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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.

« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2013, 09:21 »
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April was my worst month in a long time...coming off a decent March and a strong February(BME)...oh well.

« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2013, 10:41 »
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April was excellent for me! Up 31%, mostly because of Zazzle.

Best 4: Zazzle, Shutterstock, DepositPhotos, Bigstock

more info: http://microstockinfos.blogspot.com/2013/05/stock-photography-sales-statistic-april.html







(statistic includes referrals)


« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2013, 12:05 »
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Very good April for me.... with some surprises

SS - very good month  :D ;D - $65 apart from my BME + 15% compared with April 2012 ; + 15% compared with March 2013
FT - very good month +45% compared with April 2012 ; +10% compared with march 2013
DT - good month +3% compared with April 2012 ; -16% compared with March 2013
123RF - very good month, BME regarding downloads and second BME in revenue +25% compared with April 2012 ; +2% compared with march 2013
Can stock - BME, way up in the last month , good sales and revenue + 500% compared with 2012, +100% compared with march 2013

DP and Bigstock insignificant to make any statistics...

« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2013, 13:45 »
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Slightly disappointing 2% down on April 2012. I had hoped for a rebound from the disappointing March but it didn't happen.

IS were 28% down, DT and FT were similar. Fortunately SS were 44% up so made up almost all the ground lost elsewhere. SS, together with BS, are now generating 53% of my microstock income and appear to be getting stronger every month to the detriment of their competitors. Worrying for the future stability of our industry.

« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2013, 14:10 »
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SS, together with BS, are now generating 53% of my microstock income and appear to be getting stronger every month to the detriment of their competitors. Worrying for the future stability of our industry.

Wow! That's a lot. How much of that is BS?

« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2013, 14:17 »
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SS, together with BS, are now generating 53% of my microstock income and appear to be getting stronger every month to the detriment of their competitors. Worrying for the future stability of our industry.

Wow! That's a lot. How much of that is BS?

BS are usually 3-4% of my total. SS was at 49% last month.

« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2013, 14:41 »
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Snap - SS are 50% give or take some loose change - and increasing!

« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2013, 15:30 »
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Best month for over a year.  BME -  SS, Dep, BS, 123rf.  Fotolia best month since April 2011,

« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2013, 16:38 »
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Great month (thanks to SS), BME

16 months of Microstock

Avg port 635 img

SS 67% -> BME (great series of ED and SOD)
FT 13%
DT 7% -> BME
IS 5% (NO PP - With Jan PP 10%)
123 4% -> BME
DP 2%
EN 1%
BS 1% -> BME
CA 1% -> BME
VE 1%

10 agencies, 5 BME.

« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2013, 17:05 »
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Snap - SS are 50% give or take some loose change - and increasing!

I think I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum on this. They were only 16% for me. That was still good enough to snag 2nd place though.

lisafx

« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2013, 17:17 »
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Snap - SS are 50% give or take some loose change - and increasing!

I think I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum on this. They were only 16% for me. That was still good enough to snag 2nd place though.

Yeah, I never have done amazingly on SS either.  They are consistently under 30% of my earnings.  It's still enough to put them in first place, but only just.  My income seems to be pretty spread out across the sites I contribute to. 

Dan

« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2013, 14:32 »
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     needed  just  31 cent  to  beat  out  march  overall.  I  started  this  year  with  a  goal  of  making  a  payout  somewhere.  Maybe  i'll  be  able  to  do  that.


steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2013, 18:59 »
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A good month for me. Not the best ever, but pretty close. Total was $2176, helped by some footage sales of the skyline in Boston (around the time of the bombing), which sold for $90+. Pond5 continues to be good - one of several sites over $100, including 123RF, Dreamstime, Fotolia, Alamy, and, of course iStock.

Here are the headline graphs. More details as normal on my blog.




Steve

« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2013, 03:42 »
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After a slow start it turned out to be a good month. A sixty dollar OD on SS, an EL on Veer, Fotolia was slower than usual, Dreamstime was normal, a surprise sale on Alamy with the rest of the field full of hope for better times.

47.0% Shutterstock
16.1% Veer
15.5 % Fotolia
06.3 % Dreamstime
05.9 % Alamy
03.0 % 123RF
02.7 % Bigstock
02.2 % Canstock
01.3 % DepositPhotos
00.0 % GLStockimages
00.0 % Stockfresh

« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2013, 07:15 »
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Good month for me too! First sales from the personal site and BME at Dreamstime. SS a little bit less than March. Very worried about Alamy and Pond5, no sales this month.

« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2013, 09:17 »
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Overall BME.
Shutterstock - BME
iStock - best month since Oct
DT - stable, decent month
123rf - still relatively new, nothing worth talking about

Shutterstock is really taking off, with my 4th BME in a row, and now about 30-50% more than iS, and since I just hit the $3000 mark I should get a bump this month for the higher percentage rate.

3 of my best 4 months overall were this year.  Trends are looking up!

« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2013, 20:07 »
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Shutterstock was a bit slower than expected, but iStock sales were strong. Overall things have been moving along acceptably, but I'm probably down 15% from my best months.


 

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