and StockXpert (Sorta, think of a linear interpolation of those lines)  Interesting that FL has basically flat lined with the same growth in portfolio, although a slightly different mix of images due to variation in rejection/acceptance.

The next few months will be interesting for me in terms of stats....

I've in the past said that microstock is definitely a 'hobby' for me, and I'm a bit slack at uploading/shooting stock.  That was mainly because I had a very regular freelancing job..  That has just become an irregular freelancing job, due to some changes at the paper.  I've decided to invest the same time in micro as I was in the paper, and I've set some target portfolio sizes on all the sites, and I will be trying to see if I can match my freelance income with microstock by the end of the year. 

Not sure if I'll do it as there isn't the same motivation to do microstock (Deadlines and screaming editors will get most people going), but I'm going to give it a shot.

Cheers, Me.


« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2007, 13:48 »
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Good luck, chellyar - I hope you surpass even your most ambitious goals!

« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2007, 11:01 »
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Good luck chellyar, I wish you success! 

Excluding July with several ELs, August was my best month yet.  But then you examine August and there were 23 business days with the way the weekends fell.  In September, if you exclude the weekend and labour days, there's only 19 business days so I hope the month end numbers aren't too disappointing.    When I get my real work done I'll be able to upload some more this month, so hopefully that will keep my numbers up.

SS  33.8%
IS  27.4%
DT  20.7%
BS  8.3%
FT  7.9%
StockXpert  3.5%  just joined


 

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