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« on: October 28, 2008, 08:21 »
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I know I am very early but I like to start this thread.

Updated Saturday morning

SS 45.5%
DT 17%
FT 11.5%

IS 7.6%
123 6.0%
BigStock 5.3%
StockXpert 5.2%
FP 1.8%

Well I suspected it was not a best month at any site and overall a rather disappointing month, I think I overachieved in September. I usually see a steady increase after the summer slump until Christmas.

The only bright note is that the exchange rate for US dollars to pounds has changed in my favour, hopefully the dollar can remain strong until the agencies send me my money.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 03:49 by fintastique »


« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 08:51 »
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Geez, I haven't even posted my september earnings!   ;D

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 09:03 »
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In $ I predict this month will be slightly less then last month, my prediction for is slightly more or equal last month. I love a weak Euro :)

« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 09:56 »
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For all of you in the UK

1st July $1 = 50p
1st August  $1 = 51p
1st September $1 = 55p
1st October $1 = 56p
28th October $1 = 64p
1st November $1=62p

Obviously PP or MB won't give you that rate

but $1000 of earnings would give you a measely 500 back in July now it would be around the 640  :)

In Euroland

1st July $1 = 63c
1st August  $1 = 64c
1st September $1 = 68c
1st October $1 = 71c
28th October $1 = 80c
1st November $1 = 79c

again $1000 of earnings would give you a mere 630 back in July now it would be around the 800  :)


« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 03:53 by fintastique »

« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 10:02 »
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a little early?

bittersweet

« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 10:55 »
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a little early?

Yeah I was wondering what time zone he is in. Where I live there are still more than three business days left in the month.  :D

Microbius

« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2008, 10:58 »
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a little early?

Yeah I was wondering what time zone he is in. Where I live there are still more than three business days left in the month.  :D
yeah, a bit pointless to be checking this now

« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008, 11:02 »
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huh... didnt know euro dropped so drastically!

« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008, 12:10 »
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I love the weak Euro too!
And I already know one result: BME at Fotolia.  :)

CofkoCof

« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008, 12:23 »
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I love the weak Euro too!
And I already know one result: BME at Fotolia.  :)
It seems a like a nice unexpected raise, but weak euro isn't good for our economy. All the items that have their price specified in USD are getting more expensive (oil, gold, all the imported goods from USA).

« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2008, 12:43 »
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yeah, and ask me again if I like the weak Euro when I travel to the US next week (I have plans for 3 different trips) or need to pay tuition in the US. Then it suddenly becomes less nice... .

CofkoCof

« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2008, 17:02 »
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SS 30,67 up from previous month, but far from BME
IS 23,85 BME
FT 13,04 BME
123rf 10,13 BME
DT 9,99 BME
StockXpert 9,94 down from last month
BigStock 2,38 up from last month, just short of BME

Together: about 13% up compared to September, but still down on BME because sales at SS dropped a lot for me (if I take SS out of equasion it's a BME).

Observations:
- really starting to like 123rf, almost every month a BME with very steady sales, fast reviews and no weird rejections
- not submitting vectors to IS atm, they would just get burried. Had less sales than in September, especially in the second part of the month when the new best match took place. Vectors are really suffering for me. Luckily I had quite a few XXL sales on photos which contributed a lot to a BME
- great month on fotolia, a big increase on previous month and previous BME
- StockXpert is fluctuating a lot, last month I've had great sales, this month it was the only site down from last month

« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2008, 17:58 »
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BME on SS,FT,DT,123RF,StockXpert,CS,BigStock. Big increases in some cases. FT,DT 100% increase with BigStock and StockXpert increase by a factor of 3.  Then there's iS. Sorry to say this but what a bunch of losers. My sales now look about the same as they did after my first 10 images went up. Nothing new sells. Frustrating beyond belief.

« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2008, 18:18 »
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DT was hanging onto the lead for the second month in a row when SS sold an EL in the end.    That's 2 months in a row that DT has rocked.  IS just keeps getting worse.  It used to be #1 or #2.  Last month it dropped to 3, this month 4.

SS  32.8%
DT  29.1%  BME
FT  14%
IS  11.4%  WME
StockXpert 4.4%
BS  4.2%
123 2.3%
ZYM 1.6%

Surprize, surprize.  No action at FP and I almost forget I've got an account at MP.

« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2008, 19:05 »
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Great at IS, Second BME, regular dl's and ELs, fantastic return per file uploaded.

« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2008, 19:20 »
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Overall another BME for me, I finally cracked the 300$ barrier overall and +19% from last month.

FT: 52.3% (BME, actually 300% plus from my earnings October 2007 and + 23% from September 2008)
SS: 21.0% not a bad month, due to an EL my #2
IS: 17.8% (WM 2008) download numbers were better than September, but the royalties were really low.
DT: 9% (2nd best month this year, still building my port there)

dbvirago

« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2008, 19:28 »
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BME for me
BMEs at BigStock, DT, and SS
IS continues to slide into irrelevance.
Non-disclosure at SX makes it impossible to track sales there.


traveler1116

« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2008, 21:35 »
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BME 123rf, ss, dt, sv, and StockXpert.  Worse month in the last year on IS, 50%+ drop in sales.

« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2008, 00:31 »
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Her we go. Percentages compared to October last year:

SS 32%, 16% down
DT 16%, 1% up
IS 15%, 33% down
FT 12%, 67% up
StockXpert 8%, 32% up
BS 8%, 132% up
SV 4%, no sales last year
123 3%, 14% down
Scanstock 1%, 14% down
Crestock 1%, 55% up

Total: 0.5% up since last year, 4% down since September this year.

SS is continuing its downward trend, while BS shows impressive performance and SV is starting to give results. Sales during European business hours were mostly better than those during American hours, probably due to the financial crisis. I also assume the crisis lowered the total results for this month.

« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2008, 01:45 »
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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2008, 02:56 »
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In order of sales.
SS up
FT BME, 25% up on last month
DT BME
IS down yet again, earnings 35% down on this time last year
StockXpert down but photos.com needs to be added on
123rf BME got a couple of ELs for the first time ever there.
Big stock down

Overall about the same as last month in $ but because of exchange rate improving
nearly 300 more :)

« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2008, 04:53 »
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Here is my month in percentages:

ShutterStock: 48.80 %
IStockPhoto: 13.11 % - BME
BigStockPhoto: 11.67 % - BME
StockXpert: 11.05 %
Dreamstime: 6.67%
FeaturePics: 3.81 % - BME
Fotolia: 2.01 %
Crestock: 1.94 %
123RF: 1.34 %
CanStockPhoto: 0%
Cutcaster: 0%

Dreamstime and Fotolia have not been this bad since the first two months after I joined them!  All in all, I earned about 10 dollars more in September than I did this month, and it is my second best month ever (I only started in May this year).


« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2008, 06:26 »
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IS - 36%
DT - 21%
SS - 18%
FT - 12% BME
BigStock - 6% BME
StockXpert - 4%
123RF - 36% BME

BME overall despite dramatic drop in downloads in the 2nd half of the month at IS.
The future at DT looks very good as this site has the most 1st downloads and covers a larger part of my portfolio. FT did better because of an EL and one high performing graphic.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 18:52 by epantha »

« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2008, 07:25 »
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30.39%   Shutterstock         3rd best month ever
18.42%   IstockPhoto           worst mont this year
13.95%   StockExpert          BME         
13.60%   Dreamstime          3rd best month ever
13.00%   Fotolia                  2nd best month ever
6.70%   BigStockPhoto       BME         
1.89%   123RoyaltyFree         
1.51%   Crestock               BME         
0.56%   FeaturePics


IS used to account for over 33% of my total earning. Jan 08 was my IS BME with 500 photos. Now Oct, it is my IS worst month of 08 with over 760 photos. IS has been declining non-stop while all others have been increasing.  Denis   


« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 07:29 by cybernesco »

« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2008, 07:42 »
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Pretty bad October , only one BME at BigStock..... second half of the month was noticeably slower for me
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