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Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« on: March 01, 2022, 06:12 »
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Welcome to the February 2022 detailed monthly report during these increasingly dystopian times, this time war-time in the heart of Europe once again. Other than my usual earnings, in this post Ill be discussing how inflation has begun negatively impacting our stock business big time.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2022/03/01/february-2022-brutally-honest-earnings-report/
« Last Edit: March 01, 2022, 06:16 by Brasilnut »


MxR

« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2022, 06:34 »
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Worst month ever in shutterstock... worst since 2014

thijsdegraaf

« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2022, 08:37 »
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Shutterstock: Number of sales normal for me. But in January an average per photo of 0.52 and in February an average of 0.14!! So 0.10, 0.10, 0.10. .......   Lowest in over two years I've been participating. But there are worse things in the world to worry about.
A little earlier than last year in level two. So not a big seller compared to most of you.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2022, 08:50 by thijsdegraaf »

« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2022, 09:09 »
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I usually don't share sale trends but this time it's quite telling. Worst SS month since 2012 and in the same time second best Adobe month, very close to my ATH from last year

« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2022, 09:33 »
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shutterstock: 250% compared to January and 29% more than last February.
AS: 2% less than January and 39,5% less than last February. Ouch.
AS 13% more than shutterstock.

SVH

« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2022, 11:56 »
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* SS second best month ever regarding downloads but all 0,10 except one of 0,28
* AS almost dead all of a sudden
* Istock best month ever but revenues not known yet untill later this month as usual

But I have a small portfolio and I started about a year ago with Microstock, so it doesn't say really much.

« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2022, 12:12 »
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Made $68 on shittystock in Feb out of 212 sales rpd $0.32 even lower than January ($0.35)

In 2018 I made $282.74 out of 252 sales rpd $1.10
In 2019 I made $211.93 out of 262 sales rpd $0.81


Shitterstock is now borderline Dreamstime/Depositphotos as far as I'm concerned.


« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2022, 15:30 »
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US inflation will likely drop below 5% by the end of the year, EU even lower.

i've started a new thread for this topic before it distorts this one https://www.microstockgroup.com/off-topic/where-is-inflation-headed

so far, i havent seen any inflation related changes - after a dip in 2020 & recovery, sales have been on a steady decline - nothing i'd ascribe to inflation. 



shutterstock continues decline - tracking overall decline in income by 30+%
RPD averages 0.40 -0.50 for last year
need 20 more sales for lvl 4

AS has had income change in last 4 years
RPD averages 0.80 - 0.90 over last year

Canva has stayed as 2nd best earner, but it too is stagnant for last 2 years
« Last Edit: March 01, 2022, 15:42 by cascoly »

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2022, 04:12 »
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US inflation will likely drop below 5% by the end of the year, EU even lower.

i've started a new thread for this topic before it distorts this one https://www.microstockgroup.com/off-topic/where-is-inflation-headed

so far, i havent seen any inflation related changes - after a dip in 2020 & recovery, sales have been on a steady decline - nothing i'd ascribe to inflation. 


Yes, inflation should drop below 5% per year soon, according to economists as interest rates are expected to steadily rise in the West. Although war brings uncertainty and this latest Russian adventure was not in their projections, the price of WTI is up some $30 in 2 weeks, to further impact on the cost of living.

Nevertheless, even at a more modest 3% a year for the next 10 years, means that $1k earned in 2032 will only be worth roughly $700 in today's value. If anything agencies need to be increasing our royalties not reducing them! But anyway we all know that the business model is broken and there's not much we can except slow down investment in time/equipment or try to find more profitable ventures.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2022, 04:15 by Brasilnut »


 

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