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« on: April 01, 2011, 02:19 »
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How was your March?  March is usually one of my best months (and was again this year), and the last before the summer slow down.  I'll post my graphs as soon as I have them made.  


Here's my graph


iStock is gobbling up a bigger and bigger %, despite the very low percentage of the sale I get from them.
January - 13%
February - 14%
March - 19%
Veer which had some crazy numbers the previous months, is back to 'normal'

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« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 02:41 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 02:43 »
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Hi, march was a great month for me but I've upload a lot everywhere. I'm on mickostock since november 2010 so my stats are related to the precedent month.

Shutterstock: + 72%
Fotolia: + 2200% (but the past month I sold only 1 picture...)
Dreamstime: =

« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 03:04 »
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Fotolia's gone down the toilet (60% down on a year ago, now below CanStockPhoto and Alamy). The rest of the big four produced good to very good results (if I include the predicted PP income into iStock's total), Canstock continues to make progress, 123 and BS are their normal fairly dismal selves. Overall, the best month since Feb 2010 so hopefully the slide of the last few months is over and things will pick up.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 03:09 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 03:07 »
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Hi, I am fairly new to the forum so this is my first post in the earnings breakdown.

I am happy to still see growth in my port in istock.

Compared to february that was my BME: DLs +15% $$ +8%

Compared to march 2010 DLs + 87% $$ +116% Portfolio growth + 66%

No ELs this month. First time in the last 6 months that this happens and 3rd over the last year.

My royalty per DL has gone up 15% since last year, but I turned silver last August and that meant a 20% increase since then, so here I have a clear loss. Too many discounts I guess.

« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 03:08 »
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Very good month! BME on Shutterstock, Istock, Canstock, average month on Dreamstime, 123rf, Fotolia and Bigstock and two sales (and only) on Stockfresh.

« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 03:26 »
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unfortunately I can't agree with leaf on Istock - they have dropped down to my #4 earner. On the other hand, I have not uploaded anything to them for over a year and the substraction of money from my account due to fraud this month hasn't upped my motivation to restart uploading to them, though my share was tiny compared to others.

Fotolia brought in almost 6 times the earnings I got at Istock this month (after adjusting for currency exchange rates it would even be more than that). I had a really good month at Dreamstime too and a decent month at Shutterstock and my best month ever at 123rf (but still stayed beyond the 5$ earning per month mark.... ;))

Overall this was a decent month - usually March and April are my best months before the summer. So we'll see what April brings.

« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 03:39 »
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BME here too! SS, DT,IS,FT,123RF,deposit and Veer!  ;D

« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 04:31 »
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This is my first post here :-)



Above you see my complete istockphoto history. It includes royalties and downloads (in red)

In 2011 I have been slowly increasing my sales. Take note that in 2011 my royalty rate was reduced by 12,5% on istock, which explains why 2011 is weaker than 2010. Nevertheless, I have started being very productive and in the past 4 months have uploaded many new files.

Im curious to see how things evolve!
Luis

« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 04:38 »
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March was BME for me in my 4 years stock career ;). Even though I have not uploaded too much, it all went great, probably due to the fact that I a very spring/summer oriented portfolio.
Soon I am reaching gold on Fotolia, too ;)

Cheers

« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011, 07:26 »
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And for some REAL numbers:
BME as exclusive 25% canister at IS.
970$ which is 8% more then last month with over 300 downloads.

About 40 days away from our upgrade to 30% rate.

rubyroo

« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011, 07:33 »
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Oops.  Looks like I put this in the wrong thread.  Copying to here:

I was really delighted with Dreamstime and Shutterstock's performance this month.  123RF performed relatively well too.   It was quite shocking to see the growing gap between commissions from iStock and all the other agencies - with those piddling little 'teen' commissions coming up quite often. 

My top five:

Top earner:      Shutterstock @ 30%
Second place:   Dreamstime @ 20%
Third:               iStock @ 14%
Fourth:            123RF @ 10%
Fifth:                Fotolia @ 9%

ETA:  Overall, my second BME!

« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011, 07:40 »
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Great month.
BME - total, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, 123rf, Fotolia and even PantherMedia
Average Veer, GLO and Deposit
Canstock and BigStock were disappointing in March.

« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011, 08:20 »
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JEEZ! last night had 10 sales at ALAMY!! just insane best month ever with more than 10k oh god!

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011, 08:37 »
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10 sales on Alamy - fantastic! Well done! Alamy was a dead duck for me, as usual, but the other sites were fantastic in the month - best month ever and more than $140 above the previous best month in January. Definitely helped by 4 video sales on Pond5 and a couple of extended licenses on iStock, but the rest was just solid sales day by day through the month. As usual, I have posted more detail on my blog, but here is the headline chart:


Steve

« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011, 09:05 »
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JEEZ! last night had 10 sales at ALAMY!! just insane best month ever with more than 10k oh god!

come on man...  can't be true ! ;)

« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2011, 09:09 »
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JEEZ! last night had 10 sales at ALAMY!! just insane best month ever with more than 10k oh god!
OMG, does Alamy accept vectors?

« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011, 09:13 »
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JEEZ! last night had 10 sales at ALAMY!! just insane best month ever with more than 10k oh god!

come on man...  can't be true ! ;)

it isnt :( but had a BME!


« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2011, 09:20 »
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JEEZ! last night had 10 sales at ALAMY!! just insane best month ever with more than 10k oh god!

come on man...  can't be true ! ;)

it isnt :( but had a BME!

April fools?

« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2011, 09:24 »
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JEEZ! last night had 10 sales at ALAMY!! just insane best month ever with more than 10k oh god!

come on man...  can't be true ! ;)

it isnt :( but had a BME!

April fools?

the BME isnt :P

« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2011, 10:27 »
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Thank god for DT and SS.  DT did very very well this month and it pulled to my #1 for I think the first time.

lisafx

« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2011, 11:15 »
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Good news for me is I was up 16% from Feb 2011.  Bad news is down 8% from March 2010.  So continuing the "worse than last year" trend I have been seeing since April last year.
Below is the total of earnings for march, plus the % up or down from a year ago.

   Istock   35% (-19%)
   Shutterstock 19% (+14%)
   Dreamstime  14% (=)
   Fotolia     19% (-22%)
   BigStock     4%  
   123RF        3%  
   Crestock     0%
   CanStock      3%
   Alamy     4%  

For me the only site that showed significant growth was SS.  Actually had a BME there, and I haven't had a BME anywhere for a loooooong time. 
« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 11:22 by lisafx »

« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2011, 11:36 »
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Hi All,

 BME for me at Istock even with the loss of 2%. Gotta like that.

Best,
Jonathan

« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2011, 11:45 »
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Down 3% from February.  iStock and Dreamstime were up a lot, Shutterstock, 123RF and BigStock were up, most everything else was down.  The past year was up 1.5% from the previous year, with gains at Veer, CanStock, 123RF and Shutterstock compensating for losses elsewhere.

   
Year
Over Year
Shutterstock
32.8%
+13.1%
28.0%
+5.6%
iStockphoto
23.0%
+70.2%
17.3%
-12.4%
123RF
11.4%
+12.5%
9.7%
+31.3%
Dreamstime
11.3%
+61.7%
8.1%
-31.4%
Fotolia
6.3%
-26.3%
11.6%
-4.2%
BigStockPhoto
4.7%
+7.6%
4.7%
-24.4%
Veer
3.7%
-80.2%
9.3%
+335.4%
Zoonar
2.7%
4.6%
StockXpert
2.0%
-71.0%
1.4%
-83.0%
CanStock
0.8%
-76.8%
2.8%
+102.2%

« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2011, 11:54 »
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March was my BME by a long shot, up over my previous BME (this past Feb) by 20%.

I must be * the trend at Fotolia somehow, since it has become my #1 earner, followed by SS, IS, DT and the rest.

« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2011, 12:49 »
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Hi All,

 BME for me at Istock even with the loss of 2%. Gotta like that.

Best,
Jonathan

You didn't lose 2% __ you actually lost 10%. Gotta like that. Not.


 

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