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Author Topic: How was/is your April compared to March?  (Read 8237 times)

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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2018, 04:54 »
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Is that IS for March?


« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2018, 05:07 »
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Almost the same as March.
Somewhat better compared to April 2017, but far worse compared to April 2016 and 2015.

« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2018, 07:17 »
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Not so great $ wise but some nice milestones reached*

- SS: 453 downloads which is OK but wayyyy too many subs
- iStock: $53 (already wrote about this, re-building so should pick up)
- AS: $50 (a bit disappointing)
- FAA*: $41 (first sales on there and finally broken-even)
- Alamy: 6 for $156 gross. One $70 RM sale yesterday to salvage an otherwise disappointing month
- Dreamstime $30 (so sad what has become of DT)
- Pond5*: $19 (my first ever footage sale)
- Canva: $11 (started recently and looking encouraging)
- Arcangel*:My first cover, finally! Details pending.
- Rest not worth reporting (Canstock, 123rf, Colourbox, DepositPhotos)

How much from selling books about not selling photos?  ;D

« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2018, 07:47 »
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SS Be less as well.  :'(

Brasilnut

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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2018, 07:51 »
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How much from selling books about not selling photos?  ;D

 ::)

« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2018, 08:19 »
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My best month since my starting in may/june 2017 in term of volume and $ : IS, AS, SS.
I have 2 first GOOD sale with Alamy (started with Alamy in last december/january 2018)

-Very bad with DT and 123rf
-SS, too many 0,25 $ sale... (like 98%)

« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2018, 08:25 »
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Attached line chart is based on Paypal actual income.

Pie chart ratios based on income reported in April (March for IS)
Notable observation for me: AS lost their second position, unfortunately.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 09:41 by Zero Talent »

steheap

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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2018, 10:38 »
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Hit it out of the park in April:


Steve

Brasilnut

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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2018, 11:11 »
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Hit it out of the park in April:

« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2018, 15:09 »
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a little bit better than Feb and Mar, a little worse than Jan. SS is bad even for the new normal. DT, 123RF, and BS are bad too. Canva, Alamy, and Adobe kept it from being a horrible month. Surprisingly good but still small potatoes were Featurepics and P5.

fritz

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« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2018, 16:58 »
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Worst month on SS since 2009! Rest are more less"OK" except IS where 667dl netted only 120$

« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2018, 19:14 »
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Hello
For me it was the same as the previous month.
One agency lowered sales and another had better sales and the end result was very good.

angelawaye

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« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2018, 21:18 »
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Congrats on an arcangel sale!

« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2018, 23:32 »
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My April was my second best month ever and was only beaten by this March where I sold a couple of video clips on Pond5 for $75. Mind you, I've only been at this since last August so I'm still trying to grow my portfolio as fast as possible.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2018, 02:42 »
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Congrats on an arcangel sale!

Thanks, only took me 3 years! Here it is...


« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2018, 11:14 »
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I just am in beginner mode: I can say that it was the best month I could double what I got in March, I hope to have better results this month, I will share the results, but I have to say that April was the month that more files went up to SS ( more than 200 )

« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2018, 11:36 »
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Little less than march but still a good month.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2018, 03:56 »
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I just am in beginner mode: I can say that it was the best month I could double what I got in March, I hope to have better results this month, I will share the results, but I have to say that April was the month that more files went up to SS ( more than 200 )

Nice one. Keep submitting quality work!

« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2018, 06:37 »
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Bad almost everywhere and the latest iS figures are absolutely dreadful (back to the income level of summer 2004). CanStockPhoto actually did much better than usual, but  it's still not much.

« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2018, 09:45 »
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Overall 15% increase compared to March income. Pretty good month at SS, FT, AL and Canva. For me P5, 123, PD, DT, DP and CS slowly dying. Dont bother with Getty, cant bring myself to accept 15%.

derek

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« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2018, 10:32 »
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SS BME! superb for once! like in the old days!

reisegraf

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« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2018, 11:32 »
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April was not my best month, low $/DL, number of sales with 562 images been good so far. If i would not had my first sale of $ 65.- on Eyem it would be even worse... March was my best month ever with $ 375.-
« Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 11:45 by reisegraf »

« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2018, 23:16 »
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123rf was BME for me in march, down -25% in april
but in may the sales really really crash, weekday sales feels like weekend :(

« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2018, 10:06 »
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I can read everything and I think the following, some have had good and other bad sales, I think the important thing is that what quality are your photographs and how big is your portfolio, there are photographers who are involved in a single style and I think that that limits them, at least I take pictures of all styles (food, travel, landscapes, lifestyles, macro, etc.) and it seems to be working.
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There are people who only 1000 photographs are already earning a little over $ 400 in shutter and others to be able to earn that amount need more than 5000 photographs, it is relative and depends on the portfolio of each photographer, the only thing left is to work in that the securities industry seeks and sells more, I think that's the key
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My humble opinion


 

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