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« on: April 01, 2012, 12:05 »
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How was your March ?

Mine was good.
A BME for both downloads and dollars.  Over 2,500$ with 550 downloads.
About 4,000 photos.


« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 12:12 »
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BME at iStock, all other agencies are down compared to February

wut

« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 12:31 »
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Huge BME, I had a BME at all top 4 agencies, at SS it was BME +over 50% (it's usually just 5-10% over previous BME), FT is becoming stronger, DT was great this month as well, IS was 3rd BME in a row and I had a BME at Alamy and DP (because of an EL, otherwise it was equally sheatty as all the previous months). Earnings out of the TOP 4 remain pathetic, no growth whatsoever, just peanuts. Stopping to upload to those sites doesn't help, but it also never really did. From now on I'm only tracking the top 4 agencies.

March was absolutely amazing!

« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 12:55 »
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It was my best month in a year.

CLO - 25%
SS - 20%
DT - 11%
MY - 11%
CanStockPhoto - 9%
123 - 8%
DS - 4%
BS - 3%
GL - 3%
Zaz - 1%

The rest were below 1%.

rubyroo

« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 13:03 »
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A great month.  My BME was November 2011, which was an extraordinary month, but this was my best month since then, and I'm chuffed about that :)

1.  Shutterstock
2.  iStock
3.  Veer
4.  123RF

wut

« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 13:08 »
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A great month.  My BME was November 2011, which was an extraordinary month, but this was my best month since then, and I'm chuffed about that :)

1.  Shutterstock
2.  iStock
3.  Veer
4.  123RF

You don't contribute to DT and FT or they just don't work for you? I'd find it pretty amazing that 2 mid/low tier agencies could overpass them...

« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 13:12 »
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BME at IS in both earning and DLs.

« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 13:17 »
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BME at SS and 123RF

Close to BME at DT

Average at CanStockPhoto, FT, and DP

( I am not an IS contributor)

rubyroo

« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 13:18 »
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You don't contribute to DT and FT or they just don't work for you? I'd find it pretty amazing that 2 mid/low tier agencies could overpass them...

Indeed I do :) ...but I only listed my 'top four'.  Usually DT is in my top four, but this month it came in fifth as Veer really excelled for me this month to a level that surprised me too!  FT fell out of my top four a long while ago.  What sales I do get at FT give such little return - whereas at DT and Veer I tend to sell mostly non-subs.  123RF has been performing very well for me for several months now.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 13:28 by rubyroo »

« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 13:33 »
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- BME with over 1300$ (2192 sales, 872 at SS)
- from March 2011 +200%
- have travelled in Ireland for 20 days, so only 25 new pics at SS

this month (previous month) earnings %

SS 34% (37%) (1EL)
IS 16% (15%) (1EL)
123RF 8% (11%)
FT 8% (10%)
ISIGN 6% (6%)
Z 5% (2%)
DT 4% (5%)
81%

XX 4%, XY 3%, PM 3%, DP 2%, PD 2%, CanStockPhoto 1%, MP 1%
16%

OTHER 3% (11 agencies all below 1% each)

« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 14:45 »
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It was a BME for me as well (by about 10%).  Mostly thanks to Shutterstock, but Fotolia and iStock weren't too bad either.  I don't have my graphs made yet, but I'll post them later.

ShadySue

« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012, 14:55 »
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Compared to Feb 11: dls down c8%; $$ equal (well, 27c more if you're quibbling).
Compared to Mar 10: dls and $$ up c20%, which isn't too bad considering I had 2 ELs last March and 0 this month (0ELs this year so far).

+1 GI sale (from 11 files) and 4 Alamy sales.

lisafx

« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 15:14 »
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It was a good month for me.  Started off pretty slow, but the last couple of weeks picked up steam.  Hope this bodes well for April. 

BMY for sure, gaining 9% on February.  Still down 5% from last March, though, due to some really heavy losses at IS and FT.  BME on 123RF though, by a wide margin, and also BME on Bigstock.  Nearly, but not quite BME on SS. 

Here's the breakdown, along with gain or loss over March 2011

ISP   27%  (-27%)
SS   29%  (+49%)
DT   14%  (-4%)
Fot   10%  (-47%)
BigStock   5%    (+9%)
123   4%    (+43%)
Misc. Others:  11%

« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2012, 15:28 »
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Excellent month, thanks to SS and 123rf.  The other sites had about the same result as March last year, even Istock!!.  The only real disappointment came from DST, with a loss of 10% compared to March11. 
I did not reach a BME in dollars, but thanks to a better euro/dollar rate than my last BME, it was a BME in euros.

« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012, 15:51 »
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It was a good month for me.  Started off pretty slow, but the last couple of weeks picked up steam.  Hope this bodes well for April. 

BMY for sure, gaining 9% on February.  Still down 5% from last March, though, due to some really heavy losses at IS and FT.  BME on 123RF though, by a wide margin, and also BME on Bigstock.  Nearly, but not quite BME on SS. 

Here's the breakdown, along with gain or loss over March 2011

ISP   27%  (-27%)
SS   29%  (+49%)
DT   14%  (-4%)
Fot   10%  (-47%)
BigStock   5%    (+9%)
123   4%    (+43%)
Misc. Others:  11%

Wow. Some nice growth on Shutterstock there.

lagereek

« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2012, 16:26 »
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Yes, brillant month!  BME, at SS  and with DT and FT, in second place,  way up,  DP, CS and Veers, doing good as well. IS, not all that but its not surprising since I removed my better sellers there.
Getty-RM,  also way up.

« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2012, 16:36 »
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BME  ;D


« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2012, 17:54 »
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BME, but IS and SS slightly lower than in February.

IS (31%) returned back to the 1st place, SS (30%) second, DT (10%), 123RF (4.6%)).

« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2012, 18:29 »
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BME   :)
(excl IS)

helix7

« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2012, 21:28 »
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BME by a ton. BME at several of my top agencies, including SS, DT, GR. Made over $100 at my own site, which is pretty astonishing. Managed to get $11 at StockFresh and thus break the $50 payout barrier.

istock ranked 7th on my list. VectorStock actually beat istock for me in March, just by a few bucks. I don't know if the carnage at istock and the huge growth elsewhere are related. But if they are connected in some way, I say 'keep it up, istock'! :D

« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2012, 23:29 »
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BME @SS
BME @DT
BME @123RF
BME @BigStock
BME overall

Microstock Man

  • microstockman.com

« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2012, 01:11 »
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BME by a MILE on almost every site. Total income up 1.5x last month, my previous BME. 2012 is looking good! :)

Oh and of course, Shutterstock was the standout. INCREDIBLE improvement there over the last 6 months.

« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2012, 01:51 »
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Average to poor - but then I haven't uploaded anything for a month as other projects and broken cameras have got in the way.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2012, 04:34 »
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I had a great month as a newbie. BME  Shutterstock outdownloaded but iStock gave better $return. Unfortunately I was busy doing other paid photographic work and haven't yielded a lot of stock images from those jobs, so I'll be curious to see if my tiny port can sustain current earnings.

« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2012, 04:35 »
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I started uploading images to microstock sites a year ago and to SS 6 months ago. Every month since I started uploading to SS has been a BME. Others oscillate a lot. This month is a BME at SS, IS, FT, DT, 123..!


 

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