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Author Topic: 1st quarter of 2021 earnings  (Read 1110 times)

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« on: April 24, 2021, 15:37 »
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If somebody would like to compare notes, here are my data for the 1st quarter of 2021 in comparison to 2020:

total revenue: -5%

AS  -9%
SS  -9%
IS  +7%
DT +42%
DP  -7%
123RF  -41%
...

RPD   $0.72 (-4%)

AS+SS+IS provide 77% of my income

These data are for both still images and video, but I have mostly still images in my portfolio: 23K+.
Video sales are down by at least 40%.


« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2021, 04:02 »
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RPD   $0.72 (-4%)


RPD decline is the most worrying.

Mine decreased by 8,6%: from 0,93 to 0,85 (Q1 2020->2021)

And in April even further down: 0,78 ...

I am now reviewing my strategies for the future. I still have good earnings, but stock is no longer a paying job. I no longer upload images to sites with RPDs under 0.50 cents (IS-DP-BS) and I upload my best images only where they can be paid well (No SS-123RF and now AS, after Adobe Pro Edition). I think there will be a decline in quality in the stock supply. And I'll be back to doing commissioned work.

« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2021, 12:37 »
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I no longer upload images to sites with RPDs under 0.50 cents (IS-DP-BS ...

Nothing will be left soon. :(

BTW. I am getting 80% of my income from microstock. The rest is from a few commissioned projects and retirement distributions. In a couple of years these numbers will be reversed, I am afraid. I would probably still survive from microstock alone, but without buying a new camera or a new computer ...


 

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