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Title: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 26, 2016, 22:04
I'm doing about 20% better this year overall as I keep adding new clips.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: ccbcc on June 27, 2016, 04:28
For me it's the same. This month is pretty bad, but on average I'm doing around 20% than 2015.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: op on June 27, 2016, 04:49
I don't keep track of my numbers but I know that I don't do worse  ::)
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 27, 2016, 06:37
For me it's the same. This month is pretty bad, but on average I'm doing around 20% than 2015.

A little slow in June for me too.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 27, 2016, 06:37
I don't keep track of my numbers but I know that I don't do worse  ::)


That's good!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: alno on June 27, 2016, 08:22
Started in late 2014. This year 6 months income is 3 times more than whole 2015.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 27, 2016, 10:02
Started in late 2014. This year 6 months income is 3 times more than whole 2015.

Sounds like you have a future in this business! Funny how many fail and others go on to be raising stars- such as life...
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: alno on June 27, 2016, 12:38
Started in late 2014. This year 6 months income is 3 times more than whole 2015.

Sounds like you have a future in this business! Funny how many fail and others go on to be raising stars- such as life...

I guess $1500 (I don't have that yet) a month is success for Russia and fail for the US :)
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 27, 2016, 12:53
Started in late 2014. This year 6 months income is 3 times more than whole 2015.

Sounds like you have a future in this business! Funny how many fail and others go on to be raising stars- such as life...

I guess $1500 (I don't have that yet) a month is success for Russia and fail for the US :)

Not at all- probably 50% of the folks (worldwide) make less than $1,500 a month.  You're doing good- just keep going. Next goal will be $2,000 a month...
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on June 27, 2016, 19:43
I'd made more up to the end of May than I did in all of 2015. Only been properly concentrating on stock for under two years though, and the monthly increases are starting to stabilise somewhat.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: dbvirago on June 27, 2016, 20:20
About 25% better than same time last year
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: op on June 28, 2016, 01:49
Are you all full time stock producers?
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: ccbcc on June 28, 2016, 02:00
I don't keep track of my numbers but I know that I don't do worse  ::)
Not even for income tax purposes?
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: carl.orfus on June 28, 2016, 04:36
Better than last year but this year I am uploading more by far


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Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 28, 2016, 07:35
Started in late 2014. This year 6 months income is 3 times more than whole 2015.

Wow, congrats!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 28, 2016, 07:36
I'd made more up to the end of May than I did in all of 2015. Only been properly concentrating on stock for under two years though, and the monthly increases are starting to stabilise somewhat.

Cool, congrats!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 28, 2016, 07:37
About 25% better than same time last year

Nice, congrats!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 28, 2016, 07:38
Better than last year but this year I am uploading more by far


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More you upload, more money you make.  Yes, it's important to just keep uploading.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 28, 2016, 07:39
Seems like everybody is making more money than last year.  So, congrats to all!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: JPSDK on June 28, 2016, 09:40
Im not.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 28, 2016, 10:06
Im not.

Sorry to hear that.  Are you adding new contents?
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: JPSDK on June 28, 2016, 10:21
Im not.

Sorry to hear that.  Are you adding new contents?
No, I have hit the wall many years ago.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 28, 2016, 10:53
Im not.

Sorry to hear that.  Are you adding new contents?
No, I have hit the wall many years ago.

If you stop uploading new contents, sales will go down, I think.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: op on June 28, 2016, 15:40
I don't keep track of my numbers but I know that I don't do worse  ::)
Not even for income tax purposes?

I live in a country where I don't need to do that..
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: angelawaye on June 28, 2016, 16:09
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.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: Steveball on June 28, 2016, 19:34
50% down, the only way it's going unless we make a stand which will never happen.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 28, 2016, 20:42
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?
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: stockmarketer on June 28, 2016, 21:30
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.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: angelawaye on June 28, 2016, 22:29
There are conspiracy theory's to this newbie verse veteran algorithm ...

(EL = Enhanced License and you can opt out)
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 28, 2016, 23:14
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?
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: increasingdifficulty on June 29, 2016, 07:04
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.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 30, 2016, 07:26
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.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on June 30, 2016, 07:29
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.
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Post by: alno on June 30, 2016, 08:01
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.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on July 01, 2016, 09:07
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.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: Konstantin Sutyagin on July 01, 2016, 22:31
Better, but it's time consuming to calculate by how much :)
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: rod-09 on July 03, 2016, 01:51
100% up - 3rd year
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on July 03, 2016, 07:40
100% up - 3rd year


Nice!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: vizualni on July 05, 2016, 04:14
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
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on July 05, 2016, 11:43
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!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: vizualni on July 05, 2016, 15:15
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.
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Post by: PixelBytes on July 05, 2016, 15:16
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.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on July 05, 2016, 21:51
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!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on July 05, 2016, 21:52
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!!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: angelawaye on July 05, 2016, 21:57
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 ...
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on July 05, 2016, 22:39
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.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: charged on July 05, 2016, 22:57

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?
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: PixelBytes on July 06, 2016, 12:05
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!!!!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: sauletas on July 06, 2016, 12:49
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%
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: angelawaye on July 06, 2016, 18:01

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.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on July 07, 2016, 17:05

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.


This is a video board, but your photos are great technically and artistically.  I can't believe you are making less every year as you add more photos with your quality, but if you are really not making more money as you add contents, you may need to do more research and expand category/variety of your contents.  I just can't believe you actually are making less every year as you add contents.
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on July 07, 2016, 17:06
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%


Cool!  Congrats!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: helloitsme on July 08, 2016, 00:10
MICROSTOCK IS THE GREATEST THING EVER AND EARNINGS WILL NEVER GO DOWN!!!!
Title: Re: Are you doing better or worse overall this year compare to last year?
Post by: anathaya on July 08, 2016, 00:33
MICROSTOCK IS THE GREATEST THING EVER AND EARNINGS WILL NEVER GO DOWN!!!!

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