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« on: May 01, 2010, 07:26 »
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Here you go...


lisafx

« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 09:10 »
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ISP     39%
SS     15%
DT     14%
Fot     22%
BigStock      4%
123RF   2%
CanStockPhoto       2%
Alm       3%


My % are the same as usual, but the totals are down -12% from last month (not a surprise) and down -7% from last April, (which is a surprise).

« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 11:13 »
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...the totals are down -12% from last month (not a surprise) and down -7% from last April, (which is a surprise).
My experience is the same. Site-to-site, not much difference. But my totals are down -16% from last month and down -8% from last April. A very unpleasant surprise, indeed.

Since I started doing microstock in 2005, this is the first time that my year-over-year revenues for a month are down (and I have been submitting new images at about the same rate as always). :'(

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010, 11:23 »
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Since I started doing microstock in 2005, this is the first time that my year-over-year revenues for a month are down (and I have been submitting new images at about the same rate as always). :'(

Thanks for posting Michael.  Misery loves company - I am relieved it isn't just me, although I am sorry for both of us  :'(

FWIW Fotolia is the only site where I have had growth from last year to this one.  They are up by 16%.

Also interestingly, last April StockXpert was 6% of my income, and my income has dropped 7% from last year, so it would suggest that, in my case, loss of StockXpert sales has NOT been compensated by increases at other sites.  
« Last Edit: May 01, 2010, 11:30 by lisafx »

« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010, 12:01 »
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Since I started doing microstock in 2005, this is the first time that my year-over-year revenues for a month are down (and I have been submitting new images at about the same rate as always). :'(

Thanks for posting Michael.  Misery loves company - I am relieved it isn't just me, although I am sorry for both of us  :'(

FWIW Fotolia is the only site where I have had growth from last year to this one.  They are up by 16%.

Also interestingly, last April StockXpert was 6% of my income, and my income has dropped 7% from last year, so it would suggest that, in my case, loss of StockXpert sales has NOT been compensated by increases at other sites.  

Me to, I am experiencing the same.
Only DT is 10% UP from last month, all others are down 10-15%.

Lisa, I am surprised that you are doing so poorly on Alamy. I am not better anyway.

KB

« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2010, 12:14 »
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I'll sadly join the parade, but for me, it was much worse.

April was my worst month since December 2008. Year over year, sales were down at every agency except FT, where they were up about 25%. FT's share of my revenues was its highest ever.

The biggest drop year over year, without a doubt, was BigStock. April '09 happened to have been my BME at BigStock. This year was down a whopping 93% from a year ago!

Overall, my revenues year over year dropped 33% -- ouch!

Percentages didn't change much at all month over month, except FT soared from 11% to 16%, and SS dropped from its record high of 31% back to a more normal 24%.

IS - 34%
SS - 24%
DT - 19%
FT - 16%
123 - 5%
BigStock - 2%
VMP - 1%

lisafx

« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2010, 13:08 »
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Lisa, I am surprised that you are doing so poorly on Alamy. I am not better anyway.

Am I doing poorly on Alamy?  I have no basis for comparison.  I sold 8 images there in April.  

I never expected them to come close to my micro income, but I will admit I have been disappointed that so many of my sales there are through affiliates, where I end up netting $5 - $20/sale.  The low volume wouldn't be so much of an issue if the sales prices weren't dropping like rocks.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2010, 13:10 by lisafx »

« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2010, 13:53 »
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My overall revenue is down 24% compared to last month (but last month was BME) and up 8% vs April 2009.

« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2010, 14:26 »
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Equal like last two months...

« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2010, 14:45 »
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IS 34%
FT 27%
DT 19%
SS 13%
BS 6%

Total earnings are down 2% from April 2009, the biggest drop was SS, I had 25% drop there compared to April '09.

« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2010, 15:23 »
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Partially the same story here... April 2010 down about 10% from March 2010.  Was my biggest month-to-month drop in my microstock experience so far.

But April 2009 vs April 2010 is a different story... mainly because I was only about 6 months into microstock in April 2009.  My total this April is about 4x my total from last April (port size of about 1000 now vs. about 250 then).

« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2010, 15:24 »
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SS = 72%
FT = 17%
iS  = 7%
DT = 4%

« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2010, 16:07 »
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another one for the quiet month group, pleased in a way to see others posting the same as I thought it was just me.

re Alamy, my sales are always highly variable but average out at around 15-20% of stock income

IS 27% down (even worse than last month and worst month both for sales and % since 2007, think I took a best match hit again)
SS 22% good
FT 18% down
DT 17% very good, but not enough to make up for the others being down)
123 5.5% good
BigStock 3.6% average
can 3.6% average
veer 1.3%

dbvirago

« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2010, 16:46 »
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Mostly an average month for me, best month since my BME in November. BME at BigStock. Worst month at SS in over a year.

« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2010, 17:02 »
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IS      53.29%
SS     26.77%
DT     10.10%
123RF  6.06%
FT       3.78%

lisafx

« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2010, 17:45 »
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Wow, Ivan - 53% at Istock?  You sound like a good candidate for exclusivity!

« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2010, 18:00 »
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Wow, Ivan - 53% at Istock?  You sound like a good candidate for exclusivity!

Actually, it's because of my audio files. My earnings on IS were always close to SS, but since I uploaded some audios in March and April things changed.


« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2010, 18:15 »
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My earnings were down a bit in April but with Easter and then the travel chaos caused by the Icelandic ash cloud over large parts of Europe, it wasn't surprising.  Hopefully May will be better.

« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2010, 18:28 »
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IS: 40%
FL: 27%
SS: 21%
DT: 12%

Overall income was quite a bit down on last month, as sharpshot said, Easter and the travel problems in Europe probably had an impact.

« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2010, 18:33 »
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Just read the whole thread (after posting, typical).

My April '10 earnings are down on '09 and '08, and only just higher than '07 by a few dollars...

Seems April '10 just sucks generally....

« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2010, 21:53 »
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Micro revenue distribution over agents in April 2010.

- Faint graph underneath = March 2010.
- Misc = SSP + FP + DP + CanStockPhoto
- DT almost at 3d position now, has been #2 for 5 years (revenue down 63% compared to April 2009)
- SS just follows fresh uploads (feed the beast and it will purr)
- IS slowly but consistently getting stronger with highest RPI
- Port size: 1100 (IS = 600, FT = 800), photos only.
- No comment about other sites since fluctuations just reflect statistical noise.

- Total micro revenue 5% down compared to March 2010, 19% down compared to April 2009, despite 25% portfolio increase.

For trend watchers: same chart for April 2009 (April 2010 faint underneath)
« Last Edit: May 01, 2010, 22:57 by FD-amateur »

« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2010, 01:08 »
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April was down a lot compared to March (as usual, March is always my top month), and equal to last year's April.  BUT if I compare with last April minus StockXpert, I went 7% up - so I am not worrying about the big sites, just sorry about the StockXpert loss.

« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2010, 01:08 »
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Overall better than month ago but far from BME. Good news is that SS made new record and dominated results this month. Second time this year I got BME form SS which is really good start. Lets look at other top 5 guys. 123RF came second. Great result in comparison to last year but after BME in January it cannot repeat its success and it is going slightly down every month. Still much better than others. Fotolia grows, slowly but steadily. It is enough be be third. Surprising result form CanStockPhoto due to one Fotosearch Medium Regular sales. It happened after a month of no activity. DT is really down. Something is going on there, I got unusually high rejection rates and almost no growth in sales. IS on the other hand seems to grow. It is still 1/15th of what SS does but it is way better that last year. I wish ThinkStock result were posted faster cause it is now almost half of normal IS sales.


          Apr           Apr/mar
SS      63.91%     135.89%
123RF 10.12%     76.13%
FT       8.71%      159.99%
CanStockPhoto     5.10%      4700.00%
DT      5.09%       50.32%
IS       5.08%       84.18%
BS      1.45%       80.00%
CS      0.54%       120.00%
Total   108.13%

« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2010, 03:45 »
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A rocky start to the month but last 2 week huge sales which meant another BME but only by $20. Portfolio of 1600 files. Great to see all the sites catching up on shutterstock which for a good year was way out front. Veer also worth a mention as doing well as is dtime and fotolia. Sorry I don't work out percentages!

« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2010, 11:05 »
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1. Shutterstock
2. Fotolia
3. Dreamstime
4. ClipArtOf



You can find my full statistic at http://stock.hlehnerer.com/SA.html


 

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