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How much did you earn in June over all microstock sites?

< $10
4 (4.7%)
$10 - $49
4 (4.7%)
$50 - $99
10 (11.6%)
$100 - $249
18 (20.9%)
$250 - $499
15 (17.4%)
$500 - $999
12 (14%)
$1,000 - $1,999
9 (10.5%)
$2,000 - $3,999
5 (5.8%)
$4,000 - $5,999
5 (5.8%)
$6,000 - $7,999
1 (1.2%)
$8,000 - $9,999
2 (2.3%)
$10,000 - $14,999
0 (0%)
$15,000 - $19,999
0 (0%)
$20,000 - $29,999
0 (0%)
$30,000 +
1 (1.2%)

Total Members Voted: 74

Author Topic: June 2008 earnings breakdown and poll  (Read 12223 times)

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« on: June 30, 2008, 14:47 »
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Figures have been updated as June is over

The summer slump seems to have begun at some sites but not others so a fairly average month overall.

SS   47.2%
DT    17.7% *

FT    8.4% #
StockXpert 7.2%
123 6.5%
IS    6.2%
BS   5.9% #

FP   0.6% #

* BME at DT by 22c
# worst month of 2008

For any of you with a video camera I have recently made a webpage comparing the three principle sites selling footage

Micro Stock Footage guide
« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 02:59 by fintastique »


« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008, 15:31 »
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FYI istock allows ftp uploads for video for non-exclusives... unless i slipped through that is!!?  I have an ftp video account in any case and i am not exclusive.

helix7

« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 19:51 »
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Anyone want to add a total earnings poll to this?



« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008, 22:51 »
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The numbers on the right hand side of the screen; is there a ryme or reason to those or are they purely subjective.  If so, what is a starting point to vote?

bittersweet

« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2008, 23:15 »
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Only istock, but not too summer slumpy yet. Downloads stayed fairly flat, with only a 2% increase. Royalties were up 27% from May.

« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 23:35 »
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Column on left was May

SHUTTERSTOCK   96.6   138.38
DREAMSTIME   68.6   60.87
ISTOCKPHOTO   14.5   4.39
BIGSTOCK   10   6.5
CANSTOCK   2   2
123RF                   3.5   3.37
FOTOLIA                 14.5   3.5
SNAP VILLAGE   3   3.3
YAYMICRO   0   0
ALAMY                   0   0

« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008, 23:36 »
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Interesting month. All ups and downs are compared to June 2007:

SS 43% - up 43%
IS 14% - down 2%
DT 12% - up 3%
FT 10% - up 84%
BS 6% - up 87%
123 5% - up 142% BME
StockXpert 5% - up 52%
Scans 2% - up 67%
FP 1% - up 337%
SV 1%

Total: up 35%

The big winner is SS, which hasn't done this good since last year. 123RF is also doing nicely, and that seems to be a lasting trend. DT is losing sales month after month. Nothing but negatives since they introduced subs. My summer sales at IS have always been low. Nothing new there.

« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008, 23:52 »
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Numbers compared to May-2008 (was BME).

Revenue down -20% :(

Percentage:

istock                       46,2%
shutterstock              17,7%
dreamstime                10,0%
stockxpert                   7,4%
shotshop (german)        5,8%
fotolia                         4,8%
digitalstock (german)     4,1%
123rf                          2,6%
bigstock                      1,3%

Not a singe sale at panthermedia, first time this happened since Sep-2007. Worst revenue since Oct-2007 at the other two German sites.  :(

Highest relative percentage ever for istock (although revenue there is down 13%).
« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 00:16 by faber »

« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008, 00:09 »
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IS: 40% - up 32% on May - BME
SS: 38% - up 18%
DT: 13% - up 30% BME
FT: 6% - up 42% BME
BS: 2% - up 45%

Overall it was a month of 2 halves - the first half was below budget, but received a significant spike in the last 2 weeks both from increased downloads and a few extended license sales. Overall still not quite up to the 1K per month mark, but getting very close :)

July is the lucky month hopefully!



DanP68

« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2008, 01:28 »
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I missed my goal of $400 due to a very lazy month.  I added only 15-20 images, so I have only myself to blame.

However I am thrilled with June 2008.  Despite the onset of the summer slowdown, a struggling economy, and a lack of new images on my part, I came within $3 of a BME from April.  And in many ways, I consider this to be my best month in microstock as I was only aided by 1 EL.  April produced 3 or 4 EL's.

Total:  $340

Shutterstock 41.6%  (BME for downloads)
iStockphoto 18.4% 
Dreamstime 14.4%  (BME)
Fotolia 9.5%
123RF 5.8%  (BME)
Bigstockphoto 5.4%
Stockxpert 5.0%  (BME)





« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2008, 03:09 »
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Actually SS earnings this month were fairly close to a BME.

Just have been having a closer look at SS in terms of number of downloads Feb was my best month this year in terms of number of DLs there so i divided all the others by Feb's total.

Jan    0.84
Feb    1.00
March 0.94
April   0.86
May   0.76
June  0.71

Looking forward to the autumn with increased DL numbers combined with the 38c per DL.

« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2008, 03:09 »
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Too many subs at DT. RPD went from .86 (May) to .66

% earnings and change vs May.

SS   39%   17%
IS   13%   -7%
DT   11%   -31%
FL   10%   29%
StockXpert   10%   16%
BS   7%   23%
123RF   9%   -53%

« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2008, 03:23 »
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for the first time SS is on #1 for me

roughly:

SS 40%
FT 35%
DT 15%
IS, 123, StockXpert - 10 %

CofkoCof

« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2008, 03:31 »
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I'd also like to see a poll about earnings.

Shutterstock                56,41
Stockxpert                   12,32
Fotolia                          8,88
Dreamstime                   7,15
123 Royalty free            6,50
iStock                           6,16
Most Photos                  2,34
Big Stock Photo              0,24

BME with 18% more earnings than previous month. Only StockXpert was down by 7%, on all other sites I had a BME.

Other observations:
- finally I'm starting to see better earnings across all sites. SS still makes the majority of my earnings but it's overall percentage is falling, which is good since my earnings are more spread out and less sensitive about changes, performances of just one site.
- getting more and more subs at DT, sales were up by 150% but earnings "only" by 80% because of that
- I'll give BigStock just one more month before I stop uploading. Let's see how it performs.
- First sale with MP, which made more than BigStock in whole month
- overall I'm very, very satisfied with MS earnings after just 6 months (for most sites evev less). Will probably see a slowdown now, since I'll go on vacations. But that's a good chance to make new photos, relax and get some new ideas. Plus I'm gonna try something new in the next couple of months, looking forward to it.


« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2008, 03:35 »
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IS                45%
SS               25%
DT               12%
123RF         8%
BigStock             5%
CS               3% BME
FT               1% WME,  less than 50% of previous worst month
StockXpert            1% WME



michealo

« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2008, 04:23 »
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SS - - 33%
IS - -  39%
DT - - 3%
FT - - 11%
123 - - 10%
BS - -  5%

Within .5% of BME May 2008
Will be going exclusive with IS

abimages

« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2008, 04:25 »
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Only slightly down in total from last month. 10% increase at FT this month. DT is now regulaly at number 2 for me, with IS still at number 1.

IS     39.8%
DT    20%
SS    19%
FT     18.5%
SX     2.7%


« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2008, 06:03 »
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A year in microstock for me this month, here my stats but more details on my blog at http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/

1. SS 45 % BME
2. IS 19 % BME
3. FT 14%
4. StockXpert 8% close to BME
5. DT 8 % BME
6. 123RF 5 %

No extended sales, no midstock sales  :'(

« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2008, 12:16 »
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IS + SS = 73%

and a more detailed monthly report in my blog:
http://www.pixelsaway.com/C911796005/E20080701070144/index.html

« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2008, 12:38 »
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BME across the board, 15% increase in sales.

IS 51%
SS 23%
others 26%
« Last Edit: July 02, 2008, 15:52 by cdwheatley »

« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2008, 13:19 »
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Overall up 5.4% over last month, thanks to a couple EL sales.

- = decrease over last month
= = about the same as last month
+ = increase over last month

SS - 30% =
StockXpert - 16% =
DT - 14% =
IS - 10% -
123RF - 9% +
FT - 9% -
BigStock - 6% +
Other - 6% + (includes Featurepics, Crestock, & Snapvillage)

« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 19:19 by Kngkyle »

« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2008, 16:59 »
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micro made up 51% of sales :) both micro and macro had BME :):):)
(only by 4% for micro, but then I didn't upload much)

IS 41%
SS 19%
DT 12%
123RF 7.5% huge BME
StockXpert 5.5% BME (didn't realise :))
FT 5.5% BME (hmm I do better there now that I stop uploading ?? :)
BigStock 4.1% BME

FP 2.5% BME
SNAP 1%
CRE .9%
SCAN .7%
CAN .3%

Nothing on most or zymm


lisafx

« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2008, 18:18 »
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June surprised me by being slightly up from May and only a bit down from April, which was BME.   

With the long 4th of July weekend in the US along with summer vacations I doubt July will perform as well. 

IS    39% (up 2%)
SS   18% 
FOT  15%
DT    11% (up 1%)
StockXpert    8% (down 1%)
BigStock    5%
123    3%
CREST 1%

« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 18:24 by lisafx »

« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2008, 19:22 »
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June was my 3rd full month with all of the top agencies except StockXpert (2 months) and SS (1.5 months). From May to June there was a 62% increase in sales.

DT  32% (2 ELs)
IS  28% (1 EL)
SS  23%
FT  6%
BigStock  4%
StockXpert  3%
123RF  3%

« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 19:29 by epantha »

helix7

« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2008, 11:15 »
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Seems we don't do the earnings poll every month, but once in a while it's fun to see how people are doing. So how was June for you?


« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2008, 12:05 »
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Same $300 - $350 as in the last 4 months

« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2008, 13:33 »
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still 4 figures after 8 months without any uploads .... could be worse  8)


« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2008, 14:19 »
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thanks for starting the the poll helix.  I merged the two threads for june earnings.

« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2008, 16:12 »
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revenue slightly up from May, so the summer slump hasn't hit me yet. However, the last two weeks were slower.

FT 40.9% (another really good month there)
IS 37.2% (best month this year in income, no uploads from me since April)
SS 14.9% (slow due to me taking a break with uploads from April to end of June)
DT 7.0% (another agency I haven't uploaded to since April)

« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2008, 16:53 »
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SS           54.67% BME
IS            23.98%
STX           7.17% BME
DT             6.18% BME
FT             5.79%
RF123       3.62%
BigStock           0.22%
CS             0.49%

port size range from just above 300 - at IS, to over 600 at STX and RF123. SS with 530 files in port.

« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2008, 17:41 »
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Earnings about the same as May

SS 33%
IS 23%
FT 15%
DT 11%
123rf 6% BME
SX 6%
BS 5% BME

« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2008, 20:05 »
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My May and 2008 numbers, with 2007 for comparison:

Site 2007 2008 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
IS 26% 26% 22% 37% 26% 26% 23% 18%
DT 16% 21% 30% 16% 18% 22% 14% 26%
StockXpert 20% 18% 19% 12% 22% 21% 24% 13%
FT 13% 12% 8% 11% 16% 13% 13% 15%
BigStock 8% 6% 8% 5% 5% 3% 7% 9%
123 4% 6% 5% 8% 3% 4% 8% 11%
FP 3% 5% 2% 3% 4% 10% 3% 7%
CanStockPhoto 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% <1% <1% 1%
Scan 1% <1% 0% <1% 1% <1% 1% <1%
CS <1% ~0% 0% 0% 0% ~0% 1% 0%
Zymm<1% 2% 3% 5% 2% 0% 3% 0%
rest 3% <2% 3% 1% <1% ~0% 1% 0%

Overall a bit better than May, but still 20% below February, which was my BME.

Increases in DT and FT only due to ELs. A small decrease in IS, keeping a tendency of less results which started in my BME in February. Significant decrease in StockXpert, making it the worst of the past 12 months. BME in 123RF.  Good month in BigStock, almost a BME. Good month also in FP, 2nd best this year.

Three sales in CanStockPhoto, none in CS, one sale in Scan.  Nothing also in Albumo, SV, Zymm, MP.

Regards,
Adelaide
« Last Edit: July 02, 2008, 20:36 by madelaide »

« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2008, 20:12 »
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^ You forgot to put the June numbers in?

« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2008, 20:26 »
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Hmm.  The May column is actually June.  I picked the table from the April earnings thread, not May's (stupid me!).  I will correct it in a few minutes. Thanks for pointing me that.

edited: the table is correct now.

Regards,
Adelaide
« Last Edit: July 02, 2008, 20:38 by madelaide »

helix7

« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2008, 12:09 »
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Where are all the $10k people?



« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2008, 14:53 »
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probably in Hawaii drinking martinis.

« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2008, 16:48 »
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probably in Hawaii drinking martinis.
Amen, brother, I hear ya there!


« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2008, 08:34 »
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june was better than I expected but slightly lower than may
IS:      34% (significant drop from previous month)
FT:      29% (BME)
SS:     15%
StockXpert:   11%
DT:     07%
BS :    02%
123rf: 02%


« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2008, 12:51 »
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Total month = BME! ;D

First 2 weeks at SS = 54 % BME!
DT = 17 % BME!
FT = 13% BME!
IS = 8 % BME!
ScanStockPhoto = 8 %!
Mostphotos = 0%

Total 57 $

I am pleased if this is a summer month with slower sales than usual. I have now been in stock for 3 month and think its ok, regarding the fact i have no photos of models or people.  :)


« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2008, 16:01 »
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BME overall    ;D  ;D  ;D

SS    54%   BME  ;D
MP    20%   BME  ;D
BigStock  11%    BME  ;D
DT      8%   
123rf  4%    BME  ;D
FT       1%   


-Mark


 

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