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Author Topic: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?  (Read 26626 times)

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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2016, 19:34 »
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50% down, the only way it's going unless we make a stand which will never happen.


« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2016, 20:42 »
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Doing awful and uploading many new (image) files. I opted out of the EL licensing on SS when they announced the "exciting news" but compared to last June it does not make up the difference. People are just downloading less subs for me.

What's EL licensing on SS?

« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2016, 21:30 »
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For this to be meaningful at all, you'd have to divide the newbies from the veterans.  My guess is that close to 100% of newbies (in microstock less than 3 years) are doing better than a year ago.  Especially since many of these folks will have increased their ports by 50 to 100% in the past year.   The vast majority of people at this longer than 3 years are probably making less.  Not to sound like a broken record, but it's called THE WALL... the point at which your rate of growth is far outpaced by the exploding collections of the big micros.  I'm working my rear end off to increase my port by about 20% this year, but SS is going to go up by 50%?  100%?  The wall crushes us all.

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2016, 22:29 »
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There are conspiracy theory's to this newbie verse veteran algorithm ...

(EL = Enhanced License and you can opt out)

« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2016, 23:14 »
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There are conspiracy theory's to this newbie verse veteran algorithm ...

(EL = Enhanced License and you can opt out)

Why did you opt out?  Is it like you get more money for EL?

« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2016, 07:04 »
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I'm working my rear end off to increase my port by about 20% this year, but SS is going to go up by 50%?  100%?  The wall crushes us all.

Meaningless numbers unless you also include customer base.

« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2016, 07:26 »
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For this to be meaningful at all, you'd have to divide the newbies from the veterans.  My guess is that close to 100% of newbies (in microstock less than 3 years) are doing better than a year ago.  Especially since many of these folks will have increased their ports by 50 to 100% in the past year.   The vast majority of people at this longer than 3 years are probably making less.  Not to sound like a broken record, but it's called THE WALL... the point at which your rate of growth is far outpaced by the exploding collections of the big micros.  I'm working my rear end off to increase my port by about 20% this year, but SS is going to go up by 50%?  100%?  The wall crushes us all.

This is my 6th year doing stock video.

« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2016, 07:29 »
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I think you'll hit the WALL if you keep uploading similar clips and not improving quality at the same time.  You got to keep competing and keep expanding into wider range of subjects to shoot.

alno

« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2016, 08:01 »
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I think you'll hit the WALL if you keep uploading similar clips and not improving quality at the same time.  You got to keep competing and keep expanding into wider range of subjects to shoot.

I think it's not a wall at all. It's a fence around our comfort zone.

« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2016, 09:07 »
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I think you'll hit the WALL if you keep uploading similar clips and not improving quality at the same time.  You got to keep competing and keep expanding into wider range of subjects to shoot.

I think it's not a wall at all. It's a fence around our comfort zone.

Maybe it is.

« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2016, 22:31 »
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Better, but it's time consuming to calculate by how much :)

« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2016, 01:51 »
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100% up - 3rd year

« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2016, 07:40 »
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« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2016, 04:14 »
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As I began last year with a turnover per month of 23 and now having approximately 244 per month I can just say that I have a performance of 1000% this year :D
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 04:18 by vizualni »

« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2016, 11:43 »
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As I began last year with a turnover per month of 23 and now having approximately 244 per month I can just say that I have a performance of 1000% this year :D

You'll be making 2400 per month next year!

« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2016, 15:15 »
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No i do not think so. My target for this year is 3000 to 4000 euros and who knows wgat will be next year? I started just with Fotolia, then added Shutterstock and actually the great run has been started at iStock, where I made 100 usd just within last month with just 337 images there. I really look forward to whatever may come.

« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2016, 15:16 »
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Been at this a bit over 7 years.  Past 3 years I have been down 20% per year consistently regardless of upload numbers.  Finally stopped uploading cuz it made no difference.   

Sometimes I am tempted to start uploading again, but then I read the posts from people in this as long as me who upload a lot regularly and are still dropping and I  figure why bother?  I got better ways to spend my time and still getting some residual income.

« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2016, 21:51 »
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Been at this a bit over 7 years.  Past 3 years I have been down 20% per year consistently regardless of upload numbers.  Finally stopped uploading cuz it made no difference.   

Sometimes I am tempted to start uploading again, but then I read the posts from people in this as long as me who upload a lot regularly and are still dropping and I  figure why bother?  I got better ways to spend my time and still getting some residual income.


System is rigged!

« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2016, 21:52 »
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No i do not think so. My target for this year is 3000 to 4000 euros and who knows wgat will be next year? I started just with Fotolia, then added Shutterstock and actually the great run has been started at iStock, where I made 100 usd just within last month with just 337 images there. I really look forward to whatever may come.


You sell photos or video clips at iStock?  Video price at iStock is ridiculously low and insulting!!

angelawaye

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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2016, 21:57 »
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Been at this a bit over 7 years.  Past 3 years I have been down 20% per year consistently regardless of upload numbers.  Finally stopped uploading cuz it made no difference.   

Sometimes I am tempted to start uploading again, but then I read the posts from people in this as long as me who upload a lot regularly and are still dropping and I  figure why bother?  I got better ways to spend my time and still getting some residual income.

I'm sadly at this point. I think of a great photo shoot idea and then step back and realize I am actually loosing money each month - why should I invest so much time for nothing ...

« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2016, 22:39 »
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Been at this a bit over 7 years.  Past 3 years I have been down 20% per year consistently regardless of upload numbers.  Finally stopped uploading cuz it made no difference.   

Sometimes I am tempted to start uploading again, but then I read the posts from people in this as long as me who upload a lot regularly and are still dropping and I  figure why bother?  I got better ways to spend my time and still getting some residual income.

I'm sadly at this point. I think of a great photo shoot idea and then step back and realize I am actually loosing money each month - why should I invest so much time for nothing ...

I think you should quit for good.

« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2016, 22:57 »
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I'm sadly at this point. I think of a great photo shoot idea and then step back and realize I am actually loosing money each month - why should I invest so much time for nothing ...

Your not making money? Really? I took a look at your facebook link, your photos are so beautiful!!! They totally look like they would sell a ton. So then my next guess would be that they look so beautiful because you spent so much time editing them, and perhaps that is what you mean by losing money?

« Reply #47 on: July 06, 2016, 12:05 »
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Been at this a bit over 7 years.  Past 3 years I have been down 20% per year consistently regardless of upload numbers.  Finally stopped uploading cuz it made no difference.   

Sometimes I am tempted to start uploading again, but then I read the posts from people in this as long as me who upload a lot regularly and are still dropping and I  figure why bother?  I got better ways to spend my time and still getting some residual income.

I'm sadly at this point. I think of a great photo shoot idea and then step back and realize I am actually loosing money each month - why should I invest so much time for nothing ...

I think you should quit for good.

Wasn't it you that started this topic wanting to know how people are doing this year over last?  Then two people post different results than you and you follow with snotty sarcastic response. 

Don't ask if you can't handle hearing honest answers that don't match your own.

Or at least put in a more accurate title, like MICROSTOCK IS THE GREATEST THING EVER AND EARNINGS WILL NEVER GO DOWN!!!!
« Last Edit: July 06, 2016, 12:09 by PixelBytes »

« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2016, 12:49 »
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This is my 5th year doing stock foto and video. Every year my income average is growing. I'm uploading files regularly.
2013-55%
2014-45%
2015-27%

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2016, 18:01 »
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I'm sadly at this point. I think of a great photo shoot idea and then step back and realize I am actually loosing money each month - why should I invest so much time for nothing ...

Your not making money? Really? I took a look at your facebook link, your photos are so beautiful!!! They totally look like they would sell a ton. So then my next guess would be that they look so beautiful because you spent so much time editing them, and perhaps that is what you mean by losing money?

Thanks for looking :) I make money but comparing my stats from last year and the years before - I making less and less with more content so in a way I am loosing money with my time - if that makes sense...

I do honestly love photography and that will never stop but maybe I won't work so hard at it like I use to.


 

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