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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2008, 02:11 »
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Here are my numbers:

ShutterStock: 34.76 %
Dreamstime: 24.15 % (BME)
StockXpert: 14.63 % (BME)
FeaturePics: 8.75 % (BME)
IStockPhoto: 5.22 %
Fotolia: 3.84 %
BigStockPhoto: 2.69 %
CanStockPhoto: 2.69 % (BME)
123RF: 1.94%
Crestock: 1.34 %
CutCaster: 0%

BME in total amount of Dollars earned this month.  Dreamstime appeared to improve a lot after I reached the number of 100 images online, but it might be a coincidence.  FeaturePics was a big surprise this month, and ended up in fourth place for me.  On the other hand, IStockPhoto, Fotolia and BigStockPhoto were disappointing.


« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2008, 04:57 »
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Overall dissapointing month , but sales at Yay, Zym and Panthermedia  consolidated the big 6 sales.
123rf was my worst month of the year, IS is sinking as well
FT doing pretty good with StockXpert
More details on my blog:
http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/

L

« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2008, 05:18 »
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1- SS 32.6%
2- DT 15.2%
3- IS  14.6% (down by 50% since june)
4- Stockxpert 14% BME
5- FT 9.8%
6- 123rf 7.8% BME
7- BigStock 3.3%
8- Crestock 1%

Istock is dying month after month, Crestock is still a stingy cadaver.

« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2008, 05:42 »
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Not my BME, and also not BMOTY - October was 49 cents better in total. Still, overall I am happy with the performance. Again, I had a really good month at FT.

FT: 58,7% (BME)
IS: 18.3% (not WMOTY, but not good either, especially compared to last year)
SS: 13.6%
DT: 9.3% (BME, seems extending my portfolio there is finally paying off)

Compared to last November: +155%  :)

« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2008, 06:21 »
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SS   34%
IS    33%
StockXpert 18%
DT    9%
FT    3%
BigStock  2%
123  1%

« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2008, 14:48 »
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Site                - % income      - %change/october  - %change/year avg.
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Shutterstock        - 30%           - 19%              - 25%
Dreamstime          - 21%           - 5%               - 3%
StockXpert          - 11%           - 36%              - 43%
Fotolia             - 10%           - 13%              - 30%
Crestock            - 9%            - 5%               - 27%
Istockphoto         - 9%            - 70%              - 48%
Bigstockphoto       - 7%            - 71%              - 6%
123RF               - 3%            - 10%              - 41%
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Overall             - 100%          - 7%               - 23%


Comments:

First off, I uploaded very little in 2008, only about 85 files. So that is a big cause for the large drops.

70% rise in income at Istock over last month doesn't say much when October was my worst month ever, even below my first month uploading. The 48% decrease compared to my typical month there says more about how IS is doing.

This was my worst month of the year, not by much though. Things are already looking good for December with an EL already from SS, and strong sales on other sites including Istock. Did they change the best match again or something? The past 10 days have been A LOT better than the 40 before them.

« Last Edit: December 01, 2008, 21:13 by Kngkyle »

« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2008, 16:26 »
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look at you with the fancy table :)

« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2008, 20:48 »
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My November and 2008 numbers, with 2007 for comparison:

Site 2007 2008 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
IS 26% 24% 22% 37% 26% 26% 23% 18% 26% 18% 21% 21% 20%
DT 16% 20% 30% 16% 18% 22% 14% 26% 23% 17% 16% 17% 20%
StockXpert 20% 21% 19% 12% 22% 21% 24% 13% 21% 22% 30% 25% 22%
FT 13% 13% 8% 11% 16% 13% 13% 15% 10% 16% 13% 16% 13%
BigStock 8% 6% 8% 5% 5% 3% 7% 9% 6% 6% 10% 6% 7%
123 4% 6% 5% 8% 3% 4% 8% 11% 5% 5% 5% 4% 2%
FP 3% 5% 2% 3% 4% 10% 3% 7% 7% 8% 2% 4% 2%
CanStockPhoto 2% <1% 1% 1% 1% <1% <1% 1% 1% 1% <1% <1% <1%
Scan 1% 1% 0% <1% 1% <1% 1% <1% 0% 4% 0% 2% 0%
CS <1% <1% 0% 0% 0% ~0% 1% 0% 1% 2% 1% <1% 1%
Zymm<1% 2% 3% 5% 2% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 5%
rest 3% <2% 3% 1% <1% ~0% 1% 0% 0% 1% <1% <1% 8%

Overall 14% below October, with the biggest lost in FT, followed by IS and StockXpert.  Stable at DT. Actually biggest loss was in 123RF, but as sales are so low for me there, the impact is very small.  FP slowed down too.

StockXpert, IS, DT and FT have been respectively my 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th earners for 4 months in a row.

CanStockPhoto and CS still with very low earnings, basically subs.  Nothing at Scanstock this month.  One sale in Zymm, one in Albumo, one in ImageVortex.  Fotomedia and SV dead for months, and still nothing at MP.  I asked MicrostockPhoto to remove my portfolio, but they haven't done anything - that's the first agency I give up.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2008, 05:06 »
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look at you with the fancy table :)

That was my thought too LOL!!

then Madelaide comes in with one thats bigger, hmm but no colour :)

« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2008, 05:13 »
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would anyone find some sort of a built in function for that monthly %'s thing usefull?  Where perhaps in your profile you could enter your %'s and then post the numbers easily with a code or some other thing...

or is it just as easy like it is now?

« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2008, 12:48 »
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would anyone find some sort of a built in function for that monthly %'s thing usefull?  Where perhaps in your profile you could enter your %'s and then post the numbers easily with a code or some other thing...

Although I don't place much value in the monthly percentage thing, I'd like to see it replace and/or be integrated into the 'Microstock Poll Results' on the right hand side of the site. I think it could more informative to see the various sites laid out according to income percentage rather than a score out of ten that's derived from an unnecessarily complicated survey. Adding buttons to quickly/easily input data and view a graph (income % vs time) would be nice, too.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 13:01 by sharply_done »

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« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2008, 13:33 »
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would anyone find some sort of a built in function for that monthly %'s thing usefull?  Where perhaps in your profile you could enter your %'s and then post the numbers easily with a code or some other thing...

Although I don't place much value in the monthly percentage thing, I'd like to see it replace and/or be integrated into the 'Microstock Poll Results' on the right hand side of the site. I think it could more informative to see the various sites laid out according to income percentage rather than a score out of ten that's derived from an unnecessarily complicated survey. Adding buttons to quickly/easily input data and view a graph (income % vs time) would be nice, too.

If you do it percentage wise the results would be completly spoiled by istockexclusives which always only would have the option of 100%. Or did i misunderstand you?

« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2008, 13:57 »
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Shutterstock  27%, down 4%
iStockphoto   23%, up 17%
Fotolia          14%, up 22%
Dreamstime  11%, up 2%
StockXpert    10%, up 29%
BigStock         7%, up 2%
123RF            2%, down 40%
Crestock         1%, down 20%
Albumo        <1%, up ∞% (no sales in Oct)
CanStock      <1%, down 64%

November             up 5% vs. Oct
Last 12 months      up 8% vs. Dec/06 - Nov/07

bittersweet

« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2008, 14:01 »
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If you do it percentage wise the results would be completly spoiled by istockexclusives which always only would have the option of 100%. Or did i misunderstand you?

Yes, that is true. But there will also be independents who report 75% FT and 25% DT which looks like "WOW! FT is doing really well!" ... but they leave out the part where their total income on FT was $7.50 and their total on DT was $2.50. The same goes for some of the ranters in the stats thread whose "income dropped 50% on IS this month!!!!!!" (from $2 to $1). There is no way that any format is going to be a completely accurate representation because there are so many different size portfolios. I'm also convinced that some people rate sites they don't even participate in, simply out of spite.

That being said, it doesn't really matter to me if I'm excluded from your numbers game. I don't base my decisions on those anyway, for the reasons mentioned above.  ;)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 14:03 by whatalife »

« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2008, 15:52 »
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I agree with Whatalife that such statistics don't say much, when you mix people with small sales (like me) and big sales.  I think my table is in fact only useful for myself.  :)

I think comments are more important, showing trends and recent experiences.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2008, 17:15 »
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About 250 images on average on line (very small portfolio). Roughy 0.80 RPI.

DT 44.5%
SS 40.7%
IS 9.3%

everything else is just noise (<3%).


« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2008, 05:03 »
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I'm not complaining given that I didn't upload anything for 1 year.
This is a graph excluding referrals.  Mind that the total is divided by 2 to fit the graph.

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