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« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2008, 07:44 »
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IS      41%
SS     17%
FT      15%
StockXpert    12%
DT      09%
BS      03%
123RF 03%

overall: a fairly good month but not as good as I expected  though


« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2008, 10:31 »
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declining downloads and $ since july
i'm very disappointed

SS - 35 % UP
IS - 19 % down
DT - 13 % UP BME
FOT - 5% down WME
StockXpert - 5% down  WME
123 - 3% down
BIG - 3% up

others 16% up



« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2008, 11:58 »
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Total revenue is BME, individually most do not reach August heights but still better than previous month.

SS   67.29%
123RF   10.01%
SV   7.07%
StockXpert   5.56%
DT   5.04%
IS   2.75%
FT   1.14%
CS   0.88%
YM   0.25%

BS, FP, MSP, CUT - 0%. I am only uploading actively to SS, 123RF, StockXpert and IS. Still working out backlogs on DT.

« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2008, 12:15 »
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Site - % this month - % change from last month


Shutterstock     - 35%   - +46%
Dreamstime       - 21%   - +32%
StockXpert       - 16%   - +48%
Fotolia          - 9%    - -50%
Crestock         - 8%    - +32% BME
Istockphoto      - 5%    - -57% WME
Bigstockphoto    - 4%    - -26%
123RF            - 3%    - -77% WME


Overall earnings nearly identical to last month. Lots of volatility. Pleasantly surprised at Crestock's performance though.

« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2008, 12:54 »
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SS     27%     +60%
StockXpert    22%     +0%
FT     20%     +60%
IS     13%     -50%
DRM    12%     +15%
BIG    3%      +0%
123    3%      +50%


October was somehow disappointing especially compared to 2007 which was HUGE, but it is still my best month in 2008.

SS has performed extremely well (2nd BME after october 2007, thanks to regular uploads?) and I'm especially surprised by FT which is by far my BME. Same for 123RF, but this one is still a small earner for me.

With no surprise, IS sucks this month  ;)
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 12:56 by araminta »

« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2008, 13:52 »
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Overall BME      
      
ss   52%   BME
dream   17%   2nd BME
123   10%   BME
big   8%   
foto   7%   
istock   5%   
cut   0%   
feature   0%   
yay   0%   
most   0%   


« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2008, 14:35 »
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I just posted my regular monthly earnings report with some graphs in Pixels Away blog.

12% increase in comparison to September, mostly due to reaching $500 total earnings from SS and a good performance of DT.
SS+IS+DT provide almost 80% of my microstock income.

I am getting close to one year in microstock. I will have a few more graphs to present.

« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2008, 14:54 »
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Overall, this has been my BME, but not by a whole lot.  For some reason, SS has gone down a lot, yet I uploaded more images in October than in September and August.  Either a saturation point has been hit, or the images I upload are not appealing to buyers.

Another point of interest is that YayMicro is not at 0% this month.  Hopefully this isn't a fluke and they can continue to attract image buyers.

Over half my sales at StockXpert were subs  >:( and several were from photos.com or jiu.  Still not sure what happened to the "October 2-25" time period.  I'm being hopeful that they'll figure it out soon, but then my stats for two months will be messed up.

]IS          36.27%  BME
DT          14.91%
SS          12.68%  WME
FT          11.07%
StockXpert         11.02%
123          5.93%
BigStock          3.36%
CS           1.68%
YAY          1.65%  BME + 1st sale
SV           0.78%
CanStockPhoto          0.65%
CC+FP+MP+SR  0.00%

Overall: BME

« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2008, 15:35 »
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My October and 2008 numbers, with 2007 for comparison:

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

Overall slightly better than September, yet only my 8th best in the past 12 months, 10% above Oct 2007, and 30% below February, which was my BME.

StockXpert, IS, DT and FT have been my 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th earners for 3 months in a row, with BigStock, FP and 123RF far behind them.

CanStockPhoto and CS still with very low earnings, basically subs.  Scanstock returned from the dead in October.  One sale in Zymm after months, one in Gimmestock (!).  Fotomedia, Albumo and SV dead for months, and still nothing at MP.

Regards,
Adelaide

j2k

« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2008, 22:39 »
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Shutterstock  30.2%
iStockPhoto   25.0%   (sales 45% down compared to September)
Fotolia          17.3% BME
Dreamstime  13.2% BME
StockXpert      7.1%
123rf              4.3%
BigStockPhoto 3.0%

A bit down from last month. All agencies with the exception of IS are doing quite a lot better than in September. Unfortunately IS contributed to over 40% of my microstock income last month, and the new best match reduced my sales drastically.  If that doesn't change IS will perform even worse in November :(

Very nice month at FT 60% over last month, and DT 20% over.

« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2008, 04:22 »
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For me its hard to evaluate, because ive had started on the other sites than IS in October. Here are my results:

IS:     44%
SS:    43%
DT:      8%
123RF: 3%
StockXpert:    1%
FT:      1%

« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2008, 10:01 »
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Sales overall were down 2% from last month, despite about a 10% increase in portfolio size.  Large increase in number images sold on Dreamtime, but most were subs (hardly any before).

SS = 32.6% of total sales, down from last month
IS = 29% of total sales, down from last month

DT = 15.7% of total sales, up from last month
StockXpert = 11% of total sales, up from last month
123 = 9.5% of total sales, up from last month

FT = 2.3% of total sales, down from last month

« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2008, 10:46 »
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SS: 41%
IS: 34%
DT: 12%
FT: 9% - BME
BS: 2.4%

Overall a solid month on most sites - SS and DT were both down on previous months, but only slightly - in the case of DT it was a BME for downloads. IS it the concern with it being very up and down throughout the month.

Looking forward to a good November.

« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2008, 14:30 »
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« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2008, 18:19 »
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Leaf,

It says I can vote again in "ecembe".

I forgot to say that I haven't uploaded to any of the sites in months, so I am satisfied with my results.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2008, 01:59 »
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Leaf,

It says I can vote again in "ecembe".

I forgot to say that I haven't uploaded to any of the sites in months, so I am satisfied with my results.

Regards,
Adelaide

Thanks, I think it is fixed now.
I also think I managed to get that right column problem fixed for the internet explorer bug!?

« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2008, 08:37 »
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one dollar off bme


lisafx

« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2008, 12:53 »
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Istock sales the first week were booming, but dropped a lot in week two and tapered off to 50% of the first weeks sales by week four.

Thank goodness other sites picked up the slack. :)

Here are the royalty breakdowns:

Istock   35%  (dropped below 30% for DL's for the first time ever)
SS        18%  (BME)
FOT      18% 
DT        13%  (BME)
StockXpert        7%
BigStock        5%  (BME)
123RF     3%
Crest       1%  (BME)

« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2008, 13:42 »
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don't forget to vote :)

http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?action=pollsvote


I'm waiting until next month to vote so I don't skew the results. I've only been on most of the sites for about 2 weeks in Oct.


 

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