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PaulieWalnuts

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« on: December 25, 2008, 08:51 »
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I thought Leaf's original post on this was pretty interesting.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?topic=3187.0

So how did you do with your 2008 goals and what are they for 2009?



« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008, 11:19 »
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My goals for 2008 were:

- pick my first reflex up [done]
- 100$ a month [exceeded, max was 160$]
- first sale at Alamy [done]
- first payment at ISP [not done]
- 125 images online at ISP [3 short]
- 250 images online at DT and SS [exceeded]
- 100 images online at Alamy [exceeded]

My goals for 2009: I'll think about it next week :D

« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2008, 14:52 »
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My goal was not at that thread, but anyway I haven't actually gone after it: I haven't started using RAW files.  Dumb me.

Regards,
Adelaide

vonkara

« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2008, 15:06 »
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I haven't started using RAW files.  Dumb me.

I shooted RAW for a couples of photoshoot around 8 months ago. Except the images were 5% sharper, I didn't saw why I would include more steps in processing only to say "I shoot RAW". I have no problems with acceptance anywhere. My images are sharp anyway and it take me 150% less hard drive space. Who's dumb ;) Happy 2009 everyone

« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2008, 19:49 »
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08 goals:

shoot more, submit more.

met, met.

start something worth doing, setup 09 to rock.

done, done.

09 goals:

10k new images on SS, submitted to most sites. 
500 on IS
earn a full time wage at micro
hit 200 daily visitors avg on N2M
win the 2009 Marathon on SS

michealo

« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2008, 20:42 »
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08 bronze & exclusive on IS - done
09 silver on IS & port of 2000

« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2008, 03:55 »
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2008 targets were:

- 1000$/month before next fall from microstocks [failed, but near]
- Remodel my garage to home studio (planning starts january and should be ready at summer time) [got designs too late, still in the works]
- Add 1000 images to my portfolio. [failed, only added +500, images]
- Focus more and more on food & still life photography  [OK]
- Buy tilt and shift lens and learn to use it [90mm tse is marvelous, using it 90% of time]
- And maybe get more non-microstock related photography income as well.[This was a surprise, got many non ms related shoots]

goals and plans for 2009:

- Add  at least 1000 images to my port.
- Double microstock monthly income before end of the 2009
- Focus on seasonal food and still life images
- 9 days photo trip to Toscana, Italy
- Buy new telezoom lens
- Start making videos with and submit to sites, at least 100 videos in port.
- Finish the studio project in january

br, MjP


grp_photo

« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2008, 04:16 »
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mmh i didn't reach most of my goals  ;D but i still think it can be done so see you in one year  :D

« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2008, 17:37 »
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- 9 days photo trip to Toscana, Italy

Next summer? I go to Tuscany practically twice a year. Meet you there.

« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2008, 04:57 »
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Ok, I modified mine somewhat and posted it on my blog.

2009 goals at Niltomil.com

« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2008, 05:33 »
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In October I started a new job and I do not have much time to devote to microstock.
I hope to add 100-200 pics to my portfolio at FT,SS and IS - and fully upload my existing portfolio to DT.
I hope to have a steady income from microstock of around 250-300 Euros each month. By the end of this year, this seems to be in reach - a dream would be to earn 5000 Euros/year from microstock... .


These were my goals for this year. I made the 250 average and probably added over 100 pics to SS and FT, but not to IS. I also did not yet upload my whole portfolio to DT. Mainly due to some unexpected changes jobwise. I will keep my expections low for the new year: I'll add another 100 pics to each portfolio hopefully and see if I can generate a steady 350 income per month. I have one major goal for 2009 and that is finishing my Ph.D. degree. That is where my energy will go.

« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2008, 22:19 »
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I failed in 2 out of 6.

I got a decent lens, I got a set of studio lights, and I got full frame all paid for by sales.

But my sales only reached $500 twice and are now back down to $250.

2009 goals:

1. 1,000 images with DT and SS.
2. Get accepted at Alamy and at least 1 other macro.
3. Get placed (first, second, or third) at least once in a landscape competition.

avava

« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2009, 22:53 »
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Win the Lotto

Be used as a cartoon charachter on the Simpsons

Buy every new camera body that is for sale for comparison testing of sharpness

Move out of my moms house ( well actually it's like a little apartment downstairs but mom is always down here doing the laundry )

Never wake up before 9 ever again unless I want to get a good early tee time at the golf coarse

Oh Yea, win the Lotto
« Last Edit: January 05, 2009, 15:05 by avava »

« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2009, 15:18 »
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I never set any 2008 goals so that's kinda hard to judge, but these are some 2009 goals:

- Reach 20.000 images
- 50% extra $
- Have fun at what i'm doing  :D

« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2009, 15:29 »
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My main goals last year were to upload an average of 15 photos each week, and to reach $1000 per month in dowloads. I exceeded the first goal, and reached the second in about August, unfortunately I dropped back below $1K in December.

This year my goals are to:
1. Upload in excess of 20 photos per week
2. Learn Spanish to a reasonable conversational level
3. Travel from Guatemala where I am now, all the way to Tierra el Fuego in Argentina, without jumping on a plane for any part of the trip
4. Do my scuba diving certificate
5. Fund all of the above + my trip back home solely from microstock earnings...

Good luck everyone with your goals!

« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2009, 20:41 »
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original 2008 goals
earn double my day job income
learn studio lighting to a semi decent level

but by march I saw that I wouldn't have a hope as it was going to be a very busy year. and the goal was reassessed to be earn the same as my day job by november (when my day job was to end). 

well my day job got extended to end 2009 so the pressure was lifted, some weeks my stock (macro + micro) earned the same as my day job, some weeks it didnt, considering how busy a year it was, I am mostly happy.

this years goals,

improve my average quality level further.
learn how to use these wonderful studio lights properly (couple of courses booked already)
begin shooting some lifestyle images.
get my wildlife collection accepted into a couple of macro wildlife libraries.
sales to be more than US$10000 per month by november

Phil

« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2009, 15:50 »
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My main goals last year were to upload an average of 15 photos each week, and to reach $1000 per month in dowloads. I exceeded the first goal, and reached the second in about August, unfortunately I dropped back below $1K in December.

This year my goals are to:
1. Upload in excess of 20 photos per week
2. Learn Spanish to a reasonable conversational level
3. Travel from Guatemala where I am now, all the way to Tierra el Fuego in Argentina, without jumping on a plane for any part of the trip
4. Do my scuba diving certificate
5. Fund all of the above + my trip back home solely from microstock earnings...

Good luck everyone with your goals!

Stunning. I envy you so much.


shank_ali

« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2009, 16:57 »
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2008 goals..Never gave it much thought..I suppose i was happy getting 250 sales and applying to go exclusive to istockphoto.
2009..I would like to have steady regular sales and get my silver cannister in 2010 oh and get to know the farmers donkey better.

« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2009, 17:03 »
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My main goals last year were to upload an average of 15 photos each week, and to reach $1000 per month in dowloads. I exceeded the first goal, and reached the second in about August, unfortunately I dropped back below $1K in December.

This year my goals are to:
1. Upload in excess of 20 photos per week
2. Learn Spanish to a reasonable conversational level
3. Travel from Guatemala where I am now, all the way to Tierra el Fuego in Argentina, without jumping on a plane for any part of the trip
4. Do my scuba diving certificate
5. Fund all of the above + my trip back home solely from microstock earnings...

Good luck everyone with your goals!

Good on ya, holgs ... you've developed a nice twist to this dot-com lifestyle!

« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2009, 12:56 »
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I never set any 2008 goals so that's kinda hard to judge, but these are some 2009 goals:

- Reach 20.000 images
- 50% extra $
- Have fun at what i'm doing  :D

Good luck!  I'll be watching this one for sure! :)

« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2009, 18:03 »
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somebody already reached his goal?   ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2009, 18:54 »
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somebody already reached his goal?   ;D ;D ;D

Yes. I cleaned my windows after 5 years.  ::)

tan510jomast

« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2009, 19:35 »
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none of my 2008 goals were reached except one : STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY
so i guess that will be the only 2009 goal for me :  STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY

for the failed 2008 goals: here is the biggest failure of them all:
cash in on the real stock (the  markets)  and get that porsche sitting outside the porsche dealer parking lot down the road from my pad
 -outcome   ;D
you all know the answer to this. In fact, if you check out my portfolio at DT

you can see the state and contents of my wallet  ;D ;D ;D
http://www.dreamstime.com/empty-wallet-thumb7782810.jpg


« Last Edit: March 26, 2009, 19:40 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2009, 20:48 »
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you can see the state and contents of my wallet  ;D ;D ;D


Really? Are we going to pimp our port?  ;D Cool, try this:


vonkara

« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2009, 21:50 »
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I reached my goals who was pretty simple though


My neighbours are happy for me


 

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