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How much do you make per month from microstock?

0-100 ($)
48 (27.4%)
100-200 ($)
20 (11.4%)
200-400 ($)
24 (13.7%)
400-600 ($)
16 (9.1%)
600-1000($)
19 (10.9%)
>1000 ($)
21 (12%)
>2000($) ?
27 (15.4%)

Total Members Voted: 160

Author Topic: How much do you earn per month really????  (Read 43256 times)

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deyu16

« on: February 27, 2010, 21:18 »
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I welcome all users to answer this poll.I know that most of you consider that all depends on talent,equipment,time spent,etc etc...But all of you know that it's all about the money!So please be honest and let's see the real statistics about this business.Thanks a lot
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 18:32 by Andrei »


« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 21:23 »
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You need higher categories: There are many here who earn $5000+, and a dozen or so who make $10,000+ per month.

deyu16

« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 21:30 »
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Please be aware that anyone can edit the pool! If you make >2000$ please edit the pool ....thanks

« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 21:36 »
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Since

- you are a very new anonymous poster with no portfolio links or other info whatsoever,
- your four previous posts were just loud spamming referral links and pimping cushystock without any other useful info,
- since Leaf organized a well organized earnings poll a while ago,

I won't answer the poll and ploink you. Bye.

« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 21:37 »
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Ha ha ha...

deyu16

« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 21:56 »
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WOW:|:|:| So I was mistaking when I said that all depends on talent,equipment etc.....the real criteria is BEING NEW TO THIS FORUM,NOT ENOUGH QUALITY POSTS and NO PORTOFOLIO LINKS!!!! THATS OUTRAGEOUS!:)))))
I started this post so that I can get an idea about microstock and encourage people to see the potential of this business!
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 18:31 by Andrei »

CCK

« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 23:56 »
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Every month is different. Last week I had my best day ever at SS with just over $28. Some days I make just $0.33.

« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010, 02:12 »
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WOW:|:|:| So I was mistaking when I said that all depends on talent,equipment etc.....the real criteria is BEING NEW TO THIS FORUM,NOT ENOUGH QUALITY POSTS and NO PORTOFOLIO LINKS!!!! THATS OUTRAGEOUS!:)))))

Hope now you are happy and maybe I qualify for being the author of this pool!I do not need criticism JUST HONEST RESPONSES!THANKS A LOT AND DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY!

Don't take it personally !  He's always like that ;)

« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 02:59 »
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Why would we want to encourage people to see the potential of this business?  All that does is create more competition.

I started this post ................. encourage people to see the potential of this business!!!!!

« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 07:37 »
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Ok, there we go, the month of February :
SS - 16 $
DT -  5 $
FT - 2 $
IS - 1 $
Can't remember exactly but I think all the others are on 0.
Successful or what ? :)

« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 07:42 »
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The time of stock is really really really over by now. Yuri Arcurs is sitting near McDonald's with a styrofoam cup, begging for cents. Really. Better get out. Nothing to see here. Move on. Really.  8)

RT


« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010, 08:03 »
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Why would we want to encourage people to see the potential of this business?  All that does is create more competition.

The only reason I can think of is that the people that want to encourage others to participate aren't making enough money so they want to try and get some referrals.

« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2010, 08:55 »
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Why would we want to encourage people to see the potential of this business?  All that does is create more competition.

The only reason I can think of is that the people that want to encourage others to participate aren't making enough money so they want to try and get some referrals.

Exactly...  ;D

Patrick.

« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010, 09:26 »
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Why would we want to encourage people to see the potential of this business?  All that does is create more competition.

I would guess that some people are just naturally helpful and enjoy teaching and seeing their students succeed. It seems to me that there are enough "Make money from your snapshots" articles out there that the few microstockers that want to teach/encourage others wouldn't really make that much of a difference.

Just my two cents.

« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2010, 09:31 »
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I wasn't going to talk in this topic, but I guess there are a lot more guys just like Yuri, afraid of competition and want that everyone give up so you can get the all the royalties..! You are all so good why being afraid?? Why putting on fire every post.. :P

« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010, 09:44 »
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Why would we want to encourage people to see the potential of this business?  All that does is create more competition.

I would guess that some people are just naturally helpful and enjoy teaching and seeing their students succeed.

I agree, there are people who have talent for that and are happy to share their knowledge.

« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010, 09:55 »
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Why would we want to encourage people to see the potential of this business?  All that does is create more competition.

I started this post ................. encourage people to see the potential of this business!!!!!

Do you think that your idea is right??.. If everyone thinks like that the world will end soon, there will be no jobs, not education, not development..! If you have knowledge and don't want to teach anybody?? Life ain't correct that way, not just in stock photography..!! Sharing is very important, it wouldn't be nice to be old and think that we haven't help anyone, doesn't matter the subject!

Of course there are certain persons that want just referrals and so on, but honestly making 200$ like deyu16 and myself aren't done with just a day of work.. first you can do some research then TALK!


deyu16

« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2010, 10:12 »
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Quote from: fotografer on Today at 02:59
Why would we want to encourage people to see the potential of this business?  All that does is create more competition.
Quote from: deyu16 on Yesterday at 21:56

I started this post ................. encourage people to see the potential of this business!!!!!


Let me explain to you as easy as I can.I study management of business and the first thing that I learned in my 1st year was that no business exist without competition.YOU CAN NOT BE TRULLY GOOD IF THERE IS NO COMPETITION.Let me give you a example where would microstock bee if there was only 10 photographers submititng?Do you see those photographers earn 1 MIL per month?You and others like you see the competition and always struggling to get better make more exceptional images that sell that's why competition is a very important factor in microstock and anyother business ,if there wasn't any competition anybody would do what they like sell what they want there will be chaos....So don't be so selfish and understand the basics of a business first and then criticise...
Thanks for all  others who honestly answer the pool
« Last Edit: February 28, 2010, 10:13 by deyu16 »

« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2010, 10:33 »
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Why would we want to encourage people to see the potential of this business?  All that does is create more competition.

I started this post ................. encourage people to see the potential of this business!!!!!

Do you think that your idea is right??.. If everyone thinks like that the world will end soon, there will be no jobs, not education, not development..! If you have knowledge and don't want to teach anybody?? Life ain't correct that way, not just in stock photography..!! Sharing is very important, it wouldn't be nice to be old and think that we haven't help anyone, doesn't matter the subject!

Of course there are certain persons that want just referrals and so on, but honestly making 200$ like deyu16 and myself aren't done with just a day of work.. first you can do some research then TALK!

I wonder if inviting people to the party is actually helping them at all. They get false hopes, end up spending a bunch of money on equipment, spend a lot of time trying to copy bestsellers, end up frustrated and quit. Ok, maybe only 90%. Would rather help an old lady cross the street. I don't think guys like Yuri are afraid of the competition. It's just numbers, 500,000 contributors= piss poor RPI for everyone. I would recomend micro to someone who I thought had a lot of talent and was in need, but I wouldn't BS him a say it's easy money. There are any number of jobs that pay better for most.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2010, 10:36 by cdwheatley »

« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2010, 10:48 »
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Why would we want to encourage people to see the potential of this business?  All that does is create more competition.

I started this post ................. encourage people to see the potential of this business!!!!!

Do you think that your idea is right??.. If everyone thinks like that the world will end soon, there will be no jobs, not education, not development..! If you have knowledge and don't want to teach anybody?? Life ain't correct that way, not just in stock photography..!! Sharing is very important, it wouldn't be nice to be old and think that we haven't help anyone, doesn't matter the subject!

Of course there are certain persons that want just referrals and so on, but honestly making 200$ like deyu16 and myself aren't done with just a day of work.. first you can do some research then TALK!

I wonder if inviting people to the party is actually helping them at all. They get false hopes, end up spending a bunch of money on equipment, spend a lot of time trying to copy bestsellers, end up frustrated and quit. Ok, maybe only 90%. Would rather help an old lady cross the street. I don't think guys like Yuri are afraid of the competition. It's just numbers, 500,000 contributors= piss poor RPI for everyone. I would recomend micro to someone who I thought had a lot of talent and was in need, but I wouldn't BS him a say it's easy money. There are any number of jobs that pay better for most.

I am 100% with you! I dont encourage people to join, but if I have a friend that wants to know I will tell him and why not helping getting approved at agencies and so on..! Of course it is necessary a lot of work to start getting some bucks, but it is a great feeling seeing that anyone enjoys your photos..! I also keep up my blog as a motivation to myself, I set small goals and milestones, easy to get and it keeps me focus on getting more success and learning more about photography! I am not copying others photographers photos, I am just shooting around, almost everything, seeing what is demanded and see what works in terms of sales..!

My main issue is when guys talk about referrals, because in my case got just 2 or 3 which is like 30$ from almost a year in stock, so no big deal when I am at around 1300$! My referrals haven't got my 300 approved at IS, it was done by myself with my own effort! I just want some respect when guys say things totally unproperly and not true!

« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2010, 11:09 »
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Seriously, I think you have to be pretty good to make any dent at all in this business now. I used to be very bullish (that's one of those business school terms) on stock and recommended it to anyone with a camera who I knew and liked.  But not so any more.

« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2010, 11:14 »
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Seriously, I think you have to be pretty good to make any dent at all in this business now. I used to be very bullish (that's one of those business school terms) on stock and recommended it to anyone with a camera who I knew and liked.  But not so any more.

I repeat I don't recommend to anyone! If a person shows up I will help in, easy!

About this business, I know it is hard, but as I said before I am seeing little niches, I am working on them, and sales are happening and increasing also! :)

« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2010, 11:19 »
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YOU CAN NOT BE TRULLY GOOD IF THERE IS NO COMPETITION.Let me give you a example where would microstock bee if there was only 10 photographers submititng?...

Are you living in the past or something? The last thing microstock lacks is competition

« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2010, 11:22 »
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lol so there is no competition?

FORGET! :P
« Last Edit: February 28, 2010, 11:24 by luissantos84 »

RT


« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2010, 11:31 »
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Let me explain to you as easy as I can.I study management of business and the first thing that I learned in my 1st year was that no business exist without competition.YOU CAN NOT BE TRULLY GOOD IF THERE IS NO COMPETITION.Let me give you a example where would microstock bee if there was only 10 photographers submititng?Do you see those photographers earn 1 MIL per month?You and others like you see the competition and always struggling to get better make more exceptional images that sell that's why competition is a very important factor in microstock and anyother business ,if there wasn't any competition anybody would do what they like sell what they want there will be chaos....So don't be so selfish and understand the basics of a business first and then criticise...
Thanks for all  others who honestly answer the pool

I hope you haven't paid for that business course!

Generally in commercial business the idea is to make as much profit for the business as possible, I'm intrigued to hear your analogy of how you do that by helping other businesses in the same sector as you take away your market share.

There's nothing wrong with being on amicable terms with your business rivals, and to sometimes group together where the aim is of mutual benefit to all concerned but to encourage them to compete against you is not something I'd recommend, on this business course have they given you any real world examples of where a successful business encourages more competition.


 

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