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How much did you earn/image/month in August on microstock?

1 (1.9%)
3 (5.8%)
11 (21.2%)
4 (7.7%)
8 (15.4%)
7 (13.5%)
6 (11.5%)
6 (11.5%)
below $0.25
6 (11.5%)

Total Members Voted: 51

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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2007, 11:12 »
Why do you always say that ?  ...
I think you may be misunderstanding my point of view, Perrush. I was merely trying to make sense of such a large $/image figure. $/image means little to me - regardless of the inclusion of non-accepted images or not. The more important thing to me is the bottom line - $ - and I focus all my efforts on maximizing that number.

As far as removing non-selling images goes, that is something I do at the end of every month: all images that haven't sold in 6 months are removed. Why do I do it? Not, as you hint at, so that I can say "Wow, look at my $/image!", but for these two reasons:

1. If/when a potential buyer browses my portfolio he/she will only see images that have at least some commercial value. I've only been at this 8 months, but I plan to remove images that have only sold once per year beginning in January. Sure, I'm losing money doing this, but only a few dollars a year. I'm not terribly interested in producing low-volume images like those ones, which leads nicely into the other reason I kill images ...

2. Removing non-selling images takes only a few hours per month, and I've found it to be a very effective use of my time. The non-sellers are, for the most part, very similar across sites, and it's a very good learning (and sometimes bitter) experience to see first hand what sells well, what occasionally gets a nibble, and what is worthless.

For those of you that don't remove or examine your non-sellers, I highly recommend it. Like the saying goes: those that don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2007, 12:11 by sharply_done »


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