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« on: September 30, 2010, 02:34 »
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How was your September.  One day left and I can say that it was a whole lot better than July.  I started to see the signs of a hopefully good fall.  Veer started to really pick up, as well as a few good days on Canstock.  Shutterstock really shot ahead as well.

Anyhow, I'll post more numbers and a graph tommorow.

.... and don't forget to vote.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the middle tier the next few months.


« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 03:53 »
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every websites is moving..but i don't really understand what is wrong with dreamstime, i put up more portfolio as i did with the rest, but revenue had been up down a lot for the past few month...

it is still in top 4, but it is not seeing a consistent trend as the rest of 3... quite disappointed!
 

How was your September.  One day left and I can say that it was a whole lot better than July.  I started to see the signs of a hopefully good fall.  Veer started to really pick up, as well as a few good days on Canstock.  Shutterstock really shot ahead as well.

Anyhow, I'll post more numbers and a graph tommorow.

.... and don't forget to vote.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the middle tier the next few months.

« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 04:53 »
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SS acts normal,IS down,DT down.......
FT ,123 very very bad >"<
Deposit i dont know it exists..................>"<
 :-\ :-\ :-\

« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 06:47 »
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Just another regular old quiet month in microstock where nothing much happened really....

rubyroo

« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 07:12 »
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Yeah it was really 'same old same old' wasn't it?  :D

As for September results...  hasta manana, hasty banana  ;)
« Last Edit: September 30, 2010, 07:15 by rubyroo »

« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 07:23 »
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BME !!!  thanks to Alamy sales :)

« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 07:32 »
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Yes, again fall has a good start to me. Not my BME, but really good.
SS near my BME, also for 123RF and Bigstock. Fotolia and Dreamstime really good, and yes, also Istock. So, a good month. Deposit is going started up, every day some little sales, and yesterday even an EL there. Yaymicro also some sales, I am happy!! Let's start october  ;D

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 07:34 »
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I can't see a clear trend lately...

July was bad for me
August surprisingly good
September average

« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010, 07:39 »
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This is an interesting month... I have been uploading a lot in the last few months and now everything seems to pay off.

IS is very close to BME (Best Month Ever), but I have to get the partner earnings in before I can judge if it's BME or just close.
SS is also very close to BME, I need about $6 more this day to get there... I have no idea how this will end up either. I have never hoped for an EL this hard :)
DT weak weak weak. If I don't get a few dollars more, this will be the weakest month of this year.
FT BME!

My Big4 as a whole is also very close to BME, I'm hoping now for some great sales for the last day....!

ALAMY a weak month, just a few low sales. But in case of Alamy things tend to turn around very quicky: a couple of decent sales next month will bring back the smile on my face.

VEER some nice extended licences makes my earnings very close to DT, I might include Veer in my Big5 (Now I have only Big4) next year if they perform well enough the rest of the year.
Other low earners are doing their job quietly, nothing to cheer about, but some money for christmas.

EDIT: Wow, I just got an EL at SS, that makes it BME, what a nice surprise! :)
« Last Edit: September 30, 2010, 12:32 by Perry »

« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 09:13 »
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Interesting month.....
BME for photos with Shutterstock 1st, followed by Fotolia and... Veer.
One BME at Yaymicro....
I ll update my blog in the next few days:)

« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2010, 09:41 »
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BME at IS ... evidently because my portfolio was growing and maybe because of customers using up their credits.

« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2010, 12:34 »
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I had a bumper month across the board
SS BME by a large margin
DT BME
IS and FT 2nd best months ever
Even BS and 123 did better than the previous 5 months...although still crappy in relation to the others
So I'm really pleased ;D ;D

« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2010, 13:02 »
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Shutterstock and 123rf did about the same as last year's September, all the other sites went up, so the results are better than expected.  Must say however that things usually are, since I'm a big pessimist.  ;D

« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2010, 13:08 »
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september is still on, waiting for some EL's :P

« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2010, 13:45 »
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BME for me, helped a few EL's on Veer, IS and SS. DT is down, the rest of them normal. I noticed a slightly increase in sales at Fotolia, actually this is the only month FT earned better than DT.
Looking for October...

ap

« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2010, 13:57 »
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bme at dt and is and bme across the board w/o the help of a single el.

« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2010, 14:01 »
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Finally month with momentum.


« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2010, 14:23 »
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CfD-money are in from Veer, so I'm a happy snapper. Otherwise DT is top on my list, because of a few very expensive sales (Tiff of high level). I had sales at all 10 micro agencies I contribute to; including 5 sales at Yay, and 2 at SSP.

« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2010, 16:06 »
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Very good month at IS (BME), DT (BME), SS, FT and Veer. Even 123RF excelled (Another BME)
CanStockPhoto is a bit of a dissapointment, this month, due to the lack of larger Fotosearch downloads, otherwise performing nicely in numbers
BS has shown no movement for over a year.

OM

« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2010, 18:54 »
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Small port. Total exclusive FT and BME by a long chalk thanks to 2 EL's and doubling my prices on best selling images.
Views slightly down and volume down but quite a few XL dl's and few subs. Doubt it will last but 2X normal month in Sept.

« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2010, 03:17 »
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Ok, here is my September 2010 earnings pie.

Shutterstock had a BME by a long shot, The other sites were fairly regular but the 'Everyone Else' Category is getting pretty large now, thanks to some new OK earnings from Yay and Veer and still OK sales from Canstock and Crestock

rubyroo

« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2010, 03:55 »
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OK... today is the tomorrow I was thinking about yesterday... so I can get my figures out now (sorry for calling you a 'hasty banana' yesterday Leaf... it was an old joke of my Dad's (RIP) that gave me a private chuckle.).   ;)

On with the figures:

iStock 40%
Shutterstock 25%
DT 19%
FT 9%
123RF 6%
BS 1%

BME at iStock, best month since June at SS, best month since Dec 09 at DT, just short of equalling BME at 123RF. 

« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2010, 05:03 »
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OK... today is the tomorrow I was thinking about yesterday... so I can get my figures out now (sorry for calling you a 'hasty banana' yesterday Leaf... it was an old joke of my Dad's (RIP) that gave me a private chuckle.).   ;)

On with the figures:

iStock 40%
Shutterstock 25%
DT 19%
FT 9%
123RF 6%
BS 1%

BME at iStock, best month since June at SS, best month since Dec 09 at DT, just short of equalling BME at 123RF. 

wow our % splits are really different. 

rubyroo

« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2010, 05:11 »
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Yes... I think my SS and iS percentages would have been a lot closer if I'd been uploading regularly - but I've been on a bit of an upload hiatus since June, as the Summer slump plus an equipment failure got me down and I decided to stick my head in photography books instead.  Obviously SS takes the biggest impact when there's no fresh uploads.  Just started again recently, and SS sales really started shooting up, so I'm expecting that gap will close over the coming months.

« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2010, 06:11 »
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For me was BME, but the distribution of percentages has changed, for instance some months ago IS was my best earner, now FT has overpass IS witch is on par with SS. This was my first month on Alamy and im loving it, just two sales but enought to let BS and 123rf behind. This pages never were good earners to me. Veer on the other side had a surpresive great day (several EL) in the month that has fixed what otherwise would have been a very bad month.
To summ it up, BME with an estimate increase of 15%.


 

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