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steheap

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« on: February 01, 2018, 09:34 »
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I saw there was a Shutterstock thread, but that seems to be turning into a cap discussion again. Have you ever thought how complex the code would be to change the search order for every keyword for every contributor that had earned a bit more than normal in the previous day/week? And why?

But back to the subject. My January was pretty reasonable. January is always a low month for me, but I increased by 23% over January 2017 to end with $2727 for the month:


The individual sites were a mixed bag - the earnings from some of the sites with larger prices depend very much on just how many of those I get in the month. Statistically that goes up and down. Anyway, full details as usual on my blog:
https://www.backyardsilver.com/2018/02/earnings-stock-photography-january-2018/

Happy shooting in 2018!

Steve


« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 09:40 »
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Thanks for sharing!

niktol

« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 10:11 »
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Not a bad month for me either. Started slowly, but shot up in the second half. Not a BME but close.

« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 13:46 »
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PRECISELY the same amount as Jan 2017.
 :o

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 15:37 »
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Thanks for posting this Steve! Really interesting to see the video sales picking up some. Are you going to put a lot more time into footage over photos?

steheap

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 15:54 »
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Are you going to put a lot more time into footage over photos?

Yes, although I do find it hard. I see images everywhere and so get a good feel for what buyers use our images for. I don't tend to look at videos much (I'm a reader not a watcher online) and so I don't have that gut understanding yet of what makes a good stock video. I need to scan the best sellers more I guess. The technical side is less of a bother now but getting my mind round the best way to find new topics and present them well is where I need to focus.

Steve

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 22:44 »
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Trend spotting is definitely tricky. Ive been watching the olympics online - crazy how much stock footage is in national broadcast spots.

Looking forward to seeing your progress though and thanks again for the updates.

derek

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 02:27 »
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Ita all even more obvious and increase in earnings in the RM and trad agencies :)

namussi

« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2018, 07:06 »
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Ita all even more obvious and increase in earnings in the RM and trad agencies :)

Derek knows as he has decades of experience of statistical analysis, and access to oodles of data going back years, plus as he is a computer whizz he knows exactly how to implement such caps.

Ask him nicely and he will share his graphs and results with us that PROVE there are caps.

He will explain his methodology and allow questions on how he does it. He is unafraid of experts poring over his techniques.

That way it will be as "obvious" to us as it is to him.


« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2018, 07:11 »
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You have been seeing some great growth in 2017 that has carried over into 2018. Hope it continues going forward!
Is that mostly due to your increasing video output or is that only more recently?

steheap

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2018, 12:19 »
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Is that mostly due to your increasing video output or is that only more recently?

It would be good if I had made the effort to track video separately in my spreadsheets - but I didn't! However, I can analyse things at a higher level in Microstockr, and I can see that out of total earnings of $25550 as reported by that App (which isn't my total as it doesn't track everything) in 2017, videos were almost $1400.

2016, videos were $180, so that shows that I am pretty new at this.

In 2018, so far, the App is showing $2670 total and videos are $140. At a rough glance, the percentage seems to be around the same although the sample size in 2018 is not high.

Steve

derek

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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2018, 02:08 »
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Ita all even more obvious and increase in earnings in the RM and trad agencies :)

Derek knows as he has decades of experience of statistical analysis, and access to oodles of data going back years, plus as he is a computer whizz he knows exactly how to implement such caps.

Ask him nicely and he will share his graphs and results with us that PROVE there are caps.

He will explain his methodology and allow questions on how he does it. He is unafraid of experts poring over his techniques.

That way it will be as "obvious" to us as it is to him.

Hahaha! youre avatar isnt good enough boyo. Are you stalking me?

« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2018, 02:44 »
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Is that mostly due to your increasing video output or is that only more recently?

It would be good if I had made the effort to track video separately in my spreadsheets - but I didn't! However, I can analyse things at a higher level in Microstockr, and I can see that out of total earnings of $25550 as reported by that App (which isn't my total as it doesn't track everything) in 2017, videos were almost $1400.

2016, videos were $180, so that shows that I am pretty new at this.

In 2018, so far, the App is showing $2670 total and videos are $140. At a rough glance, the percentage seems to be around the same although the sample size in 2018 is not high.

Steve
Thank Steve. Interesting.

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