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« on: November 12, 2013, 13:15 »
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Hey everyone, I'm a couple of months old to stock photography. Have registered to quite a few stock sites and was wondering how you pros manage to track all of them.

Is there a way to see my sales at one place without going to the sales page of each site individually? I had read somewhere that people were using scripts to do this (greasemonky??), if so then where can i find it?

Also is there a software that'll allow me to upload to all sites automatically. Sort of like deepmeta but which sends to all sites?

Please help

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 13:42 »
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try www.stockperformer.com for the stats.

« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 14:03 »
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I use Microstockr on my iPhone. Can get a bit addictive though...  :o

« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 14:06 »
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 16:54 »
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I used microstock analytics, found it overall better and cheaper than stock performer

« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 17:15 »
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I used microstock analytics, found it overall better and cheaper than stock performer

I use this too.  It takes forever to update the stats but I like that the results are offline (quicker to play with the data) and I also like that it combines sales from all the sites for a total for image or shoot X .. which was a deal breaker for me and stockperformer.  Stockperformer has very nice graphs and data though... if they could just combine agency data for each image/shoot that would be great.

« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 21:11 »
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I liked the pricing and capabilities of Microstock Analytics as well.  Having said that, I cannot get the program to work properly for me.  Some (not all) of the images/video are importing with incorrect metadata.  The metadata it's importing for some footage is not even from video I've ever taken.  Don't know where that info is coming from? Also, if I sort by revenue it tells me that my top selling footage clips at istock have made double what they have really made and what the istock page shows for overall earnings for that video.

My portfolio is primarily footage so maybe it just doesn't work well with video? Dunno.

I've also tried stock performer and while it was much faster and appeared to be giving me accurate numbers unlike MA I didn't feel like I was getting much useful information (I only tried the sparrow or "lite" version) other than my sales total for the day.  Maybe the full version has more useful info?  I tried looking for some sort of information that would help walk me through analyzing some of the data but didn't find much info.  I also felt it was too expensive. 

« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 21:33 »
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Nice list, i guess i'll plan on purchasing them once my first sales money starts rolling in :))

Are there no free alternatives to any of these?

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 00:52 »
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Nice list, i guess i'll plan on purchasing them once my first sales money starts rolling in :))

Are there no free alternatives to any of these?

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Yes, most people use the free alternative of a spreadsheet.  Track your daily overall sales, write it down each day and make a graph.  it is a nice way to see progress, the $/picture/day average and changes that portfolio size make to income.

« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 13:32 »
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Nice list, i guess i'll plan on purchasing them once my first sales money starts rolling in :))

Are there no free alternatives to any of these?

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Yes, most people use the free alternative of a spreadsheet.  Track your daily overall sales, write it down each day and make a graph.  it is a nice way to see progress, the $/picture/day average and changes that portfolio size make to income.

Is there a spreadsheet template to download somewhere?

« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 21:16 »
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I used microstock analytics, found it overall better and cheaper than stock performer

Thanks for suggesting this. Its free if your port is less than 500 images and its pretty detailed.

I also got a mobile app called stock sales that is free, wont give sales from a lot of stock sites but at least the big 4 are covered

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