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Title: Earnings in November
Post by: steheap on December 01, 2017, 16:42
What is this - mid afternoon and no-one has posted about November earnings? Are we losing enthusiasm or something?

Great month for me - my best if I ignore one $1060 ImageBrief sale a couple of years back. Here is the overall picture:
(https://i2.wp.com/www.backyardsilver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Nov2017Earnings.png)

My discussion is on my blog: http://www.backyardsilver.com/2017/12/earnings-stock-photography-november-2017/ (http://www.backyardsilver.com/2017/12/earnings-stock-photography-november-2017/)

Steve
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Pauws99 on December 01, 2017, 16:56
Worked out pretty average for me Fotolia a roller coaster but turned out decent month in the end. Can stock now seems completely dead used to perform above expectations for me. The others were just pretty much in line with Average.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Brightontl on December 01, 2017, 17:00
Decent month for me, considering that I have not uploaded anything because of moving back to London and a sudden youtube mania...
SS as always exactly my same monthly wage
Pond 5, decent
SB, decent
Fotolia is suddenly dying a slow death since the take over from Adobe. Sad because I really liked Fotolia. RIP
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: pancaketom on December 01, 2017, 19:23
suddenly dying a slow death? seems odd.

I did ok - 3rd best month this year, but much closer to the average than the 2 better months. Ss continues to be <50% of where it was. It used to be close to or over 50% of my total. This month it was my 3rd best earning site. I guess I should be glad for diversity, but it is as much from SS dropping as from others rising.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Semmick Photo on December 01, 2017, 23:50
Worst month of the year
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Chichikov on December 02, 2017, 01:58
Second best month of the year
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Video-StockOrg on December 02, 2017, 02:07
Hardly best month this year, but yet only second best all time.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: derek on December 02, 2017, 02:32
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: jonbull on December 02, 2017, 03:07
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!

what is spl?
offset is wort the trouble?
i would like to upload to them in case my stocksy failed for high end rf.
blend? is worth..they want a lot of multiracial images i see...
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Wootan on December 02, 2017, 05:55
Can't complain, second best month of the year for me.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: derek on December 02, 2017, 06:23
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!

what is spl?
offset is wort the trouble?
i would like to upload to them in case my stocksy failed for high end rf.
blend? is worth..they want a lot of multiracial images i see...

Offset is well worth the trouble but its got to be totally different from micro-style images. I shoot under my business name so I dont get mixed up with micro. SPL is BBC's library once a upon a time,  Science photo agency, gives probably the highest royalty percentage of them all, sales over over a grand are quite common there!  specializing in science, technology, industry!...

if you dont get accepted at stocksy I doubt its going to work at Offset or SPL they are equally quite tough but give it a whirl whats to lose?
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: everest on December 02, 2017, 08:14
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!

It really makes me wonder how somebody that affirms to supply images at Blend Getty and Offset is also supplying to Canstock ?? Doesn't make any sense at all.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: derek on December 02, 2017, 08:26
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!

It really makes me wonder how somebody that affirms to supply images at Blend Getty and Offset is also supplying to Canstock ?? Doesn't make any sense at all.

Many years back I joined Canstock mainly because a friend who used to be here introduced me to Duncan! ( the owner) and we became sort of friends!....did that answer your question????
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Mantis on December 02, 2017, 08:51
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!

It really makes me wonder how somebody that affirms to supply images at Blend Getty and Offset is also supplying to Canstock ?? Doesn't make any sense at all.

Many years back I joined Canstock mainly because a friend who used to be here introduced me to Duncan! ( the owner) and we became sort of friends!....did that answer your question????

Did he buy the beers?
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: everest on December 02, 2017, 09:35
It surely answers the question. Now it is understandable, because to supply professionally images to Canstock,Bigstock,Deposit,bla bla bla would be quite weird to say the least if you take your job seriously. Now if you are befriended with the owner of one of the snick snack agencies that's another story.

Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!

It really makes me wonder how somebody that affirms to supply images at Blend Getty and Offset is also supplying to Canstock ?? Doesn't make any sense at all.

Many years back I joined Canstock mainly because a friend who used to be here introduced me to Duncan! ( the owner) and we became sort of friends!....did that answer your question????
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: derek on December 02, 2017, 09:50
It surely answers the question. Now it is understandable, because to supply professionally images to Canstock,Bigstock,Deposit,bla bla bla would be quite weird to say the least if you take your job seriously. Now if you are befriended with the owner of one of the snick snack agencies that's another story.

Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!

It really makes me wonder how somebody that affirms to supply images at Blend Getty and Offset is also supplying to Canstock ?? Doesn't make any sense at all.

Many years back I joined Canstock mainly because a friend who used to be here introduced me to Duncan! ( the owner) and we became sort of friends!....did that answer your question????

CS was a great agency some years back but you know what its like they all have their hey-day and then suddenly its too many pics, too many suppliers too much of everything just look at SS and Adobe 100 million pics a piece almost I mean how can one seriously expect to do any business at all. I recon Getty is going the same way really, they complained badly on Micros and look at them today selling pics for peanuts!
Stock photography is not an easy life anymore :)
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: JimP on December 02, 2017, 10:58
What is this - mid afternoon and no-one has posted about November earnings? Are we losing enthusiasm or something?

Steve

But somebody posted how bad Dec is already, 8 hours in.  ::)
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: niktol on December 02, 2017, 11:30

But somebody posted how bad Dec is already, 8 hours in.  ::)

I figure it was tongue in cheek. I had my BME in November, my apologies to naysayers.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: qunamax on December 03, 2017, 07:59
Downloads are as usual but RPD has halved my earnings on SS.

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Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Sstr on December 03, 2017, 18:27
BME by far!!

Looks like November and December are the best months on a year for me.

Its the fourth day of December and I already made 1/4 of November earnings!!

high on hopes that i could cut my day job and make a living on footage in 2018. Looks really possible at this time :)
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Brasilnut on December 04, 2017, 07:32
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high on hopes that i could cut my day job and make a living on footage in 2018. Looks really possible at this time :)

Love your enthusiasm :)
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: Satforce on December 06, 2017, 00:31
November was the worst month in this year :(

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Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: niktol on December 06, 2017, 08:46

high on hopes that i could cut my day job and make a living on footage in 2018. Looks really possible at this time :)

Before you quit your job make sure it will work as hoped for for a while, microstock business is a fickle damsel.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: jonbull on December 06, 2017, 09:28
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!

what is spl?
offset is wort the trouble?
i would like to upload to them in case my stocksy failed for high end rf.
blend? is worth..they want a lot of multiracial images i see...

Offset is well worth the trouble but its got to be totally different from micro-style images. I shoot under my business name so I dont get mixed up with micro. SPL is BBC's library once a upon a time,  Science photo agency, gives probably the highest royalty percentage of them all, sales over over a grand are quite common there!  specializing in science, technology, industry!...

if you dont get accepted at stocksy I doubt its going to work at Offset or SPL they are equally quite tough but give it a whirl whats to lose?



well stoscksy is not to be good creator of content in general, they look for a special look an content. i'm pretty sure from what i see in offset i will not any problem to get in. i'm a provider of redux pictures for editorial, who is a bit tougher i think then all the agency u have talked.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: jonbull on December 06, 2017, 09:30
BME by far!!

Looks like November and December are the best months on a year for me.

Its the fourth day of December and I already made 1/4 of November earnings!!

high on hopes that i could cut my day job and make a living on footage in 2018. Looks really possible at this time :)

you will end up under a bridge like thousand of people who choose this way:9... be sure to have shoulders well guarded by family money, like 95% of continent creator from instagram or liveng in a third world country.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: eZeePics on December 06, 2017, 09:32
Best month for me at Shutterstock
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: derek on December 06, 2017, 10:49
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!

what is spl?
offset is wort the trouble?
i would like to upload to them in case my stocksy failed for high end rf.
blend? is worth..they want a lot of multiracial images i see...

Offset is well worth the trouble but its got to be totally different from micro-style images. I shoot under my business name so I dont get mixed up with micro. SPL is BBC's library once a upon a time,  Science photo agency, gives probably the highest royalty percentage of them all, sales over over a grand are quite common there!  specializing in science, technology, industry!...

if you dont get accepted at stocksy I doubt its going to work at Offset or SPL they are equally quite tough but give it a whirl whats to lose?



well stoscksy is not to be good creator of content in general, they look for a special look an content. i'm pretty sure from what i see in offset i will not any problem to get in. i'm a provider of redux pictures for editorial, who is a bit tougher i think then all the agency u have talked.


Redux??  whats that?  another agency?
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: jonbull on December 06, 2017, 10:54
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!


what is spl?
offset is wort the trouble?
i would like to upload to them in case my stocksy failed for high end rf.
blend? is worth..they want a lot of multiracial images i see...


Offset is well worth the trouble but its got to be totally different from micro-style images. I shoot under my business name so I dont get mixed up with micro. SPL is BBC's library once a upon a time,  Science photo agency, gives probably the highest royalty percentage of them all, sales over over a grand are quite common there!  specializing in science, technology, industry!...

if you dont get accepted at stocksy I doubt its going to work at Offset or SPL they are equally quite tough but give it a whirl whats to lose?




well stoscksy is not to be good creator of content in general, they look for a special look an content. i'm pretty sure from what i see in offset i will not any problem to get in. i'm a provider of redux pictures for editorial, who is a bit tougher i think then all the agency u have talked.



Redux??  whats that?  another agency?


is one of the most important documenter and journalistic agency in usa and world. strange you don't know.
http://www.reduxpictures.com (http://www.reduxpictures.com)
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: dpimborough on December 06, 2017, 11:50
Best month for me at Shutterstock

You have a great portfolio

This is my favorite :D

https://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-photo-rome-italy-november-the-super-cat-show-one-of-the-most-important-feline-events-from-753254395.jpg(https://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-photo-rome-italy-november-the-super-cat-show-one-of-the-most-important-feline-events-from-753254395.jpg)
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: increasingdifficulty on December 06, 2017, 11:55
Never have I heard "the most important feline events" before. I guess there's a first for everything.  ;D
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: derek on December 06, 2017, 12:29
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!


what is spl?
offset is wort the trouble?
i would like to upload to them in case my stocksy failed for high end rf.
blend? is worth..they want a lot of multiracial images i see...


Offset is well worth the trouble but its got to be totally different from micro-style images. I shoot under my business name so I dont get mixed up with micro. SPL is BBC's library once a upon a time,  Science photo agency, gives probably the highest royalty percentage of them all, sales over over a grand are quite common there!  specializing in science, technology, industry!...

if you dont get accepted at stocksy I doubt its going to work at Offset or SPL they are equally quite tough but give it a whirl whats to lose?




well stoscksy is not to be good creator of content in general, they look for a special look an content. i'm pretty sure from what i see in offset i will not any problem to get in. i'm a provider of redux pictures for editorial, who is a bit tougher i think then all the agency u have talked.



Redux??  whats that?  another agency?


is one of the most important documenter and journalistic agency in usa and world. strange you don't know.
[url]http://www.reduxpictures.com[/url] ([url]http://www.reduxpictures.com[/url])


Ok fair enough but I cant see whats that got to do with Offset??  sure they do a bit of photojournalism but its mainly a creative-content agency, interiors, lifestyles etc. I would have thought for journalism, Magnum, Black-star would be a better bet!...Magnum have already the best and most famous photo-journalists in the world going back to the days of Bresson, Kerzetz, Capa, Gilden, Eiser etc etc....try Magnum why not?
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: jonbull on December 06, 2017, 13:00
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!


what is spl?
offset is wort the trouble?
i would like to upload to them in case my stocksy failed for high end rf.
blend? is worth..they want a lot of multiracial images i see...


Offset is well worth the trouble but its got to be totally different from micro-style images. I shoot under my business name so I dont get mixed up with micro. SPL is BBC's library once a upon a time,  Science photo agency, gives probably the highest royalty percentage of them all, sales over over a grand are quite common there!  specializing in science, technology, industry!...

if you dont get accepted at stocksy I doubt its going to work at Offset or SPL they are equally quite tough but give it a whirl whats to lose?




well stoscksy is not to be good creator of content in general, they look for a special look an content. i'm pretty sure from what i see in offset i will not any problem to get in. i'm a provider of redux pictures for editorial, who is a bit tougher i think then all the agency u have talked.



Redux??  whats that?  another agency?


is one of the most important documenter and journalistic agency in usa and world. strange you don't know.
[url]http://www.reduxpictures.com[/url] ([url]http://www.reduxpictures.com[/url])


Ok fair enough but I cant see whats that got to do with Offset??  sure they do a bit of photojournalism but its mainly a creative-content agency, interiors, lifestyles etc. I would have thought for journalism, Magnum, Black-star would be a better bet!...Magnum have already the best and most famous photo-journalists in the world going back to the days of Bresson, Kerzetz, Capa, Gilden, Eiser etc etc....try Magnum why not?


i do both journalism documentary travel and commercial food model interior.
actually i m doing more stock photos recently. in the past i was more in documentary, and i'm sure i will be back to it soon.
magnum is impossibile. very difficult. u need excellent body of work.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: derek on December 06, 2017, 13:24
Great month at Getty, Blend, Offset and SPL! but so and so in micro. Left Canstock and next will probably be FT!  I havent got any more time to just keep uploading and uploading. Drains me of energy!
Anyway wish you all a good December!


what is spl?
offset is wort the trouble?
i would like to upload to them in case my stocksy failed for high end rf.
blend? is worth..they want a lot of multiracial images i see...


Offset is well worth the trouble but its got to be totally different from micro-style images. I shoot under my business name so I dont get mixed up with micro. SPL is BBC's library once a upon a time,  Science photo agency, gives probably the highest royalty percentage of them all, sales over over a grand are quite common there!  specializing in science, technology, industry!...

if you dont get accepted at stocksy I doubt its going to work at Offset or SPL they are equally quite tough but give it a whirl whats to lose?




well stoscksy is not to be good creator of content in general, they look for a special look an content. i'm pretty sure from what i see in offset i will not any problem to get in. i'm a provider of redux pictures for editorial, who is a bit tougher i think then all the agency u have talked.



Redux??  whats that?  another agency?


is one of the most important documenter and journalistic agency in usa and world. strange you don't know.
[url]http://www.reduxpictures.com[/url] ([url]http://www.reduxpictures.com[/url])


Ok fair enough but I cant see whats that got to do with Offset??  sure they do a bit of photojournalism but its mainly a creative-content agency, interiors, lifestyles etc. I would have thought for journalism, Magnum, Black-star would be a better bet!...Magnum have already the best and most famous photo-journalists in the world going back to the days of Bresson, Kerzetz, Capa, Gilden, Eiser etc etc....try Magnum why not?


i do both journalism documentary travel and commercial food model interior.
actually i m doing more stock photos recently. in the past i was more in documentary, and i'm sure i will be back to it soon.
magnum is impossibile. very difficult. u need excellent body of work.
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Well youre a member of Redux so why not give Magnum a try or Black-star. Nothing gained nothing lost! or how the saying goes.
Title: Re: Earnings in November
Post by: sauletas on December 09, 2017, 05:37
This November is worst month this year. 19% down compared to last year November.                  
Shutterstock is most stable and stay on top. Pond5 earnings rising but Storyblocks and Fotolia falling down.

Here is my top 4 (50$+) compared with November/average of 2016 year:                  
1.   Shutterstock        0%/12%
2.   Pond5             24%/28%
3.   Fotolia            -27%/-11%
4.   Storyblocks         -50%/-68%