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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2013, 10:57 »
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Not a bad month with a 20% increase at SS balancing out losses at IS.


« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2013, 18:33 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 09:56 by Audi 5000 »

lisafx

« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2013, 18:44 »
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For me August was up slightly from July, but still down significantly from last August.  As usual, the culprits in the downturn are Istock and Fotolia.  Other sites holding their value year on year and month on month. 

I am hoping that September sees a significant upswing.  ( I guess we all are :) )

« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2013, 18:55 »
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Shutterstock - 2nd BMY - up 115% from July
Dreamstime - BME - up 10% from my second BME and up 38% from July
iStock - won't really know til I get partner sales since they make up most of my income there, but pretty negligible after a BME last month
Alamy-  >:(  (Tons of zooms including a few using the file number itself so hoping this means some decent sales will show up soon - it's been a drought there lately).
Fine Art America - continuing to get sales every month.
My Photoshelter account continues to be worthwhile. Made some sales and was also contacted by a museum in Chicago that was specifically searching on Photoshelter. It looks like they may license on of my photos to use as part of a science exhibit scheduled for the spring. I highly recommend their platform. http://www.photoshelter.com/referral/MA2CA7TC7J
« Last Edit: September 02, 2013, 20:08 by wordplanet »

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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2013, 19:04 »
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August  was average month for me.
SS 40%
IS 40%
Others 20%   

« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2013, 20:35 »
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August was second BME on istock but BME counting FAA
Dls were below average for the year and down a bit from July. Less then half of my average in years past.
RPD was about 11 dollars in regular dls
4 ELS, one on a Vetta image  brought RPD up to over $20.
Payout from iStock on Getty for July was strong with high payouts on a handful of sales. pushing RPD even higher than $20 if counted as August.
FAA was strong with 11 dls and beat out a strong July. Actually FAA beat out my regular dls on istock for $$
Despite a BME the continuing low dls on iStock and sporadic sales on Getty , even if high dollar, leaves me a bit pessimistic.



« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2013, 00:38 »
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Overall a good month.... better than June and July 2013.

SS -  good month +15% over July 2013 , +20 over August 2012. Not bad  ;)
FT - Average month , Above average for August. + 15% compared with Aug 2012
DT - under average  :(.  but  +12% compared with Aug. 2012
123RF - Good month. + 250% compared with Aug. 2012

The rest are marginal....

« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2013, 14:08 »
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Not a good month overall - I made little more than half of what I made in July. August is thus far the worst month this year. Let's hope fall is picking up again.

SS - still my best earner, even though I had my WMY there (39.8%)
Stocksy - again second best earner, even though I have a very tiny port there. Slightly slower overall though (24.3%)
DT - better than July incomewise, overall average month though. (16.1%)
FT - WME! Awful month. Lowest RPD, Lowest RPI and only barely beating lowearner 123rf. FT used to make me 66% of my income, this August they were down to 11%
123rf - downloads up, income up compared to July, but overall, just an average month. (8.0%)


« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2013, 14:48 »
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Up 26% over August 2012, up 35% year over year (last 12 months over previous 12 months).

Top 5 (% of August revenue):

DT 50%
SS 31%
IS    6% (no longer uploading, but have about 1/5 of my portfolio there)
123 5%
FT   2%

Been non exclusive (from DT) for a couple of years now, but interesting to see they are still 50% of my revenue.  Given that I dropped earnings by about 50% when I left, I can't see it is an obvious choice, one way or the other :)  Certainly not as obvious a choice as some people like to make out!  That said, I basically sat flat for a year as DT trailed off and the other sites picked up the slack in revenue.  But now, starting to see lots of growth again as I hit higher royalty rates on those sites - but the fact that DT remains at 50% means it is growing for me too!

« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2013, 15:01 »
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Been non exclusive (from DT) for a couple of years now, but interesting to see they are still 50% of my revenue. Given that I dropped earnings by about 50% when I left, I can't see it is an obvious choice, one way or the other :)  Certainly not as obvious a choice as some people like to make out!  That said, I basically sat flat for a year as DT trailed off and the other sites picked up the slack in revenue.  But now, starting to see lots of growth again as I hit higher royalty rates on those sites - but the fact that DT remains at 50% means it is growing for me too!

Interesting....when i dropped exclusivity from DT my revenue dropped at 1/3 from what used to be, and never recovered; despite the fact that my portfolio is now increased by 250%.... SS filled the gap from the first month. Congrats for your success there.

« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2013, 16:24 »
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Been non exclusive (from DT) for a couple of years now, but interesting to see they are still 50% of my revenue. Given that I dropped earnings by about 50% when I left, I can't see it is an obvious choice, one way or the other :)  Certainly not as obvious a choice as some people like to make out!  That said, I basically sat flat for a year as DT trailed off and the other sites picked up the slack in revenue.  But now, starting to see lots of growth again as I hit higher royalty rates on those sites - but the fact that DT remains at 50% means it is growing for me too!

Interesting....when i dropped exclusivity from DT my revenue dropped at 1/3 from what used to be, and never recovered; despite the fact that my portfolio is now increased by 250%.... SS filled the gap from the first month. Congrats for your success there.

Clearly I am one of the few who seems to be very well suited to sales on DT.  I only wish my ratio of sales on Shutterstock to DT matched the ratio in the poll results :)  Fotolia, for me, is outsold by DT by about 20x, yet in the poll results it often / always ranks higher.  Just goes to show you that although there are averages, none of us is average!

shudderstok

« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2013, 23:07 »
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Wow, two negatives for reporting my earnings.  I guess misery really does love company, I change my report:
My month at istock was horrible and GI sales will be much lower than average.  Please like me now.   ;D. See I even put a smiley in my post.

surely you have noticed by now that anything positive even hinted at regarding GI or IS is cause for anguish. and if you are doing well there is this twisted logic that you need to verify it or else your claims are truly false.
i too had a miserable month at IS, down several thousand percent from yesterday, last month, and even last year, and over at GI i did not have one sale at all, and never have. i think this might be because all the buyers have left. ;) ;) ;)

« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2013, 11:04 »
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The August was very weak with a decrease of 24% compared to July and a 7% decrease compared to August 2012

Best four: Shutterstock, DepositPhotos, Zazzle, Dreamstime

More Info: http://microstockinfos.blogspot.com/2013/09/stock-photography-sales-statistic.html







(Statistic include referral income too)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2013, 11:34 by oboy »

« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2013, 12:31 »
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Aug was mixed.  down 15% from Aug '12, which at the time was my BME.

iS was down a bit from July, but down 65% from Aug '12.  The new policies at iS have really screwed me, although partner sales are steady.

SS up more than 20% from July, and double Aug '12.  SS was 55% of sales for August, and has been over 50% since Feb '13

« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2013, 09:33 »
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Gift Horse?
Boy oh boy it sure looks to me that the lot of you see Stock Photography as a Gift Horse.
Remember the old saying "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"

Seriously
What did you do Before you started selling Stock Photos?
Are you really that tied into what you earn on stock photos or do you (like me) enjoy the income as one of your Multiple Income Streams?

I see so many people crying about sales down or non existent, but they never do anything about it.
Try going out and TAKING MORE SELLABLE PHOTOS!!
I have Over 11,000 Fantastic Quality Images that Sell like Hot Cakes!
But then again I am the Best!


« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2013, 09:42 »
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I don't know if I should laugh or cry ;D

lisafx

« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2013, 10:11 »
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Gift Horse?
Boy oh boy it sure looks to me that the lot of you see Stock Photography as a Gift Horse.
Remember the old saying "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"

Seriously
What did you do Before you started selling Stock Photos?
Are you really that tied into what you earn on stock photos or do you (like me) enjoy the income as one of your Multiple Income Streams?

I see so many people crying about sales down or non existent, but they never do anything about it.
Try going out and TAKING MORE SELLABLE PHOTOS!!
I have Over 11,000 Fantastic Quality Images that Sell like Hot Cakes!
But then again I am the Best!


Is this post supposed to be a joke?  Hard to believe it is intended to be taken seriously. 

ETA:  Just checked out your "Fantastic Quality Images that Sell like Hot Cakes" on Shutterstock.  http://www.shutterstock.com/portfolio/search.mhtml?gallery_username=mikeledray&page=1
Now I know the answer to my question. 
« Last Edit: September 14, 2013, 10:17 by lisafx »


« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2013, 10:35 »
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Gift Horse?
Boy oh boy it sure looks to me that the lot of you see Stock Photography as a Gift Horse.
Remember the old saying "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"

Seriously
What did you do Before you started selling Stock Photos?
Are you really that tied into what you earn on stock photos or do you (like me) enjoy the income as one of your Multiple Income Streams?

I see so many people crying about sales down or non existent, but they never do anything about it.
Try going out and TAKING MORE SELLABLE PHOTOS!!
I have Over 11,000 Fantastic Quality Images that Sell like Hot Cakes!
But then again I am the Best!


Is this post supposed to be a joke?  Hard to believe it is intended to be taken seriously. 

ETA:  Just checked out your "Fantastic Quality Images that Sell like Hot Cakes" on Shutterstock.  http://www.shutterstock.com/portfolio/search.mhtml?gallery_username=mikeledray&page=1
Now I know the answer to my question.








Thank you

 :)

« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2013, 11:45 »
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Gift Horse?
Boy oh boy it sure looks to me that the lot of you see Stock Photography as a Gift Horse.
Remember the old saying "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"

Seriously
What did you do Before you started selling Stock Photos?
Are you really that tied into what you earn on stock photos or do you (like me) enjoy the income as one of your Multiple Income Streams?

I see so many people crying about sales down or non existent, but they never do anything about it.
Try going out and TAKING MORE SELLABLE PHOTOS!!
I have Over 11,000 Fantastic Quality Images that Sell like Hot Cakes!
But then again I am the Best!


Is this post supposed to be a joke?  Hard to believe it is intended to be taken seriously. 

ETA:  Just checked out your "Fantastic Quality Images that Sell like Hot Cakes" on Shutterstock.  http://www.shutterstock.com/portfolio/search.mhtml?gallery_username=mikeledray&page=1
Now I know the answer to my question.


Look and learn Lisa. Look and learn!

lisafx

« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2013, 12:44 »
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Look and learn Lisa. Look and learn!

Done and DONE!  ;D

« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2013, 13:41 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 09:56 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2013, 14:13 »
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Seriously
What did you do Before you started selling Stock Photos?

I sold illustrations and did graphic design... Oh wait, I still do that. Does that mean I can continue to complain?  ;)


 

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