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« on: May 31, 2008, 14:03 »
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SS  44.8% BME
DT  16.4% BME
FT   11.1%

BS    7.1%
StockXpert  7.0%
IS     6.5%

123  4.7%
FP     2.1% BME
SPM  0.2%
CanStockPhoto  0.1%

Actually less downloads at Shutterstock than usual but the earnings/DL increased plus extended licences and a run on footage clip downloads brought up the total.

The subscriptions at StockXpert seems to be cutting into my earnings


« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008, 17:36 »
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i dont know at the other agencies .. i am only on fotolia and the may is perfect... more than 1000 credits ok for me

« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2008, 20:13 »
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SS = 40.5%  BME
DT = 21.4%  BME
FT = 10.0 % BME
123 = 7.2%
StockXpert = 6.3 % BME
BS = 5.1%

Others = 9.5%

« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008, 20:45 »
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i dont know at the other agencies .. i am only on fotolia and the may is perfect... more than 1000 credits ok for me

If you got 1000 credits on FT in one month you would be making a killing if you had your images on the other big 6...

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008, 21:08 »
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IS   68% (10th consecutive BME)
SS   16% (up 80% from an EL)
FT   4% (way down)
DT   4% (down)
StockXpert   1% (up but at 1%, so what)
BigStock   3% (up a bit)
123RF   4% (down a bit)
SV   0% (was doing well then the place died a couple months ago)
AB   0% (removed my images)
FP   1% (finally made a couple sales)

IS is doing extremely well for me. SS is doing good. The rest are becoming a waste of time simply due to the level of effort vs return.    

« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008, 22:21 »
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IS - 47.1%
SS - 22.0%
DT - 10.4%
BS - 7.3%
SPX - 6.8%
FT - 6.4%

 

« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2008, 23:01 »
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IS- 55% (BME 1953 downloads on 448 images  :) )
SS- 24%
DT- 6%
FT- 6%
STX- 4%
123- 3% (BME)
BS- 2%

« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 23:03 »
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IS - 38% - $ down ax. 25% on April, but 2nd BME
SS - 41% - $ down 25% on April
BS -2.2% - very up and down
FT - 5.5% - BME - first in a looong time...
DT - 13% - BME

« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008, 23:51 »
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SS - 69% BME
FT - 9% BME
DT - 8%
BigStock - 4% BME
123RF - 4% BME
IS - 2%
Misc - 4% BME (StockXpert, FM, FP)

« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008, 00:04 »
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hi, weird month for me, those ebbs and flows have been pretty turbulent :) uploaded very little so no prizes for guessing which site had low sales, looked like a two week long weekend :( at least pay rise brought it back up.

IS 44% BME
SS 18%
DT 13%

FT 5.2% BME by $0.80
123 4.5%
StockXpert 4.1%
PANTH 3.3% BME 10% of portfolio
BigStock 3.1%
FP 1.5% BME again - every month grows

ZYMM 0.8% (20% of port)
MOST, SNAP, SCAN, CAN & CRE about 0.5-0.7% each

Phil



« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008, 00:13 »
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IS- 55% (BME 1953 downloads on 448 images  :) )
...
Outstanding!

« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2008, 00:46 »
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IS- 55% (BME 1953 downloads on 448 images  :) )
...
Outstanding!

Thank you, really happy with istock lately  :)

« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008, 01:19 »
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shut   40%
dream   24%
big   10%
foto   10%
123   9%
   
istock   4%    WME

« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008, 02:11 »
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Uploaded +80 images in May
Total $ down 6%
Got 2 EL at 123RF otherwise it would have been worse
IS was really bad for me this month

   % $    Change to last mo
SS    31         -7
IS    14          -42
DT    16         13
FL    7           4
StockXpert    8        -36
BS    5         -8
123RF    19      86

« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2008, 02:31 »
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IS- 55% (BME 1953 downloads on 448 images  :) )
That is some pretty good money you are making at this. Apparently it is still possible to make a six figure income at microstock even if you are not one of the top three contributors.  Especially if you live in some tropical part of the world with a nice beach and beautiful women.  Man, I need to move!  8)
« Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 02:50 by marcopolo »

« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2008, 03:29 »
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SS                    29%  2nd Bme
Istock           22%  Bme
Fotolia            22%  Bme
Dreams           14%  2nd Bme
StockXpert                    7%  2nd Bme
Bigstock             3%  2nd Bme
123rf                  3%  Bme
Crestock             0%

Fotolia up by about 70%. 
« Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 09:38 by fotografer »

« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2008, 03:46 »
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IS :    40%        (lower than last month)
FT:     24%        (BME)
SS:    15%        down due to lack of  EL's
StockXpert:   11%       (BME)
DT:     04%       ( 50% down from last month and the  lowest  in last 6 months)
BS :    03%       (slightly up)
123:   03%       (slightly up)

overall earning 9% lower than last month but I can't complain.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2008, 16:21 by stokfoto »


« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2008, 04:25 »
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Overall slightly up, which surprises me. I had no time to upload. ah - and the 300$ per month are still far away for me. *shrugs shoulders*

FT: 44.6% (BME)
IS: 32.7% (slightly down from April)
SS: 17.1% (down unsurprisingly)
DT: 5.7% (down by 50%)  >:(

« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2008, 04:38 »
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Slightly weird month, I didn't upload any photo's at all, but still had second best month ever. Mainly down to Istock which accounted for almost 50%.

IS             49% bme
SS            13%
123RF      12% bme
FT            10%
DT            8% worst month for ages
BigStock          5% ditto
StockXpert          3%

« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2008, 04:47 »
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50% less income comparing to april.

none of sites were BME (except 123rf, but it is my 2nd month there) this month for me, especialy FT, it was the biggest down.




FT - 38%  (60% down earnings comparing to april)
SS - 35% (30% down)
DT - 10% (10% down)
123rf - 8% (BME 50% up)
StockXpert - 5% (30% down)
IS - 4% (0% up/down)

In total, I earned about 1000$ less than last month. :(
« Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 04:52 by Chode »

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2008, 06:17 »
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IS- 55% (BME 1953 downloads on 448 images  :) )
Yeah, wow, that is some excellent performance on your portfolio.

« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2008, 07:42 »
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My Summary:

  • SS - had my BME there in the space of 12 months, good month all around except no EL's
  • iS - pretty lousy month on all accounts compared to prior
  • FT - more DL's then April but no EL thus overall drop
  • DT - positive growth but nothing earth shattering... yet
  • 123rf - lower sales then expected, hopefully this will change and isn't a trend
  • StockXpert - looks great but only because April 08 was really lousy, let's see how June goes
  • SV - pretty good for an upstart

My Conclusion:

This month marks twelve months of me dabbling in microstock. It was my second best month in terms of income and my best in terms of sales. The separating factor from my best income month (October 07) was no EL sales. I dropped the ball between Oct 07 and Mar 08 with no new material. However I do seem to be back on track now so onto June 08 and let's see what the future holds. The one observation I have is that microstock does seem to be slowing down due to combination of economy and market saturation. Also another is to take nothing for granted in this industry.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 07:45 by ozbandit »

« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2008, 10:23 »
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SS      41.6%
IS       30.6%
DM        8.6%
StockXpert       7.7%
FT         5.79%
123RF   3.78%
BigStock       1.03%
CS         0.78%


« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2008, 12:18 »
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IS- 55% (BME 1953 downloads on 448 images  :) )

Congrats! That's really impressive.

« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2008, 12:52 »
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BME (20% more than previous BME, was Mar-2008)

istock                    40,86% (BME, 1 EL)
shutterstock           16,29% (BME, 1 EL)
dreamstime              9,35%
digitalstock              7,25 (German site)
stockxpert               6,80%
shotshop                 6,75% (BME - German site)
fotolia                     4,69% (BME)
123rf                      4,12% (BME)
panthermedia           3,09%
 
minimal revenue at bigstock and none at snapvillage.

istock is still strong but dropped a bit regarding overall revenue percentage (Apr 45,54% -> May 40,86%).

Quite some comeback at shutterstock, best  month since Oct-2007

The 2 German site are suprisingly stable, but Panthermedia is just a big disappointment,  big drop since they introduced the 30/50 rule.

Biggest jump and surprise: 123rf -> BME by 70%!!


 

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