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Total Microstock Earnings for August 2008

< $10
2 (2%)
$10 - $25
4 (3.9%)
$25 - $50
6 (5.9%)
$50 - $75
5 (4.9%)
$75 - $100
3 (2.9%)
$100 - $150
4 (3.9%)
$150 - $200
7 (6.9%)
$200- $500
21 (20.6%)
$500 - $1000
17 (16.7%)
$1000 - $1500
9 (8.8%)
$1500 - $2500
9 (8.8%)
$2500 - $4000
10 (9.8%)
$4000 - $6000
0 (0%)
$6000 - $8000
1 (1%)
$8000 - $10 000
3 (2.9%)
$10 000 - $20 000
0 (0%)
$20 000 +
1 (1%)

Total Members Voted: 93

Author Topic: August 2008 earnings breakdown  (Read 8469 times)

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« on: August 31, 2008, 02:20 »
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Well hopefully its the end of the Summer slump slightly down on July overall.
I don't expect many sales on a Sunday on the labour day weekend so here goes.

SS 44.7%
DT 17.6% BME

FT  8.6%
StockXpert 8.1% BME #
IS 7.6% BME *

BS 6.7%
123 4.6%

FP 1.7%
CanStockPhoto 0.3%

# disabled subscriptions
* a few video sales helped


« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 04:15 »
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March 2008 is still my BME, august was pretty low.






« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 04:58 »
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what does BME mean?
Best Month...?

« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 05:23 »
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what does BME mean?
Best Month...?
it stands for Best Month Ever

« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 06:00 »
0
what does BME mean?
Best Month...?
it stands for Best Month Ever
I know it now.thanks.

« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 08:07 »
0

« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2008, 08:25 »
0
What about WME ? Who got this one ? :)

« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2008, 16:54 »
0
poll added

« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2008, 17:09 »
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I put mine on the poll. Worst month ever but it was my fault. Had a computer virus stopped me from submitting for 21 days.

« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2008, 17:33 »
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I put mine on the poll. Worst month ever but it was my fault. Had a computer virus stopped me from submitting for 21 days.

terrible virus, almost like a period. my condolences.



« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2008, 17:52 »
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very bad  for me...

overall in usd -30%

from previous also bad month (than the expected)


« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2008, 20:01 »
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what does BME mean?
Best Month...?

it stands for Best Month Ever


By the way, I take credit for that acronym  ;D
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=36328&page=1

It worth,right?
356255 downloads? amazing!

« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2008, 22:17 »
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BME at SS, StockXpert, IS, FT, 123RF. First sales at Yay and Zymmetrical. BME in sales at DT but a bit short on money compare to June and July. I have been upload more since may and it looks like it is starting to pay off. Some ELs boosted my sales at SS this month so it represents 63% of my income. After that come DT with 12% and StockXpert with 10%. Then IS, 123RF, FT and the others.


« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2008, 00:29 »
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SS 30%
StockXpert 18%
DT 15%
IS 11%
FT 10%
123RF 10% BME
BigStock 3%
CS 3% (Crestock)

Overall earnings down 7.6% over last month.

« Last Edit: September 01, 2008, 01:44 by Kngkyle »

« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2008, 00:47 »
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SS   77.40%    (BME)
StockXpert   9.02%   (BME)
123RF   8.91%   (BME)
DT   2.85%
IS   1.31%
CS   0.52%

Overall earnings up 4.08% over last month.

« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2008, 00:59 »
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Here are my figures, compared to August 2007

SS 35%,  -1%
DT 22%, +38%  BME
IS 18%, +20%
FT 8%, +2%
StockXpert 5%, -20%
BS 4%, -15%
123 4%, +22%
SV 2%, no sales in Aug 2007
Scan 2%, +/-0%
Cre 1%, -22%

Total growth: 6% compared to August 2007
Compared to July 2008, I'm down 13%

Very bad month for me this, and only IS and DT are performing well, DT even with a BME. With all the turbulence around StockXpert lately, I will follow the development there very closely. I'm clearly losing there. SS is performing badly as well, but that was expected. They have been losing almost every month this year for me compared to the rest.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2008, 01:01 by epixx »

DanP68

« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2008, 01:10 »
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August 2008 was another BME, and for the first time I eclipsed $500. 

The Breakdown:

SS 44%  (BME)
IS 19%
DT 12%
123 8%  (BME)
StockXpert 7%  (BME)
FT 5%
BigStock 5%
Other 0.5%

Increase over July 2008 +34.7%
Increase over August 2007 +238%

The highlights included impressive BME's by 123 and StockXpert. FT continues to lag, now tied with BigStock in the basement. SS was driven by a large number of uploads, but there were still a solid number of recurring sales from older images.  The new On Demand sales raised our RPD at SS from 33c to 35c.


« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2008, 01:48 »
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Overall BME for me, August was great:

IS 30%  BME (after half a year of declining earnings finaly a break through at IS)
SS 26% BME
Ft 18% BME
Dt 10% BME
StockXpert 9%
Panthermedia 3% (very disappointing, end of last year was very good, hopefully it will be again good)

123rf less than 2%
BigStock less than 1%

« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2008, 02:12 »
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SS 35%
FT 23%
DT 14%
StockXpert 9%
IS 7%
123RF 5%
BS 4%
OTHERS 3%

I still think it is crazy that fotolia is only 3.9 in the polls on the right.  Maybe there has been a few too many spam votes?

CofkoCof

« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2008, 02:34 »
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SS 46,88%
IS 18,38%
DT 11,18%  BME
StockXpert 8,85%
123rf 7,26%
FT 4,59%
BigStock 2,86% BME

Overall 12% down on July.

Observations:
- had my first EL sale (actually 2) at SS which prevented a disaster
- too many sub sales at FT and StockXpert (the number of downloads is pretty much the same as in july but earnings were down by around 40%)
- IS is starting to perform a bit better, also the sales seem to be very stable

@leaf: Fotolia ranking seems right for me, had a very good month in july but since then the sales are gone. Barely managed to get ahead of BigStock.

« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2008, 03:34 »
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ss      37%   
is      21%
dt      11%   BME
BigStock      9%  BME
ft      8%
StockXpert      6%
123rf   3.7%
zym      2%
cr      1.50%
sv      0.8%


« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2008, 03:45 »
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Overall revenue down -20% compared to July, worst month of the year  :(

istock                42,5 %
shutterstock       21,9 %
dreamstime         12,7 %
fotolia                 8,3 % (BME)
stockxpert           6,7 %
digitalstock          4,8 %

« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2008, 10:21 »
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I just plotted my August numbers (9 months in microstock):





You can see a full earnings report at Pixels Away blog:
http://www.pixelsaway.com/C911796005/E20080901071039/index.html


« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2008, 10:46 »
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what does BME mean?
Best Month...?

it stands for Best Month Ever


By the way, I take credit for that acronym  ;D
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=36328&page=1


Where shall we transfer the royalties for the term use? :)

lisafx

« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2008, 11:20 »
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August for me was right level with June and July.  Which is to say not bad at all.  Surprising that the summer slowdown didn't hit me hard this year.

I really think that microstock is benefiting from buyers who can't afford trad prices and are checking out the micros for the first time. 

My breakdown:

Istock    39%  (same as last month)
SS         16%  (down 3%)
FOT        16% (up 1%)
DT          13% (up 3%)
StockXpert          8%  (same)
BigStock          4%  (down 1%)
123RF      2%  (down 1%)
Crest        1%  (same)
CanStockPhoto          1%  (up 1%)

I was surprised to see Shutterstock down so significantly for me.  Reading everyone else's stats it doesn't seem like they have dropped market share. 

I think the price raise at DT made a big difference to my earnings breakdown.   I have always done well there and in this case they picked up the 3% that SS lost. 

« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2008, 11:25 »
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worst month of the year. :(
approximately -35%  down from last month.
IS 43%   (down from last month)
SS 15%  (significant drop)
FT:15%   (dramatic drop)
StockXpert:11% (not too bad)
DT: 10%  (slightly down)
BS:04%    (average)
123rf:02%(down)




« Last Edit: September 01, 2008, 11:27 by stokfoto »

« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2008, 12:31 »
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Down 28% from July :(




« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2008, 13:03 »
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Congrats Dan on the $500 mark quite an achievement

For me August was 10 % down, I had a BME at IS , StockXpert went down quite a lot, SS was ok but not great
More on my blog :
http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/
L

« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2008, 16:06 »
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Dramatic improved of earnings: BME for IS, SS, DT. First time over 1000 $/month.

Today it's my first part-time work day with my old work as web-designer. I will spend the other part of the day shoot and edit my photo and video. And go to swimming. And play with my son. And watch the sun go down over the mountain. I waited for this moment since I was eighteen, and now is here to stay. Never give up. Fight for your right to shoot.



« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2008, 16:10 »
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Why does the poll have so many low-earning categories?
0-$100, $100-$500, and $500-$1000 should suffice.

« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2008, 17:20 »
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IS - 41% (BME for # of downloads)
DT - 25% (BME for # of downloads)
SS - 16%
FT - 9%
BigStock - 6% (BME)
123RF - 2%
StockXpert - 1%
« Last Edit: September 02, 2008, 07:07 by epantha »

DanP68

« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2008, 17:21 »
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I still think it is crazy that fotolia is only 3.9 in the polls on the right.  Maybe there has been a few too many spam votes?


They were only 5% for me Leaf.  Tied for last with BigStock.  I doubt I'm the only one.

« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2008, 21:47 »
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bme!  ;D

« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2008, 04:31 »
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2nd best month this year. Up 10% from July, which wasn't really bad.

FT: 48.8% (BME by a lot)
IS: 29.6%
SS: 15.2% (WM this year)
DT: 6.4%

« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2008, 11:31 »
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BME

1. SS
2. IS (BME)
3. DT

lisafx

« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2008, 12:02 »
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I still think it is crazy that fotolia is only 3.9 in the polls on the right.  Maybe there has been a few too many spam votes?


They were only 5% for me Leaf.  Tied for last with BigStock.  I doubt I'm the only one.

I can sympathize Dan.  And I think you have a definite point.

It's worth pointing out that for some of us that do well on Fotolia, we joined a couple of years ago before the rejection rampage of the last few months began.  Also, I am pretty sure that one of the main reasons they are a top earner for me is because I reached the level to be able to double my prices a couple months back. 

For example, although dollarwise Fotolia is tied for second place this month for me at 16%, they are only 9% of my downloads. 

ETA:  Just read your post about reaching $500/month!  Congratulations!  That is a great milemarker.  I know for me it was when I started feeling like this was a moneymaker and not just a hobby.  It's also the point where my husband stopped complaining about my time wasted and started encouraging me to upload more! ;)
« Last Edit: September 02, 2008, 12:04 by lisafx »

« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2008, 13:27 »
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SS - 30%
IS - 28%
DT - 26%
StockXpert - 13%
123 - 2%
FOT - 0%
MP - 0%
YAY - 0%

My first month with enough sales to give meaningful results.


« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2008, 23:43 »
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IS  43.17%  BME
SS  19.36%
DT  15.49%
BigStock  7.95%
FT   5.66%
123  4.13% WME  :(
StockXpert  1.66% WME  :(
SV   1.59%
CS   0.50%
CanStockPhoto  0.50%

SR, CC, FP, MP, Yay 0.00%


 

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