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« on: April 23, 2015, 03:49 »
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At long last...the results from the 2014 microstock survey are now published.  You can find them here.

http://blog.microstockgroup.com/2014-microstock-industry-survey-first-look/

Sorry it took so long.

Generally the results look pretty similar to previous years - which is a good thing.  Overall things are stable and the survey is proving to be a reliable source of information.  iStock is continuing to slide and Shutterstock is securing it's position at the top.  It will be interested to see this year if Adobe's purchase of Fotolia will have any effect on the industry and if Shutterstock's public state will affect their relations to contributors.


« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 04:21 »
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Thank you Leaf!

Your forum is one of a kind. I hope you're getting something back from your affiliate links!

« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 04:25 »
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Excellent! Thanks!  ;)

« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 04:59 »
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Thanks,

Seems to confirm no impending doom but no great growth either and that I have plenty of room for improvement!

« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 05:55 »
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Thanks for all the work you do!

« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 07:18 »
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Thanks,

Seems to confirm no impending doom but no great growth either and that I have plenty of room for improvement!

Yep, that pretty much sums it up :)

« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 07:34 »
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Thanks,

Seems to confirm no impending doom but no great growth either and that I have plenty of room for improvement!

Yep, that pretty much sums it up :)

One thing to keep in mind is how much harder contributors are working, moving into other asset production, starting their own sites, producing more assets, etc is what, I suspect in a large part, is keeping this not so much different than, say, last year. If you correlated the amount of, breadth of, and aggregate channels of assets and compared that to the income you would see a declining correlation.  I would love to be able to plot a correlation with revenue on the Y and control factors on the X axis year over year. That would tell a better (more accurate) story. I still love the poll but concluding that things really aren't all that different financially isn't completely accurate.

Nice Job, Tyler...as usual.

« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 08:21 »
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Thank you very much. As always a very interesting survey.

« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 16:37 »
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I would be interested in knowing how many who cite stock as their sole or primary income have seen drops, and how big those drops are.  The average of around 17k and the median of 4k are useful as far as they go, but not very representative of what the situation is that the pro stockers are facing.

As a hobbyist, if I was making 17k extra pocket money a year I would be elated.  If I made 40k a couple years ago and lived off that, I would be tearing my hair (what hair I have left  ;) ) out to be down to 17k.

No Free Lunch

« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 16:46 »
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I would be interested in knowing how many who cite stock as their sole or primary income have seen drops, and how big those drops are.  The average of around 17k and the median of 4k are useful as far as they go, but not very representative of what the situation is that the pro stockers are facing.

As a hobbyist, if I was making 17k extra pocket money a year I would be elated.  If I made 40k a couple years ago and lived off that, I would be tearing my hair (what hair I have left  ;) ) out to be down to 17k.

Noticed you made only $400K last year  :)


« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 23:35 »
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Noticed you made only $400K last year  :)

LOL!  Oh yeah, that was definitely me.  I don't know how I will scrape by on less than half a mil.  Might have to let some of the staff go.  ;D


 

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