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ShadySue

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« on: May 01, 2013, 05:26 »
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I don't see anyone publishing April sales apart from specifically SS ones, so I'll jump in.

iS: compared to March '13: dls +18%, $ +8%
Compared to April 2013:    dls -12%, $$ +5%.
No ELs in April and no GI sales in March. Still >20% of my e+ files to be ported over.

Alamy: 5 sales, none really small amounts.
FAA: 1 framed print, second smallest size.

Overall: "could have been better; has been worse".



rubyroo

« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 05:29 »
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Oh!  Derrr... I did publish mine in that other thread.  Didn't realise it was a Shutterstock thread at the time.  Re-posting here:

My month quite surprised me when I sat down and looked at the figures... It hadn't felt that good at the time, but ultimately it turned out to be quite close to my BME...

SS came in first, as usual.
iS came in second, but with about a third of the income of SS.

All agencies showed increases on previous month except for FT, CanStockPhoto, and Veer.

All showed increases on previous year except for CanStockPhoto.

Poncke v2

« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 06:59 »
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I will post some results later today, but I was hitting a few BME's across the board.

Had a good overall month, might be my BME overall.

April was my 13th full month in the business, or the first full month after one full year so now I can post YoY results as well.

« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 07:03 »
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I'm an iS exclusive here. :) April is BME for the last 6 months I've been doing this.

Downloads: +34% from previous month
$$: +80% from previous month*
Portfolio growth: +10%

*Turned on exclusivity mid May, which is why the large jump.

Growth has begun to decelerate, as expected. Which is fine -- I'll be content if every month was like this. :D

« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 07:07 »
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Let's see, royalties down 96% from March, lol.

Poncke v2

« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 07:09 »
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Let's see, royalties down 96% from March, lol.


I am glad you can find a bit of humor in that, but I do hope you get back on track soon.

How are you doing on the agencies you are with now?

« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 08:26 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:13 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 08:30 »
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I am glad you can find a bit of humor in that, but I do hope you get back on track soon.

How are you doing on the agencies you are with now?

Not as well as I had hoped.  Stocksy, at least, leads the pack.

shudderstok

« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2013, 08:38 »
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IS was gangbusters and GI was great. it's been an upward trend for a while now.

« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 09:37 »
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1st: SS - BME - 9% Up
2nd: 123RF - BME - 32% Up
3rd: Fotolia - BME - 55% Up
4th: BigStock - BME - 52% Up
5th: CanStockPhoto
6th: DepositPhotos
7th: Dreamstime
8th: Veer
9th: StompStock
10th: StockFresh
11th: GL



« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2013, 10:42 »
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Let's see, royalties down 96% from March, lol.

top right Sean! SS yep! time to open the doors to independence ;D

« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2013, 11:03 »
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Best month of the year and 5th best ever.

lisafx

« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 11:06 »
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I had a BMY also, but that isn't saying much in my case.  Still well short of the good-old days a couple of years ago ;)

ETA:  I was 12% up on last month, and in a staggering turn of events, 3% up on last year.  This is the first time I have had a better month than the prior year in a very long time. 

I hope this is a trend reversing.  With massive one day sales at both SS and BigStock, though, I will have to wait until next month to see if it is just an anomaly.   
« Last Edit: May 01, 2013, 11:26 by lisafx »

« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2013, 11:49 »
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Had a BME at SS due to some ELs, DT recovered from the slump it had in the previous month and 123rf also showed signs of life. FT was good income wise, but DLs kept falling. Overall April was a good month though - best so far this year.

« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2013, 11:50 »
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With all the Symbiostock interest, it will be interesting to see if the Self-Hosted option can get enough votes to eventually make it into the poll numbers.

Poncke v2

« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2013, 12:19 »
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I had a BME with direct sales, 65 dollar, but not through Symbiostock. They found me through FAA and contacted me for the digital version.

« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2013, 12:47 »
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Been uploading since March of 2008.
April 2013 was my best month ever because of a 3rd BME on Shutterstock and a BME on Alamy.


« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2013, 00:29 »
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BMY here too, and 2% up from 2012, but I don't have any hopes that this will continue, because the excellent sales were due to exceptional situations :
- BMY at SS :  because I had an image in the homepage lightbox at SS for one week
- BMY at DST :  because I sold the rights of an image at $ 600  ($ 300 commission)
- BMY at BS :  because of that one day with 4 EL's at once

without those lucky hits, I would have had overall -10% compared to last year, mainly caused by Fotolia, GLO and Rodeo.

« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2013, 00:35 »
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Congratulations to everyone with a BMY(E)!

My April 2013 was worse than my December 2012 - and that is saying a lot. Especially SS is below expectations three months in a row now...  :P

« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2013, 01:09 »
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Sort of comforting I'm not the only one with a really poor April worst since September last year despite putting lots of new images up. Hope its a blip!!!

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2013, 01:15 »
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hmm
I missed it
Where is the April poll?

« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2013, 01:59 »
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BME thanks to netting $900 from two sales on my own site.

SS: Up a tad from last month & up 53% from April '12, but I'm concerned because ELs made the difference. My lowest number of dls in a long time (50 with 158 images) & though some of my best-sellers are still on pages 1 and 2 for important keywords, others have dropped to pages 3 or 4. Anxious to see how things go in May.

DT : Down 40% from March (BME) but still 15% above my average & up 20% from last April.

The rest (iS, Alamy, fotolia) were pretty average, and surprisingly, I had sales on Bigstock for the third month in a row.

« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2013, 02:51 »
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BME thanks to netting $900 from two sales on my own site.
You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2013, 03:36 »
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BME at SS and FT.
everyone else was within average, even Canstock at 0.00 lol

« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2013, 08:45 »
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BME at DT - came in at #2, but might drop to #3 after iS PP sales come in next month.  Above average at CanStock and Veer.  All others below average.

SS still #1 but off for $$$ due to no ELs - worst month there since last August, although # of DLs was good.  iS had the worst month in a year for regular sales, but a BME for PP sales in March, many at higher values - none at $6 or $12 though, whew.  RPD at BS and 123 dropping with the introduction of subs and royalty cuts, respectively.

April has usually been a slow month and last year was the worst.  This year overall was up 78% over last April - hope it is the worst month this year as well.


 

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