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What were your April sales in USD (iStock Exclusives)

0 - 100
6 (9.7%)
100 - 200
2 (3.2%)
200 - 300
2 (3.2%)
300 - 400
1 (1.6%)
400 - 500
3 (4.8%)
500 - 750
1 (1.6%)
750 - 1000
6 (9.7%)
1000 - 1250
7 (11.3%)
1250 - 1500
1 (1.6%)
1500 - 2000
4 (6.5%)
2000 - 3000
9 (14.5%)
3000 - 4000
3 (4.8%)
4000 - 5000
2 (3.2%)
5000 plus
15 (24.2%)

Total Members Voted: 58

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michealo

« on: May 01, 2012, 05:11 »
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What were your April sales (iStock Exclusives)
« Last Edit: May 01, 2012, 12:26 by michealo »


« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 06:35 »
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March or April?

michealo

« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 07:18 »
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michealo

« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 07:46 »
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Using mid interval values and the base for the highest position the average IS exclusive payout on a small sample size of 13 is $2042
« Last Edit: May 01, 2012, 08:52 by michealo »

michealo

« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 10:54 »
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Using mid interval values and the base for the highest position the average IS exclusive payout on a small sample size of 15 is $2145

wut

« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 14:42 »
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Using mid interval values and the base for the highest position the average IS exclusive payout on a small sample size of 15 is $2145

This is the best advertising IS could wish for...

traveler1116

« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 14:47 »
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Using mid interval values and the base for the highest position the average IS exclusive payout on a small sample size of 15 is $2145


This is the best advertising IS could wish for...

In the 2010 microstockgroup survey, IS exclusives were averaging $2615 per month so this looks like things have gone down by nearly 20%.  April is a slower month though so maybe it's not so bad.  http://blog.microstockgroup.com/microstock-income-vs-portfolio-size/

Still no info on 2011 though as far as I know.

michealo

« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 04:16 »
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That is not comparing like with like, not sure of the survey methodology but it may be recording actual values for monthly income.

Here I am using mid interval values except for the highest value where I used the base value.

With 34 users I am seeing an average of $2251 but this is potenetially significantly underestimating the high earners actual earnings.

« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 05:01 »
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It really says more about which exclusives visit this site than about what people can realistically expect to earn there.

Noodles

« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 05:58 »
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It really says more about which exclusives visit this site than about what people can realistically expect to earn there.

Yeah, right. I'd love to crack the $1000/mth by years end. I'd have to give up my day work to realistically reach that average sum though! But it is possible so it is a kind of incentive to see those figures.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 06:08 »
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It really says more about which exclusives visit this site than about what people can realistically expect to earn there.

Yeah, right. I'd love to crack the $1000/mth by years end. I'd have to give up my day work to realistically reach that average sum though! But it is possible so it is a kind of incentive to see those figures.
Of course, if you and new starts were able to do this, the pie would be more thinly shared and the average would go down.

Noodles

« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 06:47 »
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Yeah, right. I'd love to crack the $1000/mth by years end. I'd have to give up my day work to realistically reach that average sum though! But it is possible so it is a kind of incentive to see those figures.
Of course, if you and new starts were able to do this, the pie would be more thinly shared and the average would go down.

True. I'm sure that's exactly what's happening. Anyways, those pesky indies have been keeping pretty quiet recently - and my earnings dropped this month. Time for a best match change I think. That will bump my average I'm sure :)

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 06:50 »
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Yeah, right. I'd love to crack the $1000/mth by years end. I'd have to give up my day work to realistically reach that average sum though! But it is possible so it is a kind of incentive to see those figures.
Of course, if you and new starts were able to do this, the pie would be more thinly shared and the average would go down.

True. I'm sure that's exactly what's happening. Anyways, those pesky indies have been keeping pretty quiet recently - and my earnings dropped this month. Time for a best match change I think. That will bump my average I'm sure :)
Indies have the upper hand in all of my best match searches - whether that's just in the UK, I couldn't possibly say. That, combined with two exclusive price hikes inside two months indicates something.

Noodles

« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 06:55 »
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True. I'm sure that's exactly what's happening. Anyways, those pesky indies have been keeping pretty quiet recently - and my earnings dropped this month. Time for a best match change I think. That will bump my average I'm sure :)
Indies have the upper hand in all of my best match searches - whether that's just in the UK, I couldn't possibly say. That, combined with two exclusive price hikes inside two months indicates something.

When I don't hear the indies moaning and whinging I worry LOL

Well, lets hope it doesn't indicate anything too bad for us!

wut

« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 07:29 »
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True. I'm sure that's exactly what's happening. Anyways, those pesky indies have been keeping pretty quiet recently - and my earnings dropped this month. Time for a best match change I think. That will bump my average I'm sure :)
Indies have the upper hand in all of my best match searches - whether that's just in the UK, I couldn't possibly say. That, combined with two exclusive price hikes inside two months indicates something.

When I don't hear the indies moaning and whinging I worry LOL

Well, lets hope it doesn't indicate anything too bad for us!

True. However I'd like if they matched our prices accordingly, meaning XS would be selling at 2 cr and P+ XS at 4 cr. And 1 cr up for S files in case of P+ if I'm not mistaken. And yes, no more 2 cr discount on our XXXL files.

« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2012, 09:02 »
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True. I'm sure that's exactly what's happening. Anyways, those pesky indies have been keeping pretty quiet recently - and my earnings dropped this month. Time for a best match change I think. That will bump my average I'm sure :)
Indies have the upper hand in all of my best match searches - whether that's just in the UK, I couldn't possibly say. That, combined with two exclusive price hikes inside two months indicates something.

When I don't hear the indies moaning and whinging I worry LOL

Don't worry, it's just that our sales have been so low for so long that we've come to terms with it. Despite being well placed in best match at the moment, I've only had two sales so far today. It's pathetic.

Feel better now?

lisafx

« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2012, 12:53 »
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True. I'm sure that's exactly what's happening. Anyways, those pesky indies have been keeping pretty quiet recently - and my earnings dropped this month. Time for a best match change I think. That will bump my average I'm sure :)
Indies have the upper hand in all of my best match searches - whether that's just in the UK, I couldn't possibly say. That, combined with two exclusive price hikes inside two months indicates something.

When I don't hear the indies moaning and whinging I worry LOL

Well, lets hope it doesn't indicate anything too bad for us!

Well I'm still whinging.  If there is a best match for indies right now, I'm not benefiting from it.  Sales at IS still very low for me. 

wut

« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2012, 13:57 »
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True. I'm sure that's exactly what's happening. Anyways, those pesky indies have been keeping pretty quiet recently - and my earnings dropped this month. Time for a best match change I think. That will bump my average I'm sure :)
Indies have the upper hand in all of my best match searches - whether that's just in the UK, I couldn't possibly say. That, combined with two exclusive price hikes inside two months indicates something.

When I don't hear the indies moaning and whinging I worry LOL

Well, lets hope it doesn't indicate anything too bad for us!

Well I'm still whinging.  If there is a best match for indies right now, I'm not benefiting from it.  Sales at IS still very low for me. 

My earnings went up after the 22nd, but the increase was subtle. Of course I'm too lazy to check placements of my files in search...So I too don't really believe the best match is favouring us heavily. At least nothing close to how it always was for exclusive files and also A/V for a long period of time

« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2012, 11:56 »
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Even the admins aren't doing their usual woo-yay-ing:

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=343273&messageid=6663757

lagereek

« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2012, 12:03 »
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Dont matter if therye up or down, if indies are up or down if exclusives are up or down. Its a mediocre agency nowdays, lost its alure.

wut

« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2012, 13:32 »
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Lol, all of a sudden the most represented exclusives on this forum are the ones that fall into the 5k+ category ::)

« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2012, 14:46 »
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Wow!
People from around the world, IStock - the new El Dorado!
Hahaha!
Gotta love the way they voted :)


 

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