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« on: August 01, 2007, 01:59 »
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Well better than June not as great as May.

More earnings at every site compared to June with the exception of iStock who seem to be on a downwards trend not surprising really as they only received about 120 photos this month and the others got 742 photos and illustrations.

Shutterstock 51.6% BME  ;D

DT                  13.4%
Fotolia            8.0% *

123                   6.8% BME  ;D
StockXpert                  6.7%
BigStock                  6.3% BME  ;D

iS                      5.6% worst month of 2007  :'(  :'(

Featurepics      1.1%
CanStockPhoto                  0.3%
SPM                  0%

And not a single extended license sale anywhere  :'(  :'(

* I can't get any sensible results from the search engine but I am getting regular sales, so i continue to upload. Maybe slightly less DLs than the spring.
It is very annoying they include free image downloads in your total downloads and I had a few rogue free images which screw up the stats.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2007, 02:40 by fintastique »


« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 03:24 »
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Here are my results:


SS
IS
DT
FT
StockXpert
YTD
46%
33%
10%
7%
4%
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%
-


Sales are still in a slump, with total income about halfway between that of May and June. I'm beginning to see signs of recovery ... I hope.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2007, 05:43 by sharply_done »

« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 04:44 »
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I don't plot my stuff monthly; instead I use a compounding of average weekly numbers so anything I post here wouldn't make sense.

A quick look shows that SS was a BME (by quite a margin), IS was near to peak levels, and the others were so-so.  FT is picking up steam.  BigStock is a complete waste of time (for me) with an uneconomic return; even their image review times have now sunk to being the worst (eight days and counting).

Overall I guess July was 20% or so higher than May and June.

Looking at the page view charts shows IS still falling (and at levels of two years ago) but SS near peak levels; the others are falling apart from 123rf which appears to be stable.

Chart patterns suggest a bad August probably heading towards a very bad week of Labour Day; August looks like being easily the worst month of the year this year, but hopefully after that we can look forward to rising activity.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2007, 04:46 by hatman12 »

« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 05:12 »
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Nice chart Sharply! My guess is with your productivity you will earn more in August. However for my portfolio I probably will see a decline in earnings in August.
This month was exceptional. Last month was BME, this month again BME with an increase of 40% of total earnings from last month. How could that happen? I do not know, just being lucky with a lot of Els at SS and being featured at DT I guess.

For the first time I am close to 1000$/ month.
What holds the future? We will see, I just uploaded my first people images. Lets see how they sell.

« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 06:35 »
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For the first time I am close to 1000$/ month

Oiii! Congrats!

« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 08:13 »
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Copied from my Blog:

July was a best ever month for me thanks to great sales at shutterstock , istockphoto , StockXpert. The increase at shutterstock was expected as I have uploaded a number of new images there over the past two months and have really felt the benefit of the "new photo" effect. istockphoto was a supprise as it really took of this month for no apparent reason. This has happened before (in March) and wasn't sustained but hopefully it will be this time. All the other sites were a bit disappointing but the season pros were expecting the "normal July slow down" (caused by holidays in the US??) so maybe it was effected by this. August is quite a popular holiday time in Europe but hopefully there wont be an August slowdown as well as I have no Christmas shots to enjoy the Christmas rush which lots of people enjoy.

Sales are creaping back at Fotolia following the relaunch of its site. Sales dropped of considerably but in the second half of July, they were almost back to normal. They are still experiencing issues with there search engine so hopefully they will get this fixed shortly, or even better, the buyers find my photos at sites with a higher commission like StockXpert.

Below are percentages for the month to show how I have been going:

34% shutterstock BEM
12% dreamtime
5% Fotolia
23% istockphoto BEM
3% bigstockphoto
4% 123RF
16% StockXpert BEM
1% Featurepics
2% LuckyOliver

« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007, 12:49 »
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... For the first time I am close to 1000$/ month.
What holds the future? We will see, I just uploaded my first people images. Lets see how they sell.
Congrats on the success, Freezingpics - I hope you push through the $1k barrier this month!

« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007, 13:59 »
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Thanks sharply, that would be nice :) I wish you success too!

« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007, 14:02 »
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I second those congrats FreezingPics!  
I want to be just like you.  ;D  Perhaps I need to specialize in that adorable, cuddly Canadian icon - the beaver  ::) since you already have the penguin and see if I can make beavers wildy popular (LOL).  

Hey, no ideas Sharply.  

« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007, 17:37 »
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My 2007 numbers until July:

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

BME at FT and LO (significant increase).  A small recovery at IS and DT.

Overall earnings increased by 80%, but then June had been a bad month. Ridiculous month at CanStockPhoto - it only gets worse there! - and another ridiculous month at CS.

Freeze,
Congrats for the achievement.  Amazing, but deserved!

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2007, 18:11 »
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July 2007 Statistics

Percentage of Income

Shutterstock: 71% - UP 18% (no EL sales)
Fotolia: 11% - UP 87% (no EL sales)
iStock: 11% - UP 328% (no EL sales)
Dreamstime: 7% - UP 57% (no EL sales)

Overall BME - 36%

Total income : up 36 % compared to last month
New images uploaded across my four main sites: 550

123RF, Albumo, BigStock, Crestock, Canstock, Future Pics, Lucky Oliver, SnapVillage not tracked by percentage of sales.

Summary

Good month with a healthy BME. The biggest performer for me in July was iStock moving from 3% to 11% in terms of percentage of income. Also Fotolia had quite a surprising growth, given that none of my images can still be found using their search. In terms of sales/downloads Fotolia's BME was only a factor of 10%, however in terms of income this translated into 87% with no EL's. I attribute this to the new price changes as part of V2 which seem to have effectively, close to doubled my income on per image basis.

Dreamstime, despite having 57% growth had a comparatively slower then expected month, likewise with Shutterstock. I was however away for two weeks in July so am not really surprised at Shutterstock as sales there, seem to be proportional to new uploads.

I have yet to be excepted into Stock Expert, third time around but seeing as they factor pretty high for everyone else sales wise, I don't plan of giving up trying any time soon.

manwolste

« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2007, 17:14 »
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          July

IS       35,69% ;D
DT      17,50% :D
SS      28,68% :(
StockXpert    11,12% :D
LO        1,45%
123rf    2,99%
BigStock      2,58%

Compared to June $$ big increase at iStock (taking over #1 position from Shutterstock), medium increase at dreamstime and a disappointing decrease at Shutterstock.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2007, 17:24 by manwolste »


 

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