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« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2011, 06:52 »
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I had a great month in February... UP 19.22% in Total.  The best Site for me this month was Shutterstock with a 41% increase!

You can see my Microstock Stats for February 2011 on my Blog  - http://melissaking.ca/wordpress/211/

Melissa King


« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2011, 08:07 »
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Dreamstime continues to be the biggest disappointment due to their lack of understanding what images should be approved and which rejected. Veer, Canstock, 123rf, some local agencies are all above Dreamstime this month.
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Here is a nice example for submitting images on dreamstime.
I uploaded an image on fotolia, shutterstock and dreamstime.
fotolia: accepted after 3 days.
shutterstock: accepted after 1 day. 3 downloads (Australia, Europe, USA) in the first 2 days online (=2.38$).
dreamstime: rejected after 5 days because of the title, description or keywords. I changed the title and keywords a little and resubmitted the image. 10 days after the first upload the result was: again rejected because of the same reason (title, description or keywords???).
 
For such things at dreamstime I have no time. Then the image is just only sold at shutterstock.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2011, 08:43 by ingwio »

« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2011, 09:33 »
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i somewhat agree.  My numbers are so bad it will make anyone look better compared to mine.

I just left Dreamstime exclusive at mid-month. 
Dreamstime at about $70, down from $125  (1000 images online)
the rest based on 15 days of being active (ranging from 19 images to 700 images online)
Shutterstock at about $33
Veer at 3.50
Fotolia at 2.00
DepositPhotos at 0.60
all others (14 of them including IS) at a big whopping zero

Wow with 1k images online it must hurt to only see 70$ for a whoe month. I am surprised you are not getting more sales off that many images, Shutterstock usually pay good money when you have a large portfolio.

« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2011, 09:51 »
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February was by *far* my best month ever. And I do post real numbers though never high enough ones. ;)

http://www.niltomil.com/results/feb-2011-microstock-earnings/

Anyhoo - my first month ever over $1000 and my BME on several agencies IN a short month. I'll take that all day and twice Sundays.

« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2011, 13:12 »
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For my part I am happy with my month.

I have been increasing my portfolio since January, and the number adds up. Made 90$ more than usual in january (added around 50 illustrations during the month), and made 125$ more than January in February (with another 50 illustrations and photos added during the month). Can't really compare with last year, but currently I am happy with the sales, but some like Dreamstime and Fotolia sure are now adding up as they should.

Canstock is the best surprise for me with 70$ sales in February for a portfolio of around 350-375 illustrations and a few images during the month.

Dreamstime and Fotolia are doing bad for me, less than last years sale but with twise as much images online. 123rf and bigstock stayed similar, low sale.

The rest looks like:

Shutter: 155$
Canstock: 70$
Dreamstime: 19.29$
Veer: 7$ (only 40 images online there)
123rf: 11.93$
Fotolia: 13.13$ (eh..!)
Bigtstock: 7.50$
CreStock: 4.95$

The rest are cents or a few dollars :p

« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2011, 23:51 »
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i somewhat agree.  My numbers are so bad it will make anyone look better compared to mine.

I just left Dreamstime exclusive at mid-month. 
Dreamstime at about $70, down from $125  (1000 images online)
the rest based on 15 days of being active (ranging from 19 images to 700 images online)
Shutterstock at about $33
Veer at 3.50
Fotolia at 2.00
DepositPhotos at 0.60
all others (14 of them including IS) at a big whopping zero

Wow with 1k images online it must hurt to only see 70$ for a whoe month. I am surprised you are not getting more sales off that many images, Shutterstock usually pay good money when you have a large portfolio.

I am wildlife photographer, different market

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2011, 01:05 »
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i somewhat agree.  My numbers are so bad it will make anyone look better compared to mine.

I just left Dreamstime exclusive at mid-month. 
Dreamstime at about $70, down from $125  (1000 images online)
the rest based on 15 days of being active (ranging from 19 images to 700 images online)
Shutterstock at about $33
Veer at 3.50
Fotolia at 2.00
DepositPhotos at 0.60
all others (14 of them including IS) at a big whopping zero

Wow with 1k images online it must hurt to only see 70$ for a whoe month. I am surprised you are not getting more sales off that many images, Shutterstock usually pay good money when you have a large portfolio.

I am wildlife photographer, different market

Yeah, dude, 1,000 photos is an extraordinary level of effort. I've put in 20+ hour weeks for 3 years and haven't hit 1,000 photos yet. I'd have to question whether the effort was really worth the return. Just sayin...

« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2011, 01:23 »
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i somewhat agree.  My numbers are so bad it will make anyone look better compared to mine.

I just left Dreamstime exclusive at mid-month. 
Dreamstime at about $70, down from $125  (1000 images online)
the rest based on 15 days of being active (ranging from 19 images to 700 images online)
Shutterstock at about $33
Veer at 3.50
Fotolia at 2.00
DepositPhotos at 0.60
all others (14 of them including IS) at a big whopping zero

Wow with 1k images online it must hurt to only see 70$ for a whoe month. I am surprised you are not getting more sales off that many images, Shutterstock usually pay good money when you have a large portfolio.

I am wildlife photographer, different market

Yeah, dude, 1,000 photos is an extraordinary level of effort. I've put in 20+ hour weeks for 3 years and haven't hit 1,000 photos yet. I'd have to question whether the effort was really worth the return. Just sayin...

If we were only counting last month, I would agree the effort did not match the return; the advantage of wildlife images are they are a bit timeless-no changes in clothing styles or other similar problems.  Hopefully, in the long run, it will all even out.

ShadySue

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« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2011, 08:40 »
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i somewhat agree.  My numbers are so bad it will make anyone look better compared to mine.

I just left Dreamstime exclusive at mid-month. 
Dreamstime at about $70, down from $125  (1000 images online)
the rest based on 15 days of being active (ranging from 19 images to 700 images online)
Shutterstock at about $33
Veer at 3.50
Fotolia at 2.00
DepositPhotos at 0.60
all others (14 of them including IS) at a big whopping zero

Wow with 1k images online it must hurt to only see 70$ for a whoe month. I am surprised you are not getting more sales off that many images, Shutterstock usually pay good money when you have a large portfolio.

I am wildlife photographer, different market

Yeah, dude, 1,000 photos is an extraordinary level of effort. I've put in 20+ hour weeks for 3 years and haven't hit 1,000 photos yet. I'd have to question whether the effort was really worth the return. Just sayin...
The difference is that most wildlife photographers are doing it for love, anyway.
Obivously if you are shooting business concepts on white, or other 'set ups', you're doing it for money, and you wouldn't be doing it 'anyway'; so you'd need to look at whether it was 'worth it' (e.g. what other uses could you have for the images?)

« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2011, 17:59 »
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i somewhat agree.  My numbers are so bad it will make anyone look better compared to mine.

I just left Dreamstime exclusive at mid-month. 
Dreamstime at about $70, down from $125  (1000 images online)
the rest based on 15 days of being active (ranging from 19 images to 700 images online)
Shutterstock at about $33
Veer at 3.50
Fotolia at 2.00
DepositPhotos at 0.60
all others (14 of them including IS) at a big whopping zero

Wow with 1k images online it must hurt to only see 70$ for a whoe month. I am surprised you are not getting more sales off that many images, Shutterstock usually pay good money when you have a large portfolio.

I am wildlife photographer, different market

Yeah, dude, 1,000 photos is an extraordinary level of effort. I've put in 20+ hour weeks for 3 years and haven't hit 1,000 photos yet. I'd have to question whether the effort was really worth the return. Just sayin...
The difference is that most wildlife photographers are doing it for love, anyway.
Obivously if you are shooting business concepts on white, or other 'set ups', you're doing it for money, and you wouldn't be doing it 'anyway'; so you'd need to look at whether it was 'worth it' (e.g. what other uses could you have for the images?)

I am certainly doing the wildlife photography for love; I am putting the time into getting the images on the microstock sites for money.  Sometimes, it is difficult to concentrate on the love part when you are hungry!

« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2011, 20:33 »
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I am certainly doing the wildlife photography for love; I am putting the time into getting the images on the microstock sites for money.  Sometimes, it is difficult to concentrate on the love part when you are hungry!

Time to get those animals some business suits lol! :)

« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2011, 20:47 »
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I am certainly doing the wildlife photography for love; I am putting the time into getting the images on the microstock sites for money.  Sometimes, it is difficult to concentrate on the love part when you are hungry!

Time to get those animals some business suits lol! :)

Hey, there is a good idea.  A bear and a Tiger shaking hands; three bears around a conference table discussing business matters,  or a bear holding a weigh scale and looking back over her shoulder (aka Yuri)

Noodles

« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2011, 01:34 »
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IS Exclusive (105 Images) Feb = $252 which is 97% up on last year, -6% down on previous month, no new images added

« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2011, 11:11 »
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I am certainly doing the wildlife photography for love; I am putting the time into getting the images on the microstock sites for money.  Sometimes, it is difficult to concentrate on the love part when you are hungry!

Time to get those animals some business suits lol! :)

Hey, there is a good idea.  A bear and a Tiger shaking hands; three bears around a conference table discussing business matters,  or a bear holding a weigh scale and looking back over her shoulder (aka Yuri)

Haha!! :) Good luck with making that bear sign a model release :p. You gave me a good laugh this morning... a Yuri Bear !

grp_photo

« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2011, 14:19 »
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I am certainly doing the wildlife photography for love; I am putting the time into getting the images on the microstock sites for money.  Sometimes, it is difficult to concentrate on the love part when you are hungry!

Time to get those animals some business suits lol! :)

Hey, there is a good idea.  A bear and a Tiger shaking hands; three bears around a conference table discussing business matters,  or a bear holding a weigh scale and looking back over her shoulder (aka Yuri)
Hahaha lol very good one Morpart and Viscealimage :-)

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2011, 20:59 »
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The difference is that most wildlife photographers are doing it for love, anyway.
Obivously if you are shooting business concepts on white, or other 'set ups', you're doing it for money, and you wouldn't be doing it 'anyway'; so you'd need to look at whether it was 'worth it' (e.g. what other uses could you have for the images?)

Oh c'mon, I love shooting handshakes on white. It's my passion.

And it's a bonus when it costs me more to produce than I make.

« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2011, 21:09 »
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The difference is that most wildlife photographers are doing it for love, anyway.
Obivously if you are shooting business concepts on white, or other 'set ups', you're doing it for money, and you wouldn't be doing it 'anyway'; so you'd need to look at whether it was 'worth it' (e.g. what other uses could you have for the images?)

Oh c'mon, I love shooting handshakes on white. It's my passion.

And it's a bonus when it costs me more to produce than I make.

Paulie; you need to find models that actually own suits so that your expenses are not so high.  Getting the local bums or homeless from the park is cheaper but buying the suits gets expense ;D


PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2011, 21:18 »
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The difference is that most wildlife photographers are doing it for love, anyway.
Obivously if you are shooting business concepts on white, or other 'set ups', you're doing it for money, and you wouldn't be doing it 'anyway'; so you'd need to look at whether it was 'worth it' (e.g. what other uses could you have for the images?)
Oh c'mon, I love shooting handshakes on white. It's my passion.
And it's a bonus when it costs me more to produce than I make.

Paulie; you need to find models that actually own suits so that your expenses are not so high.  Getting the local bums or homeless from the park is cheaper but buying the suits gets expense ;D
Hey, c'mon now. Those manicures cost a lot of money so I can get the perfect handshake shot. I try to use twins for models so their hands are perfectly symetrical. I hold hand auditions.

« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2011, 22:21 »
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The difference is that most wildlife photographers are doing it for love, anyway.
Obivously if you are shooting business concepts on white, or other 'set ups', you're doing it for money, and you wouldn't be doing it 'anyway'; so you'd need to look at whether it was 'worth it' (e.g. what other uses could you have for the images?)
Oh c'mon, I love shooting handshakes on white. It's my passion.
And it's a bonus when it costs me more to produce than I make.

Paulie; you need to find models that actually own suits so that your expenses are not so high.  Getting the local bums or homeless from the park is cheaper but buying the suits gets expense ;D
Hey, c'mon now. Those manicures cost a lot of money so I can get the perfect handshake shot. I try to use twins for models so their hands are perfectly symetrical. I hold hand auditions.

Yeah, I know; because you only see the hands: you could have two trolls shaking hands for all we know because you only see the lower arm and the hands.

I think I really need to start a parody microstock business; my mind keeps doing all these shots as a parody.

This one:  A really large rough oily hand shaking a real feminine delicate hand with perfect nails

Or, how bout a business suit arm shaking the flipper of a sea lion.

« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2011, 10:00 »
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This one:  A really large rough oily hand shaking a real feminine delicate hand with perfect nails

Or, how bout a business suit arm shaking the flipper of a sea lion.

I want to play...  but why limit it to parodies of shots that sell well?  I think it would be even funnier to lampoon the overproduced stuff that no one actually wants, yet people still produce in vast quantities.

How about this...  a cute puppy standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon, with a rainbow in the sky above it.  Oh, and the puppy is in lingerie, with an alluring look in its eyes.

« Reply #70 on: March 08, 2011, 19:50 »
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This one:  A really large rough oily hand shaking a real feminine delicate hand with perfect nails

Or, how bout a business suit arm shaking the flipper of a sea lion.

I want to play...  but why limit it to parodies of shots that sell well?  I think it would be even funnier to lampoon the overproduced stuff that no one actually wants, yet people still produce in vast quantities.

How about this...  a cute puppy standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon, with a rainbow in the sky above it.  Oh, and the puppy is in lingerie, with an alluring look in its eyes.

Or we could also do fairytales; all the lemmings going over the cliff (maybe with a reflection of Marlin Perkins (sorry, forgot how to spell his name-the guy with wild kingdom) tossing them over

« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2011, 10:06 »
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I think I really need to start a parody microstock business; my mind keeps doing all these shots as a parody.

Haha by seeing the posts here it would DEFINETLY work... You should edit this post someone will steal your idea :P


 

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