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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2013, 06:16 »
My SS dollars are down 33% from november which was my BME. I am 10 months in stock now and it has me worried that my port is not good enough. The drop in December is too big for a new portfolio imo. So 2013  for me is about adding better photos and a lot of them.

Now you got me curious, can you link to your port?


« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2013, 07:31 »
Down about 30% from November 2012 - which is exactly the same picture as last year's Nov/Dec comparison, so not really surprised.

Up about 30% from December 2011.  So I'm happy with that.

Had a much bigger drop at iStock between November and December than same comparison last year.  Whereas the equivalent drop at SS was smaller.  2013 is opening well at SS and sales are picking up a lot earlier in January than I've seen in previous years.

(Edited for timespan error)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2013, 10:37 by rubyroo »


« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2013, 07:55 »
My sales are not picking up at all at SS. 2dls yesterday and only 1 today. Not looking good.

« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2013, 08:13 »
My sales are not picking up at all at SS. 2dls yesterday and only 1 today. Not looking good.
Give it time.  Everybody had a bad day yesterday and today people are getting back into the swing of work.


« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2013, 08:26 »
My sales are not picking up at all at SS. 2dls yesterday and only 1 today. Not looking good.
Give it time.  Everybody had a bad day yesterday and today people are getting back into the swing of work.
Absolutely, but the previous poster said he had a good start of 2013 and I havent  ;)

But I always look at people that do better then me because its no use of looking at people that do worse. I want to get better and make loads more money :)

« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 08:30 »
About $600 less than the good months in MS.  That's a lot for me.

« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2013, 09:51 »

Dec 2012 vs Nov 2012: down 20% (typical for me)

Dec 2012 vs Dec 2011: down 10%
This is very unusual, but I know there are two causes:
- SS gave me an enormous number of ELs in Dec 2011 (still don't know why this brief EL run happened)
- FT hadn't yet started punishing me for being Emerald, so I was riding high there in Dec 2011

Total income 2012 vs 2011: up 25%
I'm very happy with this, and as long as things proceed without hiccups at the major players in 2013, I'm hopeful that I'll see similar growth this year.  Fingers crossed.

« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2013, 14:29 »
December was all over the place for me:
DT     up  45%  (BME there)
SS  down 44%
iS   down  87%

For the year I'm up 36% over 2011 on the micros overall, with combined RPI of $7.74 and by site:
iStock up 120% (uploaded 1st photos April 2011, increased portfolio by 45%)
SS  up 34% (increased portfolio by only 1%. Most of my sales are from old photos despite popular wisdom to the contrary)-
DT up 19%  (portfolio increased by only 2%. Sales were way down for the middle of the year but picked up in November when I added new photos )

I don't include Alamy under the micros though sometimes it feels like I should. I increased my portfolio on Alamy by 30% but was down 19% in earnings over last year despite nearly doubling the number of sales since the average sale netted me way less than in 2011. Most of my new photos there were editorial - a mix of news and travel -  my sales there tend to be travel and some studio shots).

I really spent most of the time I devoted to stock this year increasing my portfolio on Alamy - which was already several times larger than my portfoio on the micros  Seeing that Shutterstock outperformed all the others and DT made decent gains despite minimal effort, I'm inclined to direct far more energy there this year. I've been treating microstock as the poor stepchild but realize that with effort the micros can earn me a decent amount. I still have photos that I will only sell as RM, and just joined some other macro sites which I'll give two years to see if they work out, but I'm inclined to put my RF images on the micros instead of elsewhere.

Despite a big slump at Alamy (due to falling prices despite many more sales), my macrostock sales were up 5% (thanks to sales from my own site and FAA) and total stock photo sales were up 19% overall from last year; the 36% gain on the micros certainly helped.

« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2013, 01:29 »
I had a good month:
$572 from a portfolio of 750 images on an average in about 10 sites.
Was around $88 in Dec 2011, so that's a huge jump.
27 months in stock(started in Oct 2010).
Up 13% from Nov 2012


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