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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

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« 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%!!

« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2008, 13:53 »
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May was my 6th month in microstock photography and the second month with dropping down earnings despite of the growing porftolio. Only IS showed some growth.

IS+SS = 80%

My monthly earning report:
http://www.pixelsaway.com/C911796005/E20080601085431/index.html

CofkoCof

« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2008, 17:42 »
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SS 61,78%
StockXpert 15,63%
IS 6,34%
FT 5,1%
123RF 5%
DT 4,62%
BigStock 1,54%

BME on all sites with a total increase of 48%!

Notes:
- considering to stop uploading to BigStock, just not worth my time
- IS is starting to really sell my stuff, almost everyday a vector sale
- less downloads on SS but higher earnings because of the raise


DanP68

« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2008, 19:33 »
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May Earnings $314.01.  This was down 8% from April's BME.  A very good month nonetheless.

The Breakdown
Shutterstock 51%  BME
iStock 21%
Dreamstime 11%
Fotolia 6%
BigStockPhoto 5%
123RF 4%  BME
Stockxpert 2%

All sites were down with the exceptions of Shutterstock and 123RF, each of which set BME's.  Shutterstock hit records for downloads and earnings.

Fotolia collapsed 48%.  Bigstock dropped 30%.  iStock was down 25%.  Stockxpert basically continued to drope along in the cellar, with their usual contribution of a few crappy sub sales here and there.

« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2008, 05:13 »
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May = BME! :D

MP 90% BME
DT  5 % BME
FT   5%

IS     0%
BS    0%
123  0%
FP     0%

Yay opens today!
SS  will submit 3rd application soon

Grand total = 41,5 dollar!
Earnings up by x10 compared to april, hope i can report that next month too  ;D
« Last Edit: June 03, 2008, 01:19 by windmill »

« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2008, 07:18 »
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IS- 23% (20% income drop!!!)
SS- 29% (BME!)
DT- 13%
FT- 15% (BME!)
STX- 8%
123- 7% (BME!)
BS- 5%

« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2008, 07:38 »
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May was my 5th month in microstock.

IS       61% (20% drop) Reached 250 and got my first flame.
SS     16% (12% drop)
123rf   5% (up 12%)
FT       5% (50% drop) steadily down since my first month with them.
DT      4% (30% drop)
FP      4% (up 50%)
StockXpert    3% (50% drop)
BS      2.5% (40% drop)


helix7

« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2008, 10:40 »
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No earnings poll this month?



« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2008, 11:36 »
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Ups and downs compared to May 2007

Total sales - up 22%  BME
SS 38% - up 7%  BME
IS 18% - up 51%  BME
FT 17% - up 238%  BME
DT 13% - down 8%
StockXpert 4% - down 18%
BS 4% - up 67%
123 2% - down 39%
Scanstock 1% - up 300%

The big winners are IS and FT, the two who haven't had subs until now. Now they will both have it. I don't like it   >:(

lisafx

« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2008, 11:44 »
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Earnings down 5% overall.  Here's the breakdown:

IS  37% - stayed even
SS 18% - gained 1% due to the raise
FOT 15% - lost 4% due to search engine changes
DT 12% - gained 1%, BME
StockXpert 9% - gained 1%, BME
BigStock 5% - stayed even
123 3% - stayed even
Crest 1% - up from 0%
CanStockPhoto 1% - up from 0%

Not looking forward to the summer slump.....

« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2008, 13:45 »
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Was close to a BME for overall # of sales but came up just a bit short ...

DT         66%  BME !  ;D
123RF   24%
FT           7%
SS*         3%  
BigStock         0% 
StockXpert         0% 

*I was just accepted into SS with 9 files making it online in time for the last 1/2 day of the month.

Midstock:
MP           0%
FP            0%
ZM           0%

Mark



« Last Edit: June 02, 2008, 16:51 by mwp1969 »

jsnover

« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2008, 16:08 »
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Earnings were down 4% from April 08, but up 10% from May 2007

IS    24%     slightly lower
FT    22%     even
SS   17%     down 20%
DT   15%     up 50% from April - first signs of life there in ages
StockXpert   9%     even
BigStock   8%     down 15%
123  5%      even


« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2008, 19:09 »
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Here's my stats:
IS   Up 3.5%
SS   Up 3.5%
StockXpert   Up 27%
DT   Up 48%
BigStock  Down 10%



« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2008, 19:12 »
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May wasn't as good as April, mostly due to no EL sales...  Not sure why I still upload to some agencies--perhaps my glasses still have some rose coloring in them...

The breakdown:

IS    35.31% BME
SS    23.54%
DT     9.74%
123RF  7.79% BME
BigStock    7.44% BME
StockXpert    7.13%
FT     4.91%
CS     2.33% BME
SR     0.62% BME
CanStockPhoto    0.62% BME
SV     0.56% BME
MP     0.00%
FP     0.00%
     100.00%

jsnover

« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2008, 20:28 »
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SR     0.62% BME
CanStockPhoto    0.62% BME
SV     0.56% BME

I think we should make a new rule - if the site generates less than 1% of your income, it doesn't qualify for  the BME tag. Unless you're Yuri or iofoto, less than 1% of your income is essentially irrelevant, however much it's grown :)

DanP68

« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2008, 20:38 »
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I remember once when Lucky Oliver made me 60 cents for a BME, breaking a previous BME of 30 cents.  Oh, those were the good ole days...

« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2008, 22:09 »
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SS - 46%
DT- 32% DOWN 10%
ISP - 6% DOWN 50%
BigStock 10%
CanStockPhoto 0%
SNAP 0%
123RF 1%
FOTOLIA 5% DOWN 50%

CCK

« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2008, 13:35 »
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IS:         27.6%
SS:        19.6%
DT:        15.5%
StockXpert:      14.8%
FP:        12.8%
123RF:   5.5%
FT:        2.4%
BS:       1.8%
« Last Edit: June 03, 2008, 13:45 by CCK »

j2k

« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2008, 14:30 »
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ShutterStock   40.5%
IstockPhoto     31.0%
StockXpert      12.3%
Fotolia               5.6%
Dreamstime       5.2%
123rf                 4.1%
Bigstockphoto   1.4%

My second full month. Shutterstock is down by about 6% (less uploads thou), fotolia down by 30%, Dreamstime down by 15%. Downtrend on these is offset by +50% on istockphoto and pretty good first month on stockxpert

Overall all I'm 26% higher than in April, but I started mid March so it's not that indicative.

« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2008, 14:44 »
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SS      80.04%
123RF         9.48%
StockXpert           3.69%
FP            2.95%
DT            2.37%
IS             1.47%

My first full month. Sales mostly on SS other sites got just few downloads.

« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2008, 10:26 »
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Very good month for me , by far BME + 31 % very close to $ 400...

SS 37 % BME
123RF 28 % BME
IS 11 % BME
FT 10 % (-64 %)
StockXpert 7 % BME
DT 6 %

One sale at Zymmetrical this month
More stats on my blog as always:
http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/

« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2008, 19:39 »
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My May and 2008 numbers, with 200 for comparison:

Site 2007 2008 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
IS 26% 27% 22% 37% 26% 26% 23%
DT 16% 20% 30% 16% 18% 22% 14%
StockXpert 20% 19% 19% 12% 22% 21% 24%
FT 13% 12% 8% 11% 16% 13% 13%
BigStock 8% 6% 8% 5% 5% 3% 7%
123 4% 6% 5% 8% 3% 4% 8%
FP 3% 4% 2% 3% 4% 10% 3%
CanStockPhoto 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% <1% <1%
LO 2% 1% 3% 1% 2% 0% 1%
Scan 1% <1% 0% <1% 1% <1% 1%
CS <1% ~0% 0% 0% 0% ~0% 1%
Zymm<1% 2% 3% 5% 2% 0% 3%
rest 4% <1% 3% 1% <1% ~0% 0%

Overall the same as April, which was not a very good month, 30% below February, which was my BME.

A small decrease in IS, a significant decrease in DT with too many subs (40% of my dlds), an increase in StockXpert (despite having opted-out from subs in April). A very stable month in FT.  Increase also in 123RF (2nd BME) and BigStock resumed its previous performance, although these two are reasonable behind the other four. 

FP's performance was not quite exciting, getting the same as Zymm. Two sales in CanStockPhoto (both subs) - this site is performing worse each month for me - slow also in CS (a bit better than previous months, but ... subs...), steady in Scan.  Two sales at LO's death.

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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