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« on: March 31, 2010, 23:57 »
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Here it is for all of the stat junkies...


« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 01:30 »
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Here's mine: http://www.microstockcharts.com/holgs

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Overall result: BME :)

« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 02:23 »
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I forgot to mention:

Overall BME

BME's on IS and SS
DT missed BME by less than $4.

 ;D

« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 04:21 »
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BME and 19% up on March 2009.

Percentages as follows (with 2009);

IS    36.5  (37.3) - BME
FT   24.4  (14.9) - BME
SS   24.1  (27.9) - BME
DT   10.9  (12.4)
BS    2.4   (2.3)
Rodeo 1.6 (n/a)

IS sales are still rock steady.

FT continue their stratospheric growth. Credits earned were 47% higher than 03/2009 and image sales up 49%. However, because I convert all earnings to $'s for comparision purposes, the lower against the $ has actually slightly disguised their growth against the others. Staggering performance in these financially difficult times.

Good month from SS too with plenty of PPD's and EL's.

DT disappointing with sales, earnings and RPD almost identical to 03/2009. They are continuing to lose ground on the Big 3 for me.

Sales slowly increasing at BigStock albeit from a very low base. Not yet enough to justify uploading new images there.

« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 04:41 »
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Not being a stats person!

SS blew the rest away with more than double joint second Fotolia and Dreamstime. 123 beat IS to fourth place.

Top four all BME's.

Crestock was less than my childrens pocket money, and BS and CAN would pay for a good night out.

Total revenue at a shade under $1000, which is no small change for me in this harsh economic World.

To add a caveat, Micro took up a lot of time for me this month, and it or I will have to up the game substantially if it's going to come close to Macro earnings, which although dwindling remain acceptable.

Rgds

Oldhand

« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 06:01 »
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BME overall with 89% increase from March 2009 :)
Average 600 photos online.

IS   37%
SS   32 (BME)
DT   11
Veer 7
FT    5
123RF 3
BS    2
PBC, CanStockPhoto less than 1
« Last Edit: April 01, 2010, 06:05 by epantha »

« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 07:01 »
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BME with a  70% increase from March 2009. Strong month at SS, FT (BME)
Just posted my complete multimedia stats (photos,videos,audios) on my blog
http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/

L

« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 07:22 »
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Colored numbers = March 2009.
In absolute numbers: total earnings down 21% compared to BME March 2009, despite 26% portfolio increase.
Down: most, especially SS; up: FT and IS.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2010, 07:30 by FD-amateur »

« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 08:28 »
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BME at all the sites that matter (SS, IS, FT, DT)... and a couple that don't (CanStockPhoto, 123).  BigStock pretty stagnant.  I've stopped uploading to CRE and VEER and saw flat sales there compared to the last several months.  A few sales at Graphic Leftovers right after uploading my port there, but nothing for the past few weeks.  Waiting to see on that one. 

Most interesting tidbit... My IS port is about 1/4 the size of my SS port yet yielded the same amount of revenue, almost to the dollar.  I'm uploading my IS limit of 20 per week, but it it will never equal my SS port size at that rate, but should quickly and handily surpass it in sales.

« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010, 10:04 »
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A BME for me overall  ;D

#1 SS      - BME         911 images                                                             
#2 123RF - BME       1377 images 
#3 IS                          45 images       Just missed BME
#4 DT      - BME        247  images 
#5 BigStock                     669  images       Just missed BME
#6 DP*                     277  images
#7 GL                       500  images       My Sales + Referral Sales
#8 CanStockPhoto                     649  images     
#9 FT                       249  images

*DP provided additional revenue from upload and referral upload bonuses however there haven't been any sales or referral sales yet ...

No significant contribution this month:
StockXpert, MP, Yay, CC, FP, CS

More details will be posted on my timeline:

http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 
-Mark

lisafx

« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2010, 13:25 »
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Third BME for me, after Sept and October of 09.  

It was up 21% on February, and up 8% on March last year.  To be honest, I would have liked to see more than 8% growth in a year, since I have added 20% to my portfolio, but the loss of StockXpert does not appear to have been made up by the others, at least in my case.  

Compared to March last year, big winner for me seems to be Fotolia which is up 58%.  Shutterstock and DT both gained around 10% and IS stayed pretty much dead even, with a gain of less than 1%.


« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2010, 13:29 »
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Overall it was 14% less than previous month in which I got two BMEs established. First think you may noticed is no data from StockXpert.
They are gone. Images are left in void. No timeline is give on when images are going to be transferred to Getty's new site ThinkStock.
We got new top 5 now. IS takes missing spot which means that 10% of my income has gone and is going to be replaced by site that generates 3%.
On a bright side, 123RD and DT seem to be growing slowly so maybe over time they would compesate for a loss of StockXpert.
Fotolia is dormant and IS is low as usual. Suprise on this onth chart was created by YAY.
They accumulated all third-party sales from last year and put it as one big sale on a random picture.
Very bad, no information which images were sold or how many times. All others are dead or barely alive.

Code: [Select]
Mar Mar/Feb
SS 52.24% 79.69%
123RF 14.77% 93.05%
DT 11.22% 206.50%
YM 8.96%
FT 6.05% 132.54%
IS 3.99% 66.89%
BS 2.01% 111.11%
CS 0.50%
Veer 0.14%
CanStockPhoto 0.12% 10.71%
Total 96.67%



http://melastmohican.net/wordpress/2010/04/01/march-2010-earnings-breakdown/

« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2010, 17:14 »
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Overall, down a little, unfortunately the rise in ss and ft didnt make up for is and dt being down

IS - 29% - Well below average :( again :(
FT - 21% - BME by a long margin
SS - 21% - Not a BME, But best since sept 07!
DT - 12% - Contining on its downward trend :(
123rf - 5% - Above average
BigStock - 4% - average
can - 3% - below average
veer - 1.8% - BME
fp - 1.1% - slightly up

« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2010, 17:44 »
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This is my stock photography sales statistic for March 2010. You can find a complete  list of stock photography agencies that I work with  here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for March 2010:

1. DepositPhotos
2. Shutterstock
3. Fotolia
4. Dreamstime

March was an OK to good month, but with an decrease of 22% compared to February . It was the best month ever for iStockPhoto, YAYmicro, GraphicLeftovers and Zoonar. DepositPhotos is still my best earner and there is an increase in sale, but more then 90% of the income with DepositPhotos is through the referral and affiliate program.


« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2010, 18:59 »
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2010, 19:02 »
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IS - 29% - Well below average :( again :(

Same for me, but everyone over at IS forums seems to be raving about their March BME...

« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2010, 19:25 »
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Hi All,

 Every month since I started seriously uploading to Istock ( a little over a year now ) has been a new BME with the exception of one month that missed it by a few dollars. Love to see growth.

Best,
Jonathan


« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2010, 03:30 »
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Hi All,

 Every month since I started seriously uploading to Istock ( a little over a year now ) has been a new BME with the exception of one month that missed it by a few dollars. Love to see growth.

Best,
Jonathan

Same here :)

« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2010, 12:53 »
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Whatever happened to people reporting earnings?  I used to follow several sites like Microstock Diaries, Pixels Away, Nil to Mil, etc. where experienced microstockers would report their monthly sales, but just about all of them seemed to have stopped at the same time.  Seems like everyone had a few bad months and decided to stop sharing the info.  It was always enlightening to read analysis of what was working and what wasn't, what new approaches they would try, etc.

All this stuff about percentages... 34% at SS, 22% at IS, etc... maybe I should find that interesting, but I don't care.  I'm glad Leaf is tracking which sites seem to be growing or contracting, but beyond that, I'd rather read about actual sales.

« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2010, 12:59 »
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Whatever happened to people reporting earnings?  I used to follow several sites like Microstock Diaries, Pixels Away, Nil to Mil, etc. where experienced microstockers would report their monthly sales, but just about all of them seemed to have stopped at the same time.  Seems like everyone had a few bad months and decided to stop sharing the info.  It was always enlightening to read analysis of what was working and what wasn't, what new approaches they would try, etc.

All this stuff about percentages... 34% at SS, 22% at IS, etc... maybe I should find that interesting, but I don't care.  I'm glad Leaf is tracking which sites seem to be growing or contracting, but beyond that, I'd rather read about actual sales.

Relax, it's just second day of this month. Maybe they are busy and will update on weekend.

« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2010, 13:15 »
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Whatever happened to people reporting earnings?  I used to follow several sites like Microstock Diaries, Pixels Away, Nil to Mil, etc. where experienced microstockers would report their monthly sales, but just about all of them seemed to have stopped at the same time.  Seems like everyone had a few bad months and decided to stop sharing the info.  It was always enlightening to read analysis of what was working and what wasn't, what new approaches they would try, etc.

All this stuff about percentages... 34% at SS, 22% at IS, etc... maybe I should find that interesting, but I don't care.  I'm glad Leaf is tracking which sites seem to be growing or contracting, but beyond that, I'd rather read about actual sales.
Yeah, it does seem like some of the sites have shied away from it.

« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2010, 13:15 »
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Relax, it's just second day of this month. Maybe they are busy and will update on weekend.

I didn't mean they haven't reported March... they haven't reported the last several months.

« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2010, 14:05 »
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I still report:)
Even if he does not report his earnings on his blog, Lee Torrens put a system in place named Microstock Charts. His updated stats are here: http://www.microstockcharts.com/leetorrens

Mine are there also: http://www.microstockcharts.com/microstockexp

Will be good when benchmarking will be activated:)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 14:08 by MicrostockExp »

« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2010, 14:06 »
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I'd rather read about actual sales.

I've never reported dollar amounts. I don't want to get beat up by those making big money saying that I'm a "Small fish" or make newbies think that there is easy money in microstock.

« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2010, 14:14 »
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I'd rather read about actual sales.

I've never reported dollar amounts. I don't want to get beat up by those making big money saying that I'm a "Small fish" or make newbies think that there is easy money in microstock.

I see what you're saying.  But then again, when I was starting, I would read those earnings reports and feel encouraged that it WAS possible to make decent money at this.  Now I'm doing it, and in fact have surpassed those who have inspired me, but now they've stopped talking.   I don't mind mentioning my numbers -- I've done so on quite a few posts -- but I usually do so with a caveat... it is NOT easy, and involves a significant amount of work, research, and understanding of business/marketing.  Of course, I don't want to give people the bullet to shoot me with, so I don't post links to my ports... I just have to find the balance between inspiring others who are starting out just like I was not too long ago, vs. setting up my own competition.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 07:06 by PowerDroid »


 

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