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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2014, 21:13 »
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December sales were 1/3rd of what I had in November though they were an improvement over December of 2012 - SS was up 26% over last December, DT was down 17% from last December, and Alamy was up 76% from December of last year - though sales there vary so widely that the percent change really isn't significant.

Overall I'm up 116% over last year, microstock income grew on all sites from small growth of 15% at SS to significant growth of 77% at DT and 106% at iStock, overall micro income increased 43% since SS accounted for 45% of my micro income last year. Though my traditional stock photo sales at Alamy decreased for the second year in a row, down a disheartening 64% from 2012 (my best year there was 2011), overall my traditional stock photo income (primarily RM) increased by 167% thanks to direct stock photo licenses to magazines and calendar publishers. I'm planning to query more publishers in 2014 since I've had a very positive response so far.

For December SS, DT and Alamy were each within $5 of each other, with other sites contributing a miniscule percentage of income.

Though it isn't stock photo income, I saw a 123% increase in sales at Fine Art America this year. I joined there in December of 2011, so this was my second full year there. I also had some very strong local gallery sales this year, something I'm hoping to increase in 2014. Even had sales at redbubble this month so that was nice and I have a photo in a show at the Museum of the City of New York this week so the year ended on a positive note!
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 14:46 by wordplanet »


« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2014, 06:01 »
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Dec '13 not a good month with royalties down 30% on Nov '13. Earnings a shade lower than Dec '12 (when IS photo exclusive) at -2%.

« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2014, 12:48 »
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oops... wrong thread
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 12:58 by asiseeit »

« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2014, 14:03 »
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Overall an under average month :(. 15% under Dec 2012.

SS -  dissaster...  - 30% compared with last december ( wich was a bad month).... Dec. 2013 was the worst month since may 2012.  :( :( :(
DT - good month  :D
FT - only 20 euro short to become my new BME.... very good month there
DP - average
123 - average
Can stock  -  average. Canstock is slowley growing every month...not bad :)

Hope Jan will be a better month  ::)

« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2014, 14:49 »
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Maintained position this year. Got more from SS and less from everything else.

« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2014, 16:28 »
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~40% drop from Nov '13 (which was an exceptional month, and a BME), mostly due to a drop in SS sales. I was "feeding the beast" in September and October, so there was a spike in sales in Oct/Nov, but Dec was kinda disappointing. Guess I'll have to start production again.

« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2014, 17:56 »
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Significantly down from my BME in November (which was the 3rd BME in a row!), but December 2013 ended up just below average for 2013, and was up 68% from Dec 2012, which was itself the 2nd lowest month of 2012.

Bright spot - BME for Dreamstime, which passed iStock main for the first time. 

Bad and getting worse - Istock, including November PP (I calculate based on reporting, not sales), was the worst month since late 2011.

Very slow start for January - let's hope we get back to that Sept-Nov pace soon!


« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2014, 21:19 »
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Horrible at IS, FT, DT, 123 & BS, 2nd best at SS.


 

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