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« on: April 30, 2006, 06:10 »
well i thought i would start this thread off even though it is a day early.  I don't think much is going to happen in the next 12 hours.
I will wait until tommorow to post my %'s though.

otherwise april was a down a bit to what is was 'expected', however, it is to be expected (if that makes sense) with 5 weekends, only 30 days, and easter.

« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006, 08:35 »
Here is mine. I submitted the same 230 images to all sites, but of course each one accepted a different percentage. Featurepics did really well for me last month but this months sales are quite poor. I assume it is because a lot more people are submitting but the sales are not growing.

3%   123 Royalty Free
19%   BigStockPhoto
16%   Dreamstime
6%   Featurepics
3%   Fotolia
28%   iStockPhoto
0%   StockPhotoMedia
25%   StockXpert
0%   ScanStockPhoto


« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006, 08:42 »
are you not submitting to shutterstock yet?

stockxpert sure looks good there.

« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 14:21 »
I submitted my 10 images to shutterstock right off and I wasn't very careful with my selection.  Only 6 passed and they require that 7 to pass to be accepted.  So I'm waiting for my 3 months to pass before I can submit again.  It should be sometime next month.


« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2006, 15:00 »
boy that sucks.

I hope you pass next time.  that three month thing is rathr brutal

« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2006, 02:34 »
123 RF-5%
here you have my %'s for april.  shutterstockis the big winner, then dreamstime then istock, then the rest fight for the crumbs.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2006, 03:59 by leaf »

« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2006, 03:51 »
Istock:               7.82%     
Shutterstock:     36.88%     
Dreamstime:       26,71%     
Fotolia:              18.49%
Featurepics:       6.84%
Stockxpert:        1.95%
Bigstock:            1.3%

« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2006, 04:00 »
wow, fotolia did really well for you.

Did you sell many extended licesnes?  I sold one for 10.00, but i mostly have them priced at $50.00.  perhaps a little high.

« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2006, 06:53 »
I think I've asked this before... What's the % figure you're quoting?  Sales / # of images?  I'll post mine when I get that straight in my head. :-).

« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2006, 07:57 »
% of $ made in april

if i made $100 total in april
$60 on site A
$40 on site B

A: 60%
B: 40%

« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2006, 08:09 »
I am not going to put percentages - (or should I say I am not going to work them out :) ) This was my first full month for some sites.

However, in terms of (future) income

1st Fotolia (income)
2nd Shutterstock (sales/income - close behind FT but with about 4 times as many sales to reach the same figure)
3rd Dreamstime (sales/ income)
4th Featurepics ( income)
5th Istockphoto (sales/ income)
6th 123rf (sales/ income)
7th Bigstock (sales/income - a whole 2 sales !! and a whole load of duff reasons for rejections this month - looked like they just wanted to get though the queue)
joint last - Canstock and Big White Box - no sales

I am just looking forward to the time when I can reach enough sales to get a payout 8)

« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2006, 12:25 »
wow, fotolia did really well for you.

Did you sell many extended licesnes? I sold one for 10.00, but i mostly have them priced at $50.00. perhaps a little high.

Hi Leaf,

I think I had two extended licenses this month, my prices are mostly 10-20 Dollar for Extended licenses. Totally I had 4 Extended licences downloaded. Yes Fotolia did very well for me.., but you have to consider, that my earnings are not very good from SS, IS,DT in comparison to yours. I have only 116 Images on SS. So the Extended Licenses are boosting the Fotolia earnings. I never had one at SS.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2006, 12:26 by Freezingpictures »

« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2006, 12:55 »
I think that it is too early for me to report earnings at this time (since I have only been at this for a little over a month).

But I find it extremely interesting that the earnings vary so drastically for each site between all of you.

« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2006, 13:05 »
yeah, i find it interesting as well, that it varries.  It has perhaps somewhat to do with how many images we have accepted at the different places.  However, I think this is also valuable statisfic because if you produce an image, you will want the places that take the images... or i suppose make better images.  However creating images that all the sites think are worth while is almost impossible.

« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2006, 14:38 »
Istock - 56%
Shutter stock - 29%
DT - 15%

2 sales on 123rf, I've removed all my stuff from there...  Thinking I might join another site this month...  fotolia maybe. 

« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2006, 04:18 »
19% shutterstock
25% dreamtime
11% fotolia
10% istockphoto
6% bigstockphoto
8% 123RF
11% StockXpert
1% Canstock
9% Featurepics

shutterstock was a disappointment but I didn't upload much to them this month. fotoliais picking up as is istockphoto. 123RF and StockXpert and new this month and seem to be good additions due to lack of effort needed to upload. I am ready to give up on Canstock but then got a DL (my only one to date) on the last day of the month.

dreamtime is definately my best though and once all the old credits get used up, it should get even better.  Wonder what this month has in store.  My plan is to get a lot more shots uploaded ,especially to shutterstock as I am still only halfway to my first payout.

« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2006, 05:30 »
Yeah that said about dreamstime is true.  We should see a significant increase in earnings once those darn old credits get used up.  Yesterday i think i had 50% of each.. old and new.


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