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steheap

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« on: June 30, 2013, 20:08 »
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I'm sure I'm first this month, but as it is a Sunday and buyers seem few and far between, I decided to work out earnings in advance. I ended the month about $100 down from last month to end up with about $1960. Shutterstock easily the best, with $955 and iS next with maybe $234 but it is hard to say without those PPs. All the rest were less than $100. Looking at the numbers, I think the smaller sites do seem to be suffering since the Google image changes. We know that GL has cut reviewers and I can't see any rosy pictures in the other sites either. I finally got a sale from Zoonar (from Getty as their partner) which netted about $40, but I can't rely on them.  I've got about 4000 - 4500 images on most of the sites. iStock is 2800 but I have given up uploading to them again because I am working hard on my own stock site and would rather put the effort there.

So, overall, not great, but OK. Worrying about the future though - lets hope Symbio pulls it all together for us!

Steve


« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 21:12 »
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SS up 10%, steady
FOT average, steady
DT weakening, turbulent.

The small ones are also weakening.

« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 00:28 »
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Overall June was a bad month... :(... way under average :-[

SS - worst month since May 2012, - 27% compared with may 2013, - 5% compared with June 2012  >:( ???
FT - relative good month, steady increase  ;)
DT - above average  :-\ , but DT earnings are a small part of my total earnings
123RF - bad month  :( , -52% compared with May 2013 ( the worst month of the year :) ),  but +45% compared with June 2013.
Can Stock - above average month, steady increase.

The rest agencies are countless...

Phadrea

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 03:45 »
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Bad all across the board for me. Uploading new files all the time but making no difference. Depressing !!!

Ron

« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 03:55 »
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Bad all across the board for me. Uploading new files all the time but making no difference. Depressing !!!
Same here, after one year in stock and adding 850 images I am not seeing any increase in $$ anymore.

I have hit my wall at the moment. So I have stopped uploading to all agencies for now. I am going to let my port generate the monthly peanuts and work on my symbiostock site instead. Once all my images and my new images are on my own site, I am going to upload to the agencies again.

It seems I can put in hours of work and see no reward, or upload nothing and get the same amount of $$. Easy choice.

Funny thing is though that the only agency still getting BMEs is 123. But I will be hitting the wall soon there as well is my guess.

My two biggest earners are SS and FAA and with that income (about 450 dollar per month) I am happy at the moment. The occasional bi-annual pay outs from the other low earners is considered bonus.

« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 04:40 »
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Shutterstock: steady in my case
DT: up and down as always
Fotolia: worst month since 2011


unexpected, Zoonar: very good month!

« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 05:23 »
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My earnings for June from the new agencies is 88 Dollars in total, up from 65 last month. This includes both photos and videos.

It is my third month as an independent.

For photos, the average earnings per download were as follows:

stocksy: 12.5, istock: 1.40, Dreamstime: 0.95, Fotolia: 0.60, Depositphotos: 0.30, Shutterstock 0.27, 123rf: 0.22

By sales volume the new agencies rank like this:

Fotolia(15),Shutterstock(13),Depositphotos(12),Dreamstime(3),Pond5(2) and then stocksy and 123rf both had one download.

No sales on alamy.

I am uploading my old portfolio slowly, always mixing new work with older files by theme. I have around 150 - 230 files on the different agencies. Acceptance is around 90%.


Total number of downloads on istock: 154 from 3400 files

Total number of downloads from new agencies (including video): 32


« Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 05:34 by cobalt »

ShadySue

« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 05:28 »
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iS: Compared to May 2013: $$ - 12%, dls -4%
     Compared to June 2012: $$ -3%, dls -15%
     Compared to June 2011: $$-27%; dls -50%

Alamy (RM): 7 sales, including two netting <$4. Offset by a 50% refund on one of my higher value sales from last August (sic).

FAA: nada

« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 07:36 »
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My earnings January - June are up 2% from last year... but my portfolio is 22% larger (10 site average).  Seems I too have found "the wall". 

Mactrunk

« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2013, 07:41 »
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Im up at SS. 619 DLS with 410 images. I think I added about 50 last month. If not it would have been about the same I think. Last month I had 511 DLS. FT is the same. About $1 up. Dreamstime is a bit up in DLS but down in earnings since I had many subscriptions there last month. Overall I see it's pretty stable and with SS that is very predictable I hope to grow steady every month.

« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 09:26 »
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Shutterstock.

65.4 % Shutterstock
08.9 % Fotolia
08.4 % Dreamstime
06.2 % 123RF
03.2 % Veer
03.1 % DepositPhotos
02.4 % GLStockimages
01.2 % Bigstock
00.8 % Canstock
00.4 % Alamy
00.0 % Stockfresh

Ron

« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 10:00 »
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Im up at SS. 619 DLS with 410 images. I think I added about 50 last month. If not it would have been about the same I think. Last month I had 511 DLS. FT is the same. About $1 up. Dreamstime is a bit up in DLS but down in earnings since I had many subscriptions there last month. Overall I see it's pretty stable and with SS that is very predictable I hope to grow steady every month.

Pfff, I have little over 500 dls on 825 images. You are doing very well.

« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2013, 10:19 »
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Worst month of the year. Hopefully, things pick up in July.

Phadrea

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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2013, 10:24 »
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Worst month of the year. Hopefully, things pick up in July.

What makes you think that ? It will be the full on holiday season.

« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2013, 10:25 »
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On par with December 2012 - which was the worst month since my microstock beginnings in 2008   :P

Tror

« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013, 10:29 »
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Terrible month. Switching things to "survival mode"  :o

« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2013, 10:33 »
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Worst month of the year. Hopefully, things pick up in July.

What makes you think that ? It will be the full on holiday season.

Nothing. Just hoping.


Tror

« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2013, 10:34 »
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Worst month of the year. Hopefully, things pick up in July.

What makes you think that ? It will be the full on holiday season.

Hope is the last one to die...

« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2013, 10:41 »
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June was okay for me.  Down 9% from May, which is typical for the month.  Up 7% from June 2012.  Year over year I was up 5%.  SS was 49% of my total, up 81% over May, up 82% over June 2012 and up 12% year over year.  #2 123RF was 23%, down 22% from May, up 38% over June 2012 and up 94% year over year.  Every other agency was below 10%, with only PhotoDune beating 5%.

Based on averages, I expect July to beat June after a weak first week, with August my best month of the year.

« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2013, 10:58 »
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Worst month of the year. Hopefully, things pick up in July.

What makes you think that ? It will be the full on holiday season.

Hope is the last one to die...

You guys are vicious. Aren't there some kids in your neighborhood that need you to tell them that Santa doesn't exist?  ;D

Besides, I've got a backup plan of a lucky rabbit's foot and various wishing wells.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 11:36 by cthoman »

« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2013, 12:22 »
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There's good news and bad news for me this month:

The   ;D : Thanks to a direct stock photo sale last June (2012), that had been my BME until April 2013 topped it. This June has beaten last June by 35% thanks to another direct license to a large publisher, as well as a nice sale on FAA (even if I don't count the $189 - net to me - from the print sale of one of my editorial stock images on FAA, I still top last June, making this my third BME for stock photo sales).

The  :'(  : Alamy is half what it was last June (but it's so erratic for me there since licensing fees vary so widely), SS is slightly up from last June but just barely and still at about 50% of what I had been anticipating given strong growth there in late 2012-early 2013 (i.e., it's even with last's month's underperformance), DT is more than double last June and actually neck-and-neck with SS, but half what it was before they started knocking down the sub prices for levels 4 & 5.

The  ??? : iS is double last June even without PP, but my port there is so tiny (<45 photos), so even huge jumps up & down aren't significant given my small numbers. The amounts earned on fotolia and bigstock aren't even worth mentioning, though I'm getting a payout from fotolia this month, so that's a  :) .

« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2013, 12:32 »
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BMY, because of 2 sales in FAA which were around 200$ each. 1 sale in Alamy at the end of month for 83$ (net to me, gross = 166$), 2 sales in photoshelter, however just small websize images for 28$ each. SS earning was mainly because of video.. rest all micro gave micro earnings.. but ok for my small port.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 12:35 by gemmy12 »

Donvanstaden

« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2013, 12:37 »
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I was up slightly on all sites except SS where I was down 16% in sales but up 24% in DL's. Mostly subs this month  :'(

Ron

« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2013, 12:38 »
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Some more data:
Shutter
Fotolia
123RF
Canstock
Deposit
Photodune
Graphic Leftovers

775 images average
Downloads +2.50%   To previous month
Earnings -9.61%   To previous month

More downloads, less money.

Going to drop but not delete:
Deposit
Photodune
Graphic Leftovers


« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2013, 14:13 »
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FT: Above Avg  :D
DP: Above Avg   :D

123rf: Avg  :)
SS: Avg       :)

DT: Below Avg   :(
IS: Below Avg (no PP)   :(
Can: Below Avg    :(

BS: bottom feeder   :o



 

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