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« Reply #500 on: February 03, 2024, 05:41 »
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January was my BME on AS, mainly Ai images + average video sales.


« Reply #501 on: February 03, 2024, 08:23 »
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Zero Talent, do you upload videos to 123rf via FTP?

I use Stocksubmitter, not FTP, but I stopped uploading videos to 123RF long ago.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #502 on: February 03, 2024, 09:55 »
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Highlights for my month:

- 3 book covers at Arcangel
- 3 decent clip sales at Pond5
- AS beat SS for first-time ever for me

Lowlights:

- Record low average RPD at SS
- Many images licensed by major publications where I earned <$10/each

Link to the full earnings and news report including YT version:

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2024/01/31/january-2024-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

Alex

wds

« Reply #503 on: February 03, 2024, 12:21 »
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Indeed AS was great in January. Best month on AS since 2018 (not counting the AI bonus from September 2023)  :)

Is there a way for a contributor to see what the exact amount of the "AI Bonus" was?

Never mind, figured it out!
« Last Edit: February 03, 2024, 12:28 by wds »

« Reply #504 on: February 03, 2024, 17:11 »
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AS appreciably better than January 2023
- Download +88%
- Revenue +107%

SS marginally better than January 2023 for downloads but better for revenue
- Download +3.6%
- Revenue +57%

SS still better than AS for revenue but AS is catching up fast.

« Reply #505 on: March 01, 2024, 09:45 »
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Below average February for me:

« Reply #506 on: March 01, 2024, 09:57 »
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12% less than Jamuary 24, 31% more than Feb 23.

I am disappointed

istock and a few smaller ones are still missing, but it won't change much.

Adobe was by far the strongest agency, but they are also the place that gets the most uploads.

Trying to process more videos for BB and pond5, hope that can help with diversification.

I am quite frustrated with spring/easter results. Although I can find my files in often very good search positions, sales are very slow. I mean I have daily sales for the genre but it is much less than I was expecting.

Will try to upload more non seasonal content to get more balance.

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #507 on: March 01, 2024, 11:33 »
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« Reply #508 on: March 01, 2024, 12:24 »
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"Not great, not terrible..."

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2024/02/29/february-2024-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

thanks for sharing, this is useful. appreciate seeing the best sellers and the shots you have in the archangel slideshow are terrific.

« Reply #509 on: March 01, 2024, 16:00 »
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February 2024

AS - 38.1%
SS - 37.4%
Alamy - 16.7%
Wirestock - 6.0%
DS + DT + BS - The rest (negligible)

« Reply #510 on: March 01, 2024, 16:02 »
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I had my best February ever overall which would be expected when you've uploaded some 1200 additional videos over the year. But it's mixed results as below.

February 2023 vs February 2024 Earnings

These percentages proudly brought to you by Calculator Soup  :D
https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/algebra/percent-change-calculator.php

  • Shutterstock = 37.7072% decrease
  • Pond5 = 41.5312% decrease
  • iStock = 9.16212% increase
  • Adobe Stock = 321.93% increase
  • Combined Agencies = 10.2993% increase

Clearly Adobe Stock is excelling while others waver or decline. Was only a year ago when I was struggling to get Adobe to perform well against other agencies and now it has come so far. 

Overall achieved my satisfactory monthly earnings in February 2024 - the first since November 2023. Hoping to see Shutterstock and Pond5 pick up again.   

« Reply #511 on: May 01, 2024, 03:34 »
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Haven't posted charts of earnings for a while so hopefully folks will find this interesting and revive some discussion about our monthly results.

The charts represent January to April 2024 year-to-date earnings comparing previous years with the current year and comparing earnings by agency.

I had a BME on Adobe Stock in April and Adobe Stock has posted solid earnings each and every month for me so far this year - which is very encouraging because the agency demonstrates consistent sustainable earnings without the volatility of other agencies I contribute to.   
« Last Edit: May 01, 2024, 03:55 by Pacesetter »

« Reply #512 on: May 01, 2024, 03:59 »
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Haven't posted charts of earnings for a while so hopefully folks will find this interesting and revive some discussion about our monthly results.

The charts represent January to April 2024 year-to-date earnings comparing previous years with the current year and comparing earnings by agency.

I had a BME on Adobe Stock in April and Adobe Stock has posted solid earnings each and every month for me so far this year - which is very encouraging because the agency demonstrates consistent sustainable earnings without the volatility of other agencies I contribute to.

Thanks for posting this,and exactly:"consistent sustainable earnings without the volatility of other agencies" that's exactly how it is! :)

for me not my BME but my BAE,best April ever! :)


« Reply #513 on: May 01, 2024, 08:08 »
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More than last year over all agencies, but less than March


« Reply #514 on: May 01, 2024, 14:55 »
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With about 12,000 images at Alamy, they used to be my best portal.  Same number of images at SS, but they were always my lowest earner.
With only about 8,000 images at AS, they started coming to Alamy income levels in 2022, and surpassed them in 2023.  This month is telling:
Alamy $19
SS $72
AS $254
And there are no large swings at AS, VERY consistent month to month this year (+/- $10). 

« Reply #515 on: May 01, 2024, 15:24 »
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With about 12,000 images at Alamy, they used to be my best portal.  Same number of images at SS, but they were always my lowest earner.
With only about 8,000 images at AS, they started coming to Alamy income levels in 2022, and surpassed them in 2023.  This month is telling:
Alamy $19
SS $72
AS $254
And there are no large swings at AS, VERY consistent month to month this year (+/- $10).

all told!

24,000 contents in 2 big agencies 91 usd in total!

I've already deleted Alamy and I think I'll also deactivate SS soon,leaving content on display for copycats and thieves in agencies that don't make any money,I don't think it's a good idea.

« Last Edit: May 01, 2024, 18:01 by Injustice for all »

« Reply #516 on: May 03, 2024, 12:11 »
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Happy to report two events:

- Last month was my best April ever.
- My lifetime earnings crossed $400K
« Last Edit: May 03, 2024, 12:40 by Zero Talent »


« Reply #517 on: May 03, 2024, 17:05 »
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Happy to report two events:

- Last month was my best April ever.
- My lifetime earnings crossed $400K

Awesome results both for April and lifetime earnings. Really great to hear mature ports can still achieve a BME. 

« Reply #518 on: May 03, 2024, 17:09 »
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Congrats on those excellent results Zero with talents!!

Hard work and persistence is bringing you well deserved results!
« Last Edit: May 04, 2024, 04:08 by cobalt »

« Reply #519 on: May 03, 2024, 17:21 »
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Happy to report two events:

- Last month was my best April ever.
- My lifetime earnings crossed $400K

Congratulations on these figures! I know very, very few contributors who can achieve such success with such a small portfolio. They are my role models. And you, too, have remained true to your motto "rather less, but very good".

If I see it correctly, you have an RPF (return per file - images and videos mixed, with a ratio of approx. 4:1) of around $200. That's really good!

We can still argue about whether talent is part of it or not. I say yes, you say no. But ultimately it doesn't really matter. The fact is: you deliver "stocky" image material - and that pays off.

What I can't remember: Did I ever ask you how long you've been offering on microstock?

« Reply #520 on: May 03, 2024, 17:36 »
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I had about 400 downloads less this April than in April 2023. Amazing, but the revenue is still almost the same. However, I'm very far from a good April.

« Reply #521 on: May 03, 2024, 17:44 »
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Happy to report two events:

- Last month was my best April ever.
- My lifetime earnings crossed $400K

Congratulations on these figures! I know very, very few contributors who can achieve such success with such a small portfolio. They are my role models. And you, too, have remained true to your motto "rather less, but very good".

If I see it correctly, you have an RPF (return per file - images and videos mixed, with a ratio of approx. 4:1) of around $200. That's really good!

We can still argue about whether talent is part of it or not. I say yes, you say no. But ultimately it doesn't really matter. The fact is: you deliver "stocky" image material - and that pays off.

What I can't remember: Did I ever ask you how long you've been offering on microstock?

Thanks, Wilm, cobalt and Pacesetter.

Yes, we can still argue. This job doesnt require talent. Its very much engineering, and not only about how to operate the equipment. Once youve identified the formula, you apply it over and over again. Zero Talent is required for such repetitive work....  ;)
We are producers, not artists.... like or not.

About your question: In September 2013, I uploaded my first photo to Shutterstock.

P.S. Averages can be deceiving. In this case, the Pareto principle works better (my top seller, a photo, brought in over $8k, my best video, over $7k).
« Last Edit: May 03, 2024, 17:53 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #522 on: May 25, 2024, 05:24 »
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So far this is my second-best overall month ever | best May ever | BME on Adobe Stock | BME on iStock (though it is April earnings).

Below chart is how earnings are looking for the four agencies I contribute to.

Back next week to report on the final results.   


 

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